Assistant Director of Electric Utility

  • City of College Station
  • College Station, TX, USA
  • Sep 09, 2021
Full time Utilities

Job Description

The City of College Station is seeking an Assistant Director for our Electric Utility as we respond to the growth and standard of excellence we have set for our community of 125,000+ residents.  As an accredited utility, we strive to provide excellent service in our industry.  This position provides professional and technical advice in support of the Director of Electric Utility regarding the overall operation of the electric utility. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: overseeing the study, analysis, planning, and documentation of the expansion, modification, operation and maintenance of the electric system and ensuring that compliance requirements are met;  supervising assigned divisions of the Electric Utility;  and identifying and addressing business needs and internal and external customer issues. Act as Director of Electric Utility in their absence.

The ideal candidate will have a Bachelors Degree in Electrical Engineering or a related field; and seven (7) or more years of increasingly responsible experience in the electric power industry, including three (3) years supervisory experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Valid Texas Driver’s License. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing. Must maintain a residence within a 40 minute response time of the Utility Service Center within 6 months of accepting position.

Past experience should include some or all of the following:

  • Experience with power system planning, engineering design, and/or project management as related to distribution, transmission, substation, operations, or protection and control systems
  • Experience with transmission and/or distribution system modeling softwares
  • Experience in project/consultant management, project review, and capital planning
  • Experience with FERC accounting practices and budgeting
  • Thorough knowledge of, and experience in, design and repair or rehabilitation of electric substation, distribution, transmission, and/or relay and control systems
  • Experience with communication companies, pole attachments, and 4G/5G expansions 

The preferred candidate will have a Texas Professional Engineer (PE) License, or the ability to obtain by reciprocity,  management experience in an Electric Utility. Experience in Transmission and Distribution Operations and knowledge of power supply, contracts, and the ERCOT system. 

Qualified, interested candidates should apply by sending a resume and letter of interest answering the questions below to  

  • What electric utility experience do you have that you feel would make you a good fit for this position?  What do you feel you would bring to the table that would benefit College Station Utilities?
  • Describe a career accomplishment of which you are most proud.  
  • What interests you most about this position?  How would it fit into your career and/or personal goals?

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