This position provides project management for various construction projects for Dakota Electric and others. The projects managed by this individual are typically very large in total dollars (>$1,000,000) and typically have a time critical completion schedule. To manage these projects this individual must coordinate the work of employees within Dakota Electric, coordinate the work of outside consultants, suppliers and vendors. This position is recognized as authoritative and makes decisions, which have a far-reaching impact on related activities of Dakota Electric
Comply with established Dakota Electric Association safety and operating rules, policies, procedures, and guidelines. Be responsible for reporting any un-safe practices and/or hazards to a supervisor, manager or Vice President. Be committed to and actively involved in Dakota Electric’s safety programs, initiatives and performance.
Project Management for substation construction projects, which includes;
Overall responsibility for the budget of managed projects.
The preparation of the physical and electrical design drawings for substation projects including layout, material lists, one-line diagrams, electrical schematics and wiring diagrams.
Coordination of the work done by Dakota Electric employees, of outside consultants, contractors, suppliers and vendors and ensure that the entire project is completed on-time, within budget and is functional when completed.
Identifies orders and coordinates deliveries of supplies and equipment needed for the project. Works with the vendors to resolve problems with the equipment and delivery.
Leads periodic project coordination meetings.
Prepares and maintains specifications for substation and certain distribution material and equipment.
Research and prepare purchase requisitions for various Dakota Electric projects. This includes looking at the equipment being ordered and understanding the interaction between other equipment ordered for the same project, so as to assure the proper interaction of the equipment ordered.
Administers the CAD system and maintains the integrity of project drawing files. Establishes and maintains CAD standards and provides some training on the standards established. Together with others, recommends changes in CAD hardware and software.
Provides general support work including; URD cable testing coordination; equipment specification maintenance; coordination with consultants; recommending engineering standards and other support work as required.
Perform related work as apparent or assigned.
Supervision/Direction of Others
Employee provides direction for Dakota Electric staff on the operation and application of the CAD system.
Employee provides direction to Technician Electricians for substation construction and other construction projects under this individual’s lead.
Employee provides direction for Utility Service field construction crews in design and construction issues involved with substation projects.
This position requires a BS or BEE degree in Electrical Engineering and a minimum of eight years of electric utility system design experience. Four of the eight years’ experience must be as a project manager. Project management certification and/or Professional Engineering certification is preferred.
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