• System Engineering Supervisor

    Job Locations US-CO-Montrose
    Job ID
    2018-1160
    Category
    Engineering
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
    FLSA Status
    Exempt
    Union/Non-Union
    Non-Union
  • Overview

    DMEA Executive Management POSITION GUIDE

     

    Title:

    System Engineering Supervisor

    Union Classification:

    Non-Union

    Type:

    Regular Full-time

    FLSA Status:

    Exempt

    Supervisor:

    Engineering Manager

    Department:

    Engineering

    Job Location:  

    Montrose, Colorado, USA

    Date Accepted:

    01/1995

    Directs:

    Various employees from time to time including but not limited to: System Designers, Linemen, GIS Technicians, Dispatchers, Customer Service Representatives.

    Date Reviewed:

    01/96, 04/98, 12/03, 12/04, 03/05, 08/07, 01/10, 12/17, 03/18

    Supervises:

    Equipment Technician Foreman, Equipment Technicians, Apprentice Equipment Technicians, Electronic Technician and Electrical Engineer

     

     

    *Must completely fill out applicaiton and screening questions in addition to attaching a resume*

    **Job closes May 6th, 2018 @ 11:59pm**
     

    JOB SUMMARY:

    The System Engineering Supervisor is responsible for the design, coordination, protection, voltages, load balancing, planning, and troubleshooting of the company’s electric system. Also, this position is responsible for SCADA, AMR and two-way radio system administration, and for all related communications systems including AMR.

     

    QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:

    Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering required.  Not less than five years professional experience in electrical engineering with an electric utility preferred.  Experience in programs and people management preferred.  Professional Engineer license in the State of Colorado preferred. Must maintain a valid driver’s license.

     

    ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

                    In an efficient and professional manner, and accordance with the DMEA/IBEW Labor Agreement and DMEA Accident Prevention Manual:

    1. Supervise Technical Services Team consisting of Equipment Technicians and Electronics Technician. Also supervises Electrical Engineer.
    2. Oversee AMR including: daily operation, maintenance, upgrades, and tools.
    3. Oversee SCADA maintenance and upgrades.
    4. Assure safe, efficient, and reliable transmission, distribution, and substation design for new construction and for necessary modifications.
    5. Maintain Coordination Study and assures safe, efficient, and reliable distribution system protection.       
    6. Assure acceptable distribution system voltages through assessment, system improvements, and the application of voltage regulators, capacitors, and reactors as necessary.
    7. Assure practical distribution system load balancing through assessment and system reconfiguration.       
    8. Conduct system planning studies including load projections and modeling the distribution system on Windmil for voltage and capacity assessments and improvements. This includes assuring current winter and summer models are produced and available for use.
    9. Assists with transmission and distribution standards and specifications.
    10. Provide technical expertise to company personnel and customers for resolving system issues such as power quality concerns.
    11. Assure work order inspections on new electric system construction and system modifications to comply with RUS requirements.
    12. Assure proper operation and appropriate maintenance of communications equipment for SCADA, 2-way radio system, and AMR systems.
    13. Oversee meter specifications for single-phase and three-phase metering assuring operability with TWACS and the Meter Data Management System. This also includes meters currently utilizing MV90 for communications and data storage.
    14. Administer DMEA’s Interconnection Policy which includes overseeing all interconnection requests and installations.
    15. Responsible for submitting and controlling budget needs for all areas of responsibility.
    16. Review and determine performance of subordinates, and recommends wage and salary adjustments.
    17. Responsible for personnel matters of the department including harmony, training, hiring, firing, discipline, upgrading, and promoting.

    RESPONSIBILITY/ACCOUNTABILITY:   

    Individual has the authority to take whatever action is deemed advisable or necessary and may initiate and carry out the action; but is required to advise superiors of the action taken when deemed necessary.

     

    OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

    The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed in this job.  This description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of responsibilities, duties and requirements for personnel in this position.

     

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

    Must have knowledge of principles and practices of electrical engineering and the operations of an electrical utility system.  Knowledge of personnel practices, budgeting, general accounting, and fiscal management practices; office procedures and business operating systems; and the appropriate methods and means of dealing with human behavior situations in a variety of business circumstances.  Must maintain a working knowledge of the National Electric Safety Code (NESC) and should maintain a working knowledge of the National Electric Code (NEC). Must develop and maintain proficient computer skills with Microsoft Office products such as Outlook, Excel, and Word as well as with specific vendor product programs.

    Communicating effectively, verbally and in writing, in a diverse range of audiences and settings; persuasion and negotiation of conflicts and problems; assessing operational, program, staffing, and fiscal needs; interpreting government regulations; evaluating fiscal and financial reports, forms, and data; analyzing complex written documents; identifying and resolving administrative problems, working long and irregular hours, and under pressure conditions; delegating responsibility and achieving results through subordinates; and maintaining order in an environment of changing priorities.

    Requires understanding and the ability to interpret the union contract, agreements and administrative policies to properly apply provisions to supervising and directing the work of subordinates.

    Understands and uses the concepts of Performance Management.

    Understands the concept of providing quality service to DMEA customers and employees and agrees to maintain a continuing commitment to superior people-to-people service.

     

    ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS:

    Requires frequent sitting, standing, walking and use of keyboard/computer; and occasional bending, kneeling, reaching lifting up to 25 pounds, and driving a light-duty vehicle.  Requires finger dexterity, good vision and hearing, ability to speak English fluently, and the ability to perform close work.  Office equipment used frequently includes personal computers, related software, copy machines, fax machines, etc. 

     

     

    WORKING CONDITIONS:

    Approximately 75% of the work performed is done indoors in an office setting.  Occasional travel by company vehicle and commercial means is required.

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