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Mgr Operations

Location: 

Wilkes-Barre, PA, US

Company:  UGI Utilities, Inc

UGI Utilities, Inc. is a natural gas and electric utility company committed to delivering reliable, safe and affordable energy to our 700,000 customers in 45 counties in Pennsylvania and 1 county in Maryland. We pride ourselves on being a responsive, engaging energy company.  The foundation of our success lies in the strength of our 1,500 plus employees who strive to exceed the expectations of our customers and the communities we serve every day.

We offer comprehensive benefits, some of which are:

  • medical, prescription, dental, vision, life insurance
  • disability plans
  • 401(k) matched savings plan
  • paid vacation
  • company stock purchase program
  • wellness programs
  • tuition reimbursement
  • paid parental leave
  • paid volunteer time
  • adoption assistance

 

Summary:

 

Direct the activities of Distribution personnel in Wilkes Barre and Pittston, sufficiently to provide for the safe and efficient operation and maintenance of the existing gas distribution systems including the installation of new facilities within the operating area. Monitor Contractor activity as related to both capital & maintenance backlog.

 

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Assist in establishing the Area operating budget for utility operations and manage Area performance to meet the budget. 
  • Manage Area maintenance capital budget to ensure effective use of dollars while maintaining the integrity of the distribution system.
  • Assist in measuring & prioritizing area Marketing & Operating goals consistent with our scorecard objectives and requirements. Direct the operation to meet these goals.
  • Provide area leadership to encourage interdepartmental communication and cooperation in support of the mission.
  • Develop a strong supervisory team and promote individual growth and development among the operating section employees.

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Managerial, supervisory, and human relations' skills and techniques used to delegate, coordinate, and problem solve.
  • Technical knowledge of engineering, construction, operations, and maintenance activities for gas facilities. Knowledge of Federal and State Codes and the Gas Operations Manual.
  • Managerial, supervisory, and human relations' skills and techniques used to delegate, coordinate, and problem solve.
  • Knowledge and understanding of union contract. Problem solving ability with broad-scope knowledge.
  • Direct the work of assigned employees and responsibility for supervising distribution activities. Ability to relate well with associated departments and outside personnel.
  • Effective oral, written, and human relations skills in order to insure inter/infra departmental communication; minimize grievance disputes; minimize problems with municipal, state, and federal governments and the general public. Maintain a good public image.

 

Qualifications:

  • Associate Degree or BS Degrees preferred or significant experience in the gas industry.
  • 5 to 10 years of experience preferred
  • OSHA 10 Hour preferred, Competent Person Certification Preferred
  • Must have a valid Driver’s License

 

Working Conditions:

  • Office conditions are typical for approximately 50% of the average workday.
  • On call and emergency response.
  • Subject to hazardous working conditions, inclement weather, and on system & off system travel.

UGI Utilities, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.  As such, the Company abides by the requirements of the Executive Order 11246, 41 CFR 60-741.5(a), and 41 CFR 60-300.5(a).  The Company does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, disability, age, gender identity, veteran status, or any other legally protected class in its practices.


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