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Associate Director of Construction Startup & Commissioning (Hybrid Work Schedule)

Company: EDP Renewables
Location: Houston
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Associate Director of Construction Startup & Commissioning (Hybrid Work Schedule) Provides strategic leadership in the areas of startup and commissioning for a rolling portfolio of wind, solar, and storage projects mitigating risk by proactively identifying, assessing and addressing potential issues. Provides tactical leadership and strategic direction to a team committed to ensuring a smooth transition from construction to operational phase and confirming that all operational requirements are met. Develops strategic programs and tools that provide direction for projects during construction through handoff to the Operations team. Ensures that safety, quality, cost, environmental, landowner, and legal requirements are achieved or exceeded while accomplishing project objectives. - -Main Accountabilities: -

  • Provides strategic leadership and direction for team responsible for the startup and commissioning of new wind, solar, and storage projects from mechanical completion through final handover to Operations
  • Directly manages and oversees the Sr. HV Commissioning Manager and team as well as the Sr. Non-HV Commissioning Manager and team
  • Capable of performing hands-on management role for some individual projects during construction, as needed
  • Coordinates various stakeholders needed to work collaboratively on project startup and commissioning activates
  • Develops effective relationships with internal departments, contractors, suppliers, landowners, and other stakeholders to foster collaborative work
  • Facilitates and encourages the smooth integration of development, engineering, procurement, pre-construction, and construction execution functions for priority projects
  • Ensures the overall success of project execution by consistently implementing construction management tools for each assigned project -
  • Understands implications of various technical options and able to influence engineering designs to achieve optimal solutions
  • Provides leadership during project construction activities, ensuring safety, quality, schedule, cost, environmental, landowner, and other project requirements are met or exceeded
  • Studies and understands cost and schedule considerations that arise during the startup phase of a project and works with construction PM's and PMO to develop solutions
  • Provides tactical support to Construction Directors, Project Construction Managers, and Construction Site Managers and solicits input from staff at all levels of the organization
  • Establishes effective and supportive relationships with colleagues
  • Reinforces a team approach throughout the enterprise, both on projects and internal initiatives
  • Effectively communicates relevant information to superiors
  • Champions change and effectively manages the implementation of new ideas
  • Additional duties as required RESOURCES MANAGEMENT: PEOPLE : 2-4 direct reports ESSENTIAL JOB REQUIREMENTS: Required Education : Bachelor's degree in Engineering or Construction Management Preferred Education: Master's degree in Engineering or Master of Business Administration preferred Required Professional Experience: 10+ years in the utility scale energy sector including renewable energy or industrial construction or capital project management Required Licensure or Certification: Professional Engineering licensure preferred Required Knowledge:
    • Advanced understanding of construction methods and challenges facing large projects including c ontract management, procurement, and supply chain management, environmental and building permitting, and transportation logistics
    • Advanced understanding of substation construction and equipment from control house relays and communication equipment to transformers, circuit breakers, switches and other yard equipment
    • Experience with various SCADA systems and the communication channels that this equipment utilizes
    • Experience with initial energization of MV and HV electrical systems, LOTO and OTO's
    • Telecommunication and fiber physical layer experience a plus
    • Experience working with various ISO and other grid entities
    • Basic knowledge of applicable industry standards and codes, including Uniform Building Code (UBC), International Building Code (IBC), American Concrete Institute (ACI), American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC), Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute (CRSI), National Fire Protection Association, (NFPA), and American National Standards Institute (ANSI)
    • Basic knowledge of land surveying methods and practices, aerial photography and mapping (including UTM and NAD coordinate systems), and geospatial references
    • Ability to interpret documents produced in AutoCAD, GIS, and other discipline-relevant software
    • Understanding of Microsoft products and/or complementing products preferred.
    • Competency in Analytical Problem Solving, Strong Communication, Customer/Partner Relationships, and Technology Expertise preferred Behavioral Requirements:
      • Strong leadership and team-building skills
      • Strong organizational commitment
      • Strong level of initiative
      • Ability to demonstrate strategic vision
      • Ability to learn quickly new software programs
      • Ability to work successfully with a team daily in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
      • Ability to perform multiple projects simultaneously
      • Ability to be discreet and maintain confidentiality
      • Strong interpersonal skills
      • Strong written and oral communication skills, including presentation skills
      • High attention to detail
      • Ability to travel extensively domestically and internationally, by plane and by car
      • Ability to work on computer systems 70%+ of the time Physical Requirements:
        • Sitting: Ability to frequently perform physical tasks including standing, sitting, walking, kneeling, bending, twisting, squatting, and reaching approximately 75% of the time while on wind farm sites. Ability to stand and sit for 8 or more hours when in an office environment.
        • Standing: Ability to frequently perform physical tasks including standing, sitting, walking, kneeling, bending, twisting, squatting, and reaching approximately 75% of the time while on wind farm sites. Ability to stand and sit for 8 or more hours when in an office environment.
        • Walking: Ability to walk .25 to .5 miles per day, including across unpaved and rough surfaces when on wind farm sites. -
        • Reading: Ability to read and write English proficiently. Ability to interpret, deliver, and follow a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
        • Lifting: Ability to frequently lift items weighing up to 10 pounds and to occasionally lift items weighing between 20 and 40 pounds
        • Climbing: o Ability to climb turbine towers up to 95 meters in height approximately 5-10 times per year, or as needed o Weight, including harness and tools, must be in accordance with the weight limit as specified by the ANSI Fall Protection Standards.
          • Manual Dexterity: Ability to frequently perform physical tasks including standing, sitting, walking, kneeling, bending, twisting, squatting, and reaching approximately 75% of the time while on wind farm sites.
          • Flexibility: Ability to frequently perform physical tasks including standing, sitting, walking, kneeling, bending, twisting, squatting, and reaching approximately 75% of the time while on wind farm sites.
          • Vision: Ability to interpret and follow a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
          • Hearing: Ability to interpret and follow a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
          • Speech: Ability to interpret, deliver, and follow a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form; Written and oral communication skills
          • Tolerance to Extreme Weather Conditions: Ability to work in adverse weather conditions 25% of the time while on wind farm sites. QualificationsEducationRequiredBachelors or better in Engineering or related field.PreferredMasters or better.ExperienceRequired 10+ years in the utility scale energy sector including renewable energy or industrial construction or capital project management Advanced understanding of construction methods and challenges facing large projects including contract management, procurement, and supply chain management, environmental and building permits, and transportation logistics Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with DisabilitiesThe contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Keywords: EDP Renewables, Houston , Associate Director of Construction Startup & Commissioning (Hybrid Work Schedule), Executive , Houston, Texas

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