To provide leadership, management and accountability for the development of effective maintenance plans for SMUDs transmission and distribution systems. To assume beginning to end governing process management for the transmission and distribution systems asset management process from engineering analysis of system maintenance needs to recommendation of system maintenance and capital replacement investments that fit within the overall strategic objectives of SMUD
Assists in the development, implementation and managing of department goals, objectives, policies and priorities in partnership with subordinates, supervisors and the department Manager; selects, trains, motivates, evaluates and develops subordinate personnel and ensures that department strategic objectives and priorities are achieved and coordinated with other departments and business units within SMUD.
Regular - Full Time
No. of Openings
Pay Scale Group
Base Salary Annual Low
Base Salary Annual High
Major Duties & Responsibilities
Provides leadership and accountability to ensure that SMUD has planned effectively for the maintenance and capital replacement investments of its transmission and distribution systems in a manner consistent with SMUDs strategic goals using specialized technical and professional electrical engineering expertise in transmission and distribution system planning and engineering; provides direction for an functional staff by developing, assessing and modifying work processes that meet standards of safety and economy; assures high quality work in the asset management process for the distribution system and transmission system maintenance from initial evaluation of current system performance, analysis of system component condition, development of maintenance requirements including data collection, and development of work plans.
Directs the work of subordinates in a functional unit and maintains staffing levels and work quality in order to meet defined objectives and assigned unit responsibility by interpreting and executing SMUD policies and procedures and regulatory requirements; recommending modifications to operating policies; overseeing and evaluating work through experienced lead employees who exercise independence in their assignments; hiring, conducting disciplinary investigations and making recommendations up for Positive Discipline, training, coaching, mentoring and developing subordinates; provides timely performance feedback and management for assigned subordinate personnel.
Shared responsibility for developing and administering the budget for the asset management process by monitoring unit budget expenditures against plan; identifying and reconciling budget anomalies; monitoring and revising schedules, expenditures and assignments as warranted; and recommending and reviewing performance metrics.
Assesses human, operational and financial resource requirements, develops recommendations for short and long-term funding, tools, resources and facilities required to support segment work processes and coordinates requirements with segment owner.
Develops and maintains team relationships with internal and external clients, including managers, supervisors, program and project managers, customers and local agencies to maximize safety, productivity, open and continuing communications and achievement of work objectives.
Accountable for due diligence in ensuring adherence to established SMUD safety policies, Federal, State and local safety and hazardous waste laws, codes and regulations; supports achievement of SMUD safety goals by developing and monitoring specific safety performance goals for the sub-segment work process; monitoring and responding to safety concerns of staff, contractors and customers using specific knowledge of Federal, State and local laws and regulations; and working with the Work Performance Resource Center and Safety, Health and Environmental Services to stay abreast of safety innovation and training to ensure workplace and public safety.
Responsible for evaluating innovations in design, equipment, technology and materials in the transmission and distribution systems and operations lines of business for alignment with business requirements.
Represents SMUD on governmental, industry and professional organizations and committees and participates in forums pertaining to assigned work processes.
Performs other related duties as required.
Education: BS in Electrical Engineering from an accredited college or university
Experience: Ten (10) or more years of progressively responsible relevant engineering work experience in distribution system planning, T&D maintenance or operations. Experience in transmission planning or operations is desired. In addition, candidates will also have at least 5 years in a leadership role including managing a diverse work force, overall project management including resource management; personnel scheduling; and budget development & monitoring; and performance metrics development and monitoring.
