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Liberty Utilities Manager, Substation Operations in Joplin, Missouri

Manager, Substation Operations


Title:Manager, Substation Operations


Subsidiary:Liberty Utilities

Department:Operations & Maintenance

Location:Joplin, MO

Country:United States

Zip/Postal Code:64801


Our vision is to be the utility company most admired by customers, communities and investors for our people, passion and performance.


An opportunity to join a dynamic team driven to source, attract and engage diverse top talent across North America. Has the overall responsibility of constructing and modifying substations cost effectively while ensuring quality construction. Also responsible for maintaining substations such that they operate reliably and safely to ensure quality service for Liberty Utilities customers. This position is responsible for a division of substations.


Lead and direct LU's Substation Operations which entails 1) Oversee substation construction activities within division ensuring that each project is on budget and on time and that quality of each project will protect the substation asset and provide for reliable operation. 2) Oversee substation maintenance activities within division to ensure reliable operation (which is tracked and reported monthly) and maximize the life of substation assets while staying within O&M budget.

Promote, monitor and enforce area safety program emphasizing individual responsibility and ensuring compliance with all applicable procedures, work rules, regulations and codes.

Maintain 24-hour-a-day availability to respond to substation emergencies to minimize their scope and duration.

Be familiar with both transmission and distribution system capabilities such that any flexibility within the system can be utilized to mitigate the duration of any substation emergency. Clearly communicate with other managers responsible for the operation of the transmission and distribution system.

Analyze substation equipment and functionality to develop a comprehensive strategy for equipment replacement to aid in the development of the Construction Budget. Also, develop an O&M budget and maintenance plan based on equipment condition and on adhering to NERC requirements.

Develop a highly skilled workforce capable of constructing, troubleshooting, and maintaining complex mechanical, electrical, and control systems associated with substations. Provide information/training on issues with equipment in the industry and on new techniques and tools that help analyze the functionality of equipment.

Education & Experience

Experience as a substation electrician or, Bachelor’s degree in Engineering with substation experience. A thorough understanding of the principles, purpose and operation of substation electrical and mechanical equipment, a practical knowledge of substation construction techniques, transportation, welding, masonry, and carpentry.

Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp is a North American diversified generation, transmission and distribution utility with $10+ billion of total assets. (APUC) delivers continuing growth through an expanding pipeline of renewable energy development projects, organic growth within its regulated distribution and transmission businesses, and the pursuit of accretive acquisitions.

The distribution business group (Liberty Utilities) provides rate regulated water, electricity and natural gas utility services to over 750,000+ customers in the United States. The transmission business group invests in rate regulated electric transmission and natural gas pipeline systems in the United States and Canada.

The generation business group (Liberty Power, formerly known as Algonquin Power) owns a portfolio of regulated and long term contracted North American based wind, solar, hydroelectric and thermal powered generating facilities representing more than 1.5+ GW of installed capacity.


Collaborative environment with a genuine flexible working policy

Share purchase/match plan

401K Plan

Free refreshments

Top Talent Program

Volunteer paid days off

Employee Assistance Program

Achievement fund

Free parking, including free electrical charging

We are focused on building a diverse and inclusive workforce. If you are excited about this role, and are not certain you meet the all the qualification requirements, we encourage you to apply to further investigate the opportunity.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value each person’s unique background, diversity, experiences, perspectives and talents. Full participation of all employees in a safe, healthy and respectful environment is key to individual and company success.

We are committed to fully utilizing the abilities of all of our employees and expect each of our employees to honor this commitment in their daily responsibilities.

As part of our commitment, we work to ensure our application process is accessible to all candidates. If you require special assistance or accommodation during the hiring process, please notify the Talent Acquisition Team.