Black Hills Corporation Gas Operations Manager I in Cheyenne, Wyoming

Description :

Job Specifications

SALARY RANGE: $80,500 - $111,880

Base salary is determined by the knowledge, skills and abilities of the applicant.

CLOSING DATE: This position will close on December 14, 2018.

LOCATION: Cheyenne, WY


Coordinate, schedule, and lead employee and contractor work teams in the construction, maintenance, and operation of the natural gas system in the SE WY Gas Operations area (Cheyenne, I-80, and I-25 Corridors). Maintain a positive presence in the communities served. Ensure that safety is a priority in all work practices.

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP: Director of Operations


  • Proactively promotes and leads safety initiatives in all phases of operations and in compliance with DOT, State, and Company standards.

  • Implements annual gas operating plans at a competitive cost, on time, and at agreed-to levels of quality.

  • Engages employees in all company programs (safety, CAPP, community involvement/participation).

  • Develops and manages capital and O&M budgets.

  • Oversees the day-to-day management of maintenance programs and budgets.

  • Partners with the management team, employees, and departments to meet business goals and customer service standards and expectations.

  • Manages employee & labor relations issues at the operational level, with assistance from Human Resources.

  • Understands and complies with DOT and Wyoming Public Service Commission (WYPSC) rules and regulations.

  • Interacts with customers, WYPSC officials, and community leaders to foster and maintain positive working relationships and favorable company image.

  • Oversees non-regulated activities and manages cost of service.

  • Implements non-regulated sales campaigns and motivates employees to achieve sales targets.

  • Actively sponsors and leads continuous improvement efforts.

  • Models Black Hills Corporation Values.


  • Provides On-Call support for employee and emergency issues.

  • Actively engaged in civic and/or community organizations.


  • Company employees


  • City leaders in all communities served by BHE in SE WY

  • Representatives of local, state, and federal government offices

  • Large & small volume customers

  • CAPP customers

  • Regulated and non-regulated third party contractors

  • All BHE/BHC departments


  • Minimum of five years of relevant experience.

  • Five years of utility industry experience and knowledge of gas operations preferred.

  • Experience with employee and labor relations issues.

  • Prior supervisory experience and proven ability to lead employees.

  • Proven leadership skills including coaching, mentoring, and engaging.

  • Ability to manage large geographic area and multiple locations across SE WY.

  • Experience with providing customer & emergency service on a 24-7 basis.

  • Experience in leading and managing both union and non-union employees in the construction, maintenance and operations of the gas system across a multi-site region.


  • Bachelor’s degree in business management, engineering, or related field and/or equivalent work experience.


  • Knowledge of the natural gas system and its operations.

  • Knowledge of non-regulated products and services.

  • Working knowledge of personal computers & Microsoft Office.

  • Knowledge of emergency procedures including media relations.


  • Demonstrated technical, financial, and operational ability.

  • Ability to manage large geographic area and multiple locations across SE WY.

  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills.

  • Excellent teamwork and customer service skills.

  • Strong communication and presentation skills.

  • Demonstrated profit center orientation.

  • Ability to apply cost/benefit and prioritization approaches to decision-making.

  • Demonstrated community involvement/relations.

  • Ability to communicate with a wide variety of audiences.

  • Ability to be effective in a fast-paced environment.

  • Financial management, budgetary, planning, and forecasting skills.

  • Ability to independently manage multiple tasks.

  • Strong problem resolution skills.

  • Proficient computer skills (word processing, spreadsheets, presentation software).

  • Effective project management skills.


  • Must reside within Cheyenne or Laramie County, WY.


  • Applicant must be able to perform the essential job functions of the position with or without accommodation.

The information contained in this position description describes the general nature and level of work being performed in this job. This description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of responsibilities, duties, and requirements for employees in this position. The incumbent is responsible for performing all duties in a safe and efficient manner in compliance with safe work procedures and safety regulations. This job description is not intended to constitute an offer or contract of employment. Job descriptions may and do change periodically.

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