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Eversource Energy Scheduler Planner in Springfield, Massachusetts

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THIS POSITION IS ALSO BEING POSTED AT THE ASSOCIATE LEVEL (R-013036); HOWEVER, ONLY ONE POSITION WILL ULTIMATELY BE FILLED.

This position is responsible for planning, organizing and managing the integrated schedule and resource plan for allSubstation/Transmissionand Distribution Capital, Maintenance and Reliability Projects under the responsibility of Electric Operations. Creates, maintains and upgrades short and long-term staffing models and trending forecasts to improve the efficiency of the Electric Operations area. Maintains cost templates, activity models and historical data to provide accurate estimates and forecasts. Works with district/substation management and Centralized Resource Planning to ensure that the required workload is completed in the most efficient and cost-effective manner. Adheres to prescribed timeframes for all capital, maintenance and compliance workload to maximize the productivity of district/substation operations. Responsible for monitoring district performance through utilization analyses.

Essential Functions:

  • Generates district work plans and schedules that ensure resources are available to meet workload demands. Provides contingency plans to rebalance workload. Monitors current and future workload to ensure district plans and schedules maximize productivity, controls costs and meets or exceeds service level agreements (SLA’s).
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Responsible for planning and scheduling daily work assignments for Electric departments, as designated. Ensures that work-plans 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.
  • Works collaboratively across the organization to achieve company’s strategies and goals;
  • Ensures that area resources are available to meet work demands; responsible for scheduling all work in the order of priority that will ensure compliance deadlines and customer needs are fully met.
  • Responsible for scheduling daily work assignments in a manner that optimizes crew productivity and minimizes overtime expenditures.
  • Organizes and facilitates weekly planning meetings with Operating department personnel; weekly communication of the work plan to Operating department personnel; daily monitoring of actual work completed compared to the work plan.
  • Prepares the weekly/annual construction schedule utilizing scheduling software such as Primavera.
  • Assists with district liaison activities with local and municipal officials and resolves customer issues and concerns as required.

Qualifications:

Technical Knowledge/Skill:

  • Must possess excellent multi-tasking skills, be detail oriented, meet expectations of multiple organizations and possess the ability to understand goal-driven deliverables.
  • Requires the ability to either take or recommend the necessary actions to ensure that goals and targets are achieved.
  • Use appropriate interpersonal styles and methods to inspire and guide individuals (peers and superiors) toward goal achievement; modify behavior to accommodate tasks, situations, and individuals involved.
  • Working knowledge of distribution maintenance, distribution construction, testing,distribution/transmission/gasoperations, and work management principles is required.
  • Knowledge of OSHA requirements and Eversource safety rules is also highly desirable.
  • Requires a working knowledge of work management systems and scheduling techniques. Project and schedule management skills and experience with Primavera 6 is highly desirable.
  • Knowledge of Construction Principles and Practices, Operations, Maintenance, Safety Standards and Business Processes.
  • Requires general knowledge of labor contracts.
  • Ability to use laptop/desktop applications (e.g. Outlook and Excel).

Education:

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

Experience :

  • Three plus years of experience.

Working Conditions:

  • Must be available to work emergency restoration assignment as required.
  • Must be available to travel between MA/CT/NH as necessary.

Please include a resume with your application.

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.

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