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Emergency Preparedness Professional (337882)

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The Role:
This position will provide storm recovery damage assessment support to our utility clients. This is a temporary-seasonal position and the employee will only work on an as needed basis. This effort involves two person crews organized in teams of 10 to 15 crews (20 to 30 people) who assess damage done to the electric power distribution networks after an event such as a hurricane, tropical storm or any other unexpected occurrence with extended power outage. When the utility requests damage assessment crews, this position becomes active and these crews are typically the first to deploy to support getting power restored. BHI Energy supplies teams in Florida, Carolinas, and Northeast.

2 online training courses needed to be taken and passed in order to be added to the active roster
The Essentials:
Essential Functions:
* Must be able to identify primary and secondary electrical facilities including poles, primary wires, secondary wires, secondary services, insulators, transformers, fuses, reclosers, regulators, and other electrical distribution equipment.
* Must know applicable electrical safety rules.
* Understand and can identify the difference between electrical, cable tv and telephone facilities/assets.
* Possess the ability to read and follow circuit maps, including understanding the symbols for the various types of electrical equipment.
* Understand construction crew types and their capabilities to conduct repairs.
* Be fit for duty and sufficiently fit to be able to walk in rough terrain and environmental conditions resulting from the storm event. The terrain conditions may include, but are not limited to, off road rural areas in swampy or overgrown right of ways, and mountainous terrain.
* Be qualified via a training and certification process approved by BHI Energy.
Responsibilities:
* Locate, collect, and report quality damage assessment information in the format designated by BHI Energy's client protocols.
* Utilize circuit maps or other data provided by our client to patrol (walk/drive), in a safe manner, all assigned areas (circuits, line segments, geographic areas, etc.).
* Identify all apparent damage to electrical facilities in the assigned area and document in the format identified by our client. As an example, but not limited to:
* Downed / low lines
* Broken, leaning, or otherwise damaged poles
* Broken cross arms * Blown fuses
* Damaged or leaking equipment (transformers, reclosers, arrestors, etc.)
* Tree limb removal or other vegetation management needs.
* Determine and report the crew types needed to perform restoration services.
* Identify, secure, and immediately report any unsafe areas such as downed lines or other facilities.
* Communicate information in a timely and clear manner to Our client to support efficient restoration efforts. Competencies:
* Active Listening Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
* Critical Thinking Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems. * Interpret Circuit Maps Have the ability to read and follow distribution circuit maps noting facilities needing repair.
* Office Suite Software Microsoft Office
* Time Management Managing one's own time.
* Judgment and Decision Making Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
* Monitoring Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
* English Language Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
Work Environment:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee must be physically capable of walking out power line right of ways under various weather and terrain conditions. Weather conditions may include snow, ice, or high heat/humidity. The terrain conditions may include, but are not limited to, off road rural areas in swampy or overgrown right of ways, or mountainous terrain. Although events are typically short-term our crews can work long hours, usually 12-16 hours per day. Food, fuel, and lodging are provided for the duration of the event either directly or through per diem
What It's Going to Take:

  1. 2 online training courses needed to be taken and passed in order to be added to the active roster
  2. High School Diploma/ College Degree- can be offset with Electrical Utility Experience.
  3. Prior experience in assessment or related fields (i.e. electrical engineering, electrical lineman, electrician etc.) is helpful but not necessary. BHI Energy will provide you with the training and tools necessary to be successful.
  4. The successful candidate must have excellent communication skills, both written and oral.
  5. The successful candidate must be able to effectively work with a variety of personnel including external clients, customer representatives, field personnel and internal personnel.
  6. Must actively demonstrate the BHI Energy company values and support the BHI Ethics, Safety and Standards.
  7. Must be able to pass all background and screening requirements for the position, to include drug and/or alcohol screening.
  8. Must possess valid driver's license.
  9. Some general PPE is required: Hard hat for overhead impact or electrical hazards, eye protection with side shields, EH rated boots.


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