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Job Listing: Director of Collocated Utilities Coordination

The Champlain Hudson Power Express (CHPE) is an innovative renewable power transmission project that will deliver REAL. CLEAN. POWER. to New York. The project will play a key role in the state’s energy transformation, lowering greenhouse gas emissions, creating jobs, and generating billions of dollars in new investment in New York’s economy while also delivering low-cost renewable energy to New York state.

Now proceeding into construction, CHPE is the most powerful project you will never see. It is now supplementing its core team with well driven individuals to ensure that it successfully delivers on its contracted obligation to provide clean energy, resiliency, and environmental responsibility to New York by mid-2026.

Two five-inch-diameter cables will be placed underwater or underground and run 338 miles from the U.S.-Canadian border, south through Lake Champlain, along and under the Hudson River, and eventually ending at a converter station that will be built in Astoria, Queens. The line will deliver 1,250 MW of renewable, reliable, low-cost power to New York City.  CHPE’s route has been carefully designed to minimize its impact on the environment. Burying the line within the waterways, existing roads, and railroad rights of way will keep it out of sight and protect it from extreme weather.


Working collaboratively out of its NYC and Albany offices, the CHPE team is looking to add to its team a Director of Collocated Utilities Coordination.  Reporting to the VP of Project Services, this team member will be responsible for leadership, coordination, and overall management of CHPE’s day to day interaction with upland and marine collocated infrastructure stakeholders.  Key responsibilities will involve being the team lead providing key technical and managerial interface between the CHPE design and construction teams to ensure that the collocation requirements are fully understood and are reflected into the ongoing design and construction planning for the project.   This individual will work with the project team to ensure that all needed agreements and approvals are obtained from the collocated utilities stakeholders commensurate with the established project delivery schedule.

The individual will provide technical and supervisory guidance to applicable team members and will work with CHPE’s engineers and contractors to ensure that applicable design plans and profiles are in conformance with collocated utility industry standards and specifications.   The work requires skill in computer-aided design, the ability to manage multiple workstreams/design packages simultaneously, and the ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing. The individual will have the ability to exercise considerable judgement and independence of action including contacts with utilities, contractors, and consultants.


  • Management and oversight of design efforts of a multi-entity program comprising the owner, owner’s engineer, Engineer of Record (EOR), and installation contractor.
  • Integrate into the design team to assemble plans facilitating the proposed cable installation’s safe interaction with existing parallel and perpendicular crossing utilities such as water and sewer, electrical transmission/distribution, gas transmission/distribution, fiber optic/communication lines, and others.
  • Reviews work of contracted engineering personnel involved in the design and review of utilities and related infrastructure.
  • Reviews development plans for adherence to industry standards and
  • Will be responsible for regularly reviewing and updating multiple documents that track all known collocated utilities along the proposed cable corridor and identifying previously unidentified utilities.
  • Daily responsibility of coordinating Engineer of Record (EOR) design program efforts, reviewing/discussing proposed cable installation within the proximity of existing collocated infrastructure, and coordinating with various third-party utility owners to confirm viable and acceptable crossing configurations.
  • Meets with contractors and reviews and explains construction requirements; identifies necessary actions to obtain compliance; makes on-site field inspections as necessary to respond to questions from inspectors and contractors; works with contractors and engineers on remediation strategies for non-conforming construction.
  • Performs field work as needed to observe construction and staff maintenance work, gather field data and for other purposes.
  • Coordination with existing collocated utility owners to obtain any/all required agreements and approval documentation


  • Considerable knowledge of utility design, construction, and contract administration procedures.
  • Considerable knowledge of computerized design and drafting techniques.
  • Considerable knowledge of water and sewer line construction techniques and materials, and the ability to determine whether design specifications and standards are being met.
  • Knowledge of modern and effective engineering specifications, and state and federal regulations relating to utility systems.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective work relationships and communicate effectively with the general public, contractors, and other employees.
  • Ability to detect errors in construction materials and projects.
  • Previous utility scale gas transmission and/or overhead electric transmission services experience a plus.
  • Possession of a valid New York State driver’s license.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in civil engineering or related field with considerable experience of a progressively responsible nature in civil engineering, including some supervisory experience.
  • PE License required.

For interested applicants, please send your resume to