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General Electric Preservation & Completion Manager in Hartlepool, United Kingdom

Job Description Summary

GE Renewable Energy’s Offshore Wind business is growing rapidly and is establishing a presence in the North East of England in support of Offshore Wind projects in the North Sea. We have a number of opportunities to join our team based in Teesside.

The Project Preservation & Completion Manager is responsible for all defined Completion list closures, preservation and storage management of turbine components that are delivered from the GE Supply Chain and GE factories.

The Preservation & Completions Manager is responsible for the proper preservation and storage of turbine components that leave the Supply Chain factories, as well as for managing work on completing items that do not conform to contract specification, before the handover to the client. The key objective is to maintain the good condition of the components until their installation and commissioning offshore.

Job Description

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for all Completion & Preservation activities related to the construction and commissioning on customer site, from site mobilization, through erection and commissioning work as well as management of activities related to this scope, i.e., Manpower, spares, documentation and quality

  • Develops and implements the preservation plan and strategy based on the project with the Preservation and Completions leader

  • Develops and implements the completion plan and strategy in conjunction with the GSC, Quality dept., Sourcing dept.

  • Management and planning of all preservation personnel requirements and operational performance activities related to testing and validation of instrumentation components & controls systems of the equipment in accordance with the design objectives / specifications for operational use.

  • Recruit and develop talent as the project dictates.

  • Provides informal guidance to new team members.

  • Management of teams EHS knowledge, awareness and performance.

  • Responsible for site training on digitalized completion recording and closure activities.

  • Manages the preservation contractor

  • Manage, coordinate preservation activities

  • Manage, coordinate completion activities during storage phase, marshalling hub phase, LO phase

  • Develop the necessary preservation and completion processes (EHS – Quality – KPI – Project management)

  • Develop and test work methods

  • Define tools and consumables

  • Organize weekly coordination meetings for preservation and completion activities

  • Manage handover of equipment (nacelles, towers, blades) during various project phases (GSC to storage, storage to marshalling hub, marshalling hub to LO)

  • Conduct the hand-over meetings and the inspections

  • Share with the Quality dept. defects found during Preservation

  • Share with the Quality dept. defects found before GSC handover to storage phase

  • Review and approve supplier invoices

  • Manage the project preservation budget

  • Track preservation activities KPIs and report to the client

  • Track completion activities KPIs and report to the client

  • Share lessons learned for future projects

  • Manage the completions team

  • Support continuous improvements on completion management

  • Progress reporting to the management team, with escalation of potential roadblocks and risks

  • Roles that are not otherwise technically specialized in a separate DAW or may cover a range of DAWs within the family. These roles may be individual contributor or they may supervise activities related to testing and validation of equipment, facility or plant in accordance with the design objectives or specifications for operational use. This includes performance services and performance tests. May lead others directly or indirectly and/or manage subcontractors, with technical specific expertise.

  • Developing in-depth knowledge of a technical discipline. Uses prior experience and acquired technical expertise to execute policy/strategy.

  • In-depth understanding of key business drivers; uses this understanding to accomplish own work. In-depth understanding of how work of own team integrates with other teams and contributes to the area.

  • Uses some level of judgment and has ability to propose different solutions outside of set parameters but with guidance. Uses prior experience and on-the-job training to solve straightforward tasks. Has access to technical skills and analytic thinking required to solve problems. May use multiple internal sources outside of own team to arrive at decisions.

  • A job at this level is likely to be an individual contributor with proven interpersonal skills or an early people leader who can hire and develop talent. Provides informal guidance to new team members

Required Qualifications

  • Degree or Diploma in Electrical/Electronic Engineering or equivalent experience/knowledge

  • Good, strong Wind turbine experience, minimum 3 years of experience in electrical systems.

  • This role requires advanced experience in the Project Management & Commissioning. Knowledge level is comparable to a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college (or a high school diploma with relevant experience).

Desired Characteristics

  • Strong oral and written communication skills. Demonstrated ability to analyze and resolve problems.

  • Ability to document, plan, and execute programs. Established project management skills.

  • Behavioral and technical skills/competencies

  • Education and training in electricity or electronics

  • Experience in offshore wind industry with a focus on power conversion systems.

  • Ability to work from procedures, as built drawings & System Schematics.

  • High degree of EHS and quality awareness.

  • High degree of flexibility, highly motivated with the ability to work under pressure.

  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills.

  • Ability to prepare and follow Tests and documentation check lists, test plans.

  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Office package.

  • Fluent English both spoken and written.

  • Able to work at height and at sea.

  • Service and customer oriented.

  • Efficient, proactive and reliable.

  • Able to work within a multicultural/multidisciplinary team.

  • Organized and transparent.

  • Available to travel (once/twice per month)


Additional Information

Relocation Assistance Provided: No