PWS Site Manager
San Jose de Costa Rica, San Jose, Costa Rica
hace 4 días


The Power Retrofit Solutions team in North America provides fully engineered control system solutions for

power plants in North America. The group focuses on installing and replacing plant control systems with

Ovation® DCS’s (Distributed Control System) and provides engineering design, system integration, testing

and commissioning services to deliver comprehensive solutions to our customers. The successful candidate

will be an essential part of the group with responsibilities for the technical leadership and management of

projects in USA. Ovation® is a proprietary control system developed by Emerson Automation Solutions. It

is a highly sophisticated system consisting of state-of-the-art hardware, electronics, and software that control

manufacturing and production plant processes in power generation and water / wastewater treatment


  • Lead technical teams at customer sites (Emerson and Emerson Subcontractor) during installation and commissioning of control system projects.
  • Be the interface between the customer and Emerson.
  • Be the customer’s single point of contact and attend daily customer meetings
  • Conduct daily safety tailboards with the Emerson site team.
  • Create and communicate daily on-site work status reports including action plans.
  • Maintain the outage schedule and resource plan, and update as needed.
  • Responsible for reviewing plant conditions, interpreting outdated system schematics, and designing complex system migration plans for Ovation® retrofit projects.
  • Be able to solve problems in a short period of time to maintain the project schedule.
  • Lead team members through complex outages and integrate subcontractors and Emerson employees as one team.
  • Provide technical direction and engineering support to team members.
  • Design, define, and implement process improvements that will improve on-time performance targets, budget performance, and quality Contributes to the technical evaluation and approval process by providing technical expertise based on training and experience.
  • Align individual objectives to project objectives.
  • Boiler Control System, Balance of Plant, and other power industry control system process retrofit engineering from competitor PLC / DCS to the latest Ovation® control system standards.
  • Commission the Human Machine Interface ( HMI ) to Ovation® DCS based on the existing system, customer requirements and latest industry standards.
  • This includes the alarm system, reporting systems and datalink systems.


  • Engineering degree from an accredited university or college.
  • Strong knowledge in Plant Automation and DCS design, a minimum of 7 years of experience in this area is required. 2 years of experience with Ovation® system and Power Generation industry is also required.
  • Experienced project specialist involved in the replacement of older legacy process control systems with Emerson Automation Solutions’ proprietary Ovation® process control system.
  • Must have expertise in the interpretation of outdated drawings, legacy systems, and the Ovation® system or similar system, to properly map the required changes needed to update the facility’s control systems.

    2-3 years of experience in Project Management, with ascertainable experience managing several technical projects at the same time, is required.

  • Excellent interpersonal, negotiation, and leadership skills.
  • Strong communication skills with ability to communicate effectively with sub-contractors, customer’s technical and management representatives, Emerson technical, PM and management.
  • A good business understanding and the ability to work effectively with internal and external customers Travel time around 50%.
  • Advance level of spoken and written English.
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