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Distribution Construction Coordinator III

Austin Energy

Location: Austin, TX US
Position Type:
Rqd Education: High School or Equivalent
Rqd Experience: 2 - 5 years
Date Posted: March 2, 2023
Reference Code: AE503072
Position Information

Posting Title
Distribution Construction Coordinator III

Job Requisition Number

Position Number

Job Type

Division Name
Electric System - Field Ops

Minimum Qualifications

Education and/or Equivalent Experience:
  • Graduation from an accredited high school or equivalent, plus four (4) years experience in road or utility construction.
  • Twelve (12) semester hours in Engineering Technology, Engineering, Construction Sciences or in a field related to the job, may substitute for six (6) months of the required experience with a maximum substitution of two (2) years.

Licenses or Certifications:
  • Valid Texas Class C Drivers' License or the ability to acquire one by the date of hire.
  • Ability to produce and maintain an acceptable driving record.

Notes to Applicants

Employment Application:
  • The City of Austin employment application is an official document; incomplete applications will not be considered.
  • Please be sure to detail on the application all current and previousemployment that you wish to be considered as part of your qualifications.
  • The Employment Record should be complete with job titles, employment dates,job duties, functions, and responsibilities for each position held. Starting salarywill be based on overall relevant experience from your application.
  • Résumés will not be accepted and statements such as "see résumé" will not beaccepted. You may use "N/A" for fields that are not applicable.
  • Please note that Austin Energy may close the job posting at any time after 7 days from the date of the initial advertisement. Once the job posting has closed,applications cannot be changed.

If you are selected as a top candidate:
  • Verification of your education (which may include high school graduation or GED , undergraduate and/or graduate degrees) will be required. You must provide proofof education from and accredited organization/institution.
  • If you are identified as a top candidate and are in the military or a veteran, youwill need to provide a copy of your DD-214 prior to confirming a start date.
  • This position requires a criminal background investigation.

Work Schedule:
  • This position is categorized as Essential Personnel with the City of Austin. Essential staff are required to work during emergencies or bad weather fi they arescheduled to work and, in some cases, when they are not scheduled. Essentialemployees ensure the continuance of key operations for the City of Austin.
  • Work hours may include after hours, holidays, and weekends.
  • Shifts may change according to departmental needs.
  • Employee may be required to work additional hours outside of regular work schedule.

Driving Requirement:

This position requires a valid Texas Class C Drivers' License or the ability to acquire oneby your hire date. City of Austin employees that promote or transfer into driving requiredpositions must meet the City of Austin's Driver Record Evaluation ( DRE ) requisite. To be considered for a driving position, applicants cannot have more than eight CityDriver Points ( CDP ) within a period of thirty-six (36) months.

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Pay Range

$32.89 - $41.93


Monday - Friday (6:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.)

Weekends and holidays are worked often, all inspectors will have weeks of on- call duty that will require work during off hours for outages.

Job Close Date

Type of Posting

Austin Energy


Grant Funded or Pooled Position
Not Applicable


2526 Kramer Ln, Austin Texas 78758 (Building E)

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Experience:
  • Experience working with GIS or similar mapping software
  • Experience with concrete including site survey work, grating, paving, driveway and sidewalk replacement or repairs
  • Experience managing or supervising construction projects including tracking inventory, cost and budgets for multiple projects on site in the field
  • Experience reading plans, blueprints, and estimating construction projects
  • Strong communication skills and experience creating and delivering presentations to a variety of audiences

Duties, Functions and Responsibilities

Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.
  • Inspect electrical conduit and 90 Meter bases connections. Coordinate and schedule of electric construction projects and advance locating activities with commercial, private, and public construction and excavation entities. Expedite, review, and inspect distribution construction projects to ensure ready to work for Austin Energy
  • Performs site and print checks of construction projects to ensure underground utilities are located and site is workable, to include requesting permits from Public Works to work in city right of way. Performs inspections of civil construction facilities
  • Assists the Scheduler Analyst by creating/updating work orders, generate and activate material orders
  • Processes and expedites purchases of non-stock goods and services, maintain files and collect data for reports
  • Purchases construction materials as needed for the AE or Contract construction crews
  • Manages underground prints for utilization and research by construction contractors to improve construction coordination.
  • Maintains databases for various tracking of documentation for coordination of electrical construction projects.
  • Coordinates planning and scheduling of electrical construction projects. Assists in the assessment of material/products to ensure best fit distribution construction needs.
  • Advises customers and contractors of project timeline and tasks related to that timeline.

  • Responsibilities- Supervision and/or Leadership Exercised:


    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

    Must possess required knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.
    • Knowledge of one-call system and distribution construction methods and standards
    • Knowledge of electrical distribution and construction standards for public and private structures
    • Knowledge of departmental process and procedures
    • Knowledge of purchasing procedures
    • Knowledge of stages of construction when possible violations and defects may be observed and corrected
    • Knowledge of National Electrical Code and associated rules, regulations, ordinances and standards
    • Knowledge of city practice, policy, procedure, statutes, and ordinances.
    • Skill in oral and written communication.
    • Skill in using computers and related software applications.
    • Skill in handling multiple tasks and prioritizing.
    • Skill in handling conflict and uncertain situations.
    • Skill in data analysis and problem solving.
    • Ability to work with frequent interruptions and changes in priorities.
    • Ability to train others.
    • Ability to quickly recognize and analyze irregular events.
    • Ability to establish and maintain effective communication and working relationships with city employees and the public.

    Criminal Background Investigation
    This position has been approved for a Criminal Background Investigation.


    City of Austin is committed to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you require reasonable accommodation during the application process or have a question regarding an essential job function, please call (512) 974-3210 or Texas Relay by dialing 7-1-1.

    The City of Austin will not discriminate against any applicant or employee based on race, creed, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, age, religion, veteran status, disability, or sexual orientation. In addition, the City will not discriminate in employment decisions on the basis of an individual's AIDS , AIDS Related Complex, or HIV status; nor will the City discriminate against individuals who are perceived to be at risk of HIV infection, or who associate with individuals who are believed to be at risk.
    About this Employer


    Austin Energy is one of the largest publicly owned electric utilities in the nation, providing low-cost reliable power to more than 500,000 customers and more than 1 million residents. Our mission is to deliver clean, affordable, reliable energy and excellent customer service.

    We are industry leaders in conservation and renewable energy, developing some of the most comprehensive energy efficiency programs in the nation. We purchase renewable energy from wind, solar and biomass facilities to minimize our impact on the environment, and are recognized as a top-ranked Texas utility for green power sales.

    As a publicly owned utility, we do more than provide power to our customers. We participate in dozens of community outreach events each year, contribute to Austin’s economic growth and continue to make strides in our commitment to environmental excellence.