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  • Director, Power Systems

    Posted: 01/10/2022

    Looking to expand your career with an innovative organization? Do you have experience with power systems and charging infrastructure? Capital Metro is looking for you!

    This is a new position and will report to Vice President, Capital Projects. The individual will provide direction and oversight to the agency for power generation, transmission and distribution systems which will energize the agency’s battery electric bus fleet, the future light rail vehicles, and associated facilities.  This individual will manage all aspects of Power related third party projects to ensure that project planning, design, implementation, and completion to meet the requirements and needs of Capital Metro, and the requirements of all the agencies, governments, special interest groups and the public to which Capital Metro is responsible.  In addition, this position will direct and control the overall activities including charging systems, electronic systems, equipment installation, battery electric bus service support, and building and infrastructure maintenance for all bus charging systems. 

    This person will also help guide the agency as it builds two new light rail lines in Traction Power, Signal, Rail Communications, or multi-craft Rail Facility Maintenance and will provide long-term direction to the agency as it creates a power systems department.

    •Bachelor′s Degree in Engineering, Public Administration, Business Administration, or a related field; Master's Degree in a related field preferred.
    •Eight (8) years of relevant management-level experience in power systems, charging infrastructure, facilities operations, maintenance in light/heavy track, traction power; one year of bus/rail transit experience in relevant area preferred; experience with computerized maintenance management information systems preferred.
    •Three (3) years demonstrated experience developing and managing staff.
    •A combination of education and/or experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential functions of the position. Additional experience, as outlined below, may be substituted for required education on a two-for-one year basis. 

    Certifications/Licenses/Special Requirements
    •Professional Engineer License may be required
    •A valid Class C Driver License or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job-related essential functions

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 
    •Intensive and diversified knowledge of principles and practices in broad areas of design, engineering, and construction assessments.  
    •Ability to make decisions independently to resolve design, engineering, and construction issues.  
    •Ability to act as an individual researcher on specific issues.
    •Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills required.
    •Must be proficient in using business and communications software, preferably Microsoft Office 365 which includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Teams, and/or other modules as needed.
    •Experience making presentations as needed to executive management staff and regulatory agencies.
    •Ability to respond to emergencies and other service disruptions twenty-four (24) hours a day, seven (7) days per week, 365 days a year.
    •Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information in an appropriate manner.
    •Have excellent customer service and conflict resolution skills.
    •Ability to provide internal and external customers with a courteous and professional experience.
    •Commitment to the Capital Metro’s diversity and inclusion goals.

    Capital Metro is deeply committed to building a workplace where inclusion is not only valued but prioritized. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and committed to creating a welcoming and diverse environment. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, pregnancy, age, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws. Capital Metro makes hiring decisions based solely on qualifications, merit, and organization needs at the time.