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Director, Engineering & Field OperationsOwatonna Public Utilities
Job Start Date:7/15/2020Type of Position:Director, Engineering & Field Operations
Number of Openings:1Wage/Salary:$151,400Per Year
Job Location & Contact:
208 Walnut Ave S
Owatonna, MN55060
(612) 474-4343
Job Description:
Owatonna Public Utilities, the supplier of electricity, water, and natural gas services in Owatonna, Minnesota, is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Director, Engineering & Field Operations. This new role is an expanded, senior management position that opened because of a promotion. OPU has operating revenue of $60M, allowing service to 11,300 Electric customers along with water and natural gas. Working with eight direct reports and 25 indirect reports, this is a highly visible and influential position for an engineer seeking to grow their career to include broader management duties. Responsibilities will include Operations for all three utilities: design, implementation, linework, system planning, GIS, facilities, fleet, and maintenance. Are you seeking a change of scenery? A broader portfolio to craft your future? Owatonna is an inviting, prosperous and healthy mid-sized community in south central Minnesota. OPU has an enviable relationship with loyal customers, warm community engagement and a healthy internal culture. The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering, and is registered in MN or a reciprocal state as a Professional Engineer. Experience required: Prior management of an Electric Utility Distribution system, proficiency in Electric Engineering Principles, and experience in developing staff. As a senior management role, communication ability is required, paired with interpersonal skill and proven leadership. Five years of Electric Utility experience is required, along with Municipal (or equivalent) experience. We seek at least two years of supervisorial experience. This position reports directly to the General Manager. OPU’s compensation and benefits are competitive with a target annual salary for the role of $151,400, dependent upon qualifications and experience. For more information, or to submit a confidential resume and cover letter, contact the search hotline and OPU’s search partner, Tom Jackson, of IdeaBuilder Search at (612) 474-4343 or at [email protected]
Experience Required:
How to Apply:
For more information, or to submit a confidential resume and cover letter, contact the search hotline and OPU’s search partner, Tom Jackson, of IdeaBuilder Search at (612) 474-4343 or at [email protected]
Application Deadline:
Jan 01, 1900