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Northwest Territories Power Corporation
Published
23 juillet, 2019
Location
Yellowknife, Canada
Category
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Description

Overview

Under the direction of the Director Hydro Division the Specialist Hydro Mechanical Engineer is responsible and accountable for providing design and field engineering support services including technical support for the Corporation's hydroelectric generating stations including supporting infrastructure. Duties related to Mechanical Engineering include research, engineering analysis, troubleshooting, contractor/consultant interaction, design, project management and mentorship to junior/intermediate Engineers. Technical assistance to Operations where a high level of technical knowledge and expertise are required. The Specialist Hydro Mechanical Engineer acts as the Hydro Operations conduit to facilitate best practises in coordination and cooperation with Asset Management, Project Management, and Engineering design.

Please apply for this posting directly through the Design Group Agency at https://en.dg.ca/job-seekers/view-job.aspx?jobId=97141&BU=DG

Responsibilities

  1. Supports conceptual, preliminary and final Mechanical Engineering designs from basic to complex designs. Mechanical designs and analysis are for maintenance and capital projects and shall meet or exceed the latest edition of all applicable codes, standards and regulations.
  2. Provides specialist level mechanical technical knowledge, expertise, experience and field engineering support services for hydro assets including rotating, related and other equipment used for power generation including hydroelectric units (particularly turbines) and related auxiliary equipment (governors, hydraulics, gates, cranes, air or nitrogen systems, heating systems and cooling systems) and all other mechanical equipment. Together with operating staff performs hydro and thermal plant restoration as appropriate, makes emergency field repairs, troubleshoots, resolves complex mechanical issues, completes CMMS work orders and makes corrective recommendations through CMMS
  3. Supports Asset Management, Engineering and Project Management with identification, planning, design and execution of capital projects. Occasionally prepares project briefs. Performs or supports asset condition and risk assessments and inspections and produces reports. Supports capital projects by providing mechanical field engineering support services and technical expertise or performing commissioning or other duties during capital project implementation. May be assigned as project monitor for capital projects.
  4. In consultation and coordination with maintenance managers, provides O&M maintenance strategy, standards, processes, procedures and documentation. Is responsible for effective integration of mechanical maintenance into CMMS and for its utilization and efficient use in the division.
  5. Develops mechanical standards as directed and provides advice and guidance on mechanical standards to the Manager of the Engineering Design Group.
  6. Prepares project specific commissioning procedures and Operations and Maintenance procedure manuals.
  7. Assists with the development and/or maintenance of hydroelectric mechanical design and maintenance standards for the safe and reliable operation of hydroelectric generating stations and supporting infrastructure.
  8. In consultation and coordination with Engineering and CAD team, may design and take   professional responsibility, by signing and sealing drawings, for making alterations to existing plant that are not parts of a capital project. This includes, without limitation, piping for heating and cooling systems associated with hydro and diesel generators including water conveyance systems, fuel oil systems including tanks and pumps
  9. Develops mechanical standards as directed and provides advice and guidance on mechanical standards to the Manager of the Engineering Design Group.
  10. Prepares project specific commissioning procedures and Operations and Maintenance procedure manuals.
  11. Assists with the development and/or maintenance of hydroelectric mechanical design and maintenance standards for the safe and reliable operation of hydroelectric generating stations and supporting infrastructure.

Qualifications

  • Mechanical Engineering degree and registered with NAPEG.
  • A minimum of 10 years detailed mechanical engineering design, analysis, construction and commissioning experience, preferably related to hydroelectric power generation. This will include conventional design and also a level of problem solving ability beyond standard issues.
  • Knowledge and ability to use the latest version of "AutoCAD" and other applicable mechanical software is preferred.
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of the methods and procedures involved in the design, construction and commissioning of hydroelectric facilities.
  • A detailed working knowledge of hydroelectric generation, facilities, projects and their components.
  • Proven ability to perform troubleshooting and finding solutions under pressure during unscheduled shut downs of a generating station.
  • A sound understanding of and skill in mechanical engineering activities for hydroelectric design, construction and commissioning purposes.
  • Computer skills to operate a variety of software related to financial, administrative and reporting systems, electronic mail, internet, etc.
  • Above average verbal and written communication skills and ability to read and prepare technical documents in English.
  • Valid Class5 Drivers License
Job ID: 2019-1091 # of Openings: 1 Division: Hydro Operations Accommodation Allowance: $4200 Location Allowance: Yellowknife: $4,642.00 Type: Regular Full-Time Max: CAD $73.57/Hr. Min: CAD $60.55/Hr. Relocation Assistance: Yes Post End Date: 8/20/2019 Please apply for this posting directly through the Design Group Agency at https://en.dg.ca/job-seekers/view-job.aspx?jobId=97141&BU=DG
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