Responsible for the management and supervision of the electric utilities distribution designer group which provides engineering support in the design, construction and maintenance of the department's distribution facilities. The salary range for this position is $35.44- $54.95 per hour with a hiring range of $35.44 - $45.19, depending on qualifications and experience. First reading of applications on: Monday, November 15, 2021.
Electric Distribution Design is a rapidly changing and evolving industry encompassing fossil fuels to renewables. This is an exciting time to be at the City of Loveland as we are experiencing unprecedented growth in building and construction and Loveland Power is the only division across the organization that designs, constructs, and maintains its own infrastructure. As the supervisor of our electric distribution design group, you will be the point person translating paper design concepts to physical design infrastructure and will lead a knowledgeable group of designers committed to proving the best quality power to the residents of our Loveland community.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Informs customers, contractors, developers and engineering consultants of potential project needs, costs, and requirements based on departmental guidelines.
Prepares bid and proposal documents for substructure construction for capital projects, attends bid openings, manages contract and bid to completion.
Advises and assists Electric Distribution Designer and Senior Electric Distribution Designer with design and field staking in order to assist in training and ensure timely completion of projects.
Initiates and supervises the preparations of detailed engineering work in construction, maintenance, planning, estimating and applications for the entire electric system.
Assigns work and tracks the progress and the quality of the work.
Completes the review, analysis, comments, and conditions of all new development according to the requirements of the electric utility for all DRT, CRT and Building Permit projects.
Prepares reviews, selects, and manages contractor bid documents for annual substructure and directional bore bids.
Prepares scope of work, selects, and manages professional electrical design engineering contracts.
Provides preliminary project consultation with customers, contractors, developers and engineering consultants regarding potential project needs, costs and requirements based on departmental guidelines.
Assists in the evaluation, selection and oversees the application of standard engineering practices.
Assists in the evaluation and selection of equipment and materials used by the department.
Releases subdivision and commercial footing and foundation permits and building permits.
Responsible for the planning, scheduling and coordination of construction of the annual distribution projects.
Annually prepares the group budget and assists in the preparation of the Electric Division capital budget.
Researches and resolves customer concerns. Serves as department representative regarding electrical service territorial issues and closely works with Xcel and Poudre Valley REA on initiating letters of intent to serve following a City annexation or upon customer request.
Reviews construction drawings for assigned projects and comments on conditions, requirements and or/technical corrections needed to approve the drawings as part of the City’s development review process.
Collaborates with State, County and Local agencies to evaluate the impact that their projects may have on the electric system.
Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees: planning, assigning and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
OTHER JOB FUNCTIONS:
Interacts with power operations and accounting staff to complete job responsibilities and special projects.
Interacts with citizens, customers and other City Departments.
Assists in the updating of the Requirements for Electric Service book.
Acts as liaison between other City departments, utilities, contractors, developers and customers.
Other duties as assigned.
SUPERVISORY DUTIES: This position is a first-line supervisor responsible for non-exempt and/or non-supervisory exempt employee(s). Highest level supervised: non-supervisory exempt and/or non-exempt employee(s). Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws.
JOB QUALIFICATIONS: Knowledge, skills and abilities:
Project Management and construction skills.
Ability to develop computerized spreadsheets
Knowledge of basic accounting principles and budgetary processes
Excellent leadership skills including verbal and written communication skills, negotiation and conflict management skills.
Knowledge of overhead and underground electric distribution system construction practices and standards, streetlight design standards, and methodology and applicable electrical theory.
Knowledge of drafting methods and surveying techniques and procedures
Extensive knowledge of National Electric Codes and National Electric Safety Codes; city, county and state codes and standards; and trade organization standards.
Knowledge of easements and right-of-way acquisition procedures.
Knowledge of permit application procedures.
Knowledge of cost estimation methods and reference sources.
Ability to prepare construction drawings, material specifications, schematics, site plans and design specifications.
Ability to read and interpret legal descriptions, plat maps and other references.
Ability to calculate KVA loading and voltage drops.
Ability to perform cost analysis.
