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Entry-level position.
Nationwide
07/31/2017

Electrical Field Construction Coordinator

Date Posted

06/01/2015

Comments

Entry-level position.

Location

Nationwide

Overview

Provides input and technical expertise for power generating construction projects in the following areas: transmission lines, interconnect systems, switchgear installations, electrical circuits, power quality and high voltage collection/distribution systems.  Provides general contractor support of engineering review, procurement (if necessary), construction, and start-up of a high/medium voltage electrical system and associated substation.  Responsible for installation guidance, QA/QC enforcement, scheduling support and client correspondence. Assists with review and final submittal of engineer as-builts and project system packages. Assists Electrical Superintendents with supervision of electrical subcontractors. Ensures a safe, productive and quality job, and controlled costs in field operations.

Essential Functions

  • Reviews bid package for accuracy and completeness under the electrical scope of work for electrical subcontractors and Blattner Energy electrical personnel.
  • Collaborates with the Site Manager to 1) review electrical information, 2) communicate any changes or project problem areas and 3) communicate and negotiate with clients regarding major project decisions.
  • Collaborates with the Project Manager during construction of: electrical overhead transmission, electrical underground and collection systems, substation construction, transmission utility, interconnect system, electrical engineering and communication systems.
  • Effectively schedules electrical work with electrical engineers, electrical contractors, utility groups, and clients (SME’s) in accordance with the project baseline schedule. Assures there are written procedures, a plan of the day, and a new formal plan if changes are needed. Coordinates electrical work with other work scopes.
  • Acts as an electrical consultant to supervisory and field personnel.
  • Participates in weekly meetings with Electrical Engineers, electrical subcontractors, clients (SME’s) and utility interconnect personnel.
  • Assists with supervision of all project electrical subcontractors and electrical engineers to ensure the effective use of project resources and industry processes.
  • Assists the Electrical Superintendent in establishing the project electrical budget. Assists in expediting change orders/changes to project electrical budget.
  • Maintains a clear understanding of production goals/costs and identifies job cost reduction opportunities. Compares and continuously monitors actual costs to the job estimate.
  • Conducts monitoring and inspection of electrical subcontractor installation activities and progress.
  • Ensures a safe work environment by complying with company’s safety polices as well as complying with federal and state safety regulations.
  • Responsible for safe working conditions and procedures, including becoming trained for future review and/or participation in the following: switch and tag procedures, approaching distances, arc flash, protective equipment, and rotation and voltage check.
  • Understands the conditions of working around high voltage lines (i.e. high-potting or partial discharge tests). Uses required electrical reference codes and electrical safety code publications.

Other Functions

Education Requirements

Four-year degree in electrical engineering and some related experience OR equivalent combination of training and/or related experience. Successful review of electrical work practices required.

Knowledge, Skill, and Abilities Required

  • Must be willing to travel. As is common in construction and other project-oriented industries, re-location to project site is required for the duration of each construction project (project durations average 6-9 months).
  • Combination of electrical training and electrical construction field experience, as well as the ability to perform administrative tasks.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and Outlook)
  • Basic understanding of safety construction, commissioning, and testing electrical systems.
  • Ability to progress toward supervising a large number of employees.
  • Good communication skills to deal with clients, subcontractors and employees.
  • Solid understanding of tracking job progress, costing and formal reporting.
Ongoing hiring.
Nationwide.
07/15/2016

Electrician

Date Posted

06/01/2016

Comments

Ongoing hiring.

Location

Nationwide.

Overview

Installs, repairs, and maintains motors, transformers, generators, lights, appliances, circuits, wiring, and other electrical system equipment and components in compliance with electrical codes, standards, and regulations. Operates a variety of electrical testing equipment in locating and determining types of electrical malfunctions. Studies plans, drawings, specifications, and work orders to determine work requirement and sequence of installations.

Essential Functions

  • Assemble, install, test, and maintain electrical or electronic wiring, equipment, appliances, apparatus, and fixtures, using hand tools and power tools.
  • Diagnose malfunctioning systems, apparatus, and components, using test equipment and hand tools, to locate the cause of a breakdown and correct the problem.
  • Connect wires to circuit breakers, transformers, or other components.
  • Inspect electrical systems, equipment, and components to identify hazards, defects, and the need for adjustment or repair, and to ensure compliance with codes.
  • Advise management on whether continued operation of equipment could be hazardous.
  • Test electrical systems and continuity of circuits in electrical wiring, equipment, and fixtures, using testing devices such as ohmmeters, voltmeters, and oscilloscopes, to ensure compatibility and safety of system.
  • Maintain current electrician’s license or identification card to meet governmental regulations.
  • Plan layout and installation of electrical wiring, equipment and fixtures, based on job specifications and local codes.
  • Direct and train workers to install, maintain, or repair electrical wiring, equipment, and fixtures.
  • Prepare sketches or follow blueprints to determine the location of wiring and equipment and to ensure conformance to building and safety codes.
  • Use a variety of tools and equipment such as power construction equipment, measuring devices, power tools, and testing equipment including oscilloscopes, ammeters, and test lamps.
  • Install ground leads and connect power cables to equipment, such as motors.
  • Perform business management duties such as maintaining records and files, preparing reports and ordering supplies and equipment.
  • Repair or replace wiring, equipment, and fixtures, using hand tools and power tools.
  • Work from ladders, scaffolds, and roofs to install, maintain or repair electrical wiring, equipment, and fixtures.
  • Place raceways inside designated partitions, walls, or other concealed areas, and pull insulated wires or cables through the conduit to complete circuits between boxes.
  • Construct and fabricate parts, using hand tools and specifications.
  • Fasten small metal or plastic boxes to walls to house electrical switches or outlets.
  • Perform physically demanding tasks, such as digging trenches to lay conduit and moving and lifting heavy objects.
  • Provide preliminary sketches and cost estimates for materials and services.
  • Provide assistance during emergencies by operating floodlights and generators, placing flares, and driving needed vehicles.
  • Observes safety and security procedures; Reports potentially unsafe conditions; Uses equipment and materials properly.

