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City of Newark

Distribution Engineer

The City of Newark is seeking candidates for the position of Distribution Engineer in the Electric Department. The position is responsible for the design, review, and inspection of electrical infrastructure; development plan review; and other engineering-related tasks. The work will require performing engineering calculations that may include structural analysis of poles, guying, cable pulling, fault currents, placement of protective devices, development of bills of materials, and estimating costs. A bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering is required and an Engineer Intern (EI) certification is preferred. Must be able to understand and follow difficult and complex instructions.

Upon hire, the successful candidate will earn a salary in the range of $89,122 to $100,328, commensurate with prior experience and certifications. The position comes with excellent fringe benefits and professional development opportunities. More information on salary progression and benefits can be found here.

Interested individuals can review a full job description online and must complete an application at www.newarkde.gov/jobs by 4:00 p.m. Friday, July 29, 2022. EOE.

Delaware Municipal Electric Corporation

Contract Administrator

The Contract Administrator is responsible for business and operational success by providing essential administration and compliance for DEMEC’s contracts. The incumbent must have strong communication and documentation skills and demonstrate the ability to work closely with all departments, vendors, and customers. The Contract Administrator is responsible for the overall coordination of the necessary functions required to effectively administer contractual policies for DEMEC.

Essential Job Duties:

  1. Lead and support proposal activities including, but not limited to analysis of solicitations, preparing summaries, and developing strategies and recommendations based on the analysis, participating in all proposal team meetings, preparing the terms, conditions, and assumptions upon which the proposal may be submitted, reviewing the technical and pricing proposals for accuracy and consistency, and preparing the proposal documents for submittal.
  2. Coordinate with other staff as required to ensure appropriate operational and other business contract reviews are conducted, scheduled, and obtained and receive approval signatures prior to submittal of proposals or execution of contractual documents.
  3. Research and make strategic recommendations on proposal and contract language. Ensure that all necessary staff review recommendations and terms, with minimal direction and guidance.
  4. Assists with contract negotiations in defining contracts under general guidance.
  5. Advise all departments on the identification, evaluation, elimination, or reduction of risks and liability including insurance renewal and amounts and named insured.
  6. Oversee DEMEC’s utility’s property, liability, health, and life insurance policies. Recommend appropriate levels of insurance. Coordinate updates of insurable values and renewals, report changes to insurance carriers or counterparties if a value discrepancy is material. Assist and oversee insurance requirements for requests for proposals and compile the specifications.
  7. Serve as liaison between insurance representatives and appropriate departments to ensure proper coverages are in place and assist in processing claims.
  8. Collaborate with Project Managers to review contracts and related documents to assess risk to the company, recommend mitigation approaches, and ensure compliance with various federal regulations and laws.
  9. Maintain contract files and records; track deliverables and milestones; prepare status reports; and reconcile data with the Director of Finance and Project Manager.
  10. Prepare monthly project reports and make presentations at meetings.
  11. Develop and adhere to all team related budgets.
  12. Lead or support fact-finding and other audit activities.
  13. Act as a liaison between staff, executive management, members, and third parties in the development of contracts.
  14. Prepare various agreements encountered in the business, such as Non-Disclosure Agreements, Teaming Agreements, Memorandums of Understanding, Strategic Alliances, and others as required.
  15. Assist in developing proposals, ensuring compliance with Requests for Proposal and Statements of Work requirements.
  16. Prepare contract summaries to ensure proper interpretation of the contract(s), perform cost or price analysis and resolution of moderately complex business issues on a special assignment basis.
  17. Perform other duties as assigned.

Other Job Duties & Responsibilities:

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

After Hours Responsibilities: The incumbent in this position must have the ability to work additional hours, including weekends and evenings as occasionally required with or without significant prior notice.

Minimum Education and/or Experience:

  1. Bachelor’s degree in contract management, business management, or related fields or commensurate experience.
  2. Minimum 5+ years of related experience and/or HR experience is preferred.

Specific knowledge required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the position include:

  1. Knowledge of contract protocols and developing standard operating procedures.
  2. Knowledge of records retention policies to include use of copier/scanner/fax machine.
  3. Knowledge of project management tools and software; including Microsoft Office Suite and Outlook.
  4. Knowledge of general principles of local governments.

Specific skills required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the position include:

  1. Excellent planning, project management, prioritization, organizational, and procedure writing skills are required.
  2. Excellent interpersonal and public speaking skills.
  3. Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including proofreading.
  4. Self-starter who is motivated, proactive, professional, and driven by a positive action-oriented approach.
  5. Highly accurate with attention to detail that can standup to the scrutiny of internal and external auditors is a requirement in all aspects of the position.
  6. Highly reliable and responsible while demonstrating sound judgement, integrity, thoroughness, discretion, and dependability.

