Utility Distribution Planner

Date de publication : 12/04/2024

Requisition ID : 26042

What You Can Expect

Our Utility Distribution Planner, based at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, IA, plays a pivotal role in ensuring seamless operations within our Distribution Group. The Planner's primary responsibilities include ensuring that operations maintenance technicians have access to the necessary tools and parts to efficiently complete work orders. Additionally, they support managers in scheduling maintenance activities to minimize equipment downtime and mitigate impacts on operations and customer satisfaction.


This role thrives on its dynamic nature, with each day starting with meetings across various departments within the Distribution Group. These meetings cover topics ranging from safety discussions to upcoming projects and team requirements, allowing the Planner to proactively address emerging needs. Key stakeholders include the Mechanical Distribution, Electrical, and Metering and Controls Departments, with whom the Planner collaborates closely to understand tool and material requirements, obtain quotes, make purchases, and manage inventory.

The Planner is responsible for setting up Preventative Maintenance tasks using our Computerized Maintenance Software (Maximo), ensuring their timely execution, prioritization, and assisting in the communication and tracking of planned outage schedules. Financial aspects, including expense tracking through Concur (credit cards) and Coupa (purchase orders), are also within the Planner's purview.

Beyond these core responsibilities, the Planner undertakes additional projects such as obsolete asset disposal and maintaining optimal inventory levels for both the Water Plant and Distribution Plant. This multifaceted role demands strong organizational skills, attention to detail, effective communication, and proactive problem-solving abilities to ensure operational excellence and customer satisfaction.




What You’ll Bring

  • High School diploma or GED equivalent required
  • This role requires a minimum of three (3) years of experience in the maintenance or operation of mechanical and electrical distribution systems and, or industrial plant or facility operations
  • You will have learned strong communication skills, reinforcing messaging from management, being a proponent for safety both in verbally and by daily actions such as making sure that everyone has the Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) that they need for daily and non-typical tasks
  • Knowledge of safety regulations associated with utility or industrial operations
  • Familiarity with materials and tools, used in mechanical and electrical work
  • Prior experience with procurement processes—requisitions, purchase orders, receiving, invoicing
  • Experience in working in a team environment as a leader and individual contributor
  • Ability to work with a diverse group of staff at all levels of an organization
  • Knowledge of safety regulations associated with utility or industrial operations



Additional Details

  • Must be willing and able to comply with all ENGIE ethics and safety policies
  • Must possess a valid U.S. driver’s license/clean driving record operation of company vehicles is required
  • Capable of occasionally standing; walking; sitting; climbing (ladders, stairs, ramps, catwalks, and the like as required); lifting (min. 50 lbs.)
  • Ability to travel and consult with other ENGIE Business units
  • Must have the ability to use MS Office Products: Word, Excel, and OneNote
  • Respond to emergencies, and outages afterhours or on weekends as needed




Salary Range:   $62,300 – $95,450 USD annually


This represents the average expected pay range for a qualified candidate.

Actual offered salary may depend on geography, experience, industry knowledge, education, internal pay alignment, or other bona fide factors.


ENGIE complies with all federal, state, and local minimum wage laws. Actual salary offered may vary depending on geography, experience, education, internal pay alignment, or other bona fide factors. 


Your Talent Acquisition Partner can share more specific information regarding the benefits or the salary for the position based on the work location




ENGIE North America isn’t just participating in the Zero-Carbon Transition, we’re leading it!  Join us as we develop energy that is renewable, efficient, and accessible to everyone.  


In 2020 The University of Iowa (UI) entered a 50-year, trailblazing partnership with the University of Iowa Energy Collaborative (UIEC), a joint venture between ENGIE, Meridiam, and Hannon Armstrong, to operate, maintain and enhance the university’s Utility System.  As the founding member of this joint venture, ENGIE designs, builds, operates, and maintains the energy infrastructure delivering safe, reliable, cost-effective, and sustainable energy solutions in producing and distributing steam, electricity, chilled water, and domestic water to the main campus in Iowa City, Iowa and a nearby satellite campus. 


At ENGIE, our goal is to support, promote, and thrive on diversity, equity, and inclusion.  We do so for the benefit of our employees, customers, products and services, and community.  ENGIE is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace, and we are firmly committed to creating an equitable and inclusive environment for all employees.


We are committed to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other legally protected status.


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We are unable to sponsor or take over sponsorship of an employment visa for this role at any time.


The safety of our employees is our number one priority. All employees at ENGIE have both a duty and the authority to STOP WORK if unsafe acts are observed. 

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