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Transmission Line Construction Manager

Key Expectations & Responsibilities:

  • Complete initial client orientation prior to site mobilization
  • Review / evaluate and understand detailed construction and outage plans as applicable
  • Identify any potential issues with the construction or outage plans and provide feedback to client representative
  • Review the contracts with current construction partners
  • Verify that the contractor has obtained all necessary permits required by the contract prior to the start of construction
  • Verify and review the safety program to be implemented by the contractor per the contractual requirements
  • Participate in Contractors Pre-Construction / Safety Kickoff meeting to ensure client safety standards and expectations are understood and will be implemented
  • Participate and engage in daily JHA / JSA hazard identification and mitigation controls implementation have been addressed
  • Perform daily safety observation’s and coaching as part of the Safety Observation Program
  • Ensure all applicable “Field Guides” are reviewed with the contractor prior to performing any activity associated with the utility’s “Field Guide”
  • Engage and review the “Fatal Rules” with the contractor(s) each day prior to starting work
  • Inspect all material to ensure compliance with project specifications
  • Monitor Contractor’s work to ensure “Quality” best practices are followed
  • Coordinate with client personnel and contractor any outage performance/activities to ensure they do not compromise system reliability
  • Ensure that SWPPP is installed in compliance with and maintained as permit requirements state
  • Ensure that SPCC (Spill Prevention Controls and Counter measures) program is reviewed with the contractor and appropriate kits are readily available if needed
  • Provide written reports to Contract Management using the client provided template
  • Contractor is responsible for providing the facilities, vehicles, equipment (e.g., computers) necessary to complete the scope of work

Senior Project Manager | Transmission and Substation

PFES has multiple opportunities for Power Delivery Project Managers. This will be a challenging role in which you will often be involved in the entire scope of the project from initiation through close-out. You will play an important role in the growth of our Project Management Services. The Project Manager will be responsible for the successful initiation, planning, execution, control and close-out of major electric transmission and substation projects. The successful candidate must have exceptional leadership skills and possess the ability to successfully navigate through and resolve complex and oftentimes multi-functional challenges associated with large projects.

Key Expectations & Responsibilities:

  • Provide strategic project management leadership for large and complex electric substation projects
  • Responsible for leading projects through all internal and external processes, and navigate the project life cycle
  • Responsible for the overall management of the project scope, schedule, and cost
  • Accountable for key project decision-making
  • Manages a collaborative project team to ensure each key functional project discipline is meeting the planned project scope, schedule, and cost
  • Lead overall project – coaching, conflict resolution, facilitation, motivation, and negotiation
  • Responsible for leading project meetings
  • Accountable to develop, update and manage the project plan associated with the project life cycle
  • Coordinate communication and provides status updates to stakeholders as required
  • Assess project risk and proactively develop mitigation plans
  • Proactively manages project requests for information and action items
  • Ensure availability or seeks out adequate resources to support the project
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work

Skill Sets:

  • Proficient in analyzing problems, identifying alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions and implement recommendations to support project scope, schedule and cost objectives
  • Demonstrates excellent leadership, verbal/written communications, time management, interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Consistently produces results that meet goals, has high work standards, and understands the business environment and processes
  • Achieves results by problem-solving, setting priorities and organization
  • Strives for individual excellence by seeking challenges and self-development, demonstrating high levels of expertise and showing commitment, self-confidence, and integrity

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required
  • Minimum of 10 years of electric utility substation project management experience required
  • PMP Certificate desired
  • Demonstrate the ability to be organized and work on multiple projects and meet deadlines by setting priorities
  • Must be able to prepare clear and concise status updates and reports as required
  • Proven experience in Microsoft Software Applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Project)

Project Controls Cost Scheduler

The Project Controls Cost Scheduler provides profitability analysis, tracking of costs versus budget (both project and business-unit level), time and resource planning & scheduling, financial reporting, and other project administration duties for Project/Program managers as assigned. Their role is to provide support to all aspects of project execution including monitoring of resource utilization, developing change orders and supporting documentation, and advising Project Manager of critical issues and their resolution. Specific duties performed will be based on project/program specific needs identified by the Project/Program Manager.

Key Expectations & Responsibilities:

Under minimal supervision, will provide:

  • Analysis and review of cost/budget expenditures
  • Detailed computer-generated cost reports, charts and diagrams
  • Collection of cost and performance updates from engineering, procurement and construction management personnel
  • Documentation of historical cost and schedule data
  • Support and guidance to Project Managers in assessing project profitability
  • Facilitation of monthly invoice generation and preparation of supporting documentation
  • Project accounting set-up at project initiation and close-out at project completion
  • Monthly reporting for active projects
  • Document control duties as assigned on the project
  • Documentation as required for estimates and proposals
  • Time and resource schedules utilizing Critical Path Method scheduling tools
  • Change control and risk management processes
  • Mentoring for colleagues with less experience

Requirements:

  • Minimum of 3 years of directly related experience in cost accounting, scheduling, and/or project management on engineering services and/or construction projects
  • Proficiency and knowledge of cost/planning/control and reporting techniques, specifically project accounting practices and use of financial systems (e.g. system input and reporting, invoicing and cash flow, revenue recognition, etc.)
  • Very proficient computer skills using MS Excel, Access, Project, Word and Power Point
  • Working knowledge of Critical Path Method scheduling theories
  • Working knowledge of MS Project and/or Primavera scheduling software
  • Proven accuracy, reliability, and completeness in job accomplishment
  • Ability to work independently and follow through on assignments
  • Ability to deal with a variety of individuals from various socio-economic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Acceptance that some travel may be required

Qualifications:

  • BS in Accounting or related discipline
  • Experience in the T&D utility industry