Operations Manager

CNC Engineering manages the Industry Public Utilities Commission (IPUC) for the City of Industry which is a municipal electric system serving portions of business and residential properties within the city. It was established in 2001 and serves 100+ customers and will soon own and maintain all the street lights within the City of Industry (approximately 2500 lights). In addition, they operate and maintain the Industry Metrolink PV-1 Solar facility with the plan to add more solar facilities.
The Operations Manager will be a professional well versed in the operations and maintenance of a public electric utility. They will have experience in finance and electric utility rate setting. Other key areas of responsibility include budget oversight, contract management and supervision of staff and various vendors and contractors serving the utility. The ideal candidate will be a dynamic individual who is comfortable playing various roles preparing and presenting agenda items to the commission as well as overseeing day to day operations and maintenance of the system. Candidate would preferably have experience working for or with cities. Candidates should have a Bachelor’s Degree and six years of progressively responsible experience, including three years of supervisory experience. The Operations Manager would report to the IPUC Engineer.
Representative duties include:
  • Developing, reviewing, investigating, interpreting, implementing, enforcing and analyzing operating procedures, rules, regulations, policies, methods, and reports
  • Directing the preparation of bi-annual budget estimates, reviewing expenditures, approving modifications, reviewing and setting policies for materials procurement, contract specifications, and equipment requests
  • Directing the preparation of requests for proposals and contracts for services to or for the IPUC
  • Planning and directing all operations of the IPUC
  • Providing leadership and direction for developing new programs, and establishing organizational goals, priorities and objectives
  • Developing, establishing and enforcing policies and procedures, and making decisions which impact the daily operations including management and allocation of resources
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Principles and practices of electric utility planning and engineering involved in the development, construction, production, operation and maintenance of electrical systems
  • Principles and practices of electric utility administration, planning and engineering involved in the operation and maintenance, and environmental and regulatory compliance methods of the IPUC’s facilities
  • Applicable laws and regulations affecting the electric utility industry including environmental, health, safety, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and FERC/NERC Reliability Standards, knowledge of state of California general orders for electric utilities, knowledge of National Electrical Safety Code (NESC), understanding internal controls, procedures and auditing processes, and regulatory reporting
  • Principles and practices of budgeting, communication, contracting, information technology, public relations, project management, performance standards, telecommunications, controls and records management to achieve outcomes and expectations
  • Ability to negotiate and manage contracts to ensure consultants and contractors meet contract requirements
  • Ability to communicate effectively with subject matter experts, business stakeholders, plant operations, and engineers
  • Ability to walk or stand for extended periods of time and bend, stoop, crawl, climb, lift or any other physical requirements as necessitated by the position to perform assigned duties
  • Experience preparing and giving presentations, both at agency meetings or City Council and City Boards and Commissions meetings
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