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Distribution Process Manager (Advanced Technology)

Posting Title Distribution Process Manager (Advanced Technology) Job Requisition Number AE501522 Position Number 100384 Job Type Full-Time Division Name Electric Service Delivery (115) Minimum Qualifications
  • Graduation with a Bachelor?s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in Engineering. Business or in a field related to the job, plus seven (7) years related experience, four (4) years of which were in a supervisory or managerial capacity.

Licenses or Certifications:

Notes to Applicants

This position will strategically and tactically lead and manage a new organization within the Smart Grid & System Operations division in order to execute and implement Austin Energy’s Strategic Goal of Grid Modernization. Grid Modernization is essential to Austin Energy to deliver customer value, operational and business excellence/efficiencies, smart infrastructure, and innovative technology needed for current and future business needs.

This position will lead and manage the following Advanced Technology Programs:

1. Advanced Metering Infrastructure
2. Transmission & Distribution Automation
3. Distributed Energy Resources Integration & Optimization
4. Asset Management
5. Operational Technology

The ideal candidate will have a strong background in leadership and management with experience overseeing a team of 25 or more staff including supervisors or managers.

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.

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 is not eligible for work-related visa sponsorship. Candidates must be currently authorized to work in the United States without employer sponsorship.

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.

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.

Will be on call and will provide support for Incident Command.

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

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:
Lifting: 25 lbs. from 0 ft. to 4 ft., Carrying: 25 lbs. for 100 yds., Pushing/Pulling: 25 lbs. – Up to 33% of the time.

Functional Abilities:
Posture and Mobility:
Sitting – more than 66% of the time.
Standing, Driving, Walking, Balancing, Crouching/Squatting, Kneeling, Bending/Stooping, Twisting – Up to 33% of the time.

Legs only, Arms and Legs – Up to 33% of the time.

Above shoulder, Below Shoulder – Up to 33% of the time.

Manual Dexterity/Fine Motor Control:
Writing, Keyboarding – more than 66% of the time.
Work with Small Parts/Tools, Manual Controls – Up to 33% of the time.

Conversation, Telephone, Listening for equipment noises – More than 66% of the time.

Color, Depth, Near Vision, Far Vision – More than 66% of the time.

Cognitive Ability:
Decision Making (low level/high level), Timely task completion, handling variety of tasks at once, problem solving, analytical ability, calculations, concentration, provide supervision – More than 66% of the time.

Working Conditions:
Contact with co-workers/public – More than 66% of the time.
Working alone – 33 – 66% of the time.
Overtime, Traveling, Working in a remote location, Automobile – Up to 33% of the time.

Environmental Conditions:
Inside work – More than 66% of the time.
Outside work, Uneven terrain, High Vehicular traffic areas, Smoke, Dust/particulates, Loud noises, Heat/Humidity, Cold, Bright and Dull Lighting, Vibration Exposure (Whole body, Arms/Hands, Legs/Feet) – Up to 33% of the time.

Personal Protective Equipment:
Safety Glasses, Hard Hat, Coat or Apron, Arc Flash Protection, Face Shield, Safety Shoes/Boots, Gloves

Safety Hazards:
Electrical Substations, Electrical Switchgears, Electrical Distribution and Transmission system equipment, Outdoor/public area, Traffic.

Must have the ability to read, write, and speak English.

This position is FLSA exempt.

Exempt Employees: Exempt employees are salaried employees and, except as provided, are not eligible for overtime compensation.

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: 8:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.

FLSA Classification: Exempt

Job Close Date
12/29/2017 Type of Posting External Department Austin Energy Regular/Temporary Regular Grant Funded or Pooled Position Not Applicable Category Professional Location 2500 Montopolis Drive Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications :

  1. Experience in program or project managing Smart Grid projects including:
    • Advanced Meter Infrastructure (Meter Data Management System, Headend System, RFI/Cell wireless communications, Cyber Security, metering operations)
    • Distributed Energy Resources (Demand Side Management, Grid Scale Battery Storage, Demand and Emergency Response).
    • Asset Management (Asset Risk Management system, GIS, Distribution Process improvement, Work Management System).
    • Grid Automation (ADMS, EMS, Stormcenter, Data concentrators/IED implementation).
    • Smart Grid Operational Technology integration.
  2. Experience in working in metering operations and integration (including testing, meter exchange programs).
  3. Experience in electric meter-to-cash process, remote connect/disconnect and revenue protection.
  4. Experience in utility data analytics platform (e.g. Dataraker).
  5. Experience in distribution feeder solar hosting capacity analysis.
  6. Experience in Distributed Energy Resource Management System (DERMS).
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. Plans, organizes, directs, evaluates and controls Power Delivery Distribution activities.
  2. Manages personnel responsible for engineering designs and work orders for the installation of new and upgraded overhead and underground services; construction activities for customer and system requirements throughout the service area; installation and upgrade construction activities throughout the services area.
  3. Schedule staff, contractors, and materials for construction projects.
  4. Manages complex metering operations including specification, calibration, maintenance, and repair of residential, commercial and industrial metering.
  5. Serves as Vice President of Power Delivery in his/her absence.
  6. Oversees a multi-million-dollar budget with significant financial impact.
  7. Represents the City of Austin and Austin Energy interests to boards, commissions, and councils.
  8. Assists in electric system restoration due to outages caused by storms or equipment failure.

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.

  • Broad based knowledge of Transmission and Distribution operations, evolving industry and regulatory developments.
  • Knowledge of Transmission and Distribution customer requirements.
  • Knowledge of environmental regulation and compliance requirements.
  • Knowledge of utility financial, regulatory and managerial accounting practices.
  • Knowledge of supervisory and managerial techniques and principles.
  • Knowledge of fiscal planning and budget preparation.
  • Skill in handling conflict and uncertain situations.
  • Skill in collecting, analyzing, and interpreting applicable data.
  • Skill in oral and written communication.
  • Skill in handling multiple tasks and prioritizing.
  • Skill in using computers and related software applications.
  • Skill in data analysis and problem solving.
  • Ability to work with frequent interruptions and changes in priorities.
  • Ability to quickly recognize and analyze irregular events.
  • Ability to establish and maintain excellent communication and working relationships with city personnel and the public.
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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