e-mail employment ads to jcampbell@neppa.org

There is no charge to members.

 

 

Assistant General Manager

Littleton Electric Light & Water Departents (LELWD), MA

[Posted 6/25/2018]

 

Working under the direct supervision of the General Manager, the successful applicant will be responsible for actively managing and supervising the electric operations and all functions of the electric department to ensure that LELD’s ratepayers continue to receive low cost, safe, and reliable electricity.  This position also takes an active role in the engineering and operations of the department in regards to project engineering, construction, safety, supervisory on-call, field switching and testing, and direct supervision of operations personnel.  In the absence of the General Manager, this position will report directly to the Board of Commissioners and be responsible to oversee all aspects of the Littleton Electric Light and Water Departments

 

This position requires a highly motivated self-starter, with a proven ability to work well with others. Applicants must possess a Bachelor’s of Science Degree.  Compensation and benefits will be based on experience and qualifications.  A job description and requirements are available on our website, www.lelwd.com or by requesting a job description via email hr@lelwd.com .

 

Resumes will be received in the Offices of the Littleton Electric Light and Water Departments via email (hr@lelwd.com) until the job is filled.

 

The Town of Littleton is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of disability.

 

 

Assistant Superintendent of Electric Distribution (Safety & Support)

The Peabody Municipal Light Plant (PMLP), Peabody, MA

[Posted 6/25/2018]

 

The Peabody Municipal Light Plant is conducting a search for qualified applicants interested in joining the management team of our Distribution Division. Under the direction of the Superintendent of Electric Distribution, this position serves as the Safety Compliance Officer. Responsible to be familiar with all Federal, State and local safety rules, standards and policies including the APPA Safety Manual. Responsible to enforce all Federal, State and local safety rules, standards, and policies throughout the company. Responsible for monitoring all Federal, State and local regulations affecting CDL drivers and Hoisting Licenses and assure that PMLP is in compliance. Responsible to develop and administer all safety training programs throughout the company. Also responsible for procurement and maintenance of all PMLP vehicles. This position supervises the tree trimming contractor and PMLP mechanics.


In addition to three (3) to five (5) years of proven managerial experience, the ideal candidate should possess a minimum of five (5) years experience working on electric utility distribution systems with experience working on energized primary distribution circuits preferred. Knowledge in Federal and State safety regulations such as OSHA, DOT, NFPA Standard 70E and Massachusetts department ofPublic Safety as they pertain to the electric utility. Must possess or be able to acquire and maintain a valid Class B Massachusetts Driver's License, a Massachusetts Hoisting License Grade 1B/3A and pass a DOT Medical Examination, within six (6) months ofhire. The annual salary range is $90,504-$112,632 plus benefits. The Peabody Municipal Light Plant services approximately 26,000 customers in Peabody and South Lynnfield and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Interested applicants should submit your resume and letter of application to the Manager c/o of Barbara Previte, Peabody Municipal Light Plant, 201 Warren Street Ext., Peabody, MA 01960 or by email at bprevite@pmlp.com .

 

 

Manager of Operations

New Hampshire Electric Co-Op (NHEC), Plymouth, NH

[Posted 6/24/2018]

 

The Organization

 

NHEC is the largest member-owned electric cooperative in New England, providing electric utility service to consumers and businesses in 115 communities throughout New Hampshire.  Serving our members is at the heart of everything we do and every decision we make, and our mission is to provide our members access to affordable, reliable electric service options that support and simplify their lives.  The electric utility industry is currently undergoing enormous change as consumers look for new ways to manage energy costs through renewable energy, distributed energy resources such as solar arrays and battery storage, energy efficiency, and electric vehicles.

 

In June 2017, we completed a five-year strategic plan, identifying four areas of strategic focus with actionable goals within those areas to be completed by the end of 2022. 

 

  • Business Model. NHEC provides superior service to its members, with systems that are sufficiently flexible to capitalize on ongoing changes in technology and programs that enable members to better manage their energy usage and costs and take advantage of other opportunities as they become available in the marketplace. 
  • Voice of the Member. NHEC is a member-driven organization where every employee consistently strives to better understand and meet our members’ expectations and has access to the information necessary to do so.  We are committed to an ongoing dialogue with our members, and we focus intently on making it easy and convenient for our members to interact with us.  As a result, every interaction with NHEC is a delight.
  • Organizational Effectiveness. NHEC is described by its employees and members as nimble, collaborative, responsive to changes in the industry, constantly learning and having employees who share the drive to achieve the organization’s vision.
  • Financial Stability. NHEC remains financially strong and has the resources necessary to provide excellent service to our members as the energy industry and related services are transformed

 

Headquartered in Plymouth, New Hampshire, NHEC currently has 200+ employees.  There is much to be proud of in our existing organization, and a genuine enthusiasm for what the future holds.  It is an environment in which individual leadership and initiative are highly valued and encouraged, and success is viewed as a shared accomplishment to be celebrated by all.  Ensuring our members have the energy they need, the information they want, and a partner they can trust is what makes us different. 

 

The Position

 

Reporting to the Vice President of Operations and Engineering, this position will support and assist the Operations division’s staff in accordance with the strategic objectives of NHEC and thereby provide NHEC’s membership with safe, reliable, and cost effective electric service consistent with good business practices and utility performance standards.  Reporting to the Manager of Operations are the following positions:  Operations Supervisors, District Representatives, Vegetation Management Supervisor, Warehouse/Purchasing Supervisor, Operations Contractor Supervisors, and Fleet Services Representative. 

 

Specific responsibilities will include:

 

  • Leading the division as assigned and assuming all responsibilities in the absence of the Vice President.
  • Support the strategic goals of NHEC by assisting in developing, reporting on, and achieving balanced scorecard objectives.
  • Supports the cultural goals of NHEC by exhibiting self-leadership, developing and maintaining effective working relationships, promoting a results oriented work environment, being innovative, and seeking feedback.
  • Supports the financial goals of NHEC by assisting in the development of the annual operating budget and maintaining budget within reasonable variances.
  • Ensures the members are provided with a reliable and cost effective distribution system by leading the construction and maintenance at NHEC and coordinate with other utilities and state and local governmental agencies.
  • Ensures quality member service by assisting Operations division staff in responding to member service needs and ensuring all member complaints and inquiries are handled in a polite, courteous, and expeditious manner.
  • Assists in seeing union grievances are settled as low in the organization as possible.
  • Assists in restoration of service during major outages by evaluating and analyzing conditions, and requesting additional forces when necessary so that electric service is restored to members in a safe, efficient, and timely manner.
  • Assists in maintaining NHEC’s guidelines by preparing, updating and implementing construction and maintenance procedures and practices.
  • Improves corporate safety performance by ensuring that staff are provided with dependable, quality materials and protective equipment for themselves as well as their work area, ensuring that Employee Safety Rules and Procedures are complied with and violations acted upon immediately. Developing and promoting the department safety plan and recognizing at risk behaviors and conditions and taking corrective actions or providing feedback.
  • Performs other duties as directed or required.

 

The Person

 

  • First and foremost, someone who will be energized and excited about NHEC’s mission and will thrive with the opportunity to enhance an already great organization.
  • An inquisitive, open mind – someone who is interested in finding creative solutions and new ways to support the organization.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in business, engineering or related field preferred or extensive experience in utility operations. Additional studies in electricity, accounting, business management, and supervision desired. 
  • A minimum of fifteen (15) years of progressive, responsible experience in the construction, operations, and maintenance of an electric utility, including ten (10) years in a supervisory position is preferred.
  • Previous cooperative experience is desirable. Experience in labor or contract negotiations preferred. 
  • Leadership skills and the ability to work in a team environment are required. Should be skilled in the areas of budgeting, organizing, planning, directing, and supervising and should possess an in-depth conceptual and working knowledge of utility regulations as required by state and federal agencies.
  • Must be an effective communicator, proficient computer skills to include Microsoft Office, Word and Excel.
  • Must possess and maintain a current valid CDL A License and a NH Commercial Boating License.
  • Must possess a working knowledge of the construction, maintenance and operations, of overhead and underground distribution lines including metering, transformers, voltage regulators, oil and electronic reclosers, capacitors and hot line work. Must have a working knowledge of the National Electric Code, Safety Codes, OSHA Regulations, assembly and material specifications, construction work practices and be willing to attend courses relating to this work.  Must be able to read schematic drawings and instruction manuals.
  • Both office and field work required. Travel is required in the responsibilities and representation of NHEC at various professional and association meetings. Coordinating power restoration is required. This may require significant extra hours beyond the normal work day and on weekends.
  • Assistance with power restoration efforts is required of all employees. It may be required during regular business hours that employees will be assigned functions to support power restoration and for some employees that may be different from their normal duties. In addition, such assistance may require working nights, weekends and holidays which may involve considerable extra hours.  In order to meet this working condition, all employees are required to provide a personal phone number where they may be reached after hours.  This number will only be used for internal purposes.

