Fleet Operations Manager

Date: Sep 14, 2022

Location: Saint Louis, MO, US, 63101

Company: Spire Inc.

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.

We value safety, inclusion, and integrity. We connect to people, get the job done, and leave a memory and everything about our culture comes back to one thing: a handshake at the front door. We have 4 essential behaviors that show how the Spire culture comes to life:

Living Spire Behaviors

We Collaborate: We reach across boundaries to connect with each other and deliver on our promises. We put teamwork first, knowing that our collective energy makes us stronger.

We Care: We create good memories by treating people how we want to be treated: We are inclusive, respectful and kind. We actively create a caring culture that feels like a handshake at the front door.

We Advance: We are active learners who never stop looking for ways to innovate and improve ourselves, and our company. We embrace ongoing development and process improvement with passion and tenacity.

We Have Perspective: We strive to gain additional perspective about Spire’s business and the ever-changing energy industry. We know that every employee plays an important role in Spire’s success, and we give our best to better understand how to help move the company forward.


The Manager, Fleet Operations will lead the Fleet Department’s Garage operations for all of Spire’s utility businesses. This function includes providing specific management, leadership and guidance for all fleet programs that directly affect fleet performance and field operations.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manages the day to day Garage Services operations for all Spire locations; establishes metrics and key performance indicators to measure garage and technician performance against measurable goals.
  • Responsible for overall operation of all Garage Services operations for Spire locations; makes key decisions on workload planning, resource requirements, and workload balancing to ensure we are meeting the needs of our various customers.
  • Maintains relationships with vendors and develops contracts as required.
  • Provides general management, direction and development of direct reports, including prioritization of work assignments, setting quality and professional standards; periodically reviews work produced for accuracy.
  • Develops direct reports by creating performance objectives and providing guidelines and direction in reaching those goals.
  • Provides guidance on Garage productivity and assists in making decisions on outsourcing repairs as necessary.
  • Works closely with Union representatives on labor issues and participates in labor negotiations.
  • Collaborates with customers to optimize scheduling that will limit vehicle downtime and result in reduced Operation and Maintenance expenses and increased vehicle uptime.
  • Provides input on vehicle specifications and works with the Lead, Fleet Acquisition specialist to develop replacement criteria and assists in developing the yearly budget.
  • Provides input, oversight, and implementation of Department policies and procedures designed to maintain all Spire assets and improve company compliance.
  • Creates and enforces fleet policies and procedures for all garage locations.
  • Assists in the development of financial targets, as well as assists in measuring performance against those targets.
  • 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

  • Yes

Required Education (certifications, licenses)

  • Bachelor’s degree (preferably focused in vehicle management, business management, logistics management or related field ) or an Associates degree and 5+ years of fleet operations experience required
  • Professional certification such as Certified Automotive Fleet Specialist (CAFS), Certified Automotive Fleet Manager (CAFM), or Automotive and Diesel Technology certification is highly preferred.

Required knowledge, skill and abilities

  • Five to ten years’ experience in Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations and or compliance programs.
  • Five to ten years’ experience in the fleet or transportation industry or five to ten years’ experience in managing complex garage operations.
  • Experience in handling a large fleet with a variety of vehicles and equipment such as: passenger vehicles, medium, heavy duty trucks, construction assets and trailers in a variety of sizes.
  • Five years supervising non-union or union personnel at a line or staff level preferred.
  • Must demonstrate positive, respectful behavior in dealing with people and a role model as a representative of the company.
  • High tolerance for workload demands, pressures and deadlines.
  • Strong initiative and ability to independently lead processes and projects yielding quality results.
  • High degree of integrity, sensitivity and professionalism in dealing with confidential information.

Physical demands, environment and schedule

  • Requires normal physical stamina – works in office, garage, filed environments.
  • Travel expected to cover all of Spire footprint.


We Advance
We Care
We Collaborate
We Have Perspective

Posting Requirements

Spire accepts online applications through our career site at jobs.spireenergy.com


Posting requirements: The above posting description is 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 Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity employer. 


We are committed to providing equal employment opportunity in all areas, including but not necessarily limited to, recruitment, selection, training, education, compensation, benefits, promotion, job transfer, upgrading, separation and recall regardless of the individual’s race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, genetics, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, and/or other protected categories under all Federal, State, and local laws. For more information, please view our Integrity and Inclusion pages of our career site.

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