This position is responsible for the managing, supervising, training, safety, programs, scheduling and coordinating work for substation and metering work areas and staff related to storm/emergency response and management, design, construction, maintenance, operation, troubleshooting, and testing of substations, metering, AMI mesh networking system, design and testing of all electric system Smart Grid Devices (SGD) and fiber & radio communication systems, including wireless, fiber, etc.; hazardous waste and spill prevention.
Illustrative Work Activities:
Essential work activities, pursuant to the American with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Minimum 10 years’ successfully demonstrated experience in leadership, management, and supervision of substation and metering groups under normal and storm/emergency conditions. Minimum 10 years’ demonstrated technical experience in the design, construction, programming, testing, troubleshooting and maintenance of substations and metering systems in accordance with current standards, codes, laws and best utility practices. Minimum of 5 years’ experience in system protection and coordination, smart grid systems and associated telecommunications. Minimum 10 years’ experience as a rated Switchman/Tagman. Minimum 10 years’ experience in HAZMAT associated with distribution systems; Spill Prevention Coordinator experience desired. Demonstrated ability to utilize latest testing devices, e.g. Omicron CDC100, is strongly desired.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Demonstrated proficiency, knowledge and experience in management, including program development and maintained accuracy of substation design, operation, maintenance, troubleshooting and testing. Demonstrated knowledge in managing AMI fixed and mesh network metering systems, residential, commercial and primary meter installations and testing. Knowledge of telecommunications network design integration into Smart Grids, including fiber/radio telecommunications input to Outage Management Systems, Meter Data Management (MDM) Systems, etc. Must have excellent project management, multitasking, prioritization, leadership, supervisory and management skills including functional and operational scheduling and planning. Excellent communication skills. Excellent customer service skills. Well-developed computer skills with excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office, iProject Management software, etc. and ability to quickly adapt to new software.
Judgment and Initiative:
Demonstrated ability to exercise judgment and initiative in all aspects of related work. Demonstrated ability to evaluate all work-related practices, procedures and systems to make recommendations for continuing improvements for increased efficiency, productivity and to limit liability. Demonstrated ability to work independently to manage multiple projects and work areas in parallel, establishing short, medium and long-term planning, establishing priorities, developing work schedules and budget plans. As a Department representative on both customer complaints, customer service and emergency service, employee must demonstrate ability to effectively communicate ideas, technical information and directions in a precise and courteous manner.
Proficient in the use of computer keyboard, basic hand and power tools and test equipment.
Capable of performing all job functions under occasionally adverse weather and working condition during both normal and storm/emergency operating hours ,for extended periods of time. Moderate physical effort may be required on an intermittent basis.
Supervisory: Demonstrated ability to manage and supervise multi skilled labor groups in the safe operation, maintenance, troubleshooting and testing of electrical equipment, telecommunications equipment and metering; implementing procedures for HAZMAT response including reporting requirements; Dig Safe Program.
License: Valid Massachusetts Class D driver’s license required. Ability to obtain Construction Supervisor’s License.