Projects Engineer, Coast Mountain Hydro Services Inc.
Coast Mountain Hydro Services Inc. is seeking a full-time Project Engineer to be part of the leadership team to support the ongoing operations of our three run-of-river hydroelectric sites; Forrest Kerr (195 MW), McLymont (72 MW) and Volcano (17 MW). The facilities are located in the Canadian Province of British Columbia, approximately 100 km northwest of the Town of Stewart and accessed via British Columbia Highway 37 to Bob Quinn, and then by the existing Eskay Creek Mine and Forrest Kerr access roads. The Forrest Kerr Hydro Project sits in between McLymont Creek and Volcano Creek Hydro Projects and acts as a central location for managing Operations and Maintenance (O&M) of these facilities. This position reports to the Plant Manager and the successful candidate will provide technical leadership and direction to support Coast Mountain Hydro Services Inc. facilities.
- Plans and manages site improvement and maintenance projects, from initial scoping through to execution.
- Plans and manages site maintenance shutdowns, from initial scoping through to execution.
- Ensures engineering and supply deliveries are made on-time and according to established quality criteria for all systems related to the site.
- Maintains plant drawings, manuals and documents related to modifications.
- Develops quality assurance documentation for plant improvement projects and contractor maintenance programs.
- Contributes to the availability, reliability and efficiency of all plant equipment while collaborating with operations and maintenance on problems concerning equipment and facilities.
- Participates in the selection, negotiations and technical discussions of the main suppliers and sub-contractors for maintenance related services.
- Provides equipment failure analysis.
- Assists in the development and maintenance of operating procedures.
- Reviews updates and changes to preventative maintenance program and provides technical support when appropriate.
- Assist in establishing and maintaining maintenance standards by working with the Maintenance leadership at site, preparing maintenance programs for long-range economies.
- Performs analysis and/or collection of large data sets consisting of: plant operations data, plant production models, and operations financials.
- Assists in monitoring of operations financials through established data collection and reporting methods.
- Works with plant operators to become familiar with operation of the plant.
- Interfaces with safety and environmental leaders to assure plant compliance in both areas.
- Maintains awareness of safe working conditions and practices safe work habits in all activities.
- Supports site purchasing and logistics.
- Performs other duties and special projects as assigned.
- Bachelor's degree Mechanical or Electrical Engineering with a minimum of 7 years industry engineering experience, with 3 years of project management experience.
- Ability to successfully analyze, negotiate and manage business contracts.
- Proven leadership and experience in technical coordination of engineering activities and subcontracting.
- Ability to successfully supervise contractors and engineering consultants.
- Data analysis skills. Experience in processing and working with large data sets. Utilization of MS Excel and pivot tables is key.
- Demonstrated competencies in the following Core Competencies: Decision Making, Teamwork, Results Orientated, Communication, and Safety.
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office products including Outlook, Word and Excel.
- Be able to demonstrate the ability to withstand stressful situations during heavy work periods and emergency conditions.
- Knowledge and experience with pro-active, predictive and preventative maintenance programs.
- Adequate understanding of the budgeting process and financial planning activities.
- Ability to work in a noisy environment, and under adverse weather conditions.
- Physically able to navigate tight work spaces in the plants while also navigating stairs, ladders etc.
- Ability to work in a remote camp for two weeks at a time.
- Ability to work call-outs when required.
- Considered an asset:
o P. Eng. designation
o PMP Certification
o Experience with major plant equipment, rotating equipment, hydroelectricity, plant systems and processes; generators, turbines, high voltage equipment test equipment and test procedures.
o Experience with quality management.
o Experience developing operational procedures and identifying inefficiencies.
o Experience with environmental regulations and safety procedures.
CMH operates under the following work schedule:
12 days off, 2 travel days, and 14 working shifts at site. Travel costs from employee's primary residence (in British Columbia or Alberta) airport to Terrace B.C. are covered by the company. Travel from Terrace to the worksite will be driving with other co-workers in company vehicles.
Only those applicants that meet the criteria of the posting will be contacted for further consideration surrounding this employment opportunity.