JOB PURPROSE The Project Coordinator is an integral member of the Engineering department responsible for coordinating infrastructure development projects of varying size and complexity. The Project Coordinator is responsible for assisting, organizing, and guiding project activities, under the direction of the Project Manager, Engineering Manager and/or Director of Engineering.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES • Assist Director of Engineering and Engineering Manager with engineering, planning and project management related matters • Aid in the analysis, planning, design, installation, inspection and maintenance of the Cooperative’s electric distribution and transmission systems • Help perform project management function through development of project plans, cost estimates, construction schedules and status reports by facilitating activities, monitoring progress, resolving conflicts and reviewing expenditures • Assist with the execution of work orders and overall project work flow • Assist with the development and submittal of contract and project related status reporting • Assist with military privatization contract administration for Laughlin AFB OR development of engineering consulting and sub-contractor agreements for Native System • Monitor planned/scheduled activities vs. actual performance/completions to ensure that all projects proceed expeditiously (For Laughlin AFB, ensure that projects are planned, executed and completed in compliance with the contractual period of performance requirements) • Facilitate development of necessary maps, drawings, visualizations and/or data to accurately convey concepts, project limits and desired scopes-of-work to be performed • Responsible for learning any regulatory requirements and technical specifications associated with relevant Native System projects OR Laughlin AFB privatization contract • Provide research and support, as needed, with property acquisitions and easement/ROW issues • Facilitate and monitor appropriate inspection, cost accounting and project invoicing activities • Provide engineering field operations support, as required • Learn and comply with Cooperative’s safety rules and procedures • Maintain confidential information
WORKING CONDITIONS • Office environment • Extensive field work will be required in conjunction with normal office duties • Traveling inside RGEC’s service territory • Subject to irregular hours • Some overtime hours may be required • Subject to travel, including multiple over-night stays • Work outside under various weather conditions and in varying types of terrain • To ensure all employees are provided with drug free and alcohol free working conditions, pre-employment, post-accident, reasonable cause and random drug and alcohol tests are conducted on all employees
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS • Required to pass a physical examination when employed • Must have sufficient health to perform the essential functions, duties and responsibilities of the job • Sitting/standing/walking for extended periods of time • Requires some lifting, pushing, pulling, or carrying of weights • Traveling
QUALIFICATIONS • Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree in a technical field, preferably Engineering • Experience with project management, construction oversight and/or electric utility operations • One year of technical experience involving AutoCAD and/or ESRI ArcGIS software • Must have knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite with demonstrated expertise in the use of MS Word, MS Excel, MS Project and MS PowerPoint • Ability to learn other software programs, such as database related software, as needed • Experience using GPS (Global Positioning System) equipment • Must be able to understand mapping terminology and concepts • Must be able to interpret engineering staking sheets, construction drawings and as-built documentation • Experience with property records research, ROW acquisitions and easement processing • Must demonstrate ability to learn and apply additional computer skills as well as operate, safeguard, and maintain expensive technical tools, equipment and data • Must demonstrate ability to work safely and comply with Cooperative's safety rules • Must be detail oriented, self-motivated and able to organize work efficiently in order to meet project deadlines • Possess a valid Texas driver's license • Insurable with the Cooperative's auto insurance carrier • Possess excellent oral and written communication skills in the English language • Possess excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to maintain a harmonious working relationship with the Cooperative employees and members • Must be or become certified in first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation • Must pass a federal government security clearance background check
About Rio Grande Electric Cooperative, Inc.
Rio Grande Electric Cooperative, Inc. was chartered under Texas law , July 27, 1945, and has the largest service territory of any electric cooperative in the contiguous United Sates. RGEC serves 18 counties in Texas and 2 counties in New Mexico, which covers approximately 35,000 square miles.
At RGEC, “Owned by Those We Serve” is more than a slogan—it’s the way we do business every day. RGEC is owned by those who receive their electric service from the co-op.