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Austin Energy Distribution Construction Coordinator III (Civil Inspections) in Austin, Texas

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Posting Title Distribution Construction Coordinator III (Civil Inspections)

Job Requisition Number AE503630

Position Number 116976

Job Type Full-Time

Division Name Electric System - Field Ops

Minimum Qualifications

Education and/or Equivalent Experience:

  • Graduation from an accredited high school or equivalent, plus four (4) years experience in road or utility construction.

  • Twelve (12) semester hours in Engineering Technology, Engineering, Construction Sciences or in a field related to the job, may substitute for six (6) months of the required experience with a maximum substitution of two (2) years.

Licenses or Certifications:

  • Valid Texas Class C Drivers’ License or the ability to acquire one by the date of hire.

  • Ability to produce and maintain an acceptable driving record.

    Notes to Applicants

The Distribution Construction Coordinator ( DCC ) III will be required to review prints, plan out work, and order materials and complete paperwork in a timely manner. This position will need to understand the construction specs and standards that are provided to them daily and be transparent with all internal and external customers. Must monitor, delegate, and problem-solve on a daily basis while working safely, and applying construction and City specs to jobs where they apply. The top candidate should have experience in drill pier installation and horizontal bores.

Working with Austin Energy provides a number of health and welfare benefits such as low-cost medical, dental, vision, paid leave time, a highly competitive retirement plan, career development opportunities and more. Please click HERE (http://www.austintexas.gov/department/active-employee-benefits) for more information.

Employment Application:

  • The City of Austin employment application is an official document; incomplete applications will not be considered.

  • Please be sure to detail on the application all current and previous employment that you wish to be considered as part of your qualifications.

  • The Employment Record should be complete with job titles, employment dates, job duties, functions, and responsibilities for each position held. Starting salary will be based on overall relevant experience from your application.

  • Résumés will not be accepted and statements such as “see résumé” will not be accepted. You may use “N/A” for fields that are not applicable.

  • Please note that Austin Energy may close the job posting at any time after 7 days from the date of the initial advertisement. Once the job posting has closed, applications cannot be changed.

Assessments:

  • Candidates selected for interview must complete a skills assessment to assess skill level and subject matter knowledge.

If you are selected as a top candidate:

  • Verification of your education (which may include high school graduation or GED , undergraduate and/or graduate degrees) will be required. You must provide proof of education from an accredited organization/institution.

  • If you are identified as a top candidate and are in the military or a veteran, you will need to provide a copy of your DD-214 prior to confirming a start date.

  • This position requires a criminal background investigation.

Work Schedule:

  • This position is categorized as Essential Personnel with the City of Austin. Essential staff are required to work during emergencies or bad weather if they are scheduled to work and, in some cases, when they are not scheduled. Essential employees ensure the continuance of key operations for the City of Austin.

  • Work hours may include after hours, holidays, and weekends

  • Shifts may change according to departmental needs.

  • Employee may be required to work additional hours outside of regular work schedule.

Fair Labor Standards Act:

This position is classified as NON - EXEMPT

Driving Requirement:

This position requires a valid Texas Class C Drivers’ License or the ability to acquire one by your hire date. City of Austin employees that promote or transfer into driving required positions must meet the City of Austin’s Driver Record Evaluation ( DRE ) requisite. (https://www.austintexas.gov/sites/default/files/files/Employment/new_hire_driver_safety_standards.pdf) To be considered for a driving position, applicants cannot have more than eight CityDriver Points ( CDP ) within a period of thirty-six (36) months.

Pay Range

$33.05 – $42.14

Hours

Monday – Friday (6:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.)

Weekends and holidays are worked often, all inspectors will have weeks of on- call duty that will require work during off hours for outages.

Job Close Date 04/24/2024

Type of Posting External

Department Austin Energy

Regular/Temporary Regular

Grant Funded or Pooled Position Not Applicable

Category Technical

Location 2526 Kramer Ln, Austin Texas 78758 (Building E)

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Experience:

  • Experience with small to large foundations/concrete pours, drill piers, and horizontal bores including site survey work, grating, paving, driveway and sidewalk replacement or repairs.

  • Experience managing or supervising construction projects including tracking inventory, cost and budgets for multiple projects on site and in the field.

  • Experience overseeing crew and contractor performance related to company goals, safety, compliance with policies and procedures, and job specifications.

  • Experience reading plans, blueprints, and estimating concrete volumes and material take-offs for construction projects.

  • Strong communication skills and the ability to coordinate schedule and job expectations in meetings with contractors and general public.

  • Basic skill level using computers and related software applications, such as GIS mapping software, spreadsheets, word processors and email.

    Duties, Functions and Responsibilities

Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.

