Software consultant – The Bear Byte http://thebearbyte.com/ Thu, 22 Sep 2022 08:09:11 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://thebearbyte.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/icon-5-120x120.png Software consultant – The Bear Byte http://thebearbyte.com/ 32 32 Gallagher hires new space consultant https://thebearbyte.com/gallagher-hires-new-space-consultant/ Thu, 22 Sep 2022 08:09:11 +0000 https://thebearbyte.com/gallagher-hires-new-space-consultant/ Gallagher announced the appointment of Tim Wright as a consultant to its global aerospace practice. In his new role, Wright will be responsible for providing expert risk management and insurance advice to the company’s international space clients, as well as supporting business development in the sector. Wright has over 30 years of experience […]]]>


Gallagher announced the appointment of Tim Wright as a consultant to its global aerospace practice. In his new role, Wright will be responsible for providing expert risk management and insurance advice to the company’s international space clients, as well as supporting business development in the sector.

Wright has over 30 years of experience in space insurance, representing clients as a broker and underwriting space risks for all major operators, satellite manufacturers and launch vehicle suppliers. Most recently, he served as Head of Space Underwriting at Nexus Underwriting, which in 2018 acquired Altitude Risk Partners, a firm Wright co-founded in 2014. He began his career as a broker at Willis in the late 1980s before joining Johnson and Higgins. before its takeover by Marsh in 1997. He also held positions at Aon and Global Aerospace Underwriting Managers.

“I am delighted that Tim has joined our aerospace practice,” said Peter Elson, CEO of Gallagher’s aerospace practice. “He brings extensive experience, knowledge and expertise in the space sector that will enhance our team and our client offering. I look forward to working with Tim, whose appointment is an example of our continued commitment to providing technical expertise and excellent service to our customers.

Read next: Gallagher Re appoints head of on-board insurance

“The space industry is experiencing rapid growth and change with the advent of new industry players complementing the major operators with a host of new satellite constellations, new and in-development launch vehicles and software-defined satellites – which all require innovative and forward-thinking insurance solutions to protect their business operating in space,” said Wright. new clients and the delivery of world-class risk management and insurance advice.I look forward to supporting the team as they continue their growth trajectory.

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Productheads Hires Senior Consultant for Recruitment Department https://thebearbyte.com/productheads-hires-senior-consultant-for-recruitment-department/ Tue, 20 Sep 2022 04:59:00 +0000 https://thebearbyte.com/productheads-hires-senior-consultant-for-recruitment-department/ Productheads, a specialist recruitment firm launched by Tim Wilkinson in March 2021, has recruited Toby Kelly as a senior consultant. Product managers Tim Wilkinson, left, founder, and Toby Kelly, senior consultant. Photo: Keith Hepell The company, which offers recruitment, consultancy and training services, started when Tim identified a gap in the market. He was working […]]]>

Productheads, a specialist recruitment firm launched by Tim Wilkinson in March 2021, has recruited Toby Kelly as a senior consultant.

Product managers Tim Wilkinson, left, founder, and Toby Kelly, senior consultant. Photo: Keith Hepell

The company, which offers recruitment, consultancy and training services, started when Tim identified a gap in the market. He was working in software and product management when he spotted a gap in the market for product management service and design roles in early-stage startups.

“The current life expectancy of a first product manager in a start-up is around 11 months,” says Tim. “It’s terrible for the companies as well as for the candidates.

“To do a good job, you really need to understand the business model, the stage they are in, their customers and the challenges they face.

“You also need to be able to really dig into a candidate’s experience to find out whether or not it’s relevant to that specific role, and whether they have the skills to make a real impact once hired. To do it right, you need a solid understanding of product management and design activities in a software company. »

Tim’s background is in software and product management.

“I’ve been creating software for 15 years,” he says, “most recently as a product manager.

Product managers from left to right are Tim Wilkinson, Founder and Senior Consultant Toby Kelly.  Photo: Keith Hepell
Product managers from left to right are Tim Wilkinson, Founder and Senior Consultant Toby Kelly. Photo: Keith Hepell

“We are based in Cambridge with clients in Cambridge and London. Much of my career has been in and around Cambridge, but the Product Managers are focused on the UK, mainly for SAAS [software as a service] companies that use software as a B2B service.

Business has been good, adds Tim.