Other Functions

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

This position requires frequent standing, walking, lifting/carrying (up to 50 pounds frequently, up to 100 pounds occasionally) pushing, reaching, handling, use of fine dexterity, kneeling, crouching, bending, twisting, and climbing. Occasional balancing and rarely requires sitting; continuous balancing required climbing poles, towers, ladders and in other aspects of the job. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly exposed to outside weather conditions. The employee is frequently exposed to high, precarious places and extreme cold and extreme heat. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; risk of electrical shock and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

 

Education Requirements

  • Six (6) years of progressively responsible journey level electrical experience; OR, Completion of a four-year federally approved technical training program in electrical repair and maintenance and two (2) years electrical experience; OR, Any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved. Working knowledge of the National Electrical Code (NEC). Requires a current driver’s license upon employment. 
  • Six (6) years of progressively responsible journey level electrical experience or see additional combination above.

Knowledge, Skill, and Abilities Required

  • Working knowledge of the National Electrical Code (NEC) and knowledge of OSHA’s safe energized working clearances.
  • Possess a basic knowledge of materials used in line work.
  • A good understanding and working knowledge of substations.
  • Ability to connect conductors and other wires within substations.
  • Ability to obtain a Class “A” Commercial Driver’s license.
  • Able to lift in excess of 50 lbs.
  • Forklift experience preferred.
  • Able to perform rigorous physical labor.
  • Must be able to work outside, frequently in inclement weather.
  • Capable of working at heights and/or confined spaces.
  • Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; Commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals.
  • Self-motivated, and team & customer oriented
  • Must be able to follow Company safety rules and all other Company policies.
Entry-level position.
Nationwide
07/31/2017

Field Construction Coordinator

Date Posted

06/01/2016

Comments

Entry-level position.

Location

Nationwide

Overview

Administers daily operations of project site under supervision of Project Construction Coordinator, Assistant Site Manager, Project Manager and Site Manager.  Ensures and maintains cost, safety, schedule and quality of project.

Essential Functions

  • Completes daily production and costs monitoring for major work items. Accurately prepares, reviews and analyzes daily cost reports to be shared with supervisors for analysis and planning. Reviews daily costs and production reports.
  • Coordinates and schedules subcontractors, vendors and material suppliers.  Develops and maintains a good working relationship with clients, subcontractors, vendors, land-owners and co-workers to strengthen company position. Represents Blattner Energy in a professional manner.
  • Prepares and fully understands subcontractor progress payments and supplier purchase orders. Validates, reconciles and maintains accurate quantities for billing purposes and communicates differences to management.
  • Responsible for the project equipment and material transactions and the monitoring of inventory of equipment, small tools and materials.
  • Collaborates with the Site Manager, Assistant Site Manager, Trade Superintendents and Project Construction Coordinators to appropriately staff all project positions.
  • Participates in assigned meetings and generates monthly manager meeting documents (i.e. project indicators, project Visio, etc.) and daily Plan of the Day documents.
  • Applies for and completes local permits in coordination with the Site Manager. Identifies and works with local utility companies for all scopes of work. Works with land owners and monitors lease agreements necessary for the project.
  • Assists in administering on-site Risk Management programs and serves as on-site Safety Representative when necessary.
  • Responsible for accuracy of all office operations including time cards, new hire administration, purchase orders and maintenance of computer equipment. Trains and supervises project administrative assistant (when applicable) in corporate processes.
  • Analyzes and interprets field information through frequent interactions with the field in all scopes of work being performed.
  • Conducts project close out activities according to Blattner Energy procedures. Assists with all contractual closeout activities (job book, as builts, etc.).

Other Functions

  • Must be willing to travel. As is common in construction and other project-oriented industries, re-location to project site is required for the duration of each construction project (project durations average 6-9 months).

Education Requirements

A four-year degree in construction management, civil engineering or related field OR equivalent education and experience.  Some construction experience preferred.

Knowledge, Skill, and Abilities Required

  • Must have a valid driver’s license and an acceptable motor vehicle driving record (MVR).
  • Accounting skills (math and record-keeping).
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Microsoft Project, Outlook, Visio).
  • Effective communication skills (oral, written, presentation, listening).
  • Effective motivational and supervisory skills.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize numerous tasks.
Ongoing hiring.
Nationwide
07/15/2016

Mechanic

Date Posted

06/01/2016

Comments

Ongoing hiring.

Location

Nationwide

Overview

Troubleshoots and repairs all types of heavy equipment, operates equipment to diagnose problems, and inspects equipment for defects.

