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Manager of Transmission Services

  • Full Time
  • Ephrata, Wash.
  • $105,414-$184,454 per year
  • Posting End Date: May 7, 2024

Website Grant County PUD

Wage or Salary:
$105,414-$184,454 per year

Closing Date to Apply: Until Filled

Salary: $105,414.40 -$184,454.40

Typically, selected candidates are hired at a salary rate between the minimum and midpoint of the range.

Benefits: This link below will provide you with Grant PUD’s benefit that may be available if hired, different employee types are eligible for different benefits.

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Grant County PUD will administer a background check as part of the hiring process.

Position Summary

Under limited supervision, manage, oversee, and supervise the use of Grant PUD’s transmission system by new and existing entities and determine any transmission rights required by Grant PUD to transmit power to and from other entities.

Job Responsibilities

Essential Functions

Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge, and skills. This is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed by incumbents of this class; employees may be assigned duties which are not listed below; reasonable accommodations will be made as required. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement and is subject to change at any time by the employer. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

Key responsibilities include:

• Manage all contractual relationships with current Grant PUD transmission customers including point to point and network transmission and use of facilities.
• Maintain and develop, as needed, Grant PUD transmission business practices.
• Work closely with Power Delivery Engineering and Systems Planning to manage the Large Generation Interconnection queue, process, and agreements.
• Act as the primary contact point for new transmission customers including other utilities, government agencies, and private entities.
• Stay current on regional transmission issues and practices and represent Grant’s transmission interests as a supplier in regional forums including representing Grant interests with FERC, NERC, WECC, and the California ISO in its role as a Reliability Coordinator.
• Act as the subject matter expert on topics that affect the use of the Grant PUD’s transmission system including legal and regulatory issues, system constraints, system access, facility construction, metering, billing, energy accounting, power scheduling, calculation and provision of losses, ancillary services, dispute resolution, transmission tagging paths, balancing authority adjacencies, and applicable points of delivery and receipt.
• Understand and represent Grant’s interests on applicable NERC standards that pertain to Grant as a Transmission Operator (TOP) and potentially in the future as a Transmission Service Provider (TSP). Oversee Grant’s NERC/WECC transmission reliability standards requirements.
• Represent Grant’s current and future interests as a transmission customer including understanding and applying Grant’s legacy transmission rights.
• Support the Rates and Pricing department in the development and maintenance of rates and pricing for point to point and network transmission and ancillary services.
• Communicate with other departments within Grant PUD of issues that affect their work with outside entities that need to be consistently handled to provide fair and nondiscriminatory access to transmit power.
• Optimize the value of Grant PUD’s transmission and Balancing Authority assets including frequency response.
• Perform related duties as required or assigned.
• Demonstrate commitment to Grant PUD’s mission, vision, and values, and strategic plan. The incumbent should be familiar with these organizational priorities and behave in a way that aligns with these expectations.
• Understand and adhere to compliance requirements for this position that may include laws, regulations, security guidelines, Grant PUD policies & procedures.
• Actively support and participate in all aspects of the PUD’s safety program, including but not limited to:
• Following all safety policies and procedures.
• Alerting supervisors and coworkers to unsafe or hazardous working conditions.
• Reporting any safety incidents or close calls within 24 hours to your supervisor.
• Accepting feedback from supervisors and coworkers regarding your own safety performance.
• Actively support programs and actions that improve the PUD’s safety culture by:
• Supporting the presence of safety in your Department (e.g., Include safety messages in business conversations; begin meetings as appropriate with a safety minute).
• Ensuring supervisors are monitoring the safety actions of their teams (such as completing safety training, reporting incidents timely, etc.).
• Being viewed as a safety champion by stopping work if necessary, promoting safety activities (Continuous improvement team processes, Safety & Health Improvement Plan (SHIP) activities, etc.).
• Acknowledging compliant safety behaviors and good safety performance from members of your team(s).

Education and Experience


• Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, Science, Engineering, Business Administration, or similar field.
• Seven (7) years of utility experience.

License and Certification


A valid Washington State driver’s license with no restrictions.

Other Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of concepts, principles, theories, and methods surrounding power transmission standards and best practices; physics and mathematics as applied to the ability of a plant to generate power, energy, and ancillary services; project management tools and techniques; technical competence with an attention toward detail; financial management philosophies and budgetary guidelines associated with managing large financial expenditures.
Skill in exercising good judgement and making well informed decisions under pressure; written and oral interpersonal communication; modeling the economic aspects of business opportunities; identifying and analyzing potential problems with limited data; directing multiple teams of professionals to resolve issues; workflow and time management; utilizing MS office products, various reporting software, tools, and applications.

Physical Requirements

Position may be eligible for hybrid work arrangement: ☒Yes ☐No
Per Grant County PUD policy all employees are required to work at their designated headquarters at least two days per week
Majority of work is performed in a standard office setting.
With some field work that may require operation of a vehicle.
The position may perform work in a remote setting subject to organizational needs.
Typical shift of employees in this position: ☒8 hours ☐9 hours ☐10 hours ☐12 hours
*For a full list of requirements, the applicant/incumbent should refer to the Physical Capacity Evaluation (PCE).

The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the principal functions for this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required, and the scope of responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements.  Individuals may perform other duties as assigned, including work in other functional areas.

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