“Over the past 18 months I have built a strong client base from scratch and in July Toby joined the team to help our clients find great product designers for their teams.

“Toby already has a good background in recruitment and has worked at a few Cambridge companies. He’s gotten off to a flying start, he’s been in product design roles like UX designers, and he’s doing really well. .

Personalized service is already yielding positive results. One candidate said, “Working with product managers was fantastic.

“Not only does Tim have excellent product knowledge, which allows for in-depth and meaningful discussion of the experience, but he truly cares about matching the right people with the right company.”

Another said: “Toby was super helpful from start to finish, extremely responsive and is on top of his game.”


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Job: Strategy consultant at GVA Partners https://thebearbyte.com/job-strategy-consultant-at-gva-partners/ Sat, 17 Sep 2022 16:26:13 +0000 https://thebearbyte.com/job-strategy-consultant-at-gva-partners/ job description We require the services of a highly qualified strategy consultant. The successful candidate will study current market trends to help businesses adapt to changing conditions that influence productivity and goals. This person will also work closely with senior management to help identify realistic budget and production decisions, evaluate current practices, and make suggestions […]]]>

job description

We require the services of a highly qualified strategy consultant. The successful candidate will study current market trends to help businesses adapt to changing conditions that influence productivity and goals. This person will also work closely with senior management to help identify realistic budget and production decisions, evaluate current practices, and make suggestions to reduce costs or increase revenue by developing solutions to problems in specific areas. .

Responsibilities

  • Develop and manage project plans, progress reports, management and committee updates.
  • Assist in leading various strategic initiative projects, as assigned by senior management.
  • Mentor and guide less experienced team members.
  • Work with cross-functional teams to ensure partner implementations are on track and on plan.
  • Take the initiative to resolve issues that arise while running programs with partners.
  • Ensure that client objectives and project timelines are met.
  • Structure presentations, documentation, responses to RFPs and other materials.
  • Collaborate with partners across functions, including strategy, finance, analytics, marketing, digital, product management, and technology.
  • Develop trusting relationships with customers and manage customer expectations.
  • Consult with clients about business operations, organizational structure, leadership, or any other aspect of their business that may need improvement
  • Use both quantitative and qualitative information to support your recommendation.
  • Provide strategic advice to clients on how to achieve their business goals, such as improving operations, increasing revenue or reducing costs
  • Recommend changes in organizational structure or culture to achieve strategic objectives
  • Conduct research and collect data to help organizations better understand their customers or customers
  • Develop and implement plans for new products, services, technologies or marketing campaigns
  • Conduct feasibility studies to determine if proposed projects or programs will be successful
  • Organize training sessions to teach employees how to apply new strategies or procedures in their work

Qualifications and key skills

  • Graduate degree or doctorate in business administration, business administration, computer science or engineering or bachelor’s degree and 5 years of relevant experience.
  • Experience with applicable software and systems such as NDAS, CCAR, API, Chatbots and Agile.
  • Comfortable with decision making and leadership.
  • First experience as a consultant.
  • Strong demonstrated skills in collaboration and critical thinking.
  • Can pay strict attention to detail and prioritize tasks and needs.
  • Experience with machine learning, frameworks and developing business cases.
  • Project management skills
  • Industry knowledge
  • Professional skills

Click here to apply

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Job: Short Term Communications Technical Consultant at Palladium Group https://thebearbyte.com/job-short-term-communications-technical-consultant-at-palladium-group/ Fri, 16 Sep 2022 02:04:48 +0000 https://thebearbyte.com/job-short-term-communications-technical-consultant-at-palladium-group/ Reference number: req15136 Background The Global Fund for Prosperity’s ‘Skills for Prosperity’ is a 2-year FCDO-funded program, which aims to improve the cost-effectiveness, access, quality, relevance and equity of skills through innovative approaches in 9 middle-income countries around the world, including Nigeria. . In Nigeria, the Skills for Prosperity (S4P) country program will work in […]]]>

Reference number: req15136

Background

  • The Global Fund for Prosperity’s ‘Skills for Prosperity’ is a 2-year FCDO-funded program, which aims to improve the cost-effectiveness, access, quality, relevance and equity of skills through innovative approaches in 9 middle-income countries around the world, including Nigeria. .
  • In Nigeria, the Skills for Prosperity (S4P) country program will work in three targeted states to:
    • Improve access to higher education and quality TVET for youth and young women, with a focus on improving access and quality of learning, and supporting training institutions to provide demand-driven and competency-based training,
    • Strengthen the links between education and employment, and
    • Strengthen the capacity of training institutions to improve outcomes for vulnerable women and people with disabilities.
  • Learning, training and capacity building interventions will focus on identified high growth sectors of the economy (agriculture/agribusiness/agribusiness; creative and entertainment sectors, and information technology). information and communications).
  • S4P aims to directly benefit young people, vulnerable women and people with disabilities (PwDs) in the targeted states of Kaduna in the north and Lagos in the south.

