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Project Lead Engineer

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Location: San Luis Potosi, San Luis Potosí, Mexico
Job ID: R0040331
Date Posted: Jul 15, 2024
Segment: Green Energy & Mobility
Business Unit: Hitachi Energy
Profession (Job Category): Engineering & Science
Job Type (Experience Level): Entry Level
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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Position Description:

Responsible for the engineering, coordination and execution of all engineering disciplines for HV/MV substation projects, with an emphasis on project safety, cost, quality and reliability.

Primary Responsibilities:

The main purpose of this position is to plan and technical lead for all Engineering disciplines - evaluates, selects and applies standard techniques, procedures and criteria to perform task or sequence of tasks, for conventional projects with few complex features. Executes assignments using established solutions.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Manage and lead all engineering activities, both in-house and outsourced, during the proposal, design and construction stages of HV substation projects with strict adherence to the project contract.

  • Support proposal efforts by introducing and promoting innovation, cost saving ideas, and value-added solutions to the overall system design concept.

  • On-site assessment and evaluation of existing equipment, steel structures, foundations, etc., in so called “brown field” projects

  • Providing expertise and support to the proposal and project teams in validating sub-contractor bids, and in negotiating sub-contracts for electrical substation and switchyard projects

  • Prepare, update and support the project execution engineering activities in the schedule with emphasis on; On-time delivery, Quality of deliverables and Project costs.

  • Evaluates risks and opportunities, strategizes mitigation of one’s engineering projects/programs. Supports the Project Manager in overall project risk and opportunity assessments and implementation of resulting actions. Identifies opportunities for repeating and new businesses

  • Collaborates on project installation, commissioning and site activities, clarifying potential issues or providing solutions to correct engineering errors. Provides technical support to commissioning and start-up activities.

  • Perform technical, cost savings, and constructability reviews of design packages from internal engineering, outsourced sub-contractor engineering and equipment factories.

  • Experience in various design calculation like grounding & shielding, rigid bus calculation, battery & charger sizing, AC & DC auxiliary system, voltage drop calculation, sag & tension calculation, input for substation tower & equipment support structure design.

  • Conform Hitachi Energy Bid packages with Customer Project Documents:

  • Review customer Request for Proposals / Quotations (RFPs / RFQs), and Hitachi Energy proposals to ensure conformance with the bid package by:

  • Identifying and clarifying technical ambiguities and conflicts in the documents

  • Identifying potential or probable risk during construction and installation

  • Developing mitigation strategies for identified risks

  • Work with the proposal team to ensure that the sub-contractor scope of work is clearly defined, that contract Terms & Conditions include appropriate flow downs, and that risks are properly allocated between Hitachi and the sub-contractors

  • Validate Sub-Contractor Bids:

    • Analyze sub-contractor bid responses for inconsistencies, oversights and mistakes

    • Lead sub-contractor bid reviews to resolves bid response inconsistencies, oversights and mistakes

  • Provide cost recommendations to the proposal team based on the bid review analysis Lead the development of single-line diagrams, layout drawings, raceway systems, grounding systems, station service and BOMs for FACTS design packages.

  • Notify the Engineering Manager and the Project Manager of any difficulties encountered in the engineering and design that may adversely impact safety, reliability, quality, cost, or schedule of the project deliverables, and provide recommendations for solutions.

  • Good Knowledge of related engineering tools and software required to accomplish his task (AutoCAD, CYME, ETAP, CDEGS is an asset)

  • Experience in HV power cable system design, including ampacity calculations, cable pulling design, cable vault layouts, cable restraint design, and GIS sealing end/air termination applications, is a bonus.

  • Experience in evaluation of power system study, insulation coordination study, harmonic analysis & capacitor bank sizing etc is desirable.

  • Experience with protection single-lines, schematics, protection and telecommunication interfaces, review of control & protection drawings, CT sizing, relay setting/coordination, is a bonus.

  • Expert knowledge of the benefits and strengths of GIS vs. AIS substations as they relate to reliability, space savings, safety, maintenance, security, aesthetics, life-cycle costs, etc.

  • Provide substation project management support, including managing engineering scope according to technical contracts, equipment procurement, developing change orders, and maintaining project schedules.

  • Adhere to Hitachi Energy - quality processes and document control procedures to ensure design documents are complete and accurate.

Your Background

  • Education/Licenses/Certification Required:  Minimum Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering required; Professional Engineering certification preferred.

  • Experience/Special Skills Required:  Minimum of Six (6) years of technical, commercial and construction experience on HV/MV substation engineering, Procurement & Construction (EPC) projects.

  • Basic knowledge of applicable ANSI standards is required.  Experience with CAD software such as Revit is preferred. 

  • Travel is required; up to 30% both domestic and international.

  • Construction (EPC) projects.

  • Basic knowledge of applicable ANSI standards is required.  Experience with CAD software such as Revit is preferred. 

  • Travel is required; up to 30% both domestic and international.

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