Electric Distribution Systems Manager

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Position Type Permanent Staff (SHRA) Is this an internal only recruitment? No Position Title Engr/Architectural Manager - Advanced Working Title Electric Distribution Systems Manager Position Number 00059588 Vacancy ID P010266 Budgeted Hiring Range $63,734 - $135,573 Pay Band Information

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Salary Grade Equivalent GN19 Full-time/Part-time Permanent/Time-Limited Full-Time Permanent If time-limited, estimated duration of appointment Hours per week 40 Work Schedule

Monday – Friday Business Hours
Nights, weekends and/or holiday work is required in the event of a University emergency event and/or adverse weather.

Department Name and Number ES EDS-227210 Date First Posted 06/11/2019 Closing Date 07/01/2019 Position Location Chapel Hill, NC Position Posting Category Engineering and Architecture Position Summary Information

Department Description

The Energy Services Department consists of seven groups: (1) Cogeneration Systems (generates electricity and steam, and the distribution of steam throughout campus and UNC Hospitals); (2) Electric Distribution Systems (distribution of electrical power throughout campus); (3) Chilled Water Systems (producing and distributing chilled water throughout campus); (4) Water, Wastewater and Stormwater (for the use and conservation of water, as well as the proper management of stormwater and runoff); (5) Administration (provides GIS, SCADA, coordination of operational information technologies, strategic planning, and management functions); (6) Stainability Office; and (7) Three Zeros Environmental Initiative (Campus-wide initiative to move UNC toward water neutrality, zero waste to landfill, and greenhouse gas neutrality).
Together these seven groups provide safe, reliable, environmentally responsible, and cost-effective steam, electricity, chilled water, sanitary sewer, reclaimed water, and potable water utility services to the University’s campus in a manner that moves UNC closer to the goals of Three Zeros Environmental Initiative.

Electric Distribution Systems’ primary purpose is the distribution of electricity to the various buildings on the University campus and to the UNC Hospitals. This is accomplished through a complex system of 12kV underground circuits in duct banks run all over campus, which is controlled and protected by a modern relay and control system.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

Position Description

The Electric Distribution Systems Manager is the principal electrical engineer for the electrical distribution system serving the UNC-CH, which is very similar in complexity and operation to a major municipal system or to a small investor-owned utility. This position is unique across the state. There are few, if any, other similar engineering positions within the engineering ranks of state government. As a principal licensed engineer this position is the final authority on distribution system development, planning, construction, design, operating and maintenance. This position manages the entire operation of Electric Distribution Systems. Examples include: system planning, design of facilities, specification of materials, equipment and vehicles, development of safe work procedures, practices and methods; development and maintenance of computerized maps and records; preventative maintenance, metering service and reading program, procurement and construction activity. This position has direct supervision for 9 positions and responsibility for the management of all employees (currently 29 positions). Examples include: performance management, coaching employees and administering disciplinary actions, etc.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Engineer Supervisor: Bachelor’s degree in the engineering discipline related to the area of assignment and four years of related engineering experience; or equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions. Architect Supervisor: Bachelor’s degree related to the area of assignment and four years of related experience; or equivalent combination of training and experience. Licensed to practice architecture or landscape architecture by the North Carolina Board of Architecture or the North Carolina Board of Landscape Architects. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.

Essential Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

This position manages and engineering program. It is responsible for serving as a manager and/or program authority in an organization or major component of an organization. Positions in this class perform administrative duties such as planning, organizing and managing daily operations, ensuring quality assurance, managing human resource management functions, and staff development.

KNOWLEDGE – PROFESSIONAL:
Knowledge of professional engineering/architect theory, techniques, practices and procedures; knowledge of the area of engineering/architect assignment and skills in applying this knowledge in a review; knowledge of state and federal rules and regulations governing the program; knowledge of agency/university practices, procedures and principles.

•Knowledge of professional engineering/architect theory, techniques, practices and procedures; organizational structure, historical, budgetary and/or extraneous factors or implications; skills in applying this knowledge.
•Ability to apply thorough knowledge of local, state and federal regulations governing the area of work.
•Ability to apply thorough knowledge of supervisory practices and skill in supervising others, including communication skills, how to delegate and assign work, how to deal effectively with difficult employees, how to evaluate performance and to conduct investigations and participate in disciplinary actions. Ability to mentor new supervisors.
•Full knowledge of state government’s HR interview policies and procedures. Thorough knowledge of management concerns (e.g. financial, organizational, and/or strategic objectives).
•Ability to apply thorough knowledge of applicable information technology, and the impact of work with other systems and program.
•Ability to apply extensive knowledge of strategic planning methodologies and practices.

PROGRAM SUPERVISION AND ADMINISTRATION:
Ability to establish expectations and clear direction to meet goals and objectives. Ability to motivate and engage employees through effective communication. Ability to provide fiscal oversight. Knowledge of appropriate policies and procedures for recruiting, selecting, developing, counseling, disciplining, and evaluating performance of employees to retain a diverse workforce. Ability to administer and ensure compliance with human resources policies and procedures. Ability to observe and assess work. Ability to provide feedback. Ability to provide technical supervision of staff. Ability to develop plans for employees to gain necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform their duties. Ability to plan for and support employees in career development opportunities. Ability to assign work and to establish work rules and acceptable levels of quality and quantity of work. Ability to review work and evaluate performance of others, and to develop individuals’ competencies.

