Transmission Construction and Maintenance Project Representative Elk River, MN Applications due October 29, 2020
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Great River Energy is seeking a transmission construction and maintenance (TCM) project representative to provide coordination, direction and inspection of contractor activities related to the maintenance and construction of transmission lines, substations, communication sites and other GRE facilities. The TCM project representative acts as field project coordinator and inspector of GRE contractors during GRE capital construction projects and contractor maintenance projects. The position oversees contractors over the duration of the project to ensure work performed is meeting GRE requirements including safety, applicable codes, specifications and NERC/FERC standards and monitors the contractor(s) for quality and efficient work.
Responsibilities: •Executes and documents final compliance checks to verify GRE, NESC, and NERC standards are met. •Manages contractor resources to ensure projects are completed as scheduled. Informs supervisor and/or appropriate stakeholders of periodic progress during the project. •Verify design meets standards per field conditions. Propose alternatives to meet needs, increase reliability, efficiency and/or reduce costs. •Establishes and administers processes, specifications, and work policies to ensure quality outcomes. •Assists with the timely completion of close out documents, including drawings. •Coordinate and negotiate restoration efforts between GRE, contractors, landowners and governmental bodies and environmental regulations and ensure efforts are successful. •Ensures that contractors are adhering to good safety practices and follows ISO 14001 processes and procedures. •Audits invoices for correct tabulations and billing rates. Approves with correct account assignments. •Administers and coordinate efforts in the field during outages and storm restoration efforts. Ensures equipment, supplies, materials, lodging, transportation and other logistics are secured in a timely fashion and coordinates as needed. •Ensures our member cooperatives are fully engaged with our construction and maintenance activities in their operating area. Ensures contractor follows permitting and easement requirements and completes the documents as required.
Minimum education requirements include a two-year technical degree containing civil/electrical/engineering principles or similar coursework supplemented or successful completion of a Line Technician Certification Program. 7+ years of experience in the electric utility industry is required. Project management experience is preferred. Practical experience utilizing engineering principles, knowledge of transmission design, or experience as a line technician/lineman is preferred. Experience overseeing and directing contractors performing transmission and substation construction is preferred.
•Knowledge of applicable safety codes and safety field practices, and ability to administer/control in the field at work sites. •Knowledge of RUS standards, ability to learn GRE construction standards, and recognize accuracy and detail for adherence to specifications. •Ability to ensure compliance with contract terms, policies and procedures. •Ability to plan, organize, prioritize time/workload and delegate work in order to accomplish tasks and meet deadlines. •Ability to coordinate assignments and handle multiple complex projects and tasks concurrently. •Ability to make timely and informed decisions after processing all available information. •Skilled at effective communications. Skills must include good interpersonal skills as well as written and verbal communication skills and ability to understand information and ideas as presented. •Skilled in using personal computers and related software for word processing, presentations, building spreadsheets, and interfacing with Outlook functions. •Skilled in conflict resolution including the ability to address difference of opinions or facts and use of the most appropriate method to reach an effective solution. •Ability to negotiate and collaborate with others to arrive at a conclusion using compromise, persuasion, rationale, and diplomacy. •Ability to solve complex problems along with analytical skills to examine options and incorporate them into broader-based business strategies. •Ability to build and maintain effective work relationships, both internal and external, and establish credibility with business partners. •Ability to adapt to rapidly changing business circumstances; must be able to thrive in a constantly changing business environment. •Ability to maintain a valid driver’s license.
This position will require significant travel and presence in the field. Travel will include the ability to drive long distances to work sites and walk on uneven surfaces. Frequent and extended periods of travel overnights and weekends is required. This position will require the ability to perform field duties in inclement weather and respond quickly to emergencies. The ability to be near extreme noise levels, fumes, herbicides, around insects and near power lines and electrical equipment. The ability to lift up to 50 lbs., stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, twist and squat on an occasional basis and to push, pull, carry, grasp and finger objects.
Apply: Qualified candidates will find we have a lot to offer: work-life balance, comprehensive benefits package, wellness programs, continuing education, generous retirement plan, a team based collaborative culture and more! Qualified candidates, please apply at www.greatriverenergy.com under the Careers tab by October 29, 2020. GRE is an EEO/AA/Minority/Female/Disabled/Vets Employer.
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About Great River Energy
Powering what’s possible Great River Energy is a not-for-profit electricity provider owned by our 28 distribution cooperatives in Minnesota and Wisconsin for which we generate and transmit electricity. We provide wholesale electric service to our member owners who distribute electricity to approximately 660,000 member consumers - or about 1.7 million people. A diverse mix of generation resources - Our power plants generate more than 2,800 megawatts of electricity and several solar arrays capable of producing 650 kilowatts. In addition, we purchase wind and hydroelectric energy.Your electricity is delivered through power lines to you. Every time you plug in your toaster, television or other electrical device, a system of power lines goes to work to bring you the power you need. Our job at Great River Energy is to keep the lights on by providing a safe & reliable supply of electricity.