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  • Job reference: RMS0106582

Mechanical Engineer

  • Sector: Power & Energy
  • Location: Newfoundland and Labrador - Other
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 17/02/2012
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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 position shall (the following is being executed as a contract scope of work):
• Assist the Mechanical Lead by participating and overseeing aspects of mechanical engineering activities including: design, specifications and project management.
• Steward delivery of key project components through engineering, manufacturing and installation.
• Verify and manage the consultant and vendor progress through project execution.
• Work closely on the development of the Hydroelectric Project, including converter stations and other mechanical works as required.
• Provide leadership in the completion of activities related to Mechanical aspects of the Project.
• Prepare technical specifications on many aspects of Hydroelectric Development design and materials, evaluates bids and recommends award.
• Review manufacturers’ drawings and technical data to verify conformity with design criteria and the clients standards, codes, practices and operating philosophy.
• Provide direction to large-scale projects, which span multiple years and multiple disciplines.
• Explore, analyze, and introduce new design concepts, solutions, and innovative methods for achieving the Corporation’s strategic objectives, relying on basic theory, first principles, and original ideas.
“Shall work in accordance with the Health and Safety Policies & Procedures and strive to eliminate any potential risk which could result in personal injury or occupational illness

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

Summary of Job Function:
The incumbent performs the duties of a Mechanical Engineer specializing in the area of Hydroelectric Developments and Associated Facilities. Exercises strong judgment and initiative in implementation of major work assignments. Reviews work of the consultant and other engineers.
The incumbent is generally self-directing in achieving objectives. Provides supervision and technical direction to junior engineers and engineering co-op students. The incumbent will also provide oversight and guidance to the consultant and other contractors in support of project execution requirements.

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
Suggested minimum of seven (7) years in the mechanical engineering design field with an emphasis on mechanical aspects of the hydroelectric industry. The incumbent should also possess a project management background with past experience on large scale projects.

Special skills, job Requirements, working Conditons:

Strong background in the operation, maintenance and commissioning of large hydroelectric facilities would be considered an asset.
• Must be able to work effectively as a key member of an Owner’s team within a multi-functional team environment (matrix style organization structure).
• The incumbent must exhibit a project execution and project delivery skillset.
• The incumbent must display enthusiasm and initiative.
• This position requires thinking within concepts, principles and broad guidelines towards the corporation’s strategic objectives.
• The incumbent must possess excellent analytical skills combined with sound judgment and technical skills and ability to
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