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Project Scheduler

PROJECT SCHEDULER required by our client, an International Renewable Energies and Power company, to be hired on a contract basis, located in the USA.
 
 
POSITION SCOPE
 
The Project Scheduler will work supporting the Project Controls Manager and be responsible for managing project schedules for engineering and construction capital projects. The project controls group is a support group that exists in the E&C Group and is responsible for developing, managing, and communicating project control and schedule elements necessary for planning, implementation, and timely completion of major projects.  The environment is fast-paced, demanding, and has ever-changing needs and priorities that exist in the renewable energy development business. We need people who are self-motivated, pro-active, organized, enjoys constant challenge and is able to work well individually or as part of a team.      
 
 
PRINCIPLE RESPONSIBILITIES
 
  • Prepare schedule scenarios and maintain project plans for multiple projects in various stages of development.
  • Develop project baseline schedules and summary milestone schedules and report them to a cross-functional project team.  
  • Support the development of integrated master schedules for specific project schemes in Primavera and/or Microsoft Project that reflect all interface milestones and activity durations.
  • Support project plan optimization and implementation, governance, and project scheduling best practices.
  • Monitor and advise project management on schedule deviations and impacts throughout project execution phase.
  • Identify, track, and develop mitigation scenarios for critical path schedule management
  • Support project controller with schedule information for planning project budgets and forecasting expenses.
  • Support review of earned value progress payment process by analyzing schedule performance with claimed work complete
  • Manage project and group documents within SharePoint.
  • Advice and consult with group management on the application of effective planning techniques and controls (earned value, cost and schedule variance, estimates at completion, critical path analysis).
 
 
EXPERIENCE / QUALIFICATIONS
 
  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Engineering, or related field, or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Minimum 1-year experience with development and construction of renewable energy projects or equivalent experience in related industry.
  • Familiar with a variety of the field's concepts, practices, and procedures used in renewable energy development and construction.
  • Ability to perform a variety of tasks over a number of projects at different stages of development and construction.
  • Pro-active, detail oriented, results-driven, with organized work techniques.
  • Ability to work effectively in a multi-function team environment.
  • Understanding of project scheduling and ability to integrate cost planning and project scheduling
  • Strong Excel, Word, SAP, SharePoint, and PowerPoint skills.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
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Job Ref: 8495
Portland, Oregon
PLANNING ENGINEERS ONSHORE
Contract

Project Controller

PROJECT CONTROLLER required by our client, an International Renewable Energies and Power company, to be hired on a contract basis, located in the USA.
 
 
POSITION SCOPE
 
The Project Controller will work supporting the Project Controls Manager and be responsible for managing project controls for engineering and construction capital projects. The project controls group is a support group that exists in the E&C Group and is responsible for organizing project control elements necessary for planning, implementation, and timely completion of major projects.  The environment is fast-paced, demanding, and has ever-changing needs and priorities that exist in the renewable energy development business. We need people who are self-motivated, pro-active, organized, enjoys constant challenge and is able to work well individually or as part of a team.    
 
 
PRINCIPLE RESPONSIBILITIES
 
  • Prepare schedule scenarios and maintain project plans for multiple projects in various stages of development.
  • Support project plan optimization and implementation, governance, and project controls best practices.
  • Monitor and advise project management on compliance in respect of the projects contractual obligations.
  • Support project management with progress reporting including schedule updates, estimate at completion, variance identification and opportunities for improvement/risk mitigation.
  • Support project management with SAP tasks including requisition preparation, receipt of goods, invoice management, and actual cost reporting.
  • Support Project and Engineering Managers in contract and purchase order preparation, bid document processing and tracking, and project cost tracking and analysis.
  • Monitor and analyze project expenditures.
  • Manage project and group documents within SharePoint.
  • Inform management of deviations from established processes or budgets which may impact business outcomes.
  • Adhere to effective internal controls.
 
 
EXPERIENCE / QUALIFICATIONS
 
  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Engineering, or related field, or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Minimum 1-year experience with development and construction of renewable energy projects or equivalent experience in related industry.
  • Familiar with a variety of the field's concepts, practices, and procedures used in renewable energy development and construction.
  • Ability to perform a variety of tasks over a number of projects at different stages of development and construction.
  • Pro-active, detail oriented, results-driven, with organized work techniques.
  • Ability to work effectively in a multi-function team environment.
  • Understanding of project scheduling and ability to integrate cost planning and project scheduling
  • Strong Excel, Word, SAP, SharePoint, and PowerPoint skills.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
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Job Ref: 8494
Portland, Oregon
PROJECT CONTROLS/SERVICES ENGS/MNGRS. ONSHORE
Contract

Project Engineer

PROJECT ENGINEER required by our client, an International Renewable Energies and Power company, to be hired on a contract basis, located in the USA.
 
 
POSITION SCOPE
 
The Project Engineer (PE) is responsible for various tasks related to the engineering activities during the pre-construction and construction phases of new and existing renewable energy projects. The Project Engineer will coordinate internal and external engineering resources under the general direction of the engineering manager for assigned projects. The Project Engineer will provide input on and assist in updating design standards, construction plans, equipment specifications, cost estimates, schedule activities and other factors affecting design, procurement, construction and operations of proposed or existing renewable energy facilities.     
 
 
PRINCIPLE RESPONSIBILITIES
 
  • Coordinate the engineering and other activities under direction of the engineering manager necessary for development, design, procurement, construction and commissioning of renewable energy projects.
  • Ensure that design standards; environmental, health and safety requirements; regulatory permit conditions; cost and schedule goals; and, plant operations objectives are met.
  • Support Engineering and Project Management with engineering and related construction documents, including scope, schedule and cost, for preliminary construction, consulting engineering, and construction agreements.
  • Direct internal and external professional resources that provide technical expertise and support through design, construction and commissioning so as to ensure that the project goals are met.
  • Support project managers, engineers and construction managers to ensure that project goals are implemented safely, on schedule, and within budget.  
  • Provide periodic reports to Company's senior management group on engineering work progress and issues affecting assigned projects.
  • Promote a safety awareness culture, emphasized at the personal workplace.
  • Collaborate with other groups or departments (internal and external) on engineering matters and/or operations safety and reliability to ensure their needs are met for each project.  
  • Promote continuous product/process improvement to identify feasible enhancements to project quality, process improvement, and efficiencies for construction methods.  
  • Attend project meetings to discuss status, action items, and challenges as needed. 
 
