Location: Pittsburgh, PA, United States
Req ID: R00933139
Job Title: Field Leader – Gas Operations
Job Code: 107897
A Field Leader for Gas Operations provides leadership to a team of employees and/or contractors directly responsible for supporting natural gas emergencies, performing general operational & maintenance tasks and the installation of minor asset improvements. They generally have an assigned geographic service territory and are expected to ensure safe, reliable, delivery of service to customers and communities. Field Leaders serve as role models for safe work practices, are visible in the field and help ensure work is performed in accordance with standards and procedures. They also actively manage the development and training of employees to improve individual and team performance. Field Leaders are generally on call 24 hours a day to support operational activities and natural gas emergencies, as necessary.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities “You Will”
Demonstrate Safety Leadership by promoting and assuring a safe working environment, as well as, helping to support the continued improvement of natural gas public safety.
Provide leadership, direction, and performance coaching to the front-line workforce. Facilitate effective two-way communication, especially between front-line workers and the rest of the organization.
Serve as a consistent and regular presence at work sites providing leadership, direction and feedback to the front-line employees.
Actively manage the development, training, and evaluation of front-line workers to improve individual and team performance.
Manage and enforce the terms in the Collective Bargaining Agreement (where applicable)
Promote Operational Excellence by motivating, coaching, and developing staff to meet established objectives
Create an environment in which front-line workers are actively involved in the spirit and steps of Continuous Improvement (CI).
Ensure optimal use of resources by supporting the development and driving the execution of the teams’ work plans.
Collaborate with and build strong working relationships with internal and external groups to coordinate work efforts.
Ensure employees effectively use tools and technology to complete their daily work.
Ensures work is completed according to company standards and regulations
Cultivate and advance a diverse and inclusive environment.
Convey a leadership image that is consistent with the organization's values, demonstrating the qualities, traits and demeanor that commands leadership respect.
Troubleshoot process systems and equipment when failures or inefficiencies occur
Respond to emergencies within the company’s established procedures and incident command system structure
General Functional Duties / Preferred Qualifications
Four years’ experience in natural gas distribution operations (or equivalent, i.e. HVAC, plumbing, underground utility construction, gas transmission and gas engineering)
Preferred - associates or bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
Preferred - additional relevant certifications such as: Project Management Professional, Certified Safety Professional, Professional Engineer Certification
Demonstrated Leadership experience
Demonstrated knowledge and ability to quickly assess and make sound decisions in emergency situations
Strong knowledge of on-the-job safety and compliance requirements
Ability to motivate stakeholders with varying priorities to accomplish a common goal.
Strong organizational and planning skills
Ability to coach and develop employees
Must possess valid State Driver’s License and clean driving record.
Demonstrated ability to use a variety of technologies used for everyday tasks
Demonstrated knowledge and ability to grasp technical explanations of systems, processes and equipment.
Additional hours in excess of 40/week and/or out of town or overnight travel may be required to meet expectations of this position
The preceding description is not designed to be a complete list of all duties and responsibilities required of the position.
Inclusion & Diversity
Value inclusion within your day to day responsibilities by respecting others perspectives/convictions, engaging others opinions, creating a safe environment where people, ideas, and opinions are valued within your Team/Customers and external partners.
Respect and take into consideration diversity within your Team/Customers and external work partners by valuing different world views, challenges, and cultures that represent all walks of life and all backgrounds.
Treat others with respect and consideration. Actively participate in creating and contributing to a positive work environment.
Equal Employment Opportunity
NiSource is committed to providing equal employment opportunities in each of its companies to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, veteran status, disability, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or any protected group status as defined by law. Each employee is expected to abide by this principle.
By applying, you may be considered for other job opportunities.
Promote a safe work environment by actively participating in all aspects of our employee safety program. Report any unsafe conditions and take actions to prevent personal injuries. Support our interdependent safety culture by ensuring the safety of your co-workers. Stay focused on the task at hand and promote productivity through good work habits.
Posting Start Date:2023-08-23
Posting End Date (if applicable):2023-09-06