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Senior Field Operations Manager

  • Job reference: UK0000068
  • Sector: Energy, Nuclear
  • Location: Västerås
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Senior Field Operations Manager – SE (& IQ)

Shaping energy solutions to empower sustainable connectivity.

We combine SNC-Lavalin’s project management expertise and ABB’s deep technological knowledge to create a company dedicated to substations – we are Linxon.

Linxon is a joint venture company set up by SNC-Lavalin and ABB to turnkey electrical AC substation projects, combining SNC-Lavalin’s project management expertise and ABB’s deep technological knowledge.

Linxon’s vision is to deliver the best market offer for turnkey substation projects through world-class power technologies and highest level of competence in managing infrastructure projects

Linxon – A Leading Engineering Company:
As one of the leading engineering companies, we help our customers with turnkey solutions in the field of substations for power transmission, renewable energy and transportation.
As a single point of contact we combine the accumulated knowhow of key-suppliers and contractors so that customers benefit from efficient solutions, increased industrial productivity and a lower environmental impact in a sustainable way.

Mission Statement:
Local accountability for all field operation activities such as civil construction, installation and commissioning works. Ensure site operations and activities are executed in accordance with local laws and regulations, company procedures and are fulfilling contract specifications, quality standards, health, safety & environment requirements and meet our project targets as per individual project key budgets and other milestones as discussed and agreed with respective Project Managers. Coordinate and oversee team development and standardized process development to continually improve our competitiveness for project execution of our projects.

Main Responsibilities and Accountabilities
• Field Operation Leadership

End to end responsibility for field operation (site management, civil, installation and commissioning) execution across various sites with focus in Scandinavia, Iraq and other various countries. Develop, introduce and follow internal processes and tools in close cooperation with the Operations Manager in Sweden, responsible for project execution of all projects on this market.

Responsible for coordinating all field operation activities to ensure timely mobilization of sub-contractor/s for local works, proper manpower planning to manage site mobilization, civil construction, installation, testing and commissioning activities in alignment with contract specifications, quality standards, schedule, health & safety requirements. Support our project manager with instruction and guidelines to fulfill customer satisfaction and demobilize and close the project on time within agreed budget.

Leads and oversees the field operations organization in Sweden and Iraq, ensuring that Linxon policies are consistently followed. Follows, customizes and continuously improves standard processes and gives regular feedback to Operations Manager. Ensures that lessons learned are analyzed and conclusions are incorporated in continuous improvement actions.


Travel to Iraq may be required.

• Tender Support
Participates in Sales planning to schedule tender support for field operation cost estimations, contracting strategies, time schedules, site execution organizations with other functional members to manage quality during our sales process of our target opportunities to secure our business growth with quality.

• Operations planning
Participates in Operations planning and staffing needs with other members of the functional teams and takes actions to forecast budget for internal training courses to close potential gaps in Field Operations functional capacity.

• Health, safety and environment (HSE) and project security
Ensures that all sites within the area of responsibility have detailed and up-to-date Health & Safety (H&S) plans & security protocol in place for each project site, compliant with the Linxon H&S and security plan. Ensures all Civil Construction & Site Managers have conducted all training on company health, safety and environment policy and that our sub-contractors strictly follow all required trainings before being mobilized at site and proactively adhere to health and safety routines established for each project throughout the project lifecycle from mobilization to closure.

• Sub-contractors
In close coordination with Supply Chain and Operation Management, manage selection of the right sub-contractor for each project and ensures that our selected sub-contractors perform the execution as per contractual and customer requirements and that we manage to close the project and demobilize within contractual completion time and budget with full customer satisfaction.

• Field Operations - cost management
Support tender managers with competitive budget for all local works submitted at tender stage. Monitor site spending as per budget including active claim management towards customer or sub suppliers or partners in collaboration with our project managers.
Ensure that site material handling procedures are in place and implemented, as per the Linxon global procedures, that material is properly protected, stored, marked and handed over to the installation contractor

• Documentation
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. Manage and update one complete set of As-Built documentation at site so we can submit contractual As Build documentation to receive Final Acceptance Certificate from customer.

• People leadership and development
Ensures (with HR support) that project construction sites are properly organized, staffed, skilled and directed. Guides, motivates and develops direct and indirect reports as per HR policies.
Support the development of our local field service personnel in close coordination withLinxon functional managers and schedule training courses for each individual for competence improvement.

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