LG&E and KU Energy Group Leader Substation Asset Management Engineering in Louisville, Kentucky
Group Leader Substation Asset Management Engineering
Leads transmission asset optimization strategies for substation assets
Oversees Cascade and Powerbase administration and ensures best practices and consistent utilization of systems across the transmission and distribution organizations.
Implements and maintains effective preventive maintenance schedules and reporting mechanisms.
Identifies and implements transmission and distribution asset maintenance strategies including development of standards and procedures.
Ensures availability of effective field technical support for substation crews.
Monitors system performance and routine test data to ensure that operations are within acceptable limits.Analyzes equipment failure trends and develops strategies to mitigate risks.Performs root cause analysis for significant events and makes follow-up recommendations.
This includes field visits as required.
Evaluates service advisories provided by manufacturers and makes follow-up recommendations.
Organizes and provides direction for cross-functional work groups during system restoration efforts.Analyzes and makes recommendations for capital replacement strategies to address equipment with high failure rates or that is not easily maintained.
Develops and manages a five year business plan to address business needs, schedules, and funding related to problematic equipment across the transmission and distribution systems.
Evaluates spares strategies and ensures effective availability of backup service equipment.
Provides technical guidance and support to other engineers, P&C, and maintenance personnel regarding equipment specifications, testing requirements and schedules, equipment replacement strategies, and other field issues.Identifies opportunities for improvement and/or suggest improved methods.
Performs and/or oversees studies that support and develop the implementation of major capital investments.Provides leadership and directs the activities of engineers, and other exempt and/or non-exempt employees, including job assignments, performance management, training, development, etc.
Develops and leads improvement initiatives within the department
Develops employees by providing coaching, career counseling and developmental opportunitiesDevelops and review employee’s performance evaluations.
Take an active role in managing and/or improving employee performance.Ensures compliance with Company and departmental policies and procedures.
Performs other duties as may be assigned by management.
Standing, walking, and some climbing required.
Must have demonstrated abilities to be a team builder, coach, and motivator.Possess excellent written and verbal communication skills. Ability to communicate technical issues and solutions to broad audiencesDemonstrated ability to analyze and solve engineering problems from a business perspective. Demonstrated ability to cope with and implement change along with the ability to deal with ambiguity, turning concepts into action. Experience in the electrical engineering design and maintenance of heavy industrial & utility facilities including applicable NEC, NESC, NFPA, IEEE or ANSI standards.Demonstrated leadership and organizational skills with the ability to prioritize and successfully take/direct appropriate action on multiple projects at the same time Experience managing a range of projects from small to large to include developing schedules, managing budgets, interpreting policy or regulatory guidance, and developing correspondence.Demonstrated knowledge of Utility Equipment, including: switchgear, generator protection, relaying and coordination, breakers and schematic/wiring diagram interpretation
Routinely works in energized electrical substations. Routine exposures to adverse working conditions including heat, cold, dust, etc.
Required Education & Experience:
B.S. (or advanced) Degree in Engineering plus eight or more years of experience; comprehensive knowledge of electrical equipment found in substations (i.e. transformers, breakers, and relays), maintenance, and testing procedures
820 West Broadway
This position is responsible for technical oversight and leadership of the Transmission asset management group which includes Cascade and Powerbase administration, LOAD facility ratings, Construction, Maintenance, Protection and Control engineering support, asset data management. Optimizing asset maintenance programs, and identification and prioritization of capital projects to ensure overall reliability of the Transmission system. Includes leadership and direct supervision of employees as well as contractor oversight.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, sex, religion, national origin, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, perceived disability or any other protected characteristic as may be defined by applicable law.