Manager of Transmission Design & Maintenance

Otter Tail Power Company   Fergus Falls, MN   Full-time     Maintenance
Posted on May 13, 2023
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Manager, Transmission Design and Maintenance

Location: Fergus Falls, MN (hybrid workdays and flex time eligible)

Description: At Otter Tail Power, our employees help us to serve the communities we support by producing reliable, affordable, and environmentally responsible electricity. Our employees’ impact can take many forms. In this role, the Manager of Transmission Design and Maintenance will lead a team to ensure our system remains reliable and resilient for our customers.

Some examples of those activities will include: • Oversee the technical design of transmission lines and distribution standards to ensure reliability long into the future after they are constructed. • Develop and optimize maintenance strategies such as inspections and vegetation management to manage the full lifecycle of T&D assets by leveraging system data and industry best practices. • Represent OTP on various industry groups related to maintenance best practices and mutual aid. • Improve future design and maintenance philosophies by reviewing lessons learned from previous tasks and projects.

Qualifications: We’re seeking candidates with a wide range of skills who are motivated to deeply understand complex information and lead a team to operational excellence while aligning with our core values: Integrity, Community, Safety, Resourcefulness, Customer Service and People. Some examples of what we’re looking for include: • There’s a lot of innovation in our industry and we want positive, can-do, resilient people who demonstrate a passion for leadership and continuous improvement. • OTP leaders need to have a confident interpersonal and communications skills to effectively manage and develop their team and to create positive and effective relationships with various internal and external stakeholders. • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or equivalent experience working in electric utility transmission or distribution areas. • Proven success in managing multiple complex projects is a must. • To be successful in this position, knowledge of utility transmission and distribution design theory, principles, and regulations is required. • The department oversees a lot of work performed by contractors. Successful candidates can successfully manage contractor performance and efficiency. Offering: We believe employment is a partnership and we expect excellence from our talented employees.

To support our employees and help them thrive in their career experience and goals, we offer: • Competitive wage & benefit package. o Employee Stock Ownership options o Retirement Savings Fund with employer match o Health insurance plan options • Training – our average employee spends 40 hours in training and development each year! This includes safety – one of our 5 values and key to our success – technical, compliance and developmental training. • Career development is critical to our long-term success. Otter Tail Power employees have opportunities to participate in various leadership development programs, gain access to an a la carte online leadership course catalog, receive mentorship from current leaders and more! • Access to mental health support from the experts at The Village Family Service Center.

We’ll accept applications through May 29, 2023. Selected candidates will be required to complete a pre-interview assessment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.