Colorado Springs Utilities Instrumentation, Electric and Control Supervisor - Wastewater in Colorado Springs, Colorado

**Instrumentation, Electric and Control Supervisor


Job Type: Supervisor/Manager

Pay Range $83,636 to $104,540

Location Colorado Springs, CO

Posting Close Date 11/25/18

Instrumentation, Electric and **Control Supervisor


The Wastewater Instrumentation, Electric and Control (IEC) Supervisor supports wastewater treatment operations for Colorado Springs Utilities and reports to the Las Vegas Street Water Resource Recovery Facility (LVSWRRF) Superintendent. This position specifically supports three plants

the Las Vegas Street Water Resource Recovery Facility, the JD Phillips Water Resource Recovery Facility, and the Clear Spring Ranch Resource Recovery Facility and provides direct supervision to an IEC staff of seven.

This position requires the successful candidate to work standby and overtime as business needs dictate in providing 24/7/365 coverage for the plant.

In this job, you will be responsible for, but not limited to:

  • Development and execution of short and long-range goals, performance plans and forecasting; and monitoring and directing activities to meet changing operations, service conditions, and requirements within wastewater.

  • Approving, overseeing, and monitoring implementation of programs, policies, and procedures to optimize operations and service performance; setting priorities and deadlines to meet established objectives; and ensuring compliance with applicable regulations, standards, and requirements.

  • Using and enhancing work management processes to assist with planning, organizing, prioritizing and scheduling tasks/projects.

  • Managing staff and resources to respond to system irregularities, failures, alarms, or emergencies to ensure continued operation of critical systems.

  • Overseeing the installation, maintenance, programming, calibration, troubleshooting, testing, and repair of a wide variety of IEC systems and equipment such as pressure, magnetic flow and radar level transmitters; electric and pneumatic actuators and positioners; communications equipment; computer systems including programmable logic control (PLC), distributed control systems (DCS), and human-machine interfaces (HMI); and other instrumentation with an emphasis on Allen-Bradley products; configuring and troubleshooting Profibus, Foundation Fieldbus, DeviceNet, ControlNet, Hart and Ethernet networks.

  • Overseeing electrical work to include the installation of motor control centers, variable frequency drives, conduit, wire, and other electrical components.

  • Overseeing the design and integration of interfaces from new systems into existing controls.

  • Hiring, supervising, developing, coaching, and mentoring staff including monitoring and evaluating staff performance.

  • Enhancing and implementing workforce development strategies and programs such as apprenticeship training, on-the-job training, and resource sharing.

  • Developing and administering an IEC budget while taking into consideration other operational and maintenance priorities and associated expenditures, forecasting resource needs, and preparing specifications for staff, outside contractors, equipment, and materials.

  • Providing research, recommendations, and technical advice to and coordinating and collaborating with plant and engineering staff to ensure optimal operation of IEC systems, support improvements, and meet current and future operational and regulatory requirements.

  • Complying with the safety and health program in support of an incident and injury free workplace

  • Performing other duties as assigned

What will it take to be successful in this position? The ideal candidate will typically possess a high school diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (G.E.D.) and would have completed a certified Department of Labor electrical or instrumentation and control apprenticeship program. Most people in this occupation would have completed an Associate’s Degree in Electrical or Electronics Technology, or be a licensed journeyman or master electrician. Most people in this position will have at least five years of progressively responsible work experience troubleshooting, designing, repairing, and calibrating relevant analog/digital instruments, measurement, and control devices and working on and installing related electrical equipment for water supply and/or water treatment systems, wastewater treatment systems, power generation systems, and/or natural gas plant systems. Most people in this position will have some prior leadership and/or supervisory experience.

Additional desired qualities/strengths could include but are not limited to the following:

  • A visionary leader with knowledge and demonstrated skill in supervisory principles and practices as well as leadership and team building dynamics

  • Skill in managing and resolving complex problems and resolving conflict

  • Skill in collaboration, communication, and removing barriers to teamwork

  • A demonstrated individual commitment to and personal responsibility for workplace safety

What a career at Colorado Springs Utilities can offer you…

  • As a community-owned enterprise for over 100 years, we offer a career providing services vital to the success of our region.

  • We are a diverse team of professionals who take pride in delivering exceptional service to our community. That is why we have created an environment which embraces teamwork and flexibility.

Join a team of high performers who take pride in delivering exceptional service to our community and tap into the power of your potential! For more information and to apply, visit

All postings will close at 11:59pm 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 . Actual starting pay will be determined at the time of offer based on the experience, education, and training of the successful candidate.

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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Colorado Springs Utilities does not sponsor work visas. All eligible applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

Job Type: Supervisor/Manager