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.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function of the job satisfactorily. Essential functions (EF) are those activities that, if not performed, would significantly and fundamentally alter the position. Secondary functions (SF) are activities not fundamental to the job and may need to be relaxed to accommodate an otherwise qualified applicant with a disability.
# EF/SF % of Time Job Functions
1. EF 30% Supervise a team of engineers, including performance management, employee development, hiring, discipline, etc. Direct staff in the analysis, design, construction and troubleshooting of operations and maintenance activities to support the Distribution system’s goals and initiatives. Promote and implement engineering practices to improve and optimize the Distribution system performance. Collaborate with appropriate District Managers to develop performance measurement systems, maintenance plans, and QA/QC procedures.
2. EF 20% Develop, maintain and execute the distribution system long range Capital Improvement Plan (CIP). Develop feasibility studies, designs, contingency plans and cost estimates in support of the CIP. Follow the projects through from concept to completion with staff inside and outside the department.
3. EF 10% Oversee the development and maintenance of distribution system voltage drop and load flow model, protection model, maintenance programs and new load system impact studies.
4. EF 15% Lead engineering staff in the analysis, design and troubleshooting of operations and maintenance activities to maintain or improve reliability.
5. EF 10% Oversee system protection and coordination studies, designs and provide coordination engineering services. Ensure system engineering support is being provided to System Operations during switching events, outages, and as needed.
6. EF 10% Develop and maintain productive partnerships with staff, senior management, middle and line management staff, and individual contributors assigned to Distribution, Transmission, Water/Wastewater, Finance and the Board of Commissioners. Develop and maintain positive relations with peer agencies and regulatory agencies.
7. EF 5% Develop team goals and work plans. Implement plans and monitor achievement of plan goals and budget targets. Establish project procedures and quality assurance/quality control policies, objectives and procedures to achieve District and business plan goals, such as delivering the best product for the lowest cost. Promote and implement new ideas to improve department efficiencies.
8. EF Ongoing Maintain regular and predictable attendance. Perform related duties and responsibilities as required. Comply with District policies. Complete all required training. Maintain a working knowledge and comply with District safety procedures and specific safety requirements of this position, and those in accordance with applicable provisions of the Revised Code of Washington (RCW) and Washington Administrative Code (WAC).
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.
Must be proficient in reading, writing and speaking English.