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General Description

The Power Delivery Construction Manager (PDCM) is responsible for driving the project’s safety, productivity, and quality in the field, minimizing risks, and completing the work in the best interests of QISG, our clients, and our co-workers. The PDCM reports to and supports the Project Manager with all facets of project planning, execution, controls, and closeout to maintain or improve the balance between scope, budget, time, and quality. Our PDCM supervises all field operations on assigned projects. 


  • Directs and coordinates field construction
  • Administration of the prime contract and construction subcontracts and purchase orders
  • Monitors progress of the overall design to maintain or improve the balance between scope, budget, time, and quality
  • Manages and drives subcontracts and purchase orders to maintain or improve the balance between scope, budget, time, and quality
  • Originates, reviews, and/or responds to Requests for Information (RFI) and Submittals for constructability; maintains and improves the balance between scope, budget, time, and quality
  • Helps the Project Manager manage and control the project budget, schedule, and quality through effective change management
  • Manages and enforces the project’s QA/QC standards and coordinates QA/QC actions with subcontractors and suppliers
  • Manages and enforces the project’s Health, Safety, and Environmental standards and coordinates with subcontractors and suppliers to implement their own safety actions
  • Works with the Project Manager to prepare and update project schedules and status reports, pay requests, and daily, weekly, and monthly progress, budget, and schedule management reports
  • Handles project setup and temporary facilities
  • Field document control
  • Creates daily reports
  • Takes progress photographs
  • Understands the project schedule’s baseline and milestone dates; able to communicate this with stakeholders as needed
  • Owns the project’s Short Interval Schedule (aka 3-4 week Look Ahead schedule) and updates it weekly with previous week’s production and the CM’s work plan over the next two weeks of activities, which may include additional safety, productivity, and quality details relevant to the actual needs of field management and trades.  This is the CM’s most effective tool to drive the project schedule forward or identify unplanned risks 
  • Objectively assesses the weekly work status of Physical Percent Complete (PPC) for the overall project
  • Adheres to internal standards, policies, and procedures
  • Performs special projects and completes other duties as assigned or requested

Required Experience and Education

  • Six (6) + years’ progressive experience in various aspects of the power delivery industry (specifically in the field)
    • This would include, but is not limited to, hands-on construction, supervision, construction management, audit and inspection of substation and overhead transmission lines, scheduling, cost controls, safety, quality, and risk
  • Thorough knowledge of materials, methods, and equipment
  • High school diploma, or equivalent, required

Preferred Experience and Education

  • Strong experience with civil/earthwork and concrete construction
  • A Journeyman Lineman or Power Systems Electrician with inspection experience
  • Experience supervising a team
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Construction Science, Construction Management, or equivalent
  • OSHA 30 training certification
  • Experience with ProjectWise, SharePoint, scheduling software (Primavera P6), and Project Management software(s)
  • Experience with estimating processes


  • Strong people relationship management skills
  • Self-starter and strong organizational skills
  • Strong problem evaluation / solving skills
  • Strong team building skills
  • Good understanding of the project design process for projects
  • Understanding of integrated EPC and Design-Build processes
  • Understanding of construction means and methods
  • Ability to interact effectively and professionally with the design team and construction teams
  • Strong management and communication (electronic, written, and verbal) skills
  • Computer skills with knowledge and practical experience using MS Office and cloud-based program database entry

Travel Requirements

  • Travel:  Yes
  • Percent of Time: Up to 100%

Last Updated: June 23, 2023

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