 
EXPERIENCE / QUALIFICATIONS
 
  • Bachelor's degree in engineering or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • 3+ years' experience in engineering and construction of electric generation, high voltage transmission and substation projects.
  • Demonstrated communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to function well in a team environment and interface with a broad range of departments and work groups.
  • Ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks with concurrent schedules.
  • Ability to conceptualize and prepare project plans with an appropriate awareness of impact, and understanding of intended outcomes / results.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and skill of design and construction processes and interdependencies.
  • Proficiency using Microsoft Office; including: Word, Excel, Project, Visio, Power Point and Outlook; and, project management systems; including Primavera P6, Microsoft Project and SAP.
  • Willingness to travel
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Job Ref: 8493
Portland, Oregon
PROJECT ENGINEERS ONSHORE
Contract

Procurement Expeditor/Coordinator

PROCUREMENT EXPEDITOR / COORDINATOR required by our client, an International Renewable Energies and Power company, to be hired on a contract basis, located in the USA.
 
 
POSITION SCOPE
 
The Procurement Expediter/Coordinator is responsible for tracking major equipment purchases from the notice of award through delivery. This position will interface regularly with procurement and the project teams to ensure purchases are meeting contractual obligations.  Additionally, this position will support warranty claims, non-conformances, and other supplier issues that arise during contract execution.  
 
 
PRINCIPLE RESPONSIBILITIES
 
  • Develop and manage a tracking log for all project procurements.  This includes all major equipment purchased for projects.  A typical project can have up to 30 separate purchases for materials.  
  • Interface and support purchasing process as a representative of the Engineering and Construction group.  This includes the RFB phase, bid reviews, and overall procurement process.
  • Make regular contact with suppliers to expedite vendor drawings and monitor manufacturing schedules
  • Develop weekly project expediting reports indicating status of material procurement for project management
  • Interface with SAP to indicate receipt of materials and ensure delivery paperwork is properly managed
  • Follow up with supplier for all equipment damaged during delivery or construction to ensure timely repair or replacement
  • Support resolution options with suppliers that are not delivering per their contract
  • Coordinate required changes with the project engineering manager to mitigate schedule impact
  • Coordinate with freight forwarders and site contractors to ensure the delivery of the equipment is managed to the site
  • Maintain efforts after delivery to obtain necessary equipment documentation and incorporate into the documentation management system for operations    
  • Attend feedback meetings (lessons learned) with suppliers to rectify issues seeking ways to ensure our suppliers are capable and aware of our requirements and expectations
  • Work collaboratively with other groups including operations, procurement, and control
 
 
EXPERIENCE / QUALIFICATIONS
 
  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant field of study, (i.e. Construction Management, Engineering, Business, Supply Chain Management, etc.) or equivalent combination of experience and technical training.
  • Minimum one (1) years in a renewables/ utility / power plant / heavy construction project environment, with and understanding of types of equipment being purchased
  • Knowledge of manufacturing processes and applicable freight terms and methods used.
  • Experience working in a high performance company with multiple systems and organizations related to safety, quality, and environmental management.
  • Strong written and oral communications skills.
  • Ability to effectively collaborate with internal and external customers and suppliers
  • Self-starter with excellent planning, project management and organizing skills.
  • Strong computer skills with ability to utilize external databases, Microsoft Office and email.
  • Willingness and ability to travel.  
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Job Ref: 8492
Portland, Oregon
PROCUREMENT MANAGERS ONSHORE
Contract

Document Control Coordinator

DOCUMENT CONTROL COORDINATOR required by our client, an International Renewable Energies and Power company, to be hired on a contract basis, located in the USA.
 
 
PRINCIPLE RESPONSIBILITIES
 
  • Manage updated drawing revisions as they are received onsite.
  • Log design drawings and specifications that have been revised.
  • Ensure that Contractors are working from updated revisions.
  • Verify Contractor is updating drawings and documents with field variations (Red-Lined).
  • Coordinate with Owner and Contractor on any issues with revisions to the design.
  • All reports and documentation shall be completed in electronic format, Consultant to submit electronic forms for Owner review and comment prior to use.
  • Log of work inspected, observed - Daily
  • Audits (including Safety) - As Conducted / Daily
  • Summary Report - Weekly & Monthly
  • Non-Conformance Reports (NCR) - As required
  • Non-Conformance Logs (NCL) - Weekly
  • Request for Information (RFI) - As required
  • Request for Information Log - Weekly
  • Project QC Binders / Books - Update Daily
  • Final project reports and punch lists - end of project construction
  • Consultant shall provide all necessary tools and equipment to complete its work under this agreement including but not limited to; computers, cameras, hand tools, materials, transportation and personal protective equipment (PPE). Owner will provide office space, power, internet connection and office phone if available.
  • The following is a list of some expected inspection frequencies, but is not intended to be all inclusive. Other aspects of the project shall be inspected as needed to ensure proper quality and confirmation of adherence to specifications.
  • Roads (Subgrade/Geo-Grid/Gravel Placement): Daily
  • Foundations (Excavation/Rebar/Concrete Placement): Daily
  • WTG to WTG - 1 minimum between each turbine.
  • Homeruns every 1,000ft.
  • Splices - All
  • Collection Overhead: Daily
  • Substation: Daily
 
 
EXPERIENCE / QUALIFICATIONS
 
  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant field of study, (i.e. Construction Management, Engineering, Environmental Studies, etc.) or equivalent combination of experience and technical training.
  • Minimum five years in a renewables/ utility / power plant / heavy construction project environment, with an additional
  • Knowledge of applicable regulations and standards
  • Experience working in a high performance company with multiple systems and organizations related to safety, quality, and environmental management.
  • Strong written and oral communications skills.
  • Ability to effectively collaborate with internal and external customers and contractors.
  • Self-starter with excellent planning, project management and organizing skills.
  • Strong computer skills with ability to utilize external databases, Microsoft Office and email.
  • Willingness and ability to travel frequently.  
  • Ability to safely climb and access all areas of various wind turbines.
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Job Ref: 8491
Portland, Oregon
DOCUMENT CONTROLLERS ONSHORE
Contract

QA/QC Inspector

QA/QC INSPECTOR required by our client, an International Renewable Energies and Power company, to be hired on a contract basis, located in the USA.
 
