Oversees and directs engineering/construction planning for larger or more complex electric and gas construction projects (master planned communities). The Engineering Project Manager Sr. communicates directly with developers/engineers concerning project layout, cost, service agreements, easements/ROW, and scheduling. Prepares project status reports and works to ensure plans adhere to contract specifications. The Engineering Project Manager Sr. is familiar with a variety of the electric and gas field's concepts, practices, and procedures. Relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. The Engineering Project Manager Sr. must perform a variety of tasks. Leads and directs the work of others. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected.
Primary Position Responsibilities
Establishes good working relationships with all contacts including developers from the corporate level through construction to promote educate and sell CoServ’s concepts, products and services to developers, builders, and end users.
Provides assistance, information, and advice to developers relating to electric and gas service and CoServ’s policies, procedures, and programs; Assess the developers preferences and preparing alternative designs and cost estimates that are acceptable to CoServ and consistent with CoServ’s design & construction standards and specifications to assist developer in a line design decision.
Coordinates activities among various people in the course of project completion—contractors, CoServ personnel, state agencies, other utilities, city permits and the power supplier.
Consults with residential and commercial developers, electricians and engineers concerning rates and charges for construction as well as appropriate electric and gas facilities required for the site. Work with consultants concerning ROW and procurement of easements.
Coordinates with developers about planned expansions or improvement of development facilities—communicate information to Engineering System Planning as well as Gas System Planning and Gas Sr. Management.
Resolves design and construction issues by meeting with and communicating with developer’s engineer and CoServ’s personnel concerning upcoming and in-progress projects; Gathering information (other utilities designs, easements, site requirements, future plans, building size, ultimate use and load data) from the developers for the most reliable, cost effective design; requiring all designs to be in compliance with CoServ’s design and construction standards and specifications.
Works with other engineers and contractors in the design and construction of substations, transmission and distribution lines and related facilities design as well as acquiring easements for electric and gas facilities.
Maintains quality service by preparing neat, accurate, descriptive and complete gas and electrical designs and layouts, material sheets, construction plans, cost estimates, and maps for large residential, commercial, and industrial developments using a high level of knowledge and recognition of electrical and gas equipment and devices used within the cooperative’s electrical and gas distribution system.
Maintains subdivision plat data, updates, and files electronically.
Accurately acquires data for geospatial referencing from various sources, analyzes data and digitizes maps using the proper coordinate system, graphical elements, and data units that will be compatible with CoServ’s electronic mapping system.
Develops, maintains, and updates proposals, contracts, and obtain cost estimates for all large residential, commercial, industrial accounts, and master planned communities.
Attends LEC (Line Extension Committee – made up of three senior vice presidents) Meetings to propose any deviations from Tariff to the LEC. Deviations can be for system benefit, gaining new projects, or strategic planning.
Attends GOC (Gas Operating Committee – made up of three senior vice presidents) Meetings to discuss new projects as they relate to system benefit and strategic planning.
Establishes a consistent, fair, and professional process for resolving conflicts to create win/win final resolutions.
Provides electrical designs by designing large conductor, multi-circuit overhead and underground electric lines that are a high level of design difficulty and complexity.
Complies with established CoServ safety and operating rules, procedures, and guidelines. Responsible for reporting unsafe practices to a supervisor.
Complies with established CoServ Information Security Handbook, policies, procedures, and guidelines. Responsible for reporting suspected information security incidents to Tech Support.
Secondary Position Responsibilities
Attends power distribution conferences and other meetings to stay abreast of the latest developments in the transmissions and distribution of electricity and gas.
Attends City Council, Planning, and Zoning Committee/Commission meetings as related to project.
Maintains constant communications with CoServ Gas as it relates to Business Development and Engineering.
Performs and/or oversee field services, staking/surveying by performing field measurements; placing stakes and other markers to identify the locations of poles, anchors, lines, equipment and devices.
Maintains professional and technical knowledge by developing and maintaining a thorough knowledge of those sections of the latest editions of the National Fuel Gas Code, 49 CFR Part 192, National Electric Safety Code, National Electric Code, Occupational Safety Health Administration, and other local codes and ordinances applicable to the job functions performed by this position; follows CoServ, Rural Utility Services, state and other regulatory agency procedures and rules in the performances of all work; attends power and gas distribution conferences, training on AutoCAD, GIS, GPS and other software systems, and other educational workshops and meetings appropriate to this position.
