Distribution Engineering Manager

Company Name: Chelan PUD
City: Wenatchee
State/Provence: Washington
Zip: 98801
Job Title: Distribution Engineering Manager
Number of Openings: 1
Position Type: Engineering
Posting Start Date: September 23, 2016
Salary: to $133,900
Salary Per: Per Year
Work Time: 40
Work Time Type: Hours

Manage, coordinate and direct engineering work for the Distribution system, including supervision of engineering staff, budgeting, planning, Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QA/QC) oversight, compliance with applicable North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) reliability standards, improvement of system reliability, and development and implementation of capital improvement projects consistent with District’s objectives and system performance targets.   Oversight and management of the engineering design, technical support, and project management functions for projects approved in the asset management and work plans.  Work in conjunction with Operations to develop integrated scopes of work and services.

Experience Required:

Directly supervises approximately six (6) non-supervisory professional and bargaining unit employees in the system engineering department. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

Requires Bachelor’s of Science (B.S.) in Electrical Engineering or the equivalent combination of education, experience and training. Typically requires fifteen (15) years of relevant engineering and project management experience including eight (8) years in the power transmission, distribution, and operations field.  Demonstrated supervisory and/or team leadership experience is strongly preferred.  Professional Engineer (PE) license is desirable.

Specific KSA’s:
A fully skilled incumbent will have the following specific knowledge, skills, and abilities:

• Extensive and diverse knowledge of distribution, transmission and substation systems including its protection and control system.
• Experience in system power flow modeling and forecasting.
• Advanced understanding of distribution, transmission and substation design, estimating, project and program management and construction.
• Solid knowledge of federal, state and local laws and regulations relating to electrical transmission and distribution
• Working knowledge of budgeting and analysis

• Excellent leadership and interpersonal skills.
• Excellent verbal and written communication
• Critical thinking and problem solving
• Project management
• Analytical and communication skills
• Creative thinking
• Personnel management
• Public works contracting is required.

• Supervise and effectively direct the work of others
• Collaboration and coordination
• Networking within the industry
• Facilitate public relations presentations

Language Skills:
Must be proficient in reading, writing and speaking English.

Computers & Equipment:
A fully skilled incumbent will have the ability to utilize the following software, hardware, or equipment:

To perform this job successfully, an individual is required to have knowledge of PeopleSoft Financials
PeopleSoft Timekeeping/HR; Microsoft Outlook; Microsoft Excel; Microsoft Word; Microsoft PowerPoint; Microsoft Project; Primavera; general office equipment including personal computer with associated software and peripherals; and construct equipment including hand tools and heavy machinery (for the purpose of project supervision).


How to Apply:

Applicants are required to submit a cover letter and resume detailing interest in the community, position and related experience. To expedite the process, combine your cover letter and resume into one PDF or WORD document and upload electronically when requested in the online application process.  Incomplete materials will not be considered.

Although the position is Open until Filled, applicants are encouraged to apply immediately – materials will be reviewed as received.  Interested parties are also invited to contact Ruth Erwert, Recruiting Manager, at joblist@chelanpud.org

Chelan PUD is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and values diversity at all levels of the organization. EO M/F/Disability/Vet Employer

Chelan County PUD is located in the geographical center of Washington State at the confluence of the Columbia and Wenatchee rivers.   A public power leader, the complex and progressive nature of PUD operations offer a unique mix of challenges and opportunities.

We rely on the mighty Columbia River for much of our hydropower generation and we’re proud to take a leadership role in environmental stewardship as related to this great river system. Each year we dedicate millions of dollars and thousands of work hours to protect and enhance fish, wildlife and plant ecosystems. As part of hydropower operations, we’ve also built 14 parks that serve more than 3 million visitors each year.

Rated by National Geographic as one of the top 10 mountain towns in the U.S., Wenatchee is a recreational paradise with an abundance of adventure. The natural beauty of the Wenatchee Valley provides a vivid backdrop to its thriving economy, where the quality of life is high and the climate is moderate with four distinct seasons, including about 300 days of sunshine!

We live a life of abundant choices and enjoy water sports on the Wenatchee and Columbia rivers, hiking, biking, rock climbing and unlimited golfing. Downhill and cross-country skiing are just minutes away. The area is also known for producing quality wines.

Consider Chelan PUD as a career choice today! The community is waiting for you.

Posting End Date: October 23, 2016