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  • Job reference: RMS0152935

Area Construction Coordinator

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Newfoundland and Labrador - Other
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 16/01/2015
  • Time left:
    d h m s
    (18/02/15)
This vacancy has now expired.
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.

The Role:
Under the authority of the Area Construction Manager for the Site, the Area Construction Coordinator is responsible for assisting with the oversight of construction activities and execution of the construction scope, including safety and environmental stewardship, support of contracts administration, quality control, planning, cost control, and progress reporting.

The incumbent will have a level of authority required for day-to-day decision making, as delegated by the Area Construction Manager for the Site, in order to fulfil the responsibilities of construction execution. The Area Construction Coordinator will act as a deputy to the Area Construction Manager for the Site and will be delegated the authority of the Area Construction Manager when the Area Construction Manager is not at Site In fulfilling this mandate, the incumbent is expected to liaison extensively with the relevant contractors and the Project Team to ensure alignment on key priorities and to ensure all functional processes and requirements are strictly adhered to.

Job Responsibilities:

• Act as a deputy to the Area Construction Manager for the Site and accept delegated authority of the Area Construction Manager from time to time.
• Working with the Contract Administrator, ensure that the contractor(s) is/are fulfilling all obligations within the relevant agreement and ensure that work is carried out according to approved contracts, specifications, drawings and schedules, within authorized budgets and in compliance with safety and environmental standards.
• Champion a safety culture and strive to maintain a safe working environment.
• Proactively identify, and work to resolve, any site issues that may impede Project delivery.
• Ensure opportunities for improvement (safety, environment, cost, schedule, and quality) are items of focus and vigorously championed.
• Monitor the implementation of the health & safety plan, site labour regulation and/or site agreement with collaboration of labour relations and health & safety.
• Participate in job safety analyses, complete safety observations and inspections (including follow up as appropriate), and regularly participate in tailboard discussions.
• Conduct risk assessment with contractors and ensure control measures are implemented for high-risk works.
• Review the planning, organization and monitoring of site use of personal, materials, and construction equipment.
• Establish and maintain proper communications and ethical business relations with representatives of the contractors, LCP site personnel, and key stakeholders.
• Ensure consistent and accurate documentation of contractor's activities on-site including daily inspection records, site progress records, events, etc.
• Monitor the work progress in accordance with the project schedules and the terms and obligations of the construction contracts.
• Collaborate in the preparation of construction management instructions and ensure that the Area construction management team uses them to guide their activities.
• Help to ensure that the contractors are fully implementing their quality control programs.
• Manage relationship with Environmental Coordinator to ensure adherence to all environmental controls.
• Chair construction coordination meetings with the contractors to ensure performance, awareness of field objectives, and good cooperation between LCP and contractors.
• Assist the Contract Administrators in the negotiation of changes, while maintaining strict adherence to Project guidelines and procedures.
• Produce Area construction progress reports and other reports as required by the Area Construction Manager.
• Help to ensure all company supplied material, equipment and services are provided in a timely fashion.
• Facilitate management of change including engineering change, query resolution, and management of necessary engineering supports for timely resolution of issues.
• Work directly with applicable Package Leader/Engineer/Manager, to resolve interface issues with engineering and procurement being carried out in project office.
• Help to manage construction interfaces between contract packages so as to ensure timely completion and avoidance of claims.
• Provide input to the contactor's execution plan and constructability reviews.
• Respond promptly to issues and requests for information from the contractors and to minimize exposure for potential claims arising from contractors.
• Foster positive working relations with both contractors and labour to ensure the broader project objectives are achieved.
• Work within the boundaries of existing labour agreements and provide input into any dispute resolutions.
• Support verification activities for contractor's payment certificates.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
• Extensive background (10+ years) in Construction management.
• Possess strong people skills, with the ability to interact, motivate and lead team members and contractors. (Proven interpersonal, communications, leadership and team skills.)
• Excellent and demonstrated safety and environmental record with aboriginal, diversity and cultural awareness.
• Ability to plan work well, and to be well-organized.
• Experience in contract administration, progress verification, and claims avoidance.
• Experience in high-voltage substation construction a definite asset.
• Previous experience building in northern climates / regions considered an asset.
• Strong background in industrial relations, with previous track record of successfully executing works within a unionized labour environment.
• Excellent problem solving skills.
• Solution oriented.

Additional Job Requirements:

• Be prepared to accept responsibility and decision making authority.
• Must be able to work in a collabora
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