Electrical Commissioning Foreman (Solar)

Reading, writing, math and comprehension skills normally acquired through completion of high school. 

Experience: 2-3 years commissioning experience or 4-6 years of construction supervision experience preferred. 

The Commissioning Foreman provides onsite leadership in the planning and execution of the site specific commissioning process in accordance with the guidelines and procedures established in the Blattner Commissioning Program. 

Essential Job Functions 


Performs a detailed review of the design documents, contract specification and utility requirements to familiarize with the project requirements. 

With the assistance of the Commissioning Principal, prepares a site specific Commissioning Program that provides a step by step, system by system write-up of commissioning activities required. 

Prepare and coordinate a formal project commissioning kickoff meeting with the client and subcontractors. 

Implement LOTO program with the Electrical Superintendent for the project. Assist with writing site specific Lock Out/Tag Out procedures, communicating necessary LOTO to field personnel and ensure that LOTO is followed 

Coordinate with Commissioning Principal to plan resources and test equipment allocations. 

Review and verify that all construction quality and testing documentation meet project design and specification requirements. 

Participate in the system walkdown process to ensure system is complete and ready to energize. 


Prepare a detailed Weekly and Daily Commissioning work plan that identifies each device and system to be tested as well as overall progress of the commissioning activities. 

Review the Daily Work Plan with the Site Manager, vendors and client to communicate the days planned activities. Ensure the plan aligns with the Project Schedule. 

Prepare and conduct a Daily Tailboard Safety meeting with all on-site personnel involved with commissioning activities. 

Supervise and ensure all testing activities adhere to the Site Risk Assessment and Daily Work Plans. Verify that testing methods are in accordance with Best Practices and performed by qualified employees. 

Ensure that all test equipment is appropriate for the task, properly calibrated, and approved per the project specifications. 

Assist with writing site specific Energization procedures and communicating necessary information to field personnel to ensure the procedure is followed 

Verify the proper layout and orientation of all project equipment. 

Oversee and review all testing and test results completed by BEI or others. Review and approve test results as required. 

Post Commissioning 

Prepare and issue the commissioning report and all test results 

Review and verify that all site commissioning documentation are complete. 

Issue the Field Copy of construction drawings (scans or hard copies as Client prefers) to the Engineer of Record for as-built drafting. 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities 

Ability to supervise and lead employees 

Ability to know and understand drawings and specifications and can visualize what is being built from drawings 

Ability to manage multiple tasks at the same time in different areas of a project 

Strong in areas of scheduling, planning, and materials procurement 

Ability to identify material and recommend replacements based on industry standards and availability in the marketplace 

Understanding of all mechanical and electrical systems including inverters, transformers, mounting systems and SCADA, Substation equipment knowledge preferred. 

Complete Knowledge of HV (High Voltage) / MV (Medium Voltage) Construction 

Has a background in all of the electrical trades we currently perform (Collection, Substation, and Solar) and is interchangeable in all segments 

Knowledgeable of applicable electrical codes and the application for job specific tasks 

Understands and can direct testing activities in PV array, substation or collection system 

Ability to read and understand wiring drawings and schematics, and to be able to troubleshoot issues as they arise with regard to wiring and SCADA problems 

Read wiring diagrams, points lists, single line, three line, layout, plan, profile, grading, foundations, steel, specifications as required to construct, test, and commission the HV/MV project 

Can review basic acceptance test reports for typical HV/MV/LV equipment 

Must have a valid driver license and an acceptable motor vehicle driving record (MVR) 

Extensive travel is required throughout the United States with extended periods of time spent at jobsite locations (i.e. weeks or months at a time) 

Advertised: 01 Jan 2018 Central Standard Time 

Applications close: 31 Dec 2018 Central Standard Time 

Company Name:
Blattner Energy, Inc.
Approximate Salary:
Not Specified
Avon, Minnesota
United States
Foreman - Electrical Crew
Position type:
Full Time
Experience level:
2 - 5 years
Education level:
High School or equivalent
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