This position is responsible for supervising the District Engineering section, which provides the engineering required to extend, improve, and maintain the Association’s electric distribution system.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE POSITION
1. Supervises the daily activities of the Big Lake, Eagle River, and Palmer district Engineering Technicians and Coordinators including: planning and assigning work, determining techniques to be used, and monitoring equipment needs.
2. Reviews and approves work order designs produced by Engineering Technicians and engineering consultants.
3. Supervises the inspection program of the District Engineering section.
4. Manages the development and work of assigned engineering personnel and communicates Association management policies, tariff, directives and goals to employees. Evaluates, encourages, and coaches directly reporting employees. Handles complaints and recommends/implements disciplinary action for positions supervised within these sections as outlined in Association policies and collective bargaining agreements. Reviews and approves time sheets of assigned personnel.
5. Manages new subdivision activity including: coordination of developers, engineers, and contractors; design review; agreement preparation; project closeout; and other activities necessary to comply with the subdivision agreements.
6. Handles customer complaints and advises customers on Association tariffs, policies and applicable design and code requirements. Responds to customer phone requests in a timely manner.
7. Conducts field meetings with residential customers, commercial developers, engineers, and builders.
8. Participates in the interview and selection of job applicants for all positions supervised.
9. Applies and follows the terms of applicable collective bargaining agreements.
10. Coordinates project construction and inspection and reviews inspections for construction acceptance.
11. Assists in studies and preparation of customer communication including construction and tariff policies related to distribution systems, improvements and recommends appropriate corrective measures.
12. Prepares, as requested, special reports on both the status of current construction projects and actual cost evaluations.
13. Prepares written correspondence from the Association’s Engineering Department, as necessary for construction. Prepares documents for the Association’s Senior Electrical Engineer, Division Director or others as assigned.
14. Assists the Senior Electrical Engineer and Division Director in preparing design analysis and construction standards and related training for the Association. Prepares special analysis for construction or design improvements as assigned.
15. Analyzes work processes and procedures and recommends improvements to efficiently complete work assignments to Engineering Technicians, Coordinators and Consultants.
16. Performs the essential functions of the position in a safe and efficient manner.
The above items are not intended to be all inclusive of the essential functions or requirements of this type of work as they are subject to change based on operating necessity. The incumbent will also perform other related business duties as assigned by the immediate supervisor and other management personnel.
• The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an incumbent to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• While performing the duties of this position, the incumbent will be required to:
– Use a computer to input data, analyze, and produce professional written contracts, documents, spreadsheets, and reports.
– Communicate through speech and hear conversations with others by telephone and in person.
– Visual acuity to discern writing on paper to include communication with others electronically, and reading, comprehending, reviewing, and performing complex analysis from technical information, documents and reports via paper and computer format.
– Visit field worksites and travel to other Association offices and organizations to attend meetings, programs, seminars, etc.
– Occasionally travel over uneven terrain.
– Exert up to fifty pounds of force occasionally, and/or exert a force of up to twenty pounds frequently to move objects.
– Frequently operate a vehicle.
• The work environment conditions described here are representative of those an incumbent encounters while performing the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• This position primarily works in an office setting; however, this position may require field work in variable weather conditions. The incumbent must be able to work in variable weather conditions including, but not limited to rain, high winds, temperatures in excess of 80 degrees Fahrenheit and minus 40 degrees Fahrenheit, large amounts of snow, possibly over long periods of time and in darkness, etc.
• This position is subject to bee stings and insect bites.
This position is classified as an exempt, nonrepresented position, and therefore is not eligible for overtime compensation. All Association employees are expected to work widely varying amounts of time outside the normal shifts to assist in power restoration or other needs of the Association.