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Distribution Construction Supervisor - North & South (Austin Energy Employees Only)

Posting Title Distribution Construction Supervisor - North & South (Austin Energy Employees Only) Job Requisition Number AE501661 Position Number 100219 Job Type Full-Time Division Name Electric Service Delivery (115) Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited high school or equivalent, plus six (6) years of experience in electric utility construction, inspection, maintenance, and/or design, including (2) years of experience in leading or supervising the coordination or scheduling of electric utility construction or maintenance projects. 

Licenses or Certifications:

Valid Texas Class C Driver License.  

Notes to Applicants

The City of Austin employment application is an official document; incomplete applications will not be considered. Please be sure that your application is a reflection of your entire work history. Describe your specific experience for each position. Include all job duties, responsibilities, and employment dates. Any gaps in employment must have an explanation and dates of unemployment.

Resumes will not be accepted. Statements such as “see resume” will not be accepted. You may use “N/A” for fields that are not applicable. Starting salary will be based on overall relevant experience from your employment application.

The responses to the supplemental questions should reference the employment history listed in the employment history section. Once the requisition has closed, the application cannot be changed to update work history, supplemental questions, or any other information.

We reserve the right to verify high school and college education for the top candidate(s).

If you have any questions regarding your City of Austin employment application, please use the official website of the City of Austin as reference.

Candidates selected for interview(s) may be required to complete an assessment(s) approved by Municipal Civil Service process, Rule 4.

Written and/or field assessments, may be administered before, during and/or after the hiring process.

Employees, in Good Standing, who are candidates within the department/division that the position resides in and who meet the minimum and preferred qualifications (if any) of the position will be included in the initial interview. Department/division employee must remain in Good Standing through the Top Candidate Selection phase at which time the Good Standing status will be re-verified.

Military/Veterans must provide a copy of their DD214 verifying honorable discharge, at the time of initial interview to receive military/veteran interview preference.

This position must travel between various locations to meet with vendors as part of the regular job duties.

This position is categorized as Essential Personnel. Essential personnel are required to work during emergencies or bad weather if they are scheduled to work and in some cases when they are not scheduled. All Essential employees ensure the continuance of key operations in order to maintain the delivery of electric service safely for the City of Austin.

Shift may change according to departmental needs.

Work hours may include after hours, holidays, and weekends.

Additional hours may be required to work outside of regular schedule.

The top candidate will be subject to a minimum 10 year criminal history background check.

The term “essential functions” means the fundamental job duties of the employment position the individual holds or desires. The following are the physical and cognitive requirements as they relate to this position.

Strength Abilities:
20 lbs. – 50 lbs. from ground to 4 ft. – Up to 33% – Weekly

20 lbs. – 50 lbs. for 20 ft. at 35 degrees – Up to 33% – Monthly

20 lbs. – 50 lbs. – Up to 33% – Monthly

Functional Abilities:
Posture and Mobility:
Sitting – 33% – 66% – Daily
Standing, Driving, Walking – Up to 33% – Daily
Balancing, Crouching/Squatting, Kneeling, Bending/Stooping, Twisting – Up to 33% – Weekly
Running, Jumping, Crawling, Throwing – Up to 33% – Monthly

Legs only – Up to 33% – Daily
Arms and legs – Up to 33% – Monthly

Above shoulder, Below shoulder – Up to 33% – Daily

Power grip, Pinch grip – Up to 33% – Weekly

Manual Dexterity/Fine Motor Control:
Writing, Keyboarding – 33% – 66% – Daily
Work with small parts/tools, Manual controls – Up to 33% – Monthly

Conversation, Telephone – Greater than 66% – Daily
Radio communications – Up to 33% – Weekly

Color, Depth, Near Vision, Far Vision – Greater than 66% – Daily

Cognitive Ability:
Handling variety of tasks at once, Provide supervision – Greater than 66% – Daily
Decision making (low level, high level), Timely task completion, Problem solving, Analytical ability, Calculations, Concentration – 33% – 66% – Daily

Working Conditions:
Contact with co-workers/public – Greater than 66% – Daily
Automobile – Up to 33% – Daily
Overtime – Up to 33% – Weekly
Traveling – Up to 33% – Monthly

Environmental Conditions:
Inside work – 33% – 66% – Daily
Direct Sunlight, Lighting (Bright) – Up to 33% – Daily
Outside work, Uneven Terrain, High Vehicular traffic areas, Dust/particulates, Heat/Humidity, Dull – Up to 33% – Weekly
Loud noise, Cold – Up to 33% – Monthly

Personal Protective Equipment:
Safety Glasses, Hard Hat, Arc Flash Protection, Sun Screen, Safety shoes/boots, Gloves – other, Rubber boots

This position is considered FLSA Non-Exempt.