 
POSITION SCOPE
 
The QAQC Inspector is responsible for quality program reviews, drawing review and markup, construction installation monitoring, inspections, observations, auditing, documenting and reporting, to ensure that the construction contractor's and equipment suppliers are delivering and installing a product in conformance with their individual Contract(s), Quality Program(s) and Owner's Quality Program along with Federal, State and Local Codes.  
Responsibilities will also include interfacing with multiple Contractors and Suppliers to identify and resolve in coordination with Owner's Management; scope gaps, schedule conflicts, coordination of work interfaces, changed conditions, performance issues, and ensure that work is conducted in conformance with Owner's safety culture and programs, specifications, and work rules.  This is a site based role.
 
 
PRINCIPLE RESPONSIBILITIES
 
  • Civil Roads & Foundations
  • Verify that the BOP Contractor has surveyed and staked each Turbine foundation to the latest revision of turbine coordinates.
  • Observe and verify erosion control measures and installed SWPPP BMP's are properly installed and maintained in accordance with the Agency approved storm-water management plan and drawings.  
  • Observe and verify that road construction conforms with IFC drawings and specifications.  During construction, the Contractor may chose not to install the complete aggregate thickness or may not crown the roads as specified.  The requirement is to have a road section that meets our specifications at the end of construction.  
  • Verify that all contractor QA/QC testing is being completed in compliance with IFC and developed plan specifications (i.e. methodology, frequency, reporting)
  • Monitor installation of fences, cattle guards and gates for compliance to land lease requirements and installation detail drawings.
  • Complete walk-down reviews for acceptance of roads.  Prepare punchlist and final report.
  • Observe, verify compliance of; excavation, mud mat/seal slab, rebar, anchor bolt, conduit and form placement and installation.
  • Review concrete mix design and batch plant assembly and programming to ensure mix meets specifications.  Observe and verify quality of test batches.
  • Monitor third party inspections of concrete placements.
  • Observe and review concrete test results to verify conformance to engineers' design requirements and recommendations.
  • Verify proper grounding and ground test results.
  • Observe and verify final grade & reseeding.
  • Electrical System: Underground
  • Observe and verify erosion control measures and installed SWPPP BMP's for proper installation and maintenance.
  • Observe and verify proper delivery, offloading and storage of Owner supplied materials and equipment is performed by Contractor.
  • Confirm Contractor supplied materials are in compliance with construction specifications.  
  • Review Contractor cable management plan to ensure efficient management of cable reels.
  • Observe and verify buried collection cable installation for conformance to IFC drawings, construction specifications and local landowner and permit requirements.
  • Observe and inspect cable terminations for conformance to manufacturer's design and installation requirements.
  • Observe and inspect Junction Box installation for compliance to IFC drawings, construction specifications, and manufacturer's requirements.
  • Coordinate any proposed deviations or changes with Contractor and Owner
  • Ensure that GPS coordinates are received from Contractor for all underground lines, splices, and junction box locations
  • Observe and review cable testing activities and results before and after installation.
  • Complete acceptance walkdown with Contractor and Owner and prepare punch list and final installation report.
  • During system testing, energization and commissioning, coordinate necessary LOTO, switching and communications with Owner, client's National Control Center (NCC), Turbine Vendor and Contractor.
  • Observe and verify final restoration, grading, and reseeding in disturbed areas.  
  • Coordinate road crossings and restoration of roadways with contractor and Owner
  • Observe and verify all cable borings for proper installation and documentation.  
  • Electrical System: Overhead
  • Observe and verify erosion control measures and installed SWPPP BMP's for proper installation and maintenance.
  • Observe and verify proper delivery, offloading and storage of Owner supplied materials and equipment is performed by Contractor.
  • Observe and monitor pole foundation construction including concrete piers or direct embedment's for compliance to IFC drawings and construction specifications.
  • Observe and monitor pole assembly and installation is in compliance with IFC drawings and construction specifications.
  • Observe and monitor conductor & OPGW installation for compliance to IFC drawings, construction specifications, and manufacturer's installation requirements.
  • Observe and review cable testing activities and results.
  • Complete acceptance walkdown with Contractor and Owner and prepare punch list and final installation report.
  • Electrical System: Substation
  • Observe and verify erosion control measures and installed SWPPP BMP's for proper installation and maintenance.
  • Observe and verify proper delivery, offloading and storage of Owner supplied materials and equipment is performed by Contractor.
  • Observe and monitor civil works for compliance with IFC drawings and design.
  • Observe foundation installation for compliance to IFC drawings and construction specifications.
  • Verify equipment is properly installed, wired, and tested by Contractor.
  • Review Contractor's commissioning and testing process to ensure all point to point wire testing is completed, recorded, and all settings are properly installed.
  • Coordinate Contractor installation and testing work with client installation and testing work.  
  • Complete acceptance walkdown with Contractor and Owner and prepare punch list and final installation report.
  • During system testing, energization and commissioning, coordinate necessary LOTO, switching and communications with Owner, client, Turbine Vendor and Contractor.
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Job Ref: 8490
Site location
(QA) QUALITY ASSURANCE ENGS ONSHORE
Contract

Safety Manager

SAFETY MANAGER required by our client, an International Renewable Energies and Power company, to be hired on a contract basis, located in the USA.
 
