Hydro Planner/Coordinator

Company Name: Chelan County PUD
Phone Number: (509) 661-8498
City: Wenatchee
State/Provence: Washington
Zip: 98801
Job Title: Hydro Planner/Coordinator
Number of Openings: 1
Position Type: Hydro Services
Posting Start Date: July 30, 2018
Salary: $80,480 - $108,300 DOQ
Salary Per: Per Year
Work Time: 5
Work Time Type: Days


The position will be filled at level I or II, based on candidate’s skills and abilities. Develop ability and/or manage the full lifecycle of a work order from service, outage, preventive or corrective maintenance requests. Develop safe, compliant and efficient work procedures for skilled trades crews. Develop resource (labor, materials, tools and vehicle) estimates and secure resources. Adjust schedules and develop large project work breakdown structures. Monitor the accuracy of the workplan, identify resource conflicts and generate solutions. Participate in and/or facilitate workforce coordination and scheduling activities, and recommend priorities. Conduct moderately complex evaluations or analysis and make recommendations to management.

The entry level position in the planner job family is intended to be a developmental role, designed to learn the basic job functions of a planner. The level II position is designed to reflect the responsibilities and qualifications of a planner able to perform moderately complex work.


Generate, develop, monitor, report, adjust status and close out work orders related to service, outage, preventive or corrective maintenance requests. Develop safe, compliant, and efficient work procedures and work packages for crews. Develop resource estimates. Secure necessary resources (tools, equipment, and personnel). Coordinate vendors and routine work. Adjust preventive maintenance intervals. Develop work packets and/or procedures (level I relies on similar processes or procedures, level II may perform this work without historical data). Validate and verify work packet or job plans with crafts.

Monitor and validate the accuracy of the Dynamic Workplan (DWP) utilizing standardized and ad-hoc reports. Identify resources, conflicts, and recommend solutions. Level I incumbent will use standardized reports to identify resource conflicts in the DWP.

Lead workforce coordination by building schedules and prioritizing for criticality. Facilitate routine workforce coordination meetings. Recommend work priorities and scheduling decisions. Support budget and business case development. Level I incumbent will identify significant variances in work order actuals.

Maintain and monitor the computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) asset class and subclass records and attributes. Develop asset specifications. Assist and train customers in the use of CMMS. Level I incumbent will acquire information and enter/maintain relevant data.

Build small to large project work breakdown structures (WBS) including multiple assets.

Maintain the preventive maintenance program (level I incumbent will participate in the maintenance of the preventative maintenance program). Research and recommend maintenance intervals. Verify accuracy of maintenance tasks and update as needed.

Level II incumbents prepare critical path charts utilizing a variety of applications and facilitate pre/post outage coordination meetings. Use outage management system to coordinate outage with maintenance plan. Level I incumbent develop the ability to navigate the outage management system.

Upon request, identify, analyze, and explain significant variances in estimates to actuals in work plans.

Level II incumbents act as a duty supervisor for 24×7 asset operations on a rotating basis.

Ongoing – Drive a motorized vehicle while conducting business on behalf of the District.

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).


In addition to a competitive salary range of $80,480 – 100,600 (level I) and $86,640 – $108,300 (level II), (based on qualifications, skills and abilities), Chelan PUD employees also enjoy outstanding benefits which include the option of a zero cost medical plan (medical, dental and vision for all eligible dependents), short and long-term disability, Washington State Public Employee’s Retirement System, Deferred Compensation (with company matching funds up to 5%), 11 holidays and initial personal leave accrual at 21 days per year.


Chelan County PUD is located in the geographical center of Washington State at the confluence of the Columbia and Wenatchee rivers.   A public power leader, the complex and progressive nature of PUD operations offer a unique mix of challenges and opportunities.

We rely on the mighty Columbia River for much of our hydropower generation and we’re proud to take a leadership role in environmental stewardship as related to this great river system. Each year we dedicate millions of dollars and thousands of work hours to protect and enhance fish, wildlife and plant ecosystems. As part of hydropower operations, we’ve also built 14 parks that serve more than 3 million visitors each year.

Rated by National Geographic as one of the top 10 mountain towns in the U.S., and by Sunset Magazine as one of the top 20 Western DREAM TOWNS, Wenatchee is a recreational paradise with an abundance of adventure. The natural beauty of the Wenatchee Valley provides a vivid backdrop to its thriving economy, where the quality of life is high and the climate is moderate with four distinct seasons, including more than 200 days of sunshine!



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. This 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 cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods or otherwise to balance the workload.


Chelan PUD is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and values diversity at all levels of the organization. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or other protected classifications as defined by law.

Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-I.35(c)


Pursuant to the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) standards, Chelan County Public Utility District #1 conducts background screening of personnel who have access to the District’s critical physical and/or cyber assets.

Experience Required:

Post-Secondary Education:
Requires completion of a certified wireman or mechanic apprenticeship with journeyman certification.  Candidates without journeyman certification will typically have a Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management, Business, or related field, or the equivalent combination of education and experience.

Typically requires a minimum of three (3) years experience performing the duties of a Planner I, as well as two (2) years experience in a related journeyman role, such as a high voltage electrician, hydro mechanic or millwright.

For candidates without a journeyman background, typically requires a minimum of three (3) years experience performing the duties of a Planner I, and an additional five (5) years experience in related fields such as industrial maintenance or construction management.

Experience in utility asset operations are strongly preferred.

A valid driver’s license is required for this position (verified upon hire).  A valid Washington State driver’s license is required within 30 days of employment.

How to Apply:

The closing date for this position is 8-14-18.  Apply direct on the PUD website at http://www.chelanpud.org/about-us/careers.  A cover letter and resume are required.  Incomplete materials will not be considered.

To expedite the process, combine your cover letter and resume into one PDF or WORD document BEFORE APPLYING and upload electronically when requested in the online application process.

The cover letter must be no more than two pages and must address these bullet points:

  • Your interest in the community and company;
    • What specific aspects of the job you find appealing/challenging, and what specifically can you offer to be successful in this position;
    • Experience that relates to hydro planning; and
    • Describe your technical writing skills and tools used for cost estimation.
Posting End Date: August 30, 2