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Manager, Gas Operations

Columbus, GA, US, 31901

Our purpose is sustaining energy and water for life, and it is demonstrated in everything we do as a business, and as an employee team.

At Liberty, we hire passionate people who care about doing the right thing for our customers. We are entrepreneurial, creative, and outcome-focused. Here, your natural talent and achievements will flourish in an inclusive environment of teamwork, trust and continuous learning. We are always pursuing excellence to exceed our ambitions goals, rewarding both the goal outcome and how we achieve it. 

Purpose

The Manager of Operations plans, organizes, coordinates and manages the daily operational activities, within an assigned functional area, for the natural gas distribution system within one or more communities.  Functional areas for this job can include one or more of the following: service, leak survey, corrosion, measurement, instrumentation and controls, construction/maintenance, and meter reading.

Accountabilities

  • Develop, implement, and revise processes and documentation to promote streamlined, efficient services, records of accountability and workflow of all activities surrounding the facility.  Facilitate regular team meetings to problem solve issues, to inform on company performance and create proactive practices. Create facility schedule, ensuring that all operational hours are covered at all times.  
  • Develops and monitors functional area budgets to ensure efficient utilization of resources. Lead, motivate, challenge and mentor staff within facility.  Review staffing requirements ongoing to ensure that sufficient trained resources are available and proactively identify the need to add to the staffing complement. 
  • Ensures all training and OQ requirements are met before employee individually performs tasks assigned.   Involved in pro-active, regular communication and interaction with members of the management team.  This includes being a leader to change, to develop, implement and manage projects and initiatives to successful completion.  Mentors less experienced supervisors of operations.   Approve employee timesheets and time worked within payroll deadlines.  Leads the performance review process for all staff.   
  • Initiates and supervises service and construction orders for new main/service construction, main/service replacements, and large volume meter sets.   Establishes business relationships with area developers, home builders, contractors and economic/industrial development groups in order to increase gas sales and expand customer growth.  Schedules, monitors and conducts quality control audits of work performed by assigned employees to ensure system integrity, regulatory compliance, and customer safety. 
  • Works closely with engineering to identify system improvements, upgrades and field functions required to maintain system integrity. Responds to customer inquiries and complaints involving areas of responsibility to ensure a high level of customer service and satisfaction is maintained.  Coordinates activities with regard to emergencies, outages and pressure problems.          
  • Promotes a positive company image by participating in local civic and professional organizations.  May represent company to regulatory authorities, public officials, customers and the general public involving company matters.            

Education and Experience

  • High School Diploma required, supported by related Utility Trade Certifications/Licensure
  • Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Operations, Business, or relevant field of study a plus
  • 10+ years of directly related work experience                   
  • Demonstrated prior experience leading and supervising teams

Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. is a growing renewable energy and utility company with over $15 billion of assets across North America and internationally.

For more than 30 years, Algonquin has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to delivering clean energy and water solutions. Our rapid growth has led both our regulated utility services and renewable energy business groups into different geographies and commodities, but our purpose remains unchanged – Sustaining Energy and Water for Life.

Through our operating business (Liberty), we provide regulated electricity, water, and natural gas utility services to over 1 million customer connections, primarily in North America. And, our growing portfolio of clean, renewable wind, solar, hydro and thermal power generation facilities represent over 3 GW of renewable generation capacity in operation and under construction.

With our robust, diversified, and growing presence in communities across North America and internationally, we are continually demonstrating our “Think Global,  Act Local” business model.

What we offer

Company funded Pension program

401k with Company match

Full insurance benefits (health/dental/vision/life)

Collaborative environment with a genuine flexible working policy

Share purchase/match plan

Defined Contribution savings plan

Top Talent Program

Volunteer paid days off

Employee Assistance Program

Achievement fund

Free parking, including free electrical charging

 

We are focused on building a diverse and inclusive workforce.  If you are excited about this role and are not certain you meet the all the qualification requirements, we encourage you to apply to further investigate the opportunity.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value each person’s unique background, diversity, experiences, perspectives and talents. Full participation of all employees in a safe, healthy and respectful environment is key to individual and company success. We are committed to fully utilizing the abilities of all of our employees and expect each of our employees to honor this commitment in their daily responsibilities.


Nearest Major Market: Columbus GA

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