 
POSITION SCOPE
 
The Safety Manager is responsible for the development, implementation and continual improvement of Construction & Safety programs that foster a strong safety, quality, and teamwork culture throughout the organization and at E&C Renewables Projects. This position will act in coordination with Renewables E&C Projects Teams, Contractors, and other internal and external stakeholders
 
 
PRINCIPLE RESPONSIBILITIES
 
  • Perform Contractor prequalification assessment according to client's standards.
  • For development projects, lead site review meetings to ensure task risks are understood and proper mitigation plans are in place
  • Perform site construction kick-offs for new projects and major contractors
  • Perform periodic Project contractor and subcontractor safety and documentation audits, inspections & assessments that ensure compliance with all applicable Health & Safety & Environmental regulations and our H&S contractual requirements
  • Review of Construction project site training & new employee orientation
  • Develop emergency action and emergency response plans with contractors
  • Provide support to contractors to ensure proper injury management  
  • Provide constructability reviews during site visits and share input with contractors and site management
  • Develop site specific SPCC plan with contractors and Field Services
  • Coordinate environmental spill cleanup, removal and disposal with contractors to requirements  
  • Perform on-Site construction LOTO training for client and project staff
  • Coordinate continuous improvement of the Construction Safety Manual, procedures and related documentation with corporate safety organization
  • Perform OSHA, construction, and leadership training for E&C staff
  • Perform accident investigations and development of corrective action with contractors as needed and coordinate with corporate safety organization
  • Maintain H&S records, H&S metrics including analysis and trending as required by corporate safety organization including collecting contractor data monthly  
  • Review turbine and solar project designs and layouts to ensure compliance with all applicable Health & Safety regulations, construction technique and standards.
  • Foster and maintain a positive and proactive culture at project sites based on behavioral competencies related to safety, leadership, and teamwork.
  • Procure and manage Personal Protective Equipment supplies for construction sites.    
  • Work collaboratively with other businesses including Operations.
 
 
EXPERIENCE / QUALIFICATIONS
 
  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant field of study, (i.e. Construction Management, Engineering, Safety, Environmental Studies, etc.) or equivalent combination of experience and technical training.
  • Minimum seven years in a renewables/ utility / power plant / heavy construction project environment, with an additional
  • 3 years' experience in the health & safety field (or a combination of both, equivalent to 10 years' total experience)  
  • Knowledge of applicable regulations and standards including OSHA Construction and Generation, Transmission and Distribution standards, and applicable EPA standards.
  • Experience working in a high performance company with multiple systems and organizations related to safety, quality, and environmental management.
  • Strong written and oral communications skills.
  • Ability to effectively collaborate with internal and external customers and contractors.
  • Self-starter with excellent planning, project management and organizing skills.
  • Strong computer skills with ability to utilize external databases, Microsoft Office and email.
  • Willingness and ability to travel frequently.  
  • Ability to safely climb and access all areas of various wind turbines.
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Job Ref: 8489
Site location
HSE / SAFETY ENGINEERS DESIGN ONSHORE
Contract

Testing & Commissioning Manager

TESTING & COMMISSIONING MANAGER required by our client, an International Renewable Energies and Power company, to be hired on a contract basis, located in the USA.
 
 
POSITION SCOPE
 
This position is responsible for the oversight and/or management of the start-up, and commissioning of utility scale renewable energy projects. The role will provide oversight of the various contractors and suppliers involved in commissioning of the project.  
The T&CM has the responsibility for the overall effort required to energize the project. She/he manages the pre-commissioning, commissioning, equipment, system testing and energization activities.
 
  • Safety: The Commissioning Manager is responsible for performing his duties and responsibilities in a safe manner.  This includes wearing proper PPE (hardhat, safety glasses, steel-toed shoes, FR clothing), actively participating in job briefings (daily and whenever a change in the work occurs including crew change, condition change, etc.), having a questioning attitude and keeping vigil for the safety of himself/herself and those around him/her.
  • Define Required Testing and Communicate to Field Crews: The Commissioning Manager is responsible for developing the commissioning plan, which details appropriate visual checks, measurements and tests that will be required to verify that the design and construction of a renewable energy plant is ready for the intended application.
  • Technical Support During Construction: The Commissioning Manager supports field installation and testing crews with technical experts.  A Commissioning Manager is expected to spend his/her time on site during the installation of the equipment, prior to testing, in order to be readily available to answer questions in support of timely answers.  
  • Test Lead: The Commissioning Manager is considered the Test Lead on any construction job. Although not expected to directly perform any test themselves, all tests and measurements are under the Commissioning Managers direction (whether present or not at the time of the test) and require his/her approval before considered complete.
  • Field Modifications: The Commissioning Manager often initiates minor to moderate design additions and changes as a result of discovered design errors or gaps in the prepared engineering package. In these cases, the Commissioning Manager directs field crews in these modifications and ensures that marked-up prints are sent in for revision (as-built).
 
 
PRINCIPLE RESPONSIBILITIES
 
  • Commissioning plan development or review of contractors commissioning plan. This plan will include all tests required for the scope and be based off of client standards and requirements.
  • Ability to develop and manage LOTO and switching plans.
  • Provide, with support from the Project Manager, outage schedule and sequencing for the scope of work.
  • Provide a daily field report that conveys progress of work, craft labour report, day's activities completed, and plan of the day for the following day.
  • Provide to Project Manager any notices of scope change or schedule creep.
  • Ensure Contractor is meeting its obligations in regards to schedules, cost tracking, document control, project reporting, quality control, change order tracking, resource assignments and safety plans.  
  • The Commissioning Manager will verify throughout the work that the construction drawings are kept up to date. At the end of a scope or job a copy of as-built drawings will be provided to the Project Manager along with a set to remain at site until comments and red-lines have been picked up by the engineer and a new set of drawings has been delivered to the site.
  • Provide verification and documentation of power, communication, control wire, and equipment testing and installation and check out.
  • Additional tasks as required by the Project Manager.
  • Coordinate work to insure that all wiring is correct and verified by the commissioning contractor, all relay settings have been entered correctly and Station switching plans are implemented correctly to avoid any errant operations.
  • Work with Contractor, Owner, Engineers and others as required in the planning and executing of the work procedures, interpreting specifications and coordinating various phases of commissioning to prevent delays.
  • Support Project Manager and Site Construction Manager to review any requested Change Orders/Notices or other claims submitted by Commissioning Contractors which relate to additional payments, schedule adjustments or other modifications to the Project, and make such recommendations to the utility regarding the legitimacy of such claims, and review the Commissioning Contractor's proposed mitigation.
  • Review and understand the project documentation and any related documentation and provide input to enhance the constructability of the Project, taking into account schedule, cost and quality considerations.
 
