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Substation Construction Manager Duties and Expectations:
Role: The Construction Manager will be responsible for the management and oversight of the construction contractor hired construct an electrical substation to Company standards and specifications. They will uphold standards of health, safety and quality and turn over a completed, energized substation to Operations. They will become familiarized with the Best Practices documentation and ensure the contractor is adhering to the jobsite specifications and drawings.
Essential Responsibilities - As the Owner’s Representative Construction Manager you will:
• Ensure all site safety procedures are strictly adhered to including daily and weekly meetings and reporting routines.
• Daily construction progress reports to be made to site and project management. This will include progress report activities of contractor, sub contractors and photos.
• Be responsible for the overall control of the project activities at the job site. The hired contractor works for you and you will set the standards of safety and quality.
• Be familiar with all contract exhibits and understand what the contractor’s obligations are pertaining to the contract per the scope of work and scope of values designated to the tasks.
• Become familiar with the project SWPPP program. Assist environmental inspectors as required.
• Report to the site construction manager and if needed, the site project manager to discuss any scope deviations requested by the substation contractor and control escalated costs involved.
• Interface with the site construction engineer and design Engineer of Record on any construction related issues.
• Work with the contractor to coordinate subcontractor work to minimize conflicting construction activities.
• Be responsible for ensuring contractor is receiving and taking proper inventory of received materials provided. Ensure their product inventory is kept in a neat and orderly manner. Receive and document owner provided materials into the Unifier system.
• Ensure contractor is following proper documentation, quality, communication, scheduling and reporting routines.
• Interface with scheduling and attend scheduling meetings to ensure proper execution of schedule. Bring all schedule concerns to the site project management.
• Complete all Unifier Quality Assurance checklists. Work with the commissioning team to generate and complete all necessary QAQC documentation.
• Ensure civil site prep work is being completed according to drawings and specifications including dimensions, elevations and sub grade compaction. Also, final civil work including top rock installation, final grading, roads and seeding.
• Verify locations and specifications of all slab and pier foundations on the site.
• Be familiar with concrete foundation work. Witness concrete testing prior to pour to include assuring mix design, placement slump, air entrainment and temperature.
• Verify and inspect all steel and equipment placement. Check for proper torques of structural steel and proper assembly.
• Inspect all underground and overhead conduit installations including depth, cover, trench safety and compaction.
• Inspect all ground grid installations both above grade and below. Inspect CAD welds in conjunction with the contractor QAQC personnel. Verify proper compaction of grid trench.
• Witness equipment installation. Ensure manufacturer’s installation specifications are being followed. Verify proper orientation of all equipment. Work with the transformer installer for delivery and assembly of main power transformer. Complete transformer assembly checklist and submit documentation to the transformer team.
• Ensure control cabling is being properly installed to equipment. Work with commissioning to check for termination quality and accuracy.
• Verify all overhead conductor connections both for hard bussing and flexible bus. Verify proper connection techniques are being adhered to. It is expected that you inspect overhead terminations from a manlift.
• Coordinate installation of collection cables into substation with collection contractor and collection superintendent.
• Provide needed support for testing and commissioning personnel.
• Assist commissioning with obtaining all equipment serial numbers and documentation to turn over to Operations.
• Witness the installation of the control enclosure. Prepare the control enclosure to be ready for commissioning and testing personnel. This will include coordinating utility electrical service into the enclosure and assisting with setup of temporary wireless communications. Assist with any network installation depending upon your knowledge and experience.
• High-voltage switchyard/substation construction experience
• At least 5 years of experience as superintendent
• On-site construction methods experience
• Experience in scheduling and cost tracking
• Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
• Excellent computer skills. Be proficient in Excel, Word
• Excellent documentation skills
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
This is not a “sit in your truck” or “sit in the office” position watching from a distance. You’ll be expected to engage daily with the construction contractor. We expect the proper candidate to work with, not against the contractor. Cooperation and coordination are the key elements, with the proper amount of expectation discipline. Safety and quality expectations will be set high, and you’re expected to adhere to them. Company management has the highest involvement rate with their contractors of anyone in the industry. You’ll be expected to inspect, report, and document every aspect of the construction process and turn over a first-rate product to our Operations team.
Access to Medical, Dental, Vision
401K with 3% match fully vested
Company vehicle for business use
GSA per diem
Monthly travel allowance
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