Essential Functions

  • Performs repairs on all types of heavy equipment.
  • Operates equipment to diagnose problems, and inspects equipment for defects.
  • Assists supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates with a variety of mechanic and related tasks as necessary.
  • Becomes aware of safety precautions and understands safety and occupational hazards of work.
  • Reads and follows a service manual.
  • Orders parts and properly completes part requisition forms.
  • Writes thorough repair summaries.
  • Trains other personnel as needed.
  • Performs other duties per supervisor’s discretion.
  • Work with oiler to ensure Preventative Maintenance is completed.

Other Functions

Works cooperatively with supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates to complete assigned tasks.

Education Requirements

Mechanic knowledge usually obtained through a 2 yr post secondary degree.

Knowledge, Skill, and Abilities Required

  • A working knowledge of construction equipment maintenance including electrical, mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic, emissions, diesel, gasoline, and record keeping systems.
  • Possess a CDL and ability to obtain Hazmat endorsement.
  • Must have own assortment of tools.
Ongoing hiring.
Nationwide
07/15/2016

Project Construction Coordinator

Date Posted

06/01/2016

Comments

Ongoing hiring.

Location

Nationwide

Overview

Administers and coordinates the daily operations of the project site under the supervision of Site
Manager or Assistant Site Manager.  The Project Construction Coordinator will be the lead supervisor in the training effort of the Field Construction Coordinator job functions to ensure Blattner Energy administrative processes are learned, developed and demonstrated. The Project Construction Coordinator will work with the team of Trade Superintendents to learn and understand multiple work discipline along with being a leader in cost control, quantity tracking, procurement, client satisfaction and daily jobsite needs and work activities.

Essential Functions

  • Trains and develops Field Construction Coordinators, Project Administrative Assistant, Foremen and new Trade Supts. The training will be Corporate processes (to include but not limited to: cost accounting, tracking, timecards, contracts, hire/screen paperwork, and division of responsibility) to develop skill sets to a proficient and productive level.
  • Responsible for ensuring on-site Risk Management programs and processes are administered.  Serves as on-site Safety Representative when necessary.
  • Collaborates with the Project Manager on the proper use of work codes, cost types, and units of measure.  Will be responsible for working with management team on establishing work codes for change orders.
  • Oversees and completes daily production and costs by monitoring the major work items to ensure production, cost data, and safety are collected from prior day and shared with supervisors for purposes of analysis and planning.
  • Tracks progress of project and financial status by analyzing/monitoring hourly cost and production; comparing initial project cost budget to actual daily cost and production data.  Identifies alternate methods of construction and evaluate costs to original budget. Assists PM and Site Manager representatives with cost-to-complete information along with learning the process and theory of the CTC.  Shall have and demonstrate intimate knowledge of quantity tracking and knowing the cost of the work.
  • Collaborates with Site Manager, Assistant Site Manager and Superintendents to appropriately staff all project positions by following established hiring policy and guidelines. Documents, communicates and provides information to Human Resources on field personnel related issues or problems occurring on the jobsite.
  • Will support the Project Manager, Site Manager and Assistant Site Manager on the collection of information for change orders, pay quantities and the estimation of changes on the job.  Collaboration with the Client on these items would occur only with the approval of the PM or SM.
  • Supports or prepares monthly invoices to owner. Follows-up on status of payments if payment has not been received.  Validates, reconciles, and maintains accurate quantities for billing purposes and communicates differences to management. Knowledgeable of over/under billings and their implications to the project.
  • Ensures the FCC’s create the criteria and set-up the project for the Plan of the Day meeting. Will have the ability to look ahead on the work, creates/update indicators, and implements a full project schedule with bar charts. Utilizes corporate scheduling program when updating project schedule.  Utilizes existing Excel indicators and worksheets included in Best Practices.
  • Coordinates and schedules subcontractors, vendors and material suppliers.  Oversees and assists with preparation of the subcontractor/vendor progress payments according to the work performed and contract Schedule of Values.
  • Develops and maintains a good working relationship with clients, subcontractors, vendors and co-workers to strengthen company position. Assists the site management team in displaying and promoting the company values and culture while representing the company in professional manner.
  • Applies for and completes local permits as specified by the contract and monitor borrow and waste agreements.
  • Analyzes and interprets field information by frequently visiting the field to collect data, and becomes familiar with Best Practices, work methods, and productivity.
  • Scouts for bidding opportunities in the community and surrounding area.
  • Ensures final inventory and jobsite closeout activities are completed accurately and on time.
  • Ensures jobsite office networking services are set-up (copiers/printers/scanners, phone lines, etc.)

Other Functions

  • Perform additional assignments per supervisor’s direction.

Education Requirements

Bachelor’s degree in construction management, engineering, or related degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.  Completed at least one-year of employment as a Field Construction Coordinator with Blattner Energy with approval from Director of Projects.

Knowledge, Skill, and Abilities Required

  • Must have a valid driver’s license and an acceptable motor vehicle driving record (MVR).
  • Accounting (math and record-keeping).
  • Ability to give presentations to groups of up to 10 people.
  • Ability to train and develop level 2 Field Construction Coordinators.
  • Involved with and understands 2 or more disciplines (grading, electrical, structures, and installation).
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, e-mail) and Visio. Ability to access information from the AS400.
  • Effective communication (oral, written, presentation), motivation, and supervisory skills.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize numerous tasks.
  • Project Construction Coordinators are expected to re-locate to the project site for the duration of each construction project they are assigned to (project duration averages 6-9 months).
Corporate office.
Avon, MN
07/01/2016

Risk Management Systems Administrator

Date Posted

06/24/2016

Comments

Corporate office.

