The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)


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Manager, Overhead Line Department

Buffalo, NY
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Description: Description About the Position: As Manager of Overhead Line Department, you will be responsible for managing a group of 8-15 Overhead Line Supervisors and 80-100 Lineworkers ensuring restoration and other emergency activities related to overhead lines are safely and reliably addressed in accordance with set policies, standards and objectives within the operational and budget performance of the assigned area and multiple platforms. This position carries a large amount of responsibility. During storms or other service interrupting incidents, this person would be responsible to run an entire Branch. Due to the unpredictability of outages (due to weather, etc.), flexibility within this role is required and the incumbent must be prepared to cancel all personal plans if there are developing circumstances for a potential outage in a region. Job Responsibilities (including, but not limited to):
Lead, motivate and develop a professional team, prioritize work and allocate resources in order to ensure restoration and other emergency activities are delivered in line with service quality standards and expectations and customer/business objectives. Ensure reliability targets, work plan targets, capital work requirements and required maintenance work is completed on time, on budget and within scope. Promote the philosophy of safe team working and development across all activities in order to achieve set operational objectives and continuously improve performance. Translate operational objectives into clearly defined business cases, costs or schedules in order to support achievement of service quality standards for reliability, safety and overall productivity. Manage operational process activities in order to achieve high productivity, low costs and efficient work practices and to ensure compliance with National Grid policies and procedures (e.g. Safety, ERP, OPS-1). Develop and manage ongoing relationships with Business Services to deal with external customers, Municipals, unions and public agencies in order to identify and deliver solutions that benefit both parties. Challenge existing processes and continuously seek ways to do things better in order to drive greater efficiencies and improve overall productivity for the business. Direct the efforts and resources of the team in order to ensure safety, reliability, security and integrity consistent with company goals, objectives and policies in full compliance with existing and future government codes and regulations. Provides the right environment for their team to canvass and champion better or new ways of doing things which ultimately improves service objectives. Connects in with the right people to ensure potential obstacles or issues are overcome and resolved as quickly and effectively as possible thereby meeting or exceeding operational and budget objectives. Able to analyze the potential causes of a breakdown in service. Able to influence and build relationships at senior levels, internally and externally in order to get things done and improve business relationships. Determine and help set performance objectives and goals for Supervisors within this group.
Qualifications Knowledge and Experience Required:
Bachelors Degree in related field with significant (5+ years) knowledge and experience of Overhead, Underground and Operations or knowledge equivalent to that acquired through completion of a two year technical school plus additional specialized training with 10 years qualifying experience or equivalent experience as demonstrated through job knowledge. Ability to effectively direct multiple disciplines and groups during storm restoration efforts. Ability to travel overnight outside of your normal work area. Ability to work overtime including holidays/weekends as needed. Possess and maintain a clean, valid state issued driver's license.
National Grid is an equal opportunity employer that value s a broad diversity of talent, knowledge, experience and expertise. We foster a culture of inclusion t hat drives employee engagement to deliver superior performance to the communities we serve. National Grid is proud to be an affirmative action employer. We encourage minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans to join the National Grid team.
Job : Maint & Construction Primary Location : NY-Buffalo Organisation : Maint & Construction Schedule : Full-time Job Posting : Jan 2, 2018, 7:47:42 PM Unposting Date : Jan 24, 2018, 4:59:00 AM


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