Field Operations Coordinator

MDU Resources Group, Inc., Aberdeen Washington

Job Summary: Field Operations Coordinator and Field Operations Coordinator, Sr:Responsible for placing safety as #1 priority in day to day work routine for self and others. Responsible for pre-engineering, project coordination, inspection, related design, justification of gas and/or electric distribution and transmission systems and other construction related activities. Responsible for facilitating and coordinating the construction of approved facilities and acts as a liaison with Engineering, Environmental, Safety, Energy Services, Construction Services, local municipalities, and consultants with both internal and external customers.Field Operations Coordinator, Sr:Provides expertise and leadership support for region management. Minimum Qualifications: • Must possess a working knowledge of gas and/or electric utility operations at a level normally acquired through a two-year degree with strong technical emphasis; and* Two years related work experience; or Acceptable combination of related work experience and education.Field Operations Coordinator, Sr:* Four years related work experience, with at least one year as a Field Operations Coordinator; or Acceptable combination of related work experience and education. Essential Job Functions 1. Provides pre-engineering and related engineering design along with project coordination with region management, in the most efficient manner. Contributes to the justification of gas and/or electric distribution and transmission systems and other construction related activities.2. Prepares construction authorizations, maps, forms, locates, and other documents relating to construction and maintenance of projects and equipment. Prepares work orders and purchase orders as needed.3. Serves as liaison between the company crews, customers, architects, engineers, contractors and consultants regarding systems design and construction while ensuring safe and appropriate construction practices are observed according to Company, State and Federal regulations.4. Coordinates the acquisition of Rights of Way, Permits and Easements in conjunction with projects.5. Oversees and provides inspection for crews performing construction, maintenance or restoration duties.6. Recommends changes to policies, practices, standards, and procedures that may enhance efficiency, reliability, or safety.7. Works with customers to mitigate and repair abnormal operating conditions to our existing gas and/or electric system.8. Assists in the response to emergency situations and assists in coordination of repairs in accordance with company policies and procedures.9. Represents Operations at utility coordination and/or pre-construction meetings.10. Accepts "After Hours On-Call Duty" as assigned.11. Performs other tasks and special projects as assigned. Key Skills & Competencies • Demonstrate skills, knowledge and ability to recognize matters needing attention and to initiate action on that recognition.* Have excellent working knowledge of company policies, practices and procedures as well as State and Federal requirements.* Demonstrated ability to lead and coordinate multiple groups on a project including during emergencies.* Understand policies, practices and procedures to exercise sound discretionary judgement in handling or referring non-routine situations.* Excellent organizational, customer service, and communication skills.* Ability to remain calm, work safely and prioritize work including during stressful situations.* Demonstrated ability to coordinate multiple groups on a project.* Must possess excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a team environment* Proficient in the operation and use of personal computer applications including Microsoft Office Suite and Mobile applications. Additional Requirements • May be required to submit to periodic background checks if position requires access to security sensitive business locations and/or systems.* Required to maintain a valid driver's license.* May be subject to substance abuse testing program.

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