  • Inspect electrical conduit and 90 Meter bases connections. Coordinate and schedule of electric construction projects and advance locating activities with commercial, private, and public construction and excavation entities. Expedite, review, and inspect distribution construction projects to ensure ready to work for Austin Energy

  • Performs site and print checks of construction projects to ensure underground utilities are located and site is workable, to include requesting permits from Public Works to work in city right of way. Performs inspections of civil construction facilities

  • Assists the Scheduler Analyst by creating/updating work orders, generate and activate material orders

  • Processes and expedites purchases of non-stock goods and services, maintain files and collect data for reports

  • Purchases construction materials as needed for the AE or Contract construction crews

  • Manages underground prints for utilization and research by construction contractors to improve construction coordination.

  • Maintains databases for various tracking of documentation for coordination of electrical construction projects.

  • Coordinates planning and scheduling of electrical construction projects. Assists in the assessment of material/products to ensure best fit distribution construction needs.

  • Advises customers and contractors of project timeline and tasks related to that timeline.

Responsibilities- Supervision and/or Leadership Exercised:

  • None

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Must possess required knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

  • Knowledge of one-call system and distribution construction methods and standards

  • Knowledge of electrical distribution and construction standards for public and private structures

  • Knowledge of departmental process and procedures

  • Knowledge of purchasing procedures

  • Knowledge of stages of construction when possible violations and defects may be observed and corrected

  • Knowledge of National Electrical Code and associated rules, regulations, ordinances and standards

  • Knowledge of city practice, policy, procedure, statutes, and ordinances.

  • Skill in oral and written communication.

  • Skill in using computers and related software applications.

  • Skill in handling multiple tasks and prioritizing.

  • Skill in handling conflict and uncertain situations.

  • Skill in data analysis and problem solving.

  • Ability to work with frequent interruptions and changes in priorities.

  • Ability to train others.

  • Ability to quickly recognize and analyze irregular events.

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective communication and working relationships with city employees and the public.

    Criminal Background Investigation This position has been approved for a Criminal Background Investigation.

    EEO/ADA

The City of Austin is committed to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you require reasonable accommodation during the application process or have a question regarding an essential job function, please call (512) 974-3210 or Texas Relay by dialing 7-1-1.

The City of Austin will not discriminate against any applicant or employee based on race, creed, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, age, religion, veteran status, disability, or sexual orientation. In addition, the City will not discriminate in employment decisions on the basis of an individual’s AIDS , AIDS Related Complex, or HIV status; nor will the City discriminate against individuals who are perceived to be at risk of HIV infection, or who associate with individuals who are believed to be at risk.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

    • This position requires graduation from High School or equivalent, plus four (4) years experience in road or utility construction. Twelve (12) semester hours in Engineering Technology, Engineering, Construction Sciences or in a field related to the job, may substitute for six (6) months of the required experience with a maximum substitution of two (2) years. Do you meet these requirements?
  • Yes

  • No

    • Please describe how you meet the minimum qualifications referenced above. Detail how you meet the educational requirements (if applicable), account for the years of related experience (if applicable), and explain any substitutions of experience for education, or vice-versa (if applicable)

(Open Ended Question)

    • This position requires a criminal background investigation (CBI). By selecting the following, you are acknowledging that you understand if you are selected as a top candidate for this position, you will need a successful CBI to be hired.
  • I acknowledge and understand this position requires a Criminal Background Investigation.

    • This position is classified as an "essential" position. The candidate must be able to work during emergencies or bad weather if they are scheduled to work and, in some cases, when they are not scheduled. Shifts may change according to departmental needs. Are you able to meet these schedule requirements?
  • Yes

  • No

    • This position requires a Valid Class C Driver License. Do you have a Valid Class C Driver License or if selected for this position, do you have the ability to acquire a Valid Class C Driver License by your hire date?
  • Yes

  • No

    • The City of Austin Driver Eligibility Standards require that external new hires meet the City's Driver Record Evaluation (DRE) requisite. To be considered for a driving position, applicants cannot have more than three (3) moving violations or a total of six (6) Driver Record Evaluation points within a period of thirty-six (36) months. Do you meet this requirement?
  • Yes

  • No

    • Describe your experience with small to large foundations/concrete pours, drill piers, and horizontal bores including site survey work, grating, paving, driveway and sidewalk replacement or repairs.

(Open Ended Question)

    • Describe your experience managing or supervising construction projects including tracking inventory, cost and budgets for multiple projects on site and in the field.

(Open Ended Question)

    • Describe your experience overseeing crew and contractor performance related to company goals, safety, compliance with policies and procedures, and job specifications.

(Open Ended Question)

    • Do you have experience reading plans, blueprints, and estimating concrete volumes and material take-offs for construction projects.
  • No

  • Yes

    • How would you describe your communication skills and the ability to coordinate schedule and job expectations in meetings with contractors and general public?

(Open Ended Question)

    • How would you describe your skill level using computers and related software applications, such as GIS mapping software, spreadsheets, word processors and email?
  • Basic

  • Intermediate

  • Advanced

    Optional & Required Documents

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