About work

  • As we approach the final six months of implementation of Skills for Prosperity – Nigeria, we will redouble our efforts to widely disseminate the work and achievements of the programme, as well as share our knowledge, successful apprenticeship/internship models and our experiences improving the TVET sector in Nigeria.
  • We are therefore recruiting a Communications and Media Consultant with extensive experience, under the supervision of the Team Leader, to support the achievement of the program’s communications objective of effectively communicating the results of the program’s work with an international audience and local ; thus improving the visibility of problems, opportunities and the like. Specifically, we hope:
    • Show how S4P-N interventions respond to challenges faced by various stakeholders with respect to improving access, quality, relevance, including gender equality and inclusion considerations in the national apprenticeship and traineeship system
    • To increase awareness of critical systems and policy issues related to TVET in Nigeria
    • Make topical issues affecting the TVET sector, at national and sub-national levels, a priority for the media
  • The Communications and Media Consultant will undertake a needs assessment in the program response states if required and, upon approval, develop a plan tailored to the communications needs of the program.
  • S/he will provide advice, guidance and support on the planning and implementation of internal and external communications efforts to enhance awareness of the program’s work with international, national and local audiences and on online and online platforms. offline.
  • He/she will also support the creation and dissemination of content for offline and online media (social media and website).

Activities
Effectively develop and disseminate communications materials, including reports and news, briefings, articles, statements, speeches, fact sheets, case studies, publicity materials, videos, animations, media advisories, press releases, press/media kits and event reports, for an integrated mix of international and local communication channels, including social media, blogs, e-news, the media and others.

  • Develop and oversee the production of all communication and publicity materials for the events (presentations, graphics, handouts, banners and others), including liaising with technical managers and other relevant staff to obtain information to facilitate their development.
  • Ensure proper communication before, during and after all events including national and state events, knowledge sharing workshops/meetings, seminars, trainings, conferences and others.
  • Profile media channels that can be used to communicate with program audiences, develop a registry of media professionals, expand program contacts with print, TV, radio and social media to enhance exposure , respond to requests from the media and other external parties as appropriate, and carefully select media professionals to attend and cover Program events.
  • Support the program in strengthening its internal capacity for communication and knowledge sharing. This will include identifying capacity gaps and providing capacity building where appropriate and necessary.
  • Liaise with internal and external stakeholders to gather and verify information for content development and media assessment, among others.
  • Identify and effectively communicate program activities and results with international platforms, both online and offline.
  • Support other communication and event management related tasks as required.

Results/deliverables:

  • Evidence of media coverage of selected program events
  • Articles, social media posts, case studies, stories and other communication materials developed to share the Programme’s work and achievements.
  • Evidence of improved program visibility
  • Evidence of improved engagement and traffic on Program social media platforms.
  • Appropriately edited and captioned multimedia material – videos, photographs and others – developed for the program.
  • Capacity building workshop(s) on improving communication and media engagement.
  • Quarterly reports and newsletters on planned and executed activities.

Qualifications

  • Relevant academic qualifications in a related field.
  • Extensive experience in communications or a related field such as public relations, journalism, public affairs or international relations.
  • Fluency in English (oral and written) is essential.
  • Demonstrated experience and understanding of communication and advocacy at the international level, and proven ability to position and advocate on issues and influence government, private sector, civil society, donors and other stakeholders.
  • Experience in development, including conception, design, packaging and production, and dissemination of communication materials aimed at a wide range of audiences, and understanding of dissemination channels.
  • Proven track record in building and maintaining strong media relations.
  • Working knowledge of computer software and relevant online tools such as MS Office, WordPress, social media platforms, Adobe InDesign/Illustrator/Photoshop, Affinity Publisher/Designer/Photo, email procedures.
  • Experience and knowledge of social media, web and social analytics, and digital/multimedia communication strategies and tools.
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills, ability to pay attention to detail, meet deadlines and manage multiple tasks efficiently and effectively, and ability to be innovative and proactive.
  • Demonstrated writing and editing skills, and the ability to convey complex ideas in a concise, clear, direct and interesting style.
  • Previous experience working with governments and/or international development agencies would be an asset.

