Power-Electrical Superintendent I
Minneapolis, MN 
Posted 5 days ago
Job Description


As a Top 25 builder, developer, and EPC, our expertise spans markets like sports, renewable energy, data centers, healthcare, and more. We are builders at heart, working to ensure the built environment has a lasting positive impact.
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Mortenson is currently seeking an experienced Transmission Line Electrical Superintendent for our Power Delivery Services Group. It is crucial to have experience and the ability to interact with a variety of staff at all levels in an ever-changing environment, remaining flexible, resourceful, enthusiastic, and efficient with a high level of professionalism and confidentiality. As a superintendent, you will be responsible for providing coordination, planning, and supervision to assistant superintendents, contractors, and craft activities in a particular area of discipline.


Coordinate work projects within the electrical scope of the building site

  • Ensure the high-quality installation of electrical portions of the 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 the development of project schedules and updates, and the creation of 3 3-week look-ahead
  • Ensure work teams have needed resources and support
  • Supervise and ensure quality control of the 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 or 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 the subcontractor's 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

  • Produce various reports; including Sequence of Operation instructions for equipment use and energization of circuits, and written Methods of Operation (MOPs)
  • Establish and nurture a 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


  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent
  • Minimum 12 years experience working with high and medium voltage equipment and cable, installation of transmission/'collection lines, and substation construction.
  • Minimum 13 years of 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
  • Current driver's license
  • Working knowledge of the latest NESC, NEC, IEEE, NEMA, and OSHA codes and standards and industry safety requirements and methods
  • Ability to gain and maintain a basic understanding of Wind Turbine construction to ensure proper code requirements and installation methods
  • Strong teamwork orientation, initiative, communication, problem-solving, and leadership skills
  • Detail orientation sufficient to organize and manage multiple project tasks
  • Possess a basic understanding of construction law and generally accepted business practices
  • Microsoft Office, project, and pertinent web application skills at an intermediate level
  • Proven positive and professional attitude, and strong customer service skills
  • Ability to interpret and communicate Mortenson policies

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

Visa sponsorship is not offered for this position.

Mortenson reserves the right to hire any individual without legal or financial obligation on unwanted solicitations. No agency emails, calls, or solicitations are accepted without a valid agreement.



Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
12+ years
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