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Substation Construction Manager

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Date: Dec 29, 2020

Location: US

Company: Black & Veatch Family of Companies

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Req Id : 26348 

Job Title : Substation Construction Manager  


Work Location : USVRTL 

Opportunity Type : Staff 

Relocation eligible : No 

Full time/Part time : Full-Time  

Contract Hire Only for this Project : No 

Job Summary

Responsible for coordination of the construction on substation and Global Transmission projects. Coordinates compliance with the schedule, safety, cost, and quality decisions in conjunction with the Project Field Manager.


***This professional may have his/her home base anywhere within the U.S. due to being a Field position with high travel/mobilization requirements. This means that this professional will spend the majority of work time at the assigned project location for the duration of the project requiring long-term temporary living close to the project site.


BVCI, a proud part of the BV family of companies, offers union shop construction services for on-time, on-budget project delivery.


Our professionals deliver solid dependable solutions for industrial construction projects of all sizes, enabling us to provide leading construction services for our clients. Together, we have an integrated approach to project execution with an emphasis on safety, quality, cost, and schedule.


We work with our clients on EPC as well as construction-only projects. We self-perform projects by executing direct hire labor as well as utilizing subcontractor elements. We continue to expand our services offered and build our project backlog.


Now is the time to work at BVCI!

Key Responsibilities
  • Manages and coordinates all on-site subcontractor activities for compliance with the CPM schedule and monitors and enforces compliance with subcontract requirements; Implements the Project Construction Execution Plan  
  • Directs staff in the daily, weekly planning process
  • Supervises and mentors all superintendents; monitors their activities and provides leadership
  • Monitors and reports on construction productivity and schedule performance (including trends) to the Project Field Manager and Field Project Controls Manager 
  • Takes actions necessary to meet project budget and schedule requirements
  • Directs and approves the development and implementation of subcontractor schedule recovery plans as required
  • Coordinates the Construction Completion Walkdowns and the complete hand over of start-up packages to the Startup Manager and supervises the close out of all punch list items
  • Assists Project Field Manager with client interface and relations
  • Coordinates with Field Material Manager to review all site procured materials for acceptance
  • Reviews and approves equipment rentals (if supplied by company) and coordinates shared use of this equipment with subcontractors
  • Conducts weekly coordination meeting with subcontractors
  • Conducts weekly subcontractor meetings
  • Reports weekly schedule and commodity installation status to the Field Project Controls Manager
  • Monitors all extra work authorization requests, backcharges, and supplier and subcontractor progress/final payment requests for acceptance and is responsible for subordinates providing the timely tracking information to Project Controls to support the change management system
  • Adheres to Safety, Quality, Ethical Standards, Lessons Learned, and Performance Management programs in accordance with Division Policies, Standards, Guides, and Contractual commitments
  • Directly responsible for the Division 8 labor charges and costs on direct hire project
  • Directly responsible for the Construction Equipment budget
  • Monitors and approve all CIR replies to the subcontractors
  • Responsible for completion of the construction punchlist
  • Has full knowledge of the safety program and acts as the Safety Representative on site in the absence of the regular Safety Supervisor
  • Has general knowledge of all disciplines of construction and is able to stand in for each lead discipline
  • Establishes the tool trailer list at the onset of the project
  • Resolves safety and quality issues with the safety and quality managers  
  • Further disputes are then deferred to the Project Field Manager
  • Has the ability to stand in for the Project Field Manager in his absence
  • Understands the major commercial and deliverable terms of the construction subcontracts and manages within these terms
  • Monitors and controls overtime by his subordinates and subcontractors
  • Writes the construction portion of the client and construction monthly report
  • Coordinates with the Field Engineers or home office engineers on engineering deliverables
  • Responsible for the effective management of construction Manufacturer's Service Technicians and the timesheet tracking
  • Supports continuous improvement efforts and the change management effects associated with the implementation of improvements 
  • Supervises superintendents 
Preferred Qualifications
  • Preferred Skills:
    • Knowledge of construction technology - 
    • Knowledge of EPC industry
    • Constructability knowledge
    • Knowledge of project budget process and tools
    • Knowledge of department budget process and tools
    • Knowledge of Project controls
    • Risk assessment/management
    • Administrative policies and procedures
    • Construction Project Management Systems
    • Conceptual planning ability
    • Conflict management skills
    • Leadership ability (team building, coaching, mentoring, change management, advising)
    • Multi-tasking ability (prioritize, organize, schedule work) .
    • Presentation skills
    • Problem solving skills (identify, analyze, research, evaluate, resolve)
    • Project management skills
    • Communication and meeting skills
    • Time reporting systems
    • Expense reporting policies and procedures 
  • Previous experience working on substation and / or transmission construction projects highly preferred
Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor's degree in construction, engineering or heavy industrial experience preferred, or 3 years of experience at the superintendent level. 5+ years with a degree or 14+ years without degree All applicants must be able to complete pre-employment onboarding requirements (if selected) which may include any/all of the following: criminal/civil background check, drug screen, and motor vehicle records search, in compliance with any applicable laws and regulations.
OSHA Training
Work Environment/Physical Demands

Physical Demands:
• Lift and carry heavy items weighing up to 50 pounds. 
• Stand, Kneel, Bend, Stoop, Move, and Walk long distances in and around confined, cluttered places, and uneven areas.
• See and hear naturally or with correction.   
• Full range of motion and flexibility consistent with requirements of the job duties. 
• Requires using hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools or controls according to a set procedure. 
• Requires repetitive movement. 
• May require work above 5 feet in height.
• Climb and maintain balance on steel framework, stairs, ladders and scaffolds. 
• Work up to a 12 hour shift doing hard physical labor in varying temperature extremes and other outside conditions. 

Work Environment:
• Typical construction site environment:  
• Requires working in cramped work spaces and getting into awkward positions. 
• Requires working in very hot (above 90 F degrees) or very cold (below 32F degrees) temperatures and exposure to inclement weather such as dust, wind, snow, rain, etc. 
• Requires working in extremely bright or low lighting conditions 
• Includes exposure to sounds and noise levels that are distracting or uncomfortable. 
• Work around hazardous equipment.
• Typical office environment.
• This position is considered a safety sensitive position. 

Salary Plan
CNS: Construction Services
Job Grade

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