Click here to apply

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Senior/Principal Environmental Consultant https://thebearbyte.com/senior-principal-environmental-consultant/ Thu, 08 Sep 2022 16:21:10 +0000 https://thebearbyte.com/senior-principal-environmental-consultant/ About work Job title: Senior/Principal Environmental Consultant Location: UK wide Salary: Competitive Type of employment: Full time, permanent Mabbett is an environmental, engineering and safety consultancy established in 1996 in Glasgow. Since then the business has grown to employ over 110 motivated engineers, scientists and support professionals across the UK. We have regional offices in […]]]>

About work

Job title: Senior/Principal Environmental Consultant

Location: UK wide

Salary: Competitive

Type of employment: Full time, permanent

Mabbett is an environmental, engineering and safety consultancy established in 1996 in Glasgow. Since then the business has grown to employ over 110 motivated engineers, scientists and support professionals across the UK. We have regional offices in Anglesey, Belfast, Caerphilly, Carlisle, Dublin, Dundee, Edinburgh, Forres, Glasgow, Inverness, Leicester, Liverpool and Winchester. . The company is looking to recruit Senior and Principal Environmental Consultants to join our growing team, with the option to set you up in one of our UK offices.

Office and home work options will be available. You will receive all necessary IT equipment and software/services to facilitate your efficient work. We are a flexible employer and are willing to consider any arrangement you find desirable.

A positive workplace, Mabbett aims to implement the motto “See a difference” in everything we do.

About you:

Qualifications

The ideal candidate will possess an Honors or Masters degree in Chemical, Process, Mechanical, Civil or Environmental Engineering, Physical Sciences or similar, and will have a full UK driving license with a clean driving record. The professional charter(s) would be viewed favorably.

Live

The ideal candidate will have experience in one or more of the following areas/disciplines, preferably in a consulting role:

  • Environmental permit applications and variations (e.g. Industrial Emissions Directive, via PPC/EPR/IPC, MCPD, UK ETS)
  • Regulatory liaison and negotiation, e.g. SEPA, EA, NIEA, NRW, EPA
  • Environmental impact assessment using appropriate tools, e.g. D1 calculations, H1 software tool, SCAIL, ADMS
  • Best available technique (BAT) review of plant, equipment and processes

The successful candidate will coordinate the delivery of environmental permitting projects across the UK, using our in-house team of multi-disciplinary engineers, scientists and consultants. Marketing and business development of relevant projects, preparing proposals and budgeting, mentoring less experienced colleagues, as well as preparing technical reports will all be key aspects of the role.

Please note

Mabbett is an equal opportunity employer and offers competitive pay and comprehensive benefit programs with opportunities for growth. Mabbett supports career development to include active participation in membership in professional organizations.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications, experience and job requirements. Prospective candidates are requested to provide an indication of their salary expectations and confirm in which Mabbett office(s) they would consider working.

NO RECRUITMENT AGENCIES

Candidates with experience of; Environmental Consultant, Principal Consultant, Process Engineer, Consulting Engineer, Environmental Audit, Environmental Advisor, Environmental Manager, Environmental Coordinator, Environmental Advisor, IMS Consulting, Management Systems Consultant, Business Improvement Consultant, Advisor ESG, sustainability consultant may also be considered for this role.

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Technology Consultant – Gauteng Sandton https://thebearbyte.com/technology-consultant-gauteng-sandton/ Thu, 08 Sep 2022 11:02:18 +0000 https://thebearbyte.com/technology-consultant-gauteng-sandton/ Our client is looking for a technology consultant with the ability to absorb complex technical concepts and communicate them to technical and non-technical audiences, as well as the ability to interact with automation and management teams. Responsibilities: Lead projects for customer product needs as well as day-to-day technical escalations to maintain our customer’s success. Work […]]]>

Our client is looking for a technology consultant with the ability to absorb complex technical concepts and communicate them to technical and non-technical audiences, as well as the ability to interact with automation and management teams.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead projects for customer product needs as well as day-to-day technical escalations to maintain our customer’s success.
  • Work with customers and internal stakeholders to achieve business objectives and execute solution delivery in accordance with customer requirements.
  • identify opportunities for increased efficiency, able to work with cross-functional teams to continuously improve our products and operations.
  • Understand requirements and provide technical information and solutions to apply the right products and technologies.
  • Development and deployment of the solution in accordance with the system development lifecycle / release and deployment management.
    Self-motivated and excellent time management.
  • A curious nature and a desire to understand how to solve problems.

