Principal Project Engineer - OEM Manager

Gemma Power Systems is looking for a senior-level project engineer to manage Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) contracts for supply of major equipment for power generation facilities including gas turbines, steam turbines, power boilers, and Heat Recovery Steam Generators.
The responsibility of the OEM Manager is to act as the primary interface with the Original Equipment Manufacturer to ensure that the OEM meets the technical and schedule requirements of the Contract documents. The OEM Manager reports to the Director of Engineering on a functional basis and the Project Manager (PM) on a project basis.
Know and understand all the articles of the OEM technical contract and be able to reference pertinent articles for clarification regarding the responsibilities of the OEM. The OEM Manager will function as the single point contact as the technical interface with the OEM personnel. The OEM Manager must be intimately familiar and well versed in the Division of Responsibility and Scope of Work contained in the OEM technical contract.
Serve as the point of contact with the Engineer of Record and the in-house project design groups. This requires familiarity with each discipline in the Engineer of Records office and the corresponding lead engineering in the home office of the same discipline. This type of interface is utilized to solve design interface issues that must coordinated between the appropriate members of the design team. The OEM Manager is responsible for resolving contradictions between design documents and OEM equipment scope or capabilities.
Monitor the status of documents issued by the OEM and manage the expediting process for late submittals and re-submittals of OEM technical documents
Manage a list of outstanding action items between the OEM, CPS, and the Owner. This list is presented by the OEM Manager in weekly project status conferences, which include participants from the Owner, the Engineer of Record's office, the Project team, and in-house design groups. The OEM Manager provides status updates for the monthly progress reports and attends the monthly project review meetings. In addition, the OEM Manager schedules and chairs teleconferences between the OEM and corresponding engineering interface groups.
Review and sign off of on all monthly invoices for OEM milestone payments for completion of in accordance with the Milestone payment schedule in the Purchase Order.
Help to identify and define design conflicts or functional interface issues utilizing the RFI process. The OEM Manager monitors the master RFI log from inception through resolution to close out this informational exchange. As a result, the OEM Manager will populate any valuable lessons learned from the current project that could be employed for future projects in a lessons learned database that is shared with all the engineering and project teams.
Assist the Project Manager in defining Engineering Work Authorizations (EWA) and Site Work Orders (SWO) with documenting the scope of work. This is followed up by ensuring all extra work outside the scope defined in the technical contract is translated into financial terms that are subsequently settled with the OEM. These EWA and SWO logs are maintained by the OEM field engineers and are reviewed with the OEM manager on a weekly basis.
Direct project field engineers under his control to coordinate on-site field activities with regard to OEM supplied equipment. The OEM site engineers provide progress reports and define interface issues with OEM equipment that require further research to coordinate an agreeable resolution.
Attend selected Customer Witness Points at the OEM manufacturing facilities for quality control inspections and equipment tests to assure that the product meets the design scope, and file a trip report outlining the activities witnessed. This report is forwarded to the Director of Quality Assurance.
Coordinate and witness off-loading of major OEM equipment at intermediate off-loading points during delivery. The OEM Manager aids in the transport of this equipment by coordinating and providing information used in the transportation and permitting process with the associated Departments of Transportation.
Provide contractual and technical assistance for the Project Manager, Procurement Manager, Construction Manager, and Start-up Manager in fulfilling project goals.
Essential Qualifications:
BS - Mechanical Engineering or other degree discipline associated with direct experience in project engineering of large power facilities
10 + years'
Professional Engineering License or able to obtain within 2 years (preferred)
Understand technical requirements for large power generation facilities and equipment
Familiarity with gas turbines, steam turbines, generators, power boilers, and heat recovery steam generators
Familiarity with construction means and methods as they relate to power plants and process facilities
US Citizen or Green Card.
Excellent communication and technical writing skills required. Must be capable of interacting with engineers, suppliers, and shop/construction personnel.
Read, write and communicate using English language sufficient to perform all job functions
Must be proficient in Microsoft Excel and Word

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