T&D Substation Superintendent

RES Group
United States
20 Jun 2019
06 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
T&D Substation Superintendent

Summary: The Superintendents takes ownership of project performance including safety, quality, schedule, budget, and client satisfaction. This position is responsible for direction of substation crews.

Specific duties:

Safety Accountabilities:
  • Presents supports and leads by example with a safety and quality orientated attitude.
  • Leads by example to show that safety is the most important function, ensuring that all employees follow safe practices while working.
  • Accountable to continually reinforce safe behaviors and correct "at risk" behaviors.
  • Ensures Job Hazard Analysis (JHA's) occurs before scopes of work commence.
  • Adheres to and ensures all site team members understand standard operating procedures.
  • Ensures new hires receive job- and task-specific training prior to work commencing.
  • Leads and support the site team in technical, quality and safety, utilizing systems in place.

Client Relationship Management Accountabilities:
  • Assists Project Manager in providing high-level client interaction and satisfaction with field points of contact.
  • Provides excellence in the management and delivery of the project, in-line with the client's expectations.

  • Develops work plans, means and methods, and schedule to maximize progress in a safe and timely manner.
  • Advises Project Manager of potential problems, work interferences, schedule impacts, etc.; assist in circumventing and resolving such problems.
  • Responsible for workmanship and conformity with drawings and specifications.
  • Responsible for manpower scheduling.
  • Completes daily and weekly written reporting of work progress and work schedule forecasts.
  • Provides information about site activities including routing, fence crossings, traffic flow, water flow, moving farm animals, and hazards to the Construction Manager.
  • Schedules and ensures appropriate staffing for daily construction activities with employees.
  • Identifies potential schedule changes, workflow and staffing issues.

  • Understands the budget for specific project tasks and meet budget expectations.

  • Performs takeoffs, order materials, track inventory, inspect deliveries and communicate with Project Manager to show that all materials are onsite and approved when needed to support the project schedule.


  • Leads crews installing HV substations, including foundations, grounding, steel erection, equipment installation, wiring, testing and commissioning.
  • Oversees and mentors foremen on technical and managerial guidance.
  • Provides crews with information and correct resources necessary to complete their tasks.
  • Resolves complaints and grievances within field workforce in a timely and proactive manner.
  • Attracts and recruits qualified field personnel, including local labor.
  • Directs, guides, and coaches Foremen and Craft to ensure activities on site are understood and following established processes through quality checks.
  • Follows processes for systems and communication lines on site and ensure implementation is consistent.
  • Assists with managing site personnel.
  • Fosters a culture of continuous improvement.
  • Ensures that project is utilizing Safety Management Systems (SMS), Quality Managements Systems (QMS), Environmental Management Systems (EMS) and technical procedures.
  • Identifies and mitigates potential employee relations issues.

  • Responsible for implementing electrical safety requirements including LOTO, arc flash, proper PPE, etc.
  • Manages and leads the craft labor force. Monitor work performance and productivity of crafts so project rules, procedures, safety requirements, etc. are maintained.
  • Manages subcontractors' safety, quality, schedule, change management, performances and coordination.
  • Accountable for care and use of company fleet, equipment and tools.
  • Manages quality control program to ensure processes are implemented according to the plan and are consistent.

  • Provides the required documents, drawings and other forms to active projects for monitoring and maintaining the EMS.
  • Ensures all completion of all required permitting activities before commencement of work.
  • Ensures training is provided and certifications are maintained on field staff to comply with EMS requirements.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Advanced level of knowledge in:
    • Safety and OSHA requirements
    • Relationship building
    • Interpersonal skills
    • Interpretation of a project schedule
    • Planning and task direction
    • Adaptability to environment
    • Working in fast paced environment
    • Interpretation of scopes of work
    • Project permits
    • Leadership
    • Team building
    • Mentor and facilitator
    • Decision making
    • Understanding environmental concepts including permit requirements
    • Interpreting state rules and regulations
    • Contract management
    • Sub-contractor and vendor and materials management
    • Construction drawing review
    • Drawing Quantity Takeoff
    • Communications, leading meetings, engaging teams, public speaking, presentations
    • Reporting
    • Writing skills
  • Intermediate level of knowledge in:
    • Project Management
    • Creating logical and resource-loaded project schedules
    • Budget Analysis and controls
    • Estimating work efforts
    • Change orders
    • QA/QC processes
    • Development of processes and procedures
    • Continuous Improvement such as Lean, Six Sigma, Total Quality Management
    • Project Finance
    • Microsoft Office suite ( Excel, Word, PPT, Outlook, Visio)
    • Job Costing or accounting software
  • Basic level of knowledge in:
  • Engineering Management
  • Scheduling software (MS Project, Primavera 6)

  • Experience working in a construction environment.
  • 3+ years verifiable experience as a Substation Superintendent.
  • Must be willing to travel and work away from home as required.
  • For driving positions, must have a valid current driver license, eligible for corporate vehicle insurance coverage.

Physical requirements and environment:

The work environment and physical demands characteristics are representative of those the employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

This position involves Heavy Work: exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands and fingers to handle, feel, lift and grab; reach with hands and arms; push and pull; climb and balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, and crawl; talk, see clearly and hear.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to outside weather conditions.

We maintain a drug-free workplace. Candidates will be required to pass a pre-employment background investigation and drug test as a condition of employment.

RES is proud to be an EEO employer.

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