Ready to power up your career? Join our team at Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative. NOVEC is one of the largest cooperatives in the U.S. serving approximately 180,000 customers with a system demand of approximately 1,800 MWs and annual revenues of $1Bn. The electric delivery system consists of 68 substations supplied at either 230kV or 115kV ranging in size between 40MVA and 600MVA. The electric delivery system also includes approximately 7,700 miles of overhead and underground distribution lines and approximately 300 miles of fiber optic lines and equipment across a service territory spanning 6 counties or 650-square miles in Northern Virginia. The majority of NOVEC's customers are residential and small commercial, however the Cooperative provides electric service to numerous data center customers as well. NOVEC's mission is to create value for its members, employees, and communities by providing safe, reliable electricity and quality products at competitive prices. If you're ready to take your first step into a rewarding career in the utility industry with opportunities for professional growth, apply today.
About the role:
We are currently looking for a Supervisor who will provide leadership to a team who will be responsible for dynamic system modeling, system protection applications, development of engineering criteria, system analyses, NOVEC's distribution system reliability, and the interconnection of large customer loads, inverter-based and renewable energy resources to the transmission system. This position will lead the effort of communicating technical and design information to NOVEC's residential and commercial customers, industrial customers, data center customers, government entities and third-party builders and developers. This role will be responsible for evaluating the performance of the assigned team and proactively initiate measures to correct instances of work product not meeting established quality standards.
Overview of the role:
Supervises a team of engineers and technical support personnel to develop engineering designs, system analyses, and system improvement projects and programs. Devises communication plans and articulate planning information to internal, external customers, counties, builders & developers.
Responsible for the preparation of utility engineering designs, system analyses, and work orders. Reviews system capacity and reliability studies, protection settings, electrical designs, and proposed projects for accuracy. Schedules and assigns projects and daily work to the planning team.
Leads large, technical projects and programs as assigned by the Manager, System Engineering.
Develops, evaluates, and maintains standards, guidelines, best practices and policies for the development of engineering designs and system analyses.
Responsible for direct reports' development through mentoring, instruction of technical engineering principles and identification of appropriate training opportunities. Teaches all applicable governing codes for conforming engineering designs.
Ensures the entire planning team is knowledgeable of and adheres to company policies, safety rules, and terms and conditions under which NOVEC provides electric service.
Provides guidance and direction for professional communication with internal and external stakeholders.
Evaluates the performance and development of direct reports throughout the year and provides constructive feedback as needed.
Collaborates with peers in Distribution Design, GIS, Standards, Work Management, Substation and Telecommunications, Metering, Operations and Construction to complete projects in a timely and accurate manner.
Participates in developing the System Engineering & Planning department manpower, training, and operating budgets.
Maintains cost control for assigned budgets.
Leads continuous improvement efforts to identify efficiencies and new improvements.
Attends utility conferences and NOVEC sponsored events to increase industry knowledge, network with utility peers, and to market NOVEC.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Education and Experience:
Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering or a related engineering field from an accredited institution is required. Five to seven years of utility related experience in engineering analysis, planning and design of electric distribution systems is required. Professional Engineer (P.E.) license is required. Prior experience supervising engineers, engineering technicians, staking engineers and/or utility designers is preferred.
Professional Skills and Abilities:
Demonstrated ability to lead people and projects.
Superior written and verbal communications skills.
Must possess the ability to use design and analytic software such as: AutoCad, Microstation, GIS, CYME, CAPE, etc.
What We Offer:
Competitive salary and incentive plan
Premier health benefits, including an onsite wellness center
Survivor and Disability benefits
401(k) retirement plan with a 4% base salary match and an additional match of your contribution at a rate of 50% up to the first 12%
Vacation, Sick and Holiday Leave
Annual Company Events
NOVEC is an equal opportunity employer and participates in E-Verify. We do not provide sponsorship for this position. Relocation assistance is available.
Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative (NOVEC) is a locally based and locally owned electric distribution system headquartered in Manassas, VA. NOVEC provides reliable electric service to more than 170,000 homes and businesses located in Clarke, Fairfax, Fauquier, Loudoun, Prince William and Stafford counties, the City of Manassas Park and the Town of Clifton (all in the state of Virginia).