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Madison Gas & Electric Supervisor Gas Operations in Madison, Wisconsin

Supervisor Gas Operations

Location Madison

Job Category Gas Construction

# of openings 1

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The Supervisor Gas Operations will manage the logistics and coordination of activities at numerous sites throughout Madison Gas and Electric Company's service territory, ensuring an effective movement of equipment, materials, and personnel to and from field locations. The Supervisor will train, hire, and supervise field staff; consult with contractors, municipalities, and property owners to assure smooth field operations; purchase field equipment, vehicles, and other services; and manage the maintenance of field equipment, vehicles, and suppliers.


  • Communicates the local action plan; explains how this relates to the Gas Construction Operations department's strategy and action plan and the broader organization's mission and vision; and motivates people to achieve local business goals.

  • Supervises others working within established operational systems.

  • Delivers required outcomes by managing day-to-day relationships with contract service providers while working within an established contract management plan.

  • Monitors the performance of the team, allocates work and reviews completion, takes appropriate corrective action to ensure timeliness and quality, and contributes to formal individual performance management and appraisal.

  • Tracks budgets and reports variances.

  • Assigns short-term work schedules to a team to achieve expectations while following established timelines.

  • Assigns and coordinates compliance-related inspections and repairs to ensure DOT-related tasks are efficiently and effectively completed at required intervals.

  • Follows the organization's Health, Safety, and Environmental policies, procedures, standards, and requirements; identifies and mitigates environmental risks and risks to the well-being of oneself and others in the workplace; instructs the team in safe working methods; and identifies instances of risky behaviors within the team, takes appropriate action, and escalates serious issues as appropriate.

  • Delivers small project workstreams, conducting specified project activities within defined time and quality parameters and ensuring adherence to the prescribed project management methodology.

  • Provides coaching to team members to develop their skills.


  • Plans and Aligns: Plans and prioritizes work to meet commitments aligned with organizational goals.

  • Ensures Accountability: Holds self and others accountable to meet commitments.

  • Communicates Effectively: Develops and delivers multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences.

  • Drives Results: Consistently achieves results, even under tough circumstances.

  • Manages Complexity: Makes sense of complex, high-quantity, and sometimes contradictory information to effectively solve problems.

  • Develops Talent: Develops people to meet both their career goals and the organization's goals.

  • Directs Work: Provides direction, delegates work, and removes obstacles to get work done.

  • Demonstrates Self-Awareness: Uses a combination of feedback and reflection to gain productive insight into personal strengths and weaknesses.

  • Financial Acumen: Interprets and applies key financial indicators to make better business decisions.


Education and Experience

  • Associate degree from an accredited college, university, or other vocational institution preferred.

  • Minimum five years of experience in natural gas distribution industry.

  • Minimum three years of managerial or supervisory experience preferred.

Knowledge and Skills

  • Able to provide technical guidance in the following areas:o Developing, monitoring, interpreting, and understanding policies and procedures, while ensuring they match organizational strategies and objectiveso Costing, budgeting, and financial taskso Managing projects and/or programs within desired cost, time, and quality parameters

  • Adaptable to changing tools and technologies to meet the objectives and goals of the organization.

  • Applies understanding of the business environment and objectives to develop solutions without supervision, while also providing technical assistance when necessary.

  • Manages and applies safety systems and processes.

  • Uses clear and effective verbal communication skills without supervision and provides technical guidance when required on expressing ideas, requesting actions, and formulating plans or policies.

  • Works with full competence to orient work in a workflow to plan, organize, and execute the steps it takes to achieve a goal and higher efficiencies.

  • Works with guidance (but not constant supervision) to review and create relevant and effective reports. 


MGE is a community energy company dedicated to planning and providing reliable energy that balances the needs and values of those we serve. MGE has ranked in the top three utilities in the country for the fewest number of outages in each of the last 15 years. MGE is an investor-owned, government-regulated public utility that generates and distributes electric power to 159,000 customers and purchases and distributes natural gas to 169,000 customers in south-central and western Wisconsin. MGE's parent company is MGE Energy, Inc., a public utility holding company. Its common stock trades on the NASDAQ Stock Market. For more information, visit and


This position requires a mix of office and field work. Our headquarters is located in downtown Madison, Wisconsin, where MGE is an active participant in community efforts to preserve the area's extraordinary quality of life. Madison is the capital of Wisconsin and a major research and technology city. The area's strong quality-of-life factors include a vibrant economy; urban, suburban, and rural living options; nationally acclaimed public university and public secondary school systems; rich cultural, recreational, and outdoor offerings; and a favorable cost of living.

For more information about Madison's advantages as a place to live, please visit

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