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Lead Project Engineer - Wind Farms, Anz (18 Month Fixed Term Contract)

GE Renewable Energy - Richmond, NSW

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Job Description Summary The Lead Project Engineer – Wind Farms is responsible for taking a lead role in project managing the engineering aspects of GE’s Wind Farm projects. The core function of the Lead Project Engineer is to coordinate with internal and external design teams, construction contractors and stakeholders to ensure that the Wind Turbine and the Balance of Plant (BoP) works are designed, constructed and commissioned to a high standard and within the scope of the contract. This specific Lead Project Engineer role would be working for the Bango Wind Farm project in NSW, there may be some site travel involved from time to time. Job Description

Essential Responsibilities

  • Technical interface with Commercial Operations, Requisition Engineering (for Manufacturing, Engineering, Compliance/Certification, Supply Chain), and Project Management teams for the Order-to-Remittance (OTR) process for Wind Farms.
  • Technical input for the preparation of tenders and offers in line with customers technical and administrative requirements furnished in tender.
  • Ensure that the Wind Farm engineering deliverables are implemented from the initial definition of customers requirements, planning the works through to the final handover to the client.
  • Interpret contractual specifications to produce technical specifications.
  • Ensure turbine and the balance of plant works scope are defined and delivered in a timely manner.
  • Providing technical support to Engineering, Sourcing, Vendors and Installation teams to ensure equipment meets customers, contractual, regulatory requirements and business objectives.
  • Coordinate with subcontractors, customers, Owners Engineer and internal stakeholders on technical matters, documentation, design review, RFI and Turbine & BoP technical specifications reviews.
  • Organize construction certificate, building permit and site retrofits.
  • Collaborate with other Renewables functions to determine root cause and define both corrective and preventive actions for turbine or fleet issues with time bound manner.
  • Prepare technical letters, Enable Red Flag Review (RFR), manage product quality issues and minimize COQ.
  • Provide feedback to GE’s proposal group and other services throughout the project using the lessons learned process.
  • Participate in the risk assessment of technical aspects of the project and the development and application of appropriate risk mitigation measures.
  • Attend the site visits, work from site when necessary collect required information and data, and then prepare site visit report.
  • Execute the design, analysis, or evaluation of assigned projects using sound engineering principles and adhering to business standards, practices, procedures, and program requirements.
  • Conducting frequent reviews with internal and external stakeholders on technical and commercial change orders (ICO/ECO) during construction phase.
  • Enable effective implementation of digital tools and process.
  • Manage engineering budget, monitor EAC (Estimate After Completion) and make relevant corrective actions.
  • Participate in project handover process to the customers, services team upon completion (COD).

  • Tertiary qualification in Mechanical, Electrical, Civil or Industrial Engineering from an accredited college or university in regular stream preferred.
  • Minimum of 7 years proven experience in project engineering, project management
  • Understanding of project engineering, wind farm construction methodologies, engineering processes, engineering tools and templates
  • Demonstrated and strong ability to clearly communicate complex/technical information.
  • Willingness to climb turbines when necessary, ability to work at heights without any restriction
  • Proficient in a range of general computer software packages

Desired Characteristics
  • Experience with Wind Farm EPC project engineering, project management, site construction.
  • Ability to lead and manage a range of tasks with varying time pressures, prioritize demanding workloads and pay attention to detail
  • Flexible with a can-do attitude, willing and able to work with Leadership, Internal and external stakeholders including Site teams, Contractors and Sub-contractors whilst maintaining a proactive and prominent relationship with the operational client
  • Ability to make decisions and accept responsibility, work with multicultural teams
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to interact effectively and negotiate with all levels of staff (Senior Leaders, Team Leaders and Employees)
  • Ability to prepare high quality reports suitable for senior management and external stakeholders
  • Flexible attitude, strong problem-solving skills, with the ability to implement innovative solutions and an open mind for new challenges
  • Strong quality awareness and ability to identify future failures, defects and problems
  • High flexibility and motivation with customer centric and problem-solving mindset
  • Attention to detail and willingness to comply with local legislated and corporate compliance requirements
  • Possess an ability to recognize gaps and opportunities to simplify, improve and implement applicable solutions, strive to learn and develop in their career