Specific abilities required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the position include:

  1. Ability to quickly learn Company policies and procedures.
  2. Ability to act and conduct tasks in an ethical and professional manner.
  3. Ability to perform duties both independently and as part of a team, with sound judgement and initiative.
  4. Ability to direct and manage various projects, administer policies and procedures, and adhere to comprehensive strategic plans.
  5. Ability to comprehend and prepare clear, concise, complex reports.
  6. Ability to multi-task in a dynamic environment while working on multiple projects concurrently and properly prioritize tasks in a timely manner to meet deadlines.
  7. Ability to become proficient in new applications for future growth and compliance.
  8. Ability to respond to unplanned and high stress organizational situations calmly, quickly, and efficiently and to work in potential high stress situations for extended periods of time using critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  9. Ability to establish, build, and maintain effective working relationships with consultants, DEMEC staff, and DEMEC Members.
  10. Ability to lead by example and inspire confidence.
  11. Ability to maintain confidential information.
  12. Ability to expand knowledge in a fast-paced industry and field.
  13. Ability to successfully pass a State of Delaware background check.

Physical/Environmental Demands:

  1. Requires the use of standard office environment.
  2. Incumbent frequently sits for an extended period of time.
  3. Must be able to lift and carry related materials or parts of at least 25lbs while adhering to safety standards.
  4. Must be able to lift materials overhead to complete job tasks as needed.
  5. Must be able to type on a keyboard, use a mouse, and view monitors for an extended period of time in an administrative setting.

Certificates/Licenses/Registration

  1. Requires a current valid driver’s license with no outstanding violations.
  2. Requires adequate personal and vehicle insurance as specified in the Employee Handbook.

Company Culture: The Delaware Municipal Electric Corporation requires that all employees must consistently demonstrate their ability to be professional, courteous, and competent in all their interactions with the public, members, and fellow employees.

How to Apply: To be considered for this position, applicants must submit a cover letter and resume to jobs@demecinc.net. *This position will remain open until filled. 

DEMEC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. DEMEC does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender, identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or other basis coved by appropriate law. All employment is based on qualifications, merit, and business need. Women, minorities, disabled individuals, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

 

Director of Finance

The Director of Finance is responsible for the oversight of accounting operations, development of financial strategies, and the ongoing development and monitoring of control systems designed to preserve company assets and report accurate financial results. This position is responsible for the production of periodic financial reports, maintenance of adequate system of accounting records, and a comprehensive set of controls and budgets designed to mitigate risk, enhance accuracy of company reported financials, and ensure that reports comply with generally accepted accounting principles.

Essential Job Duties:

  1. Implement operational best practices and oversee the issuance of internal and external financial information. Construct and monitor reliable control systems and benchmarks for operating performance. Understand and mitigate key elements of the company’s risk profile.
  2. Lead the development and maintenance of accounting principles, practices, and procedures to ensure accurate accounting of all utility transactions and timely financial statements.
  3. Direct the performance, functions and ensure completion of billing, accounting, payroll, accounts receivable and accounts payable processing, bank, credit card, and investment statement reconciliations, financial reporting, year-end audit preparation, general ledger preparation, and the support of budget and forecast activities.
  4. Ensure the accurate preparation of monthly internal reporting to management, member utilities, and the Board of Directors, and external reporting to vendors and financial institutions. Monitor and analyze monthly operating results against the budget.
  5. Ensure the timely and accurate annual reporting as required by bond and banking covenants.
  6. Complete all work in a timely and accurate manner, adhering to deadlines.
  7. Serve as support to the Board Finance Committee and respond to requests for data and detailed questions. Maintain relationships with external auditors and work with the Finance Committee to review findings and recommendations. Responsible for reporting risk issues to executive management.
  8. Work with the executive management to ensure a clean and timely year end audit.
  9. Maintain banking relationships. Manage cash flow, credit facilities, and cash forecasts. Arrange for debt and equity financing and invest funds.
  10. Participate in meetings and conference calls with the investment community. Manage relationship with financial advisors.
  11. Assist with development of annual budgets.
  12. Recruit, train, supervise, and evaluate any direct reports.
  13. Maintain the corporate accounting system and database for billing and reporting of power supply, power plant operations, and PJM market settlements. This includes weekly and monthly financial settlements with PJM and external counterparties.
  14. Manage the monthly member load data from the SCADA/AMI systems related to data collection and distribution.
  15. Oversee reconciliation of the revenue meter data with Transmission Owner (DPL) meter data and PJM Markets Settlement System.
  16. Maintain the hourly generation database for future generation planning.
  17. Manage effective and accurate communication and data reporting activity between the company and its vendors, contractors, service providers, power plant staff, consultants, regulatory agencies, bond holders, and external parties. Respond to inquiries from executive management.
  18. Ensure that record keeping meets generally accepted accounting principles and the requirements of auditors and government agencies.
  19. Manage the accounting, human resources, and treasury functions.
  20. Assists with employee benefit plans, with particular emphasis on maximizing a cost-effective benefits package. Maintain appropriate insurance coverage.
  21. Perform other duties as assigned.

