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Director Capital Construction


Denver, PA, US

Company:  UGI Utilities, Inc

UGI Utilities, Inc. is a natural gas and electric utility company committed to delivering reliable, safe and affordable energy to our 700,000 customers in 45 counties in Pennsylvania and 1 county in Maryland. We pride ourselves on being a responsive, engaging energy company.  The foundation of our success lies in the strength of our 1,500 plus employees who strive to exceed the expectations of our customers and the communities we serve every day.

We offer comprehensive benefits, some of which are:

  • medical, prescription, dental, vision, life insurance
  • disability plans
  • 401(k) matched savings plan
  • paid vacation
  • company stock purchase program
  • wellness programs
  • tuition reimbursement
  • paid parental leave
  • paid volunteer time
  • adoption assistance

Position Summary:
Responsible for the successful execution of UGI’s capital program portfolio of R&B and Growth projects in adherence with company safety and operating policies and procedures.  Responsible for developing and managing the short-term resource and project plan to deliver projects within the approved budget and schedule to achieve annual targets. 

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Direct a team to manage R&B and Growth project construction from the Construction Ready through Job Complete status, including all required close-out documentation.  This will include managing the customer experience and municipal relationships and notifications during construction as well as quality assurance and inspection activities to reduce risk and gain efficiency.   Safety should be a core value and priority when completing construction. 
  • Direct a team of resources distributed throughout the territory to develop a short-term resource plan, including detailed crew and contractor inspection resources to complete the R&B and Growth capital projects. Coordinate internal and contractor resources as needed to achieve capital targets.  The resource plan should be designed to sufficiently provide support to operate in a safe, efficient manner. 
  • Responsible for the timely communication to the Capital Project Management group of changes to design, project scope, or schedule during construction.
  • Process contractor billing process and dispute resolution.

Knowledge, Skills & Abililities:

  • Leadership and construction experience within mid-sized gas utility
  • Demonstrated leadership skills; experienced as a functional leader and change agent, accountable for organizational progress and results; demonstrated ability to positively motivate individuals and teams to meet or exceed project expectations; ability to lead cross-functional teams; demonstrate skills as a safety leader
  • Ability to lead complex, large projects and/or multi-location initiatives; excellent project management and process improvement skills; manage time and resources effectively through strong organization, multi-tasking, delegation and time management skills
  • Productive, flexible, collaborative, and proactive leader who welcomes challenges
  • Expert ability to build strong relationships and develop trust across the organization with experience influencing cultural shifts to Lean with successful acceptance; negotiates skillfully, anticipating reactions and planning strategically to overcome objections
  • Analyze information to make sound business decisions taking prudent business risks as appropriate; strong decision-making skills and abilities driven by ability to perform data analytics and demonstrate critical thinking and problem-solving skills; synthesize information from many sources to arrive at a deep understanding of complex issues
  • Communicate effectively and persuasively, both verbally and in writing; demonstrate skill in proactively building strong relationships with top tier partners/leaders/customers both internally and externally; ability to effectively present and discuss technical information and respond to questions from employees, government agency representatives, customers, vendors, and other stakeholders
  • Excellent organizational skills with an ability to manage multiple tasks to effectively achieve results


  • Bachelor's degree in engineering, or a closely related technical field; Master's degree in business or engineering preferred
  • 10 years of experience in gas, electric utility/pipeline/transmission with a thorough understanding of major business functions; demonstrated ability to lead complex projects
  • Computer literate with intermediate knowledge of MS Office applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook; MS Project preferred

Working Conditions: 
This role is typically office based. As may be required, however typically infrequently ( <10% of time ), the role may be required to visit construction sites or other field locations where operational work may underway. As such, exposure to operational / construction hazards and / or inclement conditions will necessitate adherence to personal protective equipment procedural requirements.


UGI Utilities, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.  As such, the Company abides by the requirements of the Executive Order 11246, 41 CFR 60-741.5(a), and 41 CFR 60-300.5(a).  The Company does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, disability, age, gender identity, veteran status, or any other legally protected class in its practices.

Nearest Major Market: Lancaster

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