Company Description

Ranked No. 3 on Kiplinger magazine’s list of 10 Great Places to Live, College Station has been recognized as one of the nation’s top 10 places for business, jobs, families and retirees. In addition, the city has been named America’s No. 1 college town and was a finalist for the nation’s friendliest. With a population of more than 117,000, it ranks among the 15 fastest-growing metros in the country. In addition, College Station boasts one of the lowest property tax rates in Texas, and despite its exponential growth, has found a way to maintain a small-town feel while offering abundant entertainment and recreational opportunities in a safe and wholesome environment.

College Station is located in the heart of central Texas within a three-hour drive of five of the nation’s 20 largest cities. A network of well-maintained highways and a regional airport served by major airlines provides convenient access from just about anywhere. 

It is the only city in the country with nationally accredited departments -- parks, public works, water, fire, police and public safety communications. It is among the safest and most family-friendly places in Texas, consistently maintaining one of the state’s lowest crime rates. Kiplinger’s has also ranked College Station among the nation’s 10 best places to raise a family. 

Education is a major focus of the College Station community. The College Station Independent School District has received many state and national awards, including more than 100 national merit semifinalists in the last decade.


College Station is home to Texas A&M University, one of the country’s largest public universities and a member of the powerful Southeastern Conference, making college sports a major local attraction. A&M’s international influence supplies a healthy diversity of race, culture, and nationality that reflects much of the vibrancy, tradition, and spirit that make the community a special place. 

Job Description

Provide leadership and direction to the Electric Project Coordinators, GIS Technicians, and the Line Locators/Inspectors.  Oversee and participate in the development, construction, project management, and mapping for construction projects. Ensure the quality, safe, and economical design of electric distribution system additions, expansions, and modifications in accordance with all City of College Station policies and accepted standards to meet the needs of new and existing customers.

  1. Select, orient, train, evaluate, plan and direct the work of staff engaged in electric project design, mapping, and line location.  Interpret, explain and enforce City policies and procedures.
  2. Responsible for employee performance and compliance with prescribed operating and safety standards.  Develop job schedules/scope, assign duties and monitor task completion.  Promote continuous improvement and support employee involvement in decision making for meeting the division's goals; assist employees in the development of professional and technical skills.  Resolve internal and external division conflicts. Investigate, administer, document and follow up on complaints or disciplinary actions.
  3. Review and interpret design drawings, developer plats, customer load information, and other customer provided information in order to extrapolate the information required to provide the requested service to the customer.
  4. Ensure the rights of the City of College Station to install and maintain the electric distribution facilities by researching, preparing, and securing the proper easements, rights-of-way, and permits.
  5. Design overhead and underground electric distribution projects to College Station Utilities (CSU) standards, specifications, codes and other accepted design and industry standards.
  6. Ensure the accurate calculation and negotiation of costs, billing, and collections associated with excess project costs to customers.
  7. Provide project management for construction projects from inception to completion.  This would include accountability for such activities as project design, landbase entry, material acquisition, easements and permits, cost estimates, scheduling, tracking, and project closing to meet customer's expectations and maintain accurate system records.
  8. Serve as backup to the Project Planning Coordinator.
  9. Work and communicate with developers, consulting engineers, contractors, and others on project specification and requirements.
  10. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal departments such as Planning and Development Services, Legal, Parks and Recreation, Water Services, and Public Works.
  11. Perform other duties and tasks as assigned.

Qualifications

Required:  

Associate's Degree and three (3) years experience in the electrical transmission and distribution industry; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job. Knowledge of electrical transmission and distribution terminology and theory of operations. Experience with Electric Utility project design technology and valid Texas Driver's License.

Please apply online at https://csjob.cstx.gov 

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