Supervisor, Transmission & Substation Field Construction (TRA0022)

Job Order # Company Job Type Salary Location Application Deadline
10636061 Westar Energy Full-Time $80,800 - $111,500 annually based on knowledge and experience Wichita KS 04/20/2018
Summary of Primary Duties and Responsibilities: Reporting to the Director, Transmission and Substation (T&S) Field Construction, and working collaboratively with the T&S Construction Project Managers, the candidate will direct field construction on a variety of transmission and substation projects in a safe, timely, cost effective manner while being a good environmental steward. The candidate will ensure that appropriate interaction with other work groups such as engineering, vegetation management, procurement, real estate, project management, transmission and distribution operations, etc. occurs to complete the required projects. The type of projects will include: building new and rebuilding existing transmission lines, building new and modifying existing substations, building new or rebuilding distribution lines, installing electrical system protection/control upgrades and managing field communication modifications. The candidate will also be responsible for executing work processes and practices that are relevant to Transmission and Substation Construction. The candidate will have some responsibility for storm restoration as needed within Transmission and Substation Construction. For complete job description, see job #10636061 on

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Required Education and Experience: This position requires proven experience, approximately eight years or more, in the design, construction and/or maintenance of transmission, substation, distribution, electrical system protection/controls, or field communications systems. Supervisory experience in the areas of transmission, substation, and/or distribution construction is preferred along with prior experience applying field construction management practices and project management concepts. It is also desired that the selected candidate possess the preferred education and experience as noted below: A degree in mechanical, civil, or electrical engineering is preferred. Transmission and/or substation engineering, construction, or maintenance experience at 69kV and above is preferred. Demonstrated experience supervising construction or field crews is preferred. Experience in electrical system protection and control engineering, construction, or maintenance is preferred. The ability to direct technical work activities and commissioning of relay protection systems, RTUs, and SCADA equipment is preferred.
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