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Package Engineer – Electrical Auxiliaries

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: St. John's, Newfoundland
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 03/08/2013
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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:
Receives direction from the Package Leader – Mechanical & Electrical Auxiliaries. Incumbent is expected to demonstrate a high degree of personal initiative in carrying out his/her duties and responsibilities.

The position will provide instrumentation, electrical, controls and telecomms project engineering direction to the Contractor and the various internal functional groups and disciplines involved in the delivery of the Powerhouse.
The position is not expected to have any direct reports.

Working within an Owner / EPCM Consultant Project Delivery Team, and with accountability residing with the Package Leader – Mechanical and Electrical Auxiliaries, the Package Engineer –Electrical Auxiliaries is responsible to work in support of the Package Leader to ensure the overall delivery, including scope, cost and schedule management, of the Powerhouse. Responsibilities span from detailed engineering phase to the final commissioning of the facility, including contract and construction management.

The Package Engineer – Electrical Auxiliaries will provide project engineering and management throughout the development and execution phases (engineering, procurement and construction) of the Powerhouse. The incumbent will be a key member of the Project Delivery Team and will interface extensively with the Package Leader and the Area Manager and EPCM Consultant’s Engineering Manager, Site Manager, as well as with the team’s senior personnel.

The following is being executed as a contract scope of work:

The duties and job functions of the Package Engineer –Electrical Auxiliaries shall include, but are not limited to, the following:

• Responsible to Package Leader for the overall delivery of allocated package(s) in accordance with the approved budget;
• Work closely with the respective Project Services / Planner(s), Engineering Manager(s), Company’s Technical and Design Integrity group, Construction & Completions Managers, Quality Assurance, and other functional expertise during the design, procurement and construction phases of the Project;
• Stewardship of Management of Change for package(s);
• Stewardship of detailed engineering deliverables production and schedule to meet contract package(s) requirements;
• Work with Buyer / Contract Administrator to ensure key procurement activities and recommendations are undertaken, including review and approval of contracting strategy, bidder’s list, 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;
• Work with Project Controls to ensure effective cost and schedule control for package(s).
• Oversee Supplier’s / Contractor's preparation of Design Documentation; in addition perform review and coordinate comment response sheets;
• Establish Deliverable Distribution Matrix based on Supplier Document Registers;
• Monitor project deliverables and milestones and ensure compliance with project schedule;
• Ensure all package interfaces are clearly identified and scheduled with responsibility allocated; liaise with Project and Contractor Interface coordinators to ensure interfaces are progressed in a timely manner;
• Highlight and monitor critical items in cooperation with other team members;
• Organize and lead meetings related to delivery of package(s), working to resolve issues that could impact overall delivery;
• Regularly visit critical item work locations for surveillance of suppliers / sub-suppliers and their third-party inspectors. Attend FAT’s.
• Interface with the Project’s Ready for Operations representative(s) to ensure constructability and operability design requirements are stewarded;
• Work with the suppliers / contractors to ensure that the installed facilities:
(a) meet all Design, Safety, Quality, Schedule, Construction and Regulatory Requirements
(b) meet Project Goals for Safety, Operability, Reliability and Environmental Performance
• Liaise with Site Resident Engineers / Construction to determine the need for Design and Construction Specialists and Inspectors as required;
• Assist with implementing an Engineering & Completions Surveillance Plan. Work with Quality group to assign appropriate Criticality level;
• Coordinate Project Documentation Turnover Plan with Suppliers / Contractors;
• Coordinate Company’s response to vendor/site queries in a timely manner to avoid schedule impact;
• Provide input into PMT Weekly and Monthly Reports;
• Provide site specific inspection reports during surveillance activities at vendor fabrication facilities / sites / etc.
While the primary location is the St. John’s office, the role will necessitate that some time will be required at the site and fabricator shops, increasing as the transition occurs from engineering, through procurement and into construction.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
Graduation from a recognized university with a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering
• 5 - 7 years successful experience, in technical as well as project management and construction roles.
• Prior experience interfacing with and managing delivery of large scopes in a large project execution environment.
• Background in instrumentation, electrical, controls and telecommunications, including building and utility systems.
• Strong understanding of project management processes and management systems.
• Strong background with resolution of technical / management issues during projects planning and execution phases.

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
• Must possess proven project management skills combined with sound judgment and decision making skills
• Must be able to work effectively as a key member of the Owner / EPCM Consultant Project Delivery Team within a multi-functional team environment (matrix style organization structure).
• Proven interpersonal, leadership and team skills.
• Solution oriented and demonstrated creative thinking.
• Must be able to work in a collaborative/supportive manner with stakeholders.
• The incumbent will work primarily in an office environment; however, travel to both vendors and construction sites will be required. The incumbent may be required to work from time to time in construction or industrial environments and may be exposed to environments that are dirty, noisy, and potentially hazardous.
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