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Electrical Superintendent I - Solar Group

Electrical Superintendent I - Solar Group

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Mortenson’s success is not a matter of luck; it’s a result of our ingenuity, expertise, and exceptional people coupled with our unparalleled focus on customer service.


Our foundation and culture are based upon our company values of trust, safety, teamwork, responsibility, service and stewardship. We are inspired by a compelling purpose to build structures and facilities for the advancement of modern society and a mission to create an exceptional customer experience. Mortenson has built a reputation for being a leader in our industry and in the communities in which we live and work.

It all starts with our exceptional people and exceptional teams. Mortenson has been voted a "best place to work" 38 times regionally over the past decade…

…What are you waiting for?!


Mortenson is currently seeking an experienced Electrical Superintendent with the ability to interact with a variety of staff at all levels in an ever-changing environment, remaining flexible, resourceful, proactive and efficient with a high level of professionalism and confidentiality.  Aptitude to anticipate problems, critical issues and opportunities as they arise; along with the capability to creatively problem solve and bring together viable solutions.  The Electrical Superintendent will be responsible for providing coordination, planning, and supervision to Assistant Electrical Superintendents, contractors, and craft activities in a particular area of discipline. Develop and enhance customer relationships by providing excellent service.

This position is for all solar projects in the United States.  Must be willing to travel.


Organization, flexibility, outstanding customer focus and strong communication are critical in performing duties which include, but are not limited to:

    • Coordinate work projects within the electrical scope of the solar site
    • Ensure the high quality installation of electrical portions of project; including underground cabling, overhead lines, and substation construction
    • Provide drawing, constructability, submittal reviews, and feedback with the engineering team, verifying that the quality of materials, equipment, and workmanship conforms to the specifications and updates of the contract documents
    • Partner with the Sr. Superintendent in formwork selection, equipment sizing, and site utilization plan
    • Work with Sr. Superintendent in development of project schedules and updates, and creation of 3 week look-ahead
    • Ensure work teams have needed resources and support
    • Supervise and ensure quality control of work team, including self-performed and subcontracted work
    • Manage the interface with appropriate personnel concerned with the connection of the project power grid to the existing distribution system
    • Supervise the installation, splicing, and termination of fiber optic cables
    • Attend and participate in project meetings, and provide liaison between field engineers and contractors and craft workers to ensure electrical components of the project comply with drawings and specifications
    • Ensure correct implementation of the Mortenson Project Quality Plan (PQP) and assist in the development and updating of the project control logs and QC documentation; assist with the development of electrical Integrated Work Instructions (IWIs)


 Oversight of electrical sub-contractors

    • Review/monitor subcontractors procurement of electrical resources, methods, staffing, look-ahead schedules and coordination with other site activities
    • Work with engineering staff to ensure plans, specifications, submittals and RFIs are transmitted to subcontractors accurately and timely
    • Monitor Safety, Quality, and Efficiency of subcontracted work on every project
    • Coach, mentor and train field personnel, forepersons, and assistant superintendents
    • Ensure crews have resources and support
    • Ensure the implementation, practice, and enforcement of the Mortenson Zero Injury Program


  Other duties as assigned

    • Produce various reports; including Sequence of Operation instructions for equipment use and energization of circuits, and written Methods of Operation (MOPs)
    • Establish and nurture teamwork environment
    • Provide work direction and performance evaluations
    • Identify hiring needs and participate in hiring, discipline, and dismissal decisions as needed
    • Develop leadership potential through appropriate task assignments and career growth opportunities
    • Manage open shop and union issues
    • Maintain relationships with all visitors to the site: customers, architects, union representatives, subcontractors, et al.
    • Manage site work and logistics efficiently, providing suggestions for improvement


    • Minimum 10 years’ experience working with high and medium voltage equipment and cable, installation of transmission/collection lines and substation construction.
    • Minimum 13 years supervisory experience
    • Proficiency in the installation, testing, acceptance, maintenance, and repair of high and medium voltage cables
    • Knowledgeable about current injection, Hi-pot, capacitance discharge, contact resistance, Megger, TTR, Doble, and other methods of cable and equipment testing
    • Possess working knowledge of electrical drawings, sketches, and prints, underground duct banks, trenching, manholes and vaults for distribution and collection systems, underground and pad mount transformer usage, SCADA systems used in the power industry, transmission line construction, testing and commissioning, and substation construction, testing and commissioning
    • 5 plus years of supervising self-perform electrical high and medium voltage
    • Current driver’s license
    • Must be willing to go to any solar project in the United States
    • Must will willing to travel 100%



    • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent or related experience


Mortenson is an EOE/Affirmative Action/M/F/Veteran/Disabled employer.



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