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Chief Systems Engineer

CDE Lightband
Clarksville, TN
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description

***EXTERNAL APPLICANTS ONLY***

Chief Systems Engineer

CDE Lightband, the municipal power provider for the City of Clarksville, offers electric, television, Internet and phone service to customers within the city limits. CDE Lightband serves over 77,000 metered homes and businesses with electric service and over 26,000 customers with broadband services over our Fiber to the Premise Network. We are looking for an Electrical Engineer to be a part of our team to drive innovative projects, upgrade systems and work with our customers for future designs.

As a member of the Management Team reporting directly to the General Manager, the CSE will partner with the COO and all members of Leadership to efficiently oversee the Engineering teams.


Job SummaryIncumbents direct, coordinate, and manage for all phases of design, planning and coordinating engineering projects from conception to completion, also responsible for SCADA and direct reporting teams supporting the Engineering systems. Responsible for design standards used within the utility system. Responsibilities may include establishing business strategies; coordinating cross-functional projects and programs; establishing and monitoring budgets; allocating resources across divisions; developing and implementing work plans and long-term plans; creating and implementing new policies and procedures; supervising Managers to ensure company strategies and policies are followed and monitoring budgets for compliance; ensuring compliance with local, federal and state regulations; and preparing and reviewing operational and financial reports and when necessary, performing the duties of the lower level.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Directs and oversees staff to include: prioritizing and assigning work; conducting performance evaluations; ensuring staff are trained; ensuring that employees follow policies and procedures; maintaining a healthy and safe working environment; and making hiring, termination, and disciplinary recommendations.
  • Establishes strategy and direction for the day-to-day operations within the areas of Engineering, which includes: developing, coordinating, and evaluating projects, processes, procedures, systems, and standards; developing and coordinating work plans and system studies; participating in the development of goals and objectives; and, monitoring compliance with applicable Federal, State, and Local laws, regulations, codes, and/or standards.
  • Working with COO to Plan and Coordinates electrical system modification and repair activities, which includes establishing short term goals and internal procedures; responding to power outages; restoring power; prioritizing projects; and reviewing and coordinating work plans.
  • Prepares and administers departmental and project budgets; forecasts staffing, equipment, and material expenses for budget planning; monitors expenditures and adjusts budget items as necessary.
  • Plans and evaluates short and long-term goals, programs and projects
  • Performs necessary studies to ensure the resiliency, reliability and capacity of the electric and fiber infrastructure.
  • Reviews and analyzes reports and information; develops and implements new and revised policies and procedures; Prepares a variety of operational records and reports; Presenting information as needed to provide a thorough, yet clear, understanding of material at hand for a variety of audiences
  • Performs other duties as assigned of a similar nature or to provide assistance as needed & remains on call as needed to provide support, supervision to system 24-hour standby as needed.

Qualifications

Education:

Bachelor's Degree in Engineering from a College or University with an Accredited Program, which allows the ability to obtain a PE Certification in the State of TN

Experience:

· 10+ Years' Experience in Electrical Engineering in an electrical distribution system.

· 2 Years Supervisory Experience.

Certifications & Licenses:

· Most possess a Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) and Professional Engineer (PE) License, issued by the State of Tennessee.

o If registered in a state other than Tennessee, must meet the State of TN's requirements for registration by comity. If registered in a state other than TN, must obtain a PE license from the State of Tennessee within 6 months of employment.

· Driver's License / CPR/AED or ability to obtain upon hire

Other Requirements:

Equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job also considered



Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Knowledgeable of and Skilled in Leadership Principles
  • Knowledgeable of and Skilled in Budgeting principles and practices
  • Skilled in Leading, Coaching and Managerial principles, monitoring and evaluating employees, prioritizing and assigning work
  • Skilled in Managing Comprehensive Programs, Initiatives, Policies and Operations
  • Skilled in Maintaining confidentiality
  • Knowledgeable of Occupational hazards and Safety Regulations associated with electrical transmission and distribution
  • Knowledgeable of and skilled in the ability to strategically plan long range projects and projections while managing Actionable items to accomplish goals
  • Knowledgeable of and skilled in specialized electrical engineering principles, practices and techniques
  • Knowledgeable of CDE Lightband operations and emergency situations
  • Knowledgeable of and skilled in electrical construction principles, practices and techniques
  • Knowledgeable of SCADA systems and hardware
  • Knowledgeable of and Skilled in Customer Service practices and principles
  • Knowledgeable of and Skilled in Public Speaking and Presentation Skills and related software
  • Knowledgeable of applicable Federal, State, and local laws, rules and regulations
  • Skilled in Prioritizing and Assigning Work
  • Skilled in Basic Computer and related software applications
  • Skilled in Planning, Designing, and overseeing the construction and installation of electric & fiber utility systems and facilities
  • Skilled in Coordinating assignments and Remaining calm and professional in emergency situations
  • Skilled in Organizing and presenting data, preparing operational records and reports.
  • Ability to accept responsibility and account for his/her actions.
  • Ability to work independently and individually
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely both written and through the spoken word.
  • Ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems
  • Ability to pay attention to the minute details of a project or task
  • Ability to identify and correct conditions that affect employee safety
  • Ability to utilize the available time to organize and complete work within given deadlines.
  • Ability to allocate authority and/or task responsibility to appropriate people.
  • Ability to find a solution for or to deal proactively with work-related problems.
  • Ability to influence others to perform their jobs effectively and to be responsible for making decisions

Physical Demands

Fingering (fine dexterity)

F

Lifting/Carrying

Other:

Handling (grasping, holding)

F

Under 10 lbs

F

Use of headset

N

Repetitive Motion

F

11-20 lbs

O

Ability to identify colors independent of another

C

Reaching

C

21-50 lbs

R

Climb

F

51-100 lbs

R

Crawl

F

Over 100 lbs

N

Extended Periods of Sitting

F

Kneel

F

Pushing/Pulling

Squat

F

Under 10 lbs

F

Speaking Clearly to be understood on the telephone & hearing a response

F

Sit

C

11-20 lbs

O

Stand

F

21-50 lbs

R

Bend

F

51-100 lbs

R

Ability to climb ladders at extended heights

R

Walk

C

Over 100 lbs

N

Legend:

N = Never; R = Rarely; O = Occasional (1% - 33%); F = Frequent (34% - 66%); C = Constant (over 66%)

Working Conditions
  • Indoor & Outdoor working position, requiring incumbents to travel from office to worksite via company vehicle.
  • Requires constant indoor and outdoor work with potential for extreme outdoor temperatures
  • Potential to work outside normal working hours on occasion
  • Incumbents may be subjected to moving mechanical parts, electrical currents, dusts, poor ventilation, intense noises, environmental disturbances, workspace restrictions, working from extended heights and travel.

Additional Note
  • The above job description is intended to represent only the key areas of responsibilities; specific position assignments will vary depending on business needs of the department.
  • Salary will be paid within the Pay Range paid based on prior experience, knowledge and skills with a minimum of $108,000.
  • EEO Compliant. TN Drug-Free Workplace. E-Verify & i9 Participant. Equal Opportunity Employer.


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CDE Lightband

Address

Clarksville, TN
37040 USA

Industry

Engineering

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