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Manager Design Engineering (ComEd)- Distribution Design Engineering

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Location: CHICAGO, IL, United States
Organization: ComEd
Job ID: 239986
Date Posted: Jul 1, 2022
Job: Engineering

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Job Description

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Be a part of something powerful at America's premier energy provider!

At Exelon, we are united by our values and shared vision for a cleaner and brighter future. We encourage curiosity, value diverse perspectives and we never stop looking for ways to be, work and do better. We know the future is in our hands. That's why we're looking for people like you, who have the power to make a difference.

As the nation's largest utility company, we serve more than 10 million customers through six fully regulated transmission and distribution utilities: Atlantic City Electric (ACE), Baltimore Gas and Electric (BGE), Commonwealth Edison (ComEd), Delmarva Power & Light (DPL), PECO Energy Company (PECO), and Potomac Electric Power Company (Pepco). All 18,000 of us are committed to delivering safe, reliable and affordable energy to our customers, strengthening our communities, supporting a clean energy future and reducing our impact on the changing climate.

Our people are the heart and soul of our business. Whether it's powering lives, supporting communities or collaborating with colleagues, an Exelon employee is talented, compassionate, forward-thinking and inspired. We are empowered to evolve and advance our careers in an open and inclusive environment. We pride ourselves on being the kind of place where people want to come and stay. We know that investing in our employees' futures strengthens ours, which is why we offer competitive compensation, incentives and health and retirement benefits.
 

 

PRIMARY PURPOSE OF POSITION

Responsible to lead, direct, organize and control the distribution design engineering activities within the regions. Ensure compliance and adherence to accepted standard engineering and design practices for public relocation, system reliability, corrective maintenance, and system capacity projects (approx. 500,000 customers per region) across the distribution system while managing and controlling the scope of work, maintaining focus on accuracy, and ensuring constructability at the least cost.

Responsible for performance measurements and design audits for all engineered plans. Communicate, execute, and supervise the process to ensure all work designs are appropriately scoped prior to construction issuance.

Coordinate feedback on required design and standards application changes. Work with asset management to ensure, the design, coordination, and timely execution of the reliability programs.

Lead and manage the design and execution of all distribution reliability issues within the region, including development and oversight of programmatic work to meet Company SAIFI and CAIDI targets. Ensure all customer reliability issues are addressed in a timely fashion.

Responsibilities also include management of contracted engineering services, joint utility work coordination and providing technical expertise of distribution facilities to the Region. Assure the development and effective implementation of strategic initiatives. Assure the focus and attainment of business goals and

objectives. Develop and maintain an environment that promotes diversity and high productivity.

 

PRIMARY DUTIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES

-Drive and oversee the development and implementation of short and long term internally generated distribution engineering, design, and reliability activities to eliminate rework, assure the highest levels of customer services and to achieve Exelon’s safety, reliability and performance goals.

-Provide central and focused leadership and management of distribution engineering / design activities across Exelon by having key interface with Work Management to levelize engineering activities in conjunction with the work plan and to optimize crew utilization. Consistently monitor engineering activities to facilitate decision making that bundles work opportunities to maximize construction output.

-Manage the department budget. Establish and monitor engineering and design process to meet Asset Management and Operations objectives. Ensure scope control to contain costs and manage engineering estimates to within + / - 10% of actual project costs.

-Develop and maintain an environment that fosters a high performance culture and a learning organization. Lead management team in promoting diversity. Serve as a change agent for business initiatives and assure the human element is understood and considered. Assure timely recognition of employee contributions and develop technical capabilities in the organization.

-Provide leadership to and development of the management team. Provide accurate and timely feedback regarding performance and operations. Conduct performance planning and appraisals. Identify opportunities for growth and learning.

-Establish, maintain and improve relationships with other departments in Exelon and outside.

-Facilitate open and honest communication with staff. Assure that upward communication is integrated into the process, including employee concerns and complaints. Develop methods to assess communication effectiveness and implement continuous improvement initiatives.

 

JOB SCOPE

Reports to the Regional Distribution Engineering Manager and is responsible for a staff of 8-13 direct reports consisting of 8-11 designers/drafters and 0-2 clerical support. (variation in total directs / mix based on Company requirements)

Design authority providing design services to the Distribution Engineering disciplines within the Company.

Responsible for developing design documents using Computer Aided Design (CAD) systems.

Develop, update, and issue design drawings for new business, capacity expansion, reliability, obsolescence, and corrective maintenance activities.

Maintain, create, and update CAD-based standards and specifications.

Develop, update, and protective relay and communication diagrams.

Provide technical oversight to contracted engineering and design groups to ensure adherence to design standards.

Ensure compliance and adherence to accepted standard engineering and design practices and drawing standards.

Ensure that all designs meet the design basis for distribution equipment.

Identify training requirements and ensure they are satisfied.

Responsible for performance measurements and design audits for all engineered plans.

Communicate, execute and supervise the process to ensure all work packages are properly prepared and appropriately scoped prior to construction issuance.

Responsible for executing collective bargaining agreements, implementing labor strategies, and negotiating elevated grievance hearings and arbitrations where Company applicable.

Responsible for the organization’s response to emergent activities, catastrophic events and storms.

Actions have direct impact on Exelon Energy Delivery (EED) safety, reliability, and customer satisfaction goals, the transmission revenue stream of EED, the generation revenue stream of Exelon, and the public, political, and regulatory opinion of EED.

Operates autonomously with wide latitude for un-reviewed actions and decisions. Establishes performance goals and expectations, coaches, mentors and provides feedback to direct reports.

Maintains effective internal business controls by conducting audits, self-assessments, investigations and employee reviews.

Direct Reports: 8-13

Indirect Reports: 0

Total Budget: $2M

Total number of Direct reports is 5 – 12.

Manage a department budget of approximately $1.5 to $4.5M

Develop, manage and continuously evaluate an outsourcing strategy that optimizes staffing and utilization of internal and external resources.

Responsible for distribution engineering and design support of approximately 750 distribution feeders operated at distribution and sub-transmission voltages that serve approximately 500,000 customers in the region. Engineering and design support of approximately $46 million to $70 million of distribution construction work performed annually.

Develop, enhance and maintain key interface with Work Management to ensure engineering and design activities are focused on optimizing construction output across the Company.

Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering or related field
  • At least 8 years of relevant experience, including at least 5 years as a supervisor or manager, OR in lieu of Bachelor's degree, a minimum of 12-14 years of relevant experience
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of distribution engineering practices.
  • Proven leadership ability in a high performance culture.
  • Proven high level management skills in coaching and facilitating business competency.
  • Self-initiator and proven performance management skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to build consensus, establish trust, communicate effectively and foster culture change and ensure compliance to engineering processes and design procedures
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and implement process enhancements and efficiencies including technology and performance.
  • Demonstrated business acumen, customer awareness and ability to create value / eliminate non-value activity.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member, effectively managing conflicting priorities in a multi-tasking environment.
  • Strong interpersonal, problem-solving, motivational, negotiation, time management, and oral/written communication skills are required.
  • Create effective working relationships with employees, customers, other departments, and outside agencies.
  • Knowledge of company safety, regulatory and various operating policies and procedures.


PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Graduate degree or Graduate Level work in Engineering, Business Administration or related field.

 

 

 

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