Engineering Services & System Operations Superintendent
City of Dover DE Electric Department
Location: Dover, Delaware
Type: Full Time
Required Education: 4 Year Degree
Salary: Based on Qualifications
Years of Experience:
5 - 10
Internal Number: 2021051
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The City of Dover is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Engineering Services & System Operations Superintendent. The staff member holding this position will have direct supervision of the system operations, engineering and substation divisions with the City of Dover’s Electric Department. Developing, implementing and managing capital projects will also be part of the portfolio of work. The department also includes a Transmission & Distribution division which is managed by the Linecrew Superintendent.
To ensure staff members are working as a team and growing professionally, the Superintendent provides guidance and direction as well as growth and professional opportunities. The supervised divisions should reflect the culture department as a whole and of the city. In addition, to foster a positive work environment acting and communicating in a manner that promotes harmonious relations with customers, co-workers and supervisors is required.
The following examples of job responsibilities will provide ways in which you, the candidate, will become immersed in our Electric Department and advance the city to satisfy our customer’s electrical needs.
Operations Management. Oversees the management of numerous projects that can either be completed by contractors or in-house staff. Management includes budgeting project costs and monitoring expenses to remain within budget and ensure timely completion, meeting deadlines, balancing staffing, weather and material availability and ordering necessary supplies. All projects must follow department policies and procedures and all Federal, State, and local legal, regulatory, and safety standards/requirements. Related documentation is required.
Financial Management. Manage and develop department budgets and budget reporting methods. Responsible for purchasing and approving electrical materials for City projects and stock levels; reviews vendor/ contractor bids and conducts cost analysis. Drafts Requests for Proposals and Quotes for purchases related to O & M and Capital expenses. Track Capital Improvement and New Development project expenditures and request budget adjustments as required.
Communication. Serve as a representative of the City regarding customer service on electrical system matters. Act as a liaison between the City and outside vendors during City projects. Coordinate and report Department operations to City officials and Department heads.
A Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical/ Industrial Engineering or a related field
Professional Engineer (PE) License preferred but not required
7 to 9 years of experience in functions related to the position
Equivalent education and experience
Strong knowledge of budgetary planning and reporting
Excellent financial, statistical, and mathematical analysis and reporting skills
Well versed in Microsoft Office products to compile and analyze data, write reports, correspond with customers and others, document incidents and performance, etc.
Strong communication skills and ability to collaborate with peers or co-workers
Proficient oral and written communication and social skills
Familiarity with AutoCAD and ArcGIS
Ability to read and decipher electrical drawings and schematics
The City of Dover Electric Department provides services for the customers in the capital of the First State. The 40 members of the Electric Department strive to providing service to approximately 25,000 electric customers across a 74 square mile service area. We supply large customers such as the US Air Force, manufacturing and commercial entities as well as our residential services in and around the historic downtown area of Dover.