Terms:

  • 3+ years of software development experience in any of these technologies – Cherwell Development, HP Service Manager, Service Now, Remedy, HEAT and CA Unicenter.
  • Ability to take a proactive and creative approach to meeting client needs.
  • ITIL experience/knowledge
  • Forward thinking and problem solver
  • DBA experience and computer network experience – advantage

Desired skills:

  • technology consultant
  • Terms
  • ITIL
  • Cherwell
  • HP Service Manager
  • Remedy
  • HEAT
  • Solution development
  • Solution Deployment

Find out more/Apply to this position

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“The leaders of GIC Re were interviewed by a consultant on call centers” https://thebearbyte.com/the-leaders-of-gic-re-were-interviewed-by-a-consultant-on-call-centers/ Thu, 08 Sep 2022 07:56:07 +0000 https://thebearbyte.com/the-leaders-of-gic-re-were-interviewed-by-a-consultant-on-call-centers/ By Venkatachari Jagannathan Chennai, Sep 8 (IANS): What is the purpose of asking reinsurance managers for their proposed action in a hypothetical situation if they are employed in a hospitality sector or other sectors, officials of the General Insurance Corporation of India Ltd ( GIC Re). In a letter to GIC Re’s board […]]]>

By Venkatachari Jagannathan

Chennai, Sep 8 (IANS): What is the purpose of asking reinsurance managers for their proposed action in a hypothetical situation if they are employed in a hospitality sector or other sectors, officials of the General Insurance Corporation of India Ltd ( GIC Re).

In a letter to GIC Re’s board and its chairman and chief executive, Devesh Srivastava, five unions said: “KPMG’s questionnaires applied primarily to employees of a BPO/call center and we we are quite sure that they lack competence in our sector”.

“Employees were asked to answer a questionnaire on a designated system. The software belonged to KPMG. The questions were not related to reinsurance,” a senior GIC Re official told IANS, preferring the anonymity.

“The questionnaire was not like a psychometric test. The questions asked were not related to the reinsurance business,” the official added.

GIC Re is the national reinsurer with about 470 employees.

According to officials, if KPMG’s recommendations are implemented, employees’ work-life balance will be affected.

“KPMG has come up with a phone app that will be installed on each employee’s handset and will inform their performance 24/7, further deteriorating work-life balance,” the unions told Reuters. the management of GIC Re.

An official said KPMG was hired in September 2021.

According to an official, the human resources team of GIC Re had held a meeting with the unions to discuss the implementation phase of the Parivartan project on September 5.

The unions had told GIC Re management and central government that their question as to whether a similar exercise had been initiated and completed in another public sector enterprise (PSU) and its success rate remained unanswered at the meeting. held on September 5.

“We also required the consultant’s preliminary report with a SWOT analysis and a final pre-implementation report which has not been provided to date,” notes the letter written by the unions.

“Let everyone know that the recent fiascos of transfers, retransfers and retrotransfers and the various departments that have multiplied overnight were based on the KPMG report which

is not even approved by management nor the inviolability of our board of directors. Therefore, he does not adhere to the current transfer policy. It’s akin to clinical trials,” the letter adds.

According to the unions, quality metrics are totally ignored, and all employees will be judged on quantity and what the Phone app reflects.

Only 10% of employees will be considered for any rewards and 90% of employees are ignored, they said.

“No mention was made of incorporating the existing constitutional benefits extended to our SC and ST brethren into the new scheme of things,” the unions said.

