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Manager of Electric Operations & Engineering
To perform this job successfully, the person in this position must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
 
These essential job functions are not to be construed as a complete statement of all duties performed. Employees will be required to perform other job-related marginal duties as required.

View the job posting at https://www.hub-tn.com/careers.html

An application is available at the link above. Completed applications can be delivered to HUB’s main office at 200 N. Roane Street, Harriman, TN 37748, emailed to whelton@hub-tn.com or mailed to HUB – Attn: Whitney Helton at P.O. Box 434 Harriman, TN 37748.

Applications will be accepted until July 19, 2024 (or later if position is not filled).

 


JOB SUMMARY: 

Under general direction of the General Manager, the Manager of Electric Operations and Engineering is directly responsible for planning, organizing, directing, and coordinating the activities of electric distribution operations and engineering staff within the Electric Department. This includes overseeing engineering, construction, operation, and maintenance of the electric utility distribution system; coordinating operation and maintenance activities with other departments or outside agencies and utilities; performing electric engineering related tasks; and providing highly responsible technical and administrative support to the General Manager.
 
The Manager of Electric Operations and Engineering shall provide leadership and management for Electric Department employees to meet short and long-term goals and assist the General Manager in carrying out directives of the Board of Directors.
 
At times, this position may be asked to perform duties of the General Manager in the event of his/her absence. At times, this position may additionally be asked to perform the duties of the Manager of GWS when he/she is not available.
 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Assists the General Manager with all planning, budgeting, and forecasting activities associated with the Electric Department. Provides monthly reports, purchase requests, recommendations on policy change, and regular updates to the General Manager as required for Board meetings or as otherwise needed.
  • Assists the General Manager with development of, and updates to, the Strategic Plan and all associated Tactical Action Plans (TAP). Ensures all assigned tasks inside the TAP are completed according to schedule.
  • Responsible for evaluating the performance of Electric Department personnel and recommending employment related action to the General Manager, such as hiring, promotions, pay increases, disciplinary action, etc.
  • Will be required to mitigate customer issues in the event the Line Foremen and/or Electric Superintendent are unable to resolve on their own.
  • Performs and/or oversees engineering tasks including, but not limited to: system planning and design, power system analysis, load flow studies, relay coordination studies, Arc flash hazard analysis, SCADA system design and implementation, distribution automation, substation design and construction, and distribution system modeling using both Milsoft WindMil and ArcGIS software.
  • Oversees testing and maintenance of substations and associated equipment.
  • Prepares reports and maintains all other recordkeeping requirements.
  • Recommend purchases made by the Electric Department including, but not limited to, vehicles and equipment.
  • Follows all safety guidelines as required by OSHA and the latest edition of the National Electric Safety Code (NESC).
  • Oversees major company investments, such as the implementation of critical technologies or infrastructure that requires multi-departmental collaboration, keeping the General Manager informed of all important details. This may include, but not be limited to fiber/broadband and smart grid technologies.
  • Plans and implements strategies to improve overall efficiency and effectiveness of daily electric system operations.
  • Assists General Manager with special projects, studies, research, and reports.
 
  • Assists General Manager in carrying out directives of the Board of Directors, ensuring compliance with company policy and timely completion of a variety of projects.
  • Develops and maintains long-term a capital improvement plan for the Electric Department and recommends projects for funding.
  • Assists the General Manager in writing and maintaining “Rules and Regulations” as well as other policies and procedures for the Electric Department, garnering TVA and HUB Board approval whenever necessary.
 

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Facilitate communication and foster a culture of open dialogue between employees and management to prevent conflicts and promote a healthy work environment.
  • Effectively communicate with and continually encourage staff to build and maintain a company culture that embodies: trust, respect, transparency, open communication, continuous learning and development, commitment to company values, inclusivity, and continual improvement.
  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with community leaders, organizations, and stakeholders to promote the company's values and initiatives.
  • Represent the Electric Department at community events, meetings, and gatherings to raise awareness of the company and build a strong reputation within the community. Identify opportunities for community involvement, partnerships, and sponsorships that align with the company's values and objectives.
  • Ensure that all Electric Department personnel receive proper training in safety, human resources, or other issues as required by law, HUB policy, or management.
 
