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Hydro-Mechanical Shift Engineer

  • Sector: Engineering
  • Location: Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 29/08/2018
  • Duration: 1 year
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The Role:
The Hydro-Mechanical Shift Engineer may be delegated the responsibilities and authority level of the Area Construction Manager (ACM) during periods when the ACM is absent from his/her position.
The Hydro-Mechanical Shift Engineer will have direct reports - the Construction Monitors will report to the Hydro-Mechanical Shift Engineer.

Reporting to the Area Construction Manager - Powerhouse/ Intake and Spillway.

The Hydro-Mechanical Shift Engineer is responsible to "steer" the overall construction monitoring effort within his/her
assigned area. This includes:
1. Assessing upcoming work areas for issues potentially impacting construction
2. Overseeing ongoing construction activities for general compliance
3. Capturing field issues and effecting resolution via established mechanisms
4. Documenting observations
5. Facilitating the work by working collaboratively with the appropriate contractors
6. Providing general safety oversight

(Note: the following is being executed as a contract scope of work):
The duties and job functions of the Hydro-Mechanical Shift Engineer shall include, but are not limited to, the following:

* Assures that all work undertaken by contractors is done in a safe manner and in accordance with approved drawings, specifications and regulations
* Works and interfaces extensively with the ACM (Area Construction Manager), Contracts Administrator, Disputes Advisor, QA Advisors, Survey Lead, H&S advisors, and Environmental Monitors in order to collectively ensure that contractors are adhering to Execution Plan(s), including all supporting plans and procedures required to ensure that the work is done to the
level of specified quality, safety and environmental standards
* Assures that ACM and all others, as appropriate, are kept informed of events occurring at the work site(s)
* Ensures work areas are inspected/ monitored for compliance with safety, environmental and other related functions
* Coordinates the work of all construction monitors assigned to the area
* Coordinates construction surveillance activities with respect to QA inspection activities, field engineering, survey, materials management, H&S Advisors and Environmental Monitors based upon agreed work prioritization with ACM
* Ensures that required inspections and tests carried out in the field are correctly documented and approved
* Ensures that there is a sufficient level and competency of monitors available to support the verification of the contractors' work in accordance with the Agreements
* Coaches and mentors monitors to ensure they are provided with the level of guidance/direction required to fulfil their duties
* Coordinates various contractors at points of interface and determines work priorities
* Issues and reviews Site Instructions issued to the contractors) to ensure compliance with the Agreement and with the Project Delivery Team's work processes
* Supports ACM in the reviews and comments on justifications given by contractors for any extra or claims requested
* Provisions technical support to the Contract Administrator and Disputes Advisor with respect to the review and validation of contractors' progress declaration and certificates
* Identifies performance trends on safety, schedule &quality and works with ACM to coordinate corrective actions
* Maintains awareness of resources mobilized by contractors and of the progress of the work
* Supports the review of contractor Concession Requests
* Supports management of non-conformances
* Conducts job site coordination meetings with members of the client project team as required
* Attends various coordination meetings with contractors
* Prepares regular job progress status reports and review contractors' status reports for the ACM
* Ensures all 'As-Built' documentation requirements are stewarded
* Provides technical support to other team members as required

Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering

* 5 years of experience on civil construction projects
* Experience in performing QA/QC oversight, monitoring, surveillance and inspection activities on large civil construction projects
* Ability to read and interpret drawings, specifications, codes and standards
* Experience with construction of hydroelectric projects, specifically intake, powerhouse, spillway and transition dams, turbine and generator and balance of plant considered an asset
* Previous experience with auditing construction QA programs considered an asset
* Working knowledge of incident investigation /root cause analysis
* Supervisory experience considered an asset

The Company:
Our client, a diverse Canadian Energy Company, plans new developments estimated at $12+ Billion over the next 5 years.This position is open to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents only. Residents of Newfoundland & Labrador will be given first consideration for this position.

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