Inspects contractor transmissions/sub-transmission and substation facility construction activities to ensure the highest quality installation attainable. Coordinates contractor, subcontractor, design engineering firm, vendor/manufacturer’s representatives’ activities with the Project Engineer or other designated Chugach employees.
Assists Project Engineers in a timely and efficient completion of transmission/sub-transmission and substation facility projects.
Assists with preparation of plans and specifications for project construction.
Assists with reviews of engineering, manufacturer and contractor submittals, specifications, and other written material to ensure conformance with project requirements.
Prepares and maintains unit cost data relative to transmission/sub-transmission and substation construction.
Monitors project schedule and reports progress to Project Engineer.
Assists in the review of manufacturer and contractor drawings, specifications, and other written material to ensure conformance with contract specifications.
Monitors progress and maintains on-site Quality Assurance of the work of contractors.
Coordinates outages and switching required in the course of project construction with power control.
Assists in the final inspection of transmissions/sub-transmission and substation projects.
Schedules and monitors performance of on-site equipment acceptance testing.
Assists in coordinating the availability of owner-furnished equipment and materials to reduce construction delays on transmission/substation projects.
Performs inspections and reports on-site progress relative to transmission/sub-transmission and substation construction projects.
Assists and prepares designs and related documents assigned.
Assists in the documentation of all actions and significant items pertaining to transmission/sub-transmission and substation construction and equipment contracts.
Assists in the preparation of closeout documents for all contractor-provided services.
Prepares and maintains unit cost data to allow the monitoring of contract progress and cost, as well as to allow approval of contractor invoices for on-going transmission/sub-transmission and substation construction projects.
Assists in the preparation of construction change orders and cost analyses, as directed.
Other Divisions and Departments: Coordinates with and exchanges information, as required.
Project Engineers: Takes direction from.
Contractors: Provides on-site inspection; consults with relative to construction progress; exchanges information.
Vendor and Manufacturer’s Representatives: Consults with relative to operating parameters of existing or proposed equipment; interfaces with relative to the acceptance of equipment and the scheduling of on-site visits by service representatives.
Engineering Consulting Firms: Assists with administering contracts.
A bachelor’s degree in another engineering discipline combined with two years of engineering and construction management experience under sub-arctic conditions, including coordinating contractor or subcontractor activities, can be substituted for the electrical engineering degree requirement. Utility experience is preferred.
Must have a practical working knowledge of construction procedures including the ability to read engineering drawings, site preparation, concrete placement, architectural details, mechanical and electrical work, as well as applicable safety requirements.
Knowledge of the construction practices utilized in Alaska is preferred.
Knowledge of the effects of cold weather on the operating parameters of certain substation equipment is preferred.
A working knowledge of the RUS construction specifications, the RUS Approved List of Materials, NESC and OSHA Rules and Regulations is preferred.
Must be able to perform inspections of the contractor’s work and ensure that a quality project is provided in conformance with the specifications.
Must have the ability to read and evaluate contractor and vendor drawings and specifications.
Written and oral communication skills are required.
Must be competent using computer software, such as Microsoft Office, CAD and other software utilized to monitor the cost and schedule of projects.
Must be able to coordinate the execution of construction projects with internal and external personnel and to monitor construction schedules.
Supervisory Responsibility: None
A portion of the work will be performed in a standard office environment and a portion in the field in varying weather conditions. Flights in fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters will be required. Occasional exposure to extreme cold for extended periods will be necessary, as will working in hazardous areas around heavy equipment with high noise levels. Occasional travel is required and staying on the jobsite overnight is sometimes necessary. This position is on twenty-four (24) hour call during assignment to a construction project.