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South Jersey Industries Construction Ops Admin Senior in Union, New Jersey

Position Summary

A career in Contract Construction will provide the opportunity to provide construction support responsible on the field side of the work. This typically includes monitoring, inspecting, and maintaining projects from start to finish. This also includes scheduling meetings routinely throughout the project to move project to completion. Additionally, this role may help ensure company initiatives are on track. This typically involves measuring performance within functional teams and working closely with other functions. Roles within Contract Construction are responsible for oversight of all capital construction work. This includes, planning, assigning, monitoring, and reporting out on all construction work completed by SJI employees and by contractors. This also includes execution of a strategic plan that is related to construction implementation and oversight, customer service, and quality controls. The team will establish the priorities and also determine resource allocation for the effective and efficient delivery of multiple projects simultaneously. This also involves maintaining a strict schedule compared to estimated time of completion.

The purpose of this position is to oversee and manage contractor resources on capital construction projects/programs to the gas transmission and distribution systems for Elizabethtown Gas. This position is accountable for supervising external contractor crews who are responsible for timely delivery of all projects in a safe, quality, and cost-effective manner, compliant with all federal, state, local, and corporate requirements. This person drives quality and safety expectations and ensures that those standards are met in the field.

  1. Oversees construction of gas utility infrastructure for residential, commercial, and industrial properties.2. Makes decisions in the field and coordinates with internal and/or external service providers and supports other departments and external agencies to ensure that work is performed as planned, permitted, and scheduled. 3. Supervise and inspect all construction activities (safety, compliance, quality, locates and restoration).4. Reviews and approves work orders, progress reports, field changes, invoices, as-built records and bid contracts to ensure compliance and company standards and policies.5. Maintains customer satisfaction through timely and thorough communication with individual customers, municipalities and other governmental agencies at pre-con meetings and throughout the project (such as state DOTS, Counties, etc).6. Champions Quality Assurance (e.g., policies, procedures, standards) and Quality Control on all capital construction projects7. Serves developers, builders, homeowners, and Service Center personnel as initial contact for new business construction problems and complaints.8. Drives results through performance management of external and indirect resources including setting expectations, evaluating results, and taking corrective action as needed9. Directs “root-cause” analysis on any self-inflicted gas damage or customer outage related to construction10. Influences external contractors who represent the company by shadowing corporate values.




  • Bachelor’s degree with 5 years of relevant experience, or;

  • Master’s degree with 3 years of relevant experience.

  • Equivalent work experience may be considered in lieu of degree.

  • 5+ years of overseeing construction and/or distribution operations in a gas utility or equivalent work experience

  • Ability to communicate with all levels of the organization

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships

  • Contract and performance management

  • Negotiation skills

  • Walking construction sites and potential driving up to four (4) hours at a time


  • Experience in gas industry focused on capital construction and maintenance

  • NACE I

  • CWPI or CWI

  • Experience in gas or related industry with experience in field inspection activities, project control activities, process improvements, business systems, or related activities

  • MS Office Products – intermediate proficiency

    Explore the Possibilities

If you're looking to make an impact, South Jersey Industries is the perfect place. For interns, college graduates, or experienced professionals, at South Jersey Industries we look for enthusiastic, talented professionals at every level of our enterprise. From call center representatives with excellent people skills to engineers with the vision and expertise to design tomorrow’s energy infrastructure, we know that our people fuel our success. We take pride in recruiting the best talent available for every facet of our business. Explore the possibilities. You'll be sure to find an opportunity that piques your interest.

  • We are committed to developing and implementing innovative projects that increase energy efficiency and save clients money

  • We provide an opportunity to build a successful and rewarding career in a variety of functional business areas

  • We foster individual talents and abilities while promoting the value of teamwork

  • Our culture prepares you for a lifetime of learning and professional development

    Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

SJI (NYSE: SJI), an energy services holding company based in Folsom, NJ, delivers energy services to its customers through three primary subsidiaries. SJI Utilities, SJI's regulated natural gas utility business, delivers safe, reliable, affordable natural gas to approximately 690,000 South Jersey Gas, Elizabethtown Gas and Elkton Gas customers in New Jersey and Maryland. SJI's non-utility businesses within South Jersey Energy Solutions promote efficiency, clean technology and renewable energy by providing customized wholesale commodity marketing and fuel management services; and developing, owning and operating on-site energy production facilities. SJI Midstream houses the company's interest in the PennEast Pipeline Project . For more information about SJI and its subsidiaries , click here. (