Knowledge Of: Principles and practices of electrical engineering applied to transmission and distribution system maintenance planning; Federal, State and local safety and hazardous waste laws, codes and regulations including Cal-OSHA, G.O. 95, 128 and 165 regulations; SMUD safety policies, practices and procedures; industry best practices related to distribution and transmission maintenance planning; metrics and unit cost development; principles of supervision as well as IBEW and OSE Memorandum of Understanding, SDPs and other special agreements; process design and principles for continuous process improvement; principles of leading and managing multi-discipline, cross-functional teams including planning, organizing, integration, coordination, control and measurement of the activities of others; techniques, practices and standards for SMUD distribution system and transmission maintenance; contract specification, proposal development, negotiation, and management; techniques of performance plan and evaluation development and administration for the staff; develop performance metrics and accountability for the staff and sub-segment; principles and practices for taking disciplinary action and conducting investigations, including the Positive Discipline Program; principles and practices for budget development and administration; project management; procedures and method of auditing; standard operating Procedures for modern office equipment including a computer and applicable software; English grammar, punctuation and vocabulary standards;
Skill To: Achieve results through the efforts of others, establish and maintain effective working relationships internally/externally; plan, organize, direct, control, and review the work of others; prepare performance plans and evaluations for the staff; develop performance metrics and accountability for the staff and sub-segment; coordinate the work of the function or unit with other SMUD entities; prepare and implement safety plans, procedures and practices for unit; develop and implement new and revised policies and procedures to provide for the effective operation of the area of responsibility; design, maintain and document processes; respond quickly to changing priorities; read and interpret engineering plans, diagrams and drawings; provide effective reporting to management; evaluate and resolve complex technical or management issues; develop and conduct oral presentations to internal/external audiences; assess emergency jobs and conduct and direct operations and repair work in a safe and timely manner effectively explain complex and/or controversial policies, regulations, rates, electric service requirements, procedures and/or activities internally/externally; interpret, analyze and apply pertinent SMUD policies, procedures, regulations, requirements, goals and plans; understand and apply applicable personnel laws, codes and regulations; make innovative recommendations for improvement in design or construction processes; recognize program/project barriers and propose solutions for their resolution; utilize a personal computer and/or computer terminal, systems and software relevant to the job; communicate effectively orally and in writing internally/externally.
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Valid California Driver's License
Applicants must be able to perform the essential job functions with or without a reasonable accommodation.
The health and wellbeing of our employees and our community is our top priority. SMUD follows CDC guidance and adheres to all local, county and state orders. To this end, if you are scheduled to come on a SMUD campus, you will need to monitor your health (ensuring your temperature is below 100.4° and you’re free of COVID-19 symptoms), wear a face covering, and adhere to social distancing guidelines.
Sacramento - Bradshaw
50140141 MGR,TandD MAINTENANCE PLANNING
Additional Posting Info for Candidate
Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) - Who We Are As the nation's sixth-largest community-owned electric service provider, we're proud of our reputation as one of the best places to work in Sacramento. Our employees tell us in our engagement surveys they're "Happy, satisfied and engaged" which helps create a workplace that best serves our customers. Sacramento was named as the 2nd happiest place to work in America by Forbes Magazine. Lake Tahoe, San Francisco and the world-renowned Napa Valley are within easy driving distance of our locations.
California Equal Pay Act SMUD is committed to ensuring we're a workplace where diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I), are part of who we are and how we do things. Supporting efforts that promote pay equality is part of that. Salary placement for the selected candidate will be determined in alignment with the California Equal Pay Act.
Our Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion SMUD respects, values and celebrates the unique attributes, characteristics and perspectives that make each person who they are. Diversity and inclusion are guiding principles to deliver a culture that reflects the broader values of the community and our customers. Our Board's policy for Employee Relation sets our commitment to developing and maintaining a high quality, inclusive workplace that engages and inspires employees to commit to SMUD's purpose, vision and values.
Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) - Who We Are
As the nation's sixth-largest community-owned electric service provider, we're proud of our reputation as one of the best places to work in Sacramento. Our employees tell us in our engagement surveys they're "Happy, satisfied and engaged" which helps create a workplace that best serves our customers.
Sacramento was named as the 2nd happiest place to work in America by Forbes Magazine. Lake Tahoe, San Francisco and the world-renowned Napa Valley are within easy driving distance of our locations.
Our Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion
SMUD respects, values and celebrates the unique attributes, characteristics and perspectives that make each person who they are. Diversity and inclusion are guiding principles to deliver a culture that reflects the broader values of the community and our customers. Our Board's policy for Employee Relation sets our commitment to developing and maintaining a high quality, inclusive workplace that engages and inspires employees to commit to SMUD's purpose, vision and values.
Why Sacramento, California?
The capitol of California, Sacramento is the state's sixth-largest city, and the 35th... largest in the U.S. Local universities include California State University, University of the Pacific's McGeorge School of Law, and the University of California, Davis and several competitive community colleges. The UC Davis Medical Center, a world-renowned research hospital, is one of more than a dozen hospitals and shared services centers in the Sacramento region. Part of the agriculturally-rich Central Valley, Sacramento is at the forefront of the farm-to-fork food movement. Northern California is home to some of the country's top technology companies, including Google and LinkedIn, and a multitude of startups in many industries. Sacramento is home to the NBA Kings, the River Cats (AAA baseball), the Republic FC (soccer) and the San Francisco Giants, NBA Warriors and NFL 49er's aren't far away. Sacramento offers an affluent liberal arts community with Broadway, Mondavi Center, Crocker Museum and summer musical theater to name a few.
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