Direct and coordinate activities concerned with the operation of Benton Utilities by performing the following duties personally or through subordinate personnel.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Communicate effectively with management personnel to establish standards for materials, planning documents, production, and quality control, and develop associated contracts, budgets, and cost controls. This duty is performed daily.
Assist in the development of policies, procedures and operations guides affecting Benton Utility operations and management, including personnel. This includes review and consideration of applicable local, state and federal regulations. This duty is performed monthly.
Review area development trends and oversee long range planning activities including studies of service area expansion requirements and projections, and the impact on Benton Utilities. This duty is performed monthly.
Monitor the progress of infrastructure construction and planning projects relative to budgetary and long-term capital improvements plans. Provide input to the process as necessary and report as required. This duty is performed weekly.
Oversee the design, development of plans, construction contracts, bidding and construction administration / observation of water, wastewater, electric and telecommunications projects. Negotiate adjustments as necessary to conform with budgetary, regulatory, Benton Utilities, and other applicable standards. This duty is performed daily.
Plan and direct departmental activities and establish work production priorities consistent with effective operations and utilization of available space, human resources, equipment, materials, and cost factors. This duty is performed weekly.
Make periodic on-site visits of work in progress adjusting work schedules and priorities to meet changing manpower requirements, equipment failure or operating problems. This duty is performed monthly.
Respond to emergency situations assigning manpower, materials, and equipment as appropriate. Assist employees including assuming job duties as necessary. This duty is performed as needed.
Meet or correspond with government or regulatory officials, customers, construction and engineering personnel, department managers, vendors, etc. addressing requests, problems, complaints and any other needs. This duty includes development of reports and presentations as required. This duty is performed daily.
Supervise and conduct human resource activities including hiring, training, mentoring, performance evaluation, corrective action implementation, commendations, etc. in accordance with Benton Utilities policy and procedure and with applicable law and regulations. Promote high levels of employee morale and dedication to their work at Benton Utilities. This duty is performed daily.
Perform regular routine tasks including processing pay requests and invoices, development of presentation material, conducting meetings, life cycle analyses, attending safety and other meetings, reading of appropriate publications, etc. This duty is performed daily.
Continue professional growth and expertise through regular study of appropriate texts and publications and through attendance at job related seminars, schools, workshops, etc. This duty is performed monthly.
Operate a motor vehicle. This duty is performed as needed.
Work in a constant state of alertness and in a safe manner. This duty is performed daily.
Perform any other related duties as required or assigned.
Please see the full job description at www.bentonutilities.com/personnel.
Must have a valid Arkansas driver's license and meet the requirements of Benton Utilities insurance carrier.
Arkansas Registered, Professional Engineer, or ability to obtain within one year. (Preferred)