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Sr. Transmission & Engineering Planner & Scheduler

05/10/2022 Locations Manchester-NH
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This position is responsible for planning, organizing and managing the Operations field workload through accurate forecasting, staffing calculations, scheduling and management reports. Creates, maintains and upgrades short and long-term staffing models and trending forecasts to improve the efficiency of the Operations area. Prepares work schedules for district operations through analysis of projected workload, resource requirements and prescribed time frames. Ensures that workplans and schedules facilitate timely and cost-effective completion of all capital workload including new business, compliance and mandated work, system reliability, and maintenance and construction. Responsible for obtaining, providing and implementing information and recommendations to meet Operations goals and positively influence project direction. Determine critical path activities and assist management in determining resource requirements to minimize schedule impacts. Monitor and analyze actual schedule against target schedule to forecast project results.

Essential Functions: 

  • Generates district work plans and schedules that ensure resources are available to meet workload demands.  Provides contingency plans to rebalance workload.  Provides consulting and support services in the areas of planning, project management and project controls.
  • Monitors current and future workload to ensure district plans and schedules maximize productivity, control costs and meets or exceeds service level agreements (SLA’s).
  • Communicates with team members and advises management of the status of work-in-progress, resource availability and potential project schedule conflicts and problems.
  • Anticipates project plan changes and advises management of potential resolutions.
  • Creates and maintains accurate short and long-term forecasting and staffing models that ensure the effective utilization of distribution resources.
  • Evaluates current procedures and recommends changes to improve the efficiency of planning and scheduling of projects.
  • Expedite project plan changes and negotiate the reallocation of resources to accommodate changes and conflicts.
  • Evaluate project forecasts to ensure desired results are achieved.
  • Works with Compliance Coordinators to distribute district compliance and mandated program work.
  • Ensures that all projects are executed and closed out in a timely, accurate and cost-effective manner and according to Company policy.
  • Develops time and cost schedules for district management through analysis of survey statistics and productivity information.
  • Prepares weekly and monthly workload status reports for management.

Technical Knowledge/Skill/Education/Licenses/Certifications:

Technical Knowledge/Skills: 

  • Requires working and technical knowledge of specific Distribution departmental activities including construction standards, operating and maintenance procedures and regulations related to Distribution field activity.  Ability to use PC desktop applications (e.g. Microsoft Office, Work Management and spreadsheets).  Strong analytical skills and demonstrated skill in workload planning and resource allocation.

Education:

  • Requires Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Business Administration, related discipline.

 Experience:

  • Five to eight years of planning and scheduling experience required.  

Licenses & Certifications:

  • None          

Working Conditions:

  • Must be available to work emergency storm assignment as required.
  • Must be available to travel between MA/CT/NH as necessary.
  • Work is performed primarily in an office environment which requires visits to job sites on an as needed basis.  Job can require spending time driving to different geographic locations.      

Mental Aspects:

  • Work includes analyzing, implementing and coordinating.  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

  • Know the business plan and how your role connects to it
  • Identify problems, issues; take responsibility for resolution
  • Set high standards for self; deliver quality performance
  • Raise ideas for improvement
  • Communicate, communicate, communicate

Build Trusting Relationships

  • Follow through on commitments made to manager, colleagues, and customers.
  • Address difficult or controversial issues and encourage others to do the same.
  • Have honest dialogue with others

Manage and Develop People

  • Set performance goals that align with department and company goals
  • Meet regularly with your supervisor/manager to discuss your performance
  • Seek opportunities to develop skills and gain knowledge through on the job opportunities, i.e. working on projects, attending meetings, etc.

Foster Teamwork and Cross-functional Collaboration

  • Work collaboratively within and across the organization to achieve “One Company” and other goals
  • Recognize and address cross functional implications of your work

Create a Diverse, Inclusive Workforce

  • Incorporate the diverse ideas and perspectives of team, colleagues, and customers in your work

Lead Change

  • Proactively seek out opportunities to improve business performance and customer service.
  • Respond positively to new demands or circumstances
  • Exhibit a “can-do” attitude to support changes in priorities and work processes

Focus on the Customer

  • Deliver superior service to our customers, both internal and external, in a reliable, attentive, courteous, quality, proactive and timely manner

Worker Type:

Regular

Number of Openings:

1

EEO 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

Vaccination Information:

Eversource requires all new employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by their first day of employment. If you have any concerns regarding compliance with this requirement, you will need to discuss your concerns with Eversource’s HR department after you have been made a conditional offer of employment. Eversource does not require applicants to discuss vaccination status prior to receipt of a conditional offer of employment and complies with all applicable laws.

Emergency Response:

Responding to emergency situations to meet customers’ needs is part of every employee’s role. If employed, you will be given an Emergency Restoration assignment.  This means you may be called to assist during an emergency outside of your normal responsibilities, work hours and location. 

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