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Director Power Delivery, NSC

Location: Gillette, WY, United States
Job ID: 34351
Date Posted: Aug 18, 2022
Salary: $127250 to $209750 annually

Job Description

Job Specifications

The Director of Power Delivery will provide leadership, management, and direction for assigned generation facilities and operations teams, to produce power in an economical, reliable, safe and environmentally sound manner.  Directs systems and processes to ensure that information and procedures are in compliance with all risk policies, practices and state and federal regulations.  Provides input for the development of resource management plans that provide reliability and are in compliance with NERC, FERC, WECC and state regulations and practices.  The Director of Power Delivery participates in providing financial reports, forecasts, and oversees and leads talent development for key personnel.  

SALARY RANGE $127,250 – $209,750 (Determined by the knowledge, skills and abilities of the applicant.) 

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP: Vice President, Mine Operations and Power Delivery

LOCATION:  Gillette, WY 

  • A comprehensive relocation package is offered for this position! Details about this package will be shared during the interview and offer process.     


  • Provide leadership, management and direction for assigned Power Delivery teams. Supervise and coordinate department activities for maintenance, operations, and environmental while keeping reliability and performance as a focus. Provide leadership, partnership, and promote a team environment while working with fuel supply from the Wyodak Mine and other key supply agreements. Lead and guide the safety of all employees, programs, and policies.
  • Provide oversight for facilities contract management, planning, performance, reliability, and maintaining federal and state compliance. Understand the Collective Bargaining Agreement and work effectively with labor relations. Support O&M managers in maintaining workforce accountability and efficiency in the varied power plant systems. Support positive working relationships with various local, state and federal regulators and legislators, and their staffs as appropriate. 
  • Ensure effective project delivery efforts for plant facilities, providing clear, consistent processes that deliver positive results for the organization.  Work closely with the generation engineering group and electric utilities leadership team with a particular focus on the improvement of operational efficiencies, compliance with established reliability measures, reduction of costs, enhanced regulatory relations, and delivery of excellent customer service.
  • Provide guidance to and oversight of O&M managers as to organizational matters (staffing levels, promotions, discipline, etc.)  Lead and direct key personnel development, including creation of a broad-based program to ensure exposure of key personnel to multiple subject areas and departments across the Company's electric and natural gas utilities. Execution of a development program with an eye toward development of future leaders. 
  • Provide oversight of power delivery team efforts to ensure compliance with all NERC, FERC, WECC compliance and training initiatives.  Engage necessary internal personnel, outside consultants, and other regional generating providers in the development of programs, training, and procedures that ensure compliance with all applicable standards and requirements. Oversight and responsibility for strict compliance with all environmental and governmental regulations, corporate policies and laws
  • Develop financial and operational models to optimize capital expenditures, operating expenditures and lifecycle asset costs for the generating units. Such models and execution plans must appropriately balance financial risk, regulatory risk, operational risk, and the Company’s reputation.
  • Ensure financial, operational, and regulatory goals are developed, communicated, monitored, and achieved within the generation facilities that help ensure business success of the Power Delivery group.
  • Participate in the strategic planning and budget processes, proactively contributing to the establishment of strategic goals for the Power Delivery group with particular emphasis and ownership of the generation fleet. Direct the daily operation, planning, reliability, engineering, construction and maintenance of the generation fleets.
  • Other duties as assigned. 


  • Ensure succession-planning and employee development processes are in place for positions within the generation teams.  Ensure developmental plans are created, implemented and managed for all generation team employees.  Create, maintain, and insist on a workplace environment that promotes diversity, safety, fair and equal treatment of employees, open communications and the highest standards of ethical behavior.
  • Ensure all policies, procedures and work rules are clearly communicated and applied consistently throughout the Power Delivery team.  Review and update policies, procedures, and work rules as needed to ensure continual compliance, a safe work environment, and fairness.
  • Maintain strong and open working relationships with the generation leadership as well as other corporate support departments (legal, regulatory, IT, HR, etc.) through frequent communication of important issues. Maintain membership and take an appropriate role in industry associations.


  • Minimum of (10) ten years of electric generation, engineering, operations, or related experience, with increasingly progressive leadership and managerial experience required. 
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Business, or related field of study, or equivalent combination of education and experience required.


  • Knowledge of electrical generating systems and planning, engineering, and operations. 
  • Proven leadership and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop, monitor, and accomplish strategic goals.
  • Demonstrated ability to self-direct workload and prioritize business needs.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.  Ability to articulate, communicate and influence.
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple major projects simultaneously.
  • Proven ability to lead cross-functional teams.  
  • Innovative thinking and the ability to adjust to quickly changing business needs.
  • Strong process orientation. 
  • Lead and display strong teamwork attributes. 

The mental and physical descriptions are representative of the activities an employee in an office job performs. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Mental description: Understand, remember, apply oral and/or written instructions or other information, and communicate routine factual information. Understand opposing points of view on highly complex issues and to negotiate and integrate different viewpoints. Make decisions which have significant impact on the Company's credibility, operations, and services.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee continuously accesses, inputs, and retrieves electronic information and communicates regarding the information.  Employee frequently moves about the office space. Employee must be able to operate routine office equipment including computers and similar equipment. Must be able to routinely perform this work for an average of 6-8 hours per day and occasional extended hours as necessary. Must be capable of regular, reliable, and timely attendance.

Specific lifting abilities required by this job include: Sedentary work. Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or continuously to lift, carry, push, pull or sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if moving about is only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.

Work environment: Willing to travel up to 25% (e.g., 1 week or 5 days/month) by automobile (as driver and passenger), commercial airlines, rental vehicles and public transportation and be able to lodge in public facilities. Travel will be necessary to conduct the duties of this job and the employee must have proper licensing to operate a motor vehicle.

This description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of responsibilities, duties, and requirements for employees in this position. Job descriptions may and do change periodically. Where positions are covered by a collective bargaining unit agreement, the terms and conditions of the agreement will apply.

About our Company: We are a customer, growth and safety focused utility company that is dedicated to our communities. We improve life with energy as an energy partner of choice. Our diverse culture fuels unique perspectives, opening doors to new insights and possibilities. Based in Rapid City, South Dakota, we have over 3000 employees and serve 1.3 million natural gas and electric utility customers across eight states (South Dakota, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, and Arkansas).

Enjoy our Comprehensive Benefits Package!  Annual incentive program, 401(k) (6% company match and up to 9% company retirement contribution), tuition reimbursement, paid time off, additional Veteran PTO, paid holidays and annual floating holidays, company paid short term and long term disability, paid parental leave, health and wellness program, and competitive medical, dental and vision insurance.

Candidates must successfully pass a pre-employment drug screen and background check. 

Black Hills Energy does not sponsor applicants for work visas. All applicants must be legally authorized to work in the US.

We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or status as a protected veteran.

Wage: 127250 to 209750
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