The T&D Line Superintendent plans and directs the activities of line crews related to all maintenance and construction. Actively promotes a culture of safety and assures safety standards are adhered to. The T&D Line Superintendent will also prioritize crew assignments in support of system maintenance related activities as needed. Adheres to and supports company policies and develops specific operating procedures. Has supervisory responsibilities over T&D line crews and delegates functional activities to workers. The T&D Line Superintendent has a high-level of line responsibility and authority to make independent decisions over an assigned functions. Works closely with Manager of T&D Operations to ensure clear communications and effective teamwork.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
Ability to perform essential job duties with or without reasonable accommodation and without posing a direct threat to safety or health of employee or others. For an individual to perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Including the following (other duties may be assigned):
Promotes and encourages a safe work environment. Safely performs work in conformance with all applicable regulations. Promptly reports on-the-job accidents to the Manager of T&D Operations, Safety & Loss Control Coordinator and HR. Participates in accident investigations and contributes to lessons learned and abatement recommendations.
Coordinates with management, operations, engineering, construction personnel, and Bandera Electric Cooperative (BEC) contractors to complete construction related projects to meet quality and schedule requirements.
Supervises and directs the activities of the line crews, and assist Contract Coordinator with contractor performance and activities related to constructing safe, reliable, and cost-effective distribution and transmission for BEC.
Completes all employee evaluations on time and provides meaningful feedback for each direct report employee. Approves all Payroll time entries of each direct report employee.
Keeps well informed of the latest equipment, practices, and procedures in the electric power industry and devises other means of securing maximum efficiency of personnel and equipment within his/her jurisdiction.
Prepares and provides budget and work plan recommendations to the Manager of T&D Operations related to construction activities and the ongoing maintenance and management of BEC construction vehicles.
Develops and enforces training plans to ensure employee development. Provides training and assistance to employees in the department to ensure the quality of work performed.
Assures all applicable BEC procedures are followed regarding the placement and activation of meters.
Sets standards of performance for employees and evaluates their performance in completing job requirements.
Responsible for usage and tracking of fleet assigned to Operations.
Assures operations are within various NEC, NESC, APPA Safety Operations, and RUS guidelines.
Coordinates workforce, monitors, and provides field checks of construction activities.
Conducts themselves in a manner that reflects well on the BEC and contributes to harmonious relations with members and the general public.
Works collaboratively with colleagues and fosters a spirit of cooperation in the workplace. Coordinates with the operations team on response to outages.
Perform in outdoor weather conditions, perform where risk of fire or explosion and/or risk of electric shock. Perform where fumes or air-borne particles and/or toxic or caustic chemicals and/or blood-borne pathogens and/or risk of radiation and/or prolonged exposure to vibration.
Position requires working indoors and outdoors under varying weather conditions. (Temperatures from 32 degrees or below to 100 degrees and above).
Climb ladders (the employee must take into consideration the maximum weight supporting capacity of such devices).
This position will require the person to work in elevated positions.
Assist in loading and unloading equipment utilizing boom truck, forklift, hoist, winch or rope blocks.
Drive Cooperative vehicles.
Perform proficiently in the proper use of all materials, tools and special equipment and their functions to provide assistance to line crews within industry standards.
Stand, walk, lift or exert force up to 50 lbs., reach or stretch, climb or balance, crouch or stoop, use close vision, distance vision, color discrimination, peripheral vision, depth perception, and/or focusing ability.
Operate large trucks with manual transmissions, digger derricks, jack hammers, hand lines, hoists, hand tools, hydraulic tools, chainsaws, etc., that are normally used in the construction and maintenance of electric lines.
Ability to work out of bucket trucks and perform work in elevated and reaching positions.
Required Requirements & Experience:
High School Diploma or equivalent
Eight (8) years of progressive responsibility in project management, and leadership roles of electrical power delivery systems
CDL Class A license
Preferred Education & Experience:
Equivalent work experience will be considered in lieu of degree
Demonstrable project management experience
Must demonstrate competency in the understanding of hazardous energy control procedures and be familiar with utility line construction equipment and work practices. Must be knowledgeable of the specifications and operating principles of power transmission and distribution equipment as well as voltage control, system protection, metering, and automation concepts. Must have a working knowledge of the National Electrical Safety Code and be familiar with Rural Utilities Services (RUS) or other electric utility construction specification standards.
About Bandera Electric Cooperative
Bandera Electric Cooperative proudly distributes electricity to more than 27,000 members and more than 35,000 active meters across seven counties in Central Texas. Roughly 120 employees operate and maintain more than 4,600 miles of power lines.
BEC's mission is to enhance the quality of life by providing highly reliable electric and other related services, that are valued by our members, at the lowest possible cost.
As a cooperative, we are locally owned and operated by the members we serve. BEC is democratically governed by a board of directors elected by our members to represent their voice in the business of the cooperative. The board ensures the cooperative is legally and ethically run according to its bylaws and code of ethics.