 

NHEC offers an excellent compensation and benefits package.  Please apply at www.nhec.com.

 

EEO Employer F/M/Vet/Disabled

 

 

Asset Engineer/Operator

Connecticut Municipal Electric Energy Cooperative (CMEEC), Norwich, CT

[Posted 6/22/2018, expires 7/13/2018]

 

CMEEC exists to Energize Customers and Community Prosperity, by Delivering Sustained Low Cost Energy Solutions. Achieving our Vision and Mission requires CMEEC to continually challenge today’s degree of excellence so tomorrow may be imagined, pursued, and mastered. The Asset Engineer/Operator is an integral part of the Asset Management team, dealing with the operations and maintenance of electric generation assets, as well as responsibilities in pricing and bidding, engineering and analysis, and development and reporting of key strategic measures.

 

If your passion, skills, and innovative personality are searching for an actualizing environment focused on CMEEC’s noble Vision and Mission in a rapidly transforming, exhilarating, and diversified industry, please read on and see what it takes to join the CMEEC team. Prior to reading the rest of this document however, check out our website to review our Five Core Values, for these are the foundation for initial selection and continuing evaluation, and if they reinforce your own and you are excited to fulfill them, please keep going! www.cmeec.org

 

By now, you probably learned, Connecticut Municipal Electric Energy Cooperative (“CMEEC”) is a public power Joint Action Agency providing electric and energy commodity supply products, asset development and operations, and strategic support services to wholesale customers in Connecticut, as well as wholesale and retail products and services throughout New England.

 

FUNCTIONAL ACCOUNTABILITIES:

 

The Asset Engineer/Operator reports to the Director of Asset Management and works collaboratively internally and externally to lead functional accountabilities of:

 

  • Operations, maintenance, and troubleshooting of electric generation assets
  • Pricing and bidding development for electric generation assets
  • Developing, preparing, analyzing, and submitting technical, financial, and other required information to regulatory bodies via multiple platforms on behalf of CMEEC
  • Performing engineering and analysis for existing and proposed electric generation assets
  • Developing, deploying, and on-going trending, reporting, and analysis of the strategic measurement system for electric generation assets, including performance optimization opportunity analyses.
  • Maintenance planning and contractor supervision for electric generation assets
  • Leading and fulfilling the coordination with external consultants, customers, and internal subject matter experts to advance electric generation asset performance
  • Integrating with, and supporting / performing of, other Asset Management functional accountabilities in a cross-functional workgroup

 

QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS – Beyond the Five Core Values:

 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Engineering Technology, or similarly related, or equivalent demonstrated capabilities
  • Energy market products and services / ISO New England experience highly preferred
  • Complex analytics and reporting, performance tool / processes development experience highly preferred
  • Exceptional leadership, interpersonal, complexity of thought / critical thinking, and ideation skills
  • Humbly confident and constructively assertive self-starter, with ability to act on own to achieve without regular management oversight / supervision
  • Proficient skill and experience with Microsoft Office suite
  • Valid U.S. driver’s license
  • Reside within seventy-five (75) mile radius of CMEEC office
  • Fluent in English language, with full visual and auditory senses, as well as ability to read, write, sit, stand, walk, and drive

 

WORKING CONDITIONS:

 

The position routinely requires travel to and from decentralized facilities and also sedentary activities at office work stations, including but not limited to, independently driving to company facilities, walking, crawling, standing, climbing steps, ladders, and other elevation changes as required at each location, and sitting at work stations for long periods of time in front of a computer screen; intermittently twist, bend, or stretch to reach equipment or supplies surrounding desk; perform simple grasping and fine manipulation; use telephone and computer keyboard for prolonged periods on a daily basis. The ability to lift, move, or transport within the office or field environment up to fifty (50) pounds. Ability to handle multiple priorities in a stressful situation is necessary.

 

LOCATION:

 

The Connecticut Municipal Electric Energy Cooperative is located in Norwich, Connecticut.

 

COMPENSATION:

 

CMEEC offers competitive total compensation and comprehensive benefit plans to successful candidates.

 

Please submit cover letter, resume and compensation requirements by July 13, 2018 to Human Resources, 30 Stott Avenue, Norwich, CT 06360 or email to hradmin@cmeec.org

 

CMEEC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not unlawfully discriminate against any applicant on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or any other class protected by federal or state law.

 

 

Asset Performance Manager

Connecticut Municipal Electric Energy Cooperative (CMEEC), Norwich, CT

[Posted 6/22/2018]

  

CMEEC exists to Energize Customers and Community Prosperity, by Delivering Sustained Low Cost Energy Solutions. Achieving our Vision and Mission requires CMEEC to continually challenge today’s degree of excellence so tomorrow may be imagined, pursued, and mastered. The Asset Performance Manager leads the development, deployment, and on-going trending, reporting, analysis, and strategic advancement opportunity identification for the energy assets, a key component of CMEEC’s Mission.

 

If your passion, skills, and innovative personality are searching for an actualizing environment focused on CMEEC’s noble Vision and Mission in a rapidly transforming, exhilarating, and diversified industry, please read on and see what it takes to join the CMEEC team. Prior to reading the rest of this document however, check out our website to review our Five Core Values, for these are the foundation for initial selection and continuing evaluation, and if they reinforce your own and you are excited to fulfill them, please keep going! www.cmeec.org

 

By now, you probably learned, Connecticut Municipal Electric Energy Cooperative (“CMEEC”) is a public power Joint Action Agency providing electric and energy commodity supply products, asset development and operations, and strategic support services to wholesale customers in Connecticut, as well as wholesale and retail products and services throughout New England.

 

FUNCTIONAL ACCOUNTABILITIES:

 

The Asset Performance Manager reports to the Director of Asset Management and works collaboratively internally and externally to lead functional accountabilities of:

 

  • Overall management of CMEEC contractual assets
  • Developing, deploying, and on-going trending, reporting, and analysis of the strategic measurement system for energy assets, including performance optimization opportunity analyses. Energy assets include but are not limited to, electric transmission assets, central and distributed generation assets, both CMEEC-owned physical assets and contractual assets
  • Representing the organization at external stakeholder conferences / committees hosted by FERC, ISO New England, and other regulatory bodies in the energy sector
  • Leading and fulfilling the coordination with external consultants, customers, and internal subject matter experts to advance transmission and / or generation infrastructure and contract performance
  • Developing, preparing, analyzing, and submitting technical, financial, and other required information to regulatory bodies via multiple platforms on behalf of CMEEC and CMEEC customers
  • Integrating with, and supporting / performing of, other Asset Management functional accountabilities in a cross-functional workgroup

 

QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS – Beyond the Five Core Values:

 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Engineering, Accounting, or similarly related, or equivalent demonstrated capabilities
  • Energy market products and services / ISO New England experience highly preferred
  • Complex analytics and reporting, performance tool / processes development experience highly preferred
  • Exceptional leadership, interpersonal, complexity of thought / critical thinking, and ideation skills
  • Humbly confident and constructively assertive self-starter, with ability to act on own to achieve without regular management oversight / supervision
  • Proficient skill and experience with Microsoft Office suite, especially Excel, in creating pro formas and business case evaluations and presentations
  • Valid U.S. driver’s license
  • Reside within seventy-five (75) mile radius of CMEEC office
  • Fluent in English language, with full visual and auditory senses, as well as ability to read, write, sit, stand, walk, and drive

 

WORKING CONDITIONS:

 

The position routinely requires travel to and from meetings sites and also sedentary activities at office work stations, including but not limited to, independently driving to meeting sites, walking, standing, and sitting at work stations for long periods of time in front of a computer screen; intermittently twist, bend, or stretch to reach equipment or supplies surrounding desk; perform simple grasping and fine manipulation; use telephone and computer keyboard for prolonged periods on a daily basis. The ability to lift, move, or transport within the office or field environment up to fifty (50) pounds. Ability to handle multiple priorities in a stressful situation is necessary.

