Distribution Engineering Manager

Company Name: Chelan PUD
Phone Number: (509) 661-4540
City: Wenatchee
State/Provence: Washington
Zip: 98802
Job Title: Distribution Engineering Manager
Number of Openings: 1
Position Type: Engineering
Posting Start Date: May 26, 2016
Salary: $100,430 - $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.

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.

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


Experience Required:

Bachelor’s of Science (B.S.) in Electrical Engineering is required.
Typically requires 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

How to Apply:

View this job opening and community details under CAREERS at http://www.chelanpud.org/about-us/careers

Applicants are required to submit a cover letter and resume detailing interest in the community, position and related experience to . 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.

Although the position is Open until Filled, applicants are encouraged to apply immediately. A review date is scheduled for June 15, 2016.

Interested parties are also invited to contact Ruth Erwert, Recruiting Manager, at joblist@chelanpud.org

Posting End Date: June 15, 2016