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Package Leader - AC Transformers

  • Sector: Power & Energy
  • Location: St. John's
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 20/02/2014
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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 position will provide direction, from a delivery perspective, to the various functions / disciplines involved in the delivery of AC power transformers for the HVdc Specialties and Switchyards scope of work.


The Package Leader— AC Transformers is responsible to work in support of the Area Manager to ensure the overall delivery, including scope, cost and schedule management, of the AC power transformers for the HVdc Specialties and Switchyards scope of work. Responsibilities span from detailed engineering phase to the final commissioning of the facilities, including contract management, recognizing that the actual installation of the transformers will be managed by others.

• Responsible to Area Manager 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;
• Ensure opportunities for improvement (safety, environment, cost, schedule, and quality) are items of focus and are championed;
• 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;
• Work with Project Controls to ensure effective cost and schedule control for package(s);
• Stewardship of Management of Change for package(s);
• 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;
• Facilitate problem resolution and assume responsibility to ensure closure;
• 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;
• Stewardship of detailed engineering deliverables production and schedule to meet contract package(s) requirements;
• Establish Deliverable Distribution Matrix based on Supplier Document Registers;
• Monitor project deliverables and milestones and ensure compliance with project schedule;
• Oversee Supplier's / Contractor's preparation of Design Documentation; in addition perform review and coordinate comment response sheets;
• Regularly visit critical item work locations for surveillance of suppliers / sub-suppliers and their third-party inspectors. Attend Factory Acceptance Tests (FATs);
• Provide site specific inspection reports during surveillance activities at vendor fabrication facilities / sites / etc.
• Proactively determine the need for, and engage the services of, Design and Construction Specialists and Inspectors as required;
• Coordinate Company's response to vendor/site queries in a timely manner to avoid schedule impact;
• Work with the suppliers / contractors to ensure that the installed facilities:
o meet all Design, Safety, Quality, Schedule, Construction and Regulatory Requirements
o meet Project Goals for Safety, Operability, Reliability and Environmental Performance
• Work with Regulatory Compliance team to ensure all permits are in place to support work schedule and conditions are adhered to;
• Interface with the Project's Ready for Operations representative(s) to ensure constructability and operability design requirements are stewarded;
• Work with functional managers for Quality, Engineering, H&S, Environment, and Project Controls to identify and secure all necessary field engineering, inspection and support personnel. 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;

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.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
Bachelor of Engineering or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
• 10 to 15 years successful experience in project management and management roles, preferably with a focus on high voltage substations and related equipment.
• Strong understanding of project management processes and management systems.
• Demonstrated leadership skills in developing and leading diverse work teams.
• Contract formulation and administration experience.
• Must be commercially astute with experience in contracts management and claims avoidance.
• Strong background in resolution of technical / management issues during project planning and execution phases.

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
• Experience with and knowledge of large AC power transformers considered a definite asset.
• Proven interpersonal, communications, leadership and team skills.
• Must be self-motivated, solution oriented and demonstrate creative thinking.
• Excellent problem solving skills.
• Ability to plan work well, and to be well-organized.
• Demonstrate a willingness to adhere to the Project's vision and values.
• Must be able to work in a collaborative/supportive manner with stakeholders.
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