Location: Holland BPW Service Center

Status: Full-Time
Annual Salary: $95,300 - $117,600
Reports to: Electric Distribution Superintendent

This position is responsible for participating in and supervising the safe and economical construction and maintenance of the HBPW underground and overhead electric distribution system.

Essential Duties
• Supervise the work of utility line workers in the construction and maintenance of the underground and overhead electric distribution system.
• Coordinate HBPW electric crews with outside contractors and job sites.
• Develop, maintain and train staff on work and safety procedures.
• Work closely with electric engineering in reviewing and developing project plans and bill of materials.
• Work with warehouse staff to ensure proper inventory of electric distribution materials are on hand to complete planned work.
• Participate in the development of cost estimates for proposed projects.
• Oversee the vegetation management program staff and contractors to prevent interference with power lines.
• Coordinate work with electric engineering and operations and metering staff. Ensure customers, dispatcher and customer service staff are informed of scheduled and unscheduled outages.
• Ensure that labor, equipment and materials are properly accounted for billing purposes.
• Attend pre-construction meetings for projects to assure proper coordination of all work.
• Develop expense and capital budgets for area of responsibility.
• Perform all other tasks as assigned.

Essential Qualifications
• High school diploma or equivalent.
• At least four years’ experience in the construction or maintenance of electric distribution systems.
• Interpersonal skills necessary to manage the activities of a diverse group of employees and to work productively with all levels of organizational staff.
• Supervisory skills necessary to effectively manage the daily operations and administration of assigned function while promoting a positive culture.
• Residency within 20 miles of municipal boundary.
• Valid Michigan Driver’s License with CDL.

Preferred Qualifications
• Educational emphasis or specialized training in a technical or business field.
• Successful completion of a multi-year electric line worker apprenticeship program; US Department of Labor recognized preferred.
• Field experience as a journeyman level utility line worker.
• Effective workplace skills as demonstrated through WorkKeys assessments (Workplace Documents – 5, Applied Math – 5, Graphic Literacy – 5).

Physical Requirements & Working Conditions
• Majority of work is in a normal office environment with minimum discomfort due to noise, dirt and dust.
• Work includes proximity to environmental hazards associated with electrical, mechanical and/or power equipment.
• Work include exposure to extreme hot and cold weather conditions.
• Ability to periodically stoop, bend, twist, kneel and/or climb to accommodate various working positions.