Colorado Springs Utilities Operations Superintendent-Homestake Water Project in Buena Vista, Colorado
Operations Superintendent-Homestake Water Project
Job Type: Supervisor/Manager
Pay Range $91,977 to $114,982
Location Buena Vista, CO
Posting Close Date 7/26/18
Operations Superintendent for Homestake Water Project
The Homestake Operations Superintendent manages the day to day operation of the Homestake Water Project. This position is based at the Otero Pump Station near Buena Vista, Colorado. The Homestake system is vast and complex, consisting of multiple collection systems, Homestake Reservoir, the Otero Pump Station and over 50 miles of large diameter pipeline. The Homestake Water Project is a joint venture between Colorado Springs Utilities and the City of Aurora.
Key Responsibilities :
24/7 Effective Operation of the Homestake System
Supervising a small team
Acting as the primary point of contact on all aspects of the System to management and the Homestake Steering Committee
Developing and understanding budgets, and prioritization of projects, repairs and enhancements
Providing leadership by training and developing staff, creating succession plans, and enhancing accountability
Seeking out innovative solutions to complex problems related to pipeline inspection, repair and maintenance; Pump Station efficiency and reliability, and overall dam and collection system operation and maintenance
Formalizing operating procedures, line diagrams, and maintenance programs for the various components related to the Homestake System
Additional information you should know about this opportunity:
This position is unique; there are 2 caretakers on-site at Otero Pump station, housing 2 Colorado Springs Utilities employees, with 1 being the role of Operations Superintendent
24/7 on-call coverage
split between these 2 caretakers/employees
Employee/Family housing is provided by Colorado Springs Utilities
We advocate for the family to be present on-site as well, as it makes for a less solitary environment; there is a school bus stop nearby for the schools in Buena Vista
This is considered a remote work location, but in all actuality it is only 10 miles from the town of Buena Vista.
What will it take to be successful? We are looking for candidates who have a familiarity with the Homestake System, or systems similar in size and/or scope. Experience and knowledge in pipeline inspection techniques is very helpful. Ideal candidate will have demonstrated relevant experience working with pipelines, dams, pump stations, and raw water collection systems. Supervision and management experience is required. This job will require the ability to work effectively with the two partner cities, and the members of the Homestake Steering Committee members.
Why should you apply? Accept the challenge – be the leader for a myriad of challenging endeavors within the Homestake Water Project! Colorado Springs Utilities offers four services and gives you experience unmatched by other utility companies. We champion innovation, state-of-the-art facilities and clean, efficient technologies. Buena Vista is a thriving community steeped in history, where an environment of urban, rural and agricultural co-exist. It is located in central Colorado in the Arkansas River Valley and nestled within close proximity to many beautiful national forests and many ski resorts. The town also boasts a strong educational system and flourishing local businesses.
What a career at Colorado Springs Utilities can offer you…
As a community-owned enterprise for over 100 years, we offer the stability of providing a required service and commodity for our community.
We are a diverse team of professionals who take pride in delivering exceptional service to our community through new and innovative technologies.
We understand employees have competing priorities. That is why we have created an environment which embraces teamwork and flexibility.
Join a diverse team of high performers who take pride in delivering exceptional service to our community and tap into the power of your potential!
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Job Type: Supervisor/Manager