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Mechanical Engineering Project Manager

at Calpine

Posted: 1/29/2020
Job Reference #: *9CE6493E074DD594

Job Description

Requisition Number

Mechanical Engineering Project Manager



Job Family
Power Operations


Employee Type

Subject to DOT Regulations

Percent of Travel Required

Relocation Provided

Pasadena Fleet Solutions

Responsible for managing the engineering and construction activities necessary to plan, design, license, construct and start-up new power plants. Manages projects from original concept through final implementation and is responsible for administrative/operational/technical leadership of the project(s) including managing of budget.

Defines project scope and objectives. Assembles project teams, assigns individual responsibilities, develops project schedules and is responsible for determining and acquiring resources needed. Must be familiar with the entire scope and requirements of the project(s) and serves as liaison between team members and functional area management requesting project. Ensures adherence to quality standards and reviews project deliverables.

Recommends and takes action to direct the analysis and solutions of problems. Responsibilities may include contracts, supply chain, quality assurance, government relations, public relations, etc. May identify, evaluate and hire outside contractors as needed throughout all phases of development, and coordinate with internal technical functions.

May supervise and coordinate the engineering and construction, audit, and contract groups associated with assigned project. Complexity and scope of project varies based on level of experience.

• Solid, working knowledge.
• Experienced professional with full understanding of job, company and industry practices.
• Performs in fully-functioning capacity, equivalent to a journey level contributor.
• Oversees one or more smaller or medium sized projects or a major subcomponent of a large project or projects of moderate risk.
• Makes decisions regarding own work, often in ambiguous situations; makes recommendations regarding own function/discipline.
• Solves operational problems and associated technical issues; modifies existing tools, techniques or processes.
• Works on problems of moderate complexity.
• Uses independent judgment within defined policies and practices. Interprets guidelines, select methods, techniques and analytical approach.
• Little instruction on day-to-day work, general instructions on new assignments.
• May be designated project or technical lead for an ongoing process or short-term project within own department.

• Information sharing – gives and receives information such as options, technical direction, instruction and reporting results.

• Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Construction Management.
• Journey – level; typically requires 5+ years experience managing a portion of a large project or independently leading a small project.
• Working knowledge of a wide variety of project management tools, processes and methods.