Assistant Site Manager

May 4, 2017

Company Name: Okanagan Wind


Job Function: Wind Resource Manager

Job Type: Part time (up to 75%)

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Job Description

Responsible for all aspects of the operation of two wind power sites including: facility betterment; engineering; project coordination; maintenance and repair of wind turbine generators, substation and balance of plant equipment; facility efficiency monitoring; and plant performance measurements.

The essential job functions are to:

  • Assist the Site Manager with his job responsibilities.
  • Ensure compliance with health, safety, security and environmental requirements by contractors, consultants, employees and the public with the goal of zero lost-time incidents.
  • Assist with the operation and maintenance of the wind farms including response to off-hour alarms and issues.
  • Engage in meetings with relevant suppliers and contractors.
  • Assist the Partnership with the development of the wind farms.
  • Monitoring on-site activity and liaising with subcontractors working at the sites.
  • Act as Owner’s representative for inspections of work performed by contractors.
  • Manage and coordinate the activities between contractors and other vendors including consultants and other activities at the sites.
  • Assist the Site Manager in weekly and monthly reporting.
  • Assist the Site Manager in developing and creating operating plans and manuals for the safe and efficient operation of the sites in line with all laws and regulations.
  • Coordinate wind turbine maintenance between Senvion and other subcontractors to ensure maximum operating availability.
  • Be comfortable working autonomously and confident liaising with project stakeholders.
  • Manage site engineering documents and design information to ensure accuracy and quality.
  • Use technical information, such as design information, operating experience and fundamental engineering principles, to resolve equipment performance problems and technical issues and provide input on operational decisions.
  • Monitor and evaluate equipment and system performance by examining and trending the results of condition-monitoring activities, reviewing equipment failures, analyzing availability/reliability information, and performing system walk downs. Ensure follow-up actions on identified problems, trends, and root cause determinations are timely and effective.
  • Evaluate and develop site improvement projects. Provide economic justification, develop RFQ’s, evaluate bids and contract T&C’s and award PO’s, manage contractors, QA/QC monitoring, and field change requests, and develop budgets and manage cost control responsibilities for projects.
  • Be available to serve as relief for Site Manager and perform selected duties of the Site Manager during his absence.
  • Have the ability to travel for short term assignments as required.

Job Requirements

  • Working knowledge of power generation equipment, substations, DVAR (voltage support) and SCADA control systems; equivalent experience in manufacturing, chemical, mining or other industrial experience will be considered.
  • Demonstrated planning, scheduling and project management skills with the ability to plan and work independently.
  • Good computer and analytical skills.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills to manage and supervise people.
  • Perform other duties as directed by the Site Manager.
  • Must have and maintain a valid driver’s license.

Essential Physical Abilities

  • Perform demanding work at heights under adverse conditions when participating in emergency activities.
  • Climb ladders and work at heights > 250 feet.
  • Enter and work in a confined space.
  • Lift 50 lbs. of weight.
  • Eyesight corrected to at least 20/40 to accurately read and interpret instruments and gauges.
  • Pass a respirator physical and respirator fit test.
  • Hear and understand audible alarms, detect changes in noise levels of rotating equipment and portable radio communication.
  • Meet the highest attendance requirements.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to the weather conditions prevalent at the time. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Required Travel: Travel for short term assignments may be required.

Min. Education: BS degree or technical certificate in Electrical Engineering, P.Eng or E.I.T, or ASTTBC registration in British Columbia

Min. Experience: Minimum of (5) years of utility or industrial plant experience or equivalent.