• Power and Distribution Manager

    Posted Date 5 months ago(11/28/2018 9:17 AM)
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    Power and Distribution
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  • Mission for this Position

    At Baffinland, we work and live beyond the Arctic Circle, mining iron ore at our Mary River property. Located in the Qikiqtani Region on Baffin Island, Nunavut, it’s one of the world’s most captivating and seldom seen destinations and we are looking for people ready to share, build, and grow with our company.

    We are a unique company with a strong management team. Our leadership team has amassed specialty experience on northern mining projects from community consultation and permitting, through to operation. Our workforce brings together the modern practice of safe, sustainable mining and the enduring value of a traditional culture, which is rapidly advancing. The result is a work and community experience you won't find anywhere else.


    The Power and Distribution Manager will report to General Manager. The candidate will be responsible for the Power and Distribution team and manage a team of direct reports.


    Main Accountabilities

    Operational Responsibility:

    • Responsible for planning and conducting independent electrical engineering work requiring sound judgement in evaluation, selection, application and adaption of electrical engineering techniques, procedures and criteria.
    • Tracks power distribution equipment supplier metrics, and takes steps to address issues / improve costs based on actual cost results.
    • Oversee the research of new technology as it pertains to your respective area of expertise. Stay on the forefront of technological advances.
    • Develops and coordinates the implementation of cost effective electric system policies and practices to support operating business unit processes. Develops and executes overall plan to assess and manage electrical distribution infrastructure.
    • Responsible for the analysis of electric distribution delivery systems to identify and resolve system performance problems.
    • Experience with PLC and DCS systems
    • Knowledge of low and medium voltage power distribution including transformers, switchgear, and breaker operation, design and maintenance.
    • Design and coordinate maintenance of electrical utilities and associated power distribution equipment
    • Power system and power quality analysis to include bonding and grounding
    • Manage construction projects by in-house associates and trades
    • Ensure compliance with Government, State, and Local regulations and codes
    • Resolves problems using solutions that involve existing or new techniques, technologies, or concepts.
    • Forecasts operating cost of department and assists in budget planning.
    • Advises management of new developments which may affect profit, schedule, costs, customer relations, and/or inter-departmental relations.
    • Provides direction and example for interpretation and application of Company policies and procedures to the power distribution activities.
    • Maintains a working knowledge of new technologies which may improve operations, and develops recommendations accordingly.
    • Maintains a working knowledge of safety policies and regulations to ensure duties of self and others are performed in a safe manner.

    Supervisory Responsibilities:

    • Supervise Superintendents, Supervisors and oversee projects and quality control.
    • Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with Company policies and applicable laws.
    • Provides functional leadership between field operating personnel, customer representatives and general office departments to ensure alignment with strategic plan. Interface with business unit representatives on cross-functional project teams.
    • Interviews potential employees and makes recommendations to hire qualified employees
    • Trains and mentor’s direct employees, including development plans to challenge and perpetuate growth.
    • Plans, assigns, and directs related work.
    • Monitors progress against production schedules and takes corrective action to ensure timely completion of assignments by engineering personnel.

    Position Competency:

    • Reading one-line Diagram
    • Perform pay back analysis
    • Competency in Power analysis software
    • Competency in Power monitoring software
    • Knowledge of electrical wiring
    • Microsoft office knowledge (Excel, Word, Powerpoint)


    Main Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent
    • Minimum 10+ years' experience in the electrical trade
    • Minimum 10 years' experience as an Electrical Superintendent or Equivalent experience
    • Able to read and understand blueprints and schematics
    • Good Communication skills
    • Strong organizational skills


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