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General Electric Commissioning Specialist in Brossard, Canada

Job Description Summary

The Commissioning Specialist is responsible for preparing commissioning procedures and commissioning of hydroelectric turbine-generator units. Working with the Commissioning Leader, the Commissioning Specialist will be reviewing designs, preparing commissioning procedures, plan tooling requirements and, if needed, perform verification of instruments, commissioning auxiliaries’ system and the turbine & generator at site.

Job Description

About us:

GE Renewable Energy’s portfolio of solutions for hydropower generation includes the broadest range of hydro solutions and services: from water to wire, from individual equipment to complete turnkey solutions, for new plants and the installed base. At GE, we believe that the combination of our extensive hydro and digital intelligence makes GE Renewable Energy well-suited to serve the intense & ongoing energy transition. Smarter and more connected, GE’s hydro plants no longer just generate power, they store it and deliver it to the grid with an unmatched level of predictability, flexibility and efficiency. GE is the largest player with 30% of globally installed base in hydro storage. The company’s turbines and generators portfolio represent more than 25% of the total installed capacity worldwide and encompasses a wide range of solutions from 5 MW to 850 MW power per unit to meet a wide range of needs.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Providing support with technical expertise when required to drive high level accuracy proposal delivery.

  • Analyze specifications & participate in Base of Scope definition;

  • Determine strategy pertaining to labor, scheduling, logistics, conditions, etc.;

  • Leverage reference projects executed in the past.

  • Support the project execution team on commissioning matters;

  • Technical governance and customer relations on commissioning matters;

  • Enhance commissioning team's technical excellence by participation in technical support, training and mentoring on best practices, calculations, etc.;

  • Ensure on-time delivery of documentation, procedures & reports;

  • Contribute to overall quality and excellence in execution of installation & commissioning.

  • Ensure work is performed safely according with GE standards and local requirements;

  • Perform instrument functionality verification at site;

  • Responsible for the start-up of the various auxiliaries’ system;

  • Perform the commissioning of the turbine & generator including vibration analysis and balancing;

  • Perform acceptance tests as per IEEE115 on synchronous Generators;

  • Work with the field instrumentation technician to plan and support the pre-commissioning effort;

  • Provide support to the site teams regarding the technical issues or challenges;

  • Perform LOTO and safety preparations as required by the commissioning tests;

  • Keep good records about site activities, work performed, issues faced and how they were dealt with (non-conformity) to provide feedback to business and support it with information in case of claims;

  • Collaborate in resolving complex problems.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering or relevant experience;

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in Hydroelectric power plants, its systems and sub-systems or equivalent;

  • Ability and willingness to work on project sites in Canada and US; approximately 30% of the time

Desired Characteristics:

  • Strong EHS culture;

  • Good understanding of electro-mechanical systems;

  • Ability to multitask and shift between many different projects and initiatives with tight deadlines;

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, team work skills and autonomy;

  • Strong customer service orientation;

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, etc.) and have good computer skills;

  • Ability to navigate cross-functions and create a good rapport with other teams (Project Management, Engineering, Finance, Fleet Support, EHS, HR, etc.);

  • Ability to comply with mandatory requests on time, such as: trainings, timesheets, expense reports, daily reports, etc.;

  • Understand and implement, when required, cost and schedule control for commissioning scope;

  • Must be proficient in French and English;

  • Resilience.

  • Proficiency in any data acquisition software considered an asset;

  • Understanding and knowledge of IEEE 115 considered an asset;

  • Electrical or mechanical installation experience considered an asset.

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Relocation Assistance Provided: No