Damage Prevention Specialist

Eversource Newtown , CT 06470

Posted 1 week ago

Job Description:Summary:

Job Description

Title: Damage Prevention Specialist

General Summary:

Plans and performs a variety of technical and clerical assignments associated with the Damage Prevention function of gas facilities in an assigned geographic area of the Company.

Principal Duties:

Receives, records and completes Call Before You Dig locations requests; locates and marks out distribution facilities

Reviews Blasting Tickets, notifies immediate supervisor or local Area Maintenance Supervisor as to the need of special monitoring of blasting activity per Company Operating Policy and Standards regarding Blasting jobs

Monitors progress of third-party construction in compliance with company Operations and Maintenance Policies and state and federal regulations.

Use ticket processing systems to create, update and maintain high quality documentation as to work performed to complete the CBYD ticket. Completes all tickets with proper documentation in the processing systems in a timely manner.

Obtains field data and prepares as-built sketches on available systems to be used by mapping department to improve company facility records.

Examines gas service installations for conformance to Company standards.

Inspects Construction sites to ensure compliance with CBYD laws and Company Standards

Attend pre-construction meetings with excavators to discuss scope and scale of construction to enhance damage prevention as necessary

Perform locating of company facilities at a performance which annually meets or exceeds the "At Fault Damage"* Performance targets.

Minimum Requirements:

Education & Experience: High school diploma or the equivalent.

Knowledge, Skills,

and Abilities: Knowledge of engineering, construction and maintenance policies, procedures and standards.

Knowledge of applicable governmental codes and regulations affecting gas distribution. Knowledge of accounting and business procedures. Knowledge of environmental requirements as they affect operational activities.

Demonstrated ability to read blueprints, operate computers and derive accurate mapping information from computer systems. Ability to operate electronic pipe locating equipment efficiently and accurately. Ability to communicate effectively.

Working Conditions: Constantly exposed to high noise levels, and traffic, construction site hazards and hazards on customer's property.

Other: This is a safety sensitive position and subject to random drug testing.

Work Schedule: Damage Prevention Specialist work schedule to complete CBYD tickets on a scheduled straight time basis (shift to start between (6 am and 1:00 PM)) will be as follows:

Monday- Friday

Tuesday Saturday

The Damage Prevention Unit personnel will be located at various AWC, in a manner appropriately to provide adequate coverage. When necessary management may move these resources between work centers to provide additional coverage. These moves will reflect good business judgement.

Take Home Vehicles:

Specialist will be at their first locate at the start of shift. DPS will be paid until their shift is done. Home travel time in excess of 30 minutes is not compensated.

The Specialist will discuss with supervisor the night before if work load or work schedule (meeting, supplies, etc.) require different arrangement

After Hour Coverage (Extension of Day and Emergency)

After hour coverage for CBYD/Damage Prevention and Emergency Locates will be provided by Damage Prevention Specialist. In each AWC an OT list will be maintained for this position.

If a resource is needed after hours for an Emergency Locate, the Company will run the Area Damage Prevention Specialist OT list for the area one time to secure a resource. If no DP Resource is secured, then the current process of securing a Distribution Mechanic to do the Emergency Locate will be employed.

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EEO Statement

Eversource Energy is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, religion, disability status, or protected veteran status.

VEVRRA Federal Contractor

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