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Director, Distribution Planning

Company: Eversource
Location: East Hartford
Posted on: May 14, 2020

Job Description:

Role and Scope of Position:
Accountable for directing the optimal performance and utilization of system assets through the management of the System Planning area for statewide Eversource electric distribution systems. The director is responsible for coordinating significantly with several internal departments. This position directs the development of Distribution Planning criteria across three state jurisdictions, assessment of system adequacy and reliability, defining the need, size, location, priority, timing and justification of major Distribution system projects, incorporation of distribution capital investment proposals into the budget process, etc. Responsible for the directing the development of long-term scenario-based plans for distribution system expansion, replacement and reinforcement. The position is also responsible for reliable integration of Distributed Energy Resources (DERs) across the three states within Eversource's footprint - leading technical teams in development of Distribution Network expansions, overseeing the DER Interconnection queue as well as leading development of internal processes and associated controls to ensure Interconnection studies and timelines comply with the applicable state jurisdictions. The director will be charged with development of Eversource Distribution Plan - and leading the execution of that plan from conception through its lifecycle including serving as an expert witness before state as well as local jurisdictional siting agencies and in other forums as is needed. The position is also accountable for maintaining the appropriate level of risk and maximizing system performance for a given level of investment. Provides technical support on operations issues and develops responses for technical questions from regulatory agencies. The position is also responsible for policy advocacy, establishing goals, monitoring and reporting results, and continuous improvement.JOB DESCRIPTION SUMMARY: Essential Functions: Directs the electric distribution system planning and DER Interconnection planning, including compliance with state tariffs, industry standards and regulations and environmental programs, policies, rules and regulations.Directs the development of System facilities plan to identify areas requiring additional facilities to permit growth and interconnections between distribution systems and other transmission companies.Oversees and directs the coordination of activities across Company departments and with outside organizations including transmission companies.Provides direction to the changing needs of the distribution system based upon various scenarios and long- range outlook of load growth, EV (electric vehicle) penetration, PV (photovoltaic) growth among other evolving technologies.Establishes and monitors system network capabilities, utilization and performance measures.Collaborates with other departments/engineers on preliminary design of system projects.Respond to regulator changes and communicate to appropriate parties, represent ES at rate case hearings.Implements best practices to achieve efficient and effective planning activities.Directs the department by establishing and monitoring area goals, policies, plans, programs, performance objectives and budget. Analyzes and recommends resource levels to plan, develop and implement programs and policies. Establishes operational and financial objectives and aligns with department goals. Oversees the management and development of area staff. Assesses the need for and oversees implementation of programs to ensure employees possess technical, interpersonal and organizational skills required to support operating plans. Supervises, selects, coaches and develops area staff. Technical Knowledge/Skill/Education/Licenses/Certifications: Technical Knowledge/Skills: Requires thorough knowledge and experience in electric distribution planning, system analysis computer applications and modeling, operations support, budgeting, project analysis, working cross-functionally and communicating. Demonstrated leadership in strategic planning.Strong understanding of the distribution power system, Distribution models - including modeling of DERs, study practices and planning processes in different regions within US Education: Requires a Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering, Electrical preferred. Advanced degree such as MBA preferred. Experiences: Minimum of twelve (12) years in system planning, engineering or operations management experience including supervisory experience. Licenses & Certifications: Professional Engineer's License preferred. Working Conditions: Must be available to work emergency restoration assignment as required.Must be available to travel between MA/CT/NH as necessary. Mental Aspects: Work includes calculating, comparing, technical writing, editing, planning, evaluating, interpreting, organizing, consulting, analyzing, designing, documenting, specifying, coordinating, implementing, presenting, etc. This role works in an environment that often requires the performance of multiple simultaneous activities where deadlines need to be met and work is performed under pressure while involving significant business commitments and results. Leadership Behaviors/Competencies: Set and Communicate Direction and Priorities Cascade and translate strategies into action plans.Communicate goals and priorities (company, department, team); ensure line of sightDrive accountability/monitor progress Communicate, communicate, communicate Build Trusting Relationships Role model honesty and integrity in all communication and actionsBalance "getting results" with concern for individual needsHave honest dialogue with employees; get to know themTrack commitments and follow-up Manage and Develop People Create individual development plans with direct reportsSet realistic performance objectivesGive ongoing, honest feedback; coach for successDifferentiate performance and provide rewards and recognition Foster Teamwork and Cross-functional Collaboration Surface and address competing goalsEncourage cooperation/remove obstacles between functionsConduct teambuilding/development processesEncourage collaborationGuide team in translating organizational goals into day-to-day work Create a Diverse, Inclusive Workforce Involve employees/seek input in decision making, on continuous improvement ideas and changeDiversify staff, where possible, in hiring/promotionsSeek opportunities to utilize diverse suppliers Lead Change Exhibit a "can-do" attitude to successfully develop and implement changes in strategy, priorities and work processesRespond positively to new demands or circumstancesAct optimistically to influence others to embrace change Focus on the Customer Ensure that we have processes in place to deliver on our customer promise and provide superior customer serviceBe a role model for the business on delivering superior customer service Worker Type: RegularNumber of Openings: 1EEO Statement Eversource Energy is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, religion, disability status, or protected veteran status. VEVRRA Federal Contractor PandoLogic.Category: Logistics, Keywords: Distribution Director

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