Director, Fleet Shop Svcs & Radio Comm

Date: Jul 18, 2024

Location: Houston, TX, US, 77034

Company: CenterPoint Energy

CenterPoint Energy and its predecessor companies have been in business for more than 150 years. 

Our Vision: Our vision is to become the most admired utility in the United States through the execution of our long-term growth strategy. We have an unwavering commitment to safely and reliably deliver electricity and natural gas to millions of people. 

 

Our Commitment: CenterPoint Energy is committed to creating an inclusive work environment where business results are achieved through the skills, abilities and talents of our diverse workforce.

At CenterPoint Energy, individuals are respected for their contributions toward our company objectives. We strive for an inclusive work environment across all levels that is reflective of the available workforce in the communities we serve.

 

 

Job Summary

We are seeking a highly qualified and motivated Director of Fleet, Shop Services and Radio Communication with Lean Management experience to join our team.  The role is responsible for providing strategic leadership and direction across a multi-state service territory for fleet operations, shop services and radio communications teams. The primary goal will be to ensure the efficient and effective management of the teams, while implementing lean management principles to optimize processes and reduce waste while building and maintaining cooperative working relationships between all Company departments.

Essential Functions

  • Development of the strategy for:
    • Fleet road map, electric vehicles and equipment, vehicle safety, fleet optimization, fleet operational activities, and evolution of transportation. 
    • Shops services, validating current operations as well as potential service offerings.  
    • Radio communications, validating current operations as well as potential service offerings.  
  • Oversight of Fleet team:
    • Planning, procuring, managing, and disposition of the company’s fleet (vehicles and equipment)
    • Maintenance and repairs, including service turnaround time
    • Fuel management and maintenance activities
    • Utilization of fleet management software (Fleet Focus) 
    • 3rd party providers

Essential Function (cont.)

  • Oversight of Shops Services team:
    • Testing, refurbishing, and repairing CenterPoint Houston equipment including Intelligent Grid Switching Devices (“IGSDs”), substation circuit switches, trip savers, reclosers, regulators, hot sticks, ground cables, and other specialty tools.
    • Fabrication of new switches, substation platforms, and other fabricated items needed by operations.
    • Field troubleshooting in support of CEHE & Gas Operations 
  • Oversight of Radio Communications team:
    • Installing, maintaining, supporting, and restoring communication systems used by CenterPoint Houston.  
    • Investigating and addressing radio frequency interference that may hinder the functionality of these systems and addressing trouble tickets reported by internal clients in operations regarding any of the radio systems.

Essential Functions (cont.)

  • Monitors activities of work teams to ensure safe practices are in place and being followed at all times.  Conducting facility, tools, and equipment safety inspections;  conducting accident investigations; transporting injured employees to receive medical care, as needed; and managing associated documentation (physicians’ statements, FMLA, safety inspection documents, etc.). Monitor building to ensure proper housekeeping is being practiced. Give guidance on safety and security issues, and interface with corporate on all issues
  • Analyzes, develops, and implements operational and system best practices to minimize cost while maintaining superior service.
  • Communicates with Fleet/Shop/Radio management, subordinates, vendors, and contractors to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Be available for consultations with other department managers, directors and executives and direct reporting supervisors on as needed basis to provide direction necessary for day to day operations and to address cross functional issues and objectives.
  • Other tasks as assigned

Education Description

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college, university is preferred

 

Experience

  • Requires a minimum of 10 years’ experience in Fleet, Operations, or industry related work, including career progression in positions of increasing scope and responsibility and leadership/decision making experience in a supervisory capacity.

 

We want you to know
Being a part of the CenterPoint Energy team is more than a career alone. It's an opportunity to make a positive impact. You will be an integral part of enabling everyday life and the pursuit of possibilities for the customers we serve and the communities we share. The vital services we provide are at the core of making our world work, and by sharing your energy with us, we'll create a better tomorrow together. 

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
CenterPoint Energy is committed to creating an inclusive work environment where business results are achieved through the skills, abilities and talents of our diverse workforce.

At CenterPoint Energy, individuals are respected for their contributions toward our company objectives. We strive for an inclusive work environment across all levels that is reflective of the available workforce in the communities we serve.
 

What we bring to you

  • Competitive pay
  • Paid training
  • Benefits eligibility begins on your first day
  • Transit subsidies
  • Flexible work schedule, paid holidays and paid time off
  • Access to discounts at fitness clubs and an on-site wellness center at our headquarters in Houston
  • Professional growth and development programs including tuition reimbursement
  • 401(k) Savings Plan featuring a company match dollar-for-dollar up to 6% and a company contribution of 3% regardless of your contribution

 

Job Type: Executives 
Posting Start Date: 07/02/2024​
Posting End Date: 07/12/2024


This contractor and subcontractor shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR §§ 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a), and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin. Moreover, these regulations require that covered prime contractors and subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status or disability.

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Nearest Major Market: Houston