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Sr. Manager-Strategic T&D
Title:Sr. Manager-Strategic T&D
Subsidiary:Liberty Utilities
Department:Strategic Projects
Location:Joplin, MO
Country:United States
Zip/Postal Code:64801

Liberty Utilities (formerly Empire Electric District Company) is a subsidiary of Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp, a $10+ billion North American diversified generation, transmission and distribution utility. The distribution group provides rate regulated water, electricity and natural gas utility services to over 750,000+ customers in the United States. The transmission group invests in rate regulated electric transmission and natural gas pipeline systems in the United States and Canada. 

Our vision is to be the utility company most admired by customers, communities and investors for our people, passion and performance.

Has the overall responsibility of constructing and modifying transmission and distribution lines within Strategic Projects to ensure quality construction, accurate budgeting, schedule adherence, and implementation of cost controls systems. Provide technical and leadership support through recommendation and implementation of projects for Commercial Operations. Duties include negotiation of large contracts, procurement, construction, and ongoing operations and maintenance to insure that the company’s interests are being met. Provide strategic support in the development the company’s transmission and distribution system.

Job Functions:

  • Lead EDE's line construction projects overseeing all aspects of the project, especially construction activities. Work to effectively complete each project within budget, schedule, and scope and that the quality of each project will provide safe and reliable service to the company. Evaluate contractor selection and performance to maximize value to customers, shareholders, and employees.
  • Promote, monitor and enforce area safety program emphasizing individual responsibility and ensuring compliance with all applicable procedures, work rules, regulations and codes. Develop and maintain safe operating practices for all equipment that ensures equipment is appropriately locked out for maintenance and construction, but also ensures all systems are fully functional when it is returned to service.
  • Develop project execution plans that include detailed budgets, scopes of work, contracts and schedules. Maintain the project documents throughout the life of the project, and ensure the all documentation is accurate and readily available. Support the monthly project and financial reporting as required.
  • Be familiar with both transmission and distribution system capabilities such that any flexibility within the system can be utilized to mitigate the duration of any substation emergency. Clearly communicate with other managers responsible for the operation of the transmission and distribution system.
  • Analyze transmission and distribution equipment and functionality to assist in developing a comprehensive strategy to aid in the development of the Construction Budget.
  • Provide leadership to develop a culture reflective of a commitment toward a project management philosophy that supports the company’s goals. Manage a staff of project professionals and/or accountants to maintain effective cost controls.
  • Be a part of the management team responsible for new T&D builds and major capital construction projects on Liberty-Empire’s system. Ensure that operations and maintenance personnel are incorporated in the construction and commissioning process of these projects to allow a smooth transition to long-term operation and maintenance in order to maximize the value of the projects to the Company.

Minimum Qualifications:  Minimum 5 years' experience as a Line or Electrician Journeyman with high school diploma or equivalent with experience as Line Operations Manager. Or, Bachelor’s degree in Engineering with experience in transmission/distribution line construction experience and project management. A thorough understanding of the principles, purpose and operation of utility electrical and mechanical equipment and a practical knowledge of transmission line construction techniques. A valid driver’s license is required.

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We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to building a diverse workforce as it values the knowledge, diversity and performance of our employees to make us a great company.​ Our Company strives to provide equal opportunity to qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans. As part of our commitment, we work to ensure our application process is accessible to all candidates. If you require special assistance or accommodation during the hiring process, please notify the HR Representative.

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