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Project Representative DSIP

Location: Rapid City, SD, United States
Job ID: 34099
Date Posted: Apr 22, 2022
Salary: $78200 to $117300 annually

Job Description

Job Specifications

In this role the Project Representative will lead electrical projects associated with the Distribution System Integrity Plan (DSIP). 

SALARY RANGE:   $78,200 - $117,300 (Determined by the knowledge, skills and abilities of the applicant.)

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP:   Construction Planning Manager

LOCATION:   Rapid City, South Dakota  

  • A comprehensive relocation package is offered for this position! Details about this package will be shared during the interview and offer process. 


  • Act as project manager to schedule, direct, and coordinate daily construction activities of contractor crews to ensure projects are completed safely, on time, on budget, and to the Company’s specifications. 
  • Track all work orders coming from the Construction Planning Department until they are completed and returned with all the required as-built documentation.
  • Ensure the quality of all work completed by contractor crews prior to energization and project completion. Be the contractor crew’s point of contact for all questions, including but not limited to scheduling, materials, construction standards, switching operations, safety rules, customer contacts, permitting, and logistics.
  • Write and submit all required switching request and ensure underground utility locates are completed prior to the start of work when required. 
  • Ensure customer contact is made to get access to all work locations or before all planned outages. 
  • Ensure all duties are performed safely according to BHC safety manual/procedures.
  • Complete regular on-site field visits with contractor crews and be on site when critical line construction steps are being completed. 
  • Create and provide regular written and verbal communication to the management team on project schedules, completions, and progress. 
  • Communicate with other internal/external stakeholders, related to scheduling, status updates, and expectations.


  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Minimum of (5) five years of electrical construction, project management or relevant experience required.
  • High school diploma or equivalent required. 


  • Advanced knowledge of electrical standards for construction, methods, and materials.
  • Knowledge of OSHA regulations and safe work practices.
  • Knowledge of project management methods.
  • Strong knowledge of computers and ability to use Microsoft Word Office products and trade related software.
  • Strong project management and organizational skills.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to monitor multiple projects concurrently.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with customers, contractors and employees.
  • Ability to plan, organize, and direct the work of a crew in a safe and efficient manner.

The mental and physical descriptions are representative of the activities an employee in an office job performs. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Mental description: Understand, remember, apply oral and/or written instructions or other information, and communicate routine factual information. Apply common sense in performing job functions, usually within a set of rules or guidelines.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee continuously accesses, inputs, and retrieves electronic information and communicates regarding the information. Employee frequently moves about the office space. Employee must be able to operate routine office equipment including computers and similar equipment. Must be able to routinely perform this work for an average of 6-8 hours per day and occasional extended hours as necessary. Must be capable of regular, reliable, and timely attendance.

Specific lifting abilities required by this job include: Light work. The employee is continuously moving about the job site or office space. Exerting up to 25 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. If the use of reaching and moving controls exertion of forces greater than that for sedentary work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated for light work.

Work environment: Routinely perform work indoors in climate-controlled shared work area with moderate to high noise level. Worker is subject to hazards including variety of physical conditions such as proximity to moving mechanical parts and or moving vehicles. Willing to travel occasionally (less than 10 days per year) by automobile (as driver and passenger), commercial airlines, rental vehicles and public transportation and be able to lodge in public facilities.

This description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of responsibilities, duties, and requirements for employees in this position. Job descriptions may and do change periodically. Where positions are covered by a collective bargaining unit agreement, the terms and conditions of the agreement will apply.

About our Company: We are a customer, growth and safety focused utility company that is dedicated to our communities. We improve life with energy as an energy partner of choice. Our diverse culture fuels unique perspectives, opening doors to new insights and possibilities. Based in Rapid City, South Dakota, we have over 3000 employees and serve 1.3 million natural gas and electric utility customers across eight states (South Dakota, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, and Arkansas).

Enjoy our Comprehensive Benefits Package!  Annual incentive program, 401(k) (6% company match and up to 9% company retirement contribution), tuition reimbursement, paid time off, additional Veteran PTO, paid holidays and annual floating holidays, company paid short term and long term disability, paid maternity and paternity benefits, health and wellness program, and competitive medical, dental and vision insurance.

Candidates must successfully pass a pre-employment drug screen and background check. 

Black Hills Energy does not sponsor applicants for work visas. All applicants must be legally authorized to work in the US.

We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or status as a protected veteran.

Wage: 78200 to 117300
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Project Representative DSIP

Rapid City, SD, United States