GRID OSS Deputy Fabrication Manager VAGR.2022.142

November 2, 2021
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  • Location: United States
  • Type: Permanent
  • Job #11236

GRID OSS DEPUTY FABRICATION MANAGER required by our Client, an energy services and delivery company, to be assigned on a permanent basis.

Business Unit    Offshore Business

Geographic Location     Boston or Connecticut (U.S.)

Title of Line Manager     Head of Construction

POSITION SCOPE

The Senior Fabrication Manager is a Key role within the Offshore Business focusing on assisting with the delivery of OFFSHORE SUBSTATION Fabrication in Europe and overseas (USA, Mexico, Brazil ..) projects, ensuring that our Clients position is suitably protected for GRID Package agreements.

 

Belonging to the Project Team and Reporting to the Offshore Fabrication & Department Manager, the Senior Fabrication Manager will be supporting the Fabrication strategies and plans, tendering, negotiating and managing offshore Fabrication contracts, planning and implementing Fabrication and expediting procedures and good practices, including Site management of Offshore Fabrication contractors and associated interfaces, ensuring quality, best practices and excellent H&SE performance.

The position may require frequent travel to various locations in Europe, or even temporary relocations, and overseas and during development, contracting and delivery of Fabrication.

PRINCIPLE RESPONSIBILITIES

Prepare Technical Specification for Fabrication Contracts (HV/LV Electrical sections), implementing the offshore Fabrication/ Electrical standards, procedures, tools, best practices, and quality requirements.

Assisting delivery of Fabrication Contracts/ projects with a number of interfaces (Design, Main equipment, installation and other suppliers, etc.) and coordination to manage within the Offshore Wind projects.

Support the Fabrication Manager with the evaluation and selection of the Fabrication Contractor in the major fabrication projects. Participate in technical tender meetings, review offers from bidders and prepare the bid assessments.

Provide advice on Electrical Installation and testing solutions / risk levels and commercial agreements to the package, to ensure that cost effective Fabrication solutions are identified, fully evaluated and the risk profile is fully understood by the package.

Lead the delivery of Site Fabrication Works with a number of interfaces and coordination (Manufacturing facilities, Main Equipment Suppliers, Fabrication sites, Marine Warranty Surveyors, Load outs, Transfer of custodies, Site Logistic) under delivery including contractors, consultants and supervisors

Ensure the Site delivery of Fabrication works is appropriate and consistent with the specification, budget and timetable without compromising safety, following the best quality practices and observing the maximum respect for Health, Safety and Environment.

Assistance in the electrical integration with other project packages, especially Free Issue Equipment’s (FIE’s) packages and designers, including co-ordination, planning and all material and FIE logistics, including certifications of approval, for the Onshore fabrication phase of the Project.

Ensure the delivery of Fabrication works is appropriate and consistent with the specification, budget and timetable without compromising safety.

Work with the QHSE team to develop QHSE strategy for Fabrication works and ensure a high standard of health and safety awareness is maintained.

Control, manage and assist IEC/SP Engineering and Design Teams with all the Site Queries raised during the fabrication activities, liaising with the responsible key people in Head Offices and trying to minimise response time to the Contractors.

Manage project sites – medium scales (Manufacturing facilities, Fabrication sites, Marine Warranty Surveyors, Load outs, Transfer of custodies, Site Logistic) under delivery including contractors, consultants and supervisors.

Manage site hand over from Fabrication delivery to Installation, Commissioning or O&M.

Support with the QHSE team to develop QHSE strategy for Fabrication works and ensure a high standard of health and safety awareness is maintained.

Day to day management decisions relating to site works to avoid delays, disruption or claims whilst ensuring safety, technical and financial compliance. Take necessary actions to minimise claims/ variations from contractors.

The individual should be prepared to manage teams working at different project locations.

EXPERIENCE / QUALIFICATIONS

Working knowledge and understanding of:

Occupational Safety and Health Administration Requirements (OSHA)

Offshore Safety requirements relevant to marine operations.

Construction planning, Estimations, and Risk Management.

Pro-active and diligent approach.

Management of multidisciplinary teams spread across multiple locations in a matrix organization.

Highly developed communication (written and verbal) particularly related to multicultural relationships and ability to present effectively to management teams.

Assist with documenting decisions (whether internal or external diligence).

Excellent negotiation and influencing skills.

Advanced user of Microsoft office applications.

Strong technical skills and problem-solving ability.

Tenacity, persistence and determination to succeed in overcoming obstacles.

High capacity for change.

Strong contractual and commercial awareness.

Ability to deliver required outputs in a timely manner.

Strong interpersonal skills.

Internal and External Relationships (for your own reference)

Internal:

Coordinate with Fabrication Manager to deliver Fabrication Contracts in the project.

Collaborate with Head of Fabrication and Expediting for effective and efficient deployment of resources and knowledge development/ retention.

Collaborate with all Technical Services Team to secure key knowledge inputs for application within key packages/ contracts to secure best practice and value from investments

Collaborate with Heads of Contract Management for procurement of key contracts and terms/ specification to secure best value and minimizes costs/ risks

Coordinate with Head of HSQE to comply with standards and minimize legal/ regulatory risks

External:

Management of Consultants to deliver key advice and compliance

Management of key suppliers to ensure key package/ contract delivery.

Minimum Criteria (mandatory)

Degree and professional qualification in relevant engineering discipline (Master Engineer –Electrical Engineering)

Proven 2-5 years of Site experience on HV & MV Electrical installation works, cable routing, instruments, connections, electrical devices, fixations, electrical cabinets, etc. for Offshore Wind, Oil & Gas, Shipbuilding or Power Industry.

Proven 2 years’ experience in contract management. Experience in Construction/ delivery Contracts

Cultural Awareness, Prove 2-year International Assignment or similar

Familiar with Offshore Design Codes for Fabrication, testing and design of offshore structure (DNV)

IT literate with the ability to operate MS Office systems and other IT based project management software.

Flexible to travel regularly to attend meetings and work at different project sites in a number of countries thought northern Europe and USA, particularly Germany, France, Denmark, Spain and England.

Good knowledge of health, safety and environmental legislation associated with offshore/marine delivery key packages.

English (B2 or higher)

Special Requirements (not mandatory)

Good knowledge of Offshore Fabrication procedures, standards and guides.

Experience in managing high skilled teams.

Proven 2 years’ Experience and skills in leading and organising teams involved in large-scale Fabrication, multidiscipline projects in international environment and in JV structures. Ability to manage people effectively to deliver required outputs in a timely manner. Engineering/ Construction team management

Proven experience with managing insurance marine warranty surveyors and gaining certificates of approval to start Loadouts/in works.

GWO or Site Management Safety Training Scheme (5-day course or similar)

Spanish (B2 or higher)

Other Languages (French, German, …)  Desirable

 

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