  • Attend Harriman Utility Board meetings as required by the General Manager to be available to respond to questions from the Board. Facilitate the Board Meetings in the absence of the General Manager.
  • Report and liaise with the Board in the General Manager’s absence.
  • Attend Harriman City Council meetings in the absence of the General Manager to report on HUB activities.
  • May be required to work outside of normal hours to attend classes, seminars, conferences, etc. (which may require travel and overnight stay).
  • Participate in training as needed or required by law.
  • Must be able to report to work within 1 hour on short notice or must be willing to relocate within 6 months.
  • Must be available for 24-hour on-call and emergency response.


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

  • Maintain a professional, positive attitude with commitment to public service, and in adherence to HUB’s mission, vision, and core values.
  • Extensive knowledge of, and ability to apply, the principles and practices of management and financial administration in the design and implementation of electric and fiber/smart grid construction projects.
  • Must have knowledge of HUB service area.
  • Must have the ability to maintain composure and make quick decisions in high pressure situations while keeping the safety of employees and the general public in mind.
  • Considerable knowledge of methods and practices essential to the design, operation, maintenance, and repair of electric utility infrastructure.
  • Ability to develop long-term plans and programs and to make sound decisions on matters of operational policy and administrative problems.
  • Ability to meet and deal tactfully with the general public and to communicate effectively and clearly, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, City officials, and the general public.
  • Ability to prepare technical reports, cost estimates, and construction records.
  • Ability to read blueprints.
  • Ability to operate a computer with high-level skills in Microsoft™ Outlook™, Word™ and Excel™.


WORKING CONDITIONS:

 The working environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
 
While not encountered every day, the Employee may be subject to any or all of the following during the course of work: 
  • Will be required to work both indoors and outdoors.
  • Will occasionally be subjected to environmental conditions. Some protection is provided from weather conditions, but not necessarily from temperature changes.
  • Will occasionally be subjected to extreme cold. Temperatures typically below 32 degrees (F) for periods of more than one hour. Consideration should be given to the effect of other environmental conditions, such as wind and humidity.
  • Will occasionally be subjected to extreme heat. Temperatures above 100 degrees (F) for periods of more than one hour. Consideration should be given to the effect of other environmental conditions, such as wind and humidity.
  • Will occasionally be subjected to noise. There is sufficient noise to cause the Employee to shout in order to be heard above ambient noise level.
  • Will occasionally be subjected to vibration. Exposure to oscillating movements of the extremities, or whole body.
  • Will occasionally be subjected to hazards. Includes a variety of physical conditions, such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, moving vehicles, electrical current, working on scaffolding, exposure to high heat, or exposure to chemicals. Safety equipment is provided.
  • May occasionally be required to work and be comfortable at various heights. Safety equipment is provided.

Over the course of employment, specific job duties for employees may be changed, added, or deleted. In an effort to keep these job descriptions updated and to remain compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), employees will be given the opportunity to review their descriptions each year or at any time they feel it needs to be updated.
 
Position: Manager of Electric Operations & Engineering
Organization: Harriman Utility Board
Location: Harriman,  TN 
United States
Salary:
Posting Start Date:
Date Posted: 6/19/2024
Requirements

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
 
  • Will be subjected to standing, walking, climbing, stooping, crouching, bending, pulling, and lifting.
  • Will be required to lift and carry up to 75 pounds.
  • Will be required to have close visual acuity to perform activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures, transcribing, viewing a computer screen, extensive reading, and/or operation of general office equipment.
  • May be required to climb ladders, scaffolding, and overhead areas.
  • May be required to walk considerable distances on uneven ground while staking out new lines, evaluating existing infrastructure, or during emergency situations.
  • Will be required to clearly and quickly hear work instructions and safety warnings from coworkers and equipment.
 

REQUIRED LICENSES AND/OR CERTIFICATIONS:

  • Professional     Engineering     Licensure     in    the    State    of    TN    (preferred).
  • Certified in First Aid/CPR
  • Certified Power Executive (or other related Certification) to be completed within 3 years of employment.
 

QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering.
  • Minimum of 10 years utility experience working with electric distribution crews (preferably within the TVA service boundary).
  • Experience with fiber/broadband and “smart grid” technologies (preferred).
  • Willingness to work overtime in emergency situations.
  • Above average verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must live within the HUB service area. The General Manager will allow reasonable time for relocation, if necessary.
Status: This listing expires on: 7/19/2024
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Harriman Utility Board
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Harriman,  TN 37748
United States
Email:
whelton@hub-tn.com
Phone:
Fax:
Contact:
Whitney Helton