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Building Fence Consultant – Philadelphia, PA, USA | Works https://thebearbyte.com/building-fence-consultant-philadelphia-pa-usa-works/ Tue, 30 Aug 2022 20:21:22 +0000 https://thebearbyte.com/building-fence-consultant-philadelphia-pa-usa-works/ RWDI Employer: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALocation: Tue 30 Aug ’22Posted on: Full timeType: building fencing consultant Philadelphia, Pennsylvania RWDI is a global engineering consulting company, bringing together our wide range of experience and skills to develop a better holistic solution for our clients. We share a fundamental commitment to earning the trust and exceeding the expectations […]]]>

RWDI

Employer:

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALocation:

Tue 30 Aug ’22Posted on:

Full timeType:

building fencing consultant

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

RWDI is a global engineering consulting company, bringing together our wide range of experience and skills to develop a better holistic solution for our clients. We share a fundamental commitment to earning the trust and exceeding the expectations of our customers.

Are you looking for your next career move?

Are you drawn to analyzing and solving problems in a client-focused consulting environment?

RWDI search a building fencing consultant join our team in our philadelphia cream Desk. This team’s portfolio of current and active projects is diverse and exciting. We provide valuable design support to architectural teams and assist in the realization of high performance enclosures for new and existing buildings – from the early design stages to on-site construction advice and performance verification. We help our clients solve complex challenges in the built environment by combining innovative thinking, collaborative problem solving and a passion for pushing the boundaries of what is possible. We combine extensive studies in building science with technical experience developed in building enclosures to provide project-specific technical advice.

The successful candidate will have at least 5 years of experience in fencing consulting, architecture, engineering, construction management or a related field. This is considered a mid to senior level position with minimal supervision from more experienced consultants.

This role includes, but is not limited to:

  • Review the details and specifications of enclosures prepared by our customers
  • Help customers select the system for the building enclosure
  • Analyze building assemblies and details for technical performance
  • Observe the construction and installation of building enclosure systems in the field, including reviewing mock-ups and observing quality assurance testing.
  • Search building codes and industry standards
  • Research enclosure systems and products for performance, compatibility and durability.
  • Local travel required. Occasional overnight travel required
  • Physical aspects of the job – climbing ladders and stairs

We accept applications from candidates with the following qualifications:

  • 10 years of experience with more than 5 years of experience focused on building enclosure design, review and assessments
  • A minimum of an undergraduate degree in architecture, engineering or a related field.
  • Understanding of building science and how the building enclosure controls heat, air and water.
  • Ability to communicate technical concepts in simple language
  • Ability to work on multiple projects at once
  • Other desirable skills and experience:
    • Experience with AutoCAD and/or Revit
    • Knowledge of building performance modeling software
    • Knowledge of early to mid-20th century buildings
    • Knowledge of the energy code
    • Knowledge of building commissioning
    • Construction or construction management

Compensation:

  • Competitive salary
  • Bonus program
  • Learning expense account
  • 401K Correspondence
  • Fitness allowance
  • Social advantages

Please submit your cover letter and CV on the following link:

https://portal.dynamicsats.com…

Thank you in advance for your application.

Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

RWDI endorses and practices the principles of equal employment opportunity.

We are committed to diversity, equity and inclusion.

Accommodations are available at all stages of the recruitment process.

Please apply through the link provided.


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Labrador-Island link no longer close to full commercial operation: consultant’s report https://thebearbyte.com/labrador-island-link-no-longer-close-to-full-commercial-operation-consultants-report/ Mon, 29 Aug 2022 21:36:13 +0000 https://thebearbyte.com/labrador-island-link-no-longer-close-to-full-commercial-operation-consultants-report/ ST. JOHN’S, NL — In what has become a common theme in its quarterly reports on the Muskrat Falls hydroelectric project, Liberty Consulting Group said in its most recent document that little progress has been made in developing software capable of supporting the large-scale exploitation of the Labrador-Island Link (LIL). Its 16th report to the […]]]>

ST. JOHN’S, NL — In what has become a common theme in its quarterly reports on the Muskrat Falls hydroelectric project, Liberty Consulting Group said in its most recent document that little progress has been made in developing software capable of supporting the large-scale exploitation of the Labrador-Island Link (LIL).

Its 16th report to the province’s Public Utilities Commission states, “It remains speculative to consider that LIL has made material progress towards completion in the last quarter. Two major setbacks during this period left it at the end of the quarter theoretically where it was at the start of the quarter – without suitable control software to support full-scale operation or the final commissioning stages. service that precede commercial operation.

