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Date: Apr 8, 2021

Location: Coldwater, MI, US

Company: Consumers Energy

Join a diverse and dynamic team that makes and delivers the most valuable services in the world: electricity and natural gas.  At Consumers Energy, our customers are at the heart of everything we do.  Our employees work around the clock to provide service to our customers in honor of our history and to fulfill our promise to Michigan - Count on Us!  Consumers Energy, the principal subsidiary of CMS Energy and headquartered in Jackson, Michigan, provides natural gas and electricity to nearly 6.8 million of Michigan's 10 million residents in all 68 Lower Peninsula counties.


Job Description/Responsibilities


  • The Electric Field Leader will typically supervise 4-15 bargaining unit Electric Distribution, Transmission or Metering company employees.
  • Work may also involve managing and monitoring work performed by non-company crews; and, may assist in the development of Electric Field Leaders.
  • The work involves a mixture of standard to advanced supervisory and operating responsibilities.
  • In addition to responsibilities for lower rated positions, an Electric Field Leader is responsible for managing successful headquarter business operations in a cost-effective fashion while maintaining a safe work environment and balancing the needs of the customer and company.
  • The Electric Field Leader develops direct reports in both business knowledge and technical skills; plans and prudently manages the scope, schedule and cost of construction projects; applies thorough understanding of policy coupled with leadership skills to resolve process and employee issues; has thorough understanding of the Working Agreement and is adept at dealing with local union leadership.
  • Initiates and leads change to improve results.
  • Professionals in this role have the ability to perform effectively and efficiently in routine and non-routine/emergency situations with minimal guidance.
  • Responsibilities include supervision of electric distribution employees, on-call assignments, management of project work including job site reporting, and working extended hours during restoration activities.
  • The ideal candidate will be safety focused and experienced in construction methods with the ability to accurately estimate hours required to complete complex projects.
  • The candidate will also be proficient in the storm process and use of supporting computer systems and programs (e.g., Arcos, OMAR/Service Suite, OMS, and Outlook) required to complete their day-to-day work.
  • This position requires demonstrated knowledge of safe work practices and procedures; in-depth knowledge of electric distribution operations and construction; demonstrated leadership capabilities including the capacity to lead change efforts in a competitive business environment; and demonstrated capacity to direct both company and non-company resources in both routine and non-routine or emergency operations.


*Note this position may be required to work afternoon and weekend shifts to support the OM&C workforce*


Required Qualifications


  • A high school diploma /GED.
  • 4 or more years' experience in electric transmission or electric distribution or electric metering or generation.
  • The Electric Field Leader requires technical knowledge in electric transmission or electric distribution or electric metering gained either through a technical field of study and/or through related work experience.
  • Working outside of normal work hours and responding to customer emergencies during anytime of the day, including evenings and weekends is required.


Preferred Qualifications


  • A Bachelor's degree in a related field or electric lines on-the-job training.
  • 1.5 years or more of Electric Field Leader or comparable supervisory experience.
  • Temporary upgrade supervisory experience will be considered as comparable experience for internal employees.
  • Three years of related field utility experience.


Candidates without previous field leader experience will be considered as the position will be filled with the most qualified applicant at the appropriate level depending on experience.


All qualified applicants will not be discriminated against and will receive consideration for employment without regard to protected veteran status, disability, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin.

Nearest Major Market: Coldwater

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