Full benefits to include health, dental, vision, 401K, pension, Paid Lead, Holidays
4 Year Degree
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Internal Number: 11992
Manager - Hydro Plant Engineering
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.
Overview Lead and direct plant engineers and technical document specialist 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. Direct and oversee the development, implementation and administration of Operating & Maintenance Instructions (OMI) and the Technical Library, ensuring technical adequacy, value, efficiency, compliance, and reliability. Identify and recommend effective strategies for hydroelectric equipment maintenance and replacements to generation management and senior management teams.
Lead and direct the plant engineering, asset management and technical library staff 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.
Manage the development and maintenance of the OMIs and technical library.
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 and technical library activities, 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.
This position manages/supervises people. Direct Resources Managed: 2-9. Indirect Resources Managed: None.
Reports To Director - Hydro Plant Management
Overtime exemption Exempt
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 Operating & Maintenance Instructions (OMI).
Working knowledge of budgeting and planning.
Solid knowledge of Asset Management programs.
Excellent leadership and interpersonal skills.
Excellent verbal and written communication.
Critical thinking and problem solving.
Supervise and effectively lead and direct the work of others.
Collaboration and coordination.
Networking within the industry.
Identify, recommend, implement, and coordinate hydroelectric process improvement tasks and projects.
Must be proficient in reading, writing and speaking English.
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.
Exposure to Toxic/Caustic Chemicals - Occasionally
Noise Intensity - Moderate
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.
Applicant Instructions To apply, visit Careers (chelanpud.org), and click Apply Now.
Applicants are required to combine a cover letter and resume into one PDF or WORD document before applying and upload electronically when requested in the online application process. Incomplete materials will not be considered.
This position is OPEN UNTIL FILLED and applicants are encouraged to apply immediately. The first review date for application materials is scheduled for MONTH DAY.
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
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