Other Job Duties & Responsibilities:

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

After Hours Responsibilities: The incumbent in this position must have the ability to work additional hours, including weekends and evenings as occasionally required with or without significant prior notice.

Minimum Education and/or Experience:

  1. BA/BS in Business with an emphasis in Finance or Accounting; MBA preferred.
  2. Minimum 5+ years of related experience.

Specific knowledge required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the position include:

  1. Must be competent in understanding complex RTO/ISO billing and shadow settlement procedures.
  2. Must have strong experience working with Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and Word software applications.
  3. Must be able to interpret and reconcile complex utility billing and settlement statements.
  4. Must be capable of retrieving and analyzing hourly member consumption data from the SCADA/AMI system.

Specific skills required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the position include:

  1. Excellent planning, project management, prioritization, organizational, and procedure writing skills are required.
  2. Excellent interpersonal and public speaking skills.
  3. Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including proofreading.
  4. Self-starter who is motivated, proactive, professional, and driven by a positive action-oriented approach.
  5. Highly accurate with attention to detail that can standup to the scrutiny of internal and external auditors is a requirement in all aspects of the position.
  6. Highly reliable and responsible while demonstrating sound judgement, integrity, thoroughness, discretion, and dependability.

Specific abilities required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the position include:

  1. Ability to quickly learn Company policies and procedures.
  2. Ability to act and conduct tasks in an ethical and professional manner.
  3. Ability to perform duties both independently and as part of a team, with sound judgement and initiative.
  4. Ability to direct and manage various projects, administer policies and procedures, and adhere to comprehensive strategic plans.
  5. Ability to comprehend and prepare clear, concise, complex reports.
  6. Ability to multi-task in a dynamic environment while working on multiple projects concurrently and properly prioritize tasks in a timely manner to meet deadlines.
  7. Ability to become proficient in new applications for future growth and compliance.
  8. Ability to respond to unplanned and high stress organizational situations calmly, quickly, and efficiently and to work in potential high stress situations for extended periods of time using critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  9. Ability to establish, build, and maintain effective working relationships with consultants, DEMEC staff, and DEMEC Members.
  10. Ability to lead by example and inspire confidence.
  11. Ability to maintain confidential information.
  12. Ability to expand knowledge in a fast-paced industry and field.
  13. Ability to successfully pass a State of Delaware background check.

Physical/Environmental Demands:

  1. Requires the use of standard office environment.
  2. Incumbent frequently sits for an extended period of time.
  3. Must be able to lift and carry related materials or parts of at least 25lbs while adhering to safety standards.
  4. Must be able to lift materials overhead to complete job tasks as needed.
  5. Must be able to type on a keyboard, use a mouse, and view monitors for an extended period of time in an administrative setting.

Certificates/Licenses/Registration

  1. Requires a current valid driver’s license with no outstanding violations.
  2. Requires adequate personal and vehicle insurance as specified in the Employee Handbook.

Company Culture: The Delaware Municipal Electric Corporation requires that all employees must consistently demonstrate their ability to be professional, courteous, and competent in all their interactions with the public, members, and fellow employees.

How to Apply: To be considered for this position, applicants must submit a cover letter and resume to jobs@demecinc.net. *This position will remain open until filled. 

DEMEC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. DEMEC does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender, identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or other basis coved by appropriate law. All employment is based on qualifications, merit, and business need. Women, minorities, disabled individuals, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

 

Administrative Assistant

The Administrative Assistant is responsible for providing advanced, dedicated administrative support services and general office operations of a confidential and complex nature to both leadership and the team. The incumbent must exhibit exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail and demonstrate the ability to perform effectively under pressure while multi-tasking. This position requires strong interpersonal skills, good communication skills, and commitment to completing work accurately and in a timely manner. The Administrative Assistant will be responsible for effective, planning and scheduling, and documentation.

Essential Job Duties:

