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NorthWestern Energy Electric Operations Supervisor in Billings, Montana

Electric Operations Supervisor

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  • 23-Jan-2023 to 06-Feb-2023 (MST)

  • Distribution Operations - MT

  • Billings, MT, USA

  • Regular Full Time

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Electric Operations Supervisor

Work Location : Billings, MT

Pay range : $73,800 to $135,500

Employment Status: Regular Full-time

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About this position:

The Supervisor of Electric Operations is responsible for the efficient scheduling and supervision of electric utility and contract crews and service crews engaged in the construction and maintenance of the electric transmission and distribution systems.

We offer great benefits:

NorthWestern Energy is a fully regulated electric and natural gas utility serving Montana, South Dakota and Nebraska. We employ 1,500 amazing people and serve 753,600 customers who are our neighbors in our communities. We are a top employer and offer competitive benefits, including:

  • 401K with company match up to 4% and non-elective contribution up to 7%

  • Healthcare and wellbeing programs, including dental and vision for you, your spouse and dependents, Health Savings Account (HSA), healthcare and dependent care flexible spending account (FSA)

  • Employee Assistance Programs (Offering up to six free counseling sessions, per person, per issue, per year for employees, spouses and dependents to include financial heath)

  • Life Insurance (Company pays basic employee policy; spouse, dependent insurance also available)

  • Tuition reimbursement

  • Competitive pay (Scheduled performance-based wage increases and annual incentive opportunities.)

  • Paid company endorsed volunteer opportunities

  • Paid parental leave

  • Paid bereavement leave

  • Paid training opportunities

  • Paid time off starting on your first day, plus 11 paid holidays

    Benefits may vary by position or as negotiated as part of a collective bargaining agreement.

    About this job:

  • Demonstrate leadership consistent with NorthWestern Energy's code, values, policies, processes and controls

  • Utilize management practices to maintain employee engagement and productivity

  • Effectively manage budgets, ensuring proper cost controls

  • Lead special projects and utilize change and project management techniques as required

  • Supervise electric utility crews, contract crews, and service crews in the division service territory

  • Supports division small town personnel

  • Ensure work is completed in compliance with all appropriate laws, rules, and regulations

  • Provide instruction in and ensure compliance with proper work methods, construction standards, and safety procedures

  • Schedule daily and long-term crew assignments to ensure production goals are met

  • Brief direct reports and develop service packets as needed

  • Participate in the development of annual budgets

  • Develop and participate in all aspects of hiring, performance appraisals, safety accountability checks, and process claims reports

  • Stand in for the Supervisor of Gas Operations as needed

  • Work on-call rotation schedules, evenings, weekends, and in response to acute service needs

  • Work effectively with customers and the general public

  • Develop and maintain a strong interpersonal relationships with peers, co-workers, and other internal customers

  • Effective computer skills

  • Perform constant sitting, frequent standing and walking, occasional lifting up to 35 pounds

  • All NorthWestern Energy employees are required to adhere to company safety standards and the Code of Business Conduct & Ethics

  • Ensure all actions are consistent with NorthWestern Energy's values, mission, and strategic business objectives

    Am I right for this job? Here's the success profile:

    Criteria for hiring Entry to Mid-Level

  • High School Diploma or equivalent

  • Post-Secondary education/degree or experienced certified journeyman lineman preferred

  • Working knowledge in electric utility (transmission, distribution, and substation) business and construction methodologies preferred

  • Supervisory/leadership experience a plus

  • Strong computer skills, including Microsoft office and ability to learn and effectively use proprietary software

  • Demonstrate and maintain a good safety record

  • First Aid/CPR Certification or ability to acquire

  • Valid driver's license and satisfactory driving record

  • Strong business acumen desired

    Criteria for hiring and/or promotion to Upper Level

  • All of the above plus;

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering or;

  • Bachelor's degree in a Non-Engineering field or Journeyman lineman qualifications with relevant work experience and knowledge may be considered subject to review and approval by upper management

  • Strong leadership skills including interpersonal communication skills

  • Demonstrated ability to lead and develop a department and department staff members

    Requisition #3901

    Posting Dates: January 23, 2023 through February 6, 2023

    Department/Division: Distribution Operations

    Employment Physical: Required

    Drug Test: Required

    Background Check: Required

    Relocation Benefit: Negotiable

    Telecommuting: None

    We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or any other protected class in accordance with applicable federal or state laws and statutes. In compliance with the ADA Amendments Act, should you have a disability that requires assistance and/or reasonable accommodation with the job application process, please contact the Human Resources department at 1-800-245-6977 or at .