Contacts local, state or federal agencies or other companies for required permits or to inform of plans for line extensions and to determine right of way tree clearings and tree trimming requirements
Reviews business development periodicals and journals to secure leads in business growth activities.
Takes on team leadership roles with the Project Engineering department as directed by management.
Ability to cross-train, supervise, lead or manage other areas of department as directed or needed
Keeps complete and accurate records.
Assists in training new Engineering Design Technicians as well as other Engineering Project Managers.
Works in the most efficient way possible with all CoServ departments and divisions in the development and implementation of CoServ’s management plans and goals.
Communicates with all individuals/groups that may have information on new developments, which may be served by one or all of CoServ’s services.
Approves Invoices, Final Billing, & Material Requests.
Attends required CoServ training.
Team leader role; assigns/delegates various project engineering responsibilities to Engineering Design Technicians, Project Engineering Technicians and Staking Technicians.
Education, Certifications, and Experience Required
High school diploma or G.E.D. Equivalency.
Bachelor’s degree in Project Management, Business Management, Engineering, or related field and 6 years of high level utility construction and/or engineering experience within the industry; or 8 years of high level utility construction and/or engineering experience within the industry; or 12 years of high level utility construction and/or engineering experience within the industry and has demonstrated the ability to perform the job duties of an Engineering Project Manager Sr.
Education, Certifications, and Experience Preferred
Willingness to obtain certification/training in opening energized equipment for engineering purposes.
Project Manager Professional Certification.
Highline Staking Certification.
Fifteen (15) years in engineering field.
High level knowledge of utility construction.
Three (3) years working as an Engineering Project Manager.
Skills and Abilities Required
Extensive experience in Maximo, Sharepoint, Excel, Word, Access, Arc Designer, GIS and Auto-Cad.
Advanced ability to layout and design gas distribution facilities as well as underground and overhead electric utilities for large subdivision projects.
Understanding of line extension policy and tariffs.
Knowledge of an Electric Cooperative.
Advanced knowledge of city, county, and state permitting requirements.
Advanced knowledge of CoServ’s design standards and overhead/underground construction specifications.
Understanding of CoServ’s service order and work order system processes.
Understands and follows maps, system maps, Grid Maps and line design
books and manuals
Knowledge of voltage drop.
Understands and follows maps, system maps, Grid Maps and line design books and manuals.
Advanced knowledge in electricity and electrical equipment such as properly sizing equipment for residential and commercial loads, transformer sizes, single-phase and three-phase metering, advanced mechanical design, single-phase and three-phase overhead and underground line design, lighting design, etc.
Advanced knowledge of gas and electric distribution systems.
Proficient knowledge of gas distribution design standards and construction specifications.
Excellent written and verbal human relations and communication skills.
Organizational skills and ability to multi-task.
Fundamentals of Electricity 1, 2, 3, & 4.
Understanding of National Fuel Gas Code, 49 CFR Part 192, National Electric Safety Code (NESC), National Electric Code (NEC), and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Training.
Skills in developing and delivering oral and written presentation.
Intermediate understanding of mathematics.
Ability to work independently, with minimum supervision, and in teams.
Ability to work under strict deadlines and has high level of problem-solving skills.
Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks.
Ability to use standard office/business equipment in a safe manner.
Ability to work flexible or extended hours as needed or directed.
Ability to work in an office and field environment.
Operates office equipment such as a computer, telephone, fax machine, copier, etc.
Ability to lift a minimum of fifty (50) pounds.
Ability to drive occasionally.
Ability to sit for long periods of time.
Requires frequent sitting, standing, walking, bending, and reaching.
Must have and maintain a valid Texas driver's license.
Ability to travel, if necessary, for business and training.
Internal Number: 1393
CoServ is an electric and gas distribution company serving North Texas since 1937. Doing business as CoServ Electric since 1998, we now have over 9,800 miles of electric infrastructure serving more than 240,000 meters across Denton, Collin, Cooke, Grayson, Tarrant and Wise counties. Our natural gas affiliate, CoServ Gas, was established in 1998 and serves more than 125,000 gas meters in Denton, Collin and Kaufman counties.
North Texas is growing, and so is CoServ. We value innovative and dedicated Employees and are committed to providing them with a stable work environment filled with opportunities to learn and grow. Guided by our Core Values—Respect, Accountability, Integrity, Service, Excellence and Safety—we serve each other as we serve our Members and Customers. We offer a wide variety of careers—from Customer Care Representatives and Billing Clerks to Linemen and Engineers. CoServ is a company you can believe in.