Responsible for managing, supervising, planning, and budgeting for Distribution activities and work objectives of the City’s electric system. Monitors and controls the Distribution field construction and maintenance operations to ensure protocols, standards, operating guides and safety regulations are met to ensure system reliability. Assists with the transmission and substation activities as necessary; coordinates with other utilities and System Operations..
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Supervise and manage the Distribution Coordinators and construction/maintenance activities including planning and coordination of operations, maintenance and repair activities for the Distribution Division.
Performs material and construction/labor acquisition and determine necessary methods to complete construction, maintenance, and upgrade projects.
Assist with the determination of system needs and planning modifications and/or additions to the electric facilities.
Support the Distribution Director and Engineering staff with the long and short range planning for the Distribution Division.
Participates in the development and administration of the T&D budget and GP&L’s Distribution annual O&M and Capital budgets.
Evaluate staff performance, assess training needs and develop improvements to workflow.
Ensure the proper vehicles, tools and material required to perform the tasks in the field are able to meet these needs.
Represent the division to personnel from other departments, outside agencies, developers, and contractors; recommend construction and maintenance of electric system projects to serve the customer; ensures that the construction of approved T&D projects are done safely, on schedule, and within budget.
Respond to citizen inquiries, complaints and requests for service. Transmit information to members of public to demonstrate resolution of concerns.
Assists as necessary the maintenance and construction of all substation and transmission facilities.
High school or G.E.D.
Six (6) months to one year of advanced study or training beyond high school in power line construction/equipment; and electrical distribution systems
10 or more years in the electric utility industry
2 years supervisory experience
Or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.
Associate’s degree in Electrical Engineering or related field of study
10 years supervisory experience in the electric utility industry
4-6 years of experience as a Journey Line Technician in the Electric Utility Industry
2-3 years supervisory experience
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Extensive understanding of functions, use, and care of tools and materials used in electrical line work, house circuits, and substation equipment
Extensive knowledge of supervisory and managerial techniques and principles
Extensive knowledge of safety precautions, theories and practices of construction, repair, and maintenance of high voltage electrical lines
Extensive knowledge of electrical theory and how to implement it into an electrical system
Extensive knowledge of the theories and practices of electrical distribution planning and design
Proficient oral and written communication skills
Ability to work with frequent interruptions and changes in priorities