The City of Batavia is seeking applicants for immediate hire for the position of Manager of Electric Operations (Manager). The Manager of Electric Operations manages the daily operations of Batavia’s municipal electric substations, transmission and distributions systems. Responsibilities include directing, supervising, and monitoring staff in constructing, and maintaining overhead and underground lines and related components, meter installation and maintenance, utility location, and warehouse activities.
The Manager of Electric Operations establishes long-range plans, methods, and procedures governing operation and maintenance activities of Batavia’s T&D systems and assets. He/she plans and lays out daily, weekly, and monthly work to be completed by line crews, metering, and warehouse personnel. The Manager coordinates electric utility work and plans with other City departments and public/private utilities; attends meetings to represent the electric utility. He/she provides effective and efficient customer services, promotes and maintains responsive community relations.
Other responsibilities include; participation in, and oversight of, the design and inspection of new expansions and upgrades for residential, commercial and industrial customers; oversees line crews and responds to customer complaints.
The Manager of Electric Operations’ duties include exercising initiative and judgement in performing delegated projects and addressing emergency situations. His/her responsibilities include the development of short and long-term capital and maintenance plans and assisting with the preparation of the annual budget.
The Manager of Electric Operations is under the general supervision of the Director of Public Works, and manages a staff of sixteen including; an Administrative Assistant, Crew Leaders, and Linemen, essentially the electrical engineering and administrative support staff.
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering or Electrical Engineering Technology and a minimum of ten (10) years of experience related to the construction and maintenance of electrical substations, transmission and distribution systems; or completion of an approved electric line worker apprenticeship program and a minimum of five (5) years supervisory experience directly related to the construction and maintenance of electrical substations, transmission and distribution systems; or any equivalent combination of experience and education that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job.
An MBA and/or a Professional Engineering Registration are a plus.
A State of Illinois Class “D” Driver’s License, an Illinois CDL Class A license is desired.
Knowledge of electrical engineering, design and operating practices related to electrical transmission and distribution.
Knowledge of the principles and practices of sound personnel management, supervision, training, and performance evaluation and the ability to select and evaluate staff.
Knowledge of electric utility organization principles and practices.
Knowledge of pertinent Federal, State, and local laws, codes, and regulations.
Knowledge of administration principles and methods including goal setting, accountability, budget preparation, oversight and implementation.
Ability to analyze the effectiveness of engineering and business operations, to diagnose any issues, and to implement any necessary corrective measures.
Ability to interpret and explain transmission and distribution engineering policies and procedures or rules and regulations.
Ability to administer contracts.
About City of Batavia, IL
Batavia is a western suburb of Chicago. It was founded in 1833, and is the oldest city in Kane County, Illinois. A small portion of Batavia lies in DuPage County. During the latter part of the 19th century, Batavia, home to six American-style windmill manufacturing companies, became known as "The Windmill City."
Batavia is part of a vernacular region known as the Tri-City area, along with St. Charles and Geneva, all western suburbs of similar size and relative socioeconomic condition.
As of the 2010 census, the city had a total population of 26,045, which was estimated to have increased to 26,391 by July 2016. (Wikipedia)
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