Planning, organizing and implementing procedures to ensure that GEC’s electrical facilities are designed, constructed, operated and maintained in an economical manner in accordance with all applicable rules, regulations, and guidelines.
Provide direction for outage management to ensure safety and minimize impact on members.
Direct Power Quality Program to provide quality service to our consumers and troubleshoot problems encountered on the system.
Keep files and compile information to provide prompt and reliable Engineering data reference records.
Promote safety in the use of tools, equipment and work methods, and in the attitudes of employees so as to minimize accident frequency rates which result in injury or lost time.
Keep the COO informed concerning work in progress, programs and activities in order that he may determine the adequacy, effectiveness and conformity to established policies, objectives and budgets. Performing management functions and providing information requested in a timely basis.
Plan, organize and implement all facets of Engineering Services to ensure that all work is done in a timely and accurate manner and to ensure safe, reliable operations.
Develops work plans to maintain and improve system integrity. Coordinates such with the COO and CFO.
Prepare annual budget.
A four-year college degree in Engineering or a related field is required.
Extensive experience in the area of Rural Electric Cooperative line and substation construction with a 2-year (related) degree may be substituted for a 4-year degree.
A minimum of ten years experience in engineering and/or constructing electrical power systems is required. A combination of education and experience that meets the intent of the experience requirement may also qualify an applicant.
Must have an effective working knowledge of work order preparation, NESC requirements, RUS specifications and guidelines, good engineering practices, operating and construction methods. Should be willing to complete any courses related to the area of supervision and technical training. Must be prepared to meet ever-occurring changes in this field.
Strong verbal communications skills including interacting with fellow employees, engineers, outside contractors, and field crews.
Glades Electric Cooperative is a not-for-profit rural electric cooperative, established by and for neighbors, serving portions of Glades, Hendry, Highlands, and Okeechobee counties since 1945. Located in Florida’s Heartland, our area offers abundant outdoor recreation opportunities on a multitude of lakes, creeks, and public lands. Our service territory borders Lake Okeechobee, which is famous for its large-mouth bass fishing, duck hunting, and outdoor recreation. The metropolitan areas of Orlando, Tampa, Ft. Myers, Sarasota, and West Palm Beach are within a two-hour drive for easy day trips to beaches and countless attractions.