Utility Operations Director

Posted: 07/01/2020

Austin Utilities is seeking an experienced candidate for Utility Operations Director. Responsibilities include financial and performance management, strategic planning, engineering, contract management, and system design.  Accountable for operating results with established policies and objectives and for operating procedures which ensure compliance with regulations intended to protect human life, the natural environment and the Utilities’ investment in Utilities’ property.  

Candidate must possess strong leadership, organizational and communication skills.

Bachelor’s degree in, business or engineering, or closely related field, MBA is desirable. Substantial experience in either business administration, engineering, or preferably, a combination of both.  Experience should include at least ten (10) years background in public utilities management or an equivalent combination of education, experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.


As a community-owned enterprise for over 100 years, we offer the stability of providing a required service and commodity for our community.  We are a diverse team of professionals who take pride in delivering exceptional service to our community through new and innovative technologies.  Austin Utilities has created an environment that embraces teamwork and flexibility.  Join a diverse team of high performers who take pride in delivering exceptional service to our community and tap into the power of your potential!

Austin Utilities is a community-owned, not-for-profit electric, water, and natural gas utility, serving more than 12,000 customers within a community of over 23,000 people. Austin is located in Southeastern Minnesota approximately 12 miles north of the Iowa border, close to Rochester and the famed Mayo Clinic, and approximately 100 miles south of the Twin Cities metro area.