Director of Construction

Pineville, Louisiana
Beta Engineering – Construction Management /
Regular Full-Time /
Come join our innovative team at Beta Engineering! We understand that finding the right place to work isn't easy. At Beta, we believe in cultivating a team that wins together and takes on the most challenging projects in the high-voltage industry. 

We provide power delivery solutions for a variety of customers, including those in the utility, industrial and renewable markets. We design and build high voltage projects to our customers' specifications. Our work includes substations, transmission lines and more. We help our customers achieve their goals of creating a reliable, sustainable power grid by reducing risks and identifying innovative solutions for their problems.

Our Purpose: We pursue that which challenges us, growing our community to provide critical, creative solutions that achieve extraordinary results.

The Director of Construction oversees all aspects of construction, safety and quality for all active projects through the supervision of the Manager of Construction Management, Quality Manager, and Safety Manager.  Works with Vice President to set strategic direction, plans in support of company strategic goals, and develops metrics to ensure objectives are achieved.  This position will need to develop and interpret policies as required, develop and monitor key indicators for project success, provide guidance of team’s development, project growth, and manage department overhead.  Perform additional duties as assigned.

Develops the strategic plan for the department to align with Beta overall strategy.  Sets department short-term and long-term goals and guides planning process to ensure successful execution of strategy and attainment of goals.
Establishes and evaluates department performance objectives through process analysis and improvements to maximize team productivity. 
Promotes and ingrains Beta culture and brand with department.
Builds collaborative teams and fosters the engagement of the remote teams to the office teams.
Ensures department is organized/structured to successfully meet the needs of projects with execution excellence.
Establishes staffing needs to meet active and future project requirements.  Ensures the development of the team is paramount to assessing potential, evaluating future talent needs, and building leadership within the teams.
Establishes the department training and certification needs.
Manages the department overhead (salaries, training, equipment replacement, etc.).
Assesses safety oversight on all construction projects. Ensure that department is trained in and implementing Beta's Safety Program and OSHA regulations.  Support department with safety issues and perform audits to ensure compliance.
Assesses quality oversight on all construction projects. Ensure that department is trained in and implementing Beta's Quality Assurance Program, support with quality issues and perform audits to ensure compliance.
Assesses construction oversight on all construction projects.  Review construction reports to monitor construction progress on all projects.  Review Beta and subcontractor construction schedules to ensure projects are on schedule and meeting target dates.  
Provides support to either project manager or construction manager to address site specific construction issues and bring resolution by either increased site presence or remote support from the office.
Assist project manager and construction manager in final project inspections and development of subcontractor punch lists.  Assist department with close-out of project, final work items, energizing requirements and demobilization.

Directly supervises Manager of Construction Management, Quality Manager and Safety Manager. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with Crest's and Beta's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training construction managers; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
Participates in all leadership meetings and leads across the company.  
Participates in review meetings with project team to discuss design and constructability issues and develop ideas to improve progress and quality on future projects.
Additional duties as assigned by the Vice President or President.

Performs quality work within deadlines without direct supervision. Interacts professionally with other employees, customers and project team members. 
Works independently while understanding the necessity for communicating and coordinating work efforts with other employees, teams, subcontractors and organizations.
Communicates regularly with supervisor and project management teams about construction issues.
Beta Engineering’s representative on the construction site.  Must display an attitude and attributes that positively reflects Beta’s values.
Use of company vehicle is a requirement for the position.  The Director must have a clean driving record to operate company vehicles.

Ten or more years of high voltage substation construction related experience, fifteen or more years of related construction experience, or Bachelor’s Degree in construction management with additional five years high voltage experience.  Must be knowledgeable of general civil, structural, mechanical and electrical industries 
Must have extensive knowledge of OSHA construction regulations with accreditation from OSHA Education Center.
Experience using Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, Adobe Acrobat, and Microsoft Project

This position is required to work in the field.  When asked to do so, the conditions and requirements change to address special needs while working on an active job site.  Please refer to the addendum “Working in the Field” for information about requirements and conditions to be met while working in the field.

Referral Level: Professional
Not eligible for Enhanced Referral
Not eligible for External Referral
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At Beta, we believe in cultivating a team that wins together and takes on the most challenging projects in the high -voltage industry. Each day we strive to live out our core values of doing what we say, turning challenges into success and winning together. We empower our employees to identify innovative solutions and opportunities for future growth. Recognizing that our success begins with our people, we invest in our teams through technical, team building and leadership training. If you want to be part of a team that is built on trust and excellence, apply today.

Beta is a subsidiary of Crest Industries, and job listings are managed by Crest Operations. Crest owns and operates companies that serve industries including power delivery, manufacturing, natural resources and specialty chemicals. Click here to learn about careers within the Crest Industries® family of companies.

Beta Engineering is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information.
Beta Engineering is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. To request information regarding reasonable accommodation, contact your Human Resource Business Partner.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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