This position is responsible for jurisdictional implementation of key functions in the areas of capacity planning, power quality, reliability and component integrity programs. The Director will manage the jurisdictional implementation of programs/projects and associated resource requirements in order to meet regulatory requirements, and active Duke Energy/jurisdictional power quality and reliability, capacity planning and component integrity/maintenance objectives. The Director is accountable for the technical analysis and economic solutions to identify capacity growth and system additions; including contingency projects for the complete delivery system infrastructure. The Director will serve to lead the financial management and prioritization of the jurisdictional O&M and Capital budgets in order to optimize the program and project requirements based on common processes and tools, ensuring the jurisdictional/department objectives are met.
Responsibilities and Duties:
- Lead the Distribution Midwest PQ/R&I/Planning team with appropriate emphasis on safety, quality, cost effectiveness, and the professional development and motivation of employees.
- Lead the Capital and O&M Asset Management finances for aligned jurisdiction and prioritization of programs/projects such that optimal performance is achieved.
- Provide oversight for critical functions across their jurisdiction. This includes ensuring process compliance, achievement of KPI’s, implementing audit corrective actions, adherence to jurisdictional regulatory requirements, and the identification/implementation of “best practices”.
- Manage the implementation of effective distribution maintenance programs to optimize the performance of distribution equipment, maximize the benefits realized from maintenance expenditures, and achieve reliability performance goals.
- Manage capacity planning development and execution for load growth and expansion projects to assure that timely infrastructure additions and improvements are made to the distribution system to meet capacity and operating requirements, provide contingencies, and maintain continuity of service to large customers.
- Graduation from a four-year college or university with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from an ABET accredited program. A Master's degree in engineering will be considered in lieu of the B. S. engineering degree.
- 8 or more years of direct engineering experience
- 4 or more years of experience in a leadership role
- Knowledge of Distribution Systems
- Knowledge of:
- Capacity planning process
- Standards programs
- Budgeting and financial management
- Power quality and reliability programs
- Development of maintenance programs
- State regulatory requirements
- Advanced Degree
- Professional Engineering Certification
- Demonstrated proficiency in Leadership Imperatives
- Highly developed leadership, team development, technical, and project management skills directly related to electrical distribution engineering, construction, and operations
- The ability to work with abstract ideas and incomplete data to develop coherent plans and programs
- Strong interpersonal and analytical skills, the ability to work collaboratively across organizations
- Highly developed written and verbal communication skills to express ideas and influence a wide audience
- Ability to prepare and effectively present concepts one-on-one and in group settings
- The individual must balance financial, engineering, legal, and regulatory factors to develop and manage plans and program