Underground Construction Specialist

Date: Sep 14, 2023

Location: South Plainfield, NJ, US

Company: PSEG

Requisition: 75778

PSEG Company: Public Service Electric & Gas Co.    

Salary Range: $ 79,800 - $ 131,700 

Incentive: PIP 10%   

Work Location Category: Hybrid  



PSEG operates under a Flexible Work Model where flexible work is offered when job requirements allow. In support of this model, roles have been categorized into one of four work location categories: onsite roles, hybrid roles that are a blend of onsite and remote work, remote local roles that are primarily home-based but require some level of purpose-driven in-person interaction and living within a commutable distance, and remote non-local roles that can be effectively performed remotely with the ability to work in approved states.

PSEG offers a unique experience to our more than 12,000 employees – we provide the resources and opportunities for career development that come with being a Fortune 500 company, as well as the attention, camaraderie and care for one another you might typically associate with a small business. Our focus on combatting climate change through clean energy technology, our new net zero climate vision for 2030 and enhanced commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion; and supporting the communities we serve make this a particularly exciting time to join PSEG.

Job Summary

Manages contractor crews in the construction of Manhole and Conduit (MH&C) systems for P&C and division projects. Supports the Lead Construction Specialist in planning and execution of the MH&C construction plan

  • Required to manage multiple projects and assignments simultaneously. Manages, oversees and coordinates the work of multiple contractors, vendors and trades.
  • Supervises PSE&G bargaining unit personnel as required.
  • Maintains responsibility for contract administration and compliance in accordance with Corporate Policy. Coordinates and manages the construction process in order to successfully complete projects within scope, on schedules and budget.
  • This positon can be assigned work in any of the Electric Distribution’s Divisions. Initial assignment will be based on several factors including business and developmental needs. 
  • Provides field construction management and supervision for the installation of Manhole and Conduit and Civil work. Work is assigned by and performed for Projects and Construction (P&C) and the Electric Divisions.

Job Responsibilities

  • Responsible for and maintains jobsite safety, quality control, and environmental compliance.
  • Provides technical support in the field and participates in project design and review meetings.
  • Resolves field problems, negotiates and resolves Contractor conflicts and disputes, schedule issues as well as labor disputes Interfaces with governmental agencies for regulatory compliance relative to permitting and licensing.
  • Participates in the design and engineering, prepares bid packages, coordinates with Procurement to select Contractors and Vendors, and oversees the layout, excavation, installation of manhole and conduit, and civil work. 
  • Provides daily job site inspection of work to ensure completion in accordance with established designs, specifications and PSE&G/industry standards. 
  • Assembles bid packages and conducts pre-bid meetings. Participates in bid evaluations and the contractor selection process.
  • Completes construction reports of various types; 
  • Performs on-call duties and provides emergency response if and when required.
  • Proficiency with P&C Processes and Procedures

Job Specific Qualifications

  • High school graduate.
  • Minimum 5 years of construction field experience in electric distribution or civil design/engineering, operations, maintenance, construction or equivalent.
  • Exhibit knowledge of computer based business applications.
  • Must have strong communications and writing skills.
  • Knowledge of MH&C system design.
  • Familiarity with trenchless construction techniques such as Auger Boring.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license 


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