This position directs the Region’s operations and maintenance of the existing electrical distribution system. Ensures the Region is prepared for timely response to major emergencies and promotes and enforces safe work practices as prescribed in PEC Safety Handbook. Determines best planning, crew scheduling and assignments to ensure high productivity and timely service. Build relationships across functions within the Region and other departments to support and work together as a team.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Develop relationships with contractors to convey PEC guidelines and construction standards
Responsible for recognizing the potential and providing an avenue for professional development for employees based on personal responsibility
Provide for training and job related experience in support of employee growth and development through the NLC Apprenticeship Program
Review and approved invoices to ensure proper accounting procedures are followed
Possess the ability to make decisions in a timely manner, set work priorities, and identify and solve problems
Provide regular, open, and honest feedback to all employees regarding job performance and development
Seek new ideas and promotes continuous improvement from employees
Deal with employees, vendors and public in an honorable and ethical manner using the highest of standards
Visits with crews on job site, observes work in progress and completes safety observation forms
Possess a working knowledge of the Central Control Center, Substations and Transmission departments
Resolve member’s inquiries and complaints in timely manner resulting in high member satisfaction
Effectively utilizes written and verbal communication skills to keep appropriate departments and staff informed on system condition, personnel status and areas of concern.
Responsible for construction planning, resource allocation, personnel management in order to maintain consistency and compliance with the strategic plan
Participate and support Cooperative’s community events
Implement corporate and departmental policies, procedures and service standards in conjunction with executive and senior management
Interpret and communicate work procedures and company policies to staff
Build consistency and develop process improvement among the Regions
Assist in monthly budget variance explanations for the Region Office
Responsible for establishing meaningful goals, setting standards to attain “best in class” performance metrics, measuring and appraising performance.
Maintain capability to use rubber gloves during emergency situations and Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) events
• Maintain the security of confidential information
• Stay abreast of advances in technology
• Demonstrate regular and prompt attendance
• Performs other related duties as necessary or assigned.
Supervisory and/or Leadership Responsibilities
A full range of supervisory activities, training, evaluation, counseling and recommendation for termination. This includes, but is not limited to, effectively communicating organizational policies and other information to subordinates, ensuring that employees have a clear understanding of their responsibilities
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of business and management principles including strategic planning, resource allocation, leadership techniques and budgeting
Knowledge of using computer systems, which may include setting up and using hardware and software programs, entering data or processing information
Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer service
Skilled in monitoring and managing performance
Skilled in establishing and communicating performance expectations and metrics
Skilled in time management
Skilled in prioritizing and managing changing priorities
Skilled in anticipating, identifying, analyzing and resolving conflict and problems
Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing
Ability to listen and understand information verbally and in writing
Have and maintain a valid Texas driver’s license or able to acquire and does acquire within 90 days from date of hire and maintain a valid Texas driver’s license
Physical Demands and Work Environment The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The employee may be required to stand; reach with hands and arms, stoop and kneel
The employee may be required to sit or stand for long periods of time
The employee may be required to lift, carry, push, pull or move up to 50 pounds
The employee may be required to travel
Exempt employees receive a fixed bi-weekly salary to compensate them for all hours worked during each pay period
This position may be required to work more than 40 hours per week
This description is intended to indicate the kinds of tasks and levels of work difficulty required of the position given this title and shall not be construed as declaring what the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position shall be. It is not intended to limit or in any way modify the right of management to assign, direct and control the work of employees under supervision. The listing of essential duties and responsibilities shall not be held to exclude other duties that may be assigned based on the needs of the Cooperative.
Pedernales Electric Cooperative is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Headquartered in Johnson City, Texas, Pedernales Electric Cooperative (PEC) is the largest distribution electric cooperative in the U.S. We deliver electricity to over 360,000 accounts which serves approximately 1 million Central Texans across an 8,100-square-mile service area, growing at a rapid pace, year over year. Since our founding in 1938 by then-Congressman Lyndon B. Johnson, it has been our mission to provide safe, reliable, low-cost power to the members we serve.