Director, Field Operations

29.11.2023 hccgKC Careers

Company: Spire

Employment Type: Full Time

Experience: 10+ years

Location: Kansas City, MO

Job Description
Company Overview

At Spire, we believe energy exists to help people. To enrich their lives, grow their businesses, advance their communities. It’s a simple idea, but one that’s at the heart of our business. We’re dedicated to understanding our customers’ needs and goals to better serve them today and tomorrow. That’s why we’re always looking for driven, collaborative people to join our team. Because we believe that offering our customers the best service means bringing together the best people. And we find the best by hiring those who share our values of safety, inclusion and integrity, and demonstrate our four essential behaviors that bring the Spire culture to life:

  • We make it happen: We are a company of go-getters, acting on every opportunity to help our company advance.
  • We seek out perspective: We challenge ourselves to be open to different ways of doing things, because learning from each other leads to breakthroughs.
  • We collaborate: We put teamwork first, bringing in everyone’s ideas, because our collective energy makes us stronger.
  • We care: We treat people how we want to be treated, listening closely and doing what’s right, even when it’s hard

By living our values and behaviors every day, we strive to create an environment where every employee feels welcome, respected and valued.


Responsible for the day-to-day operations of State Field Operations. Provide leadership and overall guidance/direction to ensure that field operations personnel are functioning productively, efficiently, and in accordance with the Company’s policies, procedures, and strategic objectives. Provide guidance, insight, support and supervision to State Field Operations leadership team.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Direct and monitor compliance with applicable local, state, and federal environmental, design and/or operating codes and regulations for all-natural gas transmission and distribution pipeline facilities or hazardous liquid pipeline facilities
  • Direct and oversee compliance of mandated gas facility replacements and maintenance programs
  • Create and maintain annual business plan, budget, initiatives and monthly scorecards and progress reports for the department
  • Prepare, and/or review and approve performance plans and appraisals of all subordinate managers
  • Direct and coordinate the safety functions within Field Operations Standards
  • Evaluate new employee hiring
  • Provide support to other areas and departments as necessary
  • Coordinate response to emergencies with other areas and departments and review any resultant incident reports for submittal
  • All other duties as assigned
Essential Characteristics and Competencies
  • Ability to demonstrate the core and job category competencies: customer-focused, results-driven, teamwork, communications, adaptability, initiative, problem solving and quality
  • Ability to lead by example in support of the company’s essential characteristics and values: strong ethics and integrity, dedication to a safe work environment, commitment to a diverse workforce that recognizes and respects every individual’s unique skills and perspectives
Supervisory Responsibilities
  • Provide direct and/or indirect supervision to a team of approximately 200 employees
Required Education (certifications, licenses)

Bachelor’s degree in engineering, business, or related field. Master’s degree preferred.

Required knowledge, skill and abilities
  • 10+ years of experience working in the natural gas industry
  • 3+ years of experience in project management experience preferred
  • 5+ years of experience in supervisory and personnel management within operational and technical work groups
  • 5+ years of experience dealing with Company procedures, as well as associated codes, rules, and regulations in the natural gas and propane business
  • 3+ years of experience with the Company’s business planning process
  • 3+ years of experience performing economic analysis of proposed projects
  • 3+ years of experience developing, interpreting, and analyzing various contracts
  • 2+ years of experience using the Microsoft Office suite of software or equivalent
Physical demands, environment and schedule
  • Typically, 8:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday
  • Additional hours may be required per month to complete necessary work in the areas of responsibility that fall under this position
  • An additional 4 to 8 additional hours per month to attend evening or weekend meetings of boards, community organizations, or professional organization
Posting Requirements

Disclaimer: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature of the level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each duty and responsibility satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Spire Inc., and its subsidiaries are an Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity employer

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