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Gas Operations Supervisor II

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Location: Montrose, CO, United States
Job ID: 32847
Date Posted: Mar 27, 2020
Salary: $80400 to $120600 annually

Job Description

In this important role you will effectively lead a service and operations workforce, focusing on obtaining organizational objectives within the guidelines of providing safe, reliable natural gas utility service to customers.

SALARY RANGE:   $80,400 - $120,600 (Determined by the knowledge, skills and abilities of the applicant.)

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP: Operations Manager – Gas Operations

LOCATION: Montrose, CO

  • A Comprehensive Relocation Plan is offered for this position! Our benefits include but are not limited to: home finding trip, transportation of household goods, temporary housing expenses, destination apartment search assistance, paid time off to move, transition and spousal career support, home finder and purchase assistance, relocation adjustment allowance, destination new purchase closing costs. Depending on individual circumstances, our benefit may also include trips home during temporary housing, renter’s lease cancellation assistance, or home marketing and sale closing cost assistance and/or purchase closing cost assistance. Contents of our relocation program are subject to change and may vary based on position.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Proactively promote and lead safety initiatives in all phases of operations and in compliance with DOT, State, and Company standards. 
  • Supervise, schedule, train, and develop front-line employees performing work in the areas of construction, maintenance, appliance repair, and customer and administrative support.   
  • Manage employee & labor relations issues at the operational level, with assistance from Human Resources.   
  • Implement annual gas operating plans at a competitive cost, on time, and at agreed to levels of quality.   
  • Develop district level budgets.  
  • Oversee and ensure the completion of all regulated/mandated work.  
  • Ensure that customers receive excellent levels of service.  
  • Respond to and resolve customer requests and issues. 
  • Actively participate in maintaining favorable community relations. 
  • Promote, sell, and manage non-regulated service programs, such as Service Guard and Technical Services.  
  • Actively sponsor or lead continuous improvement efforts and create a positive environment that empowers all employees to continuously improve.
  • Make daily decisions that positively impact capital and maintenance programs including third party contractors.   
  • Support vendor of choice relationships with utility and non-utility groups to meet non-regulated revenue and margin goals. 
  • Partner with other departments and personnel to continuously improve processes.  
  • Provide technical, financial, and operational expertise.   
  • Maintain training records and compliance documentation.  
  • Respond to emergency situations. 
  • Participate in the emergency on-call rotation schedule.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business management, engineering or related field or a combination of education and work experience required.
  • Five years of relevant experience required.  
  • Supervisory experience or proven ability to lead employees. Proven leadership skills including coaching and engaging required.
  • Five years of utility industry experience and knowledge of gas operations desired.

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES:

  • Strong communication and presentation skills.  
  • Ability to communicate with a wide variety of audiences.   
  • Ability to be effective in a fast-paced environment.   
  • Financial management, budgetary, planning, and forecasting skills.   
  • Ability to independently manage multiple tasks.  
  • Strong problem resolution skills.   
  • Proficient computer skills (word processing, spreadsheets, presentation software).   
  • Ability to participate in cross-functional teams and manage external contractors.   
  • Effective project management skills.   
  • Strong interpersonal skills.    
  • Excellent teamwork and customer service skills.

MENTAL/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORKING CONDITIONS:
The mental and 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 individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Mental Requirements: Ability to understand, remember, apply oral and/or written instructions or other information, and communicate routine factual information. Ability to make decisions which have low to moderate impact on immediate department.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is continuously (67% or more) required to: stand, walk, balance, bend or stoop, crawl, work at elevated heights, maintain eye and hand coordination, maintain finger and hand dexterity, hear, rotate and extend neck, maintain body posture, reach, talk, and have visual acuity to operate machines and equipment. Employee is frequently (34-66%) required to: access low and high areas with additional equipment, ascend/descend stairs, maintain hand and foot coordination, move hands in repetitive motion, kneel, reach above the shoulder, and sit. The employee may occasionally (less than 33%) be required to: use a respirator, and sit. Employee must be able to operate job related equipment and tools. Must be able to routinely perform this work for an average of 8-10 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: Light work. The employee is continuously required to stand and walk. Exerting up to 25 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. If the use of arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for sedentary work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated for light work.

Work environment: Must be able to routinely perform work indoors in climate-controlled shared work area with moderate noise level, and occasionally outdoors in sometimes inclement weather. Worker may be subject to hazards including variety of physical conditions, such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, moving vehicles, electrical current, working in places of height, or close quarters. Must be capable of up to 10% travel (e.g. 2 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 the ability to drive and have proper licensing.

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 collective bargaining unit agreement will apply.


About our Company: We are a customer focused, growth-oriented utility company that is devoted to our communities. We have a mission to improve life with energy and a vision to be the energy partner of choice. Our diverse culture sparks unique perspectives, opening doors to new ideas and possibilities. Based in Rapid City, South Dakota, we have over 2900 employees and serve 1.2 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, military leave differential pay, paid holidays and annual floating holidays, company paid short term and long term disability, paid maternity and paternity benefits, 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.

EOE, Including disability/vets.

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