Area Manager - Converters & Transition Compunds

Ref No. CLG500008854
Salary cad700 - cad1,000/day
Location St. John's, NL, Canada
Start date ASAP
Job type Contract (12 Months)
Job Status Open


The Area Manager — Converters & Transition Compounds will provide project execution leadership and direction throughout the development and execution phases (engineering, procurement and construction) of the installation. The incumbent will be a key member of the Project Delivery Team and will interface extensively with the Project Delivery Team's senior personnel.



The Job

(The following is being executed as a contract scope of work.)
The duties and job functions of the Area Manager — Converters & Transition Compounds shall include, but are not
limited to, the following:
• Overall delivery of the HVdc Converter Stations at Muskrat Falls and Soldiers Pond and HVdc cable
Transition Compounds at Forteau Point and Shoal Cove, including all supporting infrastructure works, in
accordance with the approved budget and schedule.
• Ensure all relevant team members have a clear understanding of their roles, deliverables and authority and
are engaged and executing their tasks as required. Ensuring adequate resources are assigned to ensure
deliverables are produced in accordance with the project schedule.
• Ensure LCP management system requirements, methods / tools are being employed, are effective and
opportunities for improvement are identified and implemented.
• Work with Project Controls to ensure effective cost and schedule control for the work, including regular
schedule and cost trend reviews. Monitor project deliverables and milestones and ensure compliance with
project schedule.
• Organize and lead meetings related to delivery of package(s), working to resolve issues that could impact
overall delivery.
• Facilitate problem resolution and have responsibility to ensure closure.
• Highlight and monitor critical items in cooperation with other team members.
• Ensure opportunities for improvement (safety, environment, and quality) are items of focus and are
• Identification of cost and schedule drivers and implementation of associated optimization opportunities.
• Identification of changes and subsequent management of approved changes, in accordance with Project
• Identification of delivery risks and development/implementation of associated risk management plans.
• Ensure all package interfaces are clearly identified and scheduled with responsibility allocated.
• Establish and maintain communications and relations with key interface points both internal to the Project
and with external stakeholders (e.g. NLH, CF(L)Co., contractors, suppliers, etc.) so as to ensure all associated
interfaces are identified and managed.
• Work closely with Project Services / Planner(s), Engineering Manager(s), Ready for Operations team,
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• Work closely with Project Services / Planner(s), Engineering Manager(s), Ready for Operations team,
Construction and Completions Managers, Quality, Health & Safety, Environment, and other functional
expertise during the design, procurement, construction and commissioning phases of the Project.
• Ensure engineering deliverables meet all requirements required to be able to place purchase orders, award
contracts and commence the construction works in accordance with Project schedules.
• Ensure key procurement activities and recommendations are undertaken, development and approval of
contracting strategy, bidder's list, bid evaluation plan, award recommendation, contract formation and
negotiation, final contract for execution, and that the necessary financial authorizations (i.e. requisitions)
are in-place.
• Following award, work with Contract Administrator to ensure obligations of both Company and Contractor
are adhered to, including progress certification and invoice approval.
• Ensure claims avoidance and management strategy is implemented for the scope.
• Liaise with LCP and Contractor Interface coordinators to ensure interfaces are progressed in a timely
• Work with functional managers for Engineering, Quality, Health & Safety, Environment, and Project
Controls, as well as with Site personnel, develop and implement surveillance plans for supplier /
contractor's engineering, procurement, fabrication, construction, and completions activities using a
criticality risk-based approach. Also, to identify and secure all necessary field engineering, inspection and
support personnel, including definition of roles and responsibilities.
• Regularly visit critical item work locations for surveillance of suppliers / sub-suppliers and their third-party
• Lead the review and acceptance of contractor and supplier project execution plans, management plans for
health, safety, environment, quality, schedule, construction, etc., detailed design documentation, and other
• Work with the suppliers / contractors to ensure that the installed facilities:
o meet all Design, Safety, Quality, Schedule, Construction and Regulatory Requirements
o meet Project Goals for Safety, Operability, Reliability and Environmental Performance
• Ensure Owner supplied material and on-site services for contractor are available as required.
• Ensure engineering query and field query processes are implemented and all queries are addressed in a
timely manner.
While the primary location is the St. John's office, the role will necessitate that time will be required at the
various manufacturing and construction sites increasing as the transition occurs from engineering, through
procurement and into construction.


• Extensive knowledge, including design, construction and completions, in power generation and high voltage
electrical networks, and/or overall electric utility systems and integration.
• Demonstrated leadership skills in developing and leading diverse work teams.
• Strong understanding of project management processes and management systems.
• Prior experience interfacing with and managing delivery of large scopes in a large project execution
• Contract formulation and administration experience, including negotiation and close-out.
• Strong background with resolution of technical / management issues during project planning and execution
• Proven ability in management of stakeholders and associated interfaces.
• On-site construction supervision experience considered an asset.

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