 

LOCATION:

 

The Connecticut Municipal Electric Energy Cooperative is located in Norwich, Connecticut.

 

COMPENSATION:

 

CMEEC offers competitive total compensation and comprehensive benefit plans to successful candidates.

 

Please submit cover letter, resume and compensation requirements by July 13, 2018 to Human Resources, 30 Stott Avenue, Norwich, CT 06360 or email to hradmin@cmeec.org

 

CMEEC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not unlawfully discriminate against any applicant on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or any other class protected by federal or state law.

 

 

IBEW First Class Line Worker

Belmont Municipal Light Department, Belmont, MA

[Posted 6/19/2018]

  

Belmont Municipal Light Department (Belmont Light) is accepting applications for a First Class Line Worker.  The primary duties of the position are:

 

  • install, maintain and repair underground and overhead lines mains, conduits, poles and related apparatus;
  • pull in and splice cables;
  • replace transformers;
  • repair lines;
  • erect and set poles;
  • install new fuses;
  • follow switching orders;
  • remove old switch gear, brushes and repairs old duct work, etc.; and
  • repair all communications, fiber optics and safety wiring for the Town.

 

The first class line worker will also: participate in stand-by call to respond to emergencies on a rotating basis and will respond to public inquiries; requests and complaints related to line activities; install and remove banners, holiday lighting and decorations; ensure that vehicles are properly stocked and maintained for all operations; and perform tree-trimming duties as required.

 

Candidates with a high school diploma, relevant vocational/technical training, and previous line work experience preferred. Other relevant experience also considered.  Position requires High Voltage Line Worker Certification and possession of a valid Class B MA Commercial Driver’s License; Class A  License expected to be obtained within 12 months of hire. Subject to federal drug and alcohol testing requirements.  

 

The salary range is $34.40 to $48.34 per hour, including benefits.

 

Applications/Resumes accepted at the Town of Belmont, Human Resources Department, 455 Concord Ave, Belmont, MA  02478, or email humanresources@belmont-ma.gov   fax to 617-993-2741.

 

EOE

 

 

Assistant Operations Manager

Town of Hull Municipal Lighting Plant, Hull, MA

[Posted 6/18/2018]

  

TITLE: ASSISTANT OPERATIONS MANAGER

SALARY: COMMENSURATE WITH EXPERIENCE

REPORT TO: OPERATIONS MANAGER


DUTIES:

 

Under the direction of the Operations Manager, assist in the supervision and direction of all functional divisions of the Hull Municipal Lighting Plant. Assist the Operations Manager in the operation and management of the Hull Municipal Lighting Plant and perform the duties of the Operations Manager in his/her absence. Attend meetings day/night as required by the Operations Manager.

Assist the Operations Manager and Town Manager in directing the preparation, review and approval of Annual Budgets, Action Plans, and policy recommendations to insure a constant and continuous supply of electrical service to all subscribers on a fiscally sound basis.

Assist the Operations Manager in providing leadership, motivation, and direction to Management by monitoring operating policies and procedures. Review and approve strategic planning for large projects. Monitor progress and provide direction for all large projects.

Assist the Operations Manager and Management in determining the proper human resource requirements to ensure high quality customer service within budget guidelines. The Assistant Operations Manager will maintain and enhance the existing strong relationship between the employees and management. Assist the Operations Manager and Management in the hiring, terminating, promoting, training, disciplining, and commending of employees, as well as providing guidance in resolving employee disputes.

Assist the Operations Manager in coordinating communications, presentations, and other necessary interfacing with various community groups, government officials in the Town of Hull and elected State and Federal officers. Maintain good working relationships with other electric utility administrators.

The Assistant Operations Manager shall insure adherence to the general laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts governing municipally owned utilities (Chapter 164) and other laws as applicable.

The Assistant Operations Manager will maintain and enhance the relationship between the employees and customers by overseeing resolution of customer complaints, grievances or other terms of a customer service nature.

The Assistant Operations Manager will perform all necessary engineering duties, including design, specifications, inspection, and discussions with clients and manufacturers as needed. The Assistant Operations Manager will also work with the General Line Foreman in assessing system needs, prepare work for line crews, and assist the meter technician as needed.

The Assistant Operations Manager will serve on call duties twenty four (24) hours a day, seven (7) days per week, to address and respond to emergency situations involving generation, substation, distribution, and transmission facilities. Performs other related duties as required.

QUALIFICATIONS:

 

Bachelor’s Degree in business/public administration, engineering, or related field with a minimum of ten (10) years full time experience working in the electric utility industry in an operations capacity with a progression in management experience supervising both represented and nonrepresented employees. This experience will include managing the restoration of the electrical system after a storm. Will have a demonstrable history of having established and maintained working relationship with government officials. Experience with renewable energy system projects a plus.

COMPENSATION:

 

Salary based on experience.

 

Please send or email your resumes to

 

Panos Tokadjian

Operations Manager

Hull Municipal Lighting Plant

15 Edgewater Road

Hull, MA 02045

Email: Ptokadjian@town.hull.ma.us

 

 

Supervisor, Electric Metering

Liberty Utilities, Lebanon, NH

[Posted 6/15/2018]

  

Mandate:


Responsible for the safety, reliability, security and integrity of the electric metering system through the daily supervision and organization of operations personnel in order to complete job tasks while complying with Company, departmental and Regulatory policies, procedures and statutory requirements.​ In addition, the successful candidate will supervise 08+ ​employees and contracted staff to assure the timely and cost effective completion of work within the area of responsibility.

 

Job Functions:

 

  • Provide emergency response and supervision of personnel engaged in a 24 hour, 7 day per week operation.​
  • Supervise a culturally diverse workforce through coaching, counseling, and team building to ensure tasks are carried out in an efficient manner.​
  • Oversee the operational workload of team to ensure allocated resources are fully utilized in order to deliver against agreed upon work plan and execute work activities within planned unit and budget cost.​
  • Ensure supervised teams comply with safety standards, policies and processes in order to ensure a safe working environment and minimize risk for all staff.​
  • Review, ensure accuracy and execute the approval of area purchase orders, invoices and payroll activities.​
  • Execute all work tasks in compliance with all Company, Federal and State policy and regulatory requirements.​
  • Build good working relationships with internal & external customers and manage the day-to-day relationship with them in order to understand their requirements and deliver appropriate solutions within Liberty Utilities policies and processes.​
  • Monitor performance of allocated staff including issues relating to sickness, discipline and poor standards of work in order to ensure that work is performed efficiently and effectively.​
  • Act as the first point of contact for multiple internal stakeholders and outside agencies in order to provide support and ensure Liberty Utilities delivers against service level agreements.​
  • Promote and implement best practices in order to ensure all work tasks achieve high productivity and low costs.
  • Ability to work off-hours and on-call rotations sometimes requiring travel outside the division for emergency assignments.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

 

  • Bachelor's degree in a related area and/​or 3 years of related experience required.​
  • Prior supervisory experience preferred.​
  • Technically proficient within subject matter and experience of leading a team involved in field operations activities.​
  • Ability and knowledge to develop standard operating procedures for field personnel to perform work on energized distribution facilities.​
  • Ability to develop, a working knowledge of information systems critical to the work management, financial reporting and performance tracking of the designated area.​
  • Possess a theoretical knowledge and understanding of Liberty Utilities’ policies and processes and how to apply them effectively.​
  • Ability to perform off-hour coverage and provide sound decision-making during emergency situations.​
  • Proficient in the utilization of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point) Outlook required.​
  • Valid driver's license required.​
  • Flexible with traveling - overnight out of the normal work area as necessary.​
  • Ability to work outside of normal work schedule including overtime/​holiday

 

For consideration, please apply at https://algonquin.applicantstack.com/x/detail/a27p2ka2yln0

 

 

Part Time Billing Clerk

Paxton Municipal Light Department, Paxton, MA

[Posted 6/14/2018]

  

Provide efficient and courteous customer service in the processing and collection of customer accounts, ensure accurate and timely delivery of monthly billing and assist others as needed. Essential qualifications include exceptional organizational skills, efficient multi-tasking capabilities, great attention to detail and strong interpersonal skills, particularly working in a small office with a team emphasis. Must have a working knowledge of QuickBooks, Microsoft Excel and Word. Prior municipal billing experience a plus. Approximately 20 hours per week. Please send resume, references and salary history to Paxton Municipal Light Department, 578 Pleasant Street, Paxton, MA 01612, Attention: Tara Rondeau

 

 

Lineman

Island Lighting & Power Systems, Norfolk, MA

[Posted 6/12/2018]

  

Island lighting & power has a lineman position in the construction, maintenance and repair of electrical overhead distribution systems. This position works at various locations and may also be required to travel to another state depending on customer demands.