 
EXPERIENCE / QUALIFICATIONS
 
  • Self-directed individual that is focused on achieving desired results.
  • Proven oral and written communications skills.
  • Able to multitask.
  • Computer skills applicable to MS Office.
  • Proven supervisory skills based on past work history.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with a strong customer service orientation.
  • 10 years of experience or BS in electrical engineering and 5 years' experience in the following areas:
  • Construction, maintenance and testing of electrical equipment
  • Relay protection and control systems
  • Start-up and commissioning of electrical equipment and systems
  • Electrical Field engineering
  • Arc Flash safety training
  • Troubleshooting of electrical equipment or systems.
  • SCADA and communication systems
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Job Ref: 8488
Site location
(HUC) HOOK-UP & COMMISSIONING ENGINEERS ONSHORE
Contract

Site Construction Manager

SITE CONSTRUCTION MANAGER required by our client, an International Renewable Energies and Power company, to be hired on a contract basis, located in the USA
 
 
POSITION SCOPE
 
The Site Construction Manager will provide leadership and oversight during the construction phase of utility scale wind and solar energy projects. This individual will represent the client on the project site and is responsible for overall safety, contractor management, landowner relationships, permit compliance, quality control, schedule adherence, cost containment, and project reporting.  The projects will include wind turbine generators, solar systems, electrical collector, transmission and substation systems, fiber and communications systems, civil foundations and road/site work, and operations facilities.  He/she will, along with the Project Manager and Engineering Manager be responsible for managing the construction and commissioning of the entire wind/solar energy facility including civil, structural, and electrical infrastructure, operations buildings, met towers, and interconnection facilities.  Additionally, upon completion of construction, this team will be jointly responsible to turnover to operations a reliable and complete energy facility.  
 
 
PRINCIPLE RESPONSIBILITIES
 
  • Manage wind/solar energy projects during the construction phase through the transition to operations to ensure that safety, quality, cost, and schedule goals are met.
  • Responsible for implementing and maintaining safety programs on site.
  • Responsible for ensuring permit compliance on site.
  • Oversee and coordinate construction contractors and equipment suppliers as Owner's representative for all construction and commissioning activities including the construction of roads, foundations, high-voltage electrical works, substations, and wind turbine/solar system installation.  
  • Coordinate and lead a team of internal and external professionals who provide technical expertise and support through construction, commissioning and turnover to operations.
  • Participate in review of draft project contract and design documents.
  • Responsible for reviewing contracts, specifications, drawings, permit documents, schedules, project communication, and executing site QA/QC program including turbine inspections.
  • Communicating any issues or discrepancies to the appropriate party and following to resolution.
  • Complete daily and weekly project status reports.  Identify and resolve variances in contractors' progress versus the project schedules.
  • Lead daily Plan of the Day, weekly, and monthly Owner's meetings with all contractors and suppliers on site.   
  • As the primary contact with the contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, landowners, and public, communicate effectively and responsibly.
  • Provide for an efficient turnover of a quality plant to operations and asset management.
  • Share project experiences aimed at fostering continuous improvement with project quality, reliability, costs, schedule or other parameters that enhance Company's strategic initiatives.
  • Represent the organization professionally with the contractors, suppliers, subcontractors, land owners, and local officials.
  • Safety and Quality
  • The SCM shall have responsibility to ensure the site construction is performed in compliance with approved safety programs for the site.  These include both Owner site regulations and contractor programs.  Additionally, the SCM will oversee the construction quality program and be responsible to ensure all aspects of the project are built according to project specifications and Owner quality standards.
 
 
EXPERIENCE / QUALIFICATIONS
 
  • 8 + years' experience as a Site Construction Manager in wind/solar energy facilities or equivalent for other electric generation plants and/or high voltage transmission lines and substations.
  • 5 + years' experience in Construction Management within energy, power, utility or related industries.
  • Project experience must include heavy civil or electrical projects, preferably multi-disciplined/complicated wind power projects.
  • Demonstrated understanding of plans and specifications for civil, electrical, and fiber communication work.
  • Working knowledge of OSHA requirements.
  • Demonstrated communication and interpersonal skills with strong focus on leading teams and fostering a productive and energized work environment.
  • Ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks with concurrent schedules.
  • Proficiency using Microsoft Office, Primavera or MS Project scheduling tools, and SAP cost management software.
  • Must possess a valid driver's license.
  • Disciplined in following protocols and procedures.
  • Embraces the use of technology for fulfilling job responsibilities.
  • No physical limitations that would impede ability to climb and inspect a wind turbine.
  • Comfortable working at heights of 300' and able to perform essential physical functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation:  this incudes working in scissor lifts, lifting 60 lbs. on a daily continuous basis sometimes overhead, meeting the weight requirements of safety gear, 260 lbs. (body weight, minus PPE) or less, while working in PPE.
  • Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in Construction Management, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Advanced OSHA certifications (30 Hour certification expected)
  • Knowledge of electric utility design and operations standards.
  • Advanced computer skills such as AutoCAD software.
  • Engineer in Training (EIT)
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Job Ref: 8487
Site location
CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERS ONSHORE
Contract

Product Manager

PRODUCT MANAGER required by our client, an International Renewable Energies Company, to be hired on a permanent basis, located in Greater London, UK.
 
