Responsible for leading the GP&L South/TMPA crews in maintaining NERC and ERCOT compliance and reliable electric service in the GP&L/TMPA Transmission service area. The Line Crew Foreman will be responsible for management of installations, upgrades, and maintenance of substations and transmission lines in the TMPA and GP&L service areas, including GP&L West Texas Service area.
- Direct crews in the maintenance, upgrades, and repairs of transmission/substation infrastructure and equipment.
- Identify, diagnose, and resolve substation and transmission equipment issues, alarms, and abnormalities.
- Determine work procedures used, acquire materials, replacement parts, acquire and operate necessary tools and equipment.
- Maintain test reports and evidence for all NERC PRC, NERC CIP, ERCOT, and TRE requirements.
- Direct and monitor job tasks, training, and skill development by teaching and providing training opportunities.
- Accurately assess the capability of crews, assign tasks to crewmembers based on job requirements and the members skill level.
- Manage standby duties, callout assistance, and emergency response after regular working hours.
- Travel with/without crews to work at remote system facilities within GP&L/TMPAs transmission/substation footprint.
- Direct and demonstrate working procedures that encourage and ensure safety practices are applied by crews.
High School Diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (G.E.D.)
5 years as a Substation Technician or Relay Technician
Or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.
- 5-years experience as a Substation Technician or Relay Technician
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
- Considerable knowledge of electric substations and transmission systems
- Skill with office equipment and Microsoft Office, experience with maintenance tracking processes and software programs, work flow management software, experience with SF6 test equipment and software, experience with EPA requirements for SF6 tracking, experience with SEL software, experience with substation electrical test equipment types and related software
- Knowledge of COG purchasing directives, rules, and guidelines
- Ability to identify system operating problems and develop plans to resolve
- Ability to effectively and efficiently communicate and coordinate with all GP&L and COG departments, other utilities, and contractors.
- Ability to communicate with ROW easement landowners
- Ability to communicate with the general public
- Ability to work with field crews to ensure safe work practices are followed at all times
- Ability to drive a Standard Transmission vehicle
Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) – Class A required
The incumbent works in an outside environment; frequent exposure to unpleasant environmental conditions and/or hazards. Work outside at construction sites and/or power lines and substation locations. Work from office and remote locations with provided portable office equipment. The incumbent must also be able to adjust to quickly changing schedules, quickly shift focus and work priorities, and to work outside normal business hours to ensure reliable service and to reach project milestones as based on business needs.
Models Organizational Values
Work Environment Safety