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Mechanical Superintendent
Summary:
Responsible for coordinating the site mechanical construction schedule, execution plan, and managing the daily issues involved during the mechanical construction of a solar generation project.
The mechanical construction superintendent coordinates all site construction activities and supervises all mechanical field personnel as required to successfully complete the solar project on schedule and within budget. The mechanical superintendent works diligently to build a safe, high quality, profitable solar project.
Specific duties:
Safety Accountabilities:
• Leads by example to show that safety is the most important function, ensuring that all employees follow safe practices while working.
• Accountable to continually reinforce safe behaviors and correct “at-risk” behaviors.
• Ensures Job Hazard Analysis (JHA’s) occurs before the scopes of work commence.
• Adheres to and ensures all site team members understand standard operating procedures.
• Ensures new hires receive job- and task-specific training prior to work commencing.
• Leads and support the site team in technical, quality and safety, utilizing systems in place.
• Ensures company employees and contractors are adhering to the company safety policy.
• Promotes job site safety, encourages safe work practices and rectifies job site hazards immediately.
Leadership:
• Directs, guides, and coaches mechanical foremen and craft to ensure activities on site are understood and following established processes through quality checks.
• Follows processes for systems and communication lines on-site and ensure implementation is consistent.
• Assists with managing site personnel.
• Fosters a culture of continuous improvement.
• Ensures that project is utilizing Safety Management Systems (SMS), Quality Management Systems (QMS), Environmental Management Systems (EMS) and technical procedures.
• Identifies and mitigates potential employee relations issues.
• Manages and supports employee development and growth.
• Provides regular and direct feedback on performance and goal progress.
• Coordinates and supervises all mechanical construction activities.
• Directs all field personnel to achieve completion of the project on schedule, within budget, with quality workmanship that conforms to original plans and specifications.
• Promotes job site safety, encourages safe work practices and rectifies job site hazards immediately.
• Coordinates all mechanical field functions including the scheduling of any required outages.
• Identifies, deploys, and manages a high-performing team needed to accomplish business objectives.
• Provides a positive and engaging work environment.
QA/QC:
• Manages quality control program to ensure processes are implemented according to the design of the project and are consistent.
• Maintains an organized job site, including in the onsite construction office.
• Manages QA for mechanical construction.
• Manages design change notices.
• Manages subcontractor contracts to ensure compliance.
• Manages the mechanical material on site.
• Manages the safety of line crews to the highest level.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
• Advanced level of knowledge in
• Safety and OSHA requirements
• Relationship building
• Interpersonal skills
• Interpretation of a project schedule
• Planning and task direction
• Adaptability to environment
• Working in a fast-paced environment
• Interpretation of scopes of work
• Project permits
• Leadership- Ability to teach and lead others
• Team building
• Mentor and facilitator-
• Decision making
• Understanding environmental concepts including permit requirements
• Interpreting state rules and regulations
• Contract management
• Sub-contractor and vendor and materials management
• Construction drawing review
• Drawing Quantity Takeoff
• Communications, leading meetings, engaging teams, public speaking, presentations
• Reporting
• Writing skills * Intermediate level of knowledge in:
• Project Management
• Creating logical and resource-loaded project schedules
• Budget Analysis and controls
• Estimating work efforts
• Change orders
• QA/QC processes
• Development of processes and procedures
• Continuous Improvement such as Lean, Six Sigma, Total Quality Management
• Project Finance
• Microsoft Office suite ( Excel, Word, PPT, Outlook, Visio)
• Job Costing or accounting software
• Basic level of knowledge in:
• Engineering Management
• Scheduling software (MS Project, Primavera 6)
• Proficient in construction in both electric substations (energized and greenfield) and transmission lines
Qualifications:
• At least 5-7 years’ experience working in a solar mechanical construction environment or Utility Construction environment.
• High School Diploma, GED or equivalent.
• Organization: Utilizes strong organizational skills.
• Communication: Displays strong written and oral communication skills and
• employs effective listening skills.
• Problem Solving: Analyzes problems and makes sound decisions in a
• timely manner based on objectives, risks, implications, and costs.
• Interpersonal Skills: Tactful and mature demeanor with well developed
• Interpersonal skills including the ability to work well with diverse
• personalities.



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