 
POSITION SCOPE
 
  • As the Energy Management System (EMS) is deployed globally, there is a need to appoint a Product Owner to further develop the capabilities of this market leading controls platform. The role is critical is providing the link between internal and external clients and the development team who are responsible for the development and deployment of the EMS platform
 
 
PRINCIPLE RESPONSIBILITIES
 
  • Based on regular client engagement (internal and external) define requirements for future developments of the Energy Management System.
  • Work with the Development team to ensure the development program meets internal client requirements
  • Ensure technical requirements are defined for implementation by the Development team
  • Understand and regularly benchmark EMS against third party systems
  • Work with internal clients to review the EMS charging mechanisms to ensure that development costs are recovered
  • Provide technical and commercial support to the Energy Storage business development managers, including contract and warranty negotiations
  • Develop and maintain marketing material for use by the storage business development managers
  • Work with all parts of the business to development innovative and creative features within that will add value to offering
  • Develop a strategy for providing EMS support to operational projects
  • Willingness to travel to support the global business.
 
 
EXPERIENCE / QUALIFICATIONS
 
  • Engineering or science degree
  • Knowledge of product management in a controls environment
  • Knowledge of energy storage would be an advantage
  • Customer focused and commercially aware with excellent written and spoken communication skills
  • Project management in a product development area
  • Ability to see the big picture, good time management and organisation skills
  • Exceptional Presentation skills, reporting writing and data analysis skills are required
  • Excellent problem solving abilities
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Management of product development in a control system environment
  • Experience of interacting with clients in a sales support role
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Job Ref: 8481
Greater London, UK
INSTRUMENT DCS ENGINEERING ONSHORE
Permanent

Control Engineer

CONTROL ENGINEER required by our client, an International Renewable Energies Company, to be hired on a permanent basis, located in Greater London, UK.
 
 
POSITION SCOPE
 
  • The Control engineer will design, build, test and commission HMI screens, PLC code and supporting documentation for the Energy Management System. The Control Engineer will work as part of the team, to develop the energy management system to control a variety of energy storage and renewable generators in order to optimise their operation.
  • As energy supply becomes more decentralised and renewable energy makes up a greater percentage of the energy mix, applications where multiple technologies are deployed on the same site will become increasingly common. Controlling a diverse range of technologies will be a key challenge in the future that the Energy Management System project is aiming to address. The development of this control system is particularly important for Energy Storage business.
 
 
Reports to: Development Manager
 
 
PRINCIPLE RESPONSIBILITIES
 
  • Develop graphical user interface / HMI screens
  • Develop PLC code to the standards defined by the Development Manager
  • Provide onsite commissioning support to implementations of the control systems in operational projects
 
 
EXPERIENCE / QUALIFICATIONS
 
  • Knowledge of HMI development including Databases and scripting (i.e. Python/VBA)
  • Knowledge of Allen Bradley PLC programming languages and strategies
  • Knowledge of Power Industry communication protocols (Modbus, DNP3, IEC61850)
  • Knowledge of on site and remote data capture systems
  • HMI development
  • On site commissioning of SCADA systems
  • Team working
  • Documentation and quality control of work product
  • PLC programming
  • Experience
  • Development of HMI screens using SCADA packages such as; Inductive Automation ignition, Wonderware or similar
  • Programming of Allen Bradley PLCs.
  • On site commissioning and testing of SCADA systems
  • Experience of working within the Power Generation Industry would be beneficial
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Job Ref: 8480
Greater London, UK
INSTRUMENT DCS ENG COMMISSIONING ONSHORE
Permanent

Business Development/Sales Manager Asia

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT/SALES MANAGER ASIA required by Mentor IMC Group on a permanent basis, based in Singapore.
 
 
COMPANY
 
A successful & fast growing oil & gas management consultancy involved in providing recruitment related project management and technical services to its globally based clients.
 
Mentor IMC Group offers more than 25 years' global experience as an engineering industry exclusive, project management resource consultancy. Our international offices located in the UK, US, Asia and Australia provides an excellent platform for our clients to successfully develop and execute Oil and Gas, Renewable Energies and large scale infrastructure projects.
 
In 2014 Mentor IMC Group was acquired by VINCI Energies (part of the Vinci Group). With 64,000 employees and revenue of €10 billion, VINCI Energies is a European market leader in energy and information technology services. VINCI (vinci.com) is a global player in concessions and construction, employing close to 183,000 people in some 100 countries.
 
 
ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES
 
The primary purpose of the Business Development/Sales Manager Asia to represent the company and its current and future commercial interests in the region to the highest standards possible with the ultimate aim of increasing the number of assigned contractors supplied by the company to the client-managed projects in the region
 
Within that remit, the Business Development/Sales Manager will perform any and all of the following activities/responsibilities:
 
Primary
  • Develop and cultivate in-depth and robust relationships with key decision makers and stake -holders within the company's current and future clients in the region
  • Nurture and protect client relationships and ensure that the companies interests are always best served and ensure that a maximum conversion of these relationships into contractual sales or gaining status as a 'preferred supplier' is achieved or maintained
  • Carry out high level and varied business development activities with Mentor IMC's clients which includes attending client meetings, promoting the companies range of services, and engaging in all matter of relationship building opportunities.
  • Represent and promote the company at any client-facing events and ensure that the company is invited to and represented at any current or future tendering opportunities.
 
