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Substation/Transmission Site Manager

  • Full-Time
  • Mid-Level
  • Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

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  • Under limited supervision, observes construction work on electric power facilities (4kV through 345kV) and submits detailed daily documentation of contractor activities and progress, materials quantities, site visitors, instructions given, and conditions that may relate to change order items.
  • Interpretation of Contract Documents
    • Researches and interprets contract requirements to determine whether construction work is performed in substantial compliance with plans, specifications and special provisions.
    • Reports to the Owner and Engineer when clarifications and interpretations of the Contract Documents are needed and transmits to Contractor clarifications and interpretations as issued by the Owner. 
  • Safety
    • Inspects materials and components of transmission and/or substation projects, work in progress, and finished construction to ensure all applicable standards and safety codes are met.
    • Observes and documents contractor compliance with all safety policies, practices, and procedures.
    • Works in conjunction with Owner’s Safety Coordinator.
    • Immediately notifies Owner of the occurrence of any site accidents, emergencies, acts of God endangering the work, damage to property by fire or other causes, or the discovery of any safety concern.
  • Serve as Owner’s Liaison
    • Cooperates and coordinates with project managers, engineers, designers, clients, contractors, and public on project activities.
    • Site manager is responsible for documenting and informing the Owner’s Project Manager (PM) of status, progress, situations/developments, and risks and opportunities with potential impact on the project’s timeline and completion.
    • Notify Owner’s PM of discrepancies, unanticipated field conditions, and contractor change requests. Site Manager will consider and evaluate contractor’s suggestions for modification and report such suggestions to the Owner.
    • Site Manager will not authorize any deviation from Owner’s design and material list without prior approval from Owner’s PM.


  • Review of Work and Rejection of Defective Work
    • Disapproves or rejects the contractor’s work while it is in progress if, on the basis of observations, the Site Manager believes such work will not produce a completed project that conforms to design package and Owner’s standards.
    • Promptly notifies the Owner and construction company’s designated representative for receiving such notices of disapproval and/or rejection.
  • Records
    • Maintains orderly files for correspondence, reports of meetings, change orders, progress reports, and other project related documents.
    • Prepares daily report or log book recording contractor’s hours on the site, weather conditions, data relative to project, site visitors, daily activities. Provides daily report to Owner on a regular basis.
    • Manages equipment and materials delivered to the site so that they are properly received, handled, stored, and accounted for.
  • Inspections/Tests System Startups
    • Consults with Owner in advance of scheduled major inspections, tests, and system startups of important phases of work.
    • Observes, records, and reports. to Owner appropriate details relative to the test procedures and system start-ups
    • Ensures quality assurance testing is performed per contract requirements.
    • Accompanies visiting inspectors, records the results of these inspections and reports to the Owner.
  • Maintains equipment and vehicle in good working condition and reports problems or repairs needed in a timely manner.
  • Participates in proactive team efforts to achieve departmental and company goals.
  • Complies with all safety policies, practices and procedures.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.



  • Problem Solving/Analysis
  • Communication Skills
  • Technical Capacity
  • Thoroughness
  • Judgement



  • High school diploma or general education diploma (GED) and 12-15 years’ related experience.
  • Valid driver’s license and clean driving record.
  • English language skills:  ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals; ability to write routine reports and correspondence; ability to speak effectively to CEC employees and clients.
  • Mathematical skills:  ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals; ability to calculate figures and amounts such as proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume.  Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra, geometry, and trigonometry.



  • Reasoning skills: ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.  Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
  • Proficient personal computer skills including electronic mail, record keeping, routine database activity, word processing, spreadsheet, graphics, etc.  Microsoft Office preferred.
  • Organizational skills:  ability to prioritize and organize tasks; ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously.



  • Moderate physical activity performing somewhat strenuous daily activities of a primarily technical nature.
  • Manual dexterity sufficient to reach/handle items and using hands to finger, handle or feel.
  • Ability to stand and walk for extended periods of time, frequently over uneven surfaces.
  • Ability to occasionally bend, crouch or stoop.
  • Ability to see clearly 20 inches or less and 20 feet or more; ability to identify and distinguish colors; ability to adjust focus.
  • Ability to lift and move up to 10 pounds occasionally.


  • Outdoors exposed to changing weather conditions (rain, sun, snow, wind, etc.).
  • Exposure to dust, dirt, cuts, bites or stings.
  • Requires use of protective and/or safety equipment.



  • Fixed schedule of 40 hours per week 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday (depending on the contractor’s schedule).  Flexible schedule or overtime may be required depending on project requirements.
  • May be required to work extended hours, weekends and holidays.
  • May be required to work non-standard hours and schedules that include on-call and call-outs.
  • Occasional heavy overnight travel (project dependent).