What types of employment opportunities are available?
One of the most frequently asked questions about the ACP is how to find employment related to the project. Spring Ridge Constructors (SRC), the lead contractor for construction of the ACP, will need about 7,200 construction workers during peak construction this year. SRC will hire the majority of these workers through one of four labor unions:
- Laborers International Union of North America (LIUNA) - www.liuna.org
- Teamsters National Pipeline - www.teamsterspipeline.com
- International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) - www.IUOE.org
- United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipefitting Industry of the United States - www.local798.org
The workforce will include about a 50 percent mix of local and non-local workers. Some non-local workers are essential as they often bring highly specialized skills to the project. Many of these workers have extensive experience working almost exclusively on pipelines around the country. Contact your local union hall for additional information on skilled labor positions with ACP.
In addition to craft and trade workers, the project team will hire hundreds of inspectors to monitor compliance with construction, environmental and safety requirements. The team estimates a need for 50 to 85 inspectors for each of the 16 construction sections or spreads. The majority of these inspectors will be certified through the American Petroleum Institute’s Pipeline Construction Inspector program (AIP 1169). ACP inspectors will be hired through several partners:
- EnSite USA - www.ensiteusa.com
- UniversalPegasus International - www.universalpegasus.com
- Quality Integrated Services - www.qisinspection.com
- Gulf Interstate Field Services - www.gifieldservices.com
- BJ Inspections, Inc. - www.bjinspections.com
- Cleveland Integrity Services - www.clevelandintegrity.com
This article is from the April 2018 newsletter.