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Nebraska Public Power District Sub-Transmission & Distribution Planning Superviso in York, Nebraska

Sub-Transmission & Distribution Planning Superviso


Columbus, NE, US, 68602-0499Kearney, NE, US, 68848-2170York, NE, US, 68467-0608Norfolk, NE, US, 68701-7227

Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD) has an immediate opening for a Sub-Transmission & Distribution Planning Supervisor located at the Columbus General Office, Kearney Operations Center, Norfolk Operations Center, or the York Operations Center. Position closes June 25, 2021 at 11:59 Central Time. This position will report to the System Planning & Transmission Business Manager.

Position Summary

This position is accountable for providing leadership, technical direction, direct supervision, and policy administration to Sub-transmission and Distribution Planning group. Expectations will be to develop planning excellence, meet business needs/requirements, exceed customer expectations, and continuously develop employee competencies.

This position focuses on development of joint sub-t plans, distribution plans, device settings for voltage regulation & distribution protection, generator interconnection studies, load projections, and operations support.

This position will report to and work directly with the System Planning and Transmission Business Manager. The position will collaborate with all areas associated with sub-transmission and distribution planning as well as interconnecting entities. This includes Transmission Planning, Engineering & Asset Management, T&D Construction and Maintenance, Doniphan System Control, Kearney System Control, Regulatory/Contracts, the Joint Planning Subcommittee, Operating Subcommittee, and Joint Partner Managers and Boards.

The target expected result is successful long-term sub-transmission and distribution plans that ensures cost-effective reliability while providing outstanding customer service.

Education, Training and Experience

Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering from an ABET accredited college/university is required. Experience in detailed sub-transmission or distribution load-flow and transformer analyses modeling, and familiarization with local sub-transmission and customer interconnection planning & operational criteria requirements is desired.

Prior Related Experience:

Seven years’ experience in Sub-Transmission or Distribution Planning, Engineering or Asset Management or related engineering field is required. Demonstrated analysis skills in previous work situations required. Previous supervisory experience is preferred. Ideal candidate has background with a demonstrated mix of technical expertise, local customer interaction experience, and operational support.

Licenses and/or Certifications

Professional Engineer License (PE) is required.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Direct development and implementation of various sub-transmission and distribution plans including decision analyses and detailed load flow modeling techniques using advanced computer and graphical interfaces. Provide technical support and analysis to system control centers and operations for the sub-transmission and distributions systems during normal and contingency conditions. Maintain databases, application programs, and produce various reports required in planning and operation of the transmission and sub-transmission systems including load duration, system peak load, historical system load, transformer load projections, etc. Provide equipment device settings as needed. Ensure that specific multi-year, focused, financial, reliability, safety, operational, risk and regulatory criteria are included, and that the modeling successfully integrates on a consistent basis with appropriate NPPD and customer systems both at an operational and strategic level.

Enhance analysis techniques and processes as additional data sources become available and software tools/technology advance. Examples would be GIS, and AMI data, and load flow analysis software, and company data sources. Track asset-related industry issues (technical, economic, political).

Coordinate facility additions and removals between Sub-transmission Providers and Energy Delivery at both the distribution and subtransmission levels of service in order to maintain and improve the reliability of the electric system.

Work in a team environment to outline work plan and assign duties, responsibilities, timeline, and scope of authority regarding sub-transmission and distribution planning. Provide technical advice, problem resolution, and business process improvements. Support an environment among colleagues that encourages teamwork, cooperation, customer focus, and the safe operation of facilities and systems.

Engage in ongoing personal and professional development, maintain a high degree of personal accountability, and practice honesty, integrity, listening and communication skills. Be competent in public speaking and delivering presentations.

Accountable for other duties as assigned.

Core Competencies

Customer Focus

Employees & Teamwork/Diversity & Inclusion


Public Service/Environmental Stewardship


Salary Information - Nebraska Public Power District offers a competitive starting salary with opportunities for growth.

Pay Grade - Exempt 16 Monthly

Typical Pay Grade Starting Salary Range: $9,323.87 - $11,887.93 per month

Travel Required: Up to 25% (With no or minimal overnight stays, less than 3 per month, typically within state of Nebraska) Travel required may fluctuate by business need. This is an estimate and will be discussed further with candidates that receive an interview.

Nebraska Public Power District offers a competitive starting salary and an excellent benefits package including medical and dental insurance, 401K retirement plan, paid holidays, paid vacation, paid medical, training opportunities and more.

If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation as part of the employment selection process, please contact Human Resources at Nebraska Public Power District.

Nebraska Public Power District is an Equal Opportunity Employer

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer who values the contributions of its diverse work force. We are only legally able to hire persons who are 1) a United States citizen or national, 2) a lawful permanent resident of the United States, or 3) an alien legally authorized to work in the United States.

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