Provides responsible leadership and overall direction to the Electric, Gas and Water (Utilities) operations of Austin Utilities. Related to these Utilities, responsibilities include financial and performance management, strategic planning, engineering, contract management, and system design. Accountable for operating results with established policies and objectives and for operating procedures which ensure compliance with regulations intended to protect human life, the natural environment and the Utilities’ investment in Utilities’ property.
Extensive leeway is granted for the exercise of independent judgment and initiative. Provides executive and administrative leadership to employees; this position requires proven communication skills, leadership skills, innovation and achieving results through team collaboration and commitment.
JOB DUTIES OR ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
The essential functions of the position include, but are not limited to the following:
Assume full management responsibility for the functions, plans and direction of the operation and maintenance of the electric, gas, and water utilities and the related utility systems and equipment.
Education: Bachelor’s degree in, business or engineering, or closely related field, MBA is desirable.
Experience: Substantial experience in either business administration, engineering, or preferably, a combination of both. Experience should include at least ten (10) years background in public utilities management or an equivalent combination of education, experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.
Knowledge of: Minnesota State Code, Austin Utilities products, policies and procedures; utility publications and resources; EPA and NERC Policies and Standards, and a variety of software and computer applications
Ability to: Work effectively in the energy, gas and water disciplines; Utilize computer databases and software in the performance of a wide variety of strategic and planning tasks; carry out work assignments as instructed; strong leadership and employee relations skills; communicate effectively orally and in writing in the preparation of reports and presentations; establish and maintain cooperative work relationships with those contacted in the course of work.