Chief Project Engineer - Civil

Wärtsilä in Brief:
Wärtsilä is a global leader in advanced technologies and complete lifecycle solutions for the marine and energy markets. By emphasising sustainable innovation and total efficiency, Wärtsilä maximises the environmental and economic performance of the vessels and power plants of its customers. In 2016, Wärtsilä's net sales totalled EUR 4.8 billion with approximately 18,000 employees. The company has operations in over 200 locations in more than 70 countries around the world. Wärtsilä is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki.
Application deadline 2017-07-31
Position description Wärtsilä Energy Solutions is looking for a Chief Civil Project Engineer to join our growing team in the Americas. The position reports to General Manager, Civil Engineering & Layouts and will be part of the civil pool. The position will be based in Houston, Texas.
Responsibilities -Support Sales and Project Organization in Americas region through engineering the appropriate product solution for a project and/or equipment delivery.
-Coach, direct or guide junior engineers. Organize and co-ordinate activities & resources to meet project and group objectives.
-Secure project objectives and deliver results overseeing all technical and economic aspects in assigned responsibility area.
-Make site visits, document findings and present work in written and or oral form to both internal and external project stakeholders.
-Develop and maintain US market knowledge including codes, laws and regulations.
-Manage activities in civil responsibility area and project activities together with suppliers, service providers and internal team members.
-Deliver technical solutions in different project phases responding to customer requirements.
-Ensure that activities (such as quality management, engineering, purchasing, logistics, manufacturing, construction and installation) are performed according to technical solution, contract and or customer requirements.
-Plan and execute activities with the total costs, schedule, quality and customer needs in focus.
-Control and report projects status and results with adequate conclusions.
-Identify, mitigate, monitor and report risks in own responsibility area
-Participate in customer and / or stakeholder negotiations and maintain good customer and / or stakeholder relationships.
-Communicate and work with stakeholders to meet their needs and address concerns and issues.

Technical responsibilities:
-Earthworks and soil improvement
-Concrete structures (foundations and other structures)
-Steel structures (building frames and support structures)
-Building envelope (walls and roof)
Requirements -Strong leader, capable of leading and managing the civil scope in projects. This includes civil design as well as construction/installation aspects.
-Strong ability to understand design of Civil systems and ability to read, direct design and check civil drawings. A thorough understanding of how the civil drawings fit in with other disciplines’ drawings is required.
-Knowledge of civil construction, construction of power plants and associated equipment.
-Subcontracting knowledge to both negotiate and steer hired contractors a big plus.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English (Spanish is a plus);

Information Management:
PC (desktops/laptops), use of MS Office applications and IM tools, AutoCAD, MS Project

Education & Experience:
Bachelor's degree in civil engineering (foreign equivalent acceptable) 2 years working experience in civil engineering and construction.

Project engineering experience is an asset.
Contact person to give further information Successful applicant must be authorized to work in the USA without sponsorship.

We look forward to hearing from you. Qualified candidates must apply online

Wärtsilä North America values our employees. We offer a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package. Wärtsilä North America is an EOE/AA employer.

Country USA
Job area Engineering