Project Engineer - Chennai

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Job Title: Project Engineer - Chennai

Shaping energy solutions to empower sustainable connectivity.

We combine SNC-Lavalin’s project management expertise and ABB’s deep technological knowledge to create a company dedicated to substations – we are Linxon.

Linxon is a joint venture company set up by SNC-Lavalin and ABB to turnkey electrical AC substation projects, combining SNC-Lavalin’s project management expertise and ABB’s deep technological knowledge.

Linxon’s vision is to deliver the best market offer for turnkey substation projects through world-class power technologies and highest level of competence in managing infrastructure projects

Linxon – A Leading Engineering Company:
As one of the leading engineering companies, we help our customers with turnkey solutions in the field of substations for power transmission, renewable energy and transportation.
As a single point of contact we combine the accumulated knowhow of key-suppliers and contractors so that customers benefit from efficient solutions, increased industrial productivity and a lower environmental impact in a sustainable way.

The Role:
The Project Engineer – OPC will be a member of Linxon IN OPC-Chennai Engineering Team and will contribute towards the effective operation of the HUB business. The Project Engineer – OPC will work on project/Tender specific activities assigned to the OPC group along with skilled team on a wide range of international T&D substation projects, classified as medium engineering complexity. Individual contributor using prior theoretical learning or knowledge of methods and technologies to execute work assignments using established solutions. The position provides design for engineering discipline across multiple engineering projects within the OPC. Complete the assignments on multiple projects of moderate size or portions of major projects, cost-effectively and in accordance with contract specifications, quality standards. Highest quality standards are applied, and safety requirements are taken into consideration.

Knowledge & Skill:
• Bachelor’s Degree/Master’s degree in electrical/Power Engineering.
• 7-10 years’ experience in substation design with focus on HV Equipment expertise and overall system design.
• Sound knowledge on engineering of transmission and distribution practices (up to 230kV)
• Knowledge on international standards and best practices related to HV substation & equipment.
• Hands on experience in HV Substation Primary Design engineering preparation of SLD, layout, sections, Specifications, RFQ, BOQ, SCF, DSLP, Earthing system, Busbar sizing, Cable engineering, Auxiliary system etc.
• Understanding of CAD/CAE applications and tools.
• Understanding of electronic records management systems.
• High attention to detail and quality.
• Add on advantage of experience in Rail power distribution systems. (DC/AC system)

Main Accountabilities:
• Evaluates, selects and applies standard techniques and procedures to perform engineering assignments. Provides technical support for installation and commissioning activities. Prepares project documentation within one’s scope of deliverables.
• Secure the completeness of the assigned packages and correct function of the resulting substation system.
• Confirm the engineering is developed, taken into consideration the complete information and all inter discipline checks has been conducted, the results are documented in the project specific storage area.
• Solves problems that appear during engineering development.
• Focus on cost-efficient system solutions
• Report and keep records for all engineering changes. Cooperate with the engineering team and agree on the project specific impacts, caused by the changes.
• Ensure compliance with Linxon and Client engineering guidelines, standards and quality across the complete engineering process.
• Creates work plans and cost estimates in own area of responsibility.
• Co-ordinate clarify with engineers, sub-contractors and suppliers technical issues (within the assigned scope of work) and technical interfaces.
• Collaborate with the site team, attend site during construction phase if necessary.
• Contribute to the risk & opportunity register, by communicating observations.
• Prepare all technical documentation for the equipment specification as input to the purchase requisitions
• Contribute to the Up-to-date design issue log
• Safety – Understand and follow Linxon OHS procedures and guidelines
• Participate at design reviews.
• Provide input for close out report and lessons learned, and follow/review lessons learned for next projects

Engineering Team / Project Lead engineer / Engineering Manager:

• Acts as design authority for the specific engineering disciplines included in the project specific scope of work assigned.
• Close liaison with HV equipment suppliers to ensure engineering integrity and best engineering practice is achieved.
• List, report and address all noted deviations to the engineering specifications, plan and suggest corrective actions

Project Management:
• Supports LE/managers in issuing claims (new/change in scope of work, cost impact, time impact, risk quantifications, etc.). Provides quality solutions as per customer requirements and delivers within budget and contract. Ensures adherence to safety standards and mitigation of potential risks.

Construction Support:
• Clarifying potential issues or providing solutions to correct engineering errors in cooperation with the LPO Lead Engineer.
• Sales
• Assists in preparing proposal/presentation of engineering projects (provision of bills of materials, estimated engineering hours, etc.).

• Do not compromise safety standards
• Contribute actively to the safety by design process.

Supply Chain Management/Suppliers:
• Collaborates with the Supply Chain function to ensure that technical requirements for equipment or services are communicated and agreed on with potential suppliers. Provides technical evaluation of supplier proposals, and accepts as fit for purpose supplied equipment or services

• Knowledge and adherence to Linxon’s Code of Conduct
• Working knowledge and ability to interpret and apply relevant International and local codes and standards and, client standards and specifications.

Application of knowledge to add value
• Demonstrate the interest of continual improvement in the execution of work.

Understanding and implementation of engineering and design process
• Understanding of design deliverables required for conceptual and Detailed Design, establishing appropriate level of detail and checking required for each phase.

Equipment design, specification and procurement activities
• Correctly describe and suggest materials for different services, environments and applications.
• Competently review and comment on vendor data for a wide range of equipment and packages and incorporation of vendor information into the design.

General software and analytical skills
• Experience in the efficient use of Microsoft Office packages
• Experience with job specific software packages such as databases and calculation tools etc.
• Ability to learn and apply new software.

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