Job Duties: Plans, organizes, directs, and guides the execution of strategies, processes, programs and business operations for assigned departments within the Electrical Systems Division. Maintains current knowledge of organizational and departmental policies and procedures. Confers with Executive Management and recommends changes in policies, organization programs, methods and procedures, and communicates changes. Coordinates with staff to execute the initiatives, strategies, and directives of the Electrical Systems Division. Develops and oversees administrative and program standards for the assigned departments. Oversees the implementation and administration of programs and processes. Reviews and evaluates results of program impact; provides summary findings to Executive Management, and recommends options to optimize programs and processes. Supports the continuous quality improvement of complex business processes, optimization, and allocation of resources. Oversees project management of projects within the Electrical Systems Division. Oversees the development and management of the annual operating and capital improvement budget for assigned departments. Prepares and reviews reports as part of the process of monitoring and communicating performance results; ensures timely preparation of appropriate regulatory reports or other documents. Makes verbal and written presentations regarding assigned functional areas. Conducts and participates in long and short-range studies regarding the assigned departments. Provides strategic support to Executive Management in the areas of planning, research, communications, and project management. Takes direction from Executive Management in ensuring that the business policy and imperatives created by the General Manager & CEO are being accomplished by the Electrical Systems Division. Advises management in appropriate resolution of issues related to assigned functional areas. Confers with responsible regulatory agencies relative to the goals and operational standards of departments within the Electrical Systems Division. Is active and represents the utility in state organizations related to assigned functional areas, including state and national utility associations. Monitors and identifies legal requirements, government reporting regulations, and legislative issues and priorities affecting assigned functional areas and determines their respective impacts on current and future operations. Ensures policies, procedures and reporting are in compliance. Serves as utility representative with local, State, Federal, and International agencies concerning utility regulations, grants, operational functions, and procedures. Responsible for the full range of supervisory activities, including selection, training, evaluation, counseling, and recommendation for dismissal of all Electrical Systems Division employees. Completes other duties as assigned.
Knowledge: Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of public utility administration and its specific application to the administration of assigned areas of responsibility. Thorough understanding of the business dynamics, regulatory issues, competitive issues, and general operating environment surrounding the utility industry. Thorough knowledge of the local, state, and federal laws and regulations relating to the assigned areas of responsibility. Knowledge of planning practices and principles. Knowledge and experience in strategic planning and execution. Knowledge and experience in formulating policy. Knowledge in developing and implementing new strategies and procedures. Knowledge of contracting, negotiating, and change management. Knowledge of public relations principles and practices. Knowledge of budgeting methods and systems. Knowledge of project management practices and principles.
Skills: Professional oral and written communication skills in English. Customer service, strategic, and critical thinking skills. Interpersonal skills to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies. Skill in handling conflict and uncertain situations. Computer software skills using Microsoft Office.
Abilities: Ability to make sound decisions and take or guide courses of action in operations. Ability to deliver public presentations. Ability to work with frequent interruptions and changes in priorities. Ability to analyze and resolve irregular events. Ability to work a flexible schedule and to travel. Ability to set strategy, provide direction, and create plans to meet both functional and departmental goals. Ability to manage multiple strategic and tactical projects.
Education and Experience Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree in Electric Engineering or a field from an Accreditation Board for Engineering & Technology (ABET) accredited university and ten (10) years of progressively responsible experience related to the assigned areas of responsibility, at least five (5) years of which were in a management capacity. A Master’s degree is preferred.
Certificates, Licenses, and Registrations: Requires a valid Texas Driver License or receipt of a valid Texas Driver’s License within 90 days of relocation to Texas and a safe driving record, as measured by company policy.
Must hold and maintain an active Professional Engineer license in Texas in Electric Engineering or a related discipline. Professional Engineer license from other jurisdictions providing comity with Texas may be allowed; however, candidate must acquire a Texas Professional Engineer license within 12 months in order to remain in the position.
Physical Requirements: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Limited amount of physical effort required associated with walking, lifting and carrying light objects (less than 40 lbs.). Work is done in a normal office environment with frequent exposure to outdoor temperatures, dirt and dust, and/or disagreeable sights and odors. Position requires frequent weekend and evening work. Work may require frequent overnight travel.
Eligibility for Employment: In addition to any and all other qualifications required for employment stated under the Brownsville P.U.B Personnel Policies and Procedures Policy No. 39:
No person can be hired who shall be related to any member of the Board of Directors, City Commission, any Director or the Audit Manager within the third degree of consanguinity or second degree by affinity.
Additional Salary Information: Comprehensive Benefits Package Included
About Brownsville Public Utilities Board
The Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) was formally chartered by the city of Brownsville in 1960 to provide electrical, water and wastewater services to its customers in the southernmost part of Texas.
BPUB values flexible, proactive customer service catered to best suit the delivery of the finest services possible. BPUB's mission is to create value for customers and the community as the provider of choice for utility services.
By delivering exceptional electric, water and wastewater services to the Brownsville area, BPUB has set the standard as a customer-focused, municipally owned utility (MOU) offering reliable services the community can depend on. Today, BPUB is ranked as one of the largest MOUs in the state and country.
In this leadership role, BPUB has built its reputation on providing quality electric, water and wastewater services for a community with an estimated population of 176,000 and some customers outside city limits. BPUB provides 46,000 industrial, commercial and residential customers with electric service, about 47,000 with water service, and about 47,000 with sewer service both inside and outside the city’s corporate boundaries and to the Port of Brownsville and its industries.