Substations Construction Operations Supervisor

The Construction Operations Supervisor creates an environment for construction execution excellence. S/he is constantly looking for opportunities to improve the delivery and customer experience of substation construction projects. The Construction Operations Supervisor is also a subject matter expert and thus responsible for the preliminary project staging, client package review and BOM confirmation. The Construction Operations Supervisor needs to work closely with the Construction Manager, Procurement Lead and Project Management to ensure all projects are profitable and delivered on time. The Construction Operations Supervisor will be responsible to oversee specific clients/regions based on the projects currently under construction by IPS.



  • PSE designation is mandatory.
  • Formal construction management training from a recognized technical institute considered an asset.
  • PMI certification considered an asset.


  • 15+ years of substation construction experience.
  • 10+ years of people management, mentoring and leadership experience.
  • Extensive and broad high voltage construction experience.


  • Advanced level of substation construction execution and planning.
  • Detail knowledge of the Alberta electrical network, code and regulations. General knowledge of provincial networks across western Canada.
  • Superior construction execution planning skills.
  • Ability to coach and mentor field staff.
  • Comfortable and proficient with computer software such as excel, MPP and word.

Personal Characteristics

  • Safety – We go home safe every night.
  • Integrity – Around here our word means something.
  • Quality – Our quality stands on its own.
  • Accountability- We provide solutions, not problems.
  • Teamwork – Great people working together.
  • You have a calm demeanour and thrive in high-stress situations.
  • You are able to think on your feet and resolve issues quickly.
  • You are detailed and thorough in completing all tasks and activities.
  • You are someone people rely on. You are responsible and dependable.
  • Leadership – willingness to lead, take charge, offer opinions and direction to all direct reports.


  • Must have a valid driver’s licence.
  • Must speak, read and write English expertly.
  • This position is a mix of office and field work. A considerable amount of time will be in the field.
  • Experience or understanding of AESO NERC cyber security requirements a plus.



  • Develop technical and strategic project delivery plans in conjunction with Project Manager and senior management where necessary.
  • Provide technical assistance, mentoring and coaching to all field staff.
  • Support the proposals team by developing construction execution plans.
  • Perform site visits to assess construction results and practices to ensure they are following the required standards.
  • Attend and contribute to regular meetings including project kickoffs, reviews and weekly tactical meetings.


  • Communicate with Project Managers /Field Supervisors/others to Scope and Plan Construction priorities of a project.
  • Cover for Field Supervisors when they have scheduled leave during shift rotations.
  • Review project packages for design and material correctness prior to project start.
  • Review project packages post award to identify any deviation from bid packages.
  • Monitor site progress for efficiencies via routine visits.
  • Oversee client subcontractors as required.
  • Develop outage plans and staging when required by the client.
  • Review all grounding plans, GOIs, and scope of work with Field Supervisors.
  • Assist Construction Manager with the evaluation of Field Supervisors and crew members.
  • Ensures the Field Supervisors are informed on the project requirements in accordance with the project schedule.
  • Assist with the resolution and closeout of non-compliance / deficiency reports.
  • This also includes field/office training of all construction staff on the proper procedures on all construction activities.


  • Ensuring every team member gets home safely.
  • Ensuring all projects are profitable and meet or exceed proposal margins.
  • Ensures all direct reports complete the duties in their respective job descriptions.

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