Secondary
  • Wherever relevant actively recruit for specific local vacancies or support internal colleagues in the supply of relevant technical engineering CVs and champion the cause of each contractor supplied by company to the client
  • Network and information gather on current and future projects in the region and report this information to the relevant colleagues within the company
  • Act as a mediator, a diplomat, a technical advisor and facilitator of all contractor or client related problem solving
  • Stand as a highly visible point of contact for our current and future company-assigned contractors in the region. Respond to any requirements they might have and quickly deal with any problems that arise during the course of their assignments with company
  • Help and advise the companies contractors and their dependents on any local issues or requirements and do everything in your power and capabilities to ensure successful resolution
  • Arrange 'meet & greets' at airports and train stations for newly arriving Mentor Contractors and their families, facilitate their transition into the country and help direct them to the relevant points of contact for accommodation, schooling, medical facilities etc
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Job Ref: 8455
Singapore
COMMERCIAL MANAGERS ONSHORE
Permanent

Principal Estimator

PRINCIPAL ESTIMATOR required by our Client, an International Oil and Gas Operator, to be assigned on a Contract basis, located in Houston, TX.  
 
 
Duration: 12 months ongoing
 
 
JOB SCOPE
 
The Principal Estimator is responsible for ensuring that best practices are applied to project work breakdown structure and cost estimate preparation, cost control and reporting.  The incumbent will contribute to and actively participate in resource and productivity estimating, review of tenders and quotes and change orders.  The position will work closely with the Project Planner/Scheduler as well as with the Project Engineers to develop robust project cost estimate, control and reporting outcomes.
 
 
PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES
 
  • Applies robust project cost estimating, control and reporting practices and the Value Process (AVP) principles for cost engineering.
  • Works with Project Engineers to ensure the definition of the project scope in a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
  • In conjunction with Project Engineers, leads the development and validation of cost estimates, resource estimates, productivity estimates and budgets for all Portfolio Projects from a conceptual (Appraise) stage using our Clients' and industry standard Cost Estimating norms.
  • Uses the Earned Value Management (EVM) method of cost estimating and performance monitoring, reporting and controlling.
  • Develops and maintains an WBS, cost estimating, control and reporting system for application to all our Client's Engineering projects.
  • Develops and maintains an Cost Estimating Rate Book, based on Gulf Coast, Industry and norms.
  • Develops control estimates and budgets (annual and multi-year) and ensures these reflect the approved project scope.
  • Develops and maintains cost information in a cost reporting database.
  • Develops monthly expenditure and commitment forecasts in conjunction with Project Engineers.
  • Analyses recent historical actual costs to produce cost rates for future estimates.
  • Develops and maintains cost trend analysis and reports.
  • Identifies areas of project cost reductions, and communicates these to Project Engineers.
  • Undertakes cost risk analyses on major projects using Monte Carlo analysis methods.
  • Supports preparation of advance commitment or full funding estimates and budgets.
  • Examines and evaluates the Contractor's cost control organization, plans, procedures and performance.
  • Reviews contractor estimates for completeness and accuracy.
  • Forecasts and report costs and schedule for all project phases from inception to closeout and manages this information using project management software.
  • Coaches the Project Engineers to develop their ability to produce basic project cost estimates.
  • Conducts briefing sessions for project team members with respect to cost control requirements and processes.
  • Rolls up cost estimates across many projects as well as does cost analysis across projects to identify potential cost savings.
  • Generates and maintains current cost curves for all projects.
  • Assists with the recasting of the WBS cost estimate into a control budget and monitoring commitments, incurred costs, expenditures and variances through all phases of the project.
  • Supports Project Engineers and Procurement Officers in commercial bid evaluations (as required).
  • Compares cost information maintained by the Project Controls Group to that maintained by Finance Department to ensure accuracy and consistency.
  • Identifies and analyses differences in project control reporting and proposes resolutions to mitigate such differences in the future.
  • Proposes modifications to our Client's code of accounts as required for future adoption.
  • Cooperates with audit activities with respect to project cost controls.
  • Cooperates in ensuring that the workplace is safe for everyone and takes reasonable care to ensure that nothing is done to endanger self or others or cause avoidable damage to the environment.
  • Demonstrates adherence to our Client's HSSE policies and procedures by exhibiting the required behaviors.
  • Performs any other related duties as assigned by the Supervisor.
 
Operating environment:  
 
  • The jobholder operates in a high volume, fast paced, technically complex project environment. The jobholder will have to ensure that all documentation and work processes are completed within the priority given. Priority of work tasks will change pending operational urgency to reach completion. Planning and organizing of not only
  • personal time but also team interaction will be a critical factor to reach completion of all requirements. Extended hours may sometimes be required if deliverables are to be completed within targeted timelines.
 
Framework and boundaries:  
 
The jobholder operates within our Client's overarching guidelines, policies and procedures as well as the Code of Ethics.  He/She also functions within the working constraints of an operating process plant complex and is required to schedule activities taking account of major operational and maintenance factors. Directions will be minimal as the jobholder will be expected to work on a self-starting and self-motivated basis.  Guidance will be sought from the Supervisor on non-routine and complex matters.
 
 
EXPERIENCE / QUALIFICATIONS  
 
 
Competencies
 
 
  • Thorough knowledge of project cost control principles
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong coaching skills
  • Excellent team skills
  • Strong report writing skills
  • Confidentiality and integrity
  • Knowledge of the stage gate process for major project development.
  • Knowledge of cost risk analysis.
  • Competence in the Microsoft Office Suite, including MS Project  
 
Knowledge and Experience
 
  • The incumbent will be a seasoned cost estimator with a minimum of fifteen (15) years experience in multidiscipline hydrocarbon or petrochemical plant industry cost estimating, control and reporting functions.  
  • A cost engineering certification such as Certified Cost Engineer from AACE or other relevant qualification an advantage.
  • Experience with Primavera an advantage.
 
Job challenge(s):
 
The job holder must be able to adapt to a dynamic environment with varied workloads, schedules and deliverables.  A significant challenge will be the ability to satisfy the estimate accuracy and completeness needs of a variety of customers while delivering within tight deadlines
 
Additional information:  
 
The Project Cost Estimator will be required to coach Project Engineers on cost estimating control and reporting so that they can cover the role during absences
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Job Ref: 8450
Houston, TX, USA
ESTIMATING ENGINEERS ONSHORE
Contract

Mechanical Estimator

MECHANICAL ESTIMATOR required by our Client, an international Oil and Gas Contractor to be assigned on a Permanent basis, located in Arlington, Virginia.    
   
