The Electric Distribution Systems Manager is the principal electrical engineer for the electrical distribution system serving the UNC-CH, which is very similar in complexity and operation to a major municipal system or to a small investor-owned utility. This position is unique across the state. There are few, if any, other similar engineering positions within the engineering ranks of state government. As a principal licensed engineer this position is the final authority on distribution system development, planning, construction, design, operating and maintenance. This position manages the entire operation of Electric Distribution Systems. Examples include: system planning, design of facilities, specification of materials, equipment and vehicles, development of safe work procedures, practices and methods; development and maintenance of computerized maps and records; preventative maintenance, metering service and reading program, procurement and construction activity. This position has direct supervision for 9 positions and responsibility for the management of all employees (currently 29 positions). Examples include: performance management, coaching employees and administering disciplinary actions, etc.
Education and Experience:
Engineer Supervisor: Bachelor’s degree in the engineering discipline related to the area of assignment and four years of related engineering experience; or equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions. Architect Supervisor: Bachelor’s degree related to the area of assignment and four years of related experience; or equivalent combination of training and experience. Licensed to practice architecture or landscape architecture by the North Carolina Board of Architecture or the North Carolina Board of Landscape Architects. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.
This position manages and engineering program. It is responsible for serving as a manager and/or program authority in an organization or major component of an organization. Positions in this class perform administrative duties such as planning, organizing and managing daily operations, ensuring quality assurance, managing human resource management functions, and staff development.
KNOWLEDGE – PROFESSIONAL: Knowledge of professional engineering/architect theory, techniques, practices and procedures; knowledge of the area of engineering/architect assignment and skills in applying this knowledge in a review; knowledge of state and federal rules and regulations governing the program; knowledge of agency/university practices, procedures and principles.
Knowledge of professional engineering/architect theory, techniques, practices and procedures; organizational structure, historical, budgetary and/or extraneous factors or implications; skills in applying this knowledge.
Ability to apply thorough knowledge of local, state and federal regulations governing the area of work.
Ability to apply thorough knowledge of supervisory practices and skill in supervising others, including communication skills, how to delegate and assign work, how to deal effectively with difficult employees, how to evaluate performance and to conduct investigations and participate in disciplinary actions. Ability to mentor new supervisors.
Full knowledge of state government's HR interview policies and procedures. Thorough knowledge of management concerns (e.g. financial, organizational, and/or strategic objectives).
Ability to apply thorough knowledge of applicable information technology, and the impact of work with other systems and program.
Ability to apply extensive knowledge of strategic planning methodologies and practices.
PROGRAMSUPERVISIONANDADMINISTRATION: Ability to establish expectations and clear direction to meet goals and objectives. Ability to motivate and engage employees through effective communication. Ability to provide fiscal oversight. Knowledge of appropriate policies and procedures for recruiting, selecting, developing, counseling, disciplining, and evaluating performance of employees to retain a diverse workforce. Ability to administer and ensure compliance with human resources policies and procedures. Ability to observe and assess work. Ability to provide feedback. Ability to provide technical supervision of staff. Ability to develop plans for employees to gain necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform their duties. Ability to plan for and support employees in career development opportunities. Ability to assign work and to establish work rules and acceptable levels of quality and quantity of work. Ability to review work and evaluate performance of others, and to develop individuals' competencies.
Ability to mentor, coach and manage the total competencies of staff in multiple organizational units or region. Seek sources and opportunities for employee training and growth.
Ability to direct the management of program and staff resources. Ability to involve employees in strategic planning and implementation and in the development of policies and procedures.
Ability to develop strategies to improve quality of service, performance, and budgetary/operational efficiency for multiple units or region.
Ability to provide fiscal oversight for area and may be involved in full cycle budget creation and implementation for agency/university.
CRITICALTHINKING: Ability to think critically including questioning, analysis, synthesis, interpretation, inference, inductive and deductive reasoning, intuition, application and creativity. Ability to assess and interpret work. Ability to develop, evaluates, implement and modify work. Ability to make accurate decisions.
Ability to manage complex work situations. Ability to anticipate and remains alert to potentially problematic situations. Ability to resolve unusual problems.
Ability to anticipate and develop solutions to unique problems and situations
CHANGEMANAGEMENT: Ability to plan and implement change initiatives. Ability to support innovation and creativity by encouraging staff to accept and resolve challenges. Ability to remain flexible to meet constantly changing and sometimes opposing demands.
Ability to lead the development and implementation of vision and mission statements. Ability to lead and direct the development and implementation of goals and objectives
COMMUNICATION: Ability to effectively communicate agency/university mission and objectives. Ability to present information effectively in a manner suited to the characteristics and needs of the audience. Ability to convey information clearly and concisely either verbally or in writing to ensure that the intended audience understands the information and the message. Ability to listen and respond appropriately to others.
Ability to communicate major and/or complex situations and actions, internal and external to the organization. Ability to interpret rules and regulations internal and external to the organization; ability to serve as a technical resource in developing response to the media.
Ability to document and report more complex or unique issues and effectively articulates written conclusions. Ability to ensure that fiscal rules and regulations are interpreted correctly, internal and external to the organization.
Ability to develop and maintain professional working relationships in complex and/or difficult situations in order to achieve organizational goals.
Ability to serve as primary representative to the media for engineering/architect information.
Position primarily works in an office setting; however, the position must make routine and emergency inspections of work performed by EDS employees that require the climbing of stairs, ladders, equipment and entering confined spaces. The position must be able to withstand hot/cold temperatures. Field work would be equivalent to an industrial plant environment in extremely cold, hot and/or humid temperatures, high places (bucket trucks or ladders, etc.) and down in confined spaces such as manholes and/or vaults.
Registration as a Professional Engineer in the State of North Carolina.
State of North Carolina Electrical Contractor, Limited or Unlimited License.
Five (5) years of significant, progressive experience in design, operation, maintenance, planning and construction of similar electric distribution systems and/or other utilities.
Minimum five (5) years supervisory and/or management experience as a second level supervisor and/or manager.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.
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