Under the direction of the Executive Director of Longmont Power & Communications, plan, organize, and manage the Engineering Division, which includes professional-level electrical engineering, field engineering, substation technicians and SCADA system programmers and operators.
Manage the Engineering division staff and functions as they relate to:
Field Engineering – electrical requirements for new and re-development, conversions, and service upgrades.
Electrical Engineering – distribution and substation planning, protection, maintenance, reliability, power quality, and system upgrades.
SCADA system, substations and protective relaying
Supervise the electrical system master plan for development, the maintenance work and plan for reliability enhancement
Leverage data from the AMI system, as well as other data sources to analyze, forecast, maintain, and improve the longevity, reliability, and safety of the electric system
Create, implement, manage, and update an electric infrastructure Capital Asset Management Plan
Provide technical support and engineering work related to the range of LPC services including reliability, power quality, cost evaluations, computers and software, environmental compliance, rate and fee development, safety, risk mitigation, and construction design for both electrical and fiber optic outside plant.
Provide technical assistance to and assist in coordinating the activities of consulting engineers; review and approve the development of plans and specifications for the associated construction projects and equipment.
Initiate and review purchasing or contract proposals. Oversee and be the decision maker for the selection and use of new materials and equipment.
Train, develop, guide and mentor employees toward improved performance in a manner consistent with City values and expectations.
Practice an inclusive supervisory style with people from a variety of backgrounds, ethnic or racial groups, age groups, personality styles, and genders.
Build alliances, foster effective teamwork, and build constructive relationships within and between individuals and other work groups.
Demonstrate behavior that sets a positive example for integrity, fiscal responsibility, and professionalism.
Coordinate division activities with other Department Divisions, City Departments, customers, and outside agencies.
Periodically attend City Council, Platte River Power Authority, and other board and commission meetings and make effective presentations as needed.
Make critical decisions to resolve emergency conditions resulting from electrical distribution system malfunctions.
Serve as LPC representative on inter-departmental City committees and inter-agency committees including CAMU, APPA, RMEL, JTAC and the 4 City Engineering & Operations group.
Oversee, develop, and implement design, maintenance, construction standards, specifications, and work practices related the electrical distribution systems and substations.
Prepare, monitor, and administer the division’s annual budget. Develop and implement the CIP development work plan. Guide and direct division staff in the implementation of programs, budget development and implementation.
Develop and implement goals, objectives, policies, and priorities for the Engineering Division in accordance with the Department and City vision, planning and customer needs. Establish policies, procedures, and long-range plans for the division.
Develop, support, and enhance cooperation and trust within the division in pursuit of Department and City organizational goals and mission.
Resolve the most difficult and pervasive customer issues. Evaluate operations and customer service and make appropriate changes as needed.
Act as project manager for major division/department programs and projects.
Act as LPC Executive Director as needed.
Any combination of education and experience equivalent to a Bachelor’s Degree of Science from an accredited college or university with major coursework in electrical engineering or a related field, a minimum seven years of increasingly responsible experience in the administration of electrical utility design and operations, and a minimum of five years of supervisory experience. Additional qualifications: State of Colorado Professional Engineering License is required. Possession of a valid Colorado Driver’s License.
Internal Number: 20200167
About Longmont Power & Communications
Longmont Power & Communications (LPC) is the City’s not-for-profit electric and internet services utility. Our goal is to deliver outstanding electric and internet service experiences to our customer-owners while providing exceptional value and benefit to our community. For more than 100 years, we have provided innovative service that has kept electric rates low while improving reliability and convenience for Longmont businesses and citizens.