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Area Manager

  • Sector: Power & Energy
  • Location: St. John's
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 18/04/2014
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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:
The Area Manager – North Spur is responsible for the overall delivery, including scope, cost and schedule management. Responsibilities span from Package Bid phase to completions, including
Contractor selection, contract management and construction management. The Area Manager – North Spur will provide project execution leadership and direction throughout the
development and execution phases (procurement and construction) of these works. Construction work for the North Spur Stabilization work will be seasonal, in 2015 and 2016. The role will transition to the site in 2015. At that time the role title will be revised to Area Construction Manager – North

Activities as the Area Manger will include:

• Identification of cost and schedule drivers, and implementation of associated optimization opportunities.
• Working with Project Controls to ensure effective cost and schedule control for the work, including regular schedule and cost trend reviews.
• Identification of changes and subsequent management of approved changes, in accordance with Project protocols.
• Identification of delivery risks and develop/implement associated risk management plans.
• Ensuring all relevant team members have a clear understanding of their roles, deliverables and authority and are engaged and executing their tasks as required.
• Facilitating problem resolution and having responsibility to ensure closure.
• Ensuring management system requirements, methods / tools are being employed, are effective and opportunities for improvement are identified and implemented.
• Providing input into Weekly and Monthly Reports.
• Work with H&S and Environmental team members to develop and implement H&S and Environmental Surveillance Plans for Contractor’s engineering, procurement, fabrication, constructions & completions activities using a criticality risk-based approach.
• Ensure adequate follow-on engineering resources are assigned to support execution.
• Ensure follow-on engineering meets all requirements.
• Ensure all package interfaces are clearly identified and scheduled with responsibility allocated.
• Liaise with Contractor’s Interface coordinators to ensure interfaces are progressed in a timely manner.
• Lead member in contract negotiation. Work with Contract Administrator to ensure key procurement activities and recommendations are undertaken, including bid evaluation plan, award recommendation, final contract for execution, and that the necessary financial authorizations (i.e. requisitions) are in-place.
• Following award, work with Contract Administrator to ensure obligations of both Company and Contractor are adhered to, including progress certification and invoice approval.
• Work with Quality Assurance team to develop and implement Surveillance Plan for Contractor’s engineering, procurement, constructions & completions activities using a criticality risk-based approach.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
Graduation from a recognized university with a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, or a diploma in technology with an equivalent experience.
• 10 to 15 years successful experience on delivery of major packages for large projects, in technical as well as project management and construction roles.
• Knowledge of geotechnical engineering.
• Prior experience interfacing with and managing delivery of large scopes in a large project execution environment.
• Strong understanding of project management processes and management systems.
• Contract administration experience, including negotiation and close-out.
• Strong background with resolution of technical / management issues during project planning and execution phases.
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