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Civil Engineering Manager - Wind more...
Location:Houston, TX
Company:EDP Renewables
First posted:June 09, 2017 (last updated 4 weeks 1 day ago)

Civil Engineering Manager - Wind Job ID #: 1042 Location: Houston, TX

Functional Area: Engineering Department: Engineering

Position Type: Full-Time Regular Education Required: Bachelors Degree

Experience Required: 5 - 7 Years Relocation Provided:

Position Description

The Civil Engineering Manager acts on behalf of the Engineering Department to ensure that the Civil Engineering group provides consistent, high-quality, cost-effective, and timely deliverables and products for the construction of wind energy facilities. You will oversee, guide, and manage the work of third-party consultants. You will promote environmental stewardship and a health- and safety-focused culture within the Civil Engineering group, and provide support to operating facilities as needed.

Main Accountabilities:

  • Manage, expedite, and supports consultants' document submittals, budgets, and schedules
  • Maintain and foster contacts with consulting engineers and material suppliers
  • Serve as an interface between the Engineering group and internal clients, including the Construction, Operations, Development, Environmental, Estimating, Energy Assessment, Health & Safety, Procurement, Legal, and Central Technical Direction, to facilitate interdepartmental relations
  • Assist with the development of new civil engineering guidelines and maintains and improves existing guidelines, implementing industry and company best practices consistent with the Central Technical Direction initiative
  • Ensure that the civil portion of the estimated Balance of Plant cost is optimized by providing accurate project layouts and road plans with constructability and operability needs reflected in order to maximize Power Purchase Agreement award potential
  • Act as a subject matter expert regarding some civil engineering activities, such as surveying, aerial mapping, geotech nical investigations, wind turbine foundation design, road design, and O&M facility
  • Interact closely with internal teams to ensure that project needs and objectives are met
  • Prepare civil-related scope documents, exhibits, budgets, specifications, schedules, and Requests for Proposals (RFPs)
  • Lead or participate in project meetings and conference calls
  • Ensure the production of quality civil engineering plans, studies, and specifications while ensuring compliance with department, project, company, and industry requirements and standards
  • Participate in engineering, design, and construction review processes
  • Lead and conduct value-engineering studies of alternative design approaches
  • Review civil discipline calculations and equations pertaining to foundations, roads, and geotechnical studies and surveys
  • Interpret plans, specifications, drawings, and documents related to engineering and construction
  • Direct and manage due-diligence reviews of wind farm civil designs by independent engineers to ensure design suitability for project financing
  • Direct and manage the work performed by civil engineering consultants, including aerial mapping, surveying, geotechnical investigation, foundation design, and public and private road design, and O&M facility, and evaluates consultants for maintaining qualified bidders lists
  • Ensure that health and safety needs are incorporated into all designs
  • Ensure that lessons learned, cross platform design standards, and best practices are incorporated into project designs
  • Provide the preliminary internal engineering needed to support the Development pipeline, including providing preliminary road layouts, and surveying activity
  • Provide overall site assessment, including existing road evaluation, identification of potential wetlands, and proposed collection system layouts
  • Coordinate project construction with Project Managers and Site Construction Managers to resolve critical and time-sensitive construction-related civil issues;
  • Ensure that final construction documentation (i.e., "As-Builts") accurately reflects the installed facility and is complete for all project work
  • Maintain active involvement in all phases of work related to civil design, including wind turbine micro-siting and access road location
  • Maintain active involvement in all phases of work performed by Electrical Engineering Managers related to civil engineering design, including high-voltage substation location and generator lead line and medium-voltage collection system routing
  • Ensure that responses to Requests for Information on projects under construction are provided in a timely manner
  • Attend monthly project construction meetings to maintain current knowledge of project status and to provide support and direction to achieve on-time project completion;
  • Collaborate with Operations and Asset Management staff to ensure that designs capture operational experience and needs
  • Lead or assist with investigations of civil-related issues at operational wind farms, including root cause analysis as needed
  • Direct new civil design for existing facilities as needed due to weather-related issues, land owner issues, or project modifications
  • Support development of detailed standard maintenance procedures for operating facilities as needed
  • Additional duties as required

    Direct Reports: 0 direct reports; manages multiple external consultants
    Travel: 50 - 60% - Willingness and ability to travel

    Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering
  • Professional Engineering (PE) licensure require and must be active
  • 5 - 10 years of design and engineering experience
  • Comprehensive knowledge of applicable industry standards and codes, including Uniform Building Code (UBC), International Building Code (IBC), American Concrete Institute (ACI), American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC), Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute (CRSI), National Fire Protection Association, (NFPA), and American National Standards Institute (ANSI)
  • Comprehensive knowledge of land surveying methods and practices, aerial photography and mapping (including UTM and NAD coordinate systems), and geospatial references
  • Proficient knowledge of all applicable aspects of the civil engineering discipline, including expert knowledge in at least two subject matter areas
  • Proficient knowledge of AutoCAD, GIS, and other discipline-relevant software

    Position Requirements

    Behavioral Requirements:

  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills
  • Strong organizational commitment and high attention to detail
  • Strong level of initiative and ability to work unsupervised
  • Ability to demonstrate strategic vision
  • Strong time-management skills
  • Ability to work successfully with a team daily in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • Demonstrated ability to provide engineering support on multiple concurrent projects
  • Ability to plan, schedule, track, and monitor project progress; knowledge of Microsoft Project and/or Primavera preferred
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, including presentation skills

    Physical Demands & Working Conditions:

  • Sitting/Standing/Flexibility: Ability to stand and sit for 8 or more hours when in an office environment
  • Speech/Reading:  Ability to speak, read, and write English proficiently and deliver a variety of instructions furnished in written, verbal, diagram, or schedule form
  • Lifting: Ability to lift items weighing up to 20 pounds
  • Vision/Hearing: Ability to understand a variety of instructions furnished in written, verbal, diagram, or schedule form
  • Safety: Ability to understand and communicate safety precautions when necessary

    We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.


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