Location

Avon, MN

Overview

Refines and coordinates corporate risk management programs to ensure compliance with our current process, adherence to both regulatory and corporate expectations and to meet our future needs as an organization. Educates, teaches, and coaches employees at all project levels to ensure accountability and responsibility for process adherence.  Monitors project understanding of risk management systems, consistency of system application, and compliance with regulatory standards and processes.

Bachelor’s degree and two years related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Safety Management, or related degree and practical experience preferred.

 

Essential Functions

Corporate Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Collaborates with Managers of Construction and other company subject matter experts to refine our corporate safety program, electrical safety program and project site specific orientations.
  2. Works with corporate training management to monitor, adjust and assess the effectiveness of our training programs.
  3. Analyzes corporate safety data to confirm that our processes are appropriate while maintaining objectives complementary to corporate policies and segment goals.
  4. Works closely with the Managers of Construction, Project Managers and the General Superintendent-Safety to assess the needs of the segments and will have a good understanding of market needs, OSHA/MSHA/NEC requirements and training practices.
  5. Interprets safety philosophy to personnel throughout organization.
  6. Collaborates with others within both the Risk Management and Quality department to ensure that system improvements are incorporated into best practices.
  7. Maintains knowledge of government and industry codes and standards (NEC, OSHA, MSHA, etc.) in order to provide guidance and access to them.

Project Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Visits project locations to learn and gauge the effectiveness of our systems and to assess the understanding our site leadership has of them.
  2. Visits project locations during construction to provide training, feedback and support for our evolving systems to our site teams and corporate leadership.
  3. Collaborates with projects to evaluate risks and prioritize responses based on a pursuit of value creation.
  4. Provides risk assessment, site assessment and problem solving training to project personnel.

Other Functions

Education Requirements

Bachelor’s degree and two years related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Safety Management, or related degree and practical experience preferred.

Knowledge, Skill, and Abilities Required

  • Analytical – Synthesizes complex or diverse information; Collects and researches both data and information; Teaches analysis techniques to nurture generation of creative solutions; Demonstrates attention to organization and detail.
  • Reasoning/Problem Solving – Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Maintains confidentiality.
  • Written and Oral Communication – Listens and gets clarification; responds well to questions; ability to gather information and place in written format.
  • Teamwork – Collaborates at multiple levels; Provides and welcomes candid feedback; ability to facilitate, build enthusiasm, and achieve consensus among disparate groups.
  • Risk Management – Looks for ways to improve and promote adherence to our processes; sells our processes through communications and demonstrations.
  • Strategic Thinking – Thorough understanding of corporate structure, culture and processes.       Develops strategies to achieve organizational goals.
  • Computer skills – Proficient with Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Project, and Outlook) and database software.
  • Initiative – Good time management skills; ability to work independently without direct supervision.
  • Travel-Extensive travel required (over 50%).

 

Ongoing hiring.
Nationwide
08/15/2016

Site Manager

Date Posted

02/14/2016

Comments

Ongoing hiring.

Location

Nationwide

Overview

Provides overall general supervision, on-site administrative and technical management of entire construction project to ensure a safe, productive, quality job is attained and costs controlled. The Site Manager is the manager of the project schedule.

Essential Functions

Risk Management

  • Responsible for safe working conditions and safety procedures on the project.
  • Understands and enforces company, federal and state safety regulations on site and discusses concerns with Project Manager and Risk Management Director.
  • Meets on a weekly basis with the Trade Superintendents and Safety Coordinators to organize and plan the safety processes that will be utilized on-site.
  • Responsible for the site supervision, utilization of best safety practices, the monitoring of and auditing on a regular basis. Best safety practices include the management of employee orientation, emphasis on special risks, cranes, lifting, DOT requirements, site conditions, telehandlers, JHA’s, holding weekly senior management meetings, meeting CATS observation goals, accident injury management, and compliance with federal and state safety regulations and the corporate safety program.
  • Assists the Project Manager in setting the TRIR goal for the project site.  The project TRIR is an extremely important indicator and measurement tool for the owner and Blattner. The SM is responsible for monitoring, executing, and enforcing all of the activities mentioned above in order to achieve the set TRIR goal.

Supervision

  • Responsible for setting the direction for the project and collaboration with Trade Supts, General Supts and other supervision to plan and staff (hiring, promoting, disciplining, terminating) all project employees through the proper utilization of company resources, processes and policies.
  • Communicates and collaborates with other Project Managers and MSMs in scheduling of resources (labor and equipment).
  • Provides a formal quarterly (at a minimum) coaching feedback to Trade Superintendents, Site Safety Coordinators and Project/Field Engineers as well as regular informal feedback; and provides feedback through the Field Alignment discussion packets for newly hired supervisors.
  • Prepares star employees for potential advancement and communicates and collaborates with Project Managers, General Superintendents and Market Sector Managers in employee development. Ensures effective coaching and feedback is provided to all site employees for developmental purposes.
  • Establishes and fosters continuous teambuilding.
  • Ensures Best Practice training and mentoring efforts are utilized throughout the duration of the project.
  • Rotates supervisors away from the job to help find work/life balance.
  • Shares their knowledge of employees’ skills and abilities with his/her supervisor; and will be responsible for providing forums where knowledge of lessons learned, Blattner Basics, Blattner values, Best Practices and company policies are communicated to employees and is a public supporter of company decisions.
  •  Ensures the project is in compliance with company policies and state and federal employment regulations.

