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Asset Programs Manager

Location: Rapid City, SD, United States
Job ID: 34163
Date Posted: Jun 20, 2022
Salary: $95350 to $157300 annually

Job Description

Job Specifications

Responsible for the risk management oversite of transmission and distribution (T&D) asset maintenance programs, including the execution, training, standardization, data management and compliance aspects. This includes but is not limited to vegetation management, line patrols, pole inspections, join use and infrared testing programs all across Black Hills Energy electric utilities. 

SALARY RANGE: $95,350 - $157,300 (Determined by the knowledge, skills and abilities of the applicant.)

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP: Director, Asset Management Services 

LOCATION: Our Corporate Headquarters in Rapid City, South Dakota 

  • You’ll find this is the ideal community to live, work and do business in. With hiking trails, the Black Hills, Mount Rushmore and Badlands National Park in your backyard, there are endless opportunities to enjoy nature. To learn more about our locations, please visit the locations page on our career website.
  • A comprehensive relocation package is offered for this position! Details about this package will be shared during the interview and offer process. 


  • Supervise Asset Management Data Analyst(s) and Vegetation Management Program Mgr.
  • Develop and document best practices for the T&D asset management programs.
  • Ensure all T&D asset management programs are being properly executed and documented. 
  • Ensure the standardization of and compliance with established asset management programs. 
  • Support the collection of asset data for internal and external purposes.
  • Support the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) reliability compliance standards requirements.
  • Ensure the workforce receives proper training relevant to asset management programs and procedures and that training is documented.
  • Ensure that technology solutions meet the needs of the organization while allowing extended teams (including contractors) to execute on work efficiently. Prepare operations and maintenance budget and capital budget to ensure compliance of asset management programs. 


  • Support electric operations and engineering departmental personnel. 
  • Support safety, diversity and social responsibility goals of the department, business unit and corporation.
  • Ensure compliance with OSHA, NERC and Company policies and procedures.


  • Minimum of (5) five years of experience in the utility industry, project management, asset management or related experience required. 
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Business, or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required.


  • Strong supervision skills.
  • Problem solving skills.
  • Strong skills in leadership and participation in cross functional utility teams.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to interact in a team environment.
  • Proficient in computer applications including Microsoft Office and various specialized software Ability to learn and maintain proficiency with new systems and software as technology evolves.
  • Strong ability to document and track work goals.

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 complex problems and to collaborate and explore alternative solutions. Make decisions which have significant impact on the immediate department.

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: Routinely perform work indoors in climate-controlled shared work area with moderate noise level. Willing to travel occasionally (less than 10 days per year) by automobile (as driver and passenger), commercial airlines, rental vehicles and public transportation and be able to lodge in public facilities. 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 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.

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: 95350 to 157300
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Asset Programs Manager

Rapid City, SD, United States