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Construction Specialist

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Location: Dunbar, PA, United States
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Req ID: R00935617

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Job Title:  Construction Specialist

Job Code:  340498

Job Summary

Manage and execute the activities associated with construction in accordance with all applicable requirements, ensuring safe, reliable service to customers in an efficient, economical manner. Facilitates training modules between engineering and construction to improve project planning and cost estimating. Coordinates with construction managers, field operations front-line leaders and scheduling leaders to ensure cost-effective construction.

Key Results: 

  • Safe/efficient high-quality construction work that complies with policies, practices, and standards.
  • All internal/external customer-responsive construction support.
  • Collaboration among engineering, technical services, and construction on project designs.
  • Completed construction projects which meet customer expectations and budget requirements.
  • Strategic, effective counseling for company vs. contract scenarios.
  • Positive relationships with external municipalities and local authorities.
  • Timely and accurate invoice payments to contractor

    Principal Duties and Responsibilities
  • Performs and supports duties of existing paving, sewer, and warehouse Specialists
  • Collaborates with field operations/construction services resource planners, field operations leaders, and construction managers to ensure internal/external crew efficiencies are achieved.
  • Works across geographic boundaries whenever necessary.
  • Actively interacts with contract crews, leaders to ensure contractor performance adheres to established metrics and policies/procedures.
  • Assists construction coordinators in the preparation of contractor daily progress reports (i.e. invoices, close out job orders packets, WMS Docs).
  • Consults with construction coordinators to determine the best construction practices (i.e. directional boring, trenching, etc.) is employed for the project.
  • Works with construction coordinators to monitor materials needed and used on the job.
  • Manages capital construction, improves capital spending efficiency and return on invested capital.
  • Implements best practices while driving functional consistency, process standardization and operational excellence.
  • Partners with engineers and engineering technicians to develop best-value construction practices and cost estimations for large pipeline projects.
  • Supports a project management and planning culture.
  • Promotes the necessary environment for effective internal customer satisfaction and collaboration.
  • Assures activities and processes are implemented to ensure the safe, reliable and cost effective delivery of service to customers.
  • Effective use of technology, tools and planning techniques to improve process results.
  • Fosters and promotes valued relationships with government entities, industry associates, company affiliates, and contractors.
  • Promotes and assures safe working environment and public safety.
  • Executes construction services strategies.
  • Assures effective coordination scheduling and resource planning of construction jobs and welding resources in consort with Field Operations resource planners.
  • Manages efficient, safe and quality construction of new and replacement mains and services.
  • Ensures timely and accurate invoice payments to contractor.
  • Monitors appropriate contractor qualifications and certifications and ensures proper documentation.
  • Collaborates with peers to ensure that operating standards and construction practices comply with policies and procedures.

Required Qualifications for Position

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Minimum of five (5) years underground utility construction experience
  • Demonstrated knowledge of gas operations including gas flow, construction, contracts and emergency response
  • Knowledge of local, state, and federal operating codes
  • Strong knowledge of policies, procedures, and standards pertaining to construction.
  • Valid Driver's License
  • Ability to interpret construction drawings and operations maps
  • Working knowledge of operations support systems, i.e. WMS, DIS, WMS docs, GIS, etc.
  • Experience working with pipeline paving and sewer contractors

Preferred Additional Qualifications for Position

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or Business related field
  • Construction Inspection/Welding experience
  • Operations Engineer/Engineering Technician experience
  • Experience in estimating project costs and creating job orders 
  • Working knowledge of Excel and Word


The preceding description is not designed to be a complete list of all duties and responsibilities required of the position.

Inclusion & Diversity 
Value inclusion within your day to day responsibilities by respecting others perspectives/convictions, engaging others opinions, creating a safe environment where people, ideas, and opinions are valued within your Team/Customers and external partners.

Respect and take into consideration diversity within your Team/Customers and external work partners by valuing different world views, challenges, and cultures that represent all walks of life and all backgrounds.

Treat others with respect and consideration. Actively participate in creating and contributing to a positive work environment.

Equal Employment Opportunity 
NiSource is committed to providing equal employment opportunities in each of its companies to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, veteran status, disability, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or any protected group status as defined by law. Each employee is expected to abide by this principle.

By applying, you may be considered for other job opportunities. 

Safety Statement
Promote a safe work environment by actively participating in all aspects of our employee safety program.  Report any unsafe conditions and take actions to prevent personal injuries.  Support our interdependent safety culture by ensuring the safety of your co-workers.  Stay focused on the task at hand and promote productivity through good work habits.

Salary Range:

$77,400.00 - $116,200.00

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