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James Stevens

James Stevens

James Stevens

Senior Consultant

James graduated from the University of Kent with a Bachelor of Laws LLB. Following graduation, James spent several years working within the construction, haulage & heavy transportation sectors, during which time, he gained a strong understanding of the engineering and commercial aspect of large-scale construction projects.
In 2017, James joined LSP as an Account Manager. James quickly progressed to Senior Account Manager for one of our major installation and service clients within the wind industry, spanning across the globe. 
Recently, James was promoted to Head of WTG within our blue-collar contract team.

James Jobs

Offshore Wind

Site Technician Supervisor

United States

JOB ID: #7058 Site Technician Supervisor Location: United States Our client is looking for an experienced Lead Site Technician / Site Technician Supervisor whose job will be training the US based (less experienced) Site Tech Supervisors, in how to succeed in their new role. This will mean that this role will most likely be spending some time offshore showing them which tasks may done on the towers. This is why it is a requirement to hold GWO’s. It is expected that the successful candidate will be required to climb towers as well. Key Responsibilities Responsible for the Site Technicians. Rota, timesheets etc. Overall daily planning of tasks and RAMS for the Site Technicians. Train the less experienced Site Technician Supervisors (aka Lead Site Technicians in EU) on how to succeed in their new role. Assist Site Technicians BOP/OSS as required with daily tasks (subject to Site Technicians role description). Managing the maintenance of the OSS- crane, davit lifting systems and manual hoists. Any extra tasks given to the Site Techs by the projects. Snags after installation. Walk-downs and checks (as directed by CM). Assisting SAP's with fitting of locks and chains during commissioning. Servicing, repair, re-fuelling and removal of foundation generators. General maintenance and inspections of mechanical OSS systems (not electrical during construction) including Helideck (Aviation/Temporary Navigation) if applicable. Planning of davit crane operations. Requirements GWO courses: Sea Survival, Working at Heights, First Aid, Fire Awareness, Manual Handling. BOSIET/HUET incl. CA-EBS. OGUK Medical certificate incl. Chester Step. Experience in leading/managing a crew. Relevant education/courses: Slinger & Banksman, Rigging level 1. Five years of relevant experience. Previously worked as a Lead Site Technician. Previously worked as a Site Technician. Experience with training, instructing or similar. Must hold a valid working permit/Visa for the US.

Offshore Wind

Harbour Site Technician

United States

JOB ID: #7059 Harbour Site Technician Location: United States Our client is looking for a Harbour Site Technician to be responsible for the daily housekeeping on-site and various tasks related to the operation of the site facilities. Key Responsibilities “Go to” person for harbour site activities. All PPE is up to date. Crane and forklift operations. Stock and warehouse monitoring. Maintenance of site facilities. Position could potentially be union depending on the requirements of the site, but preliminary expectation is to be non-union. Tasks Assist the project HSE department regarding harbour site-specific issues. Management of safety equipment: PPE, climbing gear including keeping a record of inventory and keeping track of the use of PPE, monitoring service life of PPE. Site stock management – consumables for the building. Daily housekeeping on site and vehicles. General site upkeep. Building, facility, and site boundary safety checks Monitor and record site electricity and water use. Site office delivery management. Call-out duty outside normal working hours. Keep a quarantined area for damaged tools and PPE. Assist vessel crew with loading and unloading of vessel when in harbour. Supporting the construction management with ad hoc tasks. Taxi service as required for personnel going offshore/onshore. Daily /weekly/ monthly/Annual building safety checks. The project expects that the resources assigned would have the flexibility to perform other tasks as required. DECISION AUTHORITYAgreed at the specific project. This may include: Generate proposals for supplies to be purchased. Generate proposals for new PPE equipment to be ordered by Site Management. Scrap failing PPE and lifting equipment. Right to call for local suppliers for minor urgent jobs e.g., plumber. Qualifications Mandatory: Driver’s license. Mandatory: certification to operate telescopic handlers. Recommended: Recommended relevant education: Preferred craftsman or Storage Keeper with experience of managing calibration of tools, defining quarantined areas etc. Recommended years of experience from similar position: three to five years and local knowledge Recommended years of relevant work experience within wind and/or construction: three to five years of work on construction site. Recommended: electrical background. Deliverables PPE record. Storage record. Calibration/certification records. Facility safety checks.

