Southern Company Project Coordinator - Above Ground in Union, New Jersey
This position is an exciting opportunity for engineers and construction management professionals that enjoy the challenges and responsibilities of overseeing the construction of natural gas distribution facilities, focusing on service related work including meter installation, fuel line relocations, and relights. The right candidate must be a self-starter and able to make sound decisions. Incumbents in this role administer external resources who construct gas utility infrastructure, while delivering on financial and operating objectives. The Project Coordinator drives quality and safety expectations and ensures that those standards are met within a functional or regional area.
Functional Expertise :
Oversees construction of underground gas utility infrastructure for residential, commercial, and industrial properties
Makes decisions in the field and coordinates with internal and/or external service providers and support departments (environmental and real estate) and external agencies to ensure that work is performed as planned, permitted and scheduled
Inspects Construction Activities associated with construction and fuel line connections (service related work including meter installation, fuel line relocations, and relights of customers gas equipment). Ensure installations meet safety, compliance, quality, and restoration requirements.
Reviews and submit work orders, progress reports, field changes, as-built records to ensure compliance and company standards and policies
Performs pre-site and post-site inspections to evaluate job site work
Monitors project specific budget and/or cost per unit variances and identify exceptions/variances
Provide timely project updates (Engineering, new business, regional and other applicable stakeholders)
Responds to emergency situations in a specific region during after hours
Analyzes costs and benefits for specific construction projects and evaluates alternatives to ensure cost effectiveness of construction projects
Evaluates and recommends field design changes to keep construction projects on schedule and at or below budget
Maintains customer satisfaction through timely and thorough communication with individual customers, municipalities and other governmental agencies
Interprets pipeline contracts to effectively leverage and negotiate the application of contractual items with external service providers
Maintains customer satisfaction through timely and thorough communication with individual customers, municipalities and other governmental agencies at pre-con meetings and throughout the project (such as state DOTS, Counties, etc).
Serves developers, builders, home owners, and Service Center personnel as initial contact for new business construction problems and complaints
Influences external contractors who represent the company by shadowing corporate values
Establishes and monitors work/project goals and objectives
Creates and/or implements improved processes and techniques to enhance operating environments.
Performs constructability reviews to assist engineers in project design
Monitors and reports construction progress to ensure projects meet or exceed budget and schedule goals.
Addresses contractor (performance, construction inspection, as-built survey, etc) deficiencies head on and works with contractor to develop and monitor corrective action plans.
Valid Driver’s License
High School Diploma or GED
Bachelor’s Degree in civil/mechanical engineering or construction management
PMP or PE License
Related Work Experience:
One of the following:
2+ years of experience in Gas Distribution Operations or Construction (Crew Foremen level or above)
5+ years of experience in Construction Management or Utility Industry (Inspector level or above)
1+ years of supervisory or leadership experience – can be experience managing contract crews, managing a team, managing projects, or other similar supervisory/leadership experience
Specific Skills & Knowledge:
Microsoft Word, Excel & Outlook (Intermediate Skills)
Basic Meter Activation Qualifications or ability to obtain within six (6) months
Working Conditions/Physical Requirements:
Exposure to all types of weather
Travel may occasionally be required
Walking of construction sites
Ability to stand/walk for extended periods of time
Climb in/out of excavations, kneel, bend, and climb ladders to inspect construction activity
Disclaimer: This information describes the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this job. The description is not designed to be a comprehensive inventory of duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees in the job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to qualified disabled individuals for performance of essential duties and responsibilities.
Equal Opportunity Employer: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on their race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or other protected classification.
Elizabethtown Gas is one of seven natural gas distribution companies of Southern Company Gas, a wholly owned subsidiary of Southern Company (NYSE: SO). Elizabethtown Gas provides natural gas delivery service to approximately 283,000 residential, business and industrial natural gas customers in New Jersey. In operation since 1855, the company serves parts of Union, Middlesex, Sussex, Warren, Hunterdon, Morris and Mercer counties. For more information, visit www.elizabethtowngas.com at http://www.elizabethtowngas.com/ .
About Southern Company Gas
Southern Company Gas is a wholly owned subsidiary of Atlanta-based Southern Company (NYSE:SO), America’s premier energy company. Southern Company Gas serves approximately 4.5 million natural gas utility customers through its regulated distribution companies in seven states and more than 1 million retail customers through its companies that market natural gas and related home services. Other nonutility businesses include asset management for natural gas wholesale customers and ownership and operation of natural gas storage facilities. For more information, visit Southern Company Gas at southerncompanygas.com .
Job ID: 2016-5329
Company: Elizabethtown Gas Services
Job Locations: US - NJ - Union
Type: Regular Full-Time
Posted Date: 11/6/2016