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Engineering Manager

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Calgary
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 10/01/2014
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The Company:
Our client, a major Oil & Gas owner/operator, is looking for an Engineering Manager to join their team in Calgary.

The Role:
•The Engineering Manager-Major Projects-Major role is to provide leadership that ensures the successful planning, resourcing, execution, quality, monitoring, control and closure of the overall Engineering scope of work for Major Projects in accordance with the Project Execution Plan. The Project Manager-Major Projects-Major Projects will constantly consider the health and safety of all involved as well as the environment along with quality engineering, reporting, construction and fabrication.

•Responsible and accountable for engineering and design deliverables for all engineering works within the Major Project Team..
•Identify and address gaps in company’s engineering standards and best engineering practices
•Ensure the design is safe for the operability and reliability for all system
•Review technical engineering deliverables produced by engineering contractors
•Provide technical assistance during construction and commissioning phase and where required act as a commissioning lead in own area of expertise
•Accountable for engineering standards to ensure latest standards are applied throughout the design phase
•Participate in the development of design concepts during the definition of new projects
Establish a list of standards for use in the engineering activities based on the company’s standards
• Participate in the management of change process in terms of engineering reviews, changes and approvals
• Capture, share and where possible incorporate lessons learned into engineering standards and guidelines
• Confirm that suitable contractor resources are available to deliver quality engineering deliverables in accordance with the agreed schedules.
•Participate in selection of Engineering, Procurement and construction contractor and makes sure that the engineering deliverable by engineering contractors are to Major Projects Standards and specification.
•Responsible to accept all Engineering deliverables from Engineering contractors.
Assist and participate in acceptance test of equipment if required
• Ensure relationship between accountable and responsible parties within the engineering team in terms of design approval and principle points of contact within the various contractors
• Lead and co-ordinate all interfaces with internal and external key stakeholders
• Demonstrate visible commitment to excellent HSE performance and participate in HAZIDs, HAZOP and other HSSE related reviews
• Take part in the HSE audit and always promote a safety culture within the major project engineering team to ensure that all safety issues are reviewed and acted upon
• Ensure that the process safety in design standard is properly implemented and verified by 3rd party external consultants in accordance with company’s standards
• Ensure all project interfaces for all disciplines are identified and engineered, with particular emphasis on the connectivity with existing brownfield services
• Ensure close-out of projects and completion of handover to operations
Provides overall engineering management oversight and is fully accountable for the execution planning, engineering, design, overall project safety, quality, engineering, construction, control, internal and external finance reporting, documenting, turnover, commissioning and start up processes for capital projects having significant financial impact on the long term business growth strategy. Typically TIC from $200 Million to $1.00 Billion
•Providing business and technical direction in the design and adaptation of the capital program to Project Management and operational realities within Major Projects. Ensuring alignment between philosophies, goals and outcomes, e.g., all aspects of Engineering Management at the highest level or quality to ensure minimum changes and cost containment
•Attracting, retaining, leading, motivating and mentoring Engineering leadership team members to ensure the project is Engineering appropriately staffed with a highly skilled, professional team of subject matter experts.
•Ensuring the roles and responsibilities for all Engineering team members are documented and effectively communicated to allow for accountable, efficient and effective job execution and performance.
•Providing transparent, timely and accurate critical project related information to Project Manager-Major Projects, Project Director-major Projects ,Department Chief, project partners and Internal Clients to allow for appropriate decision making.
•Ensuring organizational objectives are translated and prioritized into the Engineering’s activities and ensuring integration with the work of other internal and external stakeholders
•Overseeing, through subordinates, a technical team(s) responsible for developing recommendations that provide the basis for making critical project decisions
•Representing the client externally, e.g., at regulatory hearings and making commitments on project execution matters
•Applying extensive business and/or project experience to identify and drive improvements to the conceptual design of assigned projects, developing innovative and creative capital project solutions, providing options that permit customer flexibility and choice
•Overseeing the resourcing, managing and optimization of qualified internal and external resources in the areas of engineering, for stage gate developed project charter, execution plan, design basis memorandum, schedules,
•Supports the capital cost estimates, risk mitigation strategies and information related to assigned projects. Interfacing with site construction contractors and Engineering Contractors, assures that Major Project’s Engineering requirements are met . External engineering contractors may have between 50 and 400 FTE; while site construction may number between 300 and 2000 FTE.
•Assisting the project quality program includes both quality and performance evaluation of all assigned internal resources, consultants, and contractors as required to ensure the quality, safety, cost effectiveness, and timeliness of work associated with their assigned responsibilities, e.g., ensuring adherence to the safety culture by all workers, contractors, suppliers, etc.

•Regularly review the project engineering staffing plan, de-staffing plan with functional group leaders and Project Manager-major projects.
•Coaches, trains, and supervises the discipline Engineering working in his project
•Resolve issues arising from disputes or sub-standard performance.
•Provides support and assistance to peers and executives in order to facilitate business initiatives, legal and regulatory compliance
•assists the implementation of lessons learned and ensuring continuous improvement of the project and Engineering management, project controls, construction, and supply chain management systems and processes
•Reviews and comments on cost and progress reports, dashboards, metrics, KPIs etc and ensures strict control to the budget and schedule while assisting to ensure timely and transparent estimate at completion forecasts.
•Contributes to cost and schedule risk avoidance and mitigation strategies to ensure they are being implemented and evaluated in a timely fashion.
•contributes to the approval of all trends and change orders.
•Assist with risk mitigations identified through process hazard assessments and HAZOP.
•review and in many cases approves Engineering deliverables, documents, procedures, templates, contract schedules, etc used to execute the project at the project management level.
•Participates in contract and procurement strategy definition, claims, and close out.
•Keep abreast of industry developments that may influence positively or negatively the project execution plan, cost and schedule.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
•P.Eng designation or equivalent with a minimum of 15 years of progressively responsible experience that includes a minimum of 10 years Engineering management experience of mega projects over $300 million.
•Bsc in Mechanical, Electrical or Chemical Engineering while MSc is desirable
•Extensive demonstrated experience in a project Engineering leadership position managing over all engineering of large, complex projects and business processes involving internal and external stakeholders in greenfield gas processing operations
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