 

Essential Functions:

 

  • Works safely while performing new construction, maintenance or repair work of energized and de-energized overhead work.
  • Capable of leading crew members in the absence of the Foreman.
  • Strings overhead wire.
  • Set poles and anchors.
  • Installs transformers, lightening arrestors, cutouts, crossarms, insulators, switches and switchgear.
  • Troubleshoots trouble in primary and secondary systems.
  • Replaces cutout fuses and clears faulted circuits and systems.
  • Frequently works with energized high voltage systems requiring skill and care to protect the lives of themselves and others.
  • Maintains company vehicles, equipment and tools in good working order.
  • Able to perform rigorous physical labor.
  • Must be able to identify primary and secondary voltage on a circuit.
  • Understands grounding procedures.
  • Capable of working at heights and/or confined spaces.
  • Capable of properly installing and removing PPE and cover up.
  • Must understand how to phase out a line using phasing sticks.
  • Capable of planning safe work based on a job print or work order.
  • Must be able to effectively conduct a pre-job or tailgate briefing.
  • Willingness to glove/work live high voltage distribution power lines.
  • Capable of safely installing and removing mechanical jumpers.
  • Does all other related work as required to complete the job.
  • Must be able to work outside, frequently in inclement weather conditions.

 

Other Requirements:

 

  • 5-year minimum of recent field experience.
  • Able to read and communicate effectively in English.
  • Able to obtain a Commercial Driver’s License permit within 60 days of employment.
  • Mass 1B hoisting
  • A class A Commercial Driver’s License is preferred.
  • Able to travel long distances on short notice, when required.
  • Able to work for extended periods in various locations, when required.
  • Able to lift in excess of 50 lbs.
  • Able to properly inspect rubber goods and PPE.
  • Willing to work over-time when requested.

 

Please email or mail your resumes to 

 

mbowlby@ilpsystems.com

Mike Bowlby
Island Lighting and Power Systems
14 Shire Drive
Norfolk MA 02056

 

1st Class Lineman

Marblehead Municipal Light Department, Marblehead, MA

[Posted 6/6/2018]

  

The Town of Marblehead, MA, Marblehead Municipal Light Department, is seeking candidates for the position of 1st Class Lineman.

 

Under general supervision of the Manager of Distribution, Working Foreman or Lead Lineman, perform any and all duties related to the construction, maintenance and repair of  electrical overhead and underground distribution system.

 

Accept stand-by call on a rotating basis and respond to Department emergencies.

 

Qualifications will include a High School Diploma or equivalent with 3-5 years of line work experience. Must have a Massachusetts CDL, Hoisting License and have CPR/First Aid certifications.

 

This is a full time, union position, with starting salary ranging from $1,514.00-$1,737.60 weekly, depending on qualifications and experience.

 

For a full position description, please contact William Jackson, Manager of Distribution, at 781-631-0240, or by email at wjackson@mhdld.com. Applications are available on our website, www.marbleheadelectric.com, or can be picked up at our office location, listed below. To apply, please return a completed application, together with your resume and cover letter, to MARBLEHEAD MUNICIPAL LIGHT DEPARTMENT, Attn: William Jackson, Manager of Distribution, P.O. Box 369, and 80 Commercial Street, Marblehead, MA 01945. Applications and resumes can also be submitted by email to wjackson@mhdld.com.

 

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

 

PT -Administrative Assistant / Billing Clerk

Chester Municipal Electric Light Department, Chester, MA

[Posted 6/4/2018, expires 6/22/2018]

  

Will assist the General Manager in the day to day operations of the Chester Municipal Electric Light Department. Job duties include but not limited to processing payments, customer service, billing and collections. Working knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word a must. Knowledge of Power Manager and Itron Programs a plus. Must have strong communication and interpersonal skills. Approximately 24-26 hours/week. Send resume, references and salary history, to CMELD, 15 Middlefield Road-Unit 14, Chester, MA 01011, Attention Jill Moretz.

 

 

Apprentice to Journeyman Lineworker

Washington Electric Cooperative, Inc., East Montpelier, VT

[Posted 5/31/2018]

 

Date of Posting: May 31, 2018

Salary Range: $17.91 to $38.42 (depending upon experience and qualifications)

Days and Hours of Work: As outlined in the union contract.

Anticipated Start Date: On or before July 1, 2018 depending on qualifications of applicants

Application Deadline: Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled.

 

WEC was founded in 1939 to bring electricity to rural Vermont communities and to provide our members with a voice in their energy future. WEC continues today with that same spirit as our pioneering founders with a commitment to our environment, communities and our memberowners. We are a not for profit cooperative utility serving our member/owners in 41 towns in central Vermont’s rural landscape.


WEC is seeking to fill 2 union vacancies on the Line Crew which are a part of the Operations Department. The positions are part of a 24 -member Operations team charged with maintaining and improving nearly 1,300 miles of distribution/transmission lines and works closely with all WEC personnel to assure exemplary member service and reliability for nearly 10,900 Cooperative members.

General Summary of Job Responsibilities:

 

Under the general direction of Operation supervisors, the apprentice or journeyman lineworker, within their current realm of experience and knowledge, will be responsible for building, maintaining and repairing overhead and underground power transmission and distribution lines in a safe and effective manner within the established guidelines of industry work practices.

Qualified applicants must at a minimum be able to become proficient at climbing poles and adept in the use of hand tools, such as axes, chainsaws, bars, shovels, etc. Applicants must be able to take regular on call duty as part of a periodic rotation and must be readily available to work overtime as necessary. All applicants must be able to meet the physical demands of the position, including the ability to work in adverse weather conditions for long hours.

Courtesy in dealing with members, co-workers and others, adaptability and willingness to acquire new skills, professional attitude and interest in work, and attention to general work rules and safety procedures are essential characteristics of the ideal candidate.

All applicants must possess or have the ability to acquire a Vermont commercial driver’s license within one year from date of hire. Although the ideal candidate will have previous experience in Line work, WEC is considering all applicants that have graduated from an approved line worker training school or show a high level of commitment toward becoming a line worker. .

Submit letter of interest to WEC’s Human Resources Dept., c/o Cheryl Willette, Director of Finance & Administration, PO Box 8, East Montpelier, VT 05651.

WEC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

 

Assistant CMLP Director

Concord Municipal Light Plant, Concord, MA

[Posted 5/31/2018]

 

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of an operation residents take pride in. We are seeking a skilled professional to plan, organize and supervise the operation and maintenance of the Town’s overhead and underground electrical transmission/distribution system. Responsible for the design, installation and modification of the system & for related engineering functions. Performs all purchasing for the plant. Requires strong communication and analytical skills and equivalent to a bachelor's in electrical engineering & 7+ years’ experience, including supervisory experience. Salary$103,600-$145,000, DOQ. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled; resume review begins 6/11/18.


For more information & application instructions, visit www.concordma.gov/jobs or contact HR, Town House, 978-318-3025. EOE

 

 

Financial Manager / Accountant

Concord Municipal Light Plant, Concord, MA

[Posted 5/31/2018]

 

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of an operation residents take pride in. We are seeking a skilled professional to oversee the accounting, financial analysis & other general financial management functions of our municipal-owned, public utility offering electric & broadband service.


Success in this position requires strong organizational, planning, decision-making, & supervisory skills & proficiency with accounting & financial management applications, including utility billing & general ledger software. Ideal candidates will understand GAAP, FERC accounting requirements, & DPU regulations & requirements. Requires equivalent to Master’s in Accounting or related field & 7+ yrs experience. MCGA designation by the MMAAA or similar accreditation preferred. Salary to $103K, DOQ. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.


