This role will be a leader in the new Distribution Strategic Planning team within Entergy's unified Distribution Operations organization. Our team will create a unified distribution strategy that transforms the way we do business to achieve operational excellence and meet our customer's expectations.
We will change the approach, philosophy and mindset on how we plan, invest, operate, and maintain of the distribution system while recognizing and monitoring the rapid pace of technology and evolution of customer expectations.
We will be a part of delivering a smarter energy future for our customers. We will focus on better system performance, more service options, more flexibility, interoperability and more line capacity for added distributed generation (DG) and distributed energy resources (DER) while continuing to focus on the affordability of service.
Provide leadership and direction of the Distribution Asset Management strategy group within the Distribution Strategic Planning organization. Responsible for development of the system distribution strategic plan focused on the infrastructure renewal and capital program development for distribution assets.
Provide system wide leadership of the following activities on behalf of distribution operations
Lead for development of the distribution capital plan for distribution asset management including the strategic approach to achieve the Integrated Energy Network, development of the DSP business case, support project approvals including finance authorization processes
Development of the long-term distribution strategic plan (5 and 10 year). Coordination with the planning teams on project development and portfolio development that is holistic and comprehensive to both asset management, reliability, and planning
Developing program plans and projects that provide the greatest benefit (value targeted, risk mitigated).
Integrate processes to incorporate the changes anticipated from Grid Modernization (AMI, EAM, DA, and Grid Modernization Study) including:
Identify methods to navigate from historical analysis practices to predictive plans that incorporate the new integrated systems underway
Active participation with in flight initiatives to determine requirements for improved asset health monitoring and analytics
Ownership for asset management philosophy, strategies, processes, standards, and training including:
Establishing asset management practices and goals for infrastructure renewal and asset performance (e.g. pole cycle standards, cycle ranges, average age targets, spare equipment strategies, etc.)
Reliability inspections procedures and training materials
Outage forensics with the partnership of the Design Basis team to inform new materials and construction standards
Operating standards and guidelines with coordination of the System Planning team
Support of KPI development to monitor and
Coordination with Managers of Distribution Planning, Enterprise Asset Management, and Emerging Technology on changes to the distribution asset management strategies and portfolio of investments especially as they relate to the distribution strategic plan
Monitoring program execution plans and ensuring program plans are delivering expected value benefit.
Perform analysis and trending to insure programs and plans are addressing reliability and asset performance.
Lead the regulatory responses and analysis required to support approvals of Distribution Strategic Projects
Develop future technical leaders through mentoring and challenging assignments.
Develop strong relationships with internal and external customers to drive consensus on projects and foster open communications. Customers include Financial Business Partners, both T&D PM&C, Transmission Asset Management, Jurisdictional Distribution Ops teams, Transmission Planning, Regulatory, Major Accounts, Commercial Accounts, Communications, Distribution Operations Lead Team, and other groups as necessary.
Coordinate program and project planning with Transmission Planning, Distribution Planning, Enterprise Asset Management, Economic Development, and Area Design to optimize cross-functional plans.
The continued growth and development of employees providing opportunities for them to continuously learn and perform at their optimum level and support for individual career goals.
Hire and recruit candidates for the Distribution Strategic Planning organization in all roles (including Co-ops, Summer Interns and graduates for permanent hire) ensuring the best candidates from across the county.
Fostering an environment focusing on continuous improvement in Human Performance and Change Management.
Fostering a safe work environment and demonstrating an unwavering commitment to safety.
Providing a work environment where diversity and inclusion is discussed and implemented.
Minimum education required of the position
BS in Engineering or Business degree
Demonstrated commitment to safety
Excellent leadership skills
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Ability to foster and adapt to change
Ability to monitor and manage departmental budgets
BS in Electrical Engineering or Finance/Accounting, PE (Desired)
BS in Engineering and MBA preferred
5 years of supervisory experience
10 years minimal experience in the utility industry
7 years of supervisory experience
Experience with project management
Experience with financial planning
Transmission or Distribution supervisory experience
Transmission or Distribution planning experience
Experience in Transmission or Distribution design, operations, construction, or reliability
General office environment but may require time at plant sites and vendor's facilities. Up to 50% overnight travel. As a provider of essential services, Entergy expects its employees to be available to work additional hours, to work in alternate locations, and/or to perform additional duties in connection with storms, outages, emergencies, or other situations as deemed necessary by the company. Exempt employees may not be paid overtime associated with such duties.
Please Note: When hired, the job title will be Mgr, Asset Management (DSP)
Primary Location: Louisiana-New Orleans
Job Function: Professional
FLSA Status: Professional
Relocation Option: Approved in accordance with the Entergy guidelines
Union description/code: NON BARGAINING UNIT-NBU
Number of Openings: 1
Req ID: 82383
Travel Percentage:Up to 25%
An Equal Opportunity Employer, Minority/Female/Disability/Vets. Please click here to view the full statement.
Pre-employment Testing: One way that Entergy has found to identify and assess the abilities and skills needed for certain jobs is through pre-employment testing. If this position does require an EEI test, the type of test will be located under the qualifications section of the job posting. If you are invited to a test session, we strongly recommend you review and complete the practice test as well as review the testing brochure for your respective test. The test brochure will give you critical information on the test such as time allocated and number of questions. Also, keep in mind that the actual test is timed; you should practice timing yourself while doing the practice tests. The practice test information and test brochures can be located by going to the EEI website, http://www.eei.org/practicetests, Logon ID: entergy, password: practice test (2 words).
In addition to EEI testing there is also Fit-for-Duty testing which will identify and assess the abilities and skills needed for certain jobs. If this position does require Fit-for-Duty testing, the type of test will be located under the qualifications section of the job posting.
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