Sr. Plant Engineer (with extensive hands-on experience with the planning, design, and installation of physical plant systems)

Location: Pasadena, CA
Date Posted: 14-06-2017
Position: Senior Plant Engineer
Location: Pasadena, CA
Full-time Direct Hire (with great benefits)


Our client is looking for a Senior Plant Engineer (SPE) to lead the design, specification, procurement, integration, testing, and commissioning of the physical plant systems required to support operation of the observatory. This position is based in Pasadena, CA.

If qualified and interested, please email your resume to mary@jba.com for immediate consideration.

Main Qualifications:
  • A minimum of a BS degree in mechanical or industrial engineering or closely related field
  • The candidate must be able to demonstrate superior engineering expertise with physical plant systems for complex and high-reliability facilities
  • 10 years of relevant hands-on experience with the planning, design, and installation of physical plant systems for complex technical facilities
  • The successful candidate will have a proven track record in specifying, designing, managing, constructing, and operating physical plant systems for remote industrial facilities
  • Demonstrated leadership, organizational, and management skills
  • Ability to prepare documents, reports, and oral presentations
  • Demonstrated ability to work efficiently and collaboratively within a group setting
  • Knowledge of standards and best practices in industrial physical plant systems, PLCs, and remote monitoring techniques
 
Desired Qualifications:
  • M.S. degree in Mechanical or Industrial Engineering or closely related field
  • 8 years of relevant experience with complex physical plant systems for complex technical projects and facilities
  • Experience with ground-based observatory physical plant systems
 
Working conditions:
  • Open plan engineering office. 
  • Travel as described above.
  • Ability to work at an altitude of 8500 feet for extended periods
  • Flexibility to work outside of core business hours and travel to Client’s partner locations, vendor facilities, and to the Client’s site outside the U.S. as necessary.
 
Main Responsibilities:
  • Develop and manage the design, procurement, construction, installation, and commissioning of the physical plant subsystems for the observatory.
  • Develop and manage the design, procurement, construction, installation, and commissioning of local electrical power systems to supply each of the plant and utility subsystems for the observatory.
  • Interface and work collaboratively with a wide range of technical and non-technical stakeholders, including scientists, electrical engineers, systems engineers, mechanical and structural engineers, site operations personnel, facility managers, and construction managers.
  • Work with other  subsystem groups to document the physical plant ICDs (Interface Control Documents) between subsystems, contribute to definition of remote monitoring system requirements, specification of sensors, and selection of PLCs.
  • Act as the technical point of contact for contractors and other groups for the observatory physical plant subsystems.
  • Prepare cost and schedule estimates, proposals, design review documents, and presentations for internal and external project reviews.
  • Ensure that physical plant system designs comply with US, and outside US/or international codes, standards, and certifications
  • Provide leadership in FMECA analyses of plant and utility systems for operationally critical facilities
  • Oversee the installation of physical plant systems during construction, integration, test, commissioning, and transition to operations
  • Coordinate enclosure, telescope, and facilities Assembly, Integration, and Test (AIT) and commissioning plans for the physical plant and associated electrical power systems.
‚ÄčThe client offers a comprehensive benefits package including Medical, Dental, Vision, 401k program (automatic contribution of 10%-20%), 15 pd holidays + pd vacation 24 days per year.
 
If interested, please e-mail your resume to mary@jba.com as a word document with the following information:
Name of the candidate:
Two Tel. numbers ( Home and cell):
E-mail address:
Availability Date upon confirmation:
Current Location:
Number of years of related experience per above requirement:
Hands-on experience with the planning, design, and installation of physical plant systems for complex technical facilities:
Your salary range:


 

Mary Avikians
Client Services Manager
JBA International, LLC
1192 N. Lake Avenue, Pasadena, CA  91104
Direct: 626-204-6914
E-mail: mary@jba.com
www.jba.com
 
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