Responsible for the expansion, construction, maintenance and repair of a municipal-owned electrical utility system to facilitate a safe, efficient and effective delivery of reliable electric service to customers. Responsible for planning, organizing and developing the objectives and work of personnel in the Electrical Utility Division. Manage the work of supervisory and non-supervisory personnel, budget development and administration, as well as planning and implementing the installation and maintenance of the city's electrical distribution infrastructure. Develop and implement plans for the expansion of the electrical infrastructure as an alternative to public regulated utilities and to ensure adequate power supplies for residents and businesses.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities NOTE: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employees may perform other related duties as needed to meet the needs of the organization.
Coordinates priorities and objectives on new or revised installation projects involving compliance with specific designs or specifications with engineering personnel.
Oversees capital budgeting and planning of service extensions.
Monitors and evaluates activities of employees for effectiveness, completeness and compliance with safety standards; inspects work in the field; reviews daily work reports and provides feedback.
Conducts safety training and safety meetings to ensure staff remain aware of safety issues.
Develops budget estimates of hours worked including forecasting future requirements for personnel, materials, supplies and equipment; authorizes requisitions and purchase orders for supplies or equipment.
Prepares monthly reports of work accomplished, work in progress and operational costs.
Coordinates the planning and construction of new sub-stations by consulting with engineering staff; identifies the need for change orders, specification development and materials needed; inspects work performed by outside contractors.
Establishes annual maintenance and performance objectives for the electrical utility division; develops division and employee performance objectives.
Prepares as-built maps of the electrical distribution system; trains subordinates in reading and understanding mapping system.
Understands the local political environment and effectively communicates with Washington's City Manager, City Council, City Staff and public on all public power issues, operational, financial, electric rates, distribution system long-range planning, economic development and territorial matters.
Provides technical, administrative and supervisory guidance for the day-to-day operations of the Electric Department, including personnel matters (e.g. hiring and terminations, timesheet approvals, expense reports, etc.).
Responds to and evaluates citizen inquiries and complaints to determine responsibility and
develop methods to resolve problems.
Trains and develops employees, provides feedback and responds to employee relations issues in order to maintain a competent and motivated workforce.
Serves as the primary technical representative for the City on state and regional public and private electrical infrastructure initiatives.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Required Education and/or Experience Bachelor's degree from four-year College or University in Engineering, preferably Electrical, or a related field; or a minimum of (10) ten years of progressively responsible work experience, preferably in a municipal electrical utility environment, which includes extensive experience in electric utility management. An equivalent combination of education and experience is also acceptable.
Valid N.C. driver's license and acceptable driving record
Preferred- Licensed Professional Engineer
About City of Washington
Founded in 1776, the town of Washington, North Carolina, was the first city in America to be named for General George Washington. Because of this, the city is still occasionally referred to as “Original Washington.” With a beautiful and historic downtown, Washington is known for the stately homes and lovely gardens that make up its residential area, as well as the ornate brickwork featured on the vintage commercial buildings of Main Street.
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