Central Maintenance Manager - Montana

$92,500 - $151,400 yearly
  • Northwestern Energy
  • Montana, USA
  • Nov 13, 2022
Full time Engineering Information Technology Management Mid Level QA-Quality Control

Job Description

Work Location: Negotiable within Montana Service Territory

Pay range: 10-11 ($92,500 to 151,400)

Employment Status: Regular Full-time

External candidates apply at northwesternenergy.com

Internal candidates apply through iConnect.

About this position:

The Central Maintenance Manager is responsible for the successful execution of various maintenance based programs within the Central Operations department. The Central Maintenance Manager also provides personnel and management responsibilities for the following departments: Cathodic Protection (distribution only), Performance Management, and Damage Prevention.

We offer great benefits:

NorthWestern Energy is a fully regulated electric and natural gas utility serving Montana, South Dakota and Nebraska. We employ 1,500 amazing people and serve 753,600 customers who are our neighbors in our communities. We are a top employer and offer competitive benefits, including:

  • 401K with company match up to 4% and non-elective contribution up to 7%
  • Healthcare and wellbeing programs, including dental and vision for you, your spouse and dependents, Health Savings Account (HSA), healthcare and dependent care flexible spending account (FSA)
  • Employee Assistance Program (Offering up to six free counseling sessions, per person, per issue, per year for employees, spouses and dependents)
  • Life Insurance (Company pays basic employee policy; spouse, dependent insurance also available)
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Competitive pay (Scheduled performance-based wage increases and annual incentive opportunities.)
  • Paid company endorsed volunteer opportunities
  • Paid training opportunities
  • Paid time off starting on your first day, plus 10 paid holidays

Benefits may vary by position or as negotiated as part of a collective bargaining agreement.

About this job:

  • Demonstrate leadership consistent with NorthWestern Energy's code, values, policies, processes and controls
  • Direct supervision and development of internal staff dedicated to the Cathodic Protection, Damage Prevention, and Organizational Performance departments.
  • Lead department employees to meet the organization's expectations for safety, productivity, quality, and goal accomplishment
  • Provide oversight and direction in the department area in accordance with the organization's goals, policies and procedures
  • Ensure adherence to regulatory, compliance and company standards
  • Create, issue, and evaluate Request for Proposals for contract resources to perform maintenance related activities
  • Evaluate and implement technology, tools, resources, and contractors related to maintenance based activities to improve department and organizational efficiency
  • Initiate and review contracts and ensure NWE project interests and specifications are appropriately represented prior to contract execution
  • Develop schedule, cost, and scope controls to monitor contractor performance specifically related to, but not limited to, T&D pole inspection and distribution gas leak survey
  • Plan, evaluate, and improve the efficiency of business processes and procedures
  • Lead special projects and utilize change and project management techniques as required
  • Responsible for management of department budgets ensuring proper forecasting, cost and scope control
  • Manage projects and programs to produce engineering documents and budgets to address the needs of the Transmission and Distribution electric and gas systems
  • Ensure contractor submittals and data align with company specifications.
  • Review and approve contractor invoicing to appropriate budgeting orders
  • Ensure program compliance to audible guidelines, policies, practices and organization standards, including federal and state regulations relating to design solutions
  • Evaluate emerging technologies and established tools alike for application in Central Maintenance programs
  • Assist in developing and managing budgets, forecast capital and expense budgets within the department
  • Respond to customer needs and inquiries and perform field investigations as needed
  • Travel up to 50% to jobsites, off-site meetings and trainings including overnight stays when necessary
  • A significant amount of time is spent in an office environment with occasional lifting of products or material up to 35 pounds
  • All NorthWestern Energy employees are required to adhere to company safety standards and the Code of Business Conduct & Ethics
  • Ensure all actions are consistent with NorthWestern Energy's values, mission, and strategic business objectives

Am I right for this job? Here's the success profile:

  • S. degree in Engineering preferred, but will consider other degrees for highly qualified candidate
  • Previous supervisory experience required
  • Previous manager experience preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and development of technical department staff preferred
  • Professional Engineer's License, or ability to obtain a license is preferred
  • Excellent computer skills and proficient with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Demonstrate and maintain a good safety record
  • Good working knowledge of utility construction and operations maintenance activities
  • First Aid/CPR Certification preferred
  • Valid driver's license and satisfactory driving record

Requisition #3823

Posting Dates: November 9, 2022 through November 28, 2022

Department/Division: Distribution Operations -Central Operations

Employment Physical: Required

Drug Test: Required

Background Check: Required

Relocation Benefit: Negotiable

Telecommuting: None

We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or any other protected class in accordance with applicable federal or state laws and statutes. In compliance with the ADA Amendments Act, should you have a disability that requires assistance and/or reasonable accommodation with the job application process, please contact the Human Resources department at 1-800-245-6977 or at job.inquiries@northwestern.com.