Performs complex management, professional and administrative work in the development, design and operation of electrical transmission and distribution system activities; does related work as required. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Director of Utilities. Supervision is exercised over assigned personnel.
Essential Functions/Typical Tasks:
Developing long-range plans; estimating project costs; preparing plans and specifications; inspecting work; conducting research; developing training programs.
(The following tasks are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.)
Develops long-range plans of department; estimates project cost; prepares lists of construction materials for purchasing and gives advice on construction projects.
Mentors and facilitates the succession planning within the division.
Develops training program for the department.
Makes surveys and studies based on economic engineering practices in order to prepare plans for proposed construction projects.
Coordinates with other utility and City engineering personnel to avoid conflicts of utilities construction projects with other services.
Coordinates with outside resources and City staff to ensure proper construction, operation, maintenance of substations and other points of interconnect within the bulk electric system (BES).
Procures and manages external engineering, construction, maintenance and testing services necessary for the construction and operation of the electrical system.
Makes on-site inspections of work to ensure compliance with plans.
Provides complex technical support for all electric division operations.
Performs related tasks as required.
Considerable experience in electrical power systems engineering, construction, operation and/or maintenance of electric power systems is most desirable. Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with major coursework in electrical engineering or power systems.
The City of New Bern Department of Public Utilities is community-owned and committed to the values of a professional, hometown, customer-first utility. Working together as a partner with our community, we deliver high quality electric, water, and sewer service to over 25,000 customers located in New Bern and the surrounding areas.