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Permit Manager at Henkels & McCoy

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Canton, Michigan

Job Description:

Henkels & McCoy is an industry-leading utility construction firm providing critical infrastructure construction and maintenance services for the power, oil & gas pipeline, gas distribution, and communication markets throughout North America. Founded in 1923, Henkels & McCoy adapts over 95 years of experience to the dynamic and evolving infrastructure needs of today. Henkels & McCoy has been recognized with an E. I. DuPont Safety Excellence Award and is a founding member of the ET&D Partnership, a collaborative industry partnership working to reduce fatalities, injuries, and illnesses in the electric line construction industry.

The Permit Manager is responsible for the oversight, administration, scheduling, approvals, and reporting of the subcontracted professional services firm(s). Responsibilities include coordination with the materials management team and construction management team to ensure documentation is complete and accurate.

This position reports to the Engineering Manager. This position is located at the Detroit Michigan metro area office.


  • Provide management oversight for all permit related activities of the construction project, including coordinating and scheduling special crossings, auditing construction packages, ensuring that permitting activities performed by H&M's permitting team, as well as, our subcontractors and strategic partners are in accordance with schedule and budget.

  • Ensure that permits are properly submitted, purchased, collected, tracked, and stored for H&M process and contractual obligations

  • Working with our strategic partners such as DTE to prioritize permits, track the status permits.

  • Schedule special crossings with MDOT and the different railroads

  • Performing permit related, daily tasks of which arise from municipalities, strategic partners, internal team, and customer.

  • Coordinate efforts across subcontractor platforms to ensure compatibility and integration of systems.

  • Attend weekly meetings with our strategic partners to ensure our goals our meet and complete any asks made from those calls in a timely fashion

  • Plan, conduct, and monitor work in accordance with engineering construction plans and specifications Oversee the auditing of construction packages to ensure that all CD packages going out have been properly permitted

  • Ensure subcontractors have a clear and direct path for permitting.

  • Provide upper management with data and information regarding permits for reporting purposes

  • Understand and assist in the development of project scope and estimates.

  • Provide permitting support for construction, including participation in construction planning.

  • Support schedule detail input with project controls team. Coordination and implementation of schedule with construction team. Responsible for meeting schedule commitments.

  • Set up and attend meetings with Cities, MDOT, and the Counties to resolve any issues, and smooth out the permitting process.

  • Champion safety culture throughout assigned region, ensuring completion of daily job briefings, SCOs, and other enterprise safety programs.

  • Safety commitment and impact on a safe working environment

  • Perform all miscellaneous asks from the customer and different municipalities.

  • Relaying H&M's dedication to safety and environmental policies.


  • Have five years of permitting experience. Two (+) years in telecom.

  • BS Degree in Engineering, Engineering Technologies, or Construction Management preferred. Relevant project field experience may be substituted for education.

  • Must have computer skills in MS. Office programs, field applications for surveying and data management a plus.

  • Ability to communicate well, including sound written and oral communication skills.

  • Knowledge of QA/QC and Safety programs including implementation, auditing, site evaluation, and coaching.

  • Must have the ability to work in a fast paced, group orientated work environment

DISCLAIMER: This is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, skills, efforts, requirements or working conditions associated with the job. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job requirements, management reserves the right to revise the job or to require that other or different tasks be performed as assigned. Please read the following requirements for background investigation prior to considering employment at Henkels & McCoy.

  • I-9 Employment Verification

  • Drug Test

  • Motor Vehicle Driving Records

  • Criminal History

  • Sex Offender Register

  • Terrorist Watch List

  • Credit History

  • Employment History

  • Background Check

  • Education Verification

  • International Background Check (If required)

Henkels & McCoy, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individual with Disabilities.