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The Power Grids business offers power and automation products, systems, service and software solutions across the generation, transmission and distribution value chain.
ABB Grid Integration support customers in creating stronger, smarter and greener grids adapted to meet the needs of the changing power landscape. Our system solutions are designed and delivered to provide the highest lifecycle value with the lowest risk.
Our Grid Integration business has an exciting opportunity for experienced Site Supervisors to join our team, in either our New Plymouth or Hamilton site. Our projects are diverse, and we are looking for someone who thrives on the day to day challenges of being on site, supporting our teams and the Project Manager. This person needs to be an excellent planner, communicator and a leader who can get the best out of the team.
You will be responsible for supervising and coordinating all on-site activities ensuring that cost-effective execution of project deliverables are met in accordance with the contract specifications, schedule, quality & safety standards, all within a timely manner.
Plans project on-site activities with Project Manager including necessary local resources, equipment and milestones.
Coordinates agreement between customer and external resources on construction targets, health and safety requirements, site organization and policy.
Responsible, from receiving the assigned site area from the customer or Project Manager to handing over to the end customer on completion day, for coordinating all on-site activities to ensure the successful execution of start-up, construction, erection, testing and commissioning activities in alignment with contract specifications, quality standards, schedule, and safety requirements.
Serves as a project representative by building and maintaining effective relationships with customers as well as other local organizations such as authorities, banks, and suppliers to ensure their active support of field activities.
Ensures detailed and up-to-date construction Health & Safety (H&S) plan is in place in respect of each work package, compliant with the ABB H&S plan.
Ensures all on-site resources are properly trained on company health, safety and environment policy and proactively promotes health and safety considerations to project partners throughout the project.
Empowered to suspend any activities on site in case of OHS violation and, if a situation arises, takes the necessary steps to ensure that ABB employees and other persons who may be present are not put at risk.
Ensures correct handling, storage and installation of ABB-delivered equipment, coordinating on-site storage as well as shipment logistics to secure timely site delivery of equipment and material.
Manages the sub-contractors on site hired by ABB to ensure necessary quality and progress achieved to meet delivery date and agreed standards.
Controls project cost for the project site work, monitors actual spend against forecasts, and estimates final cost for the same.
Ensures all documentation is modified and updated as necessary, the document handling system is maintained, and latest revisions are used for the construction work on site.
Ensures (with HR support) that the area of responsibility is properly organized, staffed, skilled and directed. Guides, motivates and develops direct and indirect reports within HR policies.
Living ABB’s core values of safety and integrity, which means taking responsibility for your own actions while caring for your colleagues and the business.
5+ Site supervisor experience and come from a Field Service Engineering/Technician role
Experience in MV/HV industry is mandatory.
A minimum standard of on-site project work including MV-HV switchgear, circuit breaker refurbishment, transformers, installations & upgrades is preferred.
Demonstrated leadership capability is essential.
Experience working on & understanding construction sites & their related protocols.
At least an intermediate level of computer literacy is required.
Driver’s license is required as the role will require driving a company vehicle.
Capable of undertaking heavy work (lifting test equipment), and demonstrated experience working at heights is required.
Previous project supervision experience essential
More about us
Bring your very own sense of pride and purpose as you help us drive forward the Fourth Industrial Revolution – creating a sustainable future for our planet, and your career. Join ABB and harness the power of our diverse global network, as you collaborate with and learn from our world-class teams. Above all, challenge yourself every day. Let’s write the future, together.
It is an exciting time to join ABB Power Grids. ABB and Hitachi have signed an agreement to create a joint venture (JV). By combining ABB Power Grids’ with Hitachi’s complementary strengths, we plan to form a new and stronger global leader in the power sector. ABB Power Grids and Hitachi will have more than 230 years of combined heritage and experience. Together, we will be well-positioned to shape the future of energy, with pioneering technologies, as the partner of choice for enabling a stronger, smarter and greener grid. The transaction is expected to be completed by the first half of 2020, subject to regulatory approvals. Join us on this exciting journey.
Recruitment Agencies please be aware that this role is being managed by the internal ABB Talent team directly. We will reach out to our preferred agency partners should we require support. Your adherence to our process is appreciated.