Energy Operations High Voltage Shop Supervisor

California, United States
Wednesday, 23 September 2020
End of advertisement period
Monday, 23 November 2020
Contract Type
Full Time


The High-Volt Shop Supervisor is responsible for the day-to-day supervision of the High-Volt shop ensuring the safe and reliable operation of the team. The shop comprises nine bargaining unit electricians and maintenance employees who operate and maintain the campus high voltage (12kV and 4kV) electrical distribution system and metering, and shall participate in department strategic management. The supervisor reports to the Energy Operations Associate Director Maintenance.


  • Oversees the daily operation and management of assigned facilities and programs, including scheduling and assigning work to staff and coordinating with staff, subcontractors, and/or vendors, with a focus on maintaining safety as the highest priority.
  • Oversee staffing and performance evaluation of assigned staff, and contribute to department or division staffing needs forecast.
  • Clarify and resolve problems spanning multiple areas and technical fields. Oversee and develop programs within assigned facilities.
  • Manage and develop budget for area of responsibility, including staffing, maintenance, contracts, etc.
  • Manage ongoing service contracts as applicable.
  • Participate in strategic management, including making recommendations involving short- term planning for facility-type projects and for longer-range programs/projects. Provide input into long-range financial, budgeting, and programmatic planning and development. Provide input into the development of policies and procedures. Interpret and manage policies and procedures for the HV Shop, with input into the Electrical System operation and maintenance programs.
  • Oversee and monitor project activities. Ensure integration with larger unit goals. Coordinate with staff, subcontractors, and/or vendors.
  • Develops procedures and training programs for maintenance, operations and safety.
  • Works closely with engineers and project managers to implement new construction and maintenance programs.


Education & Experience:

Must be familiar with the installation, operation and maintenance of high voltage electrical distribution equipment, including transformers, switches, underground cabling systems, protective relays, metering and substation equipment. Must also be familiar with codes and standards including IEEE, NETA, NEC, California Electric Code, NFPA 70 & 70E, and CalOSHA.

Bachelor's degree in engineering or other appropriate technical area, or combination of technical education, training, and experience. Must have at least five (5) years, experience with the maintenance, operation and troubleshooting of utility, industrial or institutional high-voltage systems, with two or more years of experience managing facilities operations and maintenance staff.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

    • Knowledge of environmental and safety rules, regulations, and policies.
    • Ability to conduct job site inspections to ensure compliance.
    • Demonstrated ability to work and communicate effectively with others.
    • Demonstrated experience managing service contracts.
    • Demonstrated experience developing and managing budgets.
    • Demonstrated experience planning, developing, and implementing programs.
    • Ability to interpret planning specifications, documents, working drawings, and related reports.

Certifications and Licenses:



  • Frequently sitting, perform desk-based computer tasks, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds.
  • Occasionally stand/walk, twist/bend/stoop/squat, grasp lightly/fine manipulation,  use a telephone, lift/carry /push/pull objects that weigh up to 11-20 pounds.
  • Rarely kneel/crawl, climb (ladders, scaffolds, or other), reach/work above shoulders, grasp forcefully, writing by hand, sort/file paperwork or parts, lift/carry/push/pull  objects that weigh >40   pounds.


Requires 24-hour response availability seven days per week for emergency situations. May be exposed to noise > 80dB TWA.

May working at heights 4 - 10 ft.


Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.

Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned. Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide,

The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.

Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.

Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Additional Information

  • Schedule: Full-time
  • Job Code: 4362
  • Employee Status: Regular
  • Grade: J
  • Requisition ID: 86637

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