Ability to prepare bid specifications.
Ability to use Milsoft engineering planning software.
Must have working knowledge of AutoCAD, GIS and Microsoft Office.
Core Competencies: Accountability, Integrity, Transparency & Honoring the Public Trust, Collaboration, Innovation, Safety, Excellent Service with Courtesy and Kindness
Job specific competencies: Community Relations, Coordination, Problem Solving, Decision Making/Judgment, Coaching, Project Management
Education and/or experience: Bachelor’s degree in engineering, computer science, construction management or related field from an accredited college or university and three (3) years work experience in the electrical field, or following areas: design, drafting, construction, maintenance and/or installation of an electric distribution system, or other related work or a combination of education and experience required. Two (2) years of responsible supervisory experience with hiring and managing employee relations required. An equivalent combination of education and/or experience may substitute for education requirement on a year-for-year basis.
Licensure and/or certifications: Must possess a valid driver’s license. Project Management Profesional (PMP) certification preferred.
Material and equipment directly used: Standard office equipment, safety equipment, surveying and drafting equipment, calculator, 2-way radio, telephone, cellular telephone, vehicle, laser distance meter
Working conditions and physical requirements: Work is generally performed outside in all types of temperatures and weather conditions while being exposed to excessive noise from machines. May involve pushing, pulling, bending, stooping and kneeling on a frequent basis, and working in confined spaces such as trenches. Moderate physical activity required by moving and positioning objects up to 50 pounds occasionally and/or up to 20 pounds frequently, and walking, climbing and hiking on uneven and slippery surfaces. in all types of weather conditions. Subject to call back work, and must be capable of responding in an emergency situation upon short notice. May be required to carry a pager or cellular phone at designated times. Work may involve long hours and overtime during holidays, emergencies, weekends. etc.
This job description is not designed to contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee.
With over 300 days of sunshine, and just 30 miles from Rocky Mountain National Park in the heart of northern Colorado, Loveland is an ideal community for anyone to call home. Known as the Sweetheart City, this vibrant cultural hub is home to nearly 500 sculptures and public art installations, the world-famous Valentine Remail Program, and picturesque views of the Rocky Mountains. The community is bustling with a thriving arts, brewery, foodie and shopping scene. Enjoy headliner concert and theatre productions, professional hockey events, endless community recreation and open space opportunities, art and sculpture shows, and several local festivals. Loveland also boasts an award-winning golf course and an inclusive library and community center. Loveland, Colorado has EVERYTHING YOU LOVE!
In 2020, Loveland was the only Colorado City to win the Governor’s Award for Downtown Excellence, is the top residential recycling City in the state for 4 consecutive years and has been ranked as one of the top places to live, work and raise a family in the U.S. and as one of the Most Idyllic Picturesque towns in America.
Apply today to join more than 800 employees who work to meet the core values of: Accountability & Integrity, Transparency & Honoring the Public Trust, Collaboration, Innovation, Safety, Excellent Service with Courtesy and Kindness. The City of Loveland is a diverse and welcoming community organization and our employees enjoy a competitive benefits program, various opportunities for growth and development, and an exceptional work-life balance.
A vibrant community, surrounded by natural beauty, where you belong!
Benefit Eligible Benefits Package Includes:
Two (2) medical plans, Dental, Vision (for self/ spouse/ children)
Employee Health & Wellness Center (self/family)
Paid vacation, holidays, and medical leave
Flexible spending including Dependent Care
Life Insurance, AD&D, Short-term and Long-term disability, and voluntary Critical Illness Coverage
Retirement 401a, 457, Roth (pre-& post tax) and company match
Comprehensive Employee Assistance Program
Voluntary 529 College Invest program
Personal and Professional Development opportunities
Discounted recreation passes
Employee recognition program
Exceptional work-life balance
Market based pay & regular performance reviews
Local Government employment is eligible for Public Loan Forgiveness Program
Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The City of Loveland provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, genetic information, age, or any other status protected under federal, state, and/or local law.
A driving record and criminal history background check will be obtained pre-employment.