Substation Supervisor - Job Description (Sample)

Job Summary:

Provides leadership for the construction, maintenance, and repair of substation equipment. Analyzes historical inspection, maintenance, test and operational data to establish appropriate maintenance requirements for equipment. Actively promotes and enforces a safety-first work environment and positive safety culture. Engages and motivates employees to deliver the best possible customer experience. Licensed Electrician preferred.


  • Supervises crews in construction and maintenance activities for T&D substations.
  • Coordinates maintenance and construction of assigned assets by making arrangements for staffing, materials and equipment with other sections such as Maintenance, Field Communications/Engineering, Control Centers and contractors according to prescribed schedules and methods
  • Responsible for the reliability and condition of substation assets
  • Analysis of maintenance data and its accurate input directly into company database
  • Sets clear expectations and provides ongoing feedback to employees regarding their performance.  Effectively addresses performance issues.  Conducts comprehensive performance reviews (per applicable bargaining unit contract). 
  • Responsible for the proper application of local union contracts and agreements.  Works with managers and employees to resolve grievances and concerns in a timely and complete manner.
  • Directs safety awareness and compliance initiatives within the group, and monitors safety performance.  Champions efforts to achieve world-class excellence regarding safe work practices and procedures, and safety performance.
  • Demonstrates and role models a customer-first attitude.  Seeks to quickly resolve customer issues by collaborating with employees and other departments.


  • Bachelor’s Degree or the equivalent related experience is required.
  • Supervisor:  Five (5) to ten (10) years of experience is required
    • Experience in the operation and maintenance of substation facilities is preferred
    • Previous supervisory experience is preferred
  • Thorough knowledge of applicable work practices and procedures and safety requirements.
  • Detailed knowledge of power system maintenance and operation.
  • Must hold a valid motor vehicle operator’s license; valid CDL preferred
  • Licensed Electrician preferred.

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