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Manager NPD Electrical Controls amp Instrumentation

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Job type: Distributed Energy & Power (DE&P) is a global business unit within Centrica, set with the mission to help customers discover and unlock value via the energy-consuming and energy-producing assets they have on their own sites. In North America, we have existing and forthcoming solutions for which we provide engineering and construction services to deliver projects across the North America for commercial, industrial, and institutional customers wishing to reduce energy consumption and/or generate energy. The New Product Development & Production team, in which this role resides, is responsible for supporting proposals & sales, design develop & produce CHPs gensets and control panels, and performing services and executing projects through unparalleled Health & Safety, Engineering and design delivering services and projects while exceeding our customeru2019s expectations. In North America, we design build and manage projects from small to large scale in the distributed energy spectrum. Distributed Energy & Power North America (DE&P NA) is seeking a highly motivated Manager of New Product Development (NPD) Controls, Electrical & Instrumentation. The successful candidate will have strong knowledge in controls & instrumentation, engine control, and overall balance of plant instrumentation and data collection. The successful candidate will manage a team responsible to develop, engineer and design electrical distribution, control panels & instrumentation for distributed generation (combined heat and power, standby units, micro-grids, etc.), renewable energy, energy efficiency, and demand management projects throughout the DE&P NA footprint. Additionally, the successful candidate will be responsible to set deadlines, assign responsibilities and monitor and summarize progress of their team. He/ she also must further develop and foster strong relationships throughout the organization and with our suppliers including equipment vendors and engineering support. CE&I TEAM LEADING/ORGANIZATION Produce CE&I design plan and organize team work schedules Organize/attend designers risk assessment and HAZOP sessions. Recruit and maintain a highly talented team Conduct/organize new starter training Evaluate staff performance and identify training needs within CE&I team Develop CHP costings for CE&I deign outputs including electrical systems, control panels, control equipment and instrumentation for cost model updates Generate/Contribute to NPD quality procedures generation/development Generate/Contribute to CE&I Control Panel Technical Datasheets for CHP product PRODUCTION OF ELECTRICAL DRAWINGS/ SCHEDULES TO MEET ENGINEERING/CLIENT REQUIREMENTS ON NEW CHP PROJECTS Production of electrical block cable diagrams and cable schedules for use in site installation works Production of control panel drawings for CHP systems, engine control, heat rejection radiators, MV & LV power distribution, pumps and fans to enable control panel manufacture, production build and for reference by site and company service technicians ENGINE CONTROL PANEL DESIGN DRAWINGS When new engines are brought into company portfolio, design power/control systems from engine manufactureru2019s data sheets, drawings and company knowledge/practice Check new designs with relevant departments and ascertain feasibility of design prior to issue of drawings For existing machines carry out ongoing updates and improvements by means of design changes to existing drawings; ensure panel manufacturers are aware of any design changes; test new designs in Production and carry out any modifications as necessary Provide assistance to Production Department on new panel build as necessary CALCULATION OF POWER CABLE SIZING Gather relevant information from all areas u2013 site, company departments, etc. Specify select and size power, control and instrumentation cables Utilize information for relevant purpose e.g. O&M Manuals, cable schedules, etc. TECHNICAL ADVICE/ ASSISTANCE Support sales, project management and engineering in the development of new opportunities and attend meetings Work with panel manufacturers to ensure new build panels are as per design COMMISSIONING Assist on site staff with commissioning process In support of Project Management develop punch list of electrical installations and discuss with contractors Carry out simple panel modifications on site PROJECT CLOSEOUT AND O&M SUPPORT Develop EC&I portions of O&M Manuals and training documentation Complete and issue record copy EC&I documents Maintain archive of all documentation, programs, etc. for all sites to ensure the speedy site restoration following any site failures

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