For more information & application instructions, visit www.concordma.gov/jobs or contact HR, Town House, 978-318-3025. EOE

 

Electric System Controller

Liberty Utilities, Londonderry, NH

[Posted 5/9/2018]

 

Summary

 

Title:

Electric System Controller

ID:

LU-636-18

Subsidiary:

Liberty Utilities

Department:

Operations & Maintenance

Location:

Londonderry, NH

Country:

United States

Zip/Postal Code:  

03053

 

 

Mandate:


Responsible for ensuring a safe, efficient, and reliable operation of the Liberty Utilities Electric Distribution and Sub-transmission System Control.  Interact with transmission providers and Electric Field personnel with overseeing the Distribution System Control during both day-to-day operations including Storm restoration.  Provide engineering support work order preparation, ARC FM design, coordinate with various internal departments, and prepare/execute overhead, underground, and substation switching with field personnel.   Prepare and submit all necessary reporting requirements to the Regulatory Agency as required.   

Job Functions:

 

  • Support Liberty Utilities Integrated Resource Planning Process.
  • Work closely with other Electric System Controllers in the development of System Control room parameters including procedures, System Control and administrative work processes.   
  • Monitor and control electric distribution system including substations, overhead, and underground lines
  • Effectively prepare electric switching procedures.
  • Respond to alarms and system status and implement corrective actions.
  • Monitor System Control operations and respond to system disturbances with providing the necessary support during system emergencies.
  • Direct Field personnel and coordinate switching
  • Complete Control center logs and reports.
  • Establish restoration priorities and dispatch resources as appropriate.
  • Update computer screens and displays as needed.
  • Ensure notifications for off hour repairs and outage restoration updates.
  • Coordinate daily planning with ISO-NE
  • Consolidate information from a variety of sources to accurately validate, analyze and report any outage and operating data.
  • Analyze and troubleshoot various System Deficiencies and Power Quality issues e.g. VAR compensation, Voltage Support, Loading issues, and Equipment issues.
  • Accountable for accurately reporting data and reports associated with outage data.
  • Reliability/Outage data scrubbing.
  • Generate Work Orders including Graphical Design and Estimating.
  • Prepare and process As-Built information.
  • Process General Customer calls as first point of contact in Design.
  • Provide support to Field Operations with technical assistance.
  • Comply with Federal and State regulations including NERC requirements and reports.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications:

 

  • Associates Degree or higher Technical Degree (i.e. Engineering/Technology) with 2 years related working experience or 3 years extensive experience in Electric Operations/Electrical Utility System Control required.       
  • Able to work systematically to analyze problems and issues, identify causes, anticipate implications, and identify effective courses of action during periods of stress and emergencies required.
  • Experience with reading and understanding GIS, System Maps, EMS screens required.   
  • Understanding of an Electric Distribution and sub transmission system required.  
  • Able to work both autonomously, in a team environment and prioritize multiple tasks concurrently.
  • Excellent organizational, written and oral communication skills required to perform efficiently in this role.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office (Word, Outlook & Excel) required.  OMS a plus.  
  • Flexible with working within shift rotation, which may include day, evening, and night hours as well as weekends, On-Call duties and Company-recognized holidays required.

 

Click on this link to apply: https://algonquin.applicantstack.com/x/detail/a27p2kanaj6t

 

 

1st Class Lineman

North Attleborough Electric Department, North Attleborough, MA

[Posted 5/8/2018]

 

POSITION: 

 

1st CLASS LINEMAN

FULL TIME – 40 hours per week

IBEW Local 104-Unit B-Starting wage: $38.98/hr

 

Install, repair and maintain overhead and UG electrical conductors and wires, conduits and related apparatus.  Assist in job training and development of distribution employees in conformance with applicable safety rules and regulations.  Operate all departmental equipment, vehicles and tools.  Maintain work area, vehicles and tools   Work with electric wires and cables, energized or de-energized, up to 60,000 volts.  Receive work orders and obtain materials for job when required.  Other duties may be assigned.

 

Respond to calls to assist and direct members of the line crew and other Operations Division personnel during emergency operations.

 

Qualifications include a High School Diploma or equivalent with 4-5 years of line experience. Must maintain Journeyman Lineman, CDL Class A, Hoisting and CPR/First Aid certifications. 

 

POSTING DATE:  May 8, 2018

 

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  Until filled

 

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:  Submit cover letter and resume to:

 

Office of the General Manager

North Attleborough Electric Department

c/o Michele Dobson

275 Landry Avenue

North Attleborough, MA

mdobson@naelectric.com

 

North Attleborough Electric Department provides employment opportunities without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation and disability.      

 

Executive Director

Northeast Public Power Association (NEPPA), Littleton, MA

[Posted 4/24/2018]

 

Office Location: Littleton, MA 

 

Overview of the Organization  

 

Founded in 1965, the Northeast Public Power Association (NEPPA) is a private, non-profit trade association that is incorporated as a 501c(6) with a mission to represent and serve consumer-owned utilities of New England. Nationally, one customer in four is served by a public power company that is owned and operated by local or state governments or rural cooperatives. In the six New England states, over 80 public power systems serve roughly two million retail customers and sell over 13 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity annually. These public power companies are NEPPA’s members!  

 

NEPPA is governed by an elected Board of Directors comprised of 21 public power officials representing member utilities in all six New England states. Nine standing committees provide guidance on member services and policies. 

 

Including the Executive Director, NEPPA employs six professionals as well as contracted trainers. Between 2014 and 2016, NEPPA’s annual revenue averaged approximately $2.2 million, with education and training revenue and membership dues representing 55% and 32% of revenue on average, respectively, over the 3-year period.

 

Overview of NEPPA’s Programs and Services

 

NEPPA combines the strength of its diverse members to provide low-cost services, opportunities to network and engage, and advocacy for public policies and federal legislation beneficial to members’ interests. Specific programs and services offered by NEPPA include:

 

  • Training and Education – To help utilities ensure that their employees are properly trained to work on or near energized equipment, NEPPA provides comprehensive safety and technical training programs for utility personnel. In addition, NEPPA offers trainings in supervision, leadership and customer service, as well as an annual conference where industry best practices are highlighted.
  • Government Affairs and Advocacy – On behalf of its members, NEPPA monitors and responds to legislative and regulatory initiatives that could impact the public power industry and the specific operations of those in New England. On behalf of its members, NEPPA retains the services of professionals in Washington, DC to monitor activities, coordinate with APPA, NRECA & TAPS, receive information from NAESB, and coordinate with various joint action agencies.
  • Mutual Aid – NEPPA plays an active role promoting and engaging members to participate in mutual aid, which occurs when a public power utility needs additional line crews to restore power because of a New England storm event.

 

Executive Transition  

 

For the last several years, NEPPA was very well-led by its Executive Director, who transitioned from the organization in March 2018 to pursue an opportunity with a national association. The eight-member Executive Committee of the board has assumed the responsibility of managing the search.

 

Strategic Opportunities and Challenges

 

NEPPA is at an important juncture as it approaches this leadership transition. High priorities for the Executive Director include:

 

  • Managing adeptly the daily operations, staffing, finances and member services of a $2.2 million trade association, and empowering a dedicated and skilled staff of five plus trainers to provide the highest quality programs and services to NEPPA’s 80+ members.
  • Utilizing NEPPA’s solid financial resources, recommending the targeted, strategic investments NEPPA should make to further enhance the programs and services provided to members.
  • Maintaining NEPPA’s high level of engagement with members, ensuring mutual benefits are realized, and membership dues are sustained.
  • Modernizing the highly successful education and training programs, including the exploration of on-line and virtual options, as well as training schedules that better meet the needs of students.
  • Staying abreast of the most pressing industry issues and concerns to support and participate in advocacy efforts in partnership with lobbyists and consultants. 
  • Professionally managing staff and trainers by developing a more formalized performance management process, offering targeted professional development opportunities to staff and creating a strategy for managing trainer transitions and retirements.
  • Increasing the use of technology throughout the organization to better serve members and to increase staff productivity.
  • Improving interdepartmental communications so all are well-informed and well-positioned to serve members.
  • Streamlining the activities of a relatively large board with multiple committees.

 

Desired Credentials/Profile of the Ideal Candidate 

 

  • Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree preferred.
  • A minimum of three years of senior leadership, or equivalent experience.
  • Certified Association Executive (CAE) designation is an added benefit.

