Construction Site Coordinator

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POST DATE 9/12/2016
END DATE 10/18/2016

DiversityWorking Erie, PA

Erie, PA
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FirstEnergy (NYSE:
FE) is a diversified energy company dedicated to safety, reliability and operational excellence. Headquartered in Akron, Ohio, FirstEnergy comprises one of the nation?s largest investor-owned electric systems based on serving six million customers in the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic regions. Our diverse generating fleet features non-emitting nuclear, scrubbed baseload coal, natural gas, and pumped storage hydro and other renewables.
This is an open position at FirstEnergy Service Company, a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. [FEU] This position coordinates and supervises pre-construction, construction and post-construction activities for distribution/transmission/substation projects. Specific job responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
? Participating with Project Leads, Regional Engineers and Contract Specialists in preparing contractor bid packages, including packaging instructions to bidders, specifications or design drawings and coordination with others ? Assisting Project Leads and Contracting Specialists with developing, maintaining, and monitoring bidder lists ? Participating in construction pre-bid meetings and site visits ? Assisting Project Leads and Contractor Specialists in response to contractor questions arising out of bid meetings ? Assisting Project Leads and Contractor Specialists in the evaluation of contractor bids ? Monitoring and overseeing contractor work to ensure projects are meeting scheduled deadlines, construction standards, safety requirements and other contract criteria ? Preparing project-specific reports to management ? Facilitating equipment and material procurement, staging, and monitoring for contractor use ? Acknowledging receipt of materials for projects and ensuring materials received are same materials called for by design professionals ? Inspecting work performed by contractors against design and construction standards ? Acting as initial point of contact and liaison between contractor field crews and FirstEnergy ? Documenting project site meetings with contractors that address issues such as safety, performance, quality control, or adherence to construction schedules ? Initiating and maintaining daily logs, documenting contractor identification, contractor headcount, site-specific weather information, changes to work scopes, and other project data and information ? Coordinating local switching orders and contractor requested outages ? Reviewing and analyzing contactors' documents supporting request for payment and/or change orders ? Verifying critical contractor field testing, including but not limited to soil compaction, concrete (slump) testing, cylinder testing, and grounding testing ? Coordinating contractor and FirstEnergy project acceptance testing and checkout prior to final project release for service ? Inspecting circuits prior to energizing or re-energizing ? Participating in contractor evaluation, project review meetings and meetings concerning ?lessons learned? ? Maintaining list of all items needing contractor modification/work/change (punch list) prior to final acceptance ? Ensuring that ?as-built? drawings are prepared and submitted by contractor ? Ensuring that Operating Companies and Engineering receive ?as-built? drawings ? Providing feedback to Engineering, design professionals, and asset management on contractor costs for estimating future projects ? Continually analyzing areas for constant improvement of contractor retention and working with Project Leads and Contractor Services personnel.
? Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Management, Project Management, Business, Engineering, Finance or equivalent preferred. Consideration will be given to holders of Associate degrees or non-degree candidates with five or more years of related project management, construction management or electric utility-specific (transmission, distribution or substation) experience. ? Strong project management and construction management skills are required with a demonstrated ability to develop, manage and control multiple tasks. ? Experience with a project management and construction management tools such as Primavera, MS Project, etc with related Scheduling/Resource Planning expertise is a plus. ? Detailed Project Controls experience is a definite plus. ? Excellent interpersonal skills, strong written and verbal communication skills and strong analytical ability are required. ? Successful candidate must be a team player and possess a willingness to work in a team environment.
At FirstEnergy, employees are key to our success. We depend on their talents to meet the challenges of our changing business environment. We are committed to rewarding individual and team efforts through our total rewards philosophy which includes competitive pay plus incentive compensation, a company-sponsored pension plan, 401(k) savings plan with matching employer contribution, a choice of medical, prescription drug, dental, vision, and life insurance programs, as well as skills development training with tuition reimbursement. Please visit our website at to learn more about all of our employee rewards programs. FirstEnergy proudly supports workforce diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with a disability. No recruiters or agencies without a previously signed contract. Unable to sponsor or transfer H-1B visas at this time.
Safety is a core value for FirstEnergy and is essential to all of our business activities. We ensure employees have the tools, information, and processes to perform their duties in a manner that assures safety for themselves, their co-workers, our customers and the public. Our goals are to provide a safe work environment, to maintain an accident-free, injury-free workplace, and to promote and maintain public safety. To meet these goals, we dedicate ourselves to achieving world-class safety standards. .