Utility Field Construction Supervisor

at WSP USA in Portland, Maine, United States

Job Description

This Opportunity

WSP is currently initiating a search for a Utility Field Construction Supervisor for our Portland, Maine office. The following location will also be considered: Augusta, Maine . Be involved in projects with our Energy 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 construction personnel for the construction of electric substations including STATCOMs, transmission lines, drilling and underground transmission,

+ 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 recommendations

+ 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 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 OWNER 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 personnel are executing the project and 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.

+ Minimum of 9 years of progressive related electric utility industry experience which includes substation and/or transmission facilities construction management experience preferred.

+ Five (5) years of experience in a supervisory capacity preferred

+ Valid driver’s license.

+ Microsoft Word, Excel and Project or equivalent

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

+ 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.

Preferred Qualifications

+ Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Construction Mangement or equivalent education

WSP Benefits:

WSP provides a comprehensive suite of benefits focused on a providing health and financial stability throughout the employee’s career. These benefits include coverage related to medical, dental, vision, disability, and life; retirement savings; paid sick leave; paid vacation (or other personal time); paid parental leave; and paid time off for purposes of bereavement, voting, and/or attendance at naturalization proceedings.


Expected Salary (all locations): $71,800 – $125,400

WSP USA is providing the compensation range that the company in good faith believes it might pay and offer for this position, based on the successful applicant’s education, experience, knowledge, skills, abilities in addition to internal equity and specific 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, and/or federal law.


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 and agile 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.


WSP does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters, employment agencies, or other staffing services. Unsolicited resumes include any resume or hiring document sent to WSP in the absence of a signed Service Agreement where WSP has expressly requested recruitment/staffing services specific to the position at hand. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers or other business leaders, will become the property of WSP and WSP will have the right to hire that candidate without reservation – no fee or other compensation will be owed or paid to the recruiter, employment agency, or other staffing service.

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Job Posting: JC258974085

Posted On: Apr 27, 2024

Updated On: Jun 17, 2024

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