Engineering/Operations Manager – Power Delivery – City of Tallahassee

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City of TallahasseeThe City of Tallahassee – Your Own Utility has an immediate opening for an Engineering/Operations Manager in our Power Delivery Engineering team. This is a leadership position reporting to the Assistant General Manager, Power Delivery


Tallahassee is a vibrant City that is home to Florida’s state government, two major universities – Florida State University and Florida A&M University, as well as one of the largest community colleges in the state – Tallahassee Community College.   Centrally located in the panhandle, Tallahassee is only hours away from white sandy Gulf beaches, Walt Disney World and the Atlantic Ocean.  Tallahassee has one of the top parks and recreation departments in the country and was recently named an All-American City for the 2nd time.  Leon County Schools were recognized by the Florida State Board of Education as an Academically High Performing District for the second year in a row.

Tallahassee’s Electric & Gas Utility provides reliable electric service to over 123,000 customers in a 221 square mile service territory that includes both the City of Tallahassee and portions of the unincorporated areas of Leon County.  A full service vertical electric utility, Tallahassee has 724 MW of generation located at three sites, 60MW of solar under a Purchase Power Agreement, 224 miles of transmission (115kv & 230 kv), 28 substations with two more in engineering, and 3,631 miles of distribution.  The City’s Electric Utility is registered as a Balancing Authority, Transmission Owner/Operator and Generation Owner/Operator under the NERC Reliability Standards.

Tallahassee Electric has been recognized nationally and regionally for its strong performance.  These recognitions have included the APPA E. F. Scattergood Award, two APPA DEED Energy Innovator Awards, FMEA Safety Award, six time APPA Reliable Public Power Provider at the Gold level and Power Magazine naming the City’s Hopkins Generating Plant one of the Top Six Gas Fired Power Plants in the World.


As the Engineering/Operations Manager in Power Delivery, the successful candidate is responsible for the engineering design for the electric distribution system or the maintenance of the rights of way and standards for the distribution system.  Coordinate new service needs with customers/developers.  Develops detail engineering design for use by Distribution Operations and contractors for construction of the new facilities.  Coordinates design and construction work with Line and Service operations.  Coordinates with other City departments and developers/customers on new services and conversion of existing services.  Develops cost estimates and design for existing facility conversions.  Oversees the Electric rights-of-way activities.  Oversees the design and coordination of street and area lights.  Provides damage identification work during storm and other emergency situations. 

Plans, schedules, assigns, and trains subordinate personnel.  Ensures work is done in a professional, competent and safe manner.  Assists in the overall planning, design, construction, operation, and maintenance of the City's Electric Utility facilities.  Develops budget, scope of work documents, and performs project engineer or manager duties on various projects and programs.  Reviews specifications and plans, evaluates vendor proposals, and provides recommendations for purchases.  Prepares and reviews technical, economical, and other reports.  Recommends the hire, transfer, promotion, grievance resolution, discipline and discharge of employees.  Conducts performance evaluations.

Requires the use and exercise of independent judgment.  Assists in preparation of the Division’s budget.  Performs various administrative activities and functions.    Ensures compliance with applicable reliability and environmental standards.  Acts as the subject matter expert with respect to applicable reliability standards.  Provides support during emergency situations requiring extended work hours.  Performs other duties as required.


The ideal candidate will have:

  • A bachelor’s degree in engineering, computer science or related field.
  • Five years of professional experience with two years of Supervisory experience
  • A team player with the ability to communicate at all levels of the organization
  • A forward and global thinker with a high level of initiative and creativity
  • An outstanding negotiator skilled in conflict resolution
  • Honest with a high degree of integrity; assertive and decisive
  • Flexible, anticipating change and remaining open to new ideas

Individuals in these classifications are:

  • Considered essential employees during emergency/storm events and must be able to work 16 hours per day for extended periods of time and may be required to be away from their family.
  • Must be available to serve on-call and are subject to having to work outside of their assigned shift/schedule to meet operational needs.
  • Must possess a valid class E State drivers license at time of appointment.


A completed City of Tallahassee employment application is required. A resume may be attached to the application but will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application. Applicants must apply on-line via the internet at If you have any questions, please contact the Human Resources Department at (850) 891-8214


The City of Tallahassee offers competitive salary and benefits. In addition to competitive salaries, the City offers a full slate of benefits for its employees including a defined benefit pension plan, City contribution to a 401K plan, cafeteria style benefit offerings including Flexbucks, 10 paid holidays, personal leave, sick leave, and catastrophic leave.

The City of Tallahassee is an equal opportunity employer and invites applications without regard to race, sex, religion, age, marital status, pregnancy, or national origin. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.

If you have a disability requiring accommodation, please call (850) 891-8214 for assistance. Preference will be given to veterans and spouses of veterans in appointment to non-exempted vacant positions and retention in employment in accordance with Florida Statues 295.085.