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Senior Director Operations Support

Omaha Public Power District locationOmaha, NE
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info linkReport a probelm Originally Posted : October 09, 2021 | Expires : December 8, 2021


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Omaha, NE, United States



OPPD is combining its Energy Production & Nuclear Decommissioning group with the Energy Delivery group, under a newly formed Utilities Operations business unit and have launched a search to fill the Sr. Director, Ops Support position. This role will be responsible for combining and optimizing efforts of the operational support functions, formerly consisting of up the Work Management; Training, Document Control & Administration; and Integrated Work Management departments. A bias for action and the ability to identify operational efficiencies through continuous improvement exercises will ultimately define success for this role. However, other key areas of focus include, but are not limited to:

  • Defining a future ready posture and shape the current and future workforce to be equipped and capable of performing in a more complex environment, to ensure the smooth, compliant and efficient operations of the Utilities Operations BU
  • Collaborate with the Utility Operations Leadership Team, various internal Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) and external Regulatory Groups to define long-term strategies and planning cycles for all assigned operational support teams and functions.
  • Ensure all organizational plans holistically consider topics such as: industry trending and best practices; existing and emerging technologies; applicable regulatory requirements; and opportunities to explore, learn and innovate across functions.
  • Minimize litigation and liability risks for the BU by ensuring the development, implementation and ongoing maintenance of regulatory and operational adherence polices and plans for all assigned operational support functions
  • Identifying Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) while driving and measuring productivity gains through process and cost efficiency improvements.
  • Engagement with internal and external customers to meet need and deadline through proper management of resource work streams.
  • Enhance OPPD's 3rd party contract with contractors to maximize value, while minimizing cost.

Sound like an opportunity for you? Then put your bias for action to work and submit your application of interest today.



  • Bachelor's degree in engineering, Business Administration, finance, or other business related area.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • 10+ years of progressive experience in engineering, construction, operations, work planning, project management or scheduling related to Production and/or Delivery activities.
  • Systemic thinker with proven ability to consider the holistic impacts, risks, and needs of an organization, particularly within the engineering, construction, process management and/or operations spaces.
  • Must be knowledgeable of the functions of operating systems and equipment in a power generation station and the relative significance of their operation, maintenance and repair on-line and during outages.
  • Must possess a broad base of knowledge and experience in operations support, engineering disciplines, and work management.
  • Must have knowledge of, and experience with, the systematic approach to training.
  • Must be familiar with local, state, and federal rules, regulations governing the operating practices for power generating stations, distribution and transmission facilities.
  • A working knowledge of the engineering concepts associated with the operation of an electrical utility system, as well as system design and operation.
  • Proven ability to develop relationships and clearly communicate technical issues with internal and external customers in ways that can be understood by non-technical individuals.


  • Master's degree in Business Administration, finance, engineering, or related field.
  • Demonstrated energy production, transmission or distribution work management experience.
  • Knowledge of industry technology related to work and records management.
  • Knowledge of records retention and management with regards to regulatory requirements.
  • Broad knowledge of the electric utility industry, including accounting practices and OPPD operations.

Closing Statement


Base: $184.973

Midpoint: $231,216

At Omaha Public Power District, we're passionate about three things: power, the people who make it, and the people who rely on it.

WE ARE: Where the Light Starts. OPPD is the 12th-largest public power utility in the U.S., serving over 850,000 people across 5,000 square miles and 13 counties.

WE'RE COMMITTED TO: Each other and the people we serve. This commitment drives us. We're dedicated to providing our communities with affordable, reliable, and environmentally sensitive energy services today, tomorrow, and well into the future.

OUR JOB: To provide power with a purpose. We have real impact - on people's lives, on the environment, and on the future of energy. We're always looking for bright, capable people who want an opportunity to lead from where you are”wherever you are” and know that your ideas will be heard. If you want to be a source of real, positive change for the community and the people who live in this region, then working for a company acknowledged for caring about these same things is likely a priority for you as well.

Org Marketing Statement

EOE: Protected Veterans/Disability

How To Apply

Apply online at on or before October 27, 2021.

Recruiter: John Staup

**PLEASE NOTE** - Your application has not been submitted unless you have applied for a specific requisition. If you have not chosen a specific opening, your application will remain in DRAFT form and will not be viewed by our Human Capital staff.

***OPPD is very aware of the potential risks of COVID-19 and are evaluating all necessary precautions. With that, we are limiting travel and face to face interviews until further notice, so please expect some delays in processing of your application of interest.***

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