“We continue to consider it prudent to anticipate a continued failure to achieve commercial operation before or during this coming winter, and possibly well after. Nonetheless, LIL continues to appear capable of transporting power in quantities that can make a significant contribution to serving customer loads this winter, albeit at a capacity well below its planned capacity and without providing a source on which (Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro) can reliably depend on for planning purposes.

An announcement in June that the overall price of the Muskrat Falls project increased by $256 million was primarily attributed to the delay in resolving LIL software issues. Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro was unable to operate the Labrador-Island link at full capacity or with confidence due to persistent bugs in each version of the custom software. Thus, the entire Muskrat Falls hydroelectric project – at a cost of $13.37 billion – has not been fully commissioned.

“Two other setbacks occurred this quarter, each associated with an ongoing series of factory acceptance tests with a multi-year history of failures,” Liberty said. “These tests continued to reveal flaws that prevent reliable, large-scale LIL operation. The LIL must operate for 30 days in bipolar mode without interruption to pass the critical milestone of trial operations. Subsequently, the final adjustments should lead to its commercial operation. Numerous past shortcomings have prevented LIL from being ready or successful in conducting trial operations.

The report notes that the start of the third quarter brought another Factory Acceptance Test (FAT) on the new patched version of the control software.

“We learned on August 15 that software fixes had introduced a new flaw in the software components dealing with pole compensation – critical to the operation of LIL,” Liberty said. “A FAT to test a software release patching the newly introduced flaw began on August 15. The release under this test has four other known flaws that are not considered critical at this time. If posted on the site, the current version of FAT will support LIL operation for two to three weeks of dynamic provisioning activities prior to the start of a 30-day trial period.

“This new version may bring more sustained progress, but there is little basis to believe it will, given the continued stumbles encountered over many years of trying to fix it.”

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EPS looking for a consultant in strategic investment, development https://thebearbyte.com/eps-looking-for-a-consultant-in-strategic-investment-development/ Fri, 26 Aug 2022 11:24:52 +0000 https://thebearbyte.com/eps-looking-for-a-consultant-in-strategic-investment-development/ The electricity utility Elektroprivreda Srbije (EPS) is looking for a consultant to advise it on strategic investment and development. EPS has issued a public call for consultancy services, setting October 3 as the deadline for potential advisers to apply. As part of the energy transition process, which involves decarbonization, EPS will have to phase out […]]]>

The electricity utility Elektroprivreda Srbije (EPS) is looking for a consultant to advise it on strategic investment and development.

EPS has issued a public call for consultancy services, setting October 3 as the deadline for potential advisers to apply.

As part of the energy transition process, which involves decarbonization, EPS will have to phase out domestic lignite in power generation, bring its operations into line with the National Energy and Climate Plan (NECP) and the Sector Development Strategy. Serbia’s energy sector, ensuring energy security and security of supply and meeting other requirements, the company said.

EPS has sent a scenario for approval to the competent authorities

EPS must optimize investments in existing generation assets to increase profitability while meeting all of these requirements, according to the public call.

The consultant should help define a development strategy for the EPS generation portfolio and provide recommendations for investment in new and existing power plants.

As part of an assessment of optimal long-term solutions and prioritization of investments, it is necessary to develop a scenario, EPS said, adding that it has already prepared the document and sent it to the competent authorities. for approval. Details of the proposed storyline were not revealed in the public call.

Two tasks for the future consultant

EPS will expect the selected consultant to perform two tasks.

The electric utility notes that preparing a strategy and carrying out the necessary analyzes will require the development of a wholesale electricity market model for the South East Europe region in one recognized simulation modeling software suites. It will also require creating a database that meets ENTSO-E standards, EPS added.

The first task is therefore to create, update and maintain a market model for the power systems of Serbia and the countries of the South-East European region.

The consultant will assess the impact of mechanisms such as CBAM and EU ETS on the performance of EPS

The second task is to select and prioritize investments and to optimize and evaluate the EPS production portfolio by analyzing the region’s business environment and the limits imposed by EU directives under the European Green Deal.

The optimization and evaluation of the production portfolio are to be carried out over the next 20 years, according to the public call.

To obtain meaningful projections of EPS’s trade performance, it is necessary to take into account the individual impacts of mechanisms such as the EU’s Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM), the Carbon emissions (EU ETS) and the Energy Community carbon pricing mechanism. , environmental protection costs, as well as their combinations, according to the public appeal.



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