  1. Responsible for answering phones and greeting office visitors in a courteous and professional manner.
  2. Provide reliable administrative support and complete or assist with completion of special projects/assignments; conduct research, compile data, and prepare reports; compose routine correspondence for signature; track departmental schedules.
  3. Record, draft, and distribute meeting minutes for monthly board meetings, subcommittee meetings and other various meetings from a combination of transcripts, recordings, and/or notes and archive them accordingly.
  4. Answer questions, direct requests to appropriate staff and host/escort visitors within DEMEC’s facilities as needed.
  5. Provide phone support and document detailed messages.
  6. Partner with department staff to plan and organize work and meeting spaces, including the arrangement of any required technology.
  7. Maintain office supply inventory and place additional orders as requested.
  8. Prepare and maintain electronic and hard copy department records; create monthly and periodic reports for management as requested; maintain departmental files; scan files for electronic storage and prepare correspondence with internal departments and DEMEC members.
  9. Provide effective editing and proofing of reports and presentations, formatting of reports and presentations for consistency in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel, as necessary. Support maintenance and retrieval of information from internal databases.
  10. Maintain orderly appearance in all areas. Responsible for appearance/cleanliness of public spaces and meeting rooms.
  11. Coordinate building maintenance services both inside and outside.
  12. Schedule and coordinate board meetings, appointments, and travel arrangements for executive management. Assist in preparation and support of training sessions, board meetings and other events, including local travel to acquire meeting supplies and catering needs.
  13. Provide assistance to other departments including, but not limited to, mass mailings, scheduling, DEMEC Board mailings, and maintaining calendars.
  14. Responsible for incoming and outgoing mail and special mail projects; sort and distribute incoming mail to appropriate departments. Manage the priority (overnight) mailings and system tracking.
  15. Develop and adhere to all team related budgets.
  16. Meet with supervisor on a regular basis to share information and assure timely completion of projects; attend staff meetings and other meetings as necessary.
  17. Work collaboratively across departments on projects and provide internal and external customer service.
  18. Collaborate with other staff to support overall corporate goals and objectives.

Other Job Duties & Responsibilities:

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

After Hours Responsibilities: The incumbent in this position may be requested to flex or work extra hours as occasionally required to accommodate special meetings and/or events.

Minimum Education and/or Experience:

  1. High school diploma and at least two years in business, secretarial or technical school.
  2. Four to six years’ experience in a fast-paced office environment preferred.

Specific knowledge required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the position include:

  1. Basic knowledge of administrative practices, principles, and procedures.
  2. Considerable knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and Outlook.
  3. Basic knowledge on the use of basic office equipment including printers, copiers, scanners, fax machines, and multimedia instruments.
  4. Basic knowledge of public board meeting requirements to include required postings and taking minutes.
  5. Knowledge of a variety of writing styles to include creative, professional, technical, educational, and more.

Specific skills required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the position include:

  1. Excellent planning, project management, prioritization, time management, and organizational skills are required.
  2. Excellent interpersonal skills.
  3. Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including proofreading.
  4. Self-starter who is motivated, proactive, professional, and driven by a positive action-oriented approach.
  5. Highly accurate with attention to detail in the preparation and editing of all reports, correspondence, and informational documents.
  6. Highly reliable and responsible while demonstrating sound judgement, integrity, thoroughness, discretion, and dependability with a strong work ethic.
  7. Excellent skills in compiling, maintaining, and updating company records in both electronic and physical filing systems.
  8. Strong customer service skills to include ability to diffuse frustrated callers/visitors.

Specific abilities required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the position include:

  1. Ability to quickly learn Company policies and procedures.
  2. Ability to act and conduct tasks in an ethical and professional manner.
  3. Ability to perform duties both independently and as part of a team, with sound judgement and initiative.
  4. Ability to comprehend and prepare clear, concise, complex reports.
  5. Ability to multi-task in a dynamic environment while working on multiple projects concurrently and properly prioritize tasks in a timely manner to meet deadlines.
  6. Ability to respond to unplanned and high stress organizational situations calmly, quickly, and efficiently and to work in potential high stress situations for extended periods of time using critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  7. Ability to establish, build, and maintain effective working relationships with consultants, DEMEC staff, and DEMEC Members.
  8. Ability to lead by example and inspire confidence.
  9. Ability to maintain confidential information.
  10. Ability to expand knowledge in a fast-paced industry and field.
  11. Ability to successfully pass a State of Delaware background check.

Physical/Environmental Demands:

  1. Requires the use of standard office environment.
  2. Incumbent frequently sits for an extended period of time.
  3. Must be able to lift and carry related materials or parts of at least 25lbs while adhering to safety standards.
  4. Must be able to lift materials overhead to complete job tasks as needed.
  5. Must be able to type on a keyboard, use a mouse, and view monitors for an extended period of time in an administrative setting.

Certificates/Licenses/Registration

  1. Requires a current valid driver’s license with no outstanding violations.
  2. Requires adequate personal and vehicle insurance as specified in the Employee Handbook.

Company Culture: The Delaware Municipal Electric Corporation requires that all employees must consistently demonstrate their ability to be professional, courteous, and competent in all their interactions with the public, members, and fellow employees.

How to Apply: To be considered for this position, applicants must submit a cover letter and resume to jobs@demecinc.net. *This position will remain open until filled. 

DEMEC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. DEMEC does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender, identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or other basis coved by appropriate law. All employment is based on qualifications, merit, and business need. Women, minorities, disabled individuals, and veterans are encouraged to apply.