Become part of the energy behind public power! ElectriCities has spent the past 50 years working closely with public power communities across North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia to improve their utility and government operations. We have an in-depth understanding of the utility business and the unique challenges each of these communities face. ElectriCities’ strength is bringing public power communities together to share knowledge in an effort to make their power safer and more reliable.
We are looking for a dynamic individual to be part of our Safety & Training team. The Manager, Safety & Training provides leadership and oversight to ElectriCities’ safety training and auditing programs, with the goal of ensuring member cities/regional cities attain and maintain a comprehensive, continuously improving, and cost-effective safety program. This position will collaborate with Learning and Development to create, install, and promote a safety program with the ability to evolve in an ever-changing industry. This position will be located in Raleigh, NC.
Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Provide leadership, direction, and vision to the Safety & Training staff and ElectriCities’ member cities/regional cities to ensure goals and objectives are met and responsibilities and accountabilities are fulfilled in pursuit of attaining and maintaining comprehensive and cost-effective safety programs for all members. • Develop and implement long-term plans to continually improve the safety training program to reflect current industry issues and leverage the most efficient training methods and technologies for program deployment. • Manage, develop, and implement Safety Program Guidelines for member cities/regional cities and establish criteria for measuring the effectiveness of safety programs, including Safety Program Audits. • Manage the development and implementation of formal safety and training sessions, schools, and career development programs for operating utility employees of member cities/regional cities. This includes collaborating with ElectriCities’ Learning & Development team on curriculum development. • With assistance from Safety Training staff, oversee the process for accident investigations for members upon request. • Serve as an advisory member to the ElectriCities Safety & Training Team and the North Carolina Association of Municipal Electric Systems (NCAMES) Board of Directors. • Advise and assist members in complying with governmental laws and regulations pertaining to safety and training. • Oversee and coordinate workshops and seminars on specialized safety training topics to individual members as needed. This includes collaborating with ElectriCities’ Learning & Development team on curriculum development. • Promote, develop, and implement programs and practices in conjunction with ElectriCities member governmental bodies that will provide for the operation and maintenance of member electric distribution systems. • Build and maintain relationships with non-member municipalities in neighboring states in order to promote the growth of associate membership and attendance in ElectriCities schools/programs. • Provide general managerial oversight to the Safety and Training Department including budgeting, planning, monitoring of goals, staff performance feedback, and staff development. Establish the long-term strategic direction of ElectriCities’ Learning & Development (L&D) program for Members and internal staff.
Qualified candidates will possess the following:
• A Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Safety or equivalent work experience in the field of lineworker safety and training. • A minimum of ten (10) years of electric utilities experience, with a specific focus on electric distribution operations, maintenance, or construction. • A minimum of five (5) years of supervisory experience. • Demonstrated record of proven leadership and people management, with an emphasis on long-term planning and Safety program development. • Strong working knowledge of safe work practices and required training involved in the construction, operation, and maintenance of a high voltage electric utility system. • Strong working knowledge of the rules and regulations applicable to the electric utility industry, including but not limited to ANSI ASTM standards, OSHA regulations, other applicable Federal and State regulations. • Innovative thinker with a track record for translating strategic thinking into action plans and results and effectively navigating change. • Excellent presentation and interpersonal communication skills with the ability to relate well with craft personnel both within the field and within classroom. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing with staff and management personnel. • Demonstrated ability to collaborate with other departments such as Learning and Development to ensure that all Safety and Training programs/classes meet the demand that ElectriCities members and regional cities require. • Demonstrated willingness to accept responsibility and be capable of working on his/her own initiative with general guidance. • The ability to travel by car 40-60% percent of the work within the states of North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia. This may include frequent overnight travel.
We offer challenging and rewarding careers in a family-friendly culture, a competitive compensation, benefits, and rewards package, as well as career development opportunities. ElectriCities is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
About ElectriCities of North Carolina, Inc.
ElectriCities is a not-for-profit membership organization of municipally owned electric utilities that are spread across North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia.
We advocate for public power communities at the state and federal levels, and provide a number of administrative, technical, legal, and legislative services to support our members.