Duke Energy Lead Distribution Operational Excellence Specialist in Charlotte, North Carolina

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Position Summary

This position will assist leading, defining, leading and implementing the Operational Excellence program for all Distribution Operations. Scope of this program can include accountability, management systems, continuous improvement, and employee enablement. Consults with and provides input to senior leadership and other key stakeholders regarding operational excellence initiatives. Demonstrated ability to lead related work groups and cross-functional teams. Frequently coaches and montors other operational excellence specialists.

Development of the program will include outlining standard definition of operational excellence in Midwest, Florida, and the Carolinas. Potential fundamental elements would include sharing of operational experience, assessment, observation programs, event cause investigation, and corrective action programs, development of standards, human performance improvement, and employee recognition.

The drive for operational excellence, with the underlying goal of event-free operation, will require a focused effort on leadership accountability and employee engagement.

Risk identification and benchmarking of operational excellence with other energy companies and industries will also be required; as well as alignment to Duke Energy leadership performance culture and other key corporate initiatives. Lessons Learned must be shared with Distribution personnel and other Duke Energy groups as required.

Responsibilities

Responsibilities for this position include but are not limited to the following

  • Lead other specialists in the execution of Operational Excellence Program for Distribution. Provide direction and program oversight in the design, development, and delivery of operational excellence solutions for Distribution. Scope can include accountability, management systems, continuous improvement, and employee enablement. Consults with and provides input to senior leadership and other key stakeholders regarding operational excellence initiatives. Lead and supervise related work groups and cross-functional teams. Frequently coaches and mentors other operational excellence specialists.

  • Accountability, Governance, and Oversight – Supervise and lead specialists establishing the structure and expectations for Operational Excellence across Distribution. Lead role in defining leadership roles and responsibility for implementing the programs.

  • Continuous Improvement – Lead the development of formal corrective action program, observation program, and assessment program. Ensure that programs / systems are in place to measure, monitor and enhance the programs. As programs matures, scope will include leading the development of benchmarking and lessons learned programs.

  • Management Systems – Lead specialists in the development of metrics to measure effectiveness of initiatives. Ensure that programs / systems are in place to measure, monitor and enhance the program. Key leader in risk identification and work standard creation activities.

Basic/Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree and 10 Years of prior work related experience OR 14 Years of prior equivalent work related experience in lieu of a degree

  • Strong Operational Excellence background

Desired Qualifications

  • Demonstrated ability to motivate team members

  • Demonstrated ability to work self directed

  • Demonstrated leadership skills

  • Demonstrated collaboration skills

  • Demonstrated excellent communication skills

  • Demonstrated problem solving and analytical skills

  • Demonstrated ability to implement and lead others through changes

  • Demonstrated conflict management skills

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with internal and external stakeholders

  • Experience in multiple areas of distribution

  • Demonstrated ability to establish strategic direction, develop action plans, and execute to get results

  • Demonstrated ability to make sound financial and operations decisions during crisis conditions

  • Demonstrated strong incident command background, maybe with military or law enforcement background

  • Core business process understanding and process development experience

  • Experience managing major storms or emergency events

  • Project Management Professional Certification

Travel Requirements

15-25%

Relocation Assistance Provided (as applicable)Yes

Represented/Union PositionNo

Visa Sponsored PositionNo

Posting Expiration Date

Saturday, July 28, 2018

All job postings expire at 12:01 AM on the posting expiration date.

Please note that in order to be considered for this position, you must possess all of the basic/required qualifications.

We are one of the largest electric power holding companies in the United States, supplying and delivering electricity to approximately 7.4 million U.S. customers. We have approximately 52,700 megawatts of electric generating capacity in the Carolinas, the Midwest and Florida – and natural gas distribution services serving more than 1.5 million customers in Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee and the Carolinas. Our commercial and international businesses own and operate diverse power generation assets in North America and Latin America, including a portfolio of renewable energy assets.

Regardless of your skill set or specific interest, we're looking for the best and brightest talent in the industry. Our people make us great - and we're always looking for more. Find your career path today at Duke Energy, where it's more than a career - it's a chance to make a difference in people's lives.

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