Fisheries Engineering Manager

Company Name: City of Tacoma
Phone Number: (253) 591-5400
City: Tacoma
State/Provence: Washington
Zip: 98409
Job Title: Fisheries Engineering Manager
Number of Openings: 1
Position Type: Natural Resources
Posting Start Date: May 31, 2017
Salary: $113,172.80 - $145,080.00
Salary Per: Per Year
Work Time: 40
Work Time Type: Hours

Tacoma Power is currently seeking a Senior-level Project Engineer/Project Manager and team leader to join our Plant Engineering & Construction Services (PE&CS) team.  This person will support initiatives across a variety of programs in Tacoma Power with a primary focus on fisheries projects including initiatives associated with fish passage, aquaculture facilities, hydraulic structures, habitat improvement, and engineering and construction of other non-fisheries projects. This position will also be responsible for supervising up to three engineers/project managers, and one of those direct reports also managing a group of technicians.

Plant Engineering & Construction Services supports the generation and delivery of electricity to Tacoma Power customers by providing expert engineering, project management and support services to internal and external stakeholders. PE&CS values each customer we serve. With dedicated and passionate employees, we keep our dams safe and build interesting and diverse projects. The Generation department owns and operates many large assets including seven dams and associated reservoirs, eight powerhouses, four large campgrounds and other types recreation facilities, three fish hatcheries, upstream and downstream migratory fish infrastructure, over 250 buildings, just to name the largest. As such, management of these assets along with construction of new assets is an important role fulfilled by the team in PC&ES.

Experience Required:
  • 8+ years of total experience with at least 4 years in fisheries engineering, and with at least 2 years of project management experience;
  • A minimum of 3 years supervising professional staff;
  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil or Mechanical Engineering from an accredited university, Master’s degree is preferred;
  • Professional Engineering license required.  Registration in Washington State as a PE required within one year of appointment.

The ideal candidate will have the following attributes:

  • Considerable knowledge in aquaculture techniques and engineering of facilities to support fisheries operations including hatcheries, collection and passage systems
  • Considerable knowledge of fish facility construction and maintenance requirements and techniques
  • Considerable Project Management experience, preferably associated with fisheries engineering, and involving coordination of multiple technical disciplines
  • Perform site investigations and/or inspections and provide detailed assessment condition reports for existing aquaculture and fish passage facilities
  • Significant success developing project plans, technical specifications, and construction documents for aquaculture and fish passage facilities including design calculations, technical reports, figures, conceptual drawings, feasibility analysis, alternatives analysis, long range planning documents, permitting applications and figures
  • Experience analyzing and designing pressurized and open channel water conveyance systems including pipelines, channels, and pump stations
  • Performed and/or supervise cost estimating for schematic, preliminary, and final design phases.
  • Considerable/Broad knowledge in engineering strategies associated with fish health appropriate treatment  in relation to fish facilities
  • Experience engineering and managing fish habitat improvement projects
  • Considerable knowledge developing bio-programs, water and space requirements, and hatchery bio-security
  • Demonstrated experience with cold water, cool water, warm water and recirculating aquaculture
  • Demonstrated experience with downstream fish migration, separation, and handling facilities
  • Strong project management skills
  • Able to prepare various reports supporting design decisions and permitting
  • Able to manage a team of staff or consultants responsible for design calculations, design drawings and specifications
  • Possess strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Must be able to prioritize and manage multiple project tasks with simultaneous deadlines for self and direct reports
  • Experience with Tribal, State and Federal fish and wildlife program managers and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is a plus.
  • Skilled in use of PC and Microsoft Office software, specifically Word, Excel, Access
  • Demonstrated ability to create reports and prepare detailed calculation packages. AutoCAD civil 3D experience preferred
  • Knowledge of codes and standards related to civil design
How to Apply:

Interested individuals should apply online and attach a resume and cover letter. Applicants whose backgrounds most closely reflect the needs of the department may be invited to participate in an interview. Appointment is subject to passing a background check.

If you have any additional questions regarding this position, please contact Human Resources at 253-591-5400.

Posting End Date: June 21, 2017