 
POSITION SCOPE  
   
This position is responsible for complying with estimating procedures when developing project estimates. The individual will participate in improving techniques for estimating. In this role, the individual acts autonomously on small to mid-sized projects. The individual may also be responsible for providing estimating support on larger projects. At this position, requires moderate supervision when developing Direct, Indirect, and Services cost estimates. This position will require some supervision when developing estimates for Escalation, Contingency, and Other costs.  
   
 
PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES  
 
  • Develop the estimate plan and coordinate estimate development with the project team, including preparation of the Estimate Schedule
  • Utilize estimating methods and the expertise of other project professionals to establish total project estimates
  • Engage in direct contact with other functional areas, including client and field contractors
  • Maintain and support the office estimating database and information such as escalation indices, rate of exchange variation, productivity, etc.
  • Plan and organize own work assignments, as well as carry out tasks from management staff
  • Other duties as assigned
 
Basic Job Requirements  
 
  • Accredited four (4) year degree or global equivalent in applicable field of study and eight (8) years of workrelated experience or a combination of education and directly related experience equal to twelve (12) years if non-degreed; some locations may have additional or different qualifications in order to comply with local requirements
  • Ability to communicate effectively with audiences that include but are not limited to management, coworkers, clients, vendors, contractors, and visitors; Job related technical knowledge necessary to complete the job
 
Other Job Requirements  
 
  • Extensive experience with firm fixed price construction projects in the federal market.
  • Stay abreast of current estimating techniques by maintaining expertise through the numerous opportunities provided by professional organizations or by networking with other estimating specialists within the engineering, procurement, fabrication, and construction/construction management (EPFC/CM) industry
  • Be knowledgeable about business line specific rates to be applied in estimates
  • Be active in knowledge management portals and communities with regard to forum questions and discussions
  • Be knowledgeable about the benefits of Cost Competitive Execution, Excel to Win, Business Risk Management Framework (BRMF) and Strategy to Win; actively promote innovative ideas and solutions
 
 
EXPERIENCE / QUALIFICATIONS  
 
  • Should be involved with an Estimating professional society
  • Minimum of zero (0) years of experience using any of the Clients Estimating Systems or three(3) years of experience using Industry recognized estimating systems
  • Minimum of two (2) years of field experience, preferably in project controls, construction, contracts, or estimating
  • Demonstrate technical ability, combined with communicative skills, to lead estimate development
  • Knowledgeable about Lump Sum and/or Cost Reimbursable estimating
  • Knowledgeable about Self-Perform and/or Construction Management Execution
  • Knowledgeable about internal Cost Systems, Progressing Systems, Level I and II Schedules, Work Breakdown Structures and Project Status Reports
  • Recognized as being proficient and requiring minimum supervision in the following areas: Direct Field Costs, Indirect Field Costs, Services Costs, Comparison Analyst, Benchmarking and Unit Rates for Key Commodities, Estimate Plan, Basis of Estimate, Use of Allowances, Cost Contingency, Input into and Use of Historical Data (EMS - Experience Management System), Productivity Worksheets, Craft Mix and Crew Mix, Escalation
  • Recognized as being familiar, but requiring guidance and supervision in the following areas: Expatriate Policy Costs, Data Analyst, Input of Estimate into Global Pricing Model's Template, Input and Use of Business Risk Management Framework (BRMF), Selling an Estimate, Currency fluctuation, tax & insurance costs, and performance bonds & letter of credit costs
  • Good analytical and computer skills
  • US Citizen or permanent resident
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Job Ref: 8446
Arlington, Virginia
ESTIMATING ENGINEERS ONSHORE
Permanent

Control Engineer

CONTROL ENGINEER required by our client, required by our Client, an International Renewable Energy Contractor, to be assigned on a Contract basis located Offshore Germany.
 
 
Duration: 24 Months
 
 
POSITION SCOPE
 
  • To manage and control the release of equipment, apparatus or system on the network and to manage safety of the various contractors across defined interface boundary points, between offshore wind farm packages and Grid at the boundary point.
  • Defining and organising the HV switching schedules
  • Person appointed in writing by appropriate Management for ensuring 'Safety from the System' for the control, management and interface of the Senior Authorised Person's and Authorised Person's operating on the network 50Hertz Transmission GmbH.
  • Liaise with the Lead SAP and Commissioning Manager to co-ordinate work activities throughout the commissioning phase of the windfarm.
 
 
PRINCIPLE RESPONSIBILITIES
 
  • To manage and control the release of equipment, apparatus or system on the network and to manage safety of the various contractors across defined interface boundary points, between offshore wind farm packages and Grid at the boundary point.
  • Defining and organising the HV switching schedules
  • Person appointed in writing by appropriate Management for ensuring 'Safety From the System' for the control, management and interface of the Senior Authorised Person's and Authorised Person's operating on the network 50Hertz Transmission GmbH.
  • Liaise with the Lead SAP and Commissioning Manager to co-ordinate work activities throughout the commissioning phase of the windfarm.
 
 
EXPERIENCE / QUALIFICATIONS
 
  • Experience of Grid operation and / or commissioning in Germany mandatory
  •  
  • Min 10 Years' experience as a SAP or min 3 Years' experience as a Control Engineer.
  • Experience should have been gained on all voltage levels from 1kV to 220kV and above.
  • Preferred control / operation experience working for Grid supplier / DNO or Offshore Windfarm.
  • Preferred offshore renewables project experience (but an experience of releasing equipment onshore to the grid can be considered)
  • Current / previous SAP / CE authorisation certificates from Grid / DNO or Offshore Windfarm suppliers preferred
  • Minimum of 5 to 10 years' experience in the Power Distribution arena.
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Job Ref: 8018
Offshore Germany
INSTRUMENT DCS ENG COMMISSIONING OFFSHORE
Contract

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