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Superintendent I (Instrumentation & Control Department)

Location: 

Lewiston, US

Summary

This posting will focus specifically on the Instrumentation & Control Department within the Niagara Power Project.  

The role of the Superintendent is to ensure the proper maintenance and operation of the region’s generation, transmission, and auxiliary equipment in a safe and cost-effective manner, to safely deliver efficient and reliable power.


The Asset Performance Superintendent is the asset performance leader for the Region. This role is responsible for planning and implementing new asset construction and preventive maintenance activities, evaluating asset performance, managing asset information, and implementing the overall strategic and tactical performance of assets for the Region.  Along with the Regional Manager, sets and carries forward the short- / long-term Asset Strategy to ensure the Region gains as much value as possible from its Assets.


The Operations Superintendent is responsible for the safe, efficient, and economic operation of the region’s assets. Carries out the responsibilities in a manner that the assets maintain high availability through operational excellence. Ensures that all related NYPA assets associated with the Region are in full compliance with applicable NYPA and regulatory standards for safety and environmental protection.


The Maintenance Superintendent (Electrical, I&C, Technical Services, General, Mechanical, Transmission) is responsible for ensuring the safe, efficient, and economic maintenance and repair of NYPA assets contained within the Region. Provides expertise to supervise, direct and help plan and execute preventive, corrective and construction activities in their Region.  Ensures that all department assets within the Region are in full compliance with applicable NYPA and regulatory maintenance standards. 


The Superintendent represents the Region on NYPA Standing Committees, which establishes minimum department standards.
 

Responsibilities

  • Manage and develop employees including performance management, salary administration, succession planning and workload balancing. Identify and recommend department staffing level requirements.
  • Support the implementation of the Bargaining Unit agreement, to ensure the availability of an effective workforce pursuant to the agreement. Work with First Line Supervisors and Labor to develop bargaining unit employees, administer discipline to correct behavior, handle Step B grievance meetings, etc.
  • Develop and prepare short- (1-2 yr), mid- (5-6 yr) and long- (10 yr) term plans that are included in the Regional Asset Management Plan. Direct and/or prepare records for submission of administrative, operating, maintenance, O&M and capital budgets, and other reports.
  • Conduct on-going risk analysis using key risk indicators and other risk identification methods considering both likelihood and impact of risks; develop formal risk response plans for risks above accepted risk appetite levels as prescribed in the Asset Management Risk Framework
  • Identify, prioritize, and initiate projects originating from the Regional Asset Management Plan (RAMP) that are strategic improvements to the Asset Management Plan, or that mitigate risks associated with current assets.
  • Through the Utility Operations Project Portfolio (UOPP) gated workflow process, evaluate project options for asset optimization giving due consideration to risks, costs and expected performance. Assist with developing business cases with cost/return analysis evaluating the benefits and risks of proposed solutions/additions.
  • Support development of the site capital and non-recurring O&M plan and participate in the UOPP process. Provide site support for execution of the plans, where applicable.
  • Provide leadership, motivation, and collaboration, critical for successful NYPA asset management.
  • Lead, manage and drive the use of digital systems (Maximo, APM, DataSplice, GADS) to their fullest extent.
  • Promote the goals and benefits of Asset Management, and develop "line of sight" awareness through training and other communications such as "Asset Savvy" channels (e.g., the quarterly magazine, digital signs, etc.)
  • Administer and enforce adherence to NYPA Asset Management policies and procedures with a focus on NYPA Configuration Management.
  • Enhance communication between departments within NYPA through building relationships with stakeholders.
  • Interface with WPO Energy Resource Management, WPO Engineering, Project Management and other departments outside Utility Operations.
  • Provide Senior Management with status of the operations/maintenance activities on a readily available basis, assessing work progress and recommending alternate plans.
  • Appropriately plan for contingencies during inclement weather, system/equipment incidents/emergencies.
  • Develop skills and pursue opportunities to fill in for Regional Manager.
     

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Strong leadership, personnel management, project management, and asset management skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, organizational, and negotiating skills. Ability to influence people at all levels to achieve NYPA’s and Operation’s key strategic objectives.
  • Ability to manage a diverse workforce that includes management, union, and contracted labor.
  • Ability to understand, identify and resolve conflict. Conflict can involve labor, technical, operational, and financial issues.
  • Ability to effectively tie together the daily operational/maintenance tasks and emergent activities to the overall annual goals of the department to provide cohesive direction
  • A working knowledge of Financial Statements to understand revenue and expense streams, and how the department can enhance revenue or reduce expenses
  • Ability to construct and issue reports for production, compliance, budgets, and long-term projects. Ability to organize and present technical and budgetary project proposals to senior management.
  • A thorough practical and theoretical knowledge of the machinery and processes necessary to run the generation and transmission business.
  • A working knowledge of how NYPA interacts with other utilities, regulatory agencies, customers, and other outside organizations.  
  • Maintain a working knowledge of NYPA local, regional, and corporate policies and procedures.
  • Proficient with computer applications, including Maximo, Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, Project, Outlook, PowerPoint) and Teams, and computer-based planning & scheduling software.

Education, Experience and Certifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical, Mechanical, Civil, Engineering or equivalent (Construction Management, etc.) technical discipline
  • Minimum of 7 years of experience in the electric utility power plant operations or related industry, or 3 years military background with some utility experience
  • Demonstrated experience successfully collaborating on multi-department or multi-site project(s)
  • Demonstrated experience successfully developing a diverse collaborative team
  • 5 years supervisory experience with union and salaried staff, preferred
  • Clearance Holder/Requester (Lockout/Tagout) experience, preferred
  • P.E. License, preferred

Physical Requirements

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MOS - Navy  

 

New York Power Authority is committed to providing fair, competitive, and market-informed compensation. The target salary range for this position is: $143,820 - $175,780. Salary offered will be determined based the successful candidates’ relevant experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities.

 

The New York Power Authority and Canals Corporation believes that equity, diversity, and inclusion drive our success, and we encourage women, people of color, LGBTQIA+ individuals, people with disabilities, members of ethnic minorities, foreign-born residents, and veterans to apply. As an equal opportunity employer, NYPA/Canals is committed to building inclusive, innovative work environments with employees who reflect communities across NY and enthusiastically serve them. We proudly celebrate diversity and do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, veteran status, disability status, pregnancy, marital status, genetic information, arrest record or criminal conviction history, or any other category protected by law.

We are happy to provide reasonable religious accommodations during the hiring process for those in need. If you have a disability or special need that requires a reasonable accommodation, please send a request to accessibility@nypa.gov.

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