Senior Project Delivery Engineer - Large TX Connections

Gas Networks Ireland operates and maintains Ireland’s €2.7bn, 14,664km national gas network, which is considered one of the safest and most modern renewables-ready gas networks in the world.

Over 720,000 Irish homes and businesses trust Ireland’s gas network to provide efficient and reliable energy to meet their heating, cooking, manufacturing and transport needs.

The gas network is the cornerstone of Ireland’s energy system, securely supplying more than 30% of Ireland’s total energy, including 40% of all heating and almost 50% of the country’s electricity generation.

By working to replace natural gas with renewable gases, such as biomethane and green hydrogen, and complementing intermittent renewable electricity, Gas Networks Ireland is supporting Ireland’s journey to a cleaner energy future.

Gas Networks Ireland is now seeking to appoint a Senior Project Delivery Engineer – Large Tx Connections. The Tx Connections area is experiencing significant growth in the current energy climate. Consequently, the Large Tx Connections Project Delivery team is projecting to connect multiple newly contracted Power Stations to the natural gas network over the next number of years. This role will provide an opportunity to work on multi-disciplinary projects with ongoing collaboration with key external stakeholders and customers while contributing significantly to Ireland’s energy future.

The Role:

 
   

The Asset Delivery function within Gas Networks Ireland is responsible for the end to end planning, designing and delivery of GNI’s portfolio of asset development programmes. Encompassing the three pillars of Project Delivery Management, Design Delivery and Project Services; the Asset Delivery function brings together all the technical and project support capabilities needed to take high-level projects and programmes from the Portfolio Office and translate these through from detailed design and project planning, to construction delivery and handover to Asset Operations. 

Reporting to the Project Manager (Large Tx Connections), the Senior Project Delivery Engineer will be responsible for the end to end planning and delivery of Tx New Connections projects issued to their respective workstream by the Portfolio Office. The Senior Project Delivery Engineer will work closely with key internal stakeholders across the Portfolio Office, Asset Management, TDTT, Design Delivery and Project Services teams; to lead and/or support the successful development and delivery of these projects from Gate 2 through to Gate 4.

Duties and Responsibilities

 

 
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  • Responsible for leading cross functional teams in the design, planning and delivery of specified asset delivery/upgrade projects, including management of project budget, schedule, quality, and customer/stakeholder requirements, from Gate 2 to Gate 4.
  • Responsible for coordinating with Project Delivery Lead and Portfolio Office regarding provision of all project status and KPI information, (e.g. cost expenditure, cost forecast and variance costs); as well as all information necessary for securing all internal and external governance approvals. 
  • Responsible for developing and maintaining project schedules (utilising MS Project) including tracking and reporting on progress against the agreed schedule. Updating project status on a monthly basis through the GNI Project Reporting Portal, Business Objects, Maximo and MS Excel.
  • Responsible for developing, reviewing and collating key documentation as required to progress internal project budget approvals through relevant investment governance committees, in conjunction with Portfolio Office.
  • Coordinate the development of tender and contract documents for Asset Delivery, with respect to procurement of 3rd party services and works contracts as necessary. (Eg. Site Investigations, Engineering Services and Construction Works). Review all project related contractor documentation to ensure compliance with legislation, standards and specifications.
  • Liaising with external stakeholders such as Local Authorities, ESB, Eir, NPWS, TII, regarding full project lifecycle activities/agreements. Includes managing applications where assigned projects require Statutory approvals or planning applications and assisting with any stakeholder public consultations.
  • Responsible for contract management, risk mitigation and change control, per project/programme. 
  • Work with Integrated Delivery Planning to contribute to the development of the single, integrated delivery plan for GNI over the short, medium and longer term.
  • Drive for high performance, setting the standard for continuous improvement in the delivery of projects/programmes.
  • Responsible for the budget management and expenditure for specified projects, from Gate 2 to Gate 4; including certification of all payments to contractors in line with governance guidelines.
  • Ensure project team has oversight of the role of Project Supervisor Design Process (PSDP) through the project lifecycle ensuring appropriate coordination of project designer, maintenance of temporary works & design change registers and ensuring the Project Supervisor Construction Stage (PSCS) adopts appropriate controls to mitigate identified particular risks.
  • Responsible for ensuring all project technical records, including As-Built documentation and Asset Data, are delivered to Project Services team as required.
  • Set high standards for self and team, ensuring a culture of continuous improvement in all areas of project and construction management.
  • Performing other duties as assigned from time to time

Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

 
   
  • Relevant third level degree Engineering, with supplementary qualification in project management desirable.
  • Minimum 5 years post qualification experience managing the delivery of projects and programmes, in the natural gas or similar utility industries (e.g. water, gas, telecommunications)
  • Have a working knowledge of H&S standards and risk management systems e.g. PSDP role etc.
  • Working knowledge of project management and financial management, as well as construction delivery best practice.
  • Proven track record with dealing with complex issues, proactively and in a timely fashion, along with the ability to communicate complex information to others.
  • Knowledge of contract management, commercial risk and dispute management, project supervision and issues reporting, interface management and programme planning.
  • Ability to develop strategic relationships to accomplish the delivery of high priority complex programmes, with multiple stakeholders.
  • Ability to exercise independent judgement in methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for programme optimisation and change control.
  • Excellent communication (both verbal and written) and interpersonal skills.
  • Proven influencing and negotiation skills.

 

Applications, including current Curriculum Vitae, should be emailed to the following address stating the job title and reference number in the subject line of your email: recruit@gasnetworks.ie


The closing date for receipt of applications for this vacancy is the

29 September 2023

Please note that applications submitted after this closing date will not be accepted.

 

Gas Networks Ireland is an equal opportunities employer
We are committed to providing a diverse and inclusive place of work and have a robust strategy and framework called ibelong to enable this. We are an equal opportunity employer and through our recruitment process we welcome and encourage applications from interested and suitably qualified individuals regardless of gender, age, racial or ethnic origin, membership of the traveller community, religion or beliefs, family or civil status, sexual orientation/gender identity or disability.