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Colorado Springs Utilities Energy Operations Distribution Superintendent in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Energy Operations Distribution Superintendent

Job Type: Supervisor/Manager

Pay Range $58.00 to $70.00

Location Colorado Springs, CO

Posting Close Date

Energy Operations Distribution Superintendent

This job is eligible for relocation assistance to aid with the costs associated with moving to the Colorado Springs area.

Colorado Springs Utilities is seeking a leader in electric energy distribution to join our Energy Services Division at Colorado Springs Utilities. As the Energy Operations Distribution Superintendent, you will be responsible for the management of the distribution operations control center, system restoration, and operational planning process of the power delivery system for a 24-hour day operation and will be responsible for leading and coaching through a variety of challenging opportunities.

Colorado Springs Utilities was recently awarded the Diamond Designation from the American Public Power Association (APPA). The Diamond status is the highest status awarded by the APPA; recognizing Colorado Springs Utilities has some of the highest ratings among the nation's 2,000 public utilities in reliability, safety, workforce development, and system improvements. Come see what it’s like to live in a top-rated community and be part of a utility committed to its employees, customers, and community!

How you'll make an impact:

  • Developing, implementing, and monitoring short and long-term strategies and annual business plans to achieve the organizational mission, goals and performance measures

  • Monitoring and operation in accordance with all regulatory and company policies

  • Operation of the outage management system, operational distribution system planning, emergency planning and coordination

  • Managing and implementing projects and activities in the Distribution Control Operation including scheduling, resource planning, and special projects

  • Researching new technologies/process improvement; develops and implements policies and processes to improve reliability and customer service

  • Acting in the role of Incident Commander during system disturbances and other related emergencies and ensures proper response and appropriate level of resources are employed

  • Implementing system-wide emergency response plan as needed

  • Serving on various project teams and task forces

  • Developing O&M budgets and respond to any deviations from the approved cost/timeline projections. Authorize purchase of and payment for required equipment and services

  • Write daily, weekly, and/or monthly reports and write technical descriptions of problems and solutions.

  • Coordinate division/section activities with other divisions/sections/outside contractors

  • Consult with engineers and manufacturers’ representatives regarding the design or procedural changes for improved efficiency and reliability.

  • Providing leadership by making hiring and pay decision, developing performance plans, directing work, coaching/developing staff and evaluating the performance

Who you are...

We are looking for candidates who have experience and knowledge of Electrical Distribution Systems, 34.5kV substation transmission, 12.5kV distribution systems, and leadership experience. Our ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in a business or technical field of study and/or 7 or more years of relevant Distribution System experience. This job will require the ability to work both independently, as well as develop and maintain strong interpersonal relationships with individuals and groups. Previous leadership is preferred.

What a career at Colorado Springs Utilities can offer you…

  • As a community-owned enterprise for over 100 years, we offer the stability of providing essential services and commodities for our community.

  • We are a diverse team of professionals who take pride in delivering exceptional service to our community through new and innovative technologies.

  • We understand employees have competing priorities. This is why we have created an environment that embraces teamwork and flexibility.

  • Join a diverse team of high performers who take pride in delivering exceptional service to our community and tap into the power of your potential!

Our Commitment…

Our people are the heart and soul of Colorado Springs Utilities. They keep the lights on, gas flowing, water coming in, and wastewater leaving. We do not just say people are important – we prove it! That’s why we are honored to invest in protecting the health and financial security of our employees and their families, through our comprehensive benefits program.

  • Medical – Select from three medical plans including a Health Savings Account compatible plan

  • Voluntary Wellness Program – Earn incentives, gift cards, and gym membership reimbursements

  • Dental – Select from two plans including orthodontia coverage

  • Vision Insurance – Voluntary plan covering a full range of vision care services

  • Health Savings Accounts – Tax-advantaged savings account used for healthcare expenses

  • Flexible Spending Accounts – Tax-advantaged spending accounts for healthcare and/or dependent daycare expenses

  • Disability Insurance –Short-Term and Long-Term coverage provides income replacement for illness or injury

  • Life Insurance – Term life coverage with the option to purchase supplemental coverage

  • Paid Time Off – vacation, personal leave, sick leave, holidays, jury and bereavement

  • Vacation Buy – Purchase additional vacation time

  • Pension – Colorado PERA retirement plan funded by both employees and the organization.

  • Retirement Saving Programs

Supplement your pension with PERA 401(k) or PERA Roth 401(k), ICMA Roth IRA, ICMA 457 or 457 Roth plan

  • Educational Assistance – Financial assistance for qualifying courses

  • Additional Benefits

Employee Assistance Program, and Long-Term Care Insurance


  • Colorado Springs Utilities is considered an essential business delivering critical services to our community. During the current coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, we are hiring for a variety of positions. Interviews for many positions will leverage remote technology solutions, including the enhanced use of email, telephone, and video solutions where possible. We appreciate your patience and understanding during this time.

  • All postings will close at 11:59 pm on the Posting Close Date. Candidates must apply for the position prior to this date and time. If the Posting Close Date is blank, the position will remain open until filled .

  • Starting pay will be determined at the time of offer based on the experience, education, and training of the successful candidate.

  • Colorado Springs Utilities does not sponsor work visas of any kind (including but not limited to F-1, H-1B, or TN visas). Eligible applicants must be authorized to work in the United States.

Colorado Springs Utilities is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Our differences make us richer. Learning and growing from one another makes us more than what we were. We want our workforce to be as diverse as our business and recognize the limitless benefits of this commitment. Our desire is to have the organization reflect the diversity of the Pikes Peak Region. As an Equal Employment Opportunity employer, it is our commitment that no person shall be unlawfully discriminated against because of race, color, national origin or ancestry, sex, age, religious convictions, veteran status, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation or gender identity. Affirmative Action is Colorado Springs Utilities’ effort to ensure positive steps are taken to have a representative workforce reflective of the relevant available labor force.

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Job Type: Supervisor/Manager