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Planner for Electric Transmission and Distribution

Posted by: Lansing Board of Water and Light

Posted date: 2019-Feb-03

Location: Lansing, MI

Responsible for planning the work required for maintaining and constructing the electrical T&D systems. Planning activities include, but are not limited to, identification of costs, material, equipment and resources needed for each task; duration of work tasks, clearance requests and work task coordination.
  • Plans, organizes, monitors and coordinates all maintenance work tasks with internal and external personnel.
  • Maintains database and/or records of work tasks.
  • Determines material, equipment & resources needed for each work task, duration & associated costs.
  • Ensures that material, equipment and resources needed for each work task are ready when needed.
  • Prepares necessary work packages and clearances for all maintenance work, including outages.
  • Performs job site walk down and review.
  • Works with BWL, vendors and other technical resources to resolve electrical problems and issues.
  • Works closely with other planners and schedulers to develop/maintain costs, sequence, resources and duration of work tasks.
  • Serves as a technical resource to others in the resolution of complex mechanical problems and issues.
  • Monitors the completion of planned work tasks and close out work packages.
  • Utilizes system mainframe database, personal computer software and other applications to complete work assignments.
  • Required to follow BWL Safety Manual and wear personal protective equipment.
  • Attends training for safety awareness or skills improvement as required by supervisor, BWL, or government agency such as MIOSHA.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.
REQUIRED EDUCATION: This position requires an Associate’s Degree in Engineering, Construction or a related field; or Journey status; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
REQUIRED EXPERIENCE: This position requires a minimum of five to seven years of previous experience working with electrical substations or maintenance. Must have two years of project management experience.
  • Strong project management, organization, and scheduling skills.
  • Strong understanding and use of MS Project, Primavera, Mapcon or similar software.
  • Ability to read prints and sketches.
  • Ability to interact with local governmental agencies.
  • Valid driver’s license with an acceptable driving record.
PREFERRED: Utility industry and project or construction management experience.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to handle or feel. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 15 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and ability to adjust focus, especially due to concentration on a computer screen and small numbers. Considerable walking on uneven ground, concrete and grating. Must climb stairs and work from ladders, platforms and personal lifts to conduct inspections during emergencies. Good vision required to read sketches and prints; distinguish colors and numbers when reading gauges, charts, and recorders. Must respond to emergency conditions requiring ability to communicate via phone or radio. Must be able to work various shifts if required. Occasionally exposed to confined/enclosed spaces. All temperature and humidity ranges. Noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud.
TO APPLY: Email resume, cover letter, and application to bwljobs(at) with Planner- ET&D in subject line, or mail to: Human Resources, Attn: Planner- ET&D, P.O. Box 13007, Lansing, MI 48901. Deadline for submission is February 22, 2019.
Job Title Planner for Electric Transmission and Distribution
Post Details
Posted By Lansing Board of Water and Light
Job Function Planner/Scheduler
Start Date
Salary 58,300-97,600
Cell Phone
Email bwljobs(at)
Location Lansing, MI
Deadline 2019-Feb-22
Location Location -> USA - Midwest
Job Type Job Type -> Full-time
Classification Job Classification -> Planner/Scheduler
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