Liberty Utilities Foreman, Construction & Maintenance in Fall River, Massachusetts
Foreman, Construction & Maintenance
Title:Foreman, Construction & Maintenance
Department:Operations & Maintenance
Location:Fall River, MA
Liberty Utilities, a subsidiary of Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp, is a $10+ billion North American diversified generation, transmission and distribution utility. The distribution business group provides rate regulated water, electricity and natural gas utility services to over 750,000+ customers in the United States. The transmission business group invests in rate regulated electric transmission and natural gas pipeline systems in the United States and Canada.
Our vision is to be the utility company most admired by customers, communities and investors for our people, passion and performance.
The position is responsible to oversee all activities related to the construction and maintenance activities of the assigned job, with a focus on the Company’s roadway restoration process; to ensure that all activities are performed in accordance with company policies as well as both State and Federal Codes and Regulations. Perform various leakage surveys throughout the gas distribution system and ensure any third party construction is not in conflict with the Company’s facilities. Perform gas facility mark outs as requested through the Dig-Safe one call system. Assist the C&M Department in leak investigation and related odor complaints as well as leak rechecks of existing leaks while grading them in compliance with current Company guidelines. Perform various cathodic protection testing and troubleshooting on gas distribution system to verify compliance with Part 192. Assist the Foreman of Pressure Regulation in the operation and maintenance of district regulators and gate stations. Assume on-call responsibilities as the need arises for emergency and non-emergency response.
Lead the road restoration process by spot checking the compaction of any type of roadway excavation and all types of final permanent restoration which include asphalt and cement work on public and private property verifying the quality and completeness of the work.
Review all restoration work orders for completeness and accuracy.
Catalog each order in an electronic format for purposes of dispatching then reconcile the completion of each restoration work order.
Reconcile completed work with third party invoicing and for accuracy, completeness, and scope of the repair.
Prepare reporting on a monthly basis of outstanding and completed work orders.
Develop a cost analysis of the variety of work orders that could be used during the budgetary process.
Ability to interpret main and service records from various maps, records and prints.
Completes the service meter set layout and location for replacement services.
Completes the scheduling and execution of appointments for customer transfers to the new replacement installations related to service replacements.
Mark out distribution system facilities as requested through the Dig Safe call system
Perform leakage surveys as needed and classify detected leaks according to industry standards
Conduct quarterly bridge inspections
Assist the service technicians as required relating to gas odor complaints
Respond to construction sites to verify company facilities when requested
Conduct rechecks on existing classified leaks
Testing and maintaining galvanic and impressed current cathodic protection systems
Build C&M Work Orders as needed to repair or replace galvanic systems as well as valve box maintenance
Completes time sheet accurately, including supporting those submitted by the workforce regarding the assigned job or jobs and record the accurate account number relating to the work performed.
Maintains customer satisfaction on all assigned jobs.
Interact with other departments as needed.
Complete accurate paper work.
Ensure adherence to the company’s O&M standards.
Assume on-call responsibilities as required for emergency and non-emergency response.
Demonstrates ethical, professional conduct at all times; aligns with the Liberty Utilities Code of Ethics.
Provides timely, efficient, courteous service to both internal and external customers.
Education & Experience:
Must have a High School Diploma
Must have a valid driver’s license
Must have a DOT health card
Must have prior knowledge and working experience relating to the operation and maintenance of a local gas distribution system
Preferred 5 years of field experience
Possess a background in leak investigation
Must have working knowledge of roadway construction and repair
Understanding of the basic principles of gas engineering design and/or gas distribution system construction principles
Understanding of GIS Systems and how to read/interpret company distribution records.
Solid understanding of pressure control and monitoring systems.
Ability to operate pipe locating and gas leak detection equipment
Ability to work evenings and weekends as required
Ability to perform the physical requirements of the position
Ability to qualify for and perform the covered tasks under the Operator Qualification standards
Solid understanding of Microsoft office products especially Excel
Strong communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills
We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to building a diverse workforce as it values the knowledge, diversity and performance of our employees to make us a great company. Our Company strives to provide equal opportunity to qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans. As part of our commitment, we work to ensure our application process is accessible to all candidates. If you require special assistance or accommodation during the hiring process, please notify the HR Representative.