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Chelan County Public Utility District
Wenatchee, Washington, United States (on-site)
12 hours ago

Description

Join our team at Chelan County Public Utility District. As one of the largest hydroelectric projects in the U.S., our mission at Chelan PUD is to improve the quality of life for the thousands of people who call our pristine desert and mountain community home.

In addition to a competitive starting salary range of $124,575 - $166,100 (based on qualifications, skills and abilities), Chelan PUD employees also enjoy outstanding benefits which include the option of a zero cost medical plan (medical, dental and vision for all eligible dependents), short and long-term disability, Washington State Public Employee's Retirement System, Deferred Compensation (with company matching funds up to 5%), 11 holidays and initial personal leave accrual at 21 days per year. 


Overview
Lead and direct plant engineers work for the District's hydroelectric facilities including the supervision of plant engineering staff, budgeting, planning, and oversight of engineering plant facilities. Responsible for identifying, recommending, implementing, and coordinating process improvement projects to enhance the performance and efficiencies of the hydroelectric facilities and ongoing District modernization projects, and. to support compliance with regulatory requirements. Responsible for overseeing and working collaboratively with Generation plant management to design and implement best operating and maintenance practices that comply with FERC, NERC and WECC bulk electric reliability standards and in a manner that protects the safety of employees, contractors and District equipment.

Responsibilities

  • Lead and direct the plant engineering to support effective ongoing hydro operations and maintenance practices, and timely and cost effective project implementation. Manage the activities of the team in accordance with District policies, District goals and objectives, and in compliance with applicable federal and state regulations and regulatory requirements. Manage resource utilization using Primavera. Develop and maintain productive and positive working relationships with staff and management. Model District values and lead by example.
  • Act as a Standard Owner, Subject Matter Expert or Contributor to NERC CIP Standards. Ensure the District meets its overall compliance obligations for each assigned standard. Oversee the development of compliant processes, controls and supporting documentation to provide assurance of compliance with assigned Standards. Actively monitor compliance with assigned Standards including, but not limited to, self-assessments. Stay abreast of changes and modifications to the assigned Standards.
  • Prepare budgets, goals, objectives for the workgroup. Collaborate with plant staff and engineering departments to establish priorities. Participate in long range planning activities within the business unit. Recommend asset maintenance and replacement plan projects and priorities to Generation management, senior management, and the board of commissioners.
  • Identify, recommend, implement, and coordinate hydroelectric process improvement and maintenance tasks and projects in concert with the hydro engineering project offices, contractors , and consultants. Direct and participate on hydro project teams and negotiation teams on technical and contractual issues while maintaining a global and holistic view of the project goals.
  • Review and monitor startup and testing activities to ensure safe reliable commercial operation of new and rehabilitated systems & equipment.
  • Maintain current knowledge of industry best practices, changes and technical trends in support of continuous process improvement for the Generation business unit.
  • Ensure plant engineering, work products, and project results conform to FERC, NERC and WECC bulk electric reliability standards.
  • As an essential function, drive a motorized vehicle while conducting business on behalf of the District.




Skills and Abilities
A fully skilled incumbent will have the following knowledge skills & abilities:

  • Extensive technical knowledge of hydroelectric power generation equipment, design, manufacturing and construction.
  • Solid knowledge of FERC, NERC and WECC bulk electric reliability standards.
  • Advanced understanding of plant system design, operations and modernization projects.
  • Working knowledge of budgeting and planning.
  • Excellent leadership and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication.
  • Critical thinking and problem solving.
  • Project management.
  • Personnel management.
  • Contract negotiations.
  • Supervise and effectively lead and direct the work of others.
  • Collaboration and coordination.
  • Networking within the industry.
  • Facilitate presentations.
  • Identify, recommend, implement, and coordinate hydroelectric process improvement tasks and projects.
  • Must be proficient in reading, writing and speaking English.


Background Screening

  • Pursuant to the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) standards, Chelan County Public Utility District #1 conducts background screening of personnel who have access to the District's critical physical and/or cyber assets.


Physical Demands

  • Sitting - Frequently
  • Standing - Frequently
  • Walking - Occasionally
  • Stooping/Bending - Occasionally
  • Reach Waist to Shoulder - Occasionally
  • Wrist/hand/fingers manipulation (keyboarding, mousing, etc.) - Frequently
  • Repetitive Motions - Frequently
  • Talking - Frequently
  • Hearing - Frequently
  • Visual - Near Acuity - Frequently
  • Visual - Far Acuity - Occasionally
  • Visual - Depth Perception - Occasionally


Working Conditions

  • Exposure to Weather - Occasionally
  • Proximity to Moving Mechanical Parts - Occasionally
  • Atmospheric Conditions (dust, fumes, etc.) - Occasionally
  • Exposure to Electricity - Occasionally
  • Exposure to Toxic/Caustic Chemicals - Occasionally
  • Noise Intensity Level: - Moderate


District Values

  • Safety - Protect public and employee health and safety
  • Stewardship - Acting on behalf of customer-owners, protecting public resources entrusted to us
  • Trustworthy - Competence, integrity, respect
  • Operational Excellence - High-quality innovative work execution


Equal Opportunity/ADA
Chelan PUD is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer (EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled). We value diversity at all levels of the organization. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to any protected classifications as defined by law.

EEO Law Posters can be found on the main Careers (chelanpud.org) page in English and Spanish.

The job functions and physical requirements described above are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



Requirements

Qualifications

Education
Equivalent experience (year for year) may substitute for required education.

  • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical, Civil, Mechanical or a related engineering discipline from a four-year college or university required


Experience

  • 10+ years relevant and progressively responsible experience in power plant designs, construction, operations and maintenance, including project management, project engineering and major hydro rehabilitation projects required and
  • 5+ years supervisory experience preferred


Licenses and Certifications

  • Valid Driver's License at hire and WA Driver's License within 30 days of hire required
  • Professional Engineer (PE) License preferred

Job Information

  • Job ID: 66468836
  • Workplace Type: On-Site
  • Location:
    Wenatchee, Washington, United States
    Wenatchee, Washington, United States
  • Position Title: Manager - Hydro Plant Engineering
  • Company Name For Job: Chelan County Public Utility District
  • Industry: Energy/Utilities/Gas/Oil/Electric
  • Job Function: Power Engineering
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: BA/BS/Undergraduate
  • Min Experience: Over 10 Years
  • Required Travel: 0-10%
  • Salary: $124,575.00 - $166,100.00 (Yearly Salary)

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