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Construction Engineer

Kelly Services
Abilene, TX 79604
A Construction Engineer (Construction & Maintenance) job is available with Kelly Engineering Services in the Abilene, TX area for power and energy company. Your responsible for all the internal stakeholder-facing with an emphasis on ensuring safety & construction efficiency with an emphasis on reducing construction duration and cost and developing scope to achieve overall project success leading the team delivering a complex multiple site project. In this role with the organization, you will need through superior knowledge, management ability, innovation, and coaching/mentoring. Must demonstrate the capacity to relate and communicate this expert knowledge to others by creating, reviewing, and vetting project Constructability Review packages in a highly collaborative fashion. Willingness to advance Transmissions goal to integrate construction methodology and planning into scoping activities from project inception to reduce costs and construct Transmission facilities safer and faster. Maintain highly effective relationships and communications with various project stakeholders including planning, project management, engineering, external customers, outage planning, and environmental.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

+ Create Constructability Reviews for projects within assigned region and present to execution team before detailed scoping begins. Requires both desktop study and occasional travel to remote parts of the various regions to assess road condition, document needed improvements, propose construction access strategy, and prepare Constructability Review documentation.

+ Evaluate construction access strategy for both Construction and Maintenance of critical infrastructure along Transmission ROW and within Substations & Switching Stations across varying terrain amidst 11-State territory.

+ Engage with all project stakeholders during scoping phase. This includes planners, engineering, project management, Field Services, Distribution, Outage Planning, TDC, and external customers if needed.

+ Ensure that a consistent direction for constructability reviews is maintained throughout Transmission to improve the quality of logistics, processes, procedures, format, documentation and timeliness into a standardized or best-practice format, which includes: Continuous process improvement initiatives with all Constructability Leads Stakeholder management and feedback from Project Management, Transmission & Distribution Operations, Construction Management, Transmission Field Services, Executive Transmission Leadership and the RTOs (PJM, MISO, ERCOT, and SPP).

+ Ensure that ALL Constructability Reviews are created with safety, efficiency and economics in mind.

+ Communicate with Transmission Leadership regarding regional construction method improvements, updates, and initiatives. Provide monthly reports on overall constructability development to CM leadership.

+ Develop and maintain an improved relationship and communications with strategic contractor partners. This includes attending some of our contractor training events and meeting with local contractor leadership to understand what they experience in the field and identify ways to improve efficiency and performance.

+ Conduct lessons learned meetings on completed projects evaluating how well the constructability plan worked and improvements to be made going forward.

+ Stay up to date on current industry construction practices for Station and T-Line as well as the construction industry as a whole including methodologies and technological advancements.

+ Lead presentations and discussions in Semi-annual TCR conferences for your regions.

+ Review Capital Project P6 schedules to ensure constructability reviews are developed in a timely manner to support regional scoping goals.

+ Conduct site visits as needed with scoping teams or on your own utilize Spin 360 and other GIS technologies to help plan and evaluate a construction sequence.

+ Work closely with outage planners to identify potential hazards and bottlenecks and create plan to remove them or add to risk register for project.

+ Mentor and continuously educate Execution Project Managers on the overall construction planning process as well as TCRs.

+ Taking on special leadership responsibilities and assignments; such as process improvements, Kaizen events, TGIS, OutaGIS, Stakeholder Mapping, Lean Initiatives, etc.

+ Attend/call in to the monthly construction superintendents meeting to coordinate best practices and keep in touch with what is happening in the field and identify any issues that could be avoided by adding to constructability plan.

+ Work with regional material management leaders to identify potential constraints in material flows to a particular project and include in Constructability Review.

Required Skills and Experience:

+ Bachelors degree in Engineering, Construction Management, Safety or related field and 6 years experience of overseeing/directing transmission and distribution station construction and/or transmission line construction work; or ABET accredited Associate degree in electrical, construction management, safety, civil engineering technology or related field of study and 10 years experience in overseeing/directing transmission and distribution station construction and/or transmission line construction work; or high school graduate or equivalent with 12 years of direct experience as a contractor line or station field employee or Construction Rep.
Related experience is defined as involvement with transmission overseeing/directing transmission and distribution station construction and/or transmission line construction work.

+ A thorough knowledge of the transmission system, from a design and operation perspective; AND, experience within transmission engineering, and/or construction management is desired to fulfill responsibilities of this job.

Additional Information:

+ Demonstrated ability to lead, coach, mentor, and train junior personnel.

+ Must be a team player, inquisitive, analytical, and be able to interact with and maintain working relationships with diverse teams.

+ Ability to read and interpret one-line station diagrams and transmission line switching diagrams and anticipate proper clearance points and zones of protection.

+ Aptitude to understand and interpret conceptual scopes of work and visualize the safest and most effective method of construction and identify potential risks and hazards to be removed.

+ Capacity to lead in understanding, developing, and clearly presenting complicated construction sequencing to the project team

+ Must have strong computer skills and able to grasp and use new technologies as they become available.

+ Strong analytical skills needed to visualize a conceptual project and how it will be built, able to visualize and plan for potential risks associated with the construction or proposed facilities.

+ Being able to conduct substation and transmission line site visits.

+ Driving a vehicle long distances to conduct site visits.

+ Avid concentration levels.

+ Decision making and collaborative skills in stressful situations

+ Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office, specifically Excel, Word, Outlook, and PowerPoint

+ Please Local Candidates Only and must be US Citizen or Permanent Resident (Green Card) to facilitate access to facilities.

Important information: This position is recruited by a remote Kelly office, not your local Kelly branch. Apply directly to this position via this job posting using a WORD document version of your most up to date resume and send me a copy directly for immediate consideration

**Why Kelly** **** **?**

Kelly puts you in charge of your career, with access to cutting edge projects and technologies in industry leading organizations. Top companies throughout the world have trusted Kelly as a premier source of engineering talent and services since 1965. And engineering job seekers know Kelly as a firm with an unmatched reputation for quality, integrity, and professionalism. Whether you seek the variety and flexibility of working on short-term project engagements or prefer contract-to-hire or direct-hire placement with our clients, apply with Kelly to explore opportunities that suit your specific professional interests.

**About Kelly** ****

At Kelly, were always thinking about whats next and advising job seekers on new ways of working to reach their full potential. In fact, were a leading advocate for temporary/nontraditional workstyles, because we believe they allow flexibility and tremendous growth opportunities that enable a better way to work and live. Connecting great people with great companies is what we do best, and our employment opportunities span a wide variety of workstyles, skill levels, and industries around the world.

Kelly is an equal opportunity employer committed to employing a diverse workforce, including, but not limited to, minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, protected veterans, sexual orientation, gender identity. Equal Employment Opportunity is The Law.


Posted: 2019-11-27 Expires: 2019-12-28

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