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Lead Site Electrical Engineer

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Muskrat Falls
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 24/03/2015
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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:
Reporting to the Site Resident Engineer, with overall accountability to the Home Office Engineering Manager. Incumbent should be capable of functioning with a limited level of supervision and is expected to demonstrate a high degree of personal initiative, sound judgment and technical and project delivery expertise in carrying out duties and responsibilities. This position will interface with and provide support to other construction and engineering groups including Construction Management, Site Management, Project Controls and Quality Assurance. Incumbent will also have a functional reporting link to the home office Area Manager Mechanical & Electrical.

The incumbent performs the duties of an Electrical Engineer with experience in the area of Hydroelectric Developments and Associated Facilities. Incumbent will work closely with the Site Resident Engineer, Home Office Engineering, Construction Management and Contractors to contribute to and coordinate design information to support the Project. This includes interpreting the technical requirements of the design documents to provide clear understanding of the requirements and processing of Site Queries, Concession Requests, Change Requests and Engineering Change Notices.

• Assist the Site Resident Engineer by participating and overseeing aspects of electrical engineering activities including: design, specifications and project management.
• Provide technical assistance to the site Electrical Department to support the Site Permitting Process.
• Steward delivery of key project components through engineering, manufacturing and installation.
• Verify and manage the contractors and vendor progress through project execution.
• Work closely on the development of the Muskrat Falls generating station project, including construction power and other works as required.
• Provide leadership in the completion of activities related to Electrical aspects of the Muskrat Falls Generation Project.
• Review manufacturers' drawings and technical data to verify conformity with design criteria, technical specifications and standards, codes, practices and operating philosophy.
• Support technical review of Contractor document submittals for site construction power
• Support home office Electrical Team with site surveys and technical assessments of installed facilities.
• Explore, analyse, and introduce new design concepts, solutions, and innovative methods for achieving the project's strategic objectives, relying on basic theory, first principles, and original ideas.
• Reviews Drawings and specifications issued to the field and reports to Engineering Manager any ambiguities, interferences or errors found on the drawings, specifications and assigned work;
• Participate in review of Contractor's Quality Control program;
• Assist QA in review of Contractors material certification;
• Assist Home Office in preparation and conveyance of Engineering Change Notices;
• Provide technical support to construction activities at the worksite, while expediting design changes for timely response to Site Queries, Concession Requests and Change Requests;
• Advise Resident Engineer, Construction Manager and contractors on the interpretation of electrical drawings and specifications and advise on additional details or clarifications required from project design;
• Reviews proposals for field changes and substitutions and recommends action to Resident Engineer, Engineering Manager, and Construction Manager for approval;
• Work with field engineers in problem recognition and resolution;
• Performs any other duties that may be requested by Resident Engineer; and,
• Review of contractor's documentation related to electrical engineering works.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
Graduation from a recognized university with a Bachelor's Degree in Engineering (Electrical); eligible for membership in PEGNL.

• Minimum of seven (7) years in the electrical engineering design field
• Preferably significant electrical engineering experience in the hydroelectric industry.
• Project management background with past experience on large scale projects.
• Familiar with the design, installation and maintenance of 25kV and lower power distribution systems would be considered an asset.
• Demonstrated experience with identification of construction problems and resolution
• Demonstrated ability to verbally and graphically convey problem resolution to engineering and construction parties
• Familiarity required with codes and standards applicable with the discipline, particularly ASTM, IEEE, NEC, ANSI, IEC, CSA, ASME, and NFPA.
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