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PPL Corporation T&S Design Supervisor in Allentown, Pennsylvania


Internal Title:

T&S Design Supervisor

Primary Responsibilities:

  1. Lead, direct and/or assist with organizing and prioritizing work group activities and assigning and/or scheduling work duties to meet completion dates. Review work of assigned staff, and perform operations and maintenance work (as applicable) within the work group's area of responsibility.

  2. Evaluate subordinates for the purpose of developing organizational talent and build expertise in areas required by the department. Develop leadership skills and coordinate technical training aspects for self and group members.

  3. Work with other sections/departments on cross-functional technical and business teams, working groups or improvement committees to achieve the goals and objectives of the department and /or company.

  4. Assist in the development of changes in methods or processes in assigned area of responsibility, and make recommendations for implementation. Assist in the completion of preparation, monitoring and forecasting of the department budget. Assist in the coordination of development of section and department goals and metrics.

  5. Supervise, direct and provide guidance to engineers and technicians. This position normally reports to a section or department head. Conduct performance assessments and salary reviews for assigned staff. Interview and recommend candidates for employment or responsible behavior policies.

  6. Research and analyze technical and/or business plans, designs, proposals, projects or strategies; provide results and/or recommendations in support of department objectives.

  7. Review, revise and communicate Department/Section/Group procedures in support of administrative and technical improvement initiatives. Responsible for the application of organizational policies. Elevates and reinforces a strong safety culture within the work group, through daily leadership, communication and behaviors.

  8. Sets priorities to ensure task completion and coordinates work activities with other supervisors, acting as a liaison with other sections or departments.

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Position Summary:

Decisions are guided by policies, procedures and business plan. This position receives guidance and oversight from manager. Typically does not perform the work at the level being supervised, but will have individual technical and business related assignments in support of department goals. Coordinates and supervises the daily activities of engineers and technicians in single or closely related fields of professional expertise. Accountable for formal supervision, coaching, counseling, safety leadership and technical guidance to assigned staff in support of producing high quality, timely and cost-effective solutions to technical and business objectives. The position is also accountable for the technical quality of the group’s output and is expected to continuously improve capabilities in this area.

Candidate Qualifications:

Candidates must meet the basic qualifications and pass all required tests or assessments to receive consideration. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility form upon hire.

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Additional Requirements:

This position is a safety-sensitive role. Upon acceptance of a conditional offer, all individuals in safety-sensitive roles are obligated report the use of any medication that may impair their ability to perform the job in a safe manner.

The company reserves the right to determine if this position will be assigned to work on-site, remotely, or a combination of both. Assigned work location may change. In the case of remote work, physical presence in the office/on-site may be required to engage in face-to-face interaction and coordination of work among direct reports and co-workers.

Basic Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor's Degree in engineering or engineering technology from a college or university accredited by ABET, or recognized by ABET as substantially equivalent. (Discipline required will vary by the specific job requirements.) 2. Five years experience in technical area related to the function of the work group. 3. Working knowledge of regulatory requirements and industry standards for the specific position.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Our company 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, age, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identify, genetic information, disability status, or any other protected characteristic.

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Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor's Degree. 2. Professional Engineer, registered in Pennsylvania preferred. 3. Comprehensive knowledge in one or more areas of expertise is desired to function as a technical leader for important departmental processes. 4. Comprehensive knowledge of department programs, policies, procedures and business plans. 5. Demonstrated ability to provide technical direction to technical and non-technical personnel. 6. Ability to apply comprehensive technical knowledge in supervision and in the completion of assignments. 7. Sound judgment and strong initiative on resolution of issues. 8. Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications and databases. 9. Strong verbal and written communication skills. 10. Ability to work well with individuals on all levels of the organization.

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Corporate Summary:

As one of the largest investor-owned companies in the U.S. utility sector, PPL Corporation delivers on its promises to customers, investors, employees and the communities we serve. Our utilities - Western Power Distribution, Louisville Gas and Electric and Kentucky Utilities, and PPL Electric Utilities - provide an outstanding service experience for our customers, consistently ranking among the best in the United States and the United Kingdom. PPL has grown from a company with customers and facilities in one region of Pennsylvania to a diverse energy company with more than 10 million customers in the U.S. and the U.K. PPL provides energy for millions of customers while providing challenging and rewarding careers for thousands of employees around the U.S. and abroad.

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