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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Job Details for 3121 - Electrical Systems Manager

Job Description

GRADE: 315

Under general direction; performs work of considerable difficulty in directing the electrical operation of the construction, modification, maintenance of an assigned division; performs related duties as required.

An employee in this class is responsible for designing and coordinating all upgrades and improvements, supervising and reviewing the work of assigned staff and directing electrical maintenance activities. Work involves the ability to independently analyze the long term Public Works and Facilities Management electrical needs for the County campus, wastewater treatment plants, water distribution facilities, stormwater facilities and follow through with the appropriate solution. General direction is received from the Operations Manager and/or Chief Operations Officer. Customarily and regularly directs the work of two or more other employees.

The list of duties and responsibilities is illustrative only, and is not a comprehensive listing of all the duties and responsibilities performed by positions in this class.

• Manages and coordinates the modification, installation, operation, maintenance, repair and development of all facilities electrical needs including that of power plant equipment, wastewater facilities equipment, stormwater facilities equipment, ventilation and air conditioning equipment
• Organizes electrical preventative maintenance of all facilities
• Develops plans and specifications for new equipment and /or alterations and expansion of existing equipment and facilities as related to electrical needs
• Develops plans and specifications for communication and cabling needs for new facilities and reconstruction of outdated communication & control devices
• Initiates and maintains a DuPage County long-term facilities electrical master plan
• Directs and reviews engineering analysis and cost estimates for construction projects
• Analyzes trends, needs and demand to determine project feasibility and cost effectiveness
• Evaluates design drawings from outside engineers to maintain consistency and quality in design
• Acts as project manager and DuPage County liaison with architects, engineers and consultants regarding facilities planning and construction
• Provides engineering to layout projects when outside engineering is not available
• Coordinates outside contractors performing repairs, maintenance and construction
• Forecasts operating costs and prepares annual budget for recommendation to the appropriate department head
• Monitors approved budget throughout the year
• Maintains safety of staff through training programs and establishment of operational policies Represents the department at committees as assigned
• Recommends hires and promotions, directs and evaluates employment decisions for all assigned positions
• Maintains regular attendance and punctuality

• Adjusts work assignments and schedules in the event of an emergency to participate in emergency preparedness, response, and recovery activities as assigned.
• Depending on assignment may maintain required emergency management training, licensure and/or certifications.
• Performs related duties as required or assigned within job classification.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and /or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Knowledge of:
• Electrical engineering principles, concepts and practices;
• Electrical equipment, components, devices, stand-by emergency
• Power, preventive maintenance programs and water and wastewater treatment systems
• Electrical maintenance and repair methods
• Large scale electrical planning
• Current office practices, procedures and equipment
• County policies and procedures
• Applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules, regulations, codes, and/or statutes
• Management and leadership principles

Skill in:
• Reading and interpreting building plans and specifications
• Project and contract management
• Preparing cost and materials estimates and preparing budgets
• Using computer hardware and software including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, email, etc
• Applying an acquired knowledge of procedures, rules, regulations and services applicable to the assigned office
• Planning, scheduling and supervising the work of others

Ability to:
• Manage projects and multiple priorities simultaneously
• Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions, and implement recommendations in support of goals
• Plan, analyze and evaluate programs and services, operational needs and fiscal constraints
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with department and division staff, other departments and others, such as vendors
• Communicate and use interpersonal skills to interact with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. to sufficiently exchange or convey information and to receive work direction
• Ensure compliance with applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules, and regulations and statutory requirements
• Convey excellent oral and written communication
• Work effectively under stress
• Maintain confidentiality
• Monitor and evaluate employees
• Prioritize and assign work
• Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions, and implement recommendations in support of goals
• Plan, organize, manage and evaluate the work of the division to ensure efficient, timely and cost-effective services
• Plan, analyze, and evaluate programs and services, operational needs, and fiscal constraints
• Provide leadership to effectively resolve issues

Exercises supervision of personnel in related area of responsibility.

Completion of a High School Diploma or General Equivalency Diploma equivalent; 15 years of experience in supervising industrial electrical maintenance and electrical construction crews; six years’ experience in large-scale construction and facilities maintenance; including two years’ experience in a supervisory capacity or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Light Work: Exerting up to 25 pounds of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Use of arm and /or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than for sedentary work.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The work will occur in an office and field environment. While performing the duties and responsibilities the employee may be exposed to loud noise, noxious odors, unsanitary conditions, chemicals, electricity, moving mechanical parts, varying weather conditions, high or precarious places and other related conditions and situations.