This position is responsible for the safe, reliable and diligent operation and maintenance of assigned facilities.
Provide management direction of the human, physical and monetary resources required to meet customer needs and maximize Northern's business, which includes receiving, transporting, compressing and delivering the required daily volumes of natural gas consistent with system demands and customer allocation rates using planned resources.
Provide management direction to skill based pay employees to ensure safe, reliable and diligent operations compliant with safety and environmental rules, practices and company policies, procedures and standards.
Review, measure and report on employee activities to ensure the work is organized and effectively accomplished by skilled employees.
Define and establish the appropriate skills of the team to perform the operation and maintenance of assigned facilities. Establish required training and staffing changes for the skilled employees to meet changing safety, environmental and government regulations, technology and operations requirements.
Perform critical and meaningful performance reviews of each employee with input from team members, the team leader and other subject matter experts.
Manage cost expenditures to meet capital and operations and maintenance budget requirements and ensure compliance with spending policies.
Perform administrative activities necessary for the effective management of the department, including employee safety, selection and development of employees, salary administration, budget administration, employee counseling and motivation, organization goals and objectives, and planning, organizing, integrating, measuring and reporting the work performed within the department.
Participate in cross-functional task forces as requested.
Perform any additional responsibilities as requested or assigned.
Monitors and enforces all compliance requirements for area of responsibility.
Bachelor's degree in engineering, business administration or related field or equivalent work experience. Typically six years of related, progressive work experience would be needed for candidates applying for this position who do not possess a bachelor's degree.
Minimum six years' experience and/or education combination in field operations for a utility or industrial plant, including three years supervisory/management responsibilities or equivalent.
Thorough knowledge of how to comply with operations and maintenance procedures, (city, state or federal) regulations, safety procedures and environmental regulations and permits.
Project management skills; ability to prioritize and handle multiple issues and projects concurrently with attention to detail, excellent planning and contingency management. Effective analytical, problem-solving and decision-making skills.
Developed interpersonal communications, leadership, diplomacy, conflict resolution, team building, delegation and employee development.
Knowledge of business management, general accounting, computer operations and applications and administration skills is required. Familiarity with Microsoft Office is required, including Word, Excel and Outlook.
Excellent oral and written communication skills, including presentation skills. Successful employees must demonstrate ability to provide clear and succinct written and verbal communication to employees, peers, management and customers is required, using appropriate grammar and spelling in written correspondence.
Department of Transportation drug and alcohol screen and background check is required for the position.
Tobacco is prohibited on all Northern Natural Gas property.
Employees must be able to perform the essential functions of the position, with or without an accommodation.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status or disability or veteran status.
Northern Natural Gas Company
Berkshire Hathaway Energy