The Senior Vice President & COO manages the resources of the Engineering and Operations Department to provide quality member service through transmission and distribution plant planning, design, operations and maintenance to meet existing and projected electric system requirements and ensures the power delivery system is constructed and performing in compliance with federal and state regulations, national codes and applicable standards.
establishes the principle design and operating expectations for the power delivery system and manages the planning and implementation process to ensure the system is able to perform as expected;
approves the design of transmission, distribution, substation, and interconnection facilities to meet the electric system’s ability to serve anticipated loads and operating requirements; directs the operation and maintenance of same;
directs and coordinates the management of all phases of the regional operations; including distribution construction, operation and maintenance, regional engineering, meter reading and customer service.
As a member of the President & CEO’s Executive Staff, this position:
Sets goals in alignment with strategic priorities. Reviews organizational structure, systems, technologies, and processes to ensure they support strategic initiatives;
Creates a culture that focuses on operational agility;
Inspires and persuades others to follow direction, pursue and achieve goals, and adopt new positions;
Facilitates and leads personnel through change;
Leads by example;
Promotes the values of trust and integrity throughout the organization.
Minimum ten years of progressive experience in electric utility system design, construction, operation and maintenance, with knowledge of general accounting practices, system planning and related computer applications.
Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering required. Advanced degree in engineering or business and professional engineer certification preferred.
Additional Salary Information: Salary information is not posted at this time. SMECO offers an excellent benefits program.
About Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative
Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative Inc. (SMECO) is one of the nation's largest and most progressive electric cooperatives serving over 160,000 customers in Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary's counties and the southern portion of Prince George's county in Maryland. We offer career opportunities in engineering and operations, finance, economic and employee services, external affairs, and information and customer services. SMECO is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender, disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.