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Prgm Mgr, Advanced Technology (Asset Management)

Posting Title Prgm Mgr, Advanced Technology (Asset Management) Job Requisition Number AE501524 Position Number 113329 Job Type Full-Time Division Name Power Supply & Market Ops Minimum Qualifications

  • Graduation with a Bachelor?s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in Business or Engineering related to the job, plus five (5) years of experience in a related field, two (2) years of which were in a program or project management capacity.

Licenses or Certifications:

  • None

Notes to Applicants

This position will manage the Asset Management Group (AMG), CIP Budgets, all integrations with other internal ESD and external Austin Energy business units and program manage the following Austin Energy Grid Modernization initiatives:
a) Work management system w/mobile workforce & asset management implementation.
b) DobleARMS (Transmission & Substation asset risk management system).
c) Substation battery monitoring for NERC regulatory compliance.
d) Transmission line fault location.
e) Distribution network power quality and fault location.
f) Unmanned Arial Vehicle (UAV) implementation.
g) Distribution Maintenance Process improvements.
h) Transmission, Network and Distributed Energy Resources Geometric Information System (GIS) implementation.
i) Distribution Pole Audits, and maintenance/replacement programs.
j) Distribution asset health monitoring and risk management.
k) New strategic technology research, pilots and POCs.

This position will provide support for Incident Command.

The Asset Management Group (AMG) is a mission critical operations and support arm of the Smart Grid and Systems Operations Organization (SGSO) as it provides the advanced asset management technology vision, assessment, management and leadership to optimize Austin Energy system asset lifecycle to achieve Austin Energy’s goal of evolving into a Smart Utility through Grid Modernization.

Minimum qualifications related fields defined:
Five (5) years of experience in a related field is considered working with or for an electric utility overseeing utility assets.

Two (2) years of which were in a program or project management capacity is considered being the sole manager of the program or project.

Program/Process/Project Manager Defined:
Responsible for activities ranging from program/process/project development to execution.
Must supervise at least two supervisors or
Two or more major program areas or
One supervisor and one major program area.

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 may travel between various locations as part of the regular job duties, and individuals may be required to drive their own personal vehicle or City vehicle. Successful candidate must be in possession of a Texas driver’s license as authorized by the Texas Transportation Code. A driving record verification will be conducted. Applicants for positions for which City driving is an essential function must meet the standards of the program: age 18 or older, current applicable driver’s license, proof of insurability, and no more than six (6) points assessed on Driver Record Evaluation (DRE) based on Department of Public Safety (DPS) Driver Record Report. This position falls under the COA safe driver program requirements.

This position will require travel to and from worksites.

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.

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:
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.

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
  • Three (3) years of experience working on a transmission & substation asset risk management system (e.g. DobleARMS).
  • Two (2) years of experience in transmission & distribution system design.
  • Three (3) years of experience performing transmission & distribution line fault location and power quality analysis.
  • Two (2) years of experience in Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) implementation.
  • Two (2) years of experience working on Geographic Information System (GIS) applications and implementation.
  • Three (3) years of experience in engineering risk assessments and impact studies.
  • One (1) year of experience in Work Management System w/mobile workforce & asset management implementation.
  • One (1) year of experience in distribution maintenance process improvements, Pole Audits, and switchgear maintenance/replacement programs.
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. Leads planning activities to develop short and long term strategic plans, roadmaps, and objectives for advanced technologies and programs
  2. Creates and manages operational budgets for short and long term technology projects and contracts
  3. Leads cross functional teams to achieve technology initiatives
  4. Manages existing and future contracts with vendors
  5. Leads market research activities to identify market trends in technologies and programs
  6. Produces periodic metrics to measure and improve: systems, projects, vendors, and service provider performance.
  7. Manages assigned matrix resources.
  8. Leverages functionality to identify operational efficiencies to improve customer satisfaction and reduce operational costs
  9. Produces business cases including cost versus benefit analysis and Request for Proposal (RFP’s) to support related technologies and initiatives and programs
  10. Facilitates and leads periodic executive round table and steering committees on related technologies and programs
  11. Facilitates internal communication, education, and training to staff, and internal and external stakeholders on technologies and programs

Responsibilities- Supervision and/or Leadership Exercised:

  • May be 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 electric utility operations: generation, transmission, distribution, or other related fields
  • Knowledge of advanced analytical, mathematical, or programming techniques
  • Knowledge of fiscal planning and budget preparation
  • Knowledge of applicable processes, engineering principles, data analysis, and application design
  • Knowledge of regulatory requirements and applicable federal, state, and local laws and ordinances
  • Skill in leading and directing personnel in a project and program capacity
  • Skill in determining needs and gathering, analyzing and presenting data to provide accurate information for management’s use
  • Skill in oral and written business and technical communication including preparation of written reports
  • Skill in handling and prioritizing multiple tasks and planning and organizing a program
  • Skill in using computers and related software applications
  • Skill in data analysis and problem solving
  • Skill in negotiations, program monitoring, and conflict resolution
  • Skill in conducting presentations on behalf of a public entity
  • Skill in projecting needs for equipment and personnel and formulating operating budgets
  • Ability to perform complex analysis, calculations, and problem solving
  • Ability to work with frequent interruptions and changes in priorities
  • Ability to direct the timely production of project proposals and agreements
  • Ability to prepare and evaluate business cases
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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