NiSource Planning Leader Substation in Gary, Indiana

Purpose:Initiates the planning, development and implementation of the operations work plan in support of Power Delivery LOAs. Monitors programs to ensure financial and operational goals are reached. Ensures that optimization of work and resource allocation is adequately performed. Obtains baseline historical data required for the development and management of Operating plans. To facilitate the work forecasting and planning process for the Power Delivery Operations. To provide strategic technical and functional consultation and support. To provide coordination with all stakeholders to develop a sound integrated resource plan and execution schedule.Key Results:

Meet or exceeded expectations of internal customers by delivering quality and timely service.

Attainment of budgetary and metric goals.

Operation plans are created and gaps are adequately explained in a timely manner.

Increased recognition and sharing of leading practice opportunities, targeting consistent operating practices across Operations.

Work and resources are effectively prioritized and optimized.

Safe, efficient operations in compliance with all mandated government regulations and Company policies/procedures.

Performance based culture focused on continuously improved customer satisfaction/metrics.

Strong, collaborative relationships with cross functional peer groups.

Strong operational partnerships.

Results that meet or exceed operational goals and budgets.

Essential Responsibilities:

Work closely with scheduling, operations, engineering, procurement, transmission planning, distribution planning, and material handling to anticipate requirements necessary to meet customer expectations and the business plan.

Manage operational plans and implements controls necessary to maintain dependable plans.

Responsible for work planning and resource allocations.

Manage the preparation of the annual and monthly Operation Plan and the translation of the operations plans into operating budgets.

Responsible for budget variance reporting, issue tracking and resolution status.

Design reports covering historical performance and forecasted requirements.

Provide feedback to management regarding operating results, including recommendations on findings.

Keep abreast of business and market trends that may affect the business/department.

Define and participate in the achievement of short and long-term business objectives.

Promote the necessary environment for effective internal customer satisfaction and collaboration.

Evaluate and implement work load level and company/contract decisions to enable effective resource allocation.

Ensure ongoing collaborative relationships with key internal operations partners, i.e. Managers, and VPs.

Key Work Experiences/ Education:Required for Selection:

Five years experience in Operations.

Demonstrated understanding of planning and budgeting activities which support the construction, operation, maintenance and service of facilities.

Demonstrated knowledge of operational systems such as Maximo, Primavera, Ventyx, DIS/CIS, Cognos, etc.

Strong knowledge of safety and compliance requirements.

Demonstrated knowledge of operations activities, equipment, supplies and materials.

Demonstrated knowledge and ability to grasp technical explanations of operations scenarios and draw accurate conclusions.

Demonstrated project and time management skills. Strong knowledge of budgeting process and systems.

Preferred for Selection:

Bachelors degree in business, engineering, or related curriculum from an accredited college or comparable work experience.

Project Management Professional Credential

Strong knowledge of company policies and procedures.

Demonstrated knowledge of System Operations standards and processes

Technical ability to develop substation execution schedules, i.e. define activities, sequence, duration, resources, clearance requirements, etc.

Draw accurate conclusions from quantitative information and make sound decisions.

Proficiency in PC applications including Microsoft Excel, Word, Project, PowerPoint.

Value inclusion within your day to day responsibilities by respecting others perspectives/convictions, engaging others opinions, creating a safe environment where people, ideas, and opinions are valued within your Team/Customers and external partners.Respect and take into consideration diversity within your Team/Customers and external work partners by valuing different world views, challenges, and cultures that represent all walks of life and all backgrounds.Treat others with respect and consideration. Actively participate in creating and contributing to a positive work environment.

NiSource is committed to providing equal employment opportunities in each of its companies to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, veteran status, disability, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or any protected group status as defined by law. Each employee is expected to abide by this principle.By applying, you may be considered for other job opportunities.

For immediate consideration, please apply on-line at on or before July 26th!

Job Family: Operations Professional