System Integration Package Manager

July 8, 2022
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  • Location: United States
  • Type: Permanent
  • Job #11822

SYSTEM INTEGRATION PACKAGE MANAGER required by our Client in the Renewables sector to be assigned on an permanent basis, located in Boston, MA

 

Duration:           permanent

 

POSITION SCOPE

Part of the Grid Department’s Systems Integration (SI) Team, the SI Package Manager (PM) is a key role within the Offshore Renewables Business, focussing on the delivery of large-scale offshore wind projects in the US and overseas.

Belonging to the Project Services Engineering Team and reporting to the SI Team Lead globally, and to the Grid Department Manager locally, the SI PM will be responsible for implementing robust and cost effective engineering strategies and plans, tendering, negotiating and managing offshore supply, installation and maintenance contracts, planning and implementing delivery sites and logistics, complying with company and business engineering standards and technical acceptance criteria, and ensuring quality, best practices and excellent H&SE performance are applied. The candidate will be managing engineering activities and decision as well the entire SI team for on shore and offshore works.

The individual will be working as part of a global business with activities in many countries across the US and the rest of the world.  The position may require frequent travel to various locations in the US and overseas and the individual should be capable of managing teams working at different project locations.

PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES

• The System Integration Lead Engineer be appointed as the SI Package Manager, a key package within one of the Client’s offshore projects worldwide, providing key engineering advice associated with SCADA, Telecommunications and Remote Operations.

• Provide professional advice on engineering strategies / risk levels and commercial agreements to the key package, to ensure that cost effective technical solutions are identified, fully evaluated and the risk profile is fully understood by the project.

• Ensure that all assessment, advice and recommendations are fully documented in accordance with all internal procedures and industry best practice, and that sufficient technical and commercial due diligence (whether internal or external) exists to support those business decisions.

• Provide leadership to the SI Package members, potentially comprising employees working within several countries throughout the US and Europe, to ensure competencies are maintained (or enhanced).

• Deliver consistent, high quality, cost effective engineering advice to the key packages and projects.

• Resource the appropriate organization structure to ensure delivery of the key work packages to schedule and budget.

• Manage the certification process of the control systems with independent verification bodies (where applicable) to reduce design risk and enhance asset value.

• Ensure that health and safety and environmental requirements are fully considered and adhered to in design to ensure compliance with legislation and industry best practice.

• Manage the inspection and commissioning of appropriate aspects of offshore plant to ensure that assets are supplied and installed to the required quality and engineering standards.

• Maintain full awareness of the latest technical and commercial developments and identify suitable new (electrical/SCADA/wind turbine) technology that has the potential to reduce cost and risk or improve safety.

• Implement offshore standards, procedures, tools, best practices and quality requirements for key work packages to ensure that packages are delivered according to specification, budget and schedule without compromising safety.

• Ensure that appropriate lessons learnt regarding offshore wind farm development and construction are captured and shared across the different Offshore Project work packages.

• Collaborate with the Lead/Principal Engineer to ensure that the engineering team implements Lesson Learnt, processes and procedure to enhance business value.

EXPERIENCE / QUALIFICATIONS

• Educated to B.S. degree level in Electrical Engineering, Computer Sciences or other relevant engineering discipline.

• Substantial experience designing and working in the wind industry.

• Experience of leading teams involved in multidisciplinary work packages in international environments.

• Pro-active and diligent approach.

• High degree of competency in future planning.

• Proven experience in delivery of large packages, including contract management, schedule management, cost and risk control.

• Sound relationship management skills and confidence working with Senior Management.

• Proven communication and interpersonal skills. Ability to influence and develop key engineering decisions.

• Excellent report writing, presentation skills and ability to summarize key parameters and drivers impacting the package.

• Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines

• Sound planning and analysis skills with the ability to look forward and see / anticipate problems and thereafter plan and implements mitigating solutions to negate the effect of such problems.

• Proven ability in giving accurate, concise and timely advice to development teams.

• Ability to identify resource constraints and provide recommendations to mitigate capacity or capability gaps.

• At short notice, act upon problems and ad-hoc projects without losing focus on major ongoing workload.

• Ability to manage complex packages which require interface and precise coordination with multiple disciplines (turbines, electrical cables, offshore substations).

• Advise Upper Management on the impact of technical/specialist risks and issues, and the viability of solutions recommended.

• Balance technical detail with commercial needs and provide recommendations, considering all relevant risks.

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