Construction Manager

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POST DATE 8/26/2016
END DATE 11/20/2016

Washington Gas Springfield, VA

Springfield, VA
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Full Time
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Bachelors Degree


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Construction Manager

Springfield, VA

Job Description
Summary: Accountable for the overall management of construction activities related to new business (new construction, market enhancement and conversion) and replacement, pipeline and service construction from the outlet of the gate station through the customer s meter. Ensures construction projects are performed in accordance with federal and state pipeline safety standards and compliance milestones and may serve as a senior point of contact for regulatory inspections and data requests related to construction activities.
NOTE: Requires the ability to serve on call for 24-hour emergency response.

Tasks & Responsibilities:
Supervises assigned employees, including hiring, evaluating, training, performance management, compensating, motivating, coaching, and developing goals and procedures to ensure the achievement of goals.
Manages all aspects of the construction process to meet or exceed Company growth goals while ensuring the safe and reliable expansion and replacement of the distribution and transmission system by employing the sound implementation of construction policies and procedures, existing and future governmental codes and regulations as well as jurisdictional requirements.
Develops and maintains a program to accomplish in scope work, including quantifying work set, sizing implementation resources, defining scheduling/optimizing requirements, and developing performance measures, and uses the company s work management system.
Ensures appropriate levels of oversight of contractors working on construction projects.
Ensures contractor compliance with contractual requirements and monitors performance to meet all replacement program requirements.
Manages construction activities with customers (builders and developers), contractors and other support groups within Washington Gas to ensure projects are completed on time and within budget while documenting and justifying any cost variances.
Interacts with external audiences to interpret guidelines and procedures and/or to resolve problems associated with the Company s programs, systems and services.
Meets with state and local officials and customers to coordinate projects, resolve issues and maintain good working relationships.
Collaborates with external audiences to review and evaluate the effectiveness of existing programs, guidelines, systems and services within the assigned unit.
Manages, develops, and implements safety initiatives and goals.

Skills & Abilities:
Bachelor s degree in engineering or a related field is preferred.
A minimum of 10 years of experience in construction management or construction project management or related experience is typically required.
A minimum of 3 years supervisory/team leadership experience required.
Experience managing construction through contractor resources preferred.
Experience in and/or working knowledge of the energy and/or utilities industries preferred.
Demonstrated working knowledge of contract administration, federal, state and local underground construction regulations, piping systems design, and installation of gas distribution systems preferred.
Proven ability to use computer software and applications, including Microsoft Office, to share, retrieve, research and present business information.
Demonstrated ability to analyze and interpret data, and to identify relevant issues in solving business problems.
Demonstrated ability to logically analyze and solve broadly-defined business problems.
Demonstrated ability to establish rapport and effective working relationships with business partners, supervisors, subordinates and peers.
Demonstrated ability to present ideas logically and concisely to diverse audiences at all organizational levels, both verbally and in writing.
Demonstrated strong leadership skills.
Demonstrated ability to coordinate multiple parties (through direct authority and indirect authority/influence) to the successful completion of projects and to meet expected goals.
Demonstrated project management skills, including the ability to coordinate diverse activities, set timelines, budgets and specifications.

WGL policy prohibits employee and applicant discrimination and harassment. Specifically, our objective is to recruit, hire, train and promote the most qualified persons without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, gender, age, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, family responsibilities, matriculation, physical or mental disabilities, political affiliation, or status as a protected veteran.