Strategic Partner Relations

  • Utilizes professional demeanor and ensure site supervisors act professionally while interacting with internal and external individuals.
  • Communicates, collaborates and negotiates with owner regarding major project decisions.
  • Works diligently to develop a personal working relationship with their owner counterpart and interact on a regular basis.
  • Responsible for the construction activities that support client requirements, project schedule, safety, quality and budget.
  • Responsible for proactively engaging all subcontractors, vendors, and third party stakeholders in achieving project goals.

Operations

  • At project commencement, coordinates teambuilding and site planning activities.
  • Ensures the Estimating Bid Captain is invited to the site to review the bid strategy and budget prepared by the Estimating team.
  • Masters the project costs to always know the critical activities that affect the project in a negative or positive manner.
  • Routinely compares actual costs to the job estimate and inform project manager of cost over-runs or change orders.
  • Meets weekly with project supervisors (by work discipline) to coordinate materials, equipment, supplies, and subcontractors to maximize production and minimize costs.
  • Coordinates and holds Plan of the Day meetings to ensure all activities are done accordingly.
  • Facilitates and coordinates the working relationship between all the supervisors and activities on a daily basis.
  • Conducts daily field visits to the project to offer insight.
  • Reads, fully understands, and correlates the contract documents with the scope proposal to ensure the project is built within the scope of the contract (design, budget and schedule). Also reads, fully understands and correlates all subcontract and material supplier documents with scope and hold subcontractor/ supplier accountable for what is stated in their scope.
  • Ensure the project is productive and efficient, Best Practices are utilized/communicated, and the project is technically QAQC compliant.
  • Responsible for conducting close-out meetings with the Estimating Team at the conclusion of each phase of work.

Financial

  • Reviews the Superintendent Monthly Report with the Project Manager.
  • Reviews the Monthly Work Type Report with the appropriate Trade Superintendents along with the Trade Superintendent Weekly Report.
  • Ensure accurate tracking and reporting of quantities and costs.
  • Ensures the site management team is accurately monitoring labor hours, costs and quantities against budget for making decisions, knowing the work and supporting financial forecasting by the PM.
  • Regularly reviews and reports cost deviations to Project Manager as they occur.
  • Collaborates with the PM for timely submittal of invoices with a goal of a positive cash flow.
  • Supports economic conditions by hiring locally and attending public information meetings.

Other Functions

  • Support economic conditions by hiring locally and attending public information meetings.
  • Perform additional assignments per supervisor’s direction.

Education Requirements

Bachelor’s degree in construction management, engineering, or related degree or equivalent combination of education and experience. Three years of supervisory experience in a related construction industry (i.e. heavy civil, industrial, utilities, power generation).

Knowledge, Skill, and Abilities Required

  • Must have a valid driver’s license and an acceptable motor vehicle driving record (MVR).
  • Interpersonal Skills – Ability to supervise and present to a large number of employees
  • Working knowledge of equipment and their appropriate applications
  • Effective Communication Skills (oral, written, listening, presentation) to effectively work with owners, vendors, employees, landowners, etc.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, Microsoft Project, Visio)
  • Excellent organizational, scheduling, planning and prioritization skills
  • Accounting (math and record-keeping).
  • Involved with and understands all disciplines (grading, electrical, structures, installation).
  • Must re-locate to the project site for the duration of each construction project they are assigned to (project duration averages 6-9 months).
  • May be required to become a qualified individual in pursuit of company contract licensing, or a journeyman or master electrician license.
Ongoing hiring.
Nationwide
07/31/2016

Site Safety Coordinator

Date Posted

06/01/2016

Comments

Ongoing hiring.

Location

Nationwide

Overview

The Site Safety Coordinator will plan, implement and supervise project safety, accident and fire protection programs in compliance with corporate, federal, state and local program standards.  Approximately 65% of work time should be spent in the field conducting audits, crew visits, subcontractor visits, etc.

Essential Functions

  • Will oversee and collaborate with site supervisory personnel to identify and remedy unsafe working conditions, immediately if necessary in establishing an injury free work site.
  • Conduct regular walk through inspections and audits of construction area; visit with the crews and subcontractors to ensue safe work practices; investigate all accidents and near misses with the trade superintendents and required foremen and crew; accompany all safety, health, and insurance inspectors on walk through tours; and ensure all documentation is completed according to corporate and outside safety processes and procedures.
  • Ensure that communication with other personnel and owners are executed in such a     manner that integrity, honesty, and ethics are prevalent in all exchanges both verbal and written. Participate in daily (at a minimum) project safety related discussions with the Site Manager, Assistant Site Manager, and Trade Superintendents.
  • Collaborate with corporate safety representatives in reviewing all safety documentation to insure all required records and reports are complete, accurate, and submitted timely. Ensure appropriate corrective actions are implemented in a timely manner.
  • Ensure and assist the site team with executing the site safety program, which includes training and orientations, JHA’s, and CATS observations throughout the project site.
  • Assisting in changing behavior oriented towards safety.  Teaching (vs. telling) in a manner that allows individuals to understand the reasoning behind the behaviors we desire.
  • Develops an understanding of the budgeted risk cost associated with the project.  Communicates and understands the risk of cost implications with on site supervision as well as costs associated with developing solutions.
  • Follow through with injury management and collaborate with supervisors to mitigate claims and exposure to costs with personnel, subcontractors, and equipment.
  • Develop and maintain working relationships with local EMT’s, fire departments, law enforcement officials, and identified occupational physicians. Comply with company’s Return-to-Work policy.
  • Collaborative communication and team building skills (both written and oral) in expressing our commitment to safety. Work to make safety a behavior rather than a policy or goal we look to adhere to.
  • Mentors and trains new Site Safety Coordinators.
  • Identify project site GPS coordinates for Life Flight services.
  • Coordinate and plan Blattner Energy safety related training programs to include OSHA 10 and OSHA 30 hour trainings. Participate when appropriate.

