Mgr, Vegetation Support

Date: Nov 23, 2022

Location: West Monroe, Louisiana, United States

Company: Entergy

Posting End Date:  

Work Place Flexibility: Hybrid 

 

**This position can be located in West Monroe, Baton Rouge, New Orleans, or Lake Charles, LA; Beaumont, Conroe or The Woodlands, TX**

 

JOB SUMMARY/PURPOSE

This position is responsible for management of the Power Delivery Vegetation Field Operations and support programs which focuses on safe operations, the management of contracts, and monitoring and reporting monthly spend.  The position will be responsible for distribution and transmission vegetation management operational oversight, including the management of contractors, supervision and operations coordinators for a two State area.  Primary focus will be on safety, spending, daily operations and implementing new technology.   This position will work to support operations and the multiple vendors with an approximate total of 1500 crew members on Entergy property.  Position will work directly with jurisdictional leadership and Sr. Manager of Vegetation to oversee all Veg operations.  

 

JOB DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide operational support and direction for both Transmission and Distribution vegetation operations.
  • Provide leadership and execution of all related safety initiatives. Own safety events including presentation to PRG, creation of CAs, EARs, and EFRs, and implementation of all corrective actions.
  • Manage relationship with Entergy Vegetation Suppliers in assigned areas.   
  • Lead Jurisdiction vegetation annual storm response (~$44M annually) no CIPT or ACES activated.
  • Lead and own all Vegetation spend to ensure meeting jurisdictional and project financial targets. 
  • Manage cycle trim and Capital projects with cost and schedule certainty; manages and controls costs; manages risk by identifying and mitigating risks.
  • Partner with Operations (T&D) to manage reliability and jurisdictional targets. 
  • Work directly with all jurisdictional Regulatory bodies to build business case to acquire funding for Vegetation work.

 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Minimum education required of the position

Bachelor’s degree in a technical or business-related field required.

Preferred: Degree in Forestry

 

Minimum experience required of the position

10 years professional experience and 5 years leadership experience.

 

Minimum knowledge, skills and abilities required of the position

  • Advanced leadership skills to build and motivate assigned matrix-ed teams to successfully plan and execute the capital construction portfolio of projects concurrently with vegetation management program execution.
  • Excellent organizational & planning skills to manage complex program and program issues.
  • Exceptional communication skills to work with project teams, middle and upper level management, executives, and external project stakeholders including local, state, and federal agencies.
  • Knowledge of and adherence to rules and regulations regarding FAA, Corps of Engineers and other regulatory agencies.
  • Industry financial and budget management experience required
  • General understanding Financing FASB, GAP, FERC and related jurisdictional regulatory requirements for vegetation
  • Contract administration experience required
  • Previous contractor management experience preferred.

 

Any certificates, licenses, etc. required for the position

 

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Primary Location: Louisiana-West Monroe Louisiana : Baton Rouge || Louisiana : Lake Charles || Louisiana : New Orleans || Louisiana : West Monroe || Texas : Beaumont || Texas : Conroe || Texas : Woodlands 
Job Function: Professional
FLSA Status: Professional
Relocation Option: No Relocation Offered
Union description/code: NON BARGAINING UNIT-NBU
Number of Openings: 1
Req ID: 109803
Travel Percentage:Up to 25%

 

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EEO Statement: The Entergy System of Companies provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a protected veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. The Entergy System of Companies complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training. 

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Additional Responsibilities: As a provider of essential services, Entergy expects its employees to be available to work additional hours, to work in alternate locations, and/or to perform additional duties in connection with storms, outages, emergencies, or other situations as deemed necessary by the company. Exempt employees may not be paid overtime associated with such duties.

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WORKING CONDITIONS:
As a provider of essential services, Entergy expects its employees to be available to work additional hours, to work in alternate locations, and/or to perform additional duties in connection with storms, outages, emergencies, or other situations as deemed necessary by the company. Exempt employees may not be paid overtime associated with such duties.


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