The City of Tallahassee – Your Own Utilities has an immediate opening for an Engineering/Operations Manager in our Electric & Gas Utility Power Delivery Support Team. This is a leadership position reporting to the Assistant General Manager, Electric & Gas - Power Delivery. E&G’s mission is to enrich the quality of life in Tallahassee by providing quality energy services and being leaders in our organization, community, and industry.
Tallahassee is a vibrant City that is home to Florida’s state government, two major universities – Florida State University and Florida A&M University, as well as one of the largest community colleges in the state – Tallahassee Community College. Centrally located in the panhandle, Tallahassee is only hours away from white sandy Gulf beaches, Walt Disney World, and the Atlantic Ocean. Tallahassee has one of the top parks and recreation departments in the country and was recently named an All-America City for the 2nd time. Leon County Schools were recognized by the Florida State Board of Education as an Academically High Performing District for the second year in a row.
Tallahassee’s Electric & Gas Utility provides reliable electric service to over 124,000 customers in a 221 square mile service territory that includes both the City of Tallahassee and portions of the unincorporated areas of Leon County and reliable natural gas services to over 34,000 customers within Leon, Wakulla, and Gadsden counties.. A full service vertical electric utility, Tallahassee has 725 MW of generation located at three sites, 60MW of solar under a Purchase Power Agreement, 224 miles of transmission (115kv & 230 kv), 28 substations with two more in engineering, and 3,631 miles of distribution. The City’s Electric Utility is registered as a Balancing Authority, Transmission Owner/Operator and Generation Owner/Operator under the NERC Reliability Standards.
Tallahassee Electric & Gas has been recognized nationally and regionally for its strong performance. These recognitions have included the APPA E. F. Scattergood Award, two APPA DEED Energy Innovator Awards, APPA Reliable Public Power Provider (Platinum level), APGA System Operational Achievement Recognition (Gold), APGA Safety Management Excellence Award, the Public Gas System Achievement Award, and Power Magazine naming the City’s Hopkins Generating Plant one of the Top Six Gas Fired Power Plants in the World.
As an Engineering/Operations Manager for Power Delivery, the successful candidate will lead a group of Power Delivery employees which providessupervision and engineering support in one of the operational areas within the Electric & Gas Utility. An incumbent is a subject matter expert in the assigned area and is responsible for supervising highly technical engineering, operational or administrative work such as complex design engineering, safety engineering services, system operations, field operations, complex engineering studies and analysis, training support, project management, quality assurance, budgeting, purchasing, operation/maintenance ofelectric utility facilities or systems.Day–to-day responsibilities include:
Responsible for the engineering design for all Electric Transmission and Substation facilities and the day-to-day operations of the Electric substation crews.
Ensures transmission and substation designs are developed and implemented consistent with generally accepted engineering practices and City standards.
Coordinates the day to day operations of the substations operations team.
Provides engineering and operational support during storm and system upset events.
Ensures compliance with applicable North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) reliability standards and acts as the subject matter expert on these standards.
Oversees the planning and scheduling of all construction and maintenance associated with the city’s substations facilities and new transmission line construction.
EDUCATION, SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, EXPERIENCE and REQUIREMENTS
The ideal candidate will have:
A bachelor’s degree in engineering, computer science or related field.
Five years of professional experience with two years of supervisory experience
A team player with the ability to communicate at all levels of the organization
A forward and global thinker with a high level of initiative and creativity
An outstanding negotiator skilled in conflict resolution
Honest with a high degree of integrity; assertive and decisive
Flexible, anticipating change and remaining open to new ideas
Ability to obtain and maintain throughout their period of employment the required clearances to have unrestricted access to critical facilities consistent with FERC, NERC, and SERC reliability standards.
Individuals in these classifications are:
Considered essential employees during emergency/storm events and must be able to work 16 hours per day for extended periods of time and may be required to be away from their family.
HOW TO APPLY
A completed City of Tallahassee employment application is required. A resume may be attached to the application but will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application. Applicants must apply on-line via the internet at https://www.talgov.com/employment/employment.aspx. If you have any questions, please contact the Human Resources Department at (850) 891-8214
The City of Tallahassee offers competitive salary and benefits. In addition to competitive salaries, the City offers a full slate of benefits for its employees including a defined benefit pension plan, City contribution to a 401K plan, cafeteria style benefit offerings including Flexbucks, 12 paid holidays, personal leave, sick leave, and catastrophic leave.
The City of Tallahassee is an Equal Opportunity and Veteran’s Preference Employer.
If you have a disability requiring accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, please contact the City’s ADA Coordinator, in the Office of Diversity& Inclusion at (850) 891-8950 or at TLHADA@talgov.com. Preference will be given to veterans and spouses of veterans in accordance with Florida Statues 295.085.
About City of Tallahassee
Tallahassee, located in the panhandle of the Sunshine State, is the capital of the State of Florida and within the metropolitan area is home to more than 365,000 Floridians. It is a dynamic and growing community that provides its residents with excellent amenities and entertainment that include; award winning parks, coastal and other outdoor activities, excellent educational opportunities, festivals and sporting events, and much more.
The City also owns and operates an award-winning electric utility that is consistently recognized for its commitment to reliable cost-effective service, customer service, environmental stewardship, and safety. It is the 3rd largest municipal electric utility in Florida and the 25th largest in the United States. The electric utility is responsible for operation and maintenance of the city’s electric generation, transmission, and distribution system. The electric utility employs a staff of 298 who serve over 114,000 customers in the Tallahassee area.