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Cable Engineer

St. John's, NL

Closing Date
Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Job Description

Upstream Solutions Inc is currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of Cable Engineer to support the Lower Churchill Project located in St. John's.

Reporting to the Marine Crossings Team Cable Supply and Design Lead, the incumbent will be provided with supervision and direction.
The incumbent will work within the Marine Crossings Team and support the execution of the HVDC cable system design and supply scope and the fibre optic telecommunications marine crossing of the Strait of Belle Isle for the Labrador-Island Link Project, and perform project engineering duties in support of other MCT scopes as required.  In addition, the incumbent will assist in representing Nalcor Energy's interests during the development and execution of the Maritime Link Project by Emera Newfoundland and Labrador.
  • Support the delivery of the HVDC cable system including design engineering, manufacturing, supply, testing and pre-commissioning;
  • Support the delivery of the fibre optic system including design engineering, manufacturing, supply, testing and pre-commissioning;
  • Support the execution of key interfaces as they relate to cable system installation, protection and landfall;
  • Support the execution of key interfaces as relating to the LCP power transmission and fibre optic systems, HVDC specialties and EPCM contractor;
  • Provide onsite company representation at vendor engineering offices, manufacturing facilities and worksites as required;
  • Perform project engineering duties pertaining to Marine Crossings' deliverables;
  • Undertake discrete scopes of work for all Marine Crossings Team components;
  • Participate in design, constructability and operability reviews;
  • Participate in risk workshops and risk management activities;
  • Support the input and closeout of quality audit, qualification and surveillance processes;
  • Support schedule development and progress reporting;
  • Documentation review;
Key Internal Interfaces
  • Cable Protection and Installation Engineers;
  • Landfall Engineers;
  • HSE;
  • Quality;
  • Commercial;
  • Document Control;
  • Planning and scheduling;
Key External Interfaces
  • HVDC cable supply and installation contractor(s);
  • Fibre optic system supply and installation contractors(s);
  • EPC contractor; and
  • Other 3rd party contractors or consultants.
Bachelor's Degree in Engineering from a recognized university.
  • Graduate engineer with 0-3 years successful experience related to the execution of major projects;
  • Marine installations project experience, preferably, in East Coast Canada marine environments, with focus on seabed infrastructure installations;
  • Prior experience or knowledge and understanding of high voltage cable systems, flexible flowlines, control jumpers, or umbilical design and manufacturing;
  • Prior experience or knowledge and understanding of fiber optic telecommunications cable design and manufacturing;
  • Prior experience interfacing with consulting engineering companies and external contractors;
  • Prior experience with industrial product manufacturing processes including Quality systems, ITP's, NCR's, product testing, and manufacturer/vendor performance;
  • Understanding of engineering processes and management systems; and
  • Experienced with the resolution of technical issues during projects' planning and execution phases;
  • High level of integrity;
  • Honest;
  • Performs reliably under stress;
  • Team player;
  • Structured, methodical, process driven problem solving ability;
  • Good facilitation skills;
  • Excellent attitude towards tasks and takes ownership of work;
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills to effectively interact with a variety of personnel, and
  • other industry participants, both internal and external;
  • Ability to quickly assimilate new data, including technical information;
  • Self-starting and proactive;
  • Skills in effectively managing multiple tasks, often under pressure and within time constraints; and
  • Knowledge of Quality principals.

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