Manager-Distribution System Operations

Company Name:
Northeast Utilities
Job Description: AS STATED IN NUP 64, NEW HIRES AND EMPLOYEES WHO HAVE TRANSFERRED INTO A POSTED POSITION ARE EXPECTED TO REMAIN IN THEIR CURRENT POSITION FOR ONE YEAR BEFORE APPLYING FOR A SYSTEM JOB POSTING. IN ADDITION, EMPLOYEES NEED TO INFORM THEIR SUPERVISOR WHEN APPLYING FOR A POSTED JOB. POSITION REQUIREMENTS: A Bachelor''s degree in Engineering or related discipline and a minimum of ten years managing or supervising groups engaged in transmission/distribution or related activities is required. Candidates with equivalent experience in demonstrated technical expertise in the electrical distribution system operations, maintenance and restoration including but not limited to: OMS, dispatching communication protocol, emergency response along with demonstrated ability to work in stressful emergency situations may be considered. A comprehensive understanding of the Company''s transmission and distribution network is required. Demonstrated experience in working and communicating across functional boundaries and process management is also required. Other requirements include: taking a logical approach to analyzing problems, developing solutions and organizing work; and anticipating and planning to deal with future events, problems and opportunities. POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES: This position is responsible for providing safe, reliable and cost-effective electric service to customers. Individual will coordinate work performed on the electric system and respond to customer outages. Individual will oversee a highly skilled system operations service center on a 24 hour, 7-day per week basis and this will require frequent off-hour interactions with staff and other stakeholders. Other responsibilities include: assisting with the establishment of goals, policies, plans, standards, performance objectives and budget for the Distribution System Operations process, and analyzing and recommending resource levels to plan, develop and implement policies and procedures; developing dispatch/trouble staff; implementing programs to ensure employees possess technical and behavioral skills required to support operating plans, and managing, selecting, coaching, and developing staff; coordinating the restoration efforts in collaboration with Electric Operations' areas in the Operations organization; assisting in the development and implementation of best practices to achieve efficient and effective transmission and distribution system operations and dispatch, and assisting in the planning and implementation of technological enhancements for the Energy Management Center; monitoring system conditions and loading, pool coordination, safety clearance support, event notification and reporting and coordination of activities in support of the Operations and Restoration processes; communicating with customers, communities, executives and other stakeholders in regards to system conditions and restoration efforts; and managing the System Emergency Preparedness activities jointly with other Electric Operations managers, including operating, tagging and work practices and standards. This position is being simultaneously posted internally and externally.

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