Other Functions

  • Perform additional assignments per supervisor’s direction.

Education Requirements

4-year Occupational safety/health degree or equivalent combinations of training and or experience. Advanced knowledge and ability to comply with federal, state, local and company safety regulation requirements.  Electrical safety, crane safety and structural knowledge preferred.

Knowledge, Skill, and Abilities Required

  • Ability to recognize imminent danger and act accordingly.
  • Must have a valid driver license and an acceptable driving record.
  • Ability to give presentations to large groups of employees.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (preferred knowledge of Visio).
  • Ability to organize and prioritize numerous tasks.
  • Good communication skills (oral, written, listening, and presentation).
  • Ability to motivate others.
  • Effective interpersonal and supervisory skills.
  • Must be willing and able to climb a wind turbine.
  • Temporary relocation to community of project site is required.
Ongoing hiring.
Nationwide
07/31/2016

Superintendent: Electrical, Self-perform Substation

Date Posted

06/01/2016

Comments

Ongoing hiring.

Location

Nationwide

Overview

Provides input and technical expertise for power generating construction projects.  Additional requirements are: General Contractor support of Engineering review, procurement (if necessary), construction, and start-up of a high/medium voltage electrical system and associated substation.  Responsible for installation guidance, QA/QC enforcement, scheduling support and owner correspondence.  Responsible for review and final submittal to Owner of Engineer as-builts and project system packages (Job Books).  On-site supervision of Assistant Superintendents and electrical subcontractors to ensure a safe, productive job is attained and costs are controlled in the field operations.

Essential Functions

  • Acts as an electrical consultant to supervisory and field personnel in the areas of transmission lines, interconnect systems, switchgear installations, electrical circuits, power quality and high voltage collection/distribution systems.
  • Assists in the development and maintenance of project schedule as needed.  Effectively schedules electrical work with electrical engineers, electrical contractors, utility groups, and client (SME’s) in accordance with the project baseline schedule. Assists the site team with short interval plans. Coordinates electrical work with other work scopes.
  • Collaborates with the Site Manager to 1) review electrical information, 2) communicate any changes or project problem areas and 3) communicate and negotiate with clients regarding major project decisions.
  • Collaborates with the Project Manager during construction of: electrical overhead transmission, electrical underground and collection systems, substation construction, transmission utility, interconnect system, electrical engineering and communication systems.
  • Assists the Project Manager in 1) establishing the project electrical budget (engineering, construction, and interconnect) and 2) expediting change orders and changes to project electrical budget.
  • Schedules equipment and subcontractors to effectively utilize all resources. Reviews equipment with engineer and client to obtain the most cost effective equipment approved for the construction site.
  • Coordinates lock-out procedures and manages the back feed of the system without incident.
  • Supervises electrical engineers and Assistant Electrical Superintendents to ensure the effective use of project resources and industry processes.
  • Supervises project electrical subcontractors. Monitors subcontractor installation activities and progress. Coordinates subcontractors to maximize production and minimize costs.
  • Responsible for safe working conditions and procedures including verification of qualified and trained personnel for the following: switch and tag procedures, approaching distances, arc flash, protective equipment, and rotation and voltage check. Understands the conditions of working around high voltage lines (i.e. high-potting or partial discharge tests).
  • Ensures a safe work environment by complying with Blattner Energy’s safety polices as well as complying with federal and state safety regulations.
  • Responsible for the safety and skill evaluation of Assistant Electrical Superintendents and Electrical Field Engineers. Responsible for the hiring and laying off of electrical craft personnel.
  • Conducts weekly meeting with electrical engineers, electrical subcontractors, client (SME’s) and utility interconnect personnel.
  • Reviews bid package for accuracy and completeness under the electrical scope of work for electrical subcontractors and Blattner Energy electrical personnel.
  • Maintains a clear understanding of production goals and cost. Compares and continuously monitors actual costs to the job estimate. Identifies job cost reduction opportunities and informs Site Manager of cost over-runs.
  • Arranges for engineering support and consultation as needed. Provides peer review of critical electrical issues.

Other Functions

Must be willing to travel. As is common in construction and other project-oriented industries, relocation to project site is required for the duration of each construction project (project durations average 6-9 months). Extended periods of time are spent at jobsite locations.

Education Requirements

Four-year degree in electrical engineering and five years of relevant experience OR equivalent combination of training and/or related experience. Successful review of electrical work practices required.  Master electrician license a plus.

Knowledge, Skill, and Abilities Required

  • Substantial construction field experience as well as the ability to perform administrative tasks.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and Outlook).
  • Basic understanding of safe construction, commissioning and testing of electrical systems.
  • Ability to supervise a large number of employees.
  • Good communication skills to deal with clients, subcontractors, and employees.
  • Solid understanding of tracking job progress and costing.
Ongoing hiring.
Nationwide
07/21/2016

Superintendent: Grading

Date Posted

06/01/2016

Comments

Ongoing hiring.

