CORE COMPETENCIES & ESSENTIAL DUTIES Responsible for providing operational oversight of the transmission and distribution network including system restoration to maintain reliable operation of the electrical grid. Specific responsibilities include supervising staff, regulatory compliance and training, real-time contingency analysis, power system simulators, program and procedure development, assisting with strategic planning for division and development of department goals related to the 24/7 operations of the control room. Acts as an on-call supervisor for after-hours support. Consistent and reliable attendance is required. Please note, LES is interested in every qualified candidate who is eligible to work in the United States. However, LES is not able to sponsor employment-based immigrant or non-immigrant visas.
Supervises staff to include prioritizing and assigning work, conducting performance evaluations, monitoring employee performance, ensuring staff members are trained and cross trained, resolving conflicts, and making hiring, termination, and disciplinary recommendations.
Provides oversight for large, complex projects for area of assignment.
Develops and implements short- and long-term goals for area of assignment and assists with establishing strategic goals, long-term objectives, and short-term priorities for the department.
Oversees compliance with NERC regulatory requirements related to the reliable 24/7 operation of the Bulk Electric System during normal and contingency system conditions.
Directs engineering studies for the LES transmission and distribution system to maintain optimum safety and reliability during normal and emergency conditions.
Oversees training programs, validation, associated manuals, and guides to ensure associated employees are trained and prepared for all emergency situations, to ensure proper system operations, and to comply with all applicable regulatory requirements.
Represents the department and/or organization by attending meetings, public events, and speaking engagements, attends staff meetings, committee meetings, and/or other related meetings, and serves as a liaison with external agencies.
Teamwork - Seeking a candidate who has the ability to effectively interact, cooperate, collaborate, and manage conflicts with other people. Shows enthusiasm toward being a member of the group; actively participates in team meetings and activities; leverages the skills and interests of coworkers to achieve goals and solve problems; supports team decisions.
Strategic Thinking - The successful candidate aligns day to day activities around broader organizational goals and objectives; prioritizes resources based on the strategic objectives of the organization; recognizes and rewards people based on how their actions support the broader needs of the company.
Decision Making - The ideal candidate moves quickly to make good decisions and commit to a clear course of action; comfortable making sound decisions based on partial information; willing to take appropriate risks in order to maintain momentum; shows a strong bias toward action.
Accountability - The individual in this role holds self and others responsible for goals, outcomes, deadlines, and objectives and follows through on commitments. Takes accountability for delivering on commitments; owns mistakes and uses them as opportunities for learning and development.
Coaching - Seeking a candidate that provides feedback and coaching, rewards hard work and appropriate risk taking, takes mentoring role, challenges, and develops employees, accepts mistakes, and provides visibility/opportunity.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering or related field, and
At least six years of progressively responsible utilities experience, including supervisory experience, or
An equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job.