The Substation Specialist will perform professional work identifying needs and developing and marketing operational and technical service programs for members, serve as the point person with members for services and related work as apparent or assigned. The position requires experience with electric utility transmission and distribution (T&D) operations, travel to/from FMPA Member cities, technology acumen, relationship skills, business-development skills, client relationship and management skills. Work is performed under the limited supervision of the Vice President of Member Services and Public Relations.
Bachelor’s degree preferred with coursework in engineering, business administration, marketing or related field. A minimum of 15 years of progressively increasing responsibility in electric utility T&D operations, or an engineering degree with at least 10 years of experience in T&D engineering/operations with some exposure to municipal electric utilities preferable.
Experience developing and marketing products or programs, managing procurement, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Specific industry knowledge and experience with electrical substation, including the planning, design, construction, operation and maintenance of substation facilities, including working knowledge of protection and control schemes. Provides oversight and interfaces with consulting engineers or service providers working on substation projects.
Subject-matter expert for NERC compliance activities related to Bulk Electric System substation facilities.
Ability to communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing to individuals with varying degrees of technical/operational experience.
Strong ability to work/lead in cross-functional teams to successfully deliver products and services to members.
Ability to make arithmetic computations using whole numbers, fractions and decimals.
Ability to compute rates, ratios and percentages.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates, vendors, government agencies, key stakeholders and the general public.
Thorough knowledge of standard office and department specific software and equipment.
Significant experience with the operation of electric transmission and distribution systems, including substations and associated protection and control schemes, preferred.
Significant travel and occasional overnight stay in Florida
About Florida Municipal Power Agency (FMPA)
Florida Municipal Power Agency (FMPA) is a wholesale power agency owned by electric municipals. We provide low-cost, reliable and clean power, plus valued-added services for FMPA’s owner-customers. To serve FMPA’s member-owners well, the Agency strives to maintain a positive and engaging environment for our team members.