The Electric Systems Manager is responsible for operating and maintaining the Town of Cornelius, the Town of Huntersville, and the Town of Pineville electric systems in an economical, efficient, safe, and reliable manner as contracted for in the Operating Agreement with each town. This includes managing and administering the Operating Agreement and other contracts and agreements necessary for the operation and maintenance of the Towns’ Electric Systems along with constructing, installing, operating, and maintaining each Town’s Electric Systems. This also includes managing financial integrity by maintaining retail rates, accurate billing, cash collections, and asset safekeeping through processes and procedures and associated software and systems needed to meet the electric power requirements of the Towns and their respective customers. The ElectriCities Operations Center located in the Town of Huntersville and/or the Town of Pineville is where employees of the division operate, and local customers settle their electric accounts. This position is located at the Town of Huntersville Operations Center.
Ensures that all obligations of ElectriCities under the Operating Agreement with Huntersville and Cornelius and the Operating Agreement with Pineville are met.
Directs day-to-day operations of electric distribution systems primary functions of:
For Huntersville and Cornelius: Planning and scheduling of maintenance and construction work, retail electric meter reading, billing, collections, and accounting.
For Pineville: Planning and scheduling of maintenance and construction work, retail electric meter reading and accounting assistance when asked by the Town regarding billing and collections.
Procurement and management of materials.
Ensuring staff development and adherence to policies, procedures, and controls.
All other responsibilities necessary for the reliable, safe, and efficient operation of Huntersville, Cornelius, and Pineville electric distribution systems.
Promotes a positive culture of open communication, teamwork, accountability, and trust within the team and across the organization.
Works closely with the Huntersville, Cornelius, and Pineville Town Managers and Staff to develop strategic plans and business strategies, develop annual budgets and retail rate projections.
Identifies, develops, recommends, and implements electric distribution system projects and funding sources (i.e., issuance of debt, electric rates or working capital) consistent with Huntersville, Cornelius, and Pineville directives.
Understands the local political environment and effectively communicates with Huntersville, Cornelius, Pineville Town Boards, Town Managers and Staff, and public on all public power issues: operational, financial, electric rates, distribution system long-range planning, economic development, and territorial matters.
Promotes and serves as an education resource for ElectriCities programs and services.
Stays abreast of legislative activities that may or will impact Huntersville, Cornelius and Pineville and presents options for compliance.
Develops and maintains positive working relationships with Duke Energy, local cooperatives including Energy United, and other ElectriCities members.
Ensures adherence to all federal, state, and local laws, regulations and reporting requirements, including compliance with North Carolina governmental accounting practices, procurement law, electric system reliability standards and debt issuance compliance.
Provides technical, administrative, and supervisory guidance for the day-to-day operations of the Huntersville/Cornelius Operations Center and Pineville Line & Service Operation, including personnel matters (e.g., hiring and terminations, timesheet approvals, expense reports, etc.).
Performs other related duties as assigned by the Chief Operating Officer (COO), ElectriCities, in accordance with the goals and objectives of ElectriCities, and the Towns of Huntersville, Cornelius and Pineville.
Qualified candidates should possess:
Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering, preferably Electrical, or a related field is preferred.
Minimum of ten years of progressively responsible work experience, preferably in a municipal electrical utility environment, which includes extensive experience in electric utility management. An equivalent combination of education and experience is also acceptable.
A designation as a licensed Professional Engineer is preferred.
Demonstrated ability to set the example and culture of high ethical standards; leadership stature; strategic and tactical planning; a talent for managing change; problem solving and decision-making skills; tenacity; and an ability to motivate.
Demonstrated ability to maintain a positive community image and effectively communicate and interact with staff, elected officials, customers, competitors, and the public.
Demonstrated ability to promote the value of Public Power and build and maintain positive, professional, and productive relationships with key stakeholders.
We offer challenging and rewarding careers in a family-friendly culture, a competitive compensation, benefits, and rewards package, as well as career development opportunities. ElectriCities is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
ElectriCities is a not-for-profit membership organization of municipally owned electric utilities that are spread across North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia.We advocate for public power communities at the state and federal levels, and provide a number of administrative, technical, legal, and legislative services to support our members.