The Project Coordinator is responsible for creating and leading processes and projects, with a focus on engineering standards and assembly units, which support Association goals, with or without reasonable accommodation.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Lead and maintain the Association’s Engineering and Construction Standards Process and implement any necessary updates to improve efficiencies.
Continually review, update, and change construction design standards, materials, and labor associated with assembly units to ensure accurate material is issued and estimated costs are accurate.
Manage large projects by functioning as the Project Manager for large Association projects as needed or as required within the Association.
Develop, lead, and maintain a street light process to handle street light material, storage, and contracts with towns, homeowner associations, and future requests.
Own, update, modify, and expand the Association’s Distribution Design Staking Guidelines.
Perform cost estimating and analytics to evaluate estimated versus actual costs of projects and provide recommendations for improvements.
Assist with the work order process evaluation and restructuring to streamline and create more efficiencies by utilizing project management techniques. Once complete, maintain the process for continued efficiencies as needed.
Develop and maintain substation drawing sets and the current associated process.
Prepare and update engineering construction drawings and standards utilizing AutoCAD software package.
Develop, lead, and maintain the process for evaluations of new materials and equipment as needed or assigned.
Own, update, and document the joint use process and ensure that new attachments and existing agreements are managed properly.
Work according to the safety rules and company policies, as adopted by PVREA and is responsible for own safety and reports all accidents in accordance with Association policies.
All PVREA employees are expected to support the strategic goals of the organization in accordance with the Associations’ Strategic Plan.
Interact with all departments of the Association as well as with members, the general public, other utility personnel, governmental agencies and equipment vendors in a kind and courteous manner.
Collaborate effectively and successfully with fellow employees to achieve department and company-wide goals and build a team-focused environment.
Assist in the emergency restoration of facilities during storm or general outages.
Regular and predictable attendance are essential functions of the position.
Perform other duties within capabilities as directed by supervisor.
Education and/or formal training needed: Associates degree in a technical field is required; a minimum of 10 years directly relevant work experience is required. AutoCad certification or a minimum of five years’ experience with computer aided design software is required. Required to be a Certified Distribution Line Designer or Staking Technician by the completion of all levels of a Distribution Line Design/Staking course. A minimum of 10 years verifiable work experience in distribution design or construction may be considered in place of Staking Certification. Project Management Professional (PMP) certification is desired.
Experience needed: Previous experience in a related position and working knowledge of utility distribution design and/or line construction or line maintenance is required, as well as five years’ experience with a design/staking software package; experience with drafting and working knowledge of RUS construction design standards and units is also required; experience with NiSC is preferred.
Knowledge, skill and abilities needed: Must have knowledge of electric utility systems and their operation; must be familiar with system design, analysis, and the National Electric Safety Code. Knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and Outlook) is required; knowledge of Microsoft Project is preferred. Must have ability to make sound decisions from observations and carry out instructions. Must be able to work under pressure and meet deadlines. Must be able to work with very little supervision and be proactive in responsibilities. Must possess a strong ability to communicate in both verbal and written form.
Drug/Alcohol: A drug/alcohol test is administered to all job offer recipients, as well as a background check.
Driving: Must possess a valid Colorado Driver’s License and operate a company non-DOT vehicle.
Mental Demands: This employee must be able to work well with the public, Association members, and other Association employees. He/she needs to be able to remember what was done and schedule and prioritize future work, stay alert even when the work is repetitious, and work well with detail. He/she must be able to learn new procedures and equipment, and demonstrate flexibility in all areas. The job may occasionally require ingenuity, problem solving, analytic ability, auditory discrimination, writing ability and imagination. This job can be stressful at times; however, composure must be maintained at all times with members and co-workers.
Physical Demands: He/she must be capable of performing the Essential Job Functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.
He/she spends approximately 20% of the day walking, 5% of the day standing and 75% of the day sitting (percentages will vary depending on the work to be accomplished).
Sitting, repetitive motions, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling and reaching.
Long periods of time will be spent viewing computer screens and hard copy of drawings and maps.
He/she may be required to push, pull, lift or carry files/office equipment weighing up to 50 lbs.
MATERIALS AND EQUIPMENT USED
General office equipment including but not limited to personal/networked computer, printer, plotter, scanner, two-way radios, AutoCAD drafting software, NiSC iVue software package for staking, work orders, reports, assembly units, estimating, etc.
Spends 90% of time indoors or in a vehicle. The remainder of the time is spent outdoors in all kinds of weather. Must be able to tolerate direct sun, cold winds and other type of inclement weather. The estimated noise level is estimated to be 50-90 decibels.
NOTE: This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, or qualifications associated with the job.
About Poudre Valley REA, Inc.
Poudre Valley Rural Electric Association is located in Fort Collins, Colorado. Fort Collins is home to Colorado State University and our area has an outstanding public school system. Nestled at the base of the Rocky Mountains, the Fort Collins area experiences 300 days of sunshine per year and offers exciting recreational opportunities such as hiking, camping, cycling, golfing plus some unique cultural offerings, and is a regional center for employment and shopping. The Fort Collins area offers the convenience of a small town atmosphere with all the amenities of a larger city. If you are seeking a great lifestyle and a community in which you can reinvigorate yourself then the Fort Collins area is it. We are an EEO employer.