 

Skills and Experience  

 

Customer Service Leader and Community Builder

The Executive Director must be able to establish and maintain an organizational culture committed to exceptional member services. The leader must fully understand the needs of members, ensure that members’ needs are always met and inspire and proactively engage members to participate in NEPPA’s program and series. The leader must also be adept at building and sustaining community of a membership that is geographically dispersed throughout New England and the Northeast. Prior experience in a member-based organization is strongly desired.

 

Experienced Administrator

As the agency’s chief executive and administrative officer, the leader will be responsible for overseeing the organization’s operations, finances, programming, facilities and staff; efficiently aligning and maximizing resources to achieve the goals outlined in the current strategic plan, and; empowering, coaching and supporting a small, but highly experienced, professional and committed staff. The Executive Director will also serve as the primary liaison to the board of directors and its committees to engage in effective governance, to achieve its strategic goals and to implement NEPPA’s next strategic plan.

 

Strategic Thinker and Innovator

The Executive Director must be committed to NEPPA’s strategic vision, and working collaboratively with the board and staff, develop inventive methods for delivering the highest quality programs and services to members. The leader should have the creativity and confidence to challenge the status quo to allow an established and high performing association (like NEPPA) to envision a revitalized and innovative future.

 

Skilled Communicator and Advocate

The ability to serve as the public face, primary spokesperson and representative for NEPPA is a key quality sought in an Executive Director. To assume this role, the leader must listen carefully, speak persuasively and respond effectively to engage others and, working in partnership with lobbyists and consultants, advocate on behalf of the industry. Internally, the leader must create and implement interdepartmental communication best practices, so all staff are well-informed and aligned.

 

Training Developer

Although the Executive Director will not personally be responsible for developing training and education programs, since these programs are a core offering, the ability to inform program design and delivery would be beneficial.

 

Power Industry Knowledge

Although direct industry experience or knowledge is not required, it would be ideal if the Executive Director had a working knowledge of power utilities and/or the interest and capacity to learn quickly and get up to speed about the industry.

 

Candidate Guidelines   

 

This search is being conducted by TSNE MissionWorks with Transition Consultant John Tarvin.  All submissions are confidential. Interested candidates should submit materials to:   

 

http://www.tsne.org/northeast-public-power-association-executive-director

 

Please include a resume and a cover letter with salary requirements, information regarding how you learned of the position, and a description of how your qualifications and experience match NEPPA’s needs and mission. All submissions of candidacy will be accepted until the position is filled. Salary is commensurate with experience, within the framework of the organization’s annual operating budget.   

 

NEPPA is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks a diverse pool of candidates.

 

 

Accountant

Energy New England (ENE), MA

[Posted 4/20/2018]

 

Reports to:
CEO

Position Overview:


ENE is looking for an organized and driven Accountant to join the finance team at our company. The Accountant position will work closely with our other accountants and operations personnel and handle day-to-day bookkeeping. In addition, this position coordinates month-end power settlements and counterparty payments on behalf of ENE’s municipal customers.

 

Responsibilities & Duties:

 

  • Perform daily postings and reconciliations, interface with all accounting functions- AP, AR, reports and special projects as they occur.
  • Perform monthly, quarterly and annual accounting activities including reconciliations of bank accounts, coordination and completion of annual audits, and reviewing financial reports/support as necessary
  •  Maintain monthly schedules, including prepaid expenses, unearned revenues, assets and depreciation, and inventory
  • Analyze and report on variances between budgets and actual figures; provide detailed back-up and reporting as requested
  • Submit payroll, track employee time used within schedules, generate & enter payroll entries into the accounting system
  • Tie-out month-end power purchases with counterparties, confirm power invoices, and invoice customers accordingly
  • Coordinate weekly and monthly power payments on behalf of ENE’s municipal customers 
  • Assist in tasks and provide support for projects within other departments of ENE

 

Position Requirements:

 

  • BS in Accounting
  • Minimum two years related experience
  • Expertise with QuickBooks
  • Experience in database management a plus, including QuickBase and FileMaker
  • Strong Excel and Word proficiencies
  • Ability to perform with accuracy in a fast paced environment
  • Attention to detail is critical
  • Strong computer and communications skills
  • A high degree of flexibility with the ability to follow-up with minimal supervision

 

The Accountant will play a vital role in the company’s day-to-day operations and will work closely with all related functions. This is a tremendous growth opportunity for the right candidate in an entrepreneurial work environment with a supportive team structure. We offer competitive salary and benefits programs.

 

For more information, contact:

 

Lori Burns

lburns@ene.org

ENE

100 Foxborough Blvd.

Suite 110

Foxboro, MA  02035

 

 

System Engineer

Wakefield Municipal Gas & Light Department, Wakefield, MA

[Posted 4/18/2018]

 

The Wakefield Municipal Gas and Light Department is seeking to fill the position of System Engineer focusing on the Gas Operations side of our business.

 

Under the direction of the Engineering and Operations Manager, the System Engineer will be responsible for technical operation and construction of the gas distribution system, with a focus on monitoring daily gas consumption, while assisting in regulatory reporting including the coordination of system changes with the Gas Superintendent, and the maintenance of Department maps and related records. 

 

Must have a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering or Engineering Technology with experience in the technical operation, technical design or regulatory compliance of a gas utility preferred.

 

Interested applicants should forward resume to:

 

WAKEFIELD MUNICIPAL GAS & LIGHT DEPARTMENT

P.O. BOX 190

WAKEFIELD, MA 01880

ATTENTION: Sylvia Vacaccaro

 

 

Gas Service Worker

Wakefield Municipal Gas & Light Department, Wakefield, MA

[Posted 4/18/2018]

 

The Wakefield Municipal Gas and Light Department is seeking to fill the position of Gas Service Worker.

 

Under the supervision of the Gas Service Foreman, the Gas Service Worker performs customer service installations, meter replacements, technical troubleshooting of gas appliance issues and works with the Street Maintenance Workers on installation of gas mains and services when necessary.

 

Must have graduated from high school or its equivalent and possess basic knowledge of mechanics and the fundamental principles of power equipment, automotive equipment and care of tools and equipment.   Plumbing experience and/or a plumbing license are a plus.

 

Interested applicants should forward resume to:

 

WAKEFIELD MUNICIPAL GAS & LIGHT DEPARTMENT

P.O. BOX 190

WAKEFIELD, MA 01880

ATTN:  Sylvia Vaccaro

 

 

Electrical Engineer (of varying grades depending on knowledge & experience)

Holyoke Gas and Electric Department, Holyoke, MA

[Posted 3/1/2018]

 

Responsible for planning, designing, and supervising the implementation, operation, and maintenance of electric utility distribution, sub-transmission, and lighting facilities including telecommunications for the Department.  Designs cost-effective and reliable solutions that are aligned with the Department’s rate and reliability objectives.  Prepares and maintains cost estimates, plans, maps, drawings, and records of systems and equipment. Develops bid specifications and evaluates bids for material and labor as required.  Maintains Department reliability statistics.  Prepares weekly, monthly, and annual reports on project progress.  Performs related duties as assigned or required.      

 

For a complete job description and Holyoke Gas and Electric Department Application visit our website at www.hged.com 

 

If interested send a resume, cover letter and a completed City of HG&E Application by March 28, 2018  to:

 

City of Holyoke Gas & Electric Department
Attn: Terry Sweeney, Human Resources
99 Suffolk Street
Holyoke, MA 01040


TerrySweeney@hged.com

 

 

Assistant General Manager

Hingham Municipal Lighting Plant, Hingham, MA

[Posted 1/25/2018]

 

TITLE:            ASSISTANT GENERAL MANAGER
SALARY:        COMMENSURATE WITH EXPERIENCE
REPORT TO:  GENERAL MANAGER

 

DUTIES:

 

Under the direction of the General Manager, assist in the supervision and direction of all functional divisions of the Hingham Municipal Lighting Plant. Assist the General Manager in the operation and management of the Hingham Municipal Lighting Plant and perform the duties of the General Manager in his/her absence. Attend meetings day/night as required by the General Manager.

 

Assist the General Manager in directing the preparation, review and approval of Annual Budgets, Action Plans, and policy recommendations for submittal to the Hingham Municipal Lighting Board to insure a constant and continuous supply of electrical service to all subscribers on a fiscally sound basis.

