Mission Support and Test Services, LLC

Power Operations Manager (Mgr II)

Posted Date 1 month ago(1/18/2018 11:08 AM)
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If you’re looking for an interesting, fulfilling career, you’ve come to the right place!


At Mission Support and Test Services, LLC (MSTS), we’re a dynamic team of employees who manage and operate the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS), formerly known as the Nevada Test Site. A premier outdoor, indoor and underground national laboratory for unique, high-level experiments, the NNSS has offices across the country, including Southern Nevada; Santa Barbara and Livermore, California; Washington, D.C.; and Albuquerque and Los Alamos, New Mexico. We’re dedicated to working together as a team to keep our nation safe. Join us!


MSTS is a limited liability company consisting of Honeywell International Inc. (Honeywell), Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (Jacobs), and Stoller Newport News Nuclear, Inc. (SN3).


  • Bachelor's degree in related field, or equivalent training and experience, plus a minimum of 14 years of related and progressively responsible experience. Five years of experience associated with an electrical utility provider preferred.
  • Bachelor's or Master's of Science in Electrical Engineering from an accredited institution preferred.
  • Nevada Professional Engineer preferred.
  • Good working knowledge of electronic and electromechanical relays, metering, transmission and distribution, circuit breakers (gas, oil, air, and vacuum), regulators, transformers, circuit switches, control systems, data acquisitions, and battery and uninterruptible power supply systems.
  • Ability to set priorities, supervise others, build and lead teams.
  • General knowledge of DOE Integrated Safety Management policies and procedures, related performance documents, organizational structure, and current energy executive orders and federal energy management goals and requirements.
  • Demonstrated ability to work on multiple and diverse tasks; implement and follow company policies and procedures and directives; establish and support strategic goals; define objectives for business; prepare and administer budgets; assure appropriate and adequate budget forecasts and use; analyze variances and initiate corrective action.
  • Must have valid state driver's license.
  • Department of Energy Q Clearance (position will be cleared to this level). Reviews and tests for the absence of any illegal drug as defined in 10 CFR Part 707.4, “Workplace Substance Abuse Programs at DOE Sites,” will be conducted.  Applicant selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation, and subsequent reinvestigations, and must meet the eligibility requirements for access to classified matter. Successful completion of a counterintelligence evaluation, which may include a counterintelligence-scope polygraph examination, may also be required. Reference 10 CFR Part 709, “Counterintelligence Evaluation Program.” Eligibility Requirements – To obtain a clearance, an individual must be a U.S. citizen at least 18 years of age. Reference DOE Order 472.2, “Personnel Security.”

  • Pre-placement physical examination, which includes a drug screen, is required. MSTS maintains a substance abuse policy that includes random drug testing.


The Power Operations Manager will be the Subject Matter Expert (SME) and Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) for all power transmission and distribution (T&D) equipment and systems from the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS) point of delivery from the service utility providers (Nevada Energy and Valley Electric Association) though the service side of facility, or area, transformers at the NNSS.  This position will also serve as the electrical distribution SME and AHJ for Nevada Energy Service to (and within) the Nevada Filed Office (NFO) North Las Vegas Campus.  SME support for the Remote Sensing Laboratory (RSL) at Nellis Air Force Base, will be provided and coordinated with the US Air Force as necessary.

The Power Operations Manager will develop and propose fiscal year budgets for operating and maintaining the existing electrical power transmission, distribution lines and substations; installation and maintenance of power meters for trending and analysis of power usage, data collection from power meters for recharge billing, on the NNSS and North Las Vegas (NLV) Campus.  This process includes long term planning to improve reliability and serviceability of the transmission and distribution system at the NNSS and NLV locations.

The Power Operations Manager:

  • Maintains continuous contact at all levels of management within MSTS, Department of Energy and user organizations to assist in the formulation of policies and procedures relative to MSTS operations.
  • Maintains quality service by enforcing quality and customer service standards; analyzing and resolving quality and customer service problems; identifying trends; and recommending system improvements.
  • Manages up to 30 personnel including one linemen supervisor, one wiremen supervisor, technical staff (direct or matrixed) and craft personnel for two filed crews (Linemen, Wiremen, and Groundmen).

 Primary responsibilities include:

  • Conducting operations safely.
  • Planning and scheduling oversight of all field PM and project activities.
  • Reviewing and approving engineering designs.
  • Commitment of electrical power resources to meet customer requirements.
  • Ensuring the appropriate maintenance and repairs are scheduled and completed preparing requested presentations, reports, datasheets and support information developing prioritized work schedules.
  • Preparing procedures and processes to perform T&D related work.
  • Instilling a formality of operations culture.
  • Ensuring testing and diagnostic tools are calibrated and inventoried.
  • Preparing requisitions for tools and consumables.
  • Ensuring craft have the tools required to be safe and productive.
  • Monitoring subcontracts to ensure compliance with specifications and schedules.
  • Implementing MSTS policies, procedures and instructions.
  • Coordinating activities with other disciplines or areas.
  • Supervising team members, including approving time, conducting performance evaluations and participating in the recruitment, selection, orientation and training of staff.

 It is expected that the Power Operations Manager will:

  • Demonstrate environment, safety, health, and quality leadership and consistently enforce environment, safety, health and quality policies and procedures.
  • Implement applicable environment, safety, health, and quality requirements; emphasize the safety of each employee and the protection of equipment and property in area of responsibility.
  • Take immediate action to correct reported or observed unacceptable environment, safety, health and quality conditions and/or behaviors.
  • Assure that appropriate procedures, training, equipment, warnings and tools are provided to employees to permit work to be performed safely.
  • Promote and actively participate in the MSTS safety concept.
  • Support and encourage employee participation in MSTS environment, safety, health, and quality initiatives.