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Materials Coordinator - Ireland

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    David Yarwood

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    28 days ago

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We are currently looking to support our client with a requirement for a Site Materials Coordinator on a 6 month contract basis to be based in the Republic of Ireland (County Kildare). This could extend based on further requirements and will be to start in late July 2021. Due to Covid 19 quarantine restrictions the client would prefer candidates currently based in the Republic /Northern Ireland, or candidates without the need to frequently commute long distances. 

A description is given below - rates are negotiable and candidates will need to provide their negotiable expectations given the current coronavirus pandemic and difficult market circumstances. If this role could interest please contact me with an updated copy of your CV and information on your availability and day rate expectations (10 hours) in Euros. Work schedule: basic 5 days per week (10 hours per day), must also be flexible.

Job Description And Qualifications

This position is responsible for performing the Material Co-Ordination activities on capital projects and will report to the Construction Manager. The Site Material Co-Ordinator will be the focal point for all Materials Management activities on site. Their main responsibility will be to provide leadership using advanced Material Planning tools to record material deliveries on Site and safely locate the materials so they are easily retrievable when required by Construction.

The incumbent will input to, provide guidance, define, improve and direct daily operations of the Site Material Management function, whose work has an overarching view of Engineering Specifications, BOM's and Requisitions, Procurement RFQs, PO's, Expediting input and data, Quality, Shipping and Receiving, Warehousing, and subsequent issue of materials to contractors at Fabrication and Construction sites

This position works with Engineering, Procurement, Subcontracts, Expediting, Logistics, Quality Assurance, Project Controls and Construction Management teams to establish site materials management plans and establish a full overview of materials through all stages of the Supply Chain process from initial identification of material requirements to delivery of materials at final destination. Site Material Co-Ordinator and the plans they create have a positive impact on project execution, in their mitigation against late deliveries, increased surplus and additional craft / labour hours.

Principal Accountabilities

The Site Material Co-Ordinator is expected to:

" Assists in the calculation of detailed schedules for equipment, materials, and manpower with respect to schedule needs versus resource capabilities
" Plans and executes the material management of bulk and engineered equipment, systems, and construction materials in support of project operations within established material management plans, policies, and procedures.
" Review's material status reports to provide material delivery updates to Construction Management.
" Advises Construction Management of developments that may substantially affect project costs or schedules and works with project teams and suppliers to find mitigating solutions.
" Supports Project and Construction Management in the identification and assessment of risks with respect to supply of equipment and materials to the job site.
" Provides training and workshops on Materials Management practices, standards, and methodologies.
" Supports and collaborates with Construction Management and other team members on site materials management issues.
" Makes recommendations to improve, raise awareness, be knowledgeable of, and understand the current schedule on all equipment and materials; address any problems/concerns.
" Analyse material allocation forecasts, and provide recommendations to the project for necessary corrective action (e.g., early identification of potential surplus, optimal expediting, identify impacts of delays in material delivery and provide construction alternatives, etc.)
" Co-Ordinates & expedites material deliveries from both the Expediting & Logistics functions to ensure no hold ups in material deliveries.
" Receives material deliveries on-site, opens and checks material upon arrival for compliance to Purchase Order requirements in terms of Qty, Quality, Damage, Short receipt, storage & subsequent issue to Site Contractors
" Records all Material deliveries via MRR into Smart Plant Materials & issues OS&D for any discrepancies for resolution by Home Office.
" Be a "Hands on" Material Co-ordinator with a can do attitude to understand where all materials are located on Site & ensure Smart Plant Materials reflects true & accurate information with regards to Materials.
" Assist Engineering and Procurement Managers in ensuring that Shop Quality control plans and schedules are in place, and that problem and concerns are being given proper attention.
" Issue weekly/monthly reports of site material management activities for the project showing overall status and identifying significant delivery slippages against the construction schedule.
" Maintains Materials Location Logs and Inventory Lists for ready access to equipment and materials that are on site.
" Reviews receiving and shipping notices, yard layouts and reports schedule inadequacies.
" Ensures materials management personnel meet with discipline construction supervisors to coordinate flow of materials to the work fronts.
" Supports the Construction Manager in the development of manhours and Staffing Plans and Procedures, if necessary
" Implements ERP systems including Scheduling/Planning, Inventory, Purchasing, and Receiving modules.

Critical Competencies

" Experience in performing Site Material Co-Ordination on projects in the EPC industry.
" Has supervised and led a material Co-Ordination team consisting of 2-3 subordinates.
" Strong organization and planning skills
" Use of Smart Plant Materials Software in a Construction Site environment
" Experience in complex procurement environments on major capital projects
" Strong knowledge of material management and construction planning
" Strong ability to train and mentor less skilled material co-ordinators to achieve success
" Ability to support and influence project teams to achieve targets and goals
" Desire to work in a fast-paced environment
" Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
" A minimum of 10 years' experience using planning/scheduling software and systems

Preferred Qualifications

" Bachelor's Degree or higher in Engineering, Construction Management or Business with a concentration in supply chain
" 10+ years' experience as Site Material Co-Ordinator in an EPC project environment
" Proficient working in Smart Plant Materials or other Materials Management Systems.

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