Non-exempt employees will be compensated for any additional hours worked when such compensation is required by law.

Please note that Austin Energy may close the job posting at any time after 7 days from the date of the initial advertisement.

Pay Range



Monday – Friday
6:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Shift may change according to departmental needs.

Work hours may include after hours, holidays, and weekends.

Additional hours may be required to work outside of regular schedule.

Job Close Date
06/19/2018 Type of Posting Departmental Only Department Austin Energy Regular/Temporary Regular Grant Funded or Pooled Position Not Applicable Category Professional Location North (2526 Kramer Lane) / South (4419 Meinardus) Preferred Qualifications

Distribution Construction Supervisor
The Distribution Construction Supervisor position is responsible for the supervision of resources required to schedule, coordinate, expedite, and track both designed and non-designed Distribution projects .

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Experience working with Austin Energy’s Quality Management System (QMS) to include Distribution Construction Risk Assessments and Performance Measures.
  2. Experience with purchasing processes and support services for Electric Utility Construction Projects. Such as Request for EIC, Lane Closure, Permits, One Calls, After hour Outages, and Customer Payment.
  3. Experience with resource and GIS tracking programs such as MAXIMO, STORMS, Smart Sheet, ADMS, Share Point, and Customer Invoicing.
  4. Experience working with Austin Energy’s Distribution Construction Standards (DCS), Distribution Design Guidelines (DDG) and the Distribution Criteria Manual (DCM) for both overhead and underground facilities.
Duties, Functions and Responsibilities

Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.

  1. Assigns, organizes, and monitors task completion for work group.
  2. Communicates with both internal and external stakeholders to ensure project requirements are met.
  3. Develops, revises, and implements standard operating procedures for the section/division.
  4. Interprets, explains, and enforces City of Austin policies, procedures, building codes, specifications, and ordinances.
  5. Ensures compliance with Austin Energy (AE) Safety Rules and Regulations, Construction Standards, Design Criteria Manual, and Quality Management System.
  6. Determines goals, objectives, resource requirements, and budget for associated activities.

Responsibilities- Supervision and/or Leadership Exercised:

Responsible for the full range of supervisory activities including selection, training, evaluation, counseling, and recommendation for dismissal.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Must possess required knowledge, skills, abilities and experience and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

  • Knowledge of applicable AE and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) safety policies and regulations.
  • Knowledge of electrical construction practices, equipment, and techniques.
  • Knowledge of AE Electric Service Delivery (ESD) Quality Management System.
  • Knowledge of supervisory and managerial techniques and principles.
  • Skill in estimating time, materials, and labor for assigned jobs.
  • Skill in communicating both orally and in writing.
  • Skill in handling multiple tasks and prioritizing.
  • Skill in planning and organizing.
  • Skill in using computers, current mapping software, current scheduling software, and related software applications.
  • Skill in analyzing complex data and efficiently solving problems.
  • Ability to perform field inspections.
  • Ability to respond to unscheduled and emergency situations.
  • Ability to quickly recognize and analyze irregular events.
  • Ability to read and interpret plans, maps, contracts, and written specifications.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective communication and working relationships with subordinate staff, management, City employees, and the public.
  • Ability to work with frequent interruptions and changes in priorities.
  • Ability to supervise and train others.
  • Ability to produce and maintain an acceptable driving record.
Does this job require a criminal background investigation? This position requires a criminal background investigation EEO/ADA

City of Austin is committed to compliance with the American Disabilities Act. If you require reasonable accommodation during the application process or have a question regarding an essential job function, please call (512) 974-3210 or TTY (512) 974-2445.

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