Field Manager-Distribution Operations

Company Name:
PPL Corporation
Field Manager-Distribution Operations
Experience Level Manager
Recruiting Location PA-Scranton
Regular or Temporary Regular
Full-time or Part-time Full-Time
Corporate Summary Tracing its roots to Thomas Edison himself, PPL Corporation has been empowering economic vitality and the quality of life for the communities it serves for nearly a century. The people of PPL Corporation provide reliable, safe, competitively priced energy to our customers and competitive returns to our shareowners. PPL has grown from a company with customers and facilities in one region of Pennsylvania to a diverse, super-regional energy company with more than 10 million customers in the United States and the United Kingdom, as well as about 19,000 megawatts of generating capacity from the East Coast to the Pacific Northwest. PPL provides energy for millions of customers while providing challenging and rewarding careers for thousands of employees around the United States and abroad.
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Position Summary

Manage the performance of all mechanical and electrical, transmission and distribution work within an operating region or all Troublemen functions for the entire company. Responsible for a capital and O&M budget in excess of $50 million.

Lead PPL Electric Utilities and/or region-wide initiatives to improve business results.

Maintain a safe work environment ensuring all personnel are properly trained and safe work practices are being followed. Provide direction and leadership to foremen to assure all work is completed safely, on schedule and within budget and the Company responds efficiently during emergency conditions. Interface with multiple departments to ensure adequate scope, resources, and schedules are achieved. Substitute for the Regional Director/ Director of Operations as required.

Serve as a Regional Emergency Manager during storms, responsible for directing and managing the entire storm restoration effort within an operating region.

Provide leadership and oversight support for achieving financial growth, operational excellence and customer loyalty. Support the improvements of critical business processes to ensure the safe construction and maintenance of work, restoration of service and management of resources for optimal productivity.
Job Description

Ensure the safe and productive completion of assigned capital and maintenance projects within the necessary time, economic and engineering guidelines by managing the activities of the Mechanical, Electrical, and T&D Foremen and construction resources or overseeing the 24 X 7 Respond to Customer process for the entire Company to ensure quick and effective response to outages and emergency situations.

Develop and maintain a learning organization that fosters a high performance culture and promotes diversity. Serves as a change agent for business initiatives and assures the human element is understood and considered including timely recognition of employees. Provide leadership to and development of the field programs such as safety, work practices, etc. Use effective performance management to provide accurate and timely feedback and identify opportunities for growth and learning. Assure a competent, well-motivated, and effectively utilized supervisory staff by participating in its selection, organization, training, development, appraisal and compensation.

Implement key performance measures, controls and procedures to ensure the consistent application of safety and productive work practices across PPL EU. Instill accountability for adherence to Company policies and processes. Ensure organizational adherence to schedules, milestones, key performance measures, controls and procedures for consistent application across operations.

Contribute to the achievement of PPL Corporate and EU objectives and commitments by the administration of established policies and programs including those pertaining to safety, diversity, coaching/counseling, goal setting, restoration of service and work planning.

Ensure the uniform interpretation and application of company policies and procedures by providing guidance and day-to-day direction and advice. Manage the terms and conditions of the Labor Agreement as it relates to a workforce or bargaining unit employees. Resolve union disputes and grievances through the consistent application of the conditions of the current Bargaining Unit Agreement. Act as a liaison to the HR Department in the resolution of BU disagreements.

Partner with other departments and work groups to implement a work process for PPL EU operations that optimizes resources, addresses operational priorities, and ensures alignment with PPL EU financial, customer, reliability, safety and performance goals. Maintain close communication with client groups in decision making process on workload priorities and schedules.

Act as the liaison between Distribution Operations, Work Management, Engineering and Contract Management and other support organizations for all Mechanical, Electrical, and T&D issues or concerns.

Manage the utilization of fleet vehicles and equipment, acting as a liaison with the Transportation Department.
Candidate Qualifications Candidates must meet the basic qualifications and pass all required tests or assessments to receive consideration.
Basic Qualifications

Demonstrated leadership ability in a high performance culture.

Bachelor's Degree or eight (8) years of equivalent experience.

A minimum of five (5) years supervisory experience in an electrical or mechanical industry.

Good math skills. Excellent planning/scheduling skills.

Working knowledge of budgeting and cost related issues.

Valid driver's license.
Additional Requirements
Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, construction or related field.

Ability to develop and implement process enhancements and efficiencies including technology and performance.

Ability to build consensus, establish trust, communicate effectively and foster culture change.

Proven high level management skills in coaching and facilitating business competency.

Proven performance management skills.

Demonstrated business acumen, customer awareness and ability to create value.

Skilled at building an effective team.

Working knowledge and understanding of the Labor Agreement.
Equal Employment Opportunity PPL is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer dedicated to diversity and the strength it brings to the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.
Removal Date 14-Nov-2015

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