Location

Nationwide

Overview

Provide on-site supervision of Assistant Superintendents, Forepersons and all craft personnel to ensure a safe, productive and quality job is attained and costs are controlled within the grading scope of work. Schedules labor, materials, tools, equipment and subcontractors to effectively utilize all resources. Work within specifications and contract requirements.

Essential Functions

  • Supervises all Assistant Trade Superintendents and Forepersons on-site. Ensures use of all company resources and adherence to all company policies and state and federal regulations.
  • Schedules equipment, materials, tools and subcontractors to effectively use all resources and to maximize production and minimize costs. Compares actual costs to the job estimate for specific discipline. Informs Site Manager of cost over-runs.
  • Ensures safe working conditions and safety procedures within the work discipline. Understands and enforces company, federal and state safety regulations on site and discusses concerns with Site Manager.
  • Responsible for the use of Best Safety Practices, which may include the management of employee orientation, emphasis on special risks, cranes, lifting, DOT requirements, site conditions, telehandlers, Job Hazard Analyses, assisting in meeting C.A.T.S. observation goals, accident injury management, and compliance with federal and state safety regulations and the corporate safety program.
  • Communicates with the Site Manager regarding project problem areas.
  • Assists the Site Manager in communicating and negotiating with clients regarding major project decisions. Maintains professional demeanor and acts professionally while interacting with internal and external individuals.
  • Sets the direction for employees within the work discipline. Collaborates with other supervisory personnel to plan and staff trade employees through the proper use of company resources, processes and policies.
  • Provides formal quarterly (at a minimum) coaching feedback to Forepersons and Assistant Trade Superintendents as well as regular informal feedback.
  • Works closely with Field Engineers on tracking production and costs.
  • Works with Site Manager on change orders.
  • Familiarizes his/herself with site conditions.

Grading Specifics

  • Focuses on the completion of roads to access the wind turbines through the following tasks:
  • Manages storm water plans and implements accordingly.
  • Contacts landowners to establish an extensive working relationship.
  • Determines any endangered species (plants or animals) in the area.
  • Partners with Installation Superintendent to clear areas for the assembly of rotors.
  • Assists when delivery trucks become immovable.
  • Works closely with concrete supervision relating to excavation of foundations, i.e. depth of foundation excavation, width of foundation excavation.
  • Completes final grading of entire site and is responsible for punch list development and final completion.

Other Functions

Relocation to the project site community is required.

Education Requirements

Reading, writing and comprehension skills normally acquired through completion of high school.

Knowledge, Skill, and Abilities Required

  • At least five years of experience supervising a construction crew and working in heavy civil construction.
  • Ability to supervise a large number of employees.
  • Ability to read and understand prints and contract documents.
  • Thorough knowledge of tools and equipment uses and limitations.
  • Good communication skills to deal with owners and employees.
  • Solid understanding of job costing.
Ongoing hiring.
Nationwide
07/31/2016

Trade Superintendent, Solar Installation

Date Posted

06/01/2016

Comments

Ongoing hiring.

Location

Nationwide

Overview

On-site supervision of Assistant Superintendents, Forepersons, and all craft personnel (e.g. equipment operators, laborers, electricians, etc.) and their activities to ensure a safe, productive, and quality job is attained and costs are controlled in the particular construction discipline.  Schedules labor, materials, tools, equipment and subcontractors within work discipline to effectively utilize all resources; and works with specifications and contract requirements.

Solar Installation Specifics: The Solar Installation Superintendent focuses on the erection of solar panels.

Essential Functions

  • Supervises and sets direction for all Assistant Trade Superintendents and Forepersons on-site to ensure use of all company resources; and adherence to all company policies and state and federal regulations. Provides formal quarterly (at a minimum) coaching feedback to Forepersons and Assistant Trade Superintendent as well as regular informal feedback.
  • Schedules equipment, materials, tools and subcontractors to effectively utilize all resources and to maximize production and minimize costs after becoming familiar with scope of work and site conditions. Will collaborate with other projects to appropriately utilize and share resources.
  • Responsible for safe working conditions and safety procedures on the project, more particularly for specific discipline. Understands and enforces company, jobsite specific, federal, and state safety regulations on site and discusses concerns with Site Manager. Will be responsible within work discipline for the utilization of best safety practices: the management of employee orientation, emphasis on special risks, cranes, lifting, DOT requirements, site conditions, telehandlers, JHA’s, assisting in meeting CATS observation goals, accident injury management.
  • Communicates with Site Manager to update him/her on project problem areas and the specific status of the project. Collaborates with Site Manager, other Trade Superintendents, General Superintendents and other supervision to plan and staff (hiring, promoting, disciplining, terminating) trade employees through the proper utilization of company resources, processes and policies.
  • Assist Site Manager in communicating and negotiating with owner regarding major project decisions.
  • Display a professional demeanor and act professionally while interacting with internal and external individuals. The Superintendent is expected to create a collaborative environment with Blattner Energy craft, subcontractors, vendors, and the Owner to continually improve Blattner Energy’s delivery performance.
  • Compares actual costs to the job estimate for specific discipline and informs the Site Manager of cost over-runs and the utilization of company resources.
  • The Superintendent is accountable for verifying that the project construction activities and project engineering are in conformance with the project Quality Plan, Best Practices, and Blattner Energy Quality Systems processes and practices.   Superintendents are responsible for establishing, aligning, and communicating the project specifications and craftsmanship expectations to Blattner Energy craft, vendors, subcontractors, and other agents. Superintendents shall assist in assembling the close-out information needed for the following meetings: Quality, Best Practices and Estimating.
  • Mentors Field Construction Coordinator and Field Engineers on work discipline, production costs, scope of work, quality, and safety.
  • Understands scope of work per the contract. Identifies potential change orders and informs the Site Manager.
  • Familiarize themselves with site conditions.

