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Pedernales Electric Cooperative Field Construction Coordinator in Oak Hill, Texas

Field Construction Coordinator

Oak Hill, TX, US, 78736

Position open until filled.

Position Summary:

This position is responsible for coordinating and oversight of distribution construction contractors assigned at the district level(s) in support of the Cooperative’s strategic initiatives.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate, oversee, schedule processes and procedures for supplying electric power with key stakeholders including members, developers and contracted crews

  • Plan, organize and monitor the work assigned to the contractors performing work in their assigned district(s).

  • Inspect, review and approve work completed by construction contractors

  • Work with district level leadership to ensure accuracy of as built vs. as billed items on invoicing

  • Work with Distribution Operations Technicians, managers, planning and design leads to ensure system and district one line diagrams, maps and computer mapping is current and reflects recent facility additions or corrections

  • Coordinate with project managers, department members, construction crews, and civil inspectors to determine right of way requirements

  • Coordinate pre-construction meetings

  • Obtain permission from property owners and regulatory authorities for access and permits

  • Interpret, adhere to and enforce the company safety policy, the Line Extension Policy and the National Electric Safety Code

  • Inspect the URD and OH construction and maintenance work of construction contractors and PEC crews

  • Provide proper and routine maintenance and care for assigned vehicle and associated hand tools

  • Ensure contractors have met all cooperative specifications, local and National Electric Safety

    Code regulations

  • Notify supervisors and other appropriate personnel of problems encountered in the inspection process

  • Make recommendations for process improvements and solutions to problems

  • Serve as the subject matter expert on electrical distribution construction issues

  • Provide day to day technical direction

  • Maintain performance matrix on construction contractors

  • Maintain the security of confidential information

  • Stay abreast of advances in technology

Supervisory and/or Leadership Responsibilities: Provide technical direction and day to day instruction to construction contractors or Cooperative crews assigned to the district(s) or other areas.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of using computer systems, which may include setting up and using hardware and software programs, entering data or processing mapping information

  • Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer service

  • Knowledge of the current Global Information System mapping system

  • Knowledge of relevant inspection equipment, construction specifications, underground developer specifications, policies and procedures

  • Knowledge of National Electric Code and National Electric Safety Code specifications

  • Knowledge of Cooperative Specification and the Safety Manual’s

  • Skilled in time management

  • Skilled in prioritizing and managing changing priorities

  • Skilled in establishing and maintaining positive relationships with internal and external customers

  • Ability to work across organizational boundaries

  • Ability to traverse all types of terrain

  • Ability to work in adverse weather conditions

  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing

  • Ability to anticipate, identify, analyze and resolve conflict and problems

Minimum Qualifications – (Education, Experience, Certification, & Licensure):

  • High School Diploma

  • Ten years of electrically qualified utility experience

  • DOL Certified Journeyworker preferred

  • Valid Driver’s License

Physical Demands and Work Environment:

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 qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • The employee may be required to stand; reach with hands and arms, stoop and kneel

  • The employee may be subject to rough terrain and inclement weather

  • The employee may be required to sit or stand for long periods of time

  • The employee may be required to lift, carry, push, pull or move up to 50 pounds

  • The employee may be required to travel

  • The employee is frequently exposed to outside weather conditions including wet and/or humid conditions

  • This position may be required to work more than 40 hours per week

Pedernales Electric Cooperative is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, sexual orientation and gender identity.

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As a member-owned not-for-profit, we do not pay dividends to shareholders. When revenues exceed expenses, we reinvest in the cooperative’s operations and return the rest to our members through capital credits. Additionally, if our costs to serve are reduced, we lower rates for our members. Since December 2014, we’ve had seven consecutive rate reductions and in 2018, PEC members received nearly $11.9 million in capital credits.

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