Eversource Energy Supervisor Gas Meter Services (New Bedford/Various Locations) in New Bedford, Massachusetts

Job Description Summary:

This position ensures that we provide customers with safe, reliable, competitively priced and environmentally sound gas service ensuring high quality operating standards. Supervisors are responsible for planning; scheduling and inspecting the work of employees engaged in installation and maintenance of meters, company piping and work on customer premises. This position also inspects the work performed by contractors on piping and appliances. This is a first level supervisory position responsible for the direction of non-exempt employees.

This position is multi-faceted with responsibilities including work planning and coordination, scheduling, emergency response, execution of fieldwork activities, performance measurement, coaching, mentoring and various administrative duties. This position supervises multi-skilled work crews engaged in the execution of processes to maintain and provide customer service within the Eversource Gas Service territory.

Primary Duties:

1. Manages performance by reviewing and evaluating work of employees. Identifies, builds consensus and communicates performance measures and expected performance levels. Assesses and improves team and employee performance through coaching, mentoring and on-the-job training.

2. Fosters an environment of teamwork, creativity and problem solving. Shares information and encourages participation in the decision making process. Removes obstacles through communication with other areas and fostering relationships within the organization.

3. Ensures compliance with regulatory and Company work rules and procedures. Understands and complies with labor contracts and works to resolve initial grievances. Initiates appropriate disciplinary action as required.

4. Communicates with customers and community officials concerning all aspects of operations and service delivery.

5. Ensures the safety of personnel by taking direct preventive measures, conducting effective safety meetings and ensuring all related standards, rules and laws are understood and followed.

6. Ensures that work is performed in accordance with appropriate Company standards and work methods including monitoring for a high quality of workmanship. Provides employee feedback and seeks to enhance performance and enhance safety.

7. Identifies, develops and implements work processes and practice improvements

8. Directs the work planning process including preparation and prioritization of work plans for scheduling of resources, materials requirements, coordinates activities with customers, constituents and company departments for optimal resource utilization.

Qualifications:

Must pass Operator Qualification tests related to job. Thorough knowledge of gas distribution system, production plant operation, metering regulations and gas-fired equipment. Thorough knowledge of construction, operating and maintenance practices, procedures, and standards. Working knowledge of applicable governmental, legal and regulatory codes affecting natural gas distribution, production and metering and service activities. Working knowledge of schematics, blueprints and wiring diagrams, working knowledge of accounting and business procedures. Demonstrated ability to analyze gas distribution and production problems, determine solutions and take corrective action. Working knowledge of the Company-Union contract. Demonstrated leadership abilities, including ability to effectively provide work direction to assigned personnel according to established work practices, safety standards, and within provisions of applicable Company—Union Agreement and NU policies. Must possess excellent customer service skills and ability to operate computer systems.

Requires a High School diploma with a minimum of five (5) years in field service, utility operations or technical discipline with supervisory and/or customer service experience. Or, Associate’s degree in applied sciences or the equivalent plus 5 years related experience.

Licenses& Certifications: MassachusettsDrivers License. A D.O.T.is preferred

Working Conditions:

Work is conducted outside in varied conditions and terrain including adverse weather conditions, and in a normal office environment. Work requires sitting, walking, standing, stair climbing, completion of paperwork, using a telephone and computer and attending meetings. Drives to various job site locations and customer premises to supervise work, and review or discuss construction job requirements.

Subject to shift work including weekends. Off-hour on-call responsibility is required on a rotational basis. At times, requires working long hours in response to outage situations and shift coverage requirements and travel out of state.

This role works in an environment that often requires the performance of multiple simultaneous activities, where deadlines need to be met and work is performed under pressure while involving significant business commitments and results. Requires being able to effectively relate to customers and the general public under stressful circumstances and for prolonged periods. Must be able to clearly articulate job and safety related information to employees and to effectively address performance issues in a constructive manner. Requires being able to respond to problem situations in a timely manner at all hours of the day or night.

Will be exposed to potential gaseous atmospheres, hazards on customer premises and/or irate customers. This position is considered safety sensitive and is subject to the random drug testing program. Storm duty assignments and shift work.

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Worker Type:

Regular

Number of Openings:

2

SEO Category:

Operations Jobs

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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Who we are:

Eversource Energy (NYSE:ES), a Fortune 500 and Standard & Poor’s 500 energy company based in Connecticut, Massachusetts and New Hampshire, operates New England’s largest energy delivery system. Eversource is committed to safety, reliability, environmental leadership and stewardship, and expanding energy options for its 3.7 million electric and natural gas customers. We are a company dedicated to our customers, communities and employees. We know that our success depends on the best efforts of our engaged team- diverse, talented and dedicated individuals who take pride in their work, know and exhibit the value of teamwork and collaboration, and support each other in working safely every day.