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Front Line Leader Construction in Gary, IN at NiSource

Date Posted: 3/7/2018

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    Gary, IN
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Job Description



Manage the activities associated with construction and welders in accordance with all applicable requirements, ensuring safe, reliable service to customers in an efficient, economical manner. Coordinates with Engineering, field operations leadership and Scheduling Leaders to ensure cost-effective construction.

Key Results

  • Safe/efficient high-quality construction work that complies with policies, practices, and standards
  • All internal/external customer-responsive construction support
  • Complete construction projects which meet customer expectations and budget requirements
  • Strategic, effective counseling for 'company vs. contract' scenarios
  • Relationships with external municipalities and local authorities
  • Timely and accurate invoice payments to contractor

Essential Responsibilities

  • Lead a geographically dispersed workforce
  • Manages capital construction, improves capital spending efficiency and return on invested capital
  • Implements best practices while driving functional consistency, process standardization and operational excellence
  • Supports a project management and planning culture
  • Promotes the necessary environment for effective internal customer satisfaction and collaboration
  • Partners with Field Operations, New Business, and other technical operations functions to meet strategic goals and objectives
  • Assures activities and processes are implemented to ensure the safe, reliable and cost effective delivery of service to customers
  • Effective use of technology, tools and planning techniques to improve process results.
  • Fosters and promotes valued relationships with government entities, industry associates, company affiliates, and contractors
  • Ensures the occupational and personal development of direct reports
  • Promotes and assures safe working environment and public safety
  • Executes construction services strategies
  • Implement and Manage pipeline construction contracts
  • Works with Engineering on project design and job costing
  • Assure effective coordination scheduling and resource planning of construction jobs and welding resources in coordination IC schedulers and scheduling leaders
  • Manages efficient, safe and quality construction of new contracted capital and O&M work
  • Ensures timely and accurate invoice payments to contractor
  • Monitors appropriate contractor qualifications and certifications and ensures proper documentation
  • Assists in establishing and monitoring contractor performance metrics
  • Collaborates with peers to ensure that operating standards and construction practices comply with policies and procedures
  • Design and manage strategic construction objectives.

 Required for Selection:

  • Minimum of five (5) years experience in underground utility construction
  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Demonstrated knowledge of gas operations including gas flow, construction, pipeline and/or paving contracts and emergency response
  • Knowledge of local, state, and federal operating codes
  • Strong knowledge of policies, procedures, and standards pertaining to construction
  • Valid Driver's License
  • Working knowledge of operations support systems, i.e. WMS, etc.
  • Proficiency with personal computers

Preferred for Selection

  • Three (3) years leadership experience
  • Bachelors degree in engineering or business related field
  • Experience working with pipeline contractors
  • Construction Inspection/Welding experience

General/Transferable Competencies

  • Drive for Results
  • Champion Change
  • Rally Support
  • Coach Improvement
  • Work Collaboratively
  • Planning and Project Management

Required for Selection

  • Analyze and Solve Problems
  • Make Sound Decisions

Preferred for Selection

  • Influencing and negotiating
  • Seasoned judgment
  • Manage Execution
Inclusion & Diversity

Value inclusion within your day to day responsibilities by respecting others' perspectives/convictions, engaging others' opinions, creating a safe environment where people, ideas, and opinions are valued within your Team/Customers and external partners.

Respect and take into consideration diversity within your Team/Customers and external work partners by valuing different world views, challenges, and cultures that represent all walks of life and all backgrounds.

Treat others with respect and consideration.  Actively participate in creating and contributing to a positive work environment.

How To Apply

For immediate consideration, please apply on-line at on or before April 6th!

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By applying, you may be considered for other job opportunities.