Supervisor Area Electrical Power

Dec 01, 2021
Dec 06, 2021
Full Time
Minimum Qualifications:

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering or related fields with progressively responsible experience in installation, operations and maintenance of electrical traction power systems equipment for direct current propulsion rapid transit operations. Extensive supervisory experience in the electrical field. Considerable experience working with high voltage protection and transformation equipment in voltage classes up to 34.5 KV, preferably in power utility fields. Experience in fields of cable plant and third rail inspection, test and maintenance desirable.

Or, an equivalent combination of education and experience.


Possession of, or ability to acquire a District of Columbia, Maryland or Virginia motor vehicle operator's license from the state of residence.

M edical Group:

Ability to satisfactorily complete the medical examination for this class.

Ability to distinguish basic colors for wire and safety identification.

Ability to perform strenuous physical tasks, i.e., lifting of objects weighing 25 to 50 pounds.

Mission Essential Designation

In accordance with the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority's Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP) this job has been identified as critical to mission essential functions. Incumbents in this role may be required to report to or continue to work in the event of authorized office closings or service suspensions due to severe weather, natural disaster, fire, operational emergencies or related events.

Job Summary/Duties:

This is technical, supervisory work involving close and continuing association with the installation, testing pre operation system checkout and operating maintenance and management of the Electrical Power Distribution System. Employee in this class is responsible for organizing, coordinating and directing the electrical operating and maintenance plan of the Authority and for participating in the establishment of electrical traction operating and safety procedures. Incumbent is responsible for the coordination of electric operating procedures in conjunction with the electric power utilities which provide primary high voltage service for the traction power system. Employee has latitude for independent judgment and action within established guidelines. Employee is supervised by the Superintendent, Electrical Power.

Reviews work priorities and makes assignments to Supervisors. Maintains check on work progress, recommending improvements in work methods and techniques and assures the scheduling of available personnel for emergency repair services. Develops necessary maintenance personnel utilization plans and recommends procedures required.

Assists in the development, implementation and administration of on the job training programs; provides input for the formulation and review of the Job Educational Training Standards. Trains, evaluates and (re)certifies employees in accordance with the employee Certification, Training and Promotional Program. Documents and maintains employee consolidated training records. May attend (in) formal training programs to maintain level of expertise. Recommends personnel actions. Discusses and resolves complaints and grievances with employees in accordance with collective bargaining agreements and personnel policies.

Develops the maintenance plans and procedures for the Electrical Power System and coordinates it with the WMATA Maintenance Planning System and Engineering personnel.

Develops plans for storage and distribution of maintenance materials coordination with WMATA material management guidelines.

Participates in the establishment of operational safety rules in close coordination with power utilities and other WMATA offices as they relate to Electrical Power System operation. Enforces Safety policies in all assigned work areas.

Evaluates causes for failures in the Electrical Power and support equipment, initiating positive measures to improve equipment performance. Ensures accountability of all electronic/electrical equipment assigned.

Coordinates warranty management and reliability programs and substantial completion sign off within established WMATA guidelines.

Performs periodic inspections to ensure assigned equipment is at an acceptable standard and meets quality control inspections. May be required to perform control inspections in areas other than those assigned.

Prepares and submits, to the Superintendent, all documentation required for budgetary, statistical analysis, reliability, and availability reports.

Inspects the installation of, and verifies all tests for new electrical power facilities to ensure conformity to WMATA specifications.

Coordinates with Maintenance Planning and Control, all contractor support, start up and all scheduled and unscheduled activities pertaining to new and existing Electrical Power facilities.

Serves as Superintendent, Electrical Power, in his/her absence, as directed. May work variable hours.

Performs related duties as required.

Evaluation Criteria

Consideration will be given to applicants whose resumes demonstrate the required education and experience. Applicants should include all relevant education and work experience.

Evaluation criteria may include one or more of the following:
  • Skills and/or behavioral assessment
  • Personal interview
  • Verification of education and experience (including certifications and licenses)
  • Criminal Background Check (a criminal conviction is not an automatic bar to employment)
  • Medical examination including a drug and alcohol screening (for safety sensitive positions)
  • Review of a current motor vehicle report


WMATA is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by applicable federal law.

This posting is an announcement of a vacant position under recruitment. It is not intended to replace the official job description. Job descriptions are available upon confirmation of an interview.

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