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Construction Coordinator (Electrical)

Date: Jan 5, 2022

Location: Mobile, AL, US

Company: Evonik Industries AG

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Construction Coordinator (Electrical)


Location: United States : Mobile, AL

Function: Engineering

Career Level: Experienced professionals (2-5 years)

Legal Entity: Evonik Corporation

Business Line: Technical Service


What we offer

You will work on exciting and challenging topics together with a team in an ultra-modern, innovative and creative environment. Intensive on-the-job training with expert colleagues guarantees you will quickly become familiar with your duties and perform them independently. Performance related pay and the opportunity for personal and professional development are of course part of the package. Since 2009 Evonik Industries AG has been certified as a family-friendly company by the German Hertie Foundation.

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  • On projects with a value of up to $60,000, determine the scope of work, identify manpower, time and other resources required for project completion; prepare job packages, solicit and evaluate bids, determine contractors’ suitability and availability for particular assignments, and award bids. 
  • On projects with a value over $60,000, work with the project manager(s) or as part of a team to determine the scope of work, identify the manpower, time and other resources required for project completion; prepare job packages, solicit and evaluate bids, determine contractors’ suitability and availability for particular assignments, and award bids.
  • Assist the plant engineer/project manager by pointing out potential problems or special considerations that may impact project design or execution, such as availability of key materials, services or manpower, potential delays, site preparation, permitting issues, and other contingencies. 
  • Utilize SAP for project administration, including reporting and monitoring costs, issuing purchase orders; managing inventory; issuing field change orders; verifying contractor invoices for labor and materials and approving contractor invoices for payment. 
  • Ensure that the job site is well-organized and that the proper manpower, equipment, and materials are available when needed. 
  • Promote a safe work environment on the job site: lead the Mobile contractor safety program, conduct safety orientations for contractor personnel, approve permits for hot/elevated/confined space work, initiate MOCs, assist in pre start-up safety reviews, and perform field audits to ensure that Evonik personnel and contractors comply with safety policies and procedures.
  • Act as liaison between the project team, and internal customers, contractors, vendors, and regulatory agency personnel; solve problems, manage conflicts, negotiate, identify compromises, and escalate issues that cannot be resolved to project manager or supervisor. 
  • Perform routine, skilled, and technical field inspections to ensure that each phase of construction is completed according to the relevant plans, standards, specifications, special requirements, codes, and regulations. 
  • Certify that work has been completed properly and that the project is ready to be handed off to the final customer. 
  • Specific job functions to include the following:  
    • Provide troubleshooting, testing, and reliability/maintenance for the following equipment:
    • Medium Voltage Starters (4.16kV and 2.3kV) 
    • Medium Voltage Vacuum Circuit Breakers (15kV, 4.16kV, and 2.3kV)
    • Medium Voltage Primary Switches (15kV and 4.16kV) 
    • Medium Voltage Oil, Silicone, and Dry Type Transformers (15kV primary w/ 4.16kV, and 2.3kV, and 480V secondaries)
    • Low Voltage Circuit Breakers (480V)
    • Low Voltage Motor Control Centers (480V)
    • Low Voltage Circuits (UPS, Welding disconnects, switches, ATS)
    • Low Voltage DC Circuits used for trip and close circuits related to switchgear (125Vdc)
    • Diesel Generators
    • Medium and Low voltage motor protection circuits and motors § Protective Devices (Relays, fuses, circuit breakers)
    • Electrotechnical Relays and Meters
    • Solid State Relays and Meters (SEL, GE Multilin)
    • CT and PT Circuits (current transformers and potential transformers)
    • Reading drawings such as single lines, motor elementaries, and switchgear drawings a must
    • Basic understanding of digital systems/software used for programming relays/meters, data collection, equipment operation, and networking (Focused software on SEL QuickSet, Survalent, and SmartVu, SCADA)
    • Perform LOTO and issue permits for Site Services owned electrical systems


  • An associate’s degree in construction or construction science is a plus for this position. An associate’s degree in a relevant engineering discipline is also an advantage.
  • Journeyman certification in two or more of the following building trades is required: electrician (low, medium or and high voltage certified), DCS 
  • Five to seven years of experience as a foreman, superintendent, or inspector on large-scale, commercial and industrial construction projects are required for this position. Experience at refineries, chemical manufacturing facilities or power plants is a strong plus.
  • Through knowledge of standard industrial/commercial construction practices and techniques is essential for this role; experience with all phases of construction from groundbreaking to completion is preferred.
  • Knowledge of electrical and DCS system found in refineries and chemical plants is required.
  • The ability to read and understand drawings such as single lines, motor elementaries, and switchgear drawings a must. The incumbent must be able to complete basic technical drawings and sketches.
  • Familiarity with OSHA rules and regulations that impact such activities as fall protection, overhead lifting, trenching and shoring, confined space, and hot work is required.
  • A general understanding of project management principles and guidelines is helpful for this role.
  • This ability to communicate effectively and to build productive working relationships with individuals of varied backgrounds is vital for success in this role.
  • This position requires basic computer literacy with the Microsoft Office Suite of products; familiarity with SAP is strongly desired.

Your Application

To ensure the fastest process of your application and to protect the environment, please apply online via our careers portal at https://careers.evonik.com.


Evonik Corporation is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.

Please note that Evonik will not accept any unsolicited application documents sent by staffing firms. Evonik works in conjunction with preferred service providers and will not pay any fee to staffing firms in the absence of an appropriate framework agreement. Should Evonik receive a candidate profile from a staffing firm with which it has no framework agreement, and should this candidate subsequently be considered in the recruitment process or offered employment, no claims from the staffing firm will be entertained in this regard.

Nearest Major Market: Mobile AL