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Colorado Springs Utilities Directional Drilling Operations Supervisor in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Directional Drilling Operations Supervisor

Job Type: Supervisor/Manager

Pay Range $42.92 to $53.65

Location Colorado Springs, CO

Posting Close Date 6/13/21

Directional Drilling Operations Supervisor

Who We Are: Colorado Springs Utilities is a community owned, four service utility serving our friends and neighbors for over 130 years! As Colorado Springs Utilities is growing quickly and adding many new users, your team will be essential to the continued support of our internal customers and, ultimately, the services that we provide to our community.

Colorado Springs is the third most desired place to live in the United States (according to U.S. News & World Report, 2019). Our city is a particularly popular place to live for professionals, millennials and families – thanks to its unique neighborhoods, easy access to nature and adventure, and our beautiful parks.

Finally, our people are the heart and soul of Colorado Springs Utilities. That’s why we invest in our employees through a comprehensive benefits and wellness plan, generous vacation and sick time, tuition assistance, training and development opportunities, and a substantial pension (PERA) program. Come be a part of a team making a difference in the lives of our customers in a sought-after community. Want to know more about Colorado Springs? Look here:Choose Colorado Springs (

Take the next step in your career and become our new Directional Drilling Operations Supervisor!

Colorado Springs Utilities is seeking a Directional Drilling Operations Supervisor to join the Energy Construction Operations and Maintenance Support Services team. In this position you will be responsible for the oversight of the Directional Drilling crews and also responsible for direct report Crew Supervisors. This position will supervise all Directional Drilling activities performed by Utilities crews and will provide subject matter expertise for contractors performing directional drilling services for Utilities infrastructure. This leadership role will have sustained partnerships across the enterprise and with local contracting partners that benefit our organization business model. This position will provide in-depth knowledge of system requirements/needs, responsibilities of service levels, and all regulatory/compliance expectations.

Key area of Focus

  • Supervise all internal Directional Drilling Operations including multiple internal crews and their work assignments

  • Coordinate available Directional Drilling resources to meet scheduling requirements of construction needs with multiple stakeholders including construction and engineering

  • Preparation of bore projects to support the assigned work of Directional Drilling crews including site visits, utilities research and permits

  • Building and demonstrating the importance of Safety for direct reports and all crew members

  • Manage equipment needs for drilling operations

  • Development of crew supervisors through training and mentoring

  • Developing and maintaining industry best practices for productivity and efficiency

  • Oversight of contractors performing drilling operations for Colorado Springs Utilities to ensure performance and safety requirements

  • Set a positive workplace and environment that represents inclusion and diversity for employees, with a strong involvement in the safety culture of the group

  • Develop and implements short- and long-range strategic / operational goals, plans, programs and initiatives

  • Establish policies, procedures and work methods to monitor and enhance technical performance

  • proactively attain, attract, and develop your direct reports, and indirect reports who are working professionals within the operational group, while strategically planning for succession in the future

Who you are… The successful candidate will possess the in-depth ability and knowledge to provide leadership and supervision to the crews and crew supervisors, proactively attain, attract, and develop your direct reports, and come with 5 or more years of relevant demonstrated horizontal drilling industry experience. Previous leadership experience is required for this role; i.e. lead, supervisor, foreman, manager, etc.

*This role will require the successful candidate to possess a valid, unrestricted driver’s license AND a valid CDL

What a career at Colorado Springs Utilities can offer you...

  • The ability to stay ahead of the business curve with our established priority to continually update and incorporate state-of-the-art technology.

  • The opportunity to work for a pioneer in providing four utility services in one enterprise with a 100-year reputation for integrity.

  • A work culture dedicated to innovation, collaboration, and synergy.

  • The stability vital for growth-oriented careers.

  • Colorado Springs Utilities offers a comprehensive benefits program to help you and your family protect your health and financial security.

  • Medical – Select from three medical plans including a Health Savings Account compatible plan

  • Voluntary Wellness Program – Earn incentives, gift cards, and gym membership reimbursements

  • Dental – Select from two plans including orthodontia coverage

  • Vision Insurance – Voluntary plan covering a full range of vision care services

  • Health Savings Accounts – Tax-advantaged savings account used for healthcare expenses

  • Flexible Spending Accounts – Tax-advantaged spending accounts for healthcare and/or dependent daycare expenses

  • Disability Insurance –Short-Term and Long-Term coverage provides income replacement for illness or injury

  • Life Insurance – Term life coverage with the option to purchase supplemental coverage

  • Paid Time Off – vacation, personal leave, sick leave, holidays, jury and bereavement

  • Vacation Buy – Purchase additional vacation time

  • Pension – Colorado PERA retirement plan funded by both employees and the organization.

  • Retirement Saving Programs - Supplement your pension with PERA 401(k) or PERA Roth 401(k), ICMA Roth IRA, ICMA 457 or 457 Roth plan

  • Educational Assistance – Financial assistance for qualifying courses

  • Additional Benefits - Employee Assistance Program, and Long-Term Care Insurance


  • Colorado Springs Utilities is considered an essential business delivering critical services to our community. If selected for an interview, we may leverage remote technology solutions including the enhanced use of email, telephone, and video solutions as part of the hiring process where possible.

  • All postings will close at 11:59 pm on the Posting Close Date. Candidates must apply for the position prior to this date and time. If the Posting Close Date is blank, the position will remain open until filled .

  • Starting pay will be determined at the time of offer based on the experience, education, and training of the successful candidate.

  • Colorado Springs Utilities does not sponsor work visas of any kind (including but not limited to F-1, H-1B, or TN visas). Eligible applicants must be authorized to work in the United States.

Colorado Springs Utilities is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Our differences make us richer. Learning and growing from one another makes us more than what we were. We want our workforce to be as diverse as our business and recognize the limitless benefits of this commitment. Our desire is to have the organization reflect the diversity of the Pikes Peak Region. As an Equal Employment Opportunity employer, it is our commitment that no person shall be unlawfully discriminated against because of race, color, national origin or ancestry, sex, age, religious convictions, veteran status, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Affirmative Action is Colorado Springs Utilities’ effort to ensure positive steps are taken to have a representative workforce reflective of the relevant available labor force.

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Job Type: Supervisor/Manager