This position will manage LCRA'sTransmission Construction group at the director level. The Transmission Construction group constructs substations and transmission lines across a wide service territory in Texas. This position manages a team which travels 90% of the time, however the person in this role will manage these teams remotely and have less than 10% travel time. This group is comprised of approximately 120 employees – almost all of which do field work - to include supervisors and craft/technical staff.
The Director of Transmission Construction Services role is critical to implementing a $1.5B critical infrastructure capital plan over the next five years. The successful candidate will have strong leadership experience and be skilled in setting clear goals and objectives to field staff, while maintaining safety as a top priority. The ideal candidate will have experience effectively partnering and building relationships with others to achieve results. This position requires exceptional interpersonal and communication capabilities, strong critical thinking skills, and the ability to champion and affect change with staff. The successful candidate will be immediately charged with implementing broad culture change throughout their team to enhance professionalism and accountability. The ideal candidate will bring new ideas and perspective to this role; evaluating the current culture and looking for gaps in work performance that need to be addressed.
Manages and directs overall activities of the construction of energized transmission lines and substations. Develops, implements and maintains effective safety and quality assurance programs, including the management of department procedures and controls. Ensures programs and policies are compliant with ERCOT, NERC and other applicable regulating bodies.
Provides leadership and direction to staff. Hires, trains, assigns work, evaluates and manages performance, determines compensation of subordinate staff in compliance with human resources policies and handles all aspects of staff supervision.
Maintains awareness of department issues and responds to employee needs and concerns.
Communicates with employees to ensure accurate and timely dissemination of information.
Provides technical oversight, coordination of work and resolution of issues for transmission line and substation construction. Ensures that work activities are coordinated with Transmission Services Project Management Office (PMO) and other planning functions.
Develops strategic and operating plans, goals, objectives, priorities and procedures for the department that are in alignment with the strategic goals and objectives of the LCRA.
Develops and manages department budget.
Partners with Real Estate and Public Affairs functions to communicate, negotiate and resolve conflicts with landowners and customers in regards to transmission line and substation construction activities.
Works with LCRA TSC customers to communicate and manage activities related to the assigned area of responsibility.
Provides oversight and direction to preparation of bids for customer-requested work. Approves bids and manages contracts for customer-requested construction work.
Provides reports and presentations to management, executives, customers and other stakeholders.
Provides safety leadership and ensures safety procedures and policies followed.
Ensures adherence to LCRA's specifications, guidelines, Department of Transportation, NERC and ERCOT regulations for transmission construction and related activities.
Twelve or more years of experience in construction, operations, engineering, planning or maintenance of large-scale infrastructure, including two or more years of experience preparing and managing budgets and supervising employees. A degree(s) in construction management, engineering, business, science, math or relevant field may be substituted per LCRA guidelines for certain years of experience.
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