Solar Foreman – PA

at Directional Services
Location Not Specified, Pennsylvania
Date Posted June 25, 2022
Category Construction
Job Type Not Specified


Position Summary:

The foreman provides site leadership and manages the day-to-day operations on utility scale solar projects up to 20MW DC in system size. This includes efficiently managing the production of both company and subcontract crews working onsite. The employee facilitates project planning and is responsible for ensuring that a safe, quality, and timely product is delivered. The foreman will also be accountable for maintaining the project schedule and contractual obligations. This position requires frequent customer engagement, construction document analysis, trade coordination, and meeting attendance. The foreman will also be accountable for maintaining company vehicle, equipment, and tools in good working condition. Great communication skills, analytical thinking, problem solving abilities, strong computer skills, and excellent knowledge of both AC and DC electrical work are vital for this role.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities :

The essential functions include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Cultivate safety as a core value throughout the company, supporting the corporate safety program and personnel
  • Possesses working knowledge of leadership and management skill.
  • Assist project team with developing project budget and estimating production rates
  • Assist project team with developing accurate take-offs and assist PM to achieve customer approval of required documents
  • Receive, store, and protect project material and equipment, including owner furnished items; documenting and reporting any shortages and damage immediately
  • Capable of leading and training lower skilled employees in safe and productive work procedures.
  • Conduct pre-job safety briefings.
  • Generate job hazard analysis forms daily or per task change.
  • Understands how to accurately identify (phase) medium voltage cable and verify continuity utilizing a voltmeter.
  • Understand sloping and shoring requirements for trench operations.
  • Accurately track and report daily progress to Site Manager.
  • Capable of performing insulation resistance testing on cable before and after installation.
  • Able to properly inspect rubber goods and PPE.
  • Capable of testing and classifying soil.
  • Possess knowledge of tools for terminating MV cable.
  • Oversee utilization/maintenance of equipment assigned to project facility
  • Manage the successful completion of all installations from start to finish
  • Direct and manage electrical crew activities to include timecard submission and accurate cost coding
  • Assist project manager in coordinating subcontractor activities
  • Track and report daily progress, notable events, and upcoming events
  • Assist project manager with weekly forecasting and/or look-ahead
  • Attend customer required meetings, communicating unresolved questions to project manager for resolution
  • Responsible for maintaining overall customer satisfaction
  • Responsible for coordinating and ensuring that all AHJ and Quality Assurance inspections successfully pass and are properly documented
  • Consult with project manager to resolve problems that arise due to inclement weather, emergencies, or other issues that may cause delays
  • Must be willing to travel and stay overnight at various job postings.
  • Ensure that all project records are accurate and adequately maintained
  • Provide support and assistance to other DSI divisions as needed
  • Support and encourage safety as a core value throughout the duration of the project
  • Demonstrate a professional demeanor and ensure all project personnel act professional
  • Handle special assignments and other duties as requested by leadership

Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities):

  • High School diploma or GED required; advanced education (preferred)
  • Three or more years of construction management and/or electrical experience (preferred)
  • NFPA 70E Certification (preferred)
  • Familiar with OSHA regulations (required), OSHA training and certifications (preferred), employer-provided training available
  • Requires a working knowledge of electrical, including equipment utilized.
  • Must have valid driver's license and a clean driving record
  • Must be able to work long and/or extended hours to include weekends, as needed, with ability to travel full time
  • Familiar with local codes, AHJ standards, and NEC code
  • Must be able to endure the elements
  • Understands how to read and interpret plans, and specifications
  • Effective time management skills, understands how to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines
  • Collaborative work style and commitment to get the job done

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