Electrical Engineering Supervisor

Tacoma Public Utilities
Tacoma, Washington 98409
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Tacoma Power is seeking an Electrical Engineering Supervisor to join their Generation team. The Electrical Engineering Supervisor ensures that electrical systems for Tacoma Power’s power plants, fish facilities, campus facilities and communications facilities are engineered to be consistent, reliable, low cost and compliant with the latest NERC, WECC, IEEE and other pertinent industry standards. This position oversees Electrical Engineers and engineering technicians who support engineering needs for capital and O&M projects related to generators, governors, exciters, valves, spill gates, power distribution systems, and other equipment.
Responsibilities Include:

  • Supervise a team of electrical engineers and engineering technicians to ensure engineering quality/design consistency for power generation, fish, administration and communication facilities
  • Manage staff performance, including setting measurable goals and expectations, providing feedback, and coaching
  • Perform short and long term project planning, identify and assign project scopes, schedules and budgets 
  • Develop, maintain and adhere to internal engineering standards and business processes
  • Review and approve engineering design packages
  • Supervise Power Generation’s Arc Flash Program
  • Monitor contractor and internal resource performance and compliance
  • Provide engineering direction and technical review of others work
  • Develop specifications, review and approve bids, negotiate and manage contracts, approve payments, and close out contracts when work is complete or equipment is installed and commissioned
  • Incorporate applicable sections of the NERC Internal Compliance Program into the workgroup’s culture of compliance



 High school graduate or equivalent;

  • Seven years increasingly responsible experience in field of specialty;
  • Five years' experience providing work direction to others;
  • Professional Engineering License or ability to obtain in two years desired;
  • Depending on the functional position, a college degree in the field of engineering, business management, economics or field of specialty may be desired;


Selection Process & Supplemental Information

This recruitment is being managed by Alissa McLain, if you would like to be notified of similar opportunities or stay connected with things going on at Tacoma Public Utilities and the City of Tacoma, connect with me on LinkedIn. 

City of Tacoma Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
Tacoma's diversity is its greatest asset. Tacoma embraces its multi-cultural and multi-ethnic character. Communities of color and immigrant communities are fundamental to Tacoma's entrepreneurial spirit, workforce, and long-term success. In Tacoma, equity and empowerment are top priorities, meaning that all Tacoma residents must have equitable opportunities to reach their full potential and share in the benefits of community progress.  One of our goals is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play.
The City of Tacoma is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity in its workplace. Applicants are considered for positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, marital or veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state, and local laws.   

Tacoma Power
Tacoma Power is an almost 100% hydroelectric, municipally-owned public power utility, located in Tacoma. We serve approximately 170,000 customers as one of the three operating divisions of Tacoma Public Utilities, alongside Tacoma Water and Tacoma Rail. As one of the most livable, walkable cities in the country, you'll find that Tacoma is a great fit for all interests with places to bike, run, hike, and explore, the perks of a big city, and the charm of a small town. 

Interested individuals should apply online and attach a detailed resume and cover letter that includes job experience, major responsibilities and accomplishments related to this position.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received for interview consideration.

Reference checks will be conducted on final candidates and appointment is subject to passing a background check.

Communication from the City of Tacoma:
We primarily communicate via e-mail during the application process. E-mails from cityoftacoma.org and/or governmentjobs.com must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk e-mail folders.

If you have any additional questions regarding this position, please contact the Human Resources Department at 253.591.5400 before 4pm on the closing date of this posting. 


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