Entergy Operations Coordinator-5178 in DESTREHAN, Louisiana

Date: Oct 12, 2017

Location: DESTREHAN, LA, US

Company: Entergy

Primary Location: Louisiana-DESTREHAN

Job Function :Other

MRV Minimum Salary :$72,500.00

MRV Maximum Salary :$108,500.00

FLSA Status :Professional

Relocation Option: Approved in accordance with the Entergy guidelines

Union description/code :NON BARGAINING UNIT-NBU

Number of Openings :1.00

Req ID: 74263

Hiring Manager: Jacob P Morris

Recruiter :Johnnie Evangela Williams

Travel Percentage :Up to 25%

Duties & Responsibilities:

Safely perform functions of the Operations Coordinator in the Transmission Vegetation Management work group as follows:

Safety promotion, budgeting, planning, contracting of service providers, and the development and implementation of programs to control and manage vegetation that would otherwise interfere with the transmission of high voltage electric system, or delivery of electricity through substation power grid by supporting program requirements including but not limited to the following:

• Schedule, assign, & monitor contract work involving Entergy’s Vegetation Management & Entergy’s Safety requirements,

• Promote and support safety of contractors by performing and documenting various field inspections/observations and maintaining records

• Develop and promote strong safety leadership with co-workers and assigned contract workforce,

• Electric utility experience of safety processes, regulations & procedures (incl. Job Hazard Analysis/Tailboards),

• Ability to perform all job duties within Entergy safety rules and guidelines,

• Manage respective Transmission Vegetation program/area in a manner that promotes full compliance with all NERC FAC-003 requirements

• Full working knowledge of current IVM programs/techniques.

• Working knowledge of SWPPP and other Environmental Management requirements

• Work with PM&C/Construction Departments involving estimating, planning & oversight of new Right of Way projects,

• Develop, maintain, and implement yearly maintenance plans for assigned work areas,

• Perform field and accounting audits of contractor invoices. Be accountable for accuracy of contractor billing,

• Manage annual work and project budgets for assigned work areas,

• Experience in Contract Management including oversight of multiple contract projects, bidding procedures and analysis,

• Assisting contract management with writing scope of work and specifications for various contracts involved with vegetation management

• Negotiating, creating and inputting contracts electronically through contract systems

• Monitor reliability and implement improvement plans in assigned work areas,

• Coordinate contract personnel during emergency and storm restorations throughout Entergy Service territory and off System during mutual assistance opportunities

• Respond to all customer complaints regarding VM activities in accordance to Customer Issue Resolution process,

• Ability to mitigate conflict management,

• Communicate work plans and status of all projects to internal customers,

• Participate in external customer communication and educational programs,

• Ability to participate in all core process improvements as required,

• Good PC Skills involving Microsoft applications and other Entergy applications,

• Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously with minimal direct supervision,

• Excellent communication and customer relations skills.

• Ability to fly long hours in helicopter patrols performing routine and storm inspection flights

• Ability to work extended hours in challenging terrain and environments while coordinating emergency restoration efforts

• Participating in group or department teams

Providing info and coordinating responses to corporate, governmental and trade related surveys or requests for information

Qualifications, Experience, & Physical Requirements:

• College degree (Forestry or related field STRONGLY preferred) with at least 2+ years Vegetation Management experience, OR 7+ years electric utility Vegetation Management / electric utility Line Management experience REQUIRED,

• Certified Arborist through the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA Certified Arborist),

• Pesticide License with State Plant Board (Right of Way, Agriculture or Forestry category) strongly preferred,

• Proven safe work and driving record,

• Working knowledge of T&D electrical systems, work procedures &/or maintenance operations,

• Candidate must be able to work extended work hours and perform “Call-Out” duties,

• Candidate must be able to assist in storm and outages restoration in all Entergy work jurisdictions as needed.

• Ability to fly long hours in helicopter patrols performing routine and storm inspection activities

• College degree (Forestry or related field STRONGLY preferred) with at least 2+ years Vegetation Management experience, OR 7+ years electric utility Vegetation Management / electric utility Line Management experience REQUIRED,

• Certified Arborist through the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA Certified Arborist),

• Pesticide License with State Plant Board (Right of Way, Agriculture or Forestry category) strongly preferred,

• Proven safe work and driving record

• Working knowledge of T&D electrical systems, work procedures &/or maintenance operations,

• Candidate must be able to work extended work hours and perform “Call-Out” duties,

• Candidate must be able to assist in storm and outages restoration in all Entergy work jurisdictions as needed.

• Ability to fly long hours in helicopter patrols performing routine and storm inspection activities

Necessary Major Life Activities: Seeing, Hearing, and Speaking

Note: Employees should not apply unless they meet the qualification & experience requirements.

EEO Statement: The Entergy System of Companies provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a protected veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. The Entergy System of Companies complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

The Entergy System of Companies expressly prohibits any form of unlawful employee harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of the Entergy System of Company employees to perform their expected job duties is absolutely not tolerated.

Entergy provides reasonable accommodations for online applicants. Requests for a reasonable accommodation may be made orally or in writing by an applicant, employee, or third party on his or her behalf.

Additional Responsibilities: As a provider of essential services, Entergy expects its employees to be available to work additional hours, to work in alternate locations, and/or to perform additional duties in connection with storms, outages, emergencies, or other situations as deemed necessary by the company. Exempt employees may not be paid overtime associated with such duties.

Pre-employment Testing: One way that Entergy has found to identify and assess the abilities and skills needed for certain jobs is through pre-employment testing. If this position does require an EEI test, the type of test will be located under the qualifications section of the job posting. If you are invited to a test session, we strongly recommend you review and complete the practice test as well as review the testing brochure for your respective test. The test brochure will give you critical information on the test such as time allocated and number of questions. Also, keep in mind that the actual test is timed; you should practice timing yourself while doing the practice tests. The practice test information and test brochures can be located by going to the EEI website, http://www.eei.org/practicetests , Logon ID: entergy, password: practice test (2 words).

In addition to EEI testing there is also Fit-for-Duty testing which will identify and assess the abilities and skills needed for certain jobs. If this position does require Fit-for-Duty testing, the type of test will be located under the qualifications section of the job posting.

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