Other Functions

  • May at times act as a project leader in the absence of the Site Manager.
  • Perform additional assignments per supervisor’s direction.
  • Support economic conditions by hiring locally, attending job fairs, and attending public information meetings.
  • Become a project liaison with key community leaders and local land owners.

Education Requirements

Reading, writing, and comprehension skills normally acquired through completion of high school.

Knowledge, Skill, and Abilities Required

  • Must have a valid driver license and an acceptable motor vehicle driving record (MVR).
  • Ability to supervise a large number of employees.
  • Thorough knowledge of tools and equipment uses and limitations.
  • Good communication skills to deal with owners and employees.
  • Possess a solid understanding of job costing.
  • Relocation to community of project site is required.
  • May be required to become a qualified individual in pursuit of a company contract licensing, or journeyman or master electrician license.
  • Ability to read and understand prints and contract documents.
  • Knows and understand the required federal and state codes for the project.
Ongoing hiring.
Nationwide
07/31/2016

Transmission Superintendent

Date Posted

06/01/2016

Comments

Ongoing hiring.

Location

Nationwide

Overview

Provides input and technical expertise for power generating construction projects.  Additional requirements are: General Contractor support of Engineering review, procurement (if necessary), construction, and start-up of a high/medium voltage electrical system and associated substation.  Responsible for installation guidance, QA/QC enforcement, scheduling support and owner correspondence.  Responsible for review and final submittal to Owner of Engineer as-builts and project system packages (Job Books).  On-site supervision of Assistant Superintendents and electrical subcontractors to ensure a safe, productive job is attained and costs are controlled in the field operations.

Essential Functions

  • Acts as an electrical consultant to supervisory and field personnel in the areas of transmission lines, interconnect systems, switchgear installations, electrical circuits, power quality and high voltage collection/distribution systems.
  • Assists in the development and maintenance of project schedule as needed.  Effectively schedules electrical work with electrical engineers, electrical contractors, utility groups, and client (SME’s) in accordance with the project baseline schedule. Assists the site team with short interval plans. Coordinates electrical work with other work scopes.
  • Collaborates with the Site Manager to 1) review electrical information, 2) communicate any changes or project problem areas and 3) communicate and negotiate with clients regarding major project decisions.
  • Collaborates with the Project Manager during construction of: electrical overhead transmission, electrical underground and collection systems, substation construction, transmission utility, interconnect system, electrical engineering and communication systems.
  • Assists the Project Manager in 1) establishing the project electrical budget (engineering, construction, and interconnect) and 2) expediting change orders and changes to project electrical budget.
  • Schedules equipment and subcontractors to effectively utilize all resources. Reviews equipment with engineer and client to obtain the most cost effective equipment approved for the construction site.
  • Coordinates lock-out procedures and manages the back feed of the system without incident.
  • Supervises electrical engineers and Assistant Electrical Superintendents to ensure the effective use of project resources and industry processes.
  • Supervises project electrical subcontractors. Monitors subcontractor installation activities and progress. Coordinates subcontractors to maximize production and minimize costs.
  • Responsible for safe working conditions and procedures including verification of qualified and trained personnel for the following: switch and tag procedures, approaching distances, arc flash, protective equipment, and rotation and voltage check. Understands the conditions of working around high voltage lines (i.e. high-potting or partial discharge tests).
  • Ensures a safe work environment by complying with Blattner Energy’s safety polices as well as complying with federal and state safety regulations.
  • Responsible for the safety and skill evaluation of Assistant Electrical Superintendents and Electrical Field Engineers. Responsible for the hiring and laying off of electrical craft personnel.
  • Conducts weekly meeting with electrical engineers, electrical subcontractors, client (SME’s) and utility interconnect personnel.
  • Reviews bid package for accuracy and completeness under the electrical scope of work for electrical subcontractors and Blattner Energy electrical personnel.
  • Maintains a clear understanding of production goals and cost. Compares and continuously monitors actual costs to the job estimate. Identifies job cost reduction opportunities and informs Site Manager of cost over-runs.
  • Arranges for engineering support and consultation as needed. Provides peer review of critical electrical issues.

Other Functions

Must be willing to travel. As is common in construction and other project-oriented industries, relocation to project site is required for the duration of each construction project (project durations average 6-9 months). Extended periods of time are spent at jobsite locations.

Education Requirements

Four-year degree in electrical engineering and five years of relevant experience OR equivalent combination of training and/or related experience. Successful review of electrical work practices required.  Master electrician license a plus.

Knowledge, Skill, and Abilities Required

  • Substantial construction field experience as well as the ability to perform administrative tasks.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and Outlook).
  • Basic understanding of safe construction, commissioning and testing of electrical systems.
  • Ability to supervise a large number of employees.
  • Good communication skills to deal with clients, subcontractors, and employees.
  • Solid understanding of tracking job progress and costing.

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