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Quanta Services Substation Foreman in Lockhart, Texas

About Us

Irby Construction Company has been building infrastructure for the power industry for more than 75 years. Our business values and performance-driven mindset guide our actions. Our approach to work starts with safety, puts people first, seeks to innovate, and promises to perform.

Irby is proud of its inclusive work environment, family-oriented culture, excellent benefits, and clear pathways for career growth. We strive to provide every employee with clear expectations and opportunities for advancement. What’s more, Irby has long long-valued tenure. In fact, many of our executive leaders started with Irby early in their careers and in the field.

When you join our team, you join an established firm, with a culture centered around its people. Teamwork is how we work. There is no other way. Pride is ever-present inside our offices and the bond of brotherhood runs strong among our crews.

Irby Construction is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Quanta Services. That means team Irby gets the benefits of the company culture we’re known for along with the stability and resources of a Fortune 500 organization. (NYSE: PWR).

Build your career at Irby Construction.

About this Role

Substation Foreman at Irby Construction Company shall possess a minimum of one (4) years of experience in a Journeymen electrical role. Substation, Commercial, or Industrial construction Journeymen electrical experience is a plus. Journeymen electricians must have a valid journeymen electrician card or be able to pass the Journeymen electricians test per government standards. The individual will possess all of the skills required for assignment from the foreman for complete electrical installations. Such an employee shall also have in depth knowledge of all applicable OSHA codes and standards, as well as the National Electrical Code.

What You'll Do

  • Typical Substation construction from Greenfield to Remodels. This includes

  • Trenching for ground grid & conduits

  • Backfilling and compacting

  • Foundation drilling, digging and installation

  • Lifting placing and setting structural steel

  • Lifting placing and installing insulators and busswork

  • Lifting, placing & installing substation equipment such as breakers, metering, transformers, arrestors etc.

  • Moving and pulling control cable to medium voltage cable

  • Placing finish stone and smoothing out the yard

    Job Specific Duties

  • Being able to read and understand control cable schedules from the client.

  • Ability to ensure that conduit sizes are correct for control cable pulls and installation techniques.

  • Have the knowledge or ability to read P&C prints for proper termination of multiple conductor control cables up to 12/C #12 all the way down to 1/C 4/0 cables.

  • Have the knowledge or ability to learn medium voltage terminations up to 34.5kv terminations.

  • Irby does offer medium voltage termination training and certification.

  • Knowledge base to understand DC systems as well as AC systems.

  • Supplying insight on project construction as far a control cable pulling, installation and termination.

  • Ability & skill set to work in energized panels

  • Knowledge of electrical, below grade or concrete foundation trade a plus.

  • High Voltage Substation construction knowledge or experience a plus.

  • Accountable for quality of work to ensure that it is being performed according to specifications.

What You'll Bring

  • Adheres to all Company Safety and Health Policies

  • Must have a valid driver’s license.

  • Must be willing to stay out of town. Typical work weeks are 4-10 hour shifts or 5-10 hour shifts. Available to travel as the project requires.

  • Willing to work over-time and be able to work extended periods of time.

  • May work in storm restoration operations to rebuild and/or repair damaged power systems.

  • May attend training classes or seminars to gather knowledge of new processes, safety regulations and/or refresher training.

  • Walking and working across uneven terrain.

  • Climbing on and off large trucks and equipment.

  • Must be able to work outside 100% of the time. We work in inclement weather that includes heat, cold, rain and possible snow.

  • Able to lift in excess 50 pounds on a daily basis.

  • Willing to work off the ground in man baskets. Normal working heights are 20’-60’ with the possibility of working at 120’ heights.

  • Must be able to work around energized systems.

  • Must be able and willing to assist with other activities while not actively performing Journeymen electrician duties.

What You'll Get

  • Paid Vacation

  • Paid Holidays

  • Medical

  • Dental

  • Vision

  • 401K

Equal Opportunity Employer

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex (including gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, and/or gender identity), age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, and/or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, including disability and protected veteran status.

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CategoryCraft Professionals

Position TypeFull-Time Regular


Workplace TypeRemote