Electric T&D Manager – Gainesville Regional Utilities (GRU)

Posted By: Garnie Holmes Job Board ,

SALARY:$101,926.00 - $162,723.00 Annually
ISSUE DATE: 03/18/19

Gainesville Regional Utilities, the 5th largest municipal electric utility in Florida, seeks an Energy Delivery Electric Transmission & Distribution Manager who will be responsible for directing the operation, construction, maintenance, repair, planning, and performance of the electric utility transmission and distribution. You will provide oversight to a diverse staff of 75, planning, directing, coordinating, and administering activities and personnel of the Electric Transmission and Distribution Division in accordance with all applicable laws, rules, regulations, and policies. For additional responsibilities, see the complete job description listed below.

The minimum requirements for the Energy Delivery Electric Transmission & Distribution Manager include a Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering or related field; and eight (8) years of progressively responsible experience in electric utility transmission and distribution systems, including three (3) years of supervisory experience; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities.A valid state driver's license is required at the time of hire, and a valid Florida driver's license required within 30 days of the start date.

A typical work day may include:


  • Planning, directing, coordinating, and administering activities and personnel of the Electric Transmission and Distribution Division in accordance with all applicable laws, rules, regulations, and policies.
  • Planning, directing, and inspecting work of subordinates engaged in the operation, construction, maintenance, and repair of electric transmission and distribution systems and utility right-of-way maintenance; as well as those engaged in vegetation management.
  • Establishing measurable performance goals and objectives for the Division and subordinates.
  • Recommending selection, promotion, discharge, and other appropriate personnel actions.
  • Developing policies, plans, and procedures to ensure the reliability, integrity, and operability of the electric systems.
  • Directing emergency system operations and repairs.
  • Preparing, submitting, and monitoring annual division budget. Preparing monthly and special reports as required.
  • Recommending or selecting contractors, consultants, apparatus, materials, and equipment.
  • Providing technical assistance on electric transmission and distribution engineering problems.
  • Coordinating the Division's mission and activities with those from other operating areas within the City, both GRU and General Government.
  • Conferring with utilities, government agencies, consulting and construction firm representatives, and the public on the location and scope of proposed and in-progress work.
  • Directing the development, implementation, and documentation of employee safety and training programs and safety rules. Supervises employees covered by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).
  • Developing, maintaining, and enforcing production, safety, and work standards. Ensuring subordinates have the necessary training and equipment to perform assigned duties safely and effectively.
  • Representing the electric utility before the Florida Public Service Commission, Utility Advisory Board and the City Commission as warranted.
  • Participating in administering labor agreements.
  • Representing the utility in state and national electric industry organizations.
  • Attending work on a continuous and regular basis.


  • May take on responsibilities in absence of supervisor.
  • May performs other related duties as assigned.

Preference will be given to those candidates who possess experience in the utility industry and community relations.

  • Thorough knowledge of materials, methods, practices, and equipment used in construction, operation, maintenance, and repair of electric utility transmission and distribution systems, utility right-of-way maintenance methods, vegetation management practices and apparatus repair.
  • Thorough knowledge of laws, ordinances, regulations and statutes which govern electric utility system operation, construction, maintenance, and repair functions.
  • Knowledge of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) safety regulations.
  • Knowledge of occupational hazards and accident prevention methods in assigned area of responsibility.
  • Thorough knowledge of management techniques, operating procedures, and performance standards.
  • Thorough knowledge of electric theory.
  • Knowledge of utility budget procedures.
  • Ability to train, develop, organize, and supervise personnel.
  • Ability to prepare highly technical reports.
  • Ability to work effectively with elected officials, charter officers, department heads, representatives of other agencies, other city employees, and the general public.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

GRU is a self-generating multi-service utility owned by the City of Gainesville. Our combined services make us the most comprehensive utility service provider in the state. We serve approximately 100,000 electric customers in the area and also offer natural gas, water, wastewater, and telecommunications services. The Energy Delivery Department serves our customers via its 230 KV & 138 KV transmission system and 12 kV distribution system (59% underground construction).

The City of Gainesville serves as the cultural, educational and commercial center for North Central Florida, and is home to Florida's largest and oldest university. Thanks to our dedicated and hard-working employees, Gainesville is an award-winning City with something for everyone! The City also offers an outstanding benefits package to our employees.