Commissioning Manager - WTG

Taichung City, Taichung, Taiwan

JOB ID: #6979 Commissioning Manager – WTG Location: Taichung ResponsibilitiesManage the WTG commissioning scope at WTG completion harbour (Taichung, Taiwan), onshore and offshoreParticipate and provide technical input to contract negotiations.Plan and manage scope, time, budget and resources for supervision of the WTG Commissioning activities carried out by the contractor as part of responsibilities below ensuring contract compliance.Daily management of WTG commissioning Supervisors and Inspectors at pre-assembly and offshore.Surveillance of quality and progress of WTG commissioning.Manage commissioning activities with contractors and sub-contractors.Secure quality of commissioning works and documentation.Report commissioning progress to project manager / EPC and participate in commissioning management meetings.Agree and meet HSE targets using a proactive approach.Give input to inspection points considered Critical to Quality (CTQ)Provide regular updates of CTQ and ensure control of CTQ is transferred to Quality Activity Schedule (QAS)Ensure compliance to relevant Employers Requirements. TasksDaily management of WTG Commissioning Supervisors and Inspectors, including prioritisation of WTG inspection activities, coordination of absence and receipt/signing of time sheets.Daily alignment of commissioning sequenceMaintain the time schedule and secure proper actions with contractors if commissioning activities are not on schedule.Align and Coordinate the WTG commissioning activities performed by contractors.Single point of contact for WTG Contractor and other sub-contractors related to WTG installation and commissioning activitiesEnsure validity of Contractors daily progress report.Ensure WTG commissioning activities comply with internal and external requirements/ specifications, and are in compliance with the project HSE rules and local legislationReview and approve provisional as-built documentation related to WTG completion, commissioning and test.Ensure QC is performed according to contract during completion, commissioning, test and taking over.Maintain communication to WTG supplier and ensure follow-up on NCR's and snagging lists at siteReport WTG commissioning activities to WTG project manager.Participate in daily/weekly commissioning/coordination meetings.Create and monitor execution of QAS and align input from relevant stakeholders.Review of Inspection and Test plans from Supplier and ensure verification and validation of product quality controls.Review of product and as-built documentation during execution phase DeliverablesInspection and commissioning reportsNon-conformity (Synergi) reportsHandover documents QualificationsTechnical education relevant for the subject matterAll relevant safety trainings needed to perform the job, e.g. GWORequired 5 years of work experience within offshore windRequired 2 year of practical experience related to executing the WTG commissioning scope Soft skillsAdaptable, able to work and lead a teams with different cultural backgroundStrong communication and negotiation abilitiesCapable of establishing trustful relationship with stakeholderProactiveSelf-drivenHands on experiencePolite and calm by natureCooperativeSafety consciousQuality conscious Language skillsGood English skills in writing and speakingPreferably Mandarin basic skills

Project Manager (Senior) - Technical Supplier Performance Management

Denmark, Gentofte

Senior Project ManagerTechnical Supplier Performance Management Join our client as a Senior Project Manager in Power Generation Project Management where you’ll play an important role in driving supplier performance management and secure a robust supply chain for monopile and jacket foundations for their global offshore wind project pipeline. You will be part of the Foundation Programme in the Power Generation Product Line (PGPL) Your main accountabilities include to: Ensure that factory upgrades and new fabrication facilities are established in time and focus on safety ensuring Monopile and Jacket foundations. Develop monopile and jacket fabrication suppliers globally and manage their operational performance. Lead technical due diligence of fabrication facilities including layout, schedules for planning, establishment and upgrades of factories, manufacturing equipment and fabrication processes. Create and maintain mutually trustful and beneficial relationships with our suppliers. Promote technical development of our suppliers and continuous optimization of the supply chain and our project portfolio. Engaging in Risk management and managing escalations/ nonconformance claims As Senior Project Manager for Technical Supplier Performance Management, you will play a key strategic role in the Power Generation Product Line (PGPL). Your key tasks will be to: Monitor and proactively progress factory upgrades and green field projects. Keep a close dialogue with the asset projects in aligning requirements of the projects across the entire portfolio with the available supply chain. Define, monitor and benchmark suppliers’ performance including defining corrective actions Maintain strategic overview of the performance of suppliers across asset projects in different phases and proactively support the asset projects in ensuring timely and safe delivery of products in the required quality. Perform technical due diligence of fabrication facilities for both new and existing suppliers.· Motivate and drive team performance while developing team members, being a role model according to our five guiding principles, Integrity, Passion, Team, Results, Safety Requirements:Educational background A degree in a relevant engineering discipline, preferably supplemented by a commercial degree Qualifications as International Welding Engineer, FROSIO and others would be considered an advantage. Project management experience More than 5 years of experience as project manager for large product development or infrastructure projects. Project Management Certification like IPMA level A/B or PMI would be considered as advantage Technical and commercial knowledge Strong technical background from e.g. construction or factory serial production and preferably specific experience with wind turbine foundation or tower structures. Strong commercial acumen and understanding of the legal framework for procurement Decision-making Proactive decision-making and ability to anticipate next steps Communication Good communication skills and possess the ability to effectively manage internal and external stakeholders People management Strong people leader and experience with leading multicultural teams – preferably across continents Additional Self-driven and the ability to adapt to an ever-changing project development and execution environment and excel in change management process