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City of Dover

Electric Department – Engineering Services Superintendent

The City of Dover’s Electric Department is currently seeking qualified applicants for the position of Engineering Services Superintendent. The essential functions of this position are to:

  • oversee and direct the daily operations and staff supervision of the Engineering division (engineering, substations and switching), and
  • organize, manage and provide technical guidance related to the design of, and prepare plans for improvement to the City’s electrical transmission and distribution systems.

The primary duties of the position will include, but are not limited to, supervising staff, planning, training, policy, procedures, safety regulation compliance, equipment, budget, and reporting. Oversight of contractors is required. The position develops and implements programs within organizational policies; reports major activities to executive level administrators through conferences and reports. Decision-making is a significant part of job, affecting a large segment of the organization and the general public; works in a dynamic environment, responsible to assist in developing policy and practices and assist with developing and managing Capital Improvement Projects.

The Engineering Services Superintendent will develop, prepare, and implement the annual division’s budget, approve expenditures and prepare financial forms and reports; maintain and oversee specifications and contracts for various out-source services and assist with substation maintenance and design; maintain compliance and ensure adequate inventory of departmental equipment and supplies; perform administrative tasks such as preparing payroll, develop schedules, and manage correspondence and records; and interact with department personnel, other agencies, outside organizations and citizens to provide information.

The Engineering Services Superintendent position requires a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering. Master’s degree in Business, Public Administration or Engineering preferred. Requires a minimum of eight (8) years of experience in electric utility related engineering. Prior direct supervision of engineering staff highly desirable.

Requires a Professional Engineer License and a valid Delaware Driver’s License. Must be able to use Microsoft Office efficiently (Word and Excel). Experience with computer based financial programs is desired.

The Superintendent will be responsible for staff supervision. Creating and maintaining a productive, harmonious and respectful work environment is paramount. Genuine concern for employees’ success, hiring, training, empowerment and staff development. Provides leadership in developing and implementing a culture of service excellence, working to embed the standards, behaviors and strategies needed to bring lasting improvements in service delivery in all business areas.

A criminal background investigation and driving record investigation will be conducted. Ethical conduct and honest behavior are our basic organizational values. Applicants who can be creative in delivering efficient services to the community we serve are highly desired. Candidates will be instrumental in assisting to make Dover a place where people want to live through our motto –

Dedication, Ownership, Vision, Excellence and Reliability

The City of Dover offers a total compensation package, which includes health, dental, and vision insurance; 401a and 457 deferred compensation plans; and group life insurance. The City of Dover enjoys a typical forty (40) hour, Monday through Friday workweek with weekends off. Paid personal, vacation and sick leave is provided.

To apply, submit a City of Dover employment application along with a cover letter , resume and desired salary to: City of Dover, Attn: Human Resources Dept., P.O. Box 475, Dover, DE 19903. An application can be obtained from the Human Resources Department at City Hall or at the website www.cityofdover.com. The City of Dover is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Weekly Compensation Rate: Based Upon Qualifications
Closing Date: Open until filled however candidates are encouraged to apply by May 22, 2019.