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Elizabeth City, NC 27909

Posted: 05/15/2024 Employment Type: Contract Job Category: Project Controls Job Number: 617732 Is job remote?: No Country: United States

Job Description

This position will assist the operations center management staff with operational planning, coordination and scheduling of construction projects. The incumbent is responsible for the execution of assigned projects from creation to completion. This position exists in operation centers to help the management team be more efficient and effective in managing employee, contractor and budget resources through a tactical focus on work-flow and strategic initiatives. This position will also be responsible for analysis of data for tracking, analysis of trends and providing accurate cost estimates to customers and contractors for work to be performed.
Responsibilities & Duties:
  • Assist operations center management with day-to-day scheduling of construction work to be performed by both company and/or contract crews.
  • Schedule and/or assign work based upon priority of work to be done and time required for completing tasks.
  • Coordinate work assignments and schedules of contract crews.
  • May audit completed work of contract crews.
  • Coordinate with internal inventory specialists, storekeepers, material technicians, vendors, and suppliers for timely ordering and delivery of materials and supplies as related to projects.
  • Act as a liaison with local, state and federal government on current and pre-construction issues.
  • Coordinate between operations and service groups on all DOT reporting requirements.
  • Manage conflicts and negotiate solutions.
  • Prepare or assist with designs and cost estimates from scope of work and project requirements.
  • Ensure all required documents for proposed work are complete before installation (permits, encroachments, etc.)
  • Obtain or ensure all applicable permits are incompliance.
  • Coordinate all steel taps (TDW & Distribution).
  • Prepare and coordinate all street cut permits with city projects. Address paving issues when needed.
  • Prepare budgets and forecasts for short and long term planning.
  • Work as a liaison between sales and operations staff providing feasibility on customer additions and extensions.
  • Negotiate and/or assist with landowner acquisition as needed(i.e., easements).
  • Coordinate updates to GIS with appropriate GIS personnel.
  • Maintain records to ensure audits are performed as needed.
  • Coordinate and inspect contractor crews as needed, for the installation of new services and main extensions. Making sure on time completion to deliver excellent customer service.
  • Provide professional and effective customer service.
  • Respond to customer inquiries to resolve issues or involve management in a timely manner.
  • Responsible for or assist with keeping historical records on all operational projects and compiling reports.
  • Provide accurate cost estimates for materials and assemblies to customers, contractors, etc., and coordinate the scope of work and timeline with management.
  • Maintain knowledge and comply with all company system designs and construction procedures as detailed in the engineering and construction manuals.
  • Analyze and report on variance and drive continuous improvement initiatives to reduce variance.
  • Perform other duties as required and assigned
Basic/Required Qualifications:
Associates degree and two (2) or more years of work-related experience OR High School/GED and three (3) or more years of related work experience in lieu of a degree
Desired Qualifications:
  • Bachelors’ degree
  • Lean Six Sigma Green Belt
  • Proficiency with office equipment and related software applications
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to communicate enterprise wide effectively
  • Demonstrated organizational skills
  • Mathematical aptitude
  • Solid understanding of gas and pipeline operations
  • Demonstrated knowledge of basic accounting principles and contract administration
  • Strong business acumen with emphasis on critical thinking and strategic planning.
  • Knowledge and understanding of engineering designs and ability to interpret construction plans and drawings
  • Ability to navigate interpersonal relationships with success
  • Knowledge and experience with applicable government rules and regulations
  • Solid understanding of safety rules, regulations and policies
  • Demonstrated ability to manage projects or multiple tasks concurrently
  • Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to plan and estimate costs for construction work
  • Knowledge and experience with locating equipment
  • Demonstrated experience with computer assisted design/drafting software such a as GIS, Auto Cador, Micro Station and other PNG technology platforms like Power Plant, Stars, Service Suite, etc.
Working Conditions:
  • Able to endure long periods of sitting, standing, or using the computer
  • Good visual acuity and hearing
  • Walk on uneven terrain
  • Work outdoors in adverse weather conditions
  • Availability for emergency on-call duty
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