Electrical Substation Construction Operations Supervisor- Maple Grove, MN Job in United States

Location(s): MN - Maple Grove

Are you ready to take your leadership potential to the next level with a growing Fortune 500 company?  Xcel Energy is at the leading edge of an industry that is changing quickly. Were seeking dynamic, proven leaders to help guide us into this exciting energy future. If youre looking to lead at a company that is committed to excellence, safety and environmental stewardship, with plenty of room to grow, consider a position at Xcel Energy.

Position Summary

We are hiring an Operations Supervisor in our Electrical Substation Construction department in Maple Grove, MN! The ideal candidate will have at least 3 years of related experience (specific electrical substation construction preferred) and formal or informal supervisory experience. This position is expected to be in the field at approximately 50% of the time; a valid drivers license and ability to travel are required. 

Standard Operations Position. Supervise a high performing operations team while driving the safe, efficient and cost-effective use of resources according to policies and procedures. Assure safe, reliable, and compliant operations and ensure customer satisfaction. Ensure consistent and effective use of standard tools and processes. Support attainment of corporate and business unit goals and objectives, and process and performance metrics. Serve as a strong communicator of key strategic and operational changes.

Essential Responsibilities

Oversight for substation capital projects ranging between $10k and $10M.

Responsible for completing constructability reviews for proposed substation construction projects and assistance in generating labor and equipment costs estimates and schedules.

Coordinate with engineering, system operations, siting and land rights, supply chain, and other project stakeholders to ensure projects are ready for construction start.

Plan and coordinate equipment and tooling requirements for projects to ensure crews are able to work safely and efficiently.

Ability to prioritize work and adapt crew schedules to accommodate emergent/unplanned projects.

Safety: Provide visible safety leadership and drive real time safety accountability by engaging employees/crew through safety meeting facilitation, job briefs, audits, training, accident investigation/event assessment, and job site observations. Work in close partnership with Safety Consultant.

Business Optimization & Strategy: Evaluate team performance based on operational efficiency, reliability and quality metrics; monitor trends, and take corrective action where appropriate. Ensure and reinforce the importance of process adherence and data integrity. Identify continuous improvement opportunities and drive adoption of process changes through effective communication of expectations and objectives.

Operational Effectiveness: Responsible for crew productivity and quality of execution. Maintain a consistent presence in the work environment. Assist in removing barriers with pre-requisites, materials, stakeholder, and other issues. Align crew skills and availability to work activities through coordinators, planners, and schedulers, prioritizing customer satisfaction and reliability.

Talent Management: Recruit talented employees, establish clear performance expectations and effectively manage performance. Provide training, coaching and oversight and drive employee engagement. Provide input and leadership in addressing bargaining unit issues, grievances, corrective actions, and future development.

Relationship Management: Build and maintain effective internal and external relationships. Be knowledgeable of necessary systems and resources to assist employees, other work groups, and/or customers and stakeholders. Enable crews to provide solutions to issues and improve customer/stakeholder satisfaction.

Regulatory & Compliance: Coordinate the execution and documentation of work in accordance with Xcel Energy policies and procedures, labor agreements, and regulatory standards. Support and ensure required compliance/technical training is completed. Establish, monitor, and track processes to ensure regulatory compliance.


Minimum Requirements

  • Three or more years in design, construction, operations, engineering or maintenance of utility systems/power generation plants or related industries/fields.
  • Associates or technical degree preferred.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in specific functional area standards, procedures, and applicable government/environmental regulations.
  • Operational knowledge of work and asset management and analytical/reporting applications.
  • Effective change leader with demonstrated ability to effectively communicate company/business area strategies and objectives to various stakeholders.
  • Proven results at achieving performance and operational metrics and driving process adherence.
  • Must successfully score on the Front Line Leadership Assessment

Preferred

  • Informal leadership or supervisory experience.
  • Demonstrated experience working as/with bargaining unit employees.
  • Completion of an approved apprentice program in an appropriately related craft.
  • Demonstrated understanding of utility finance.

This position requires a behavioral assessment prior to being considered for an interview.

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As a leading combination electricity and natural gas energy company, Xcel Energy offers a comprehensive portfolio of energy-related products and services to 3.4 million electricity and 1.9 million natural gas customers across eight Western and Midwestern states. At Xcel Energy, we strive to be the preferred and trusted provider of the energy our customers need. If youre ready to be a part of something big, we invite you to join our team.
     

Posting Notes:  MN - Maple Grove || MN - Maple Grove || United States (US) || Operations || 0329S:Electrical Substation Const. || Full-Time || Non-Bargaining ||
 

Requisition Number: 20476

Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

Individuals with a disability who need an accommodation to apply please contact us at <email address removed>

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