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Duquesne Light Company Construction Supervisor in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Duquesne Light Company, headquartered in downtown Pittsburgh, is a leader in providing electric energy and has been in the forefront of the electric energy market, with a history rooted in technological innovation and superior customer service. Today, the company continues its role as a leader in the transmission and distribution of electric energy, providing a secure supply of reliable power to more than half a million customers in southwestern Pennsylvania.

Duquesne Light Company is committed to creating a culture of inclusion. We value and respect the unique differences and experiences of our employees. We believe that our differences lead to better collaboration, innovation and outcomes. We want you to join our team!

Overall Purpose:

Responsible and accountable for the management of Duquesne Light’s full-time and contract Construction Superintendents. Ensures projects are constructed according to approved drawings, standards, requirements, and the NESC while following all related policies, procedures, and practices including those associated with safety, construction quality, and cost control.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Promotes a strong safety culture through enforcing policies, procedures, and best practices.

  • Manages Construction Superintendent staff to ensure assigned projects are performed safely with respect to contractors, Duquesne Light employees, and the public.

  • Manages Construction Superintendent staff to ensure assigned projects are constructed in accordance with approved drawings and standards, including the NESC.

  • Manages individual staff goals and objectives with mentoring, honest and fair evaluations, and helping with opportunities for development.

  • Communicates regularly with team to discuss current issues, relevant information, training needs, and upcoming schedule.

  • Ensures that the Construction Management group complies with all process and reporting requirements. Examples include (but not limited to): as-built drawings, material reclaims, construction inspection documentation, extra work authorization documentation, and contractor time sheet approval.

  • Manages projects to on-time completion through effective use of project schedules, project updates, effective communication, and reporting amongst all three groups: Project Managers, Project Controls group, and Construction Management group.

  • Reviews and forecasts appropriate Construction Superintendent staffing levels based on latest work plan.

  • Travel, as needed, to construction jobsites to interact with Construction Superintendents and contractors regarding safety, construction practices, and quality.

  • Manages assigned purchase orders and contractor payments including construction superintendent staff augmentation, civil projects, stormresponse, emergent work, and others as assigned.

  • Requests and utilizes approved Construction Superintendent overtime prudently.

  • Manages security access, training, and badge access for contract workers.

  • Manages the civil work needed to support capital projects, customer commitment projects, and Duquesne Light emergent projects.

  • Serves on Duquesne Light’s storm team to manage mutual assistance resources needed to support and reduce overall restoration time.

Education/Experience Required :

  • Roles at this level can require a university / college degree and/or 5+ years of relevant industry specific experience.

Required Skills:

  • Understanding of transmission and distribution construction safety rules

  • Understanding of transmission and distribution construction quality requirements

  • Interpersonal and communication skills both verbal and written

  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office based programs

  • Problem solving and analytical skills

  • Project management skills

Physical Requirements:

Able to travel as required. Mobility within the office and on construction job sites. Ability to work extended periods during peak workload and emergency/storm conditions.

Duquesne Light Company is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all people in all aspects of the employment relationship, without discrimination because of race, age, sex, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation and gender identity or status as a Vietnam era or special disabled veteran or any other unlawful basis, as defined by applicable law, and fostering a workplace free of unlawful discrimination and retaliation. This policy affects decisions including, but not limited to, hiring, compensation, benefits, terms and conditions of employment, opportunities for promotion, transfer, layoffs, return from a layoff, training and development, and other privileges of employment. An integral part of Duquesne Light's commitment is to comply with all applicable federal, state and local laws concerning equal employment and affirmative action.