Construction Manager – WSP USA

Job Information

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    No. of Openings 1 opening
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    Job Experience : 5-10 years

Job Description

Construction Manager

Req ID 10290

Construction Manager

Who We Are

At WSP, we are driven by inspiring future-ready pioneers to innovate. We’re looking to grow our teams with people who are ready to collaborate in building communities and expanding our skylines. To do this, we hire candidates of all experiences, skillsets, backgrounds and walks of life. We actively foster a work environment and culture where inclusion and diversity is part of our fundamental structure. This is delivered behaviorally, through our policies, trainings, local partnerships with professional diverse organizations, internal networks and most importantly with the support and sponsorship of our leaders who help drive our commitment to an inclusive, diverse, welcoming and equitable work environment. Anything is within our reach and yours as a WSP employee. Come join us and help shape the future!

This Opportunity

WSP is currently initiating a search for a _Construction Manager_ for our Rochester, NY office. Be involved in projects with our Power Transmission & Distribution Team and be a part of a growing organization that meets our client’s objectives and solves their challenges.

Your Impact

+ Responsible for management and performance of Field Construction Managers for the construction of electric substations, transmission lines, generation upgrades and other projects

+ Determine contract resource requirements, service specifications and manage contractor performance

+ Manage activities related to coordination of field inspection and sign offs for construction projects.

+ Monitor and evaluate activities of outsourced Construction companies to ensure adherence to safety, quality, schedules and budgets, cost effectiveness and control, and results

+ Develop, review and evaluate contracts and agreements affecting the project execution and functional area operations and make appropriate recommendation

+ Collaborate with management staff to resolve problems and coordinate activities with the field construction managers

+ Ensure that construction management is integrated into the planning, scheduling, cost tracking, construction, installation, and testing and acceptance activities

+ Ensure Field Construction Managers obtain all construction materials and material handling plans are established and managed

+ Coordinate the transmission substations and lines construction schedules with the other functional areas within the company

+ Provide constructability feedback on electrical, mechanical, protection and civil construction Standards

+ Research, recommend and implement changes as necessary to be aligned with AVANGRID Standards and Business Area goals and objectives

+ Collaborate with other business organizations, contractors and subject matter experts to resolve disputes and prioritize business requirements

+ Participate in the ongoing budget process to provide items, manpower, and control of the construction budget

+ Participate in the transmission facilities construction projects negotiations and joint planning efforts with other utilities

+ Help lead and collaborate the activities to address or remedy substation and lines transmission system emergencies as necessary

+ Identify construction risk during the planning, execution and construction phases and prepare risk mitigation plans.

+ Adhere to company policies, programs and procedures as well as Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP), Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), North American Electric

+ Reliability Corporation (NERC), New England Independent System Operator

+ Safety: Maintain safety awareness and ensure contractors comply with all safety policies, practices, and procedures to assure a safe working environment at the construction site. Properly wear and care for applicable safety gear and equipment. Identify and communicate unsafe conditions to Contractors, Project Manager and assure safety concerns and issues are resolved.

+ Ensure all field construction managers are managing the project and construction resources within the schedule and budget.

+ Exercise responsible and ethical decision-making regarding company funds, resources and conduct, and adhere to WSP’s Code of Conduct and related policies and procedures.

+ Perform additional responsibilities as required by business needs.

Who You Are

Required Qualifications

+ High School Diploma is required.

+ Minimum of 9 years of of progressive related electric utility industry experience, with transmission facilities construction management experience preferred; at least 5 years’ experience in a supervisory capacity preferred.

+ Essential professional licensure/certification(s).

+ Microsoft Word and Microsoft Project or Equivalent.

+ Valid state driver’s license.

+ Must be willing to travel to construction sites on a day to day basis, attend meetings.

+ Well-defined knowledge of construction inspection principles, field inspection practices, process, methods and techniques.

+ Well-defined knowledge of relevant construction codes, regulations, compliance practices, and record-keeping requirements.

+ Analytical mindset with an ability to exercise sound judgment in evaluating situations and making decisions.

+ Strong interpersonal and communication skills when interacting with others, expressing ideas effectively and professionally to a technical and non-technical audience.

+ Proficient self-leadership with attention to detail, accuracy, multi-tasking, and prioritization of responsibilities in a dynamic work environment.

+ Ability to learn new techniques, perform multiple tasks simultaneously, follow instruction, and comply with company policies.

+ Ability to work independently with minimal supervision, as well as part of a team to meet business objectives.

+ Highly proficient with technical writing, office automation, software, technology, math principles, spreadsheets, and tools.

+ Competent critical thinking and problem-solving skills required to apply technical knowledge to reach conclusions from inspection and testing results, data collation, load calculations, statistical analysis and arriving at the most effective, economical, and logical solution.

+ Ability to direct others in the field such as subcontractors and junior-level staff to consistently complete tasks safely, efficiently, and accurately according to specifications.

+ Proven track record of upholding workplace safety and ability to abide by WSP’s health, safety and drug/alcohol and harassment policies.

+ Ability to work schedules conducive to project-specific requirements that may extend beyond the typical workweek.

+ This position is subject to and contingent upon client approval of candidates put forth for consideration by WSP.

+ The selected candidate must be authorized to work in the United States, or be able to obtain work authorized status in the United States prior to the start of employment. This role is eligible for employment visa sponsorship for eligible and qualified candidates.

Preferred Qualifications

+ Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/Construction Management is preferred.

Compensation and Benefits:

WSP provides a comprehensive suite of benefits including medical, dental, vision, disability, life, and retirement savings focused on a providing health and financial stability throughout the employee’s career.

Expected Salary: $66,100 – $126,900

WSP USA is providing the compensation range and general description of other compensation and benefits that the company in good faith believes it might pay and/or offer for this position based on the successful applicant’s education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities in addition to internal equity and geographic location. WSP USA reserves the right to ultimately pay more or less than the posted range and offer additional benefits and other compensation, depending on circumstances not related to an applicant’s sex or other status protected by local, state, or federal law.


Additional Requirements

+ To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

Additional Details

+ Travel Required: N/A – No travel required

+ Job Status: Regular

+ Employee Type: Full


+ All locations: US-NY-Rochester

About WSP

WSP USA is the U.S. operating company of WSP, one of the world’s leading engineering and professional services firms. Dedicated to serving local communities, we are engineers, planners, technical experts, strategic advisors and construction management professionals. WSP USA designs lasting solutions in the buildings, transportation, energy, water and environment markets. With more than 15,000 employees in over 300 offices across the U.S., we partner with our clients to help communities prosper.

WSP provides a flexible, agile and hybrid workplace model while meeting client needs. Employees are also afforded a comprehensive suite of benefits including medical, dental, vision, disability, life, and retirement savings focused on providing health and financial stability throughout the employee’s career.

At WSP, we want to give our employees the challenges they seek to grow their careers and knowledge base. Your daily contributions to your team will be essential in meeting client objectives, goals and challenges. Are you ready to get started?

WSP USA (and all of its U.S. companies) is an Equal Opportunity Employer Race/Age/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin/Disability or Protected Veteran Status.

The selected candidate must be authorized to work in the United States.

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