Transmission - Substation Project Field Manager
Date published: 6-Apr-2018
Opportunity: Experienced Hire
Business Line: Power
Business Plan: CNS
Black & Veatch is seeking an EPC Substation/Transmission Field Project Manager to support our Power Delivery business line due to rapid growth and existing project backlog.
The Field Project Manager will take ownership of project performance including safety, quality, schedule, budget, and client satisfaction. This person will be responsible for contract administration, project planning, and labor and equipment resource management. The Field Project Manager will oversee the construction project from start to finish.
This role will support EPC projects in the field, project locations could be anywhere in the United States, travel is required.
Responsible for successful execution of the construction and start-up of the project. Provides leadership to the project staff and all organizations on site. Directs staff in the daily/weekly planning process. Functions as a representative for Black & Veatch in all interactions involving the Owner and Contract. Implements Black & Veatch standards and procedures, develops project specific procedures and allocates resources, and makes decisions in support of project strategies.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
• Responsible for updating and completing the Construction Execution Plan.
• Reviews and refines the plan as the project progresses.
• Directs overall construction effort including coordination of erection activities, suppliers, direct hire craft labor, subcontractors, startup and testing activities, and the owner.
• Directs implementation of the Construction Processes and Procedures Manual (CPPM) and insures requests for deviations are submitted when necessary.
• Manages overall construction and startup cost to meet established budgets.
• Reviews, analyzes, and reports monthly on project construction budget, schedule, and quality performance and takes appropriate action to return the project to plan.
• Directs implementation of established project controls processes and procedures including Installation Work Packaging (IWP) through Package Manager software tool.
• Coordinates with leadership to negotiate and implement appropriate labor agreements.
• Establishes and maintains relationships and develops a high level of trust and credibility with clients, owners, alliance partners, craft labor, subcontractors, and suppliers.
• Leads the site management team.
• Directs implementation of project construction Safety & Health and Loss Control procedures and is responsible for ensuring that the project meets the agreed safety targets.
• Directs implementation of project quality assurance procedures and is responsible for ensuring that the established level of quality is achieved.
• Directs implementation of project commissioning and testing plan and is responsible for ensuring that the necessary resources are provided to commissioning.
• Directs implementation of project field materials management procedures.
• Approves field purchases, equipment rentals, extra work authorizations, subcontractor progress and final payments, B&V professional time sheets, and B&V professional expense reimbursements.
• Directs change order management for subcontracts.
• Coordinates with project manager to identify and execute change orders to contract with owner.
• Directs the resolution of all back charges, collection of conformed to construction records, and other contract closeout activities.
• Establishes project field staffing needs and coordinates with Project Manager and construction department to staff project field office.
• Mentors project field staff, promotes internal and external team building, and maintains morale.
• Adheres to Safety, Quality, Ethical Standards, Lessons Learned, and Performance Management programs in accordance with C&P Policies, Standards, Guides, and Contractual commitments.
• Is responsible for producing and implementing site specific procedures as required. Identifies and assesses improvement opportunities which will add value.
• Champions implementation of LEAN concepts and continuous improvement efforts.
• Assesses and supports the change management effects associated with the implementation of improvements.
• Proactively supports, encourages and facilitates staff to engage in continuous improvement activities.
• Acts as project manager with responsibilities for the management of a multi discipline project team.
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience. Degreed: Bachelor’s Degree with 5+ years experience on similar projects in construction management role. Non-Degreed: 8+ years experience with 3 years at superintendent level or above on large projects, or in construction management role on smaller projects.
Preferred Job Qualifications:
• Able to deliver Project Gross Margin (PGM) on assigned project
• Knowledge of construction technology
• Knowledge of EPC Industry
• Company practices, process, and related impact on project activities.
• Administrative policies and procedures
• Time reporting policies and procedures
• Expense reporting policies and procedures
• Project budgeting process and tools
• Approach to managing construction operations.
• Project controls policies and procedures
• Risk assessment policies and procedures
• Legal/contractual agreements (EPC/suppliers/subcontractors)
• Construction Project Management Systems
• Communication and interpersonal skills. • Conceptual planning ability • Problem solving skills (identify, analyze, research, evaluate, resolve) • Project management skills. • Conflict management skills • Multi-tasking ability (prioritize, organize, schedule work) • Supervisory skills • Organizational skills • Leadership ability (team building, coaching, mentoring, change management, advising) • Presentation skills