Planning & Engineering Supervisor

American Electric Power   •  

Fort Wayne, IN

Industry: Energy & Utilities


5 - 7 years

Posted 46 days ago

Job Description

The Planning Supervisor directly supervises planning engineers as they complete the planning cycle of load forecasting, capacity review, project development and budgeting, and project execution. The role includes coordinating closely with the Operating Company Leadership to align planning priorities with OPCO strategy and funding availability. the Planning Supervisor leads discussions on how System Planning projects are prioritized in the capital budget of the OPCO.

These activities will be executed in a manner that ensures application of technically and economically appropriate engineering solutions and with consideration to employee and public safety, system reliability, standardization, ease of operation, and timely project completion within approved project schedules and authorized budgets. This position is intended to serve as a first level supervisor of engineering and planning activities.


  1. Supervise and direct employees engaged in planning, engineering, or design and capital planning activities consistent with approved project schedules and authorized budgets and resources.
  2. Perform planning and engineering activities, and provide technical guidance and direction to assigned staff as required.
  3. Support annual development of the capital forecast in support of corporate and business unit strategy, in a manner which effectively organizes and addresses customer and public projects, planned system improvements, system reliability, equipment troubles, facilities rehabilitation and other capital work. Effectively coordinate needs and support of planning groups and other engineering, operations, construction and maintenance groups engaged in or affected by capital improvements. In addition, assist in development of project estimates and internal budgets for assigned activities.
  4. Ensure that all work activities are performed in accordance with the policies, practices, standards, and rules of the Company and regulations and procedures as required by federal, state or local regulating agencies.
  5. Clearly define performance expectations and review and reward job performance within the organization to align individual performance with business goals. Develop employees to reach their potential and help establish plans to set and achieve challenging career goals.
  6. Demonstrate the highest standards of ethical behavior and support the Company's Corporate Compliance Policy.
  7. Promoted and enforce the Company's Accident Prevention and Safety and Health programs to safeguard employees, the general public and Company property.
  8. Carry out within the assigned area of responsibility the Company's program of Equal Employment Opportunity, including its Affirmative Action obligations.
  9. Administer the Company's Performance Management Review and Merit Salary programs, Management Information and Policy Manual, Labora agreements, Employee Handbooks, and sup0plements related to assigned personnel. Recommend the promotion, demotion, selection, discipline and dismissal of assigned personnel.

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Minimum Requirements

Bachelor's degree in Engineering from an ABET* accredited institution; degree preference is in Electrical Engineering or Bachelor's degree in engineering technology in a program accredited by the Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). *ABET - Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology.

Acceptable alternatives are (1) a Bachelor's degree in engineering (non-ABET), plus a Professional Engineers (PE) license in any state of the U.S. or (2) a Bachelor's degree in engineering (non-ABET) plus a Master's degree in engineering from a university with an ABET accredited Bachelor's program.

Typically has acquired six to eight (6-8) or more years' experience in engineering, construction or operations, or other equivalent related experience. Demonstrated leadership ability to effectively supervise and direct the work of assigned personnel and the ability to effectively and professionally deal with co-workers and customers is required. Professional Engineer license desired, and may be required in some areas of the company depending on the job responsibilities specific to the organizational unit to which assigned.