 

Assist the General Manager in directing the preparation, review and approval of power supply forecasts, long and short term contracts, and resulting electric rate schedules for submittal to the Hingham Municipal Lighting Board.

 

Assist the General Manager in providing leadership, motivation, and direction to Management by monitoring operating policies and procedures. Review and approve strategic planning for large projects. Monitor progress and provide direction for all large projects.

 

Assist the General Manager and Management in determining the proper human resource requirements to ensure high quality customer service within budget guidelines. The Assistant General Manger will maintain and enhance the existing strong relationship between the employees and management. Assist the General Manager and Management in the hiring, terminating, promoting, training, disciplining, and commending of employees, as well as providing guidance in resolving employee disputes.

 

Assist the General Manager in coordinating communications, presentations, and other necessary interfacing with various community groups, government officials in the Town of Hingham and elected State and Federal officers. Maintain good working relationships with other electric utility administrators.

 

The Assistant General Manger shall insure adherence to the general laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts governing municipally owned utilities (Chapter 164) and other laws as applicable.

 

The Assistant General Manger will maintain and enhance the relationship between the employees and customers by overseeing resolution of customer complaints, grievances or other terms of a customer service nature.

 

The Assistant General Manager will review, recommend, coordinate, and administer all insurance coverage and associated claims activity.

 

Serve on call twenty four (24) hours a day, seven (7) days per week, to address and respond to emergency situations involving generation, substation, distribution, and transmission facilities. Performs other related duties as required.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

 

Bachelor’s Degree in business/public administration, engineering or related field with a minimum of ten (10) years full time experience working in the electric utility industry in an operations capacity with a progression in management experience supervising both represented and non-represented employees. This experience will include managing the restoration of the electrical system after a storm. Will have a demonstrable history of having established and maintained working relationship with government officials. Should have had experience with renewable energy systems projects.

 

COMPENSATION:

 

Salary based on experience

 

Please send your resumes to pheanue@hmlp.com

 

  

General Manager

Town of Belmont, Belmont, MA

[Posted 1/08/2018, updated 1/30/2018]

 

The Town of Belmont is now accepting applications for the full-time position of:

 

GENERAL MANAGER
BELMONT LIGHT
Salary Range: $126,683 to $190,000

 

Under general policy guidance from the Belmont Municipal Light Board, the General Manager plans, organizes, integrates, fiscally controls, directs, administers, reviews and evaluates the activities, operations, programs and services of the Belmont Municipal Light Department (BMLD) for the Town of Belmont, Massachusetts. The General Manager is the Chief Operating Officer of the BMLD and is responsible for carrying out the policies and programs determined by the Light Board.


The successful General Manager candidate will possess a BA in electrical engineering. An MBA is highly desired; ten years of progressively responsible related experience, including at least three years of supervisory experience. A competitive compensation package will be negotiated, based on skills and experience of the successful candidate. The Town of Belmont offers a comprehensive benefits package including membership in the Belmont Retirement System.


Additional information can be found at: http://www.belmont-ma.gov/sites/belmontma/files/uploads/job_brochure_-_belmont_light_general_manager.pdf

To apply send resume via email or make inquiry in confidence to:

Richard J White
Groux-White Consulting, LLC
1661 Massachusetts Avenue, Suite 642
Lexington, MA 02420
Email: rickwhite58@verizon.net
Phone: 781-572-6332

 

 

Journeyman Line Worker

Morrisville Water & Light, Morrisville, VT

[Posted 12/11/2017, updated 12/13/2017]

 

MW&L is a small rural not-for-profit municipal utility providing water and sewer services in Morristown and electric service to Morristown and six other surrounding communities.


MW&L is seeking an individual to fill a union position opening in its Electric Operations group. This position is part of a 5-person line crew charged with maintaining and improving nearly 213 miles of distribution/transmission lines and works closely with all operation personnel to provide safe, affordable and reliable electric service to 4,000 customers.


General Summary of Job Responsibilities:

 

Under the general direction of the Superintendent, the Class A line worker will be responsible for building, maintaining and repairing overhead and underground power transmission and distribution lines in a safe and effective manner within the established guidelines of industry work practices.


Qualified applicants must at a minimum be adept at climbing poles and proficient in the use of hand tools, such as axes, chainsaws, bars, shovels, etc. Applicants must also be able to handle ropes and tie suitable knots, dig holes, and have the ability to properly cut and trim trees and meet the physical demands of the position, including the ability to work in adverse weather conditions for extended hours. Position requires being in an on call rotation and an expectation to be available when weather alerts are received indicating a likelihood of service interruptions.


The applicant must pass a physical and drug test and once hired, must join the IBEW union membership after 6 months of employment. You must be able to respond to the shop within 30 minutes while on call and must be able to work on energized 15 kV lines.


Courtesy in dealing with customers, co-workers and others is essential. Adaptability and willingness to acquire new skills, professional attitude and interest in work, and attention to general work rules and safety procedures are also essential characteristics of the ideal candidate.


All applicants must possess or have the ability to acquire a Vermont commercial driver's license within one year from date of hire.


Submit letter of interest to MW&L's Superintendent, Kevin Newton at kenewton@mwlvt.com


MW&L is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All new employees filling union positions are on probation for 6 months.

 

Date of Posting: 12/7/2017

Hourly Wage Range: Per union contract.

Days and Hours of Work: As outlined in the union contract.

Anticipated Start Date: On or before April 1, 2018, depending on qualifications of applicants.

Application Deadline: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

 

Director of Access and Distributed Resources

New Hampshire Electric Cooperative, Plymouth, NH

[Posted 11/20/2017]

 

The Organization

 

NHEC is the largest member-owned electric cooperative in New England, providing electric utility service to consumers and businesses in 115 communities throughout New Hampshire.  Serving our members is at the heart of everything we do and every decision we make, and our mission is to provide our members access to affordable, reliable electric service options that support and simplify their lives. The electric utility industry is currently undergoing enormous change as consumers look for new ways to manage energy costs through renewable energy, distributed energy resources such as solar arrays and battery storage, energy efficiency, electric vehicles, and energy-related apps on smart devices.

 

In June 2017, we completed a five-year strategic plan, identifying four area of strategic focus with actionable goals within those areas completed by the end of 2022.

 

  • Business Model. NHEC provides superior service to its members, with systems that are sufficiently flexible to capitalize on ongoing changes in technology and programs that enable members to better manage their energy usage and costs and take advantage of other opportunities as they become available in the marketplace.
  • Voice of the Member. NHEC is a member-driven organization where every employee consistently strives to better understand and meet our members’ expectations and has access to the information necessary to do so. We are committed to an ongoing dialogue with our members, and we focus intently on making it easy and convenient for our members to interact with us. As a result, every interaction with NHEC is a delight.
  • Organizational Effectiveness. NHEC is described by its employees and members as nimble, collaborative, responsive to changes in the industry, constantly learning and having employees who share the drive to achieve the organization’s vision.
  • Financial Stability. NHEC remains financially strong and has the resources necessary to provide excellent service to our members as the energy industry and related services are transformed.

 

Headquartered in Plymouth, New Hampshire, NHEC currently has 200+ employees.  There is much to be proud of in our existing organization, and a genuine enthusiasm for what the future holds.  It is an environment in which individual leadership and initiative are highly valued and encouraged, and success is viewed as a shared accomplishment to be celebrated by all.  Ensuring our members have the energy they need, the information they want, and a partner they can trust is what makes us different. 

 

The Position

 

Reporting to the Vice President of Power Resources and Access and partnering closely with the executive leadership team, the Director of Access and Distributed Resources will advance NHEC’s goal of facilitating the widespread adoption of distributed energy resources (DER) on its distribution system as contemplated by its Strategic Plan. The utility industry is changing and we need someone to help develop and lead new strategies to serve our members with an even more reliable, resilient and affordable energy distribution system.  You will support the VP of Power Resources and Access by developing and implementing strategies to reduce NHEC charges associated with member demand and inefficient use of the distribution system.  Our members are presented more and more with opportunities to invest in DERs.  This position will help develop strategies to maximize the value of those investments for all of our members.

