National Rural Electric Cooperative Association Engineering Project Manager in Corinth, United States
Engineering Project Manager
Position Title:Engineering Project Manager
Location(s):Corinth, United States
Posted:July 14, 2017
Min Education:H.S. Diploma/Equivalent
Min Experience:5-7 Years
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Oversees and directs engineering/construction planning for larger or more complex electric and gas construction projects (master planned communities). The Engineering Project Manager communicates directly with developers/engineers concerning project layout, cost, service agreements, easements/ROW, and scheduling. Prepares project status reports and works to ensure plans adhere to contract specifications. The Engineering Project Manager is familiar with a variety of the electric and gas fields’ concepts, practices, and procedures. Relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. The Engineering Project Manager must perform a variety of tasks. Leads and directs the work of others. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected.
Primary Position Responsibilities
Establishes good working relationships with all contacts including developers from the corporate level through construction to promote educate and sell CoServ’s concepts, products and services to developers, builders, and end users.
Provides assistance, information, and advice to developers relating to electric and gas service and CoServ’s policies, procedures, and programs; assess the developers preferences and preparing alternative designs and cost estimates that are acceptable to CoServ and consistent with CoServ’s design & construction standards and specifications to assist developer in a line design decision.
Coordinates activities among various people in the course of project completion—contractors, CoServ personnel, state agencies, other utilities, city permits and the power supplier.
Consults with residential and commercial developers, electricians and engineers concerning rates and charges for construction as well as appropriate electric and gas facilities required for the site. Works with consultants concerning ROW and procurement of easements.
Coordinates with developers regarding planned expansions or improvement of development facilities—communicates this information to Engineering System Planning.
Resolves design and construction issues by meeting with and communicating with developer’s engineer and CoServ’s personnel concerning upcoming and in-progress projects; gathers information (other utilities’ designs, easements, site requirements, future plans, building size, ultimate use and load data) from the developers for the most reliable, cost effective design; requires all designs to be in compliance with CoServ’s design and construction standards and specifications.
Works with other engineers and contractors in the design and construction of substations, transmission and distribution lines and related facilities design as well as acquiring easements for electric and gas facilities.
Maintains quality service by preparing neat, accurate, descriptive and complete gas and electrical designs and layouts, material sheets, construction plans, cost estimates, and maps for large residential, commercial, and industrial developments using a high level of knowledge and recognition of electrical and gas equipment and devices used within the cooperative’s electrical and gas distribution system.
Maintains subdivision plat data, updates, and files electronically.
Learns to acquire data for geospatial referencing from various sources; analyzes data and digitizes maps using the proper coordinate system, graphical elements, and data units that will be compatible with CoServ’s electronic mapping system.
Develops, maintains, and updates proposals, contracts, and obtains cost estimates for all large residential, commercial, industrial accounts, and master planned communities.
Attends LEC (Line Extension Committee – made up of three senior vice presidents) Meetings to propose any deviations from Tariff to the LEC. Deviations can be for system benefit, gaining new projects, or strategic planning.
Attends GOC (Gas Operating Committee – made up of three senior vice presidents) Meetings to discuss new projects as they relate to system benefit and strategic planning.
Establishes a consistent, fair, and professional process for resolving conflicts to create win/win final resolutions.
Provides electrical designs by designing large conductor, multi-circuit overhead and underground electric lines that are a high level of design difficulty and complexity.
Complies with established CoServ safety and operating rules, procedures, and guidelines. Responsible for reporting unsafe practices to a supervisor.
Complies with established CoServ Information Security Handbook, policies, procedures, and guidelines. Responsible for reporting suspected information security incidents to Tech Support.
Education, Certifications, and Experience Required
High school diploma or G.E.D. Equivalency
5-6 years of high level utility construction and/or engineering experience within the industry.
Education, Certifications, and Experience Preferred
Bachelor’s degree in Project Management, Business Management, Engineering, or a related field.
Willingness to obtain certification/training in opening energized equipment for engineering purposes.
Project Manager Professional Certification.
Highline Staking Certification.
High level knowledge of utility construction.
1 year working as a Project Engineering Tech, Sr or Engineering Tech Sr.
Ten (10) years in electrical distribution engineering field.
Five (5) years field experience in overhead/underground installation.
Skills and Abilities Required
Proficient in Maximo, Sharepoint, Excel, Word, Access, Arc Designer, GIS and AutoCAD.
Proficient ability to layout and design gas distribution facilities as well as underground and overhead electric utilities for large subdivision projects.
Understanding of line extension policy and tariffs.
Knowledge of how an electric cooperative works.
Average knowledge of city, county, and state permitting requirements.
Proficient knowledge of electric design standards and overhead/underground construction specifications.
Understanding of CoServ’s service order and work order system processes.
Understands and follows maps, system maps, grid maps and line design
books and manuals.
Knowledge of voltage drop.
Knowledgeable in electricity and electrical equipment such as properly
sizing equipment for residential and commercial loads, transformer sizes, single-phase and three-phase metering, advanced mechanical design, single-phase and three-phase overhead and underground line design, lighting design, etc.
Working knowledge of gas and electric distribution systems.
Proficient knowledge of gas distribution design standards and construction specifications.
Excellent written and verbal human relations and communication skills.
Organizational skills and ability to multi-task.
Fundamentals of Electricity 1, 2, 3, & 4.
Understanding of National Fuel Gas Code, 49 CFR Part 192 National Electric Safety Code (NESC), National Electric Code (NEC), and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Training.
Ability to work in an office and field environment.
Maintain a valid Texas Driver’s License.
Skills in developing and delivering oral and written presentation.
Intermediate understanding of mathematics.
Ability to work independently, with minimum supervision, and in teams.
Ability to work under strict deadlines and has high level of problem-solving skills.
Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks.
Ability to use standard office/business equipment in a safe manner.
Ability to work flexible or extended hours as needed or directed.
Indoor, office environment.
Operates office equipment such as a computer, telephone, fax machine, copier, etc.
Ability to lift a minimum of 25 pounds.
Ability to drive occasionally.
Ability to sit for long periods of time.
Requires frequent sitting, standing, walking, bending, and reaching.
Must have and maintain a valid Texas driver's license.
Ability to travel, if necessary, for business and training.
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