Field Operations Supervisor II Job

Maple Grove, Minnesota
04 Oct 2016
03 Nov 2016
Contract Type
Full Time
Location(s): MN - Maple Grove
Are you ready to take your leadership potential to the next level with a growing Fortune 500 company?  Xcel Energy is at the leading edge of an industry that is changing quickly. We're seeking dynamic, proven leaders to help guide us into this exciting energy future. If you're looking to lead at a company that is committed to excellence, safety and environmental stewardship, with plenty of room to grow, consider a position at Xcel Energy.
  • Supervises Transmission / Substation Civil Construction field employees to ensure the safe, efficient and cost-effective use of construction resources for capital and maintenance projects
  • Complies with field operations policies and procedures to assure a safe reliable distribution system while ensuring customer satisfaction
  • Ensure consistent and effective use of construction resources, tools, equipment, materials and processes while collaborating with other departments to achieve common objectives
  • Provide technical  expertise to engineers and management  to assure quality  and timely completion of the work
  • Supports attainment of corporate and business unit goals and objectives
  • Performs other duties and functions  associated with Supervisor I and Superintendant positions as needed
Essential Responsibilities
  • Responsible for effective and efficient use of resources with emphasis on safety, customer satisfaction, quality improvement, and regulatory compliance
  • Supervise assigned staff (bargaining and/or non-bargaining)
  • Attract, recruit and retain qualified staff
  • Establish and communicate clear performance expectations and manage employee performance
  • Administer bargaining union agreements within area of responsibility
  • Remove obstacles, resolve variances and provide assistance to crew leaders and members to improve project and work performance
  • Directs field operations activities to ensure safe, reliable and cost effective distribution systems
  • Promote a safe work environment; conduct safety site audits and accident investigations
  • Manage O & M budgets for area including implementing plans, programs, contingencies and recommendations to meet budget and track expenses
  • Primary contact and responsibility for problem resolution involving labor
  • Responsible for compliance with Xcel Energy standards, federal, DOT, state and local regulations
  • Provide technical expertise in the construction, operations and maintenance of distribution systems
  • Responsibilities include on call duties and assistance during emergency situations
  • Develop a daily work plan in coordination with the Field Operations Manager and Strategic Resource Planning personnel to meet the requirements of resource plan
  • Oversees assigned contract resources to specified work
  • Maintain data integrity within the various systems used to manage daily work and scheduling activities
  • Create daily crew roster, which includes crew complement, location of work, equipment being used and equipment available
  • As needed, request locates and materials coordinate all equipment to complete the work
  • Perform radio/telephone-dispatching functions to eliminate non-productive field time
  • Other duties as assigned
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Bachelor's degree in Business or related field (6 years experience in a related field may substitute for the degree) preferred
  • 5 years experience in construction, operations, or maintenance of electric and/or gas utility distribution systems
  • 2 years supervisory experience; 5 years preferred
  • Knowledge of gas or electric system construction, operations, maintenance standards & procedures and applicable government regulations
  • Working knowledge of union labor agreements
  • Must meet DOT drug/alcohol testing requirements
  • Preferred candidates will have, t en years experience in construction, operations or maintenance of electric and/or gas utility distribution systems.
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office suite
  • Knowledge of transmission or electric substation construction, operations, maintenance standards & procedures and applicable government regulations.
  • Military leadership experience encouraged
This position requires a behavioral assessment prior to being considered for an interview.
As a leading combination electricity and natural gas energy company, Xcel Energy offers a comprehensive portfolio of energy-related products and services to 3.4 million electricity and 1.9 million natural gas customers across eight Western and Midwestern states. At Xcel Energy, we strive to be the preferred and trusted provider of the energy our customers need. If you're ready to be a part of something big, we invite you to join our team.
Posting Notes:  MN - Maple Grove || MN - Maple Grove || United States (US) || Operations || 0329Z:Civil Construction || Full-Time || Non-Bargaining ||
Requisition Number: 5848
Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran
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