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[Commissioning Manager] Lead Electrical Commissioning Engineer - STEEL industry exp. preferred

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Title:                            Lead Electrical Commissioning Engineer

Position Type:            Contract

Location:                    Pueblo, CO

Reports to:                 Commissioning Manager

Status:                        Non-Exempt

Project Description:

Brownfield new rail mill with a production capacity of 650,000 short tons per annum located in Pueblo, CO.

Job Description:

The Lead Electrical Commissioning Engineer is a supervisory role and is in the project delivery organization with responsibility and accountability for electrical startup and commissioning related activities, including operations, while ensuring the work is performed in conformance with the project objectives and requirements.  Principal areas of responsibility for the Lead Electrical Commissioning Engineer are the supervision of electrical commissioning, testing, oversight of third-party electrical testing company, startup and initial operation of electrical systems, sub-systems, and equipment.  The Lead Electrical Commissioning Engineer is also responsible for assuring compliance with all OSHA Lockout/Tagout (LOTO) and other safety procedures from construction release and turnover through completion of the commissioning phase.  The Lead Electrical Commissioning Engineer reports to the Commissioning Manager and is accountable for implementation and delivery to meet key project objectives and performance goals.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Electrical systems operating and maintenance principles.
Transformers, switchgear/motor control centers, DC power systems, uninterruptible power supplies, motors, and generators.
Substations/switchyards electrical commissioning and operational principles.
Construction completion requirements.
Pre-commissioning and commissioning requirements.
High voltage testing requirements.
Operational requirements for permissive conditions and interlocks.
OSHA site requirements.
Generates and maintains records of tests and other commissioning related activities to include assisting in the development of electrical commissioning procedures.
Approves record and test document generated by Electrical Commissioning Engineers and Technicians.
Maintains communications to ensure accurate and timely flow of information.
Advises commissioning management of developments that may affect project costs, schedules, and client relations.
Review of system turnover packages.
Track and report on all issues affecting electrical startup and commissioning and promptly advising commissioning management of issues that may impact achievement of project goals and objectives.
Ensure that spare parts and consumables necessary for operation of the assigned system are available.
Request operator, construction craft or vendor assistance as necessary.
Ensure commissioning activities that require craft support are planned, communicated, and completed. Provide direction to craft to support commissioning activities i.e., installation of temporary equipment, cleaning and replacing strainers, and repair or replacement of deficient equipment.
Develop, communicate, manage weekly and daily electrical commissioning work plans.
Provide progress and schedule updates.

Job Requirements:

The candidate should be able to read and understand corporate programs, policies, procedures, and instructions specific to the commissioning & startup activities and agreement. Qualifications include the following:
Detailed understanding of electrical checkout and testing procedures.
Ability to read and understand technical electrical documentation and drawings.
Ability to conduct fault finding.
Ability to read and understand schedules.
Demonstrated successful performance as Lead Electrical Commissioning Engineer of multiple heavy industrial projects.
Demonstrated competencies around OSHA Lockout/Tagout requirements.
Positive self-starter with ability to work well under pressure with limited supervision.
Ability to organize, manage and supervise an electrical commissioning team.
Proficient with use of Microsoft Office Products (Access, Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook).

Physical Requirements:

We also changed the wording from Ability to do walking, reaching, climbing, stooping and lifting (up to 75 pounds) to the following:
Ability to walk, reach, climb, stoop, and lift (up to 75 pounds). 
Education / Experience:

Engineering Degree, Technology Certification, or equivalent experience.
OSHA-10 required; OSHA-30 preferred.
8+ years electrical commissioning experience on similar projects.

**Please note that the compensation information that follows is a good faith estimate for this position only and is provided pursuant to the Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act and Equal Pay Transparency Rules. The hourly rate range below is an estimate and represents the low and high end of the hourly rate for this position. Actual hourly rate will vary and may be above or below the range based on various factors as permitted by Colorado Equal Pay Transparency Rule 4.1.2. It assumes that the successful candidate will be in Colorado or perform the position from Colorado. Similar positions located outside of Colorado will not necessarily receive the same compensation. **


The hourly rate for this position generally ranges between $60-$75 Hourly. This position is eligible to participate in PIC’s benefits effective the first of the month following 30 days of employment. Available benefits include: 2 different medical plans, Dental, Vision, FSA’s, HSA, Life Insurance, AD&D Insurance, disability, and 401K.

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