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Manager, Line Crew Operations

We better the lives of our customers and communities.

Purpose

The Manager, Operations will be primarily responsible for leading line crews in daily operations.  This position will also establishes unit goals and objectives in support of electric operations through the service area. Additional responsibilities include customer satisfaction, system reliability and outage or disaster management.

Accountabilities

  • Lead and direct lineman and contractors to establish a robust team to ensure timely service which exceeds the expectations of the customer and contributes to a positive Company image.
  • Ensures necessary material availability of equipment for the construction, operation and maintenance of district electric distribution and/or electric transmission facilities through coordination with warehouse department.
  • Schedule and ensure completion of routine maintenance, and system reliability issued work. 
  • Maintains public and employee safety by advising safety programs in accordance with company safety rules, practices and procedures, local, state and federal regulations in conjunction with EHSS.
  • Ensures Utility compliance with all Federal, State, and local rules, regulations policies and procedures governing electricity generation and distribution. These include but are not limited to those rules of the EPA and FERC.
  • Attends bi-weekly managers meetings and reports on activities requested by Company management.
  • Ensures a high level of employee productivity, morale and operational efficiency and effectiveness by providing opportunities for continued growth through employee skills training, cross-training and career development.
  • Develop, empower and train personnel with emphasis on individual growth, safe work habits and customer focus.
  • Leads and develops Operations staff in executing Company strategies.
  • Facilitates and environment of teamwork by promoting continuous improvement, soliciting suggestions and new insights and encouraging the exchange of information with all employees.
  • Assist in Wildfire Mitigation planning.
  • Adherence to operating and capital improvement budgets for the Utility, including review and approval of Utility invoices.
  • Maintain 24-hour-a-day availability to respond to service interruptions and emergencies to minimize their scope and duration.
  • Provides excellent customer service to both internal and external customers.
  • Exemplifies the Liberty Electric Brand Values of Commitment, Family, Quality, Efficiency, Community and Care
  • Administrative Support - time sheet and invoice review and approvals.
  • Work Planning - USA scheduling, pump truck scheduling, switching orders, traffic control scheduling, capital budget planning, jobs meeting, crew assignments.
  • Emergency Response - winter prep, fire prep, EOC support, on-duty supervisor.
  • Resource Planning - upgrades for T-men, inspectors, recruiting and staffing for open positions.
  • Field Work - crew audits, service territory review/inspections.
  • Accident and incident investigation - document and investigate accidents and incidents.
  • Committee - tools and standards committee, contract negotiations.
  • GO 165 - repair tracking - special job numbers.
  • Training - coordination of technical training (cap bank, transformer, reclosers, etc.) and safety training (rubber glove, CPR, hurt man, vault rescue, etc.).
  • DOT Compliance Support - assist in facilitating DOT drug testing for employees.
  • WMP Support and Compliance - manage internal response to high fire weather, modify work procedures as appropriate, and lead system hardening activities. 

Education and Experience

  • Associates degree or education and experience equivalent (journeyman lineman preferred)
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering preferred
  • Minimum 7 years’ experience in utility operations or a related technical field
  • 3-5 years of progressive management experience, preferably in a utility organization.
  • Valid Driver’s License

Who we are

We know that the services we provide directly affect and are essential to our customers’ quality of life and wellbeing. From homes to hospitals, elder-care facilities to elementary schools, our customers depend on our ability to continue to provide safe and reliable energy and water services. For more than 30 years, Liberty has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to delivering clean energy and water solutions. Our rapid growth has led both our renewable energy and regulated utility services into different geographies and commodities, but our purpose remains unchanged – Sustaining Energy and Water for Life.

Today, Liberty provides regulated water, electricity, and natural gas utility services to over 807,000 customers in the United States and Canada. And, our growing portfolio of clean, renewable wind, solar, hydro and thermal power generation facilities represents over 2 gigawatts (GW) of installed capacity and more than 1.6 GW of renewable energy projects under construction.

Through embedding sustainability in our day-to-day business decisions and putting our customers first in all that we do, we know that we can do well by doing good. We recognize that we have a role to play in leading the energy transition towards greener solutions for our customers and communities. And, our recent recognition in the 2020 Bloomberg Gender Equality Index and as one of the Top 10 of Corporate Knights Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World ranking are testaments to our work in sustainability.

About Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp:

Liberty is a subsidiary of Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. (“Algonquin”). Algonquin is a North American diversified generation, transmission and distribution utility with $11 billion of total assets. Common shares, preferred shares, and installment receipts are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbols AQN, AQN.PR.A, AQN.PR.D, and AQN.IR.  APUC's common shares are also listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol AQN. 

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What we offer

  • Collaborative environment with a genuine flexible working policy

  • Share purchase/match plan

  • Pension Plan

  • Free refreshments

  • 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.

As part of our commitment, we work to ensure our application process is accessible to all candidates. If you require special assistance or accommodation during the hiring process, please notify the Talent Acquisition Team.

 


Nearest Major Market: Sacramento