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Manager of Engineering, Power Delivery

  • Full Time
  • Ephrata, Wash.
  • Salary: $105,414.40–$184,454.40 per year
  • Posting End Date: February 11, 2022

Website Grant PUD

Wage or Salary:
$105,414.40–$184,454.40 per year

Are you interested in leading a talented team of electrical engineers in the design of Grant PUD’s significant electric system expansion? If you answered yes, then you would be a good candidate for our Manager of Engineering role. Grant PUD is in the midst of significant system growth, which means the person filling this position will have opportunity to let their leadership skills shine, while guiding their team towards optimum performance. We have a large queue of approved transmission and substation projects to be designed and constructed, so be prepared to roll up your sleeves and dive in.

Besides supporting a healthy life/work balance, Grant PUD offers a best-in-class education reimbursement program, low-cost health plans, a pension, and two retirement plans!

Job Summary

Under limited supervision, oversees, manages, and supervises all engineering work in the design, installation, and/or maintenance of any aspect of Grant PUD’s infrastructure with a focus on reliability, safety, efficiency, and adherence to general engineering best practices.

The Engineering Manager is the first management level in the engineering job series. The Engineering Manager provides daily management responsibilities over all aspects of Grant PUD’s engineering needs. This position is responsible for overseeing electrical, mechanical, or structural engineering work contacted by individual contributors.

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:

Plan, assign, train, and instruct the work of other professional engineers; prioritize and allocate work assignments to achieve established strategies; provide input on the development of engineering standards, guidelines, and specifications; ensure individual contributors are utilized appropriately and are trained, capable, and qualified to execute work assigned; participate in teams of subject matter experts to create and administer polices and procedures governing all aspects of Grant PUD’s engineering tasks; provide recommendations on any controversial engineering decisions that affect critical aspects of Grant PUD’s infrastructure; make decisions on basic to complex engineering escalations affecting critical infrastructure; contribute in departmental initiatives to develop, implement, and achieve strategic plans and initiatives to improve staffing competency, efficacy, and professionalism.

Manage proper documentation, mapping, and safety planning for all aspects of Grant PUD’s infrastructure from hydro-electric facilities, power production infrastructure, or power delivery assets; ensure all documentation is properly stored in Grant PUD’s engineering application databases; function as main point of contact with various internal and external stakeholders ensuring proper relationship development and communication policies are followed during all interactions; oversee contractors and consultants performing engineering work.

Act as Project manager for high-level, critical projects involving design, installation, maintenance, and repair of Grant PUD’s power generation or power distribution assets; function as project stakeholder in various software programs impacting the engineering department’s application tools; supervise engineering through the development, design, and implementation phases of various projects.

Be an experienced, knowledgeable resource for lower-level staff within the engineering department, as well as other areas of Grant PUD; provide general guidance and training for non-subject matter experts; cultivate, foster, and maintain positive working relationships with managers, supervisors, employees, and other stakeholders to gain their cooperation and support; understands and adheres to compliance requirements for this position that may include laws, regulations, security guidelines, Grant PUD policies, and procedures.

Performs related duties as required or assigned.

Demonstrated commitment to Grant PUD’s mission, vision, values, strategic plan and the Code of Excellence.  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 our 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; and
  • Accepting feedback from supervisors and coworkers regarding your own safety performance.

Actively support programs and actions that improve our 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).

SPECIFIC JOB RESPONSIBILITES

Power Delivery Manager of Electrical Engineers

  • Prioritize and assign work related to transmission, substation, and automation design.
  • Provide leadership and mentorship to staff consisting of engineers and engineering technicians.
  • Develop training and development plans for staff.
  • Develop, monitor and manage department budgets.
  • Participate in various meetings and forums representing the area of transmission, substation and automation engineering.
  • Manage, resolve, or delegate resolution of issues and obstacles preventing team’s performance.

Minimum Job Requirements

Educational Requirements

Bachelor’s Degree in an engineering field, AND demonstrated engineering supervisory experience, AND ten (10) years of transmission and distribution engineering experience.

Knowledge and Skills

Knowledge of – Concepts, principles, theories, and methods surrounding engineering industry standards and best practices; staff development methods set to engage team members and promote meaningful performance improvements; project management tools and techniques; technical competences with an attention toward detail.

Skill in – exercising good judgement and making well informed decisions under pressure; written and oral interpersonal communication; workflow and time management; utilizing MS office products; GIS and AutoCAD software, tools, and applications.

Special Requirements

A valid Washington State driver’s license may be required.

A Washington State Professional Engineer license.

Physical/Mental Requirements

Majority of work is performed in a standard office setting, with some field work that may require operation of a vehicle.

*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.

To apply for this job please visit www.grantpud.org.