•Ability to mentor, coach and manage the total competencies of staff in multiple organizational units or region. Seek sources and opportunities for employee training and growth.
•Ability to direct the management of program and staff resources. Ability to involve employees in strategic planning and implementation and in the development of policies and procedures.
•Ability to develop strategies to improve quality of service, performance, and budgetary/operational efficiency for multiple units or region.
•Ability to provide fiscal oversight for area and may be involved in full cycle budget creation and implementation for agency/university.

CRITICAL THINKING:
Ability to think critically including questioning, analysis, synthesis, interpretation, inference, inductive and deductive reasoning, intuition, application and creativity. Ability to assess and interpret work. Ability to develop, evaluates, implement and modify work. Ability to make accurate decisions.
•Ability to manage complex work situations. Ability to anticipate and remains alert to potentially problematic situations. Ability to resolve unusual problems.
•Ability to anticipate and develop solutions to unique problems and situations

CHANGE MANAGEMENT:
Ability to plan and implement change initiatives. Ability to support innovation and creativity by encouraging staff to accept and resolve challenges. Ability to remain flexible to meet constantly changing and sometimes opposing demands.

•Ability to lead the development and implementation of vision and mission statements. Ability to lead and direct the development and implementation of goals and objectives

COMMUNICATION:
Ability to effectively communicate agency/university mission and objectives. Ability to present information effectively in a manner suited to the characteristics and needs of the audience. Ability to convey information clearly and concisely either verbally or in writing to ensure that the intended audience understands the information and the message. Ability to listen and respond appropriately to others.

•Ability to communicate major and/or complex situations and actions, internal and external to the organization. Ability to interpret rules and regulations internal and external to the organization; ability to serve as a technical resource in developing response to the media.
•Ability to document and report more complex or unique issues and effectively articulates written conclusions. Ability to ensure that fiscal rules and regulations are interpreted correctly, internal and external to the organization.
•Ability to develop and maintain professional working relationships in complex and/or difficult situations in order to achieve organizational goals.
•Ability to serve as primary representative to the media for engineering/architect information.

Position primarily works in an office setting; however, the position must make routine and emergency inspections of work performed by EDS employees that require the climbing of stairs, ladders, equipment and entering confined spaces. The position must be able to withstand hot/cold temperatures. Field work would be equivalent to an industrial plant environment in extremely cold, hot and/or humid temperatures, high places (bucket trucks or ladders, etc.) and down in confined spaces such as manholes and/or vaults.

Preferred Qualifications

Registration as a Professional Engineer in the State of North Carolina.

State of North Carolina Electrical Contractor, Limited or Unlimited License.

Five (5) years of significant, progressive experience in design, operation, maintenance, planning and construction of similar electric distribution systems and/or other utilities.

Minimum five (5) years supervisory and/or management experience as a second level supervisor and/or manager.

Required Licenses/Certifications Special Physical and Mental Requirements

Position primarily works in an office setting; however, the position must make routine and emergency inspections of work performed by EDS employees that require the climbing of stairs, ladders, equipment and entering confined spaces. The position must be able to withstand hot/cold temperatures. Field work would be equivalent to an industrial plant environment in extremely cold, hot and/or humid temperatures, high places (bucket trucks or ladders, etc.) and down in confined spaces such as manholes and/or vaults.

Position/Schedule Requirements Evening work occasionally, Exposure to Hazardous Materials, Night work occasionally, Respirator, general use, Valid NC Driver’s License, Weekend work occasionally Position Attributes Stimulus/ARRA Funded No Quick Link http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/162427 Contact Information

Office of Human Resources Contact Information

If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at (919) 843-2300 or send an email to [email protected]

Please note: The Office of Human Resources will not be able to provide specific updates regarding position or application status.

Applicant Documents Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae / Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Certification/licenses
  4. List of References
Optional Documents
    Posting Supplemental Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

    1. * How many years of supervisory experience do you possess?
      • 0-3 years
      • 4-5 years
      • 5 - 10 years
      • 10+ years
    2. * How many years experience in energy/utilities management and/or operations at a large college/univeristy or equivalent industry.
      • 0-5
      • 6-10
      • 10+
    3. * Do you hold a PE Licensure in the state of North Carolina?
      • Yes
      • No
    4. * Do you have a Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering?
      • YES
      • NO
    5. * Please select the response below that best describes your experience/education for the Engineering/Architectural Manager position.
      • Bachelor's degree in the engineering discipline related to the area of assignment and 4 years of related engineering experience
      • Associate's degree in the engineering discipline related to the area of assignment and 6 years of related engineering experience.
      • High School diploma (or equivalent) with 8 years of related engineering experience.
      • Did not complete high school but have a combination of education and related engineering experience to equal 12 years (eg. 3 years of high school and 9 years of related engineering experience).
      • None of the above.

     

     

     

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