Operations Coord, Lead - CP

Date: Sep 19, 2023

Location: Texas, United States

Company: Entergy

Posting End Date:  

Work Place Flexibility: Onsite 

Legal Entity: Entergy Services, LLC 

*This position may be filled in The Woodlands/Beaumont, Texas or Lake Charles, Louisiana.*


Job Summary/Purpose

Assists in the safe planning and execution of construction activities for Capital Projects managed by the Project Delivery organization.  Shall possess the ability to quickly understand the culture of construction as well as mentoring/coaching others in the field executing construction activities.


Incumbent must possess an understanding of the requirements of leading all phases of construction projects, the differences between the construction trades, and effectively interfacing with the entire workforce (contract partners as wells ENT employees). In addition, the incumbent should possess the skills to foster good relationship between craft employees and construction leaders as well as the intuition when it is not working effectively with the ability to engage in order to drive all parties to a resolution.


Strongly embraces continuous improvement and is constantly developing the construction leadership and functional capabilities required for Entergy to be effective at managing construction projects across a series of transmission and/or distribution construction portfolios, and others as needed. 


Strong advocate for the partnering process with key stakeholders such contractors, and other internal/external support groups across ENT.  Actively facilitates or participates in the partnering events at the executive and project levels within Project Delivery. Understands how to interface with key stakeholders such as Engineering, Supply Chain, Project Management, key industrial and residential customers, etc. 


Must be an effective communicator who will frequently “stand in front of the workforce” and convey ENT’s commitment to safety, DIB and other performance metrics.  Builds strong relationship with EpC (including sub-contractors) and baseload vendors in which are directly contracted by Entergy Project Teams to deliver project scopes to ensure clear channels of communication and resolution to performance issues.


Has the technical competence to establish construction standards and practices for all types of capital projects with specific focus on transmission and/or distribution. Ensures that the projects are staffed with qualified construction management professionals and field personnel for the effective oversight of construction contractors and their subcontractors.


A passionate advocate for safety who promotes an incident free workplace and cultivates a safe work culture. Understands the foundations for a strong safety culture in its most genuine form and actively participates in safety initiatives at the project site to demonstrate commitment. 


Job Duties/Responsibilities

Ensures that expectations regarding the risk and safe performance of construction activities are communicated and reinforced with construction employees, contractors, and subcontractors. Directs and/or monitors site safety practices and field personnel behavior.

Participate as a member of project teams to assist others in the development of project scope, detailed construction plans, project cost estimate and project schedules.  Participate in JET meetings, site scope visits, and constructability review meetings. 

Develops the Partnering approach with Project Management and assures that it exists across all projects 

Works with baseload vendors, EpC contractors and their subcontractors to ensure that the quality standards are met and with Supply Chain to ensure the standards are integrated into EpC and direct contracted agreements.  Ensures outages are identified to minimize customer impacts, and Risk reviews are completed for those Tier 1 customers and generators.

Ensures that the projects are staffed with qualified construction management professionals and field personnel for the oversight of construction contractors and their subcontractors. 

Builds and leads a team of construction professionals (employees and contractors), which effectively engage with baseload and EpC contractors and their subcontractors in the field to achieve the objectives of the projects.   

Maintains relationships with the construction leadership of the baseload and EpC contractors and their subcontractors for the purposes of ensuring clear communications of Entergy expectations for safety and quality performance and resolving performance issues.

Leads the resolution of field construction problems in coordination with engineering staff, third parties, and others, as needed.            

Works closely with other groups within Project Delivery and with Power Delivery. Attends progress meetings, develops status reports, and delivers presentations.

Works with Project Management through various stages of the project to provide a construction viewpoint and input. Identify issues in the early stage gates to achieve a high level of cost and schedule certainty.

Work with Engineering, Environmental, Vegetation, DOC, TCC and other departments in seeing that all facilities are constructed and maintained according to company specifications, standards, and policies. Including working with Data Maintenance to ensure accurate mapping and documentation is entered correctly.

Assist others in developing construction schedules including critical paths.

Ensuring all necessary permits from ROW and or Environmental groups are in place prior to the start of construction. Coordinate with Entergy Environmental Group and specified Contractors on any environmental concern and/or clean-up activities due to spills of any type, Ensure SWPPP compliance and adherence.

Performs daily observations on safety and monitors contractor safety training to ensure ENT minimum expectations are met. Participates in daily tailboard and actively engage in contractor meetings (both safety kickoffs and weekly project site safety meetings).

Work emergency or storm restoration in other areas as needed.

Assuming Supervisor's or Field OC duties for a short time, as needed. 



Minimum education required of the position

High school diploma or equivalent work experience.


Minimum experience required of the position

6+ years experience in work related field (Transmission, Distribution, or Engineering). Strong knowledge of computers and related technology.


Minimum knowledge, skills and abilities required of the position

Engaged leader with a documented legacy of strategic leadership with specific accomplishments in successfully delivering capital projects/portfolios. Solid understanding of construction fundamentals and stage-gate processes focused on safely delivering a large portfolio of Power Delivery projects with cost, schedule and scope certainty.  Experienced in risk and contingency management. Skilled at leading and influencing across organizations, partnering with contract firms, negotiation, obtaining stakeholder input and support, driving continuous improvement ideas, improving organizational health, transforming organizations and improving customer centricity. Able to build, motivate and inspire effective teams and leverage team diversity.  Expert at managing conflict, providing clear direction/role clarity and developing employees.  Comfortable engaging in crucial conversations. Legacy of building productive relationships across the organization and with external parties.  Demonstrated ability to lead teams to effectively achieve desired results and leading in a matrixed environment.Ability to read and interpret construction prints.


Any certificates, licenses, etc. required for the position

Switchman Certification, Driver’s License.





Primary Location: Texas- Texas : Beaumont || Louisiana : Lake Charles || Texas : The Woodlands 
Job Function: Professional
FLSA Status: Professional
Relocation Option: No Relocation Offered
Union description/code: NON BARGAINING UNIT
Number of Openings: 1
Req ID: 112945
Travel Percentage:Up to 25%


An Equal Opportunity Employer, Minority/Female/Disability/Vets. Please click here to view the EEI page, or see statements below.

EEO Statement: The Entergy System of Companies provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a protected veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. The Entergy System of Companies complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training. 

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Additional Responsibilities: As a provider of essential services, Entergy expects its employees to be available to work additional hours, to work in alternate locations, and/or to perform additional duties in connection with storms, outages, emergencies, or other situations as deemed necessary by the company. Exempt employees may not be paid overtime associated with such duties.

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As a provider of essential services, Entergy expects its employees to be available to work additional hours, to work in alternate locations, and/or to perform additional duties in connection with storms, outages, emergencies, or other situations as deemed necessary by the company. Exempt employees may not be paid overtime associated with such duties.


Please note: Authorization to work in the United States is a precondition to employment in this position. Entergy will not sponsor candidates for work visas for this position.

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