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Mainstream Renewable Power is looking for an Electrical System QA Engineer to join the team in our Dublin office.

What will you do?

  • Be responsible for providing Electrical Engineering Quality Assurance (QA) support to Development, Construction and Engineering team members globally.

  • Generate and manage templates for electrical plant commissioning method statements, Factory Acceptance Test (FAT) reports, Site Acceptance Test (SAT) reports, Engineering study and survey Scope of Works (SoWs), internal plant inspection lists and other useful quality-related documents; and reviewing Contractor templates utilized on Mainstream’s global projects (Chile, South Africa and others) during project Construction and Operations phase.

  • Responsible for researching global best practices and international Engineering standards (ISO, EN, NCh, SANS, TCVN, etc.) and ensuring their deployment into QA templates.

  • Responsible for review of test plans and method statements from OEMs and Construction Contractors, and subsequent review of test results and reports (FAT and SAT) in a supportive role to the local Engineering teams during Construction stage.

  • Support Global Engineering team members with queries and technical concerns related to QA, testing and commissioning.

  • Be a significant contributor to Mainstream’s key engineering documents; including Employer’s Requirements (ERs), Mainstream’s Global Development Standard (GDS), Engineering SoWs; with the inclusion of ‘lessons learnt’ into future updates.

  • Responsible for managing the capturing of lessons learnt from local Engineering (and other) team members globally and will be focused on continuous improvement.

  • Responsible for providing electrical engineering support to the Central Engineering team in Dublin by participating in preliminary design development and the delivery of workshops on the Employer’s Requirements, design review process best practice and other QA aspects of the department as it supports the local Engineering teams in their completion of their projects.

Purpose of the Role:

  • To generate (and provide technical input into existing) quality-related technical Construction, Commissioning and Operations templates; including FATs, SATs and Commissioning method statements, Engineering SoWs and related documents.
  • To support the global Engineering teams with technical review of electrical quality-related test results and reports from the project sites during Construction, FAT, SAT, live commissioning and Operations phase.
  • To analyze related commissioning and test reports to ensure compliance with Mainstream’s ERs, applicable national & international standards and industry best-practice.
  • To analyze and proactively report any quality shortcomings in global project Engineering practices; and to support the correction thereof with the participation of local and Central Engineering team members and management.
  • To proactively drive the update of existing (and development of new) project-related documents and templates (and the review thereof in participation with local Engineering team members) to better ensure compliance with Mainstream’s ERs, Mainstream’s GDS, applicable national & international standards and industry best-practice.
  • To investigate electrical incidents on global projects when they arise and participate in the study of the underlying reasons to proactively capture learnings from the project for incorporation into Engineering and general templates.  
  • To provide Central Engineering team support services by providing technical inputs and learnings from site documentation for inclusion in the ERs, GDS and other standard templates.
  • To support the Central Engineering team in ongoing updates to (and development of new) Global Electrical Safety Committee (GESC) electrical switching and other standards to drive personnel safety and the protection of electrical plant.
  • To support local Engineering teams with participation/witnessing of international FATs in a supportive role and only when required (necessitating international travel) on an infrequent basis.
  • To support the Electrical Engineering personnel in other offices globally (i.e. APAC, South Africa, Chile) related to informal training of global Electrical personnel (e.g. workshops, lunch and learns, video recordings) on QA best practices and systems on a recurring basis. This may necessitate infrequent international travel to those offices.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Researching Electrical Engineering best practices and international & national standards for inclusion in templates and as related to Engineering report reviews.
  • Creating and updating Engineering templates: Method statements for FATs, SATs and Commissioning works, Engineering SoWs and related documents.
  • Ongoing detailed review of Mainstream’s ERs as part of the review of quality-related Engineering templates, Contractor designs and Contractor test & commissioning templates and reports.
  • Hosting training and ongoing communication of Engineering templates and best practices as related to electrical plant QA.
  • Ensuring proper and safe storage of new and existing Engineering templates.
  • Supporting Central Engineering team updates to Mainstream’s ERs and GDS.
  • Participating in and hosting regular Electrical plant planning and QA meetings, discussions and conference calls with both internal and external teams.
  • Managing the capture of lessons learnt from international Engineering and other team members for consideration; and implementing necessary associated updates to Engineering and Mainstream templates.
  • Occasional national & international travel in support of personal training, conferences, meetings, FATs (within the EU), workshops and general knowledge sharing.
  • Maintaining a positive attitude that works well in an environment conductive to positive morale, quality, creativity, and a team-oriented workplace.
  • Ongoing participation in international & national Electrical Engineering conferences & training.

RELATED SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED:

Education & Experience:

  • A BSc (Eng) or BEng (Honours) Degree in Electrical Engineering, Electro-Mechanical Engineering or related.
  • A minimum of three (3) years’ work experience in an Electrical Engineering profession/role. Solar PV and Wind project experience is an advantage. Substation design or substation commissioning experience is essential.

Knowledge:

  • Electrical technical/hands-on training, education or experience is an advantage.
  • Excellent English written and oral communications skills.
  • Experience of working in project construction, commissioning or operations.
  • Good experience with Microsoft software packages; including Microsoft Word, Excel, Teams and Outlook.
  • Specialist software packages experience in MS Project and MS SharePoint Online is an advantage.

Organizational and interpersonal skills:

  • Well-organized, detail-oriented, enthusiastic and confident, with excellent problem-solving skills.
  • High levels of persistence and tenacity to ensure standards are implemented and project works are conducted to a high quality.
  • A creative thinker and planner.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Ability and willingness to work effectively in a team environment as well as individually.
  • Someone with the ability to multi-task, prioritize, and meet deadlines.
  • A person with a "can-do" attitude who demonstrates hands-on accountability for their work.
  • Ability to hold the respect and confidence of team members and project partners.
  • Ability to get on well and work well with others.
  • Courteous and helpful manner.
  • Ability to communicate clearly to various groups of people.

Cognitive:

  • Ability to think conceptually and strategically.
  • Ability to anticipate problems, effectively seek out pertinent information that identifies the cause(s) of a problem and to then select the correct solution.
  • Ability to initiate and put in place effective systems.
  • Ability to use own initiative.

Other:

  • An unrestricted driver’s license.
  • The ability to travel internationally on an infrequent basis for short periods of time (Valid passport, with no previous business/holiday visa application rejections).
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