 

Specific responsibilities will include:

 

  • Develop and implement strategies and systems that support widespread adoption of distributed energy resources, including renewable energy, storage, energy management and other member-sited systems.
  • Develop and implement approaches to minimize demand-related costs. 
  • Develop and implement business strategies that enhance NHEC’s transition toward a transactive business model through valuation of products and services delivered within the NHEC distribution system.
  • Assist in developing strategies to increase member satisfaction through increased distribution system resilience, flexibility and improved communications, working with strategic partners.
  • Help ensure integration of NHEC’s and its members’ energy efficiency, demand response and other system benefit programs and measures with NHEC’s power and energy supply resources.

 

The Person

 

  • First and foremost, someone who will be energized and excited about NHEC’s mission and will thrive with the opportunity to enhance an already great organization
  • An inquisitive, open mind – someone who is interested in finding creative solutions and new ways to support the organization
  • Incredible relationship skills; collaboration and a friendly work environment are key values at NHEC, and this person needs to model excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to innovate, think strategically and execute tactically
  • The terms “Transactive Energy,” “Distributed Energy Resources,” Demand Response,” and “Energy Storage” are exciting and thought provoking
  • You don’t just think outside of the box, you can see possibilities for a new, maybe yet unimagined box
  • You have a Bachelor of Science degree in a related discipline with a Master’s Degree very strongly preferred.
  • A minimum of 10+ years of direct experience in utility business, engineering, or economics.
  • Experience in one or more of the following fields desired; demand response program management, load management strategy development, energy efficiency program management, power procurement through contracting or resource development, or distributed energy resource development.
  • A minimum of five years’ experience in a senior level position and coordination with other individuals and groups within and external to the organization.

 

Apply: www.nhec.com

 

 

Assistant Superintendent of Electric Distribution (Construction & Maintenance)

Peabody Municipal Light Plant, Peabody, MA

[Posted 11/20/2017]

 

The Peabody Municipal Light Plant is conducting a search for qualified applicants interested in joining the management team of our Distribution Division.  Under the direction of the Superintendent of Electric Distribution, this position directs construction and maintenance activities for the entire division; supervises non-exempt employees in the performance of their duties and administers construction, maintenance and labor contracts.  In addition to three (3) to five (5) years of proven managerial experience, the ideal candidate should possess a minimum of five (5) years experience working on electric utility distribution systems using line construction tools and techniques.  A minimum of three (3) years experience working on energized primary distribution circuits is also required.   Must possess or be able to acquire and maintain a valid Class B Massachusetts Driver’s License, a Massachusetts Hoisting License Grade 1B/3A and pass a DOT Medical Examination, within six (6) months of hire.

 

The annual salary range is $100,682-$125,455 plus benefits. The Peabody Municipal Light Plant services approximately 25,000 customers in Peabody and South Lynnfield and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Interested applicants should submit your resume and letter of application to the Manager c/o of Barbara Previte, Peabody Municipal Light Plant, 201 Warren Street Ext., Peabody, MA  01960 or by email at bprevite@pmlp.com.

 

 

Senior Electrical Engineer

AET-Engineering Division, Foxboro, MA

[Posted 11/15/2017]

 

American Electrical Testing Co., LLC (AET) is looking for an experienced Electrical Engineer that can take a project and see it to completion.  The company has an interactive and outgoing team of Professional Engineering and Field Service Technicians with knowledge and skill sets that complement one another.  The work we perform is engaging, and ranges over an array of applications and customers. The requirements for this position include:

 

  • BSEE (Power Systems preferred)
  • EIT certification (PE not required, preferred, but must be eligible)
  • 5 to 10 years of experience in the electrical power industry (hands-on/field experience a plus)
  • Experience in an engineering environment designing and specifying high voltage construction, inspection, testing of facilities and equipment
  • Design, analysis, control, operation and / or protection of utility equipment
  • Knowledge of protective relaying, controls, SCADA and protection applications, protective device coordination, setting and programming of electromechanical and electronic relays including SEL, Basler, ABB, GE, Cooper
  • Design experience of transmission, distribution and Generator Interconnect Substations
  • Design experience of overhead/underground medium voltage distribution systems
  • Knowledge of ASPEN, SKM, EasyPower, ETAP or other utility based software programs
  • Experience with equipment ranging from 2KV thru 500KV upward
  • Ability to perform job tasks in the office as well as the field
  • Ability to interact with clients and develop technical reports in a clear and concise manner
  • Willing to work as project lead or provide supporting role on projects
  • Proficiency of computers using Microsoft programs, AutoCAD, project management software, etc.

 

Please contact John Fattore, AET Staffing Specialist:  jfattore@aetco.us  (781) 821-0122

 

 

Control Room Operator

Reading Municipal Light Department (RMLD), Reading, MA

[Posted 11/09/2017, updated 4/17/2018]

 

Reading Municipal Light Department (RMLD) is an electric utility located 14 miles northwest of Boston and serving 30,000 customers in the towns of Reading, Wilmington, North Reading and Lynnfield Centre; and we are recruiting for the position of Control Room Operator.

 

Operators perform all the functions related to integrated automation sub-systems including SCADA, outage management (OMS), GIS and Advanced Metering. You will operate switching equipment for routine or emergency work, communication systems dispatch equipment (two-way radio, cell net, IVR), security monitoring and control and provide basic customer service when office is closed.

 

Position requires shift duty to provide 24-hour/7-day continuous coverage of system operations.  Shifts may include 3:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., 11:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m., combination split shifts of days and nights after completing a comprehensive day-time training period.

 

The successful candidate will have exceptional computer software and analysis experience and at least one-year technical experience related to an electrical distribution system.  Operator will have a pleasant telephone manner and demonstrated ability to use two-way radio equipment and to operate complex computer systems related to system distribution, metering and safety. The ability to function under pressure is essential. Prior experience in switching and/or dispatching of distribution equipment via SCADA is preferred.  An Associate degree or higher in Computer Science or Engineering is desired.

 

Interested applicants should forward resume to Beth-Ellen Antonio, Human Resources Manager, RMLD 230 Ash Street, Reading, MA  01867 or E-mail: bantonio@rmld.com.

 

 

Journey Level Line Workers (CA.)

Northwest Linemans College

 

HIRING JOURNEY LEVEL LINEWORKERS IN CALIFORNIA

 

POSITION:       Full-Time Exempt

 

SALARY:          $117,104/ year (equivalent to $53.50/ hour)

+$250-$300/ day for special assignments

Outstanding benefits package

 

LOCATION:      Oroville, CA

 

ABOUT NLC

Since its founding in 1993, Northwest Lineman College has been devoted to delivering the benchmark standard of training in the power delivery industry, educating more industry trade professionals annually than any other educational institution in the United States.

 

ABOUT THE POSITION

As an NLC instructor (we call them Training Specialists), you will deliver both classroom and field training on a variety of subjects, using curriculum specially developed by NLC. NLC prepares you to deliver this instruction through in-depth training on educational principles and industry standards. Once this initial preparation is complete, additional training assignments on and off site will be available. Your students will include pre-apprentices, apprentices, journey-level lineworkers, and crew leaders from across the nation—sometimes across the world!

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Passion for training
  • Journeyman lineman (certificate of completed apprenticeship required)
  • Knowledge of regulations that apply to electrical linework (OSHA, NESC, etc.)
  • Excellent communicator who knows how to select the right tone and medium for the message
  • Proficient use of computers
  • Ability to travel up to 20%
  • CDL with good driving record (insurable)
  • High level of integrity, honesty, and professionalism

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Ability to climb and work in elevated positions up to 95’
  • Ability to stand or sit for extended periods of time, to bend and reach and to move or carry items weighing up to 65 lbs
  • Ability to utilize personal fall arrest and positioning device systems within OSHA regulations and manufacturer’s recommendations (combined tool and body weight not to exceed 310 lbs, standard tool weight estimated at 45 lbs)

 

HOW TO APPLY

Submit your résumé, cover letter, and proof of journeyman status to nlcjobs@lineman.edu, ATTN: Micky Rauenhorst. In your cover letter, tell us why you are the best candidate for this position. Please reference “CA Full-Time Training Specialist” in the subject line of your email. All inquiries and submissions kept strictly confidential.

 

For more information about being a training specialist at NLC, please watch the video at http://bit.ly/nlctraining.

 

lineman.edu

 

Northwest Lineman College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and three-time recipient of the Alfred P. Sloan Award for Excellence in Workplace Flexibility.