Duke Energy Manager, Lighting Program Design in St. Petersburg, Florida

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Position Summary

Home Location of this position will be determined at time of candidate selection, St. Petersburg FL, Clearwater FL, Walsingham FL, and Seven Springs, FL.

This Position provides leadership and direction for the Lighting Programs engineering, design, scheduling and implementation of all system Lighting Programs projects within the assigned jurisdiction. Focus will be on completing the design execution of all work management projects within the identified and agreed upon time frame, and within a Safety focused environment. This position will lead, organize and develop the assigned jurisdictional Lighting Programs Engineering and construction workforce to provide reliable service to all customers and internal departments. Additionally, this position will lead the jurisdictional design functions (routine and major projects) in compliance with all applicable state, federal and corporate requirements, including standards, work methods, procedures, and safe work practices. This position requires intensive interaction and networking skills with peers and stakeholders. The Manager, Lighting Programs Engineering leader will also provide direct support and coaching to individual performers and peers as needed.

Primary focus includes:

  • Customer Requests

  • Field Visits

  • Design Work & Contracts

  • Site Readiness

  • New Poles, Lights & Attachments

  • Upgrades & Conversions

  • QA / QC

  • Customer Communication

  • Customer Follow-Up


Leads the Lighting Programs Engineering team to ensure the provision of reliable and quality service.

  • Manage the design, scheduling and implementation of all Lighting Programs engineering, construction and maintenance projects.

  • Leads and assures that assigned work within the jurisdiction is completed according to schedule and in compliance with design and construction standards.

  • Oversees standard work processes are followed by team.

  • Lead, monitor and review quality and performance results.

  • Champions and leads opportunities for improvement.

  • Initiates the development of plans to ensure objectives are achieved and improvement opportunities are addressed.

  • Establishes and communicates expectations to team.

  • Maintains responsibility for O&M and capital budget execution and monitoring within the zone(s).

  • Provides input and supports development of financial and operational plans for Lighting Programs.

  • Provides oversight and ownership of field operations engineering functions.

  • Direct technical Lighting Programs engineering support for internal & external customers. This would entail supporting other departments/areas within the company to achieve overall corporate initiatives and objectives.

Maintains productive and motivated work force to ensure a cohesive team effort.

  • Manage the Lighting Programs Engineering staff, providing engineering design and technical support. This is including determination of contingency staffing needs. This would entail the scope of quantity, timetable, nature of the delivered engineering product and ultimate quality and contract adherence. Allocate resources within jurisdiction to address emergent issues and maximize staff utilization and efficiency.

  • Actively shares information with management and employees.

  • Develop a culture of two way communication, encouraging feedback and providing communications to other Leaders

  • Enable employees to make decisions within boundaries.

  • Develop the employee’s capability and confidence in dealing with all levels of the customer base, internal departments, governmental and regulatory officials and all levels of supervision and management.

  • Create diversified work climate with encourages openness, innovation, involvement, teamwork and trust.

  • Develop a culture which supports continuous employee development (training, career development, technical)

  • Provide individual employee feedback to ensure continuous improvement.

  • Ensure safe working conditions and practices by providing adequate oversight of safety training and work practices and procedures. Initiate action to promptly correct potential or actual safety problems.

  • Participates in the development of strategies related to employee training and development at the Lighting Programs level.

Implement Continuous Improvement

  • Serve as model of leadership for change.

  • Analyze feedback to ensure appropriate actions are taken to positively impact results.

  • Provide performance feedback to leadership for continuous improvement.

  • Participates in development and ensures implementation of organizational improvements and technology.

  • Collaborate with peers to develop strategic succession plans to address engineering bench strength and overall employee experience base.

  • Develop and own improvement plans

Maintain positive customer relations to resolve complaints and concerns.

  • Ensure timely response to customer concerns

  • Ensure satisfactory resolution of customer concerns.

  • Ensures that customer incidents are thoroughly investigated and reviewed with responsible employees and supervisors.

  • Works with other leadership to implement improvements for customer satisfaction.

  • Support the area storm center as directed by the Engineering & Construction Planning leader of the jurisdiction for major storm events.

Supports direction and initiatives of overall Distribution organization

  • Provides feedback and proposed solutions for operational and financial issues to leadership as appropriate

  • Supports peers in organization through sharing of best practices and learnings.

  • Serves on jurisdictional, department or cross-functional level teams in support of company objectives

Basic/Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree from a 4-year college or university in Engineering, Business Management or directly-related studies and a minimum of 4 years operational experience or related field OR a minimum of 8 years of operational experience or related field in lieu of a degree.

Desired Qualifications

  • Broad knowledge of distribution systems, stations & equipment, and associated safety policies, practices, and procedures

  • Ability to motivate team members at multiple levels of the organization and lead others through changes

  • Ability to work in a self-directed manner and lead others to achieve high-quality and high-quantity results

  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build cooperative working relationships across multiple levels of the organization and across departmental boundaries

  • Effective written and oral communication skills

  • Ability to represent the company in interactions with members of the public, client and client representative organization

  • Broad knowledge of overall company operations

  • Broad network of contacts throughout Duke Energy and strong industry affiliations

  • Demonstrated leadership abilities including decision making, delivering results

  • Strong negotiation and collaboration skills

  • Demonstrated ability to develop and execute both short and long range plans

  • Ability to manage complex transitional issues through innovation and teamwork

  • Previous supervisory / management experience

  • Thorough understanding of budgeting and goal setting practices and the ability to manage departmental budgets to achieve financial and operational goals

Travel Requirements


Relocation Assistance Provided (as applicable)No

Represented/Union PositionNo

Visa Sponsored PositionNo

Posting Expiration Date

Thursday, May 24, 2018

All job postings expire at 12:01 AM on the posting expiration date.

Please note that in order to be considered for this position, you must possess all of the basic/required qualifications.

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