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Sr. Operations Manager Job

Job Grade: S
Hierarchy:  No - We can only hire at the posted level 
Union Position: Non-Bargaining



Position Summary
Standard Operations Position. Responsible for leading a safe, high performing operations team which may include multiple levels, functions, facilities, while driving the efficient and cost-effective use of resources. Establish a culture of process adherence and continuous improvement. Accountable to effectively lead and implement daily operations, cyclical processes and special projects with diverse resources as needed. Set and achieve business area goals that align with corporate and business unit strategies, goals and objectives, as well as process and performance, customer satisfaction, and reliability metrics.


One position will report to the Maintenance Department and one position will report to the Operations department. Please indicate if you are applying for the Operations or Maintenance department position when asked if you would like to share any additional information with our hiring team.

Essential Responsibilities


  • Safety: Provide visible safety leadership and drive continuous improvements to achieve desired goals. Develop strategies to achieve safety plan results. Oversee and develop leaders to ensure a safety conscious work environment. Contribute to site safety performance improvement by holding workers, supervisors, and self accountable.
  • Operational Effectiveness: Effectively manage team performance through focus on operational efficiency metric trends. Ensure process adherence and data integrity. Drive continuous improvement efforts to define and shape opportunities that drive customer satisfaction and reliability.
  • Business Optimization & Strategy: Achieve safety, productivity, customer service, and reliability targets by conducting and implementing strategic planning for area of responsibility. Develop and effectively manage organization budgets and business plans. Identify/implement process improvements, and ensure execution of plans/metrics.
  • Talent Management: Establish workforce/development planning practices to build strong, competitive teams and effectively manage performance and drive engagement. Select, optimize, plan and direct the workforce used to provide safe, reliable, compliant operations, and ensure stakeholder satisfaction. Serve as primary contact for issue resolution involving labor relations.
  • Relationship Management: Utilize critical thinking and analytical skills to advocate and influence decision making. Foster an environment of exceptional collaboration across a variety of stakeholder groups. Design and develop solutions that meet customer/stakeholder needs. Remove obstacles and provide assistance to team members to improve project and work performance.
  • Regulatory & Compliance: Manage and guide the execution of work in accordance with policies, procedures, labor agreements, and regulatory standards. Ensure crews are qualified to perform work responsibilities. Establish, monitor, and track processes to ensure regulatory compliance.

Minimum Requirements



  • Seven or more years in design, construction, operations or maintenance of utility systems/power generation plants or related industries/fields.
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent combination of education/experience.
  • Demonstrated expertise in business area standards, procedures, and applicable government/environmental regulations.
  • Three years supervisory experience, with performance-level/field employee groups preferred.
  • Knowledge of and demonstrated ability to administer/work within union labor agreements.
  • Operational knowledge of work and asset management and analytical/reporting applications.
  • Effective change leader with demonstrated ability to effectively communicate and lead company and business area strategies and objectives.
  • Proven results at setting/driving performance and operational metrics and achieving process adherence.





  • Completion of an approved apprentice program in an appropriately related craft
  • Demonstrated understanding of utility finance, capital and O&M
  • Operations experience with super critical units
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Maintenance experience with coal fired power plants

Will be required to be on call for escalated operations and emergencies.





Competency Band:

  • Operations Management
  • Relationship Management
  • Self Management
  • Strategist
  • Talent Management


Location(s): CO - Pueblo
Organization: Operations and Generation
Department:  33200:Comanche Operations
Schedule: Full-Time

Non-Union jobs will be posted internally for a minimum of 5 business days, after 5 days the job may be unposted at any time.

Union jobs will be posted based on the union agreement.

The anticipated starting base pay for this position is: $103,000 to $146,333 per year

This position may also be eligible for the following benefits and/or pay components: Pay - Annual Incentive Program, Medical/Pharmacy Plan, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Dependent Care Reimbursement Account, Health Care Reimbursement Account, Health Savings Account (HSA) (if enrolled in eligible health plan), Limited-Purpose FSA (if enrolled in eligible health plan and HSA), Transportation Reimbursement Account, Short-term disability (STD), Long-term disability (LTD), Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Fitness Center Reimbursement (if enrolled in eligible health plan), Tuition reimbursement, Transit programs, Employee recognition program, Pension, 401(k) plan, Paid time off (PTO), Holidays, Personal holidays, Volunteer Paid Time Off (VPTO) (full-time employees only), Parental Leave


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Recruiter: Lea M Felty
Hiring Manager: Manny G Zeringue

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

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