Civil Operations Manager | Utility Division

Cherry Hill, NJ
Posted 3 months ago

One Hat, One Contract, One Responsibility



Join Riggs Distler & Company, Inc. a leader in the construction industry with over a century of service supporting America’s most important infrastructure projects in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States.  Riggs Distler has a reputation as an employer of choice in the industry and promotes a safe, exciting, and team-oriented work environment, empowering people to grow and evolve with our business.

As a Civil Operations Manager-Utility Division, you are responsible for Safety, Quality, Productivity, and Operations Management of the civil work in the Substation, UG T&D and Renewables Lines of Business.  Regional focus will be on the Northeast. Initial Strategy will be to build the operation with a base in the Eastern PA and Southern NJ Market and then grow to support other utilities and renewable customers throughout the Northeast as the opportunities in the market dictate.


  • Competitive Compensation Package
  • Paid Time Off
  • Company sponsored Healthcare Plan including Medical, Dental & Vision Coverage
  • HSA Account with Company Contribution
  • 401k Retirement Plan with Company Match
  • Profit Sharing
  • Accident & Critical Illness Insurance
  • Student Loan Payment & 529 College Saving Program
  • Company Paid:
    • Life & AD&D Insurance
    • Short-Term & Long-Term Disability Insurance
    • Identity Theft Protection
    • Employee Assistance Program


  • Work with Vice President Electrical and Substation to develop the business unit that will serve the Civil Work of the Utility Market in the Northeast. Including, strategic vision, customer relationships and operational organization
  • Implement and ensure all facets of: Safety, Quality, Productivity for the business unit
  • Day to day oversight of all operations staff (project managers and estimators) and field teams (GF’s and FM’s)
  • Provide operational and technical guidance to project and field teams
  • Preconstruction responsibilities include but not limited to: Pre-job visits, estimates and proposals preparation (when necessary), and pre-project planning
  • Financial responsibilities: Assist with the management of purchase orders, subcontracts
  • Train Construction Managers, field Supervisors, staff, etc. on administrative process as required 
  • Monitor performance metrics for operating unit – production, man-hours, accidents and incidents.  Review weekly productivity of crews and adjust as necessary. Develop corrective action plans when required 
  • Ensure the safe proper use and application of Company equipment and tooling.  Ensure proper materials/equipment is procured for projects
  • Participate in Customer program meetings.  Regular customer contact and engagement.  Client networking and Business Development  
  • Maintain good working relationships with IBEW and Civil locals throughout the Region with regards to hiring, retraining, and termination of craft workers.  Assist in Union Negotiations when possible

Education, Skills, Experience Needed:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Construction Management or similar field is a plus, but not required
  • 15+ years of progressive Construction Management and leadership experience
  • Excellent ability in researching, planning, developing, organizing, prioritizing and execution skills; excellent analytical and time management skills; detail-oriented and ability to multi-task; able to deal with complex situations and resolve quickly; advanced skills in managing multiple priorities and projects, delegation and follow-through; forward thinking; ability to problem-solve, manage conflict, and make sound and rational decisions while exercising independent judgment
  • Basic MS Office and industry software skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; able to present well and train groups and individuals
  • Excellent ability to lead, influence and motivate; quality and safety focused; able to build and maintain relationships with a diverse group of individuals; strong customer and team focus; able to collaborate and lead all team members directly and indirectly with ease; proactive and self-directed with excellent follow-through, coaching and mentoring skills
  • Travel to the jobsites as needed to ensure that the projects are successful from a Safety, Quality, Schedule, Productivity and Customer Satisfaction standpoint. Travel will be part time as the Civil Operations Manager will be responsible for overseeing site supervision and multiple locations and utility properties.  Long Term Site Assignments will not be required



This job description is subject to change at any time.  It reflects management’s assignment of essential functions and does not exclude or restrict the tasks that may be assigned. Riggs Distler & Company, Inc. will provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants without regard to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, gender, genetic information, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.  Riggs Distler & Company, Inc. will provide reasonable accommodations to allow an applicant to participate in the hiring process (e.g., accommodations for a test or job interview) if so requested

Job Features

Job CategorySubstation

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