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Date:  Sep 23, 2022
Location: 

Kincardine, ON, CA

Operating Sector:  Nuclear

Position Title:  Area Manager

I.    ABOUT US

The Shoreline Power Group is a Joint Venture of Aecon, United and SNC-Lavalin.  Shoreline Power Group will be completing the Fuel Channel and Feeder Replacement (FCFR) project.  The joint venture has been awarded a contract by Bruce Power to execute the Unit 6 and Unit 3 FCFR at the Bruce Nuclear Generating Station in Kincardine, Ontario. 

This project is part of Bruce Power’s Life Extension Program, which will allow Bruce Power’s CANDU units to continue to operate safely through to 2064, the project is the centerpiece of the Major Component Replacement (MCR) program to replace the main components of the reactor. Unit 6 is the first of six reactors being replaced by Bruce Power through the MCR program. 

The scope of work includes the removal and replacement of calandria tubes, pressure tubes, and feeders for Unit 6 and Unit 3, as well as construction management and trade labor. Work is scheduled to commence in June 2020, with expected completion in the third quarter of 2022. 

II.    PURPOSE OF THE POSITION
As an Area Manager, reporting to the Sr Project Manager, you will have the overall responsibility for successful execution of defined segments of work within the project, including achieving our operational goals for Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) of Safety, Quality, Schedule, Cost.  The primary responsibilities include schedule development and maintenance, scope/change management, budget (hours and cost) management, organizational management (establish adequate resources to perform the work) and overall coordination of work groups (construction, safety, engineering, training, procurement, tooling, contracts management, project controls and key client stakeholders

Position Overview 
The Shoreline Power Group is a Joint Venture of Aecon, United and SNC-Lavalin.  Shoreline Power Group will be completing the Fuel Channel and Feeder Replacement (FCFR) project.  The joint venture has been awarded a contract by Bruce Power to execute the Unit 6 and Unit 3 FCFR at the Bruce Nuclear Generating Station in Kincardine, Ontario. This project is part of Bruce Power’s Life Extension Program, which will allow Bruce Power’s CANDU units to continue to operate safely through to 2064, the project is the centerpiece of the Major Component Replacement (MCR) program to replace the main components of the reactor. Unit 6 is the first of six reactors being replaced by Bruce Power through the MCR program.  The scope of work includes the removal and replacement of calandria tubes, pressure tubes, and feeders for Unit 6 and Unit 3, as well as construction management and trade labor. Work is scheduled to commence in June 2020, with expected completion in the third quarter of 2022. 

 

As an Area Manager, reporting to the Sr. Project Manager, you will have the overall responsibility for successful execution of defined segments of work within the project, including achieving our operational goals for Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) of Safety, Quality, Schedule, Cost.  The primary responsibilities include schedule development and maintenance, scope/change management, budget (hours and cost) management, organizational management (establish adequate resources to perform the work) and overall coordination of work groups (construction, safety, engineering, training, procurement, tooling, contracts management, project controls and key client stakeholders.  

 

What You'll Do Here

  • Manage Series Teams to provide support to Construction Trades for all planned work activities.
  • Ensure resources are allocated to prepare and close-out relevant documents including but not limited to ACERs, project plans, CWPs, work plans, work orders, and lesson learned.  Lead process improvement initiatives to minimize cost to the project.
  • Overall coordination of interfaces between work groups to ensure work in the field is executed on cost and on budget:
    • BP (operations, control maintenance, work management, construction, safety) 
    • Other vendors
    • Planning
    • Engineering
    • Training 
    • Procurement
    • Tooling
    • Project controls  
  • For all assigned Series of work in the FCFR project, safely manage and lead the preparation and execution of the work throughout the lifecycle.
  • Build the Series Team through matrix assignments from the project organization.
  • Be knowledgeable of the work including:
    • The Engineering Change Notice (if applicable).
    • The technical specification.
    • The area in the field where the work is being performed.
  • Ensure series plans are developed and updated with schedule and logic showing all successors and predecessors (including ties to other projects).
  • Ensure reports are provided to communicate progress and status.
  • Be available on-site during the execution date window for the series to help keep the work moving to schedule.
  • Ensure issues are dealt with expeditiously and with the correct priority. This includes identifying the need for Significant Issue Resolution (SIR) teams when necessary.
  • Accountable for technical support, leadership, production targets and success of assigned FCFR Scope. 
  • Drive the readiness process for the assigned group of series including logistic planning, material availability, ALARA Plans, Contingency plans, work protection permits, training, work orders, Permitry, FME plans, Lift plans, scaffolding, drill card, TSSA reviews.
  • Schedule Lessons Learned meetings and ensure they are documented and filed appropriately.
  • Promote the use of the Shoreline ACER System to track adverse conditions and strive to prevent recurrences.
  • Manage the process to ensure that all planned inspections, examinations, calibrations, and surveillance activities are scheduled and executed as required.
  • Identify, report, and secure approval for deviations from the design documents as they occur.  This includes Field Change Requests (FCR) and Concession Applications for Suppliers (CAS).
  • Provide and ensure effectiveness of the liaison function between field trades and design engineers for problem resolution and information flow.
  • Establish and maintain interfaces with other internal groups (including Shoreline and BP), subcontractors and suppliers supporting the project.
  • Participate in assessing training needs.
  • Will oversee the Series entire team they have support and resources needed to complete their tasks.
  • Accountable for the readiness and operability of the tools to ensure they are always available when required and that there is no slippage or effects on the critical path because of a tooling issue. This includes but not limited to:
    • Tooling readiness T-minus schedule activities.
    • Tooling maintenance, calibration and changes (ECN process) or improvements.
    • Decisions regarding in situ changes or tool swapping during execution.
  • Ensure schedule is being followed and activities are being completed.
  • Advise on troubleshooting and tool design changes that may be required. Collaborate with Design Authority on whether a change or modification is to be performed on the tool or not. 
  • Ensure Series Team is always interfacing and coordinating with the Construction, Warehouse and TTMU teams.
  • Responsible to review tooling work orders in TMS and track all movements of his/her toolsets.
  • Directly supervise direct-reporting personnel.
  • Acting supervisor for personnel from other departments, should they be assigned to the portion of the project for which the AM is responsible.
  • Administration of succession plans and performance reviews.
  • Preparation of job description, roles and responsibilities for staff.
  • Ensure all employees are fully trained for the function they are expected to fulfill.
  • Dependent on project size and type may supervise:
    • Project Coordinator(s)
    • Project Engineer(s)
    • Tooling Technicians, Engineers, SMEs
    • Jr. Project Coordinator, Jr.Readiness Coordinator or Engineering Co-Op Student
    • Project Scheduler/Planner(s)
    • Indirect reports from all project functions (QC, Engineering, Training, etc)
  • Drive an inclusive culture to promote equity, welcome different perspectives, and enable career progression by fostering a sense of belonging.
  • Other duties as required.

 

What You Will Bring to the Team

  • P. Eng and 4 year technical or business administration degree or equivalent.  Alternate degrees/certifications in combination with applicable experience to be considered in lieu. 
  • Minimum 5 years project management experience.
  • Applied knowledge of nuclear project work, financial operations, project controls methods/standards, estimating and employee relations.
  • Direct experience related to large scale Fuel Channel and/or Feeder Replacement in a CANDU power plant.
  • Excellent analytical and organizational skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Excellent computer skills (typical MS suite programs).
  • Be a champion of inclusion and diversity.

 

Aecon fosters diversity, inclusion and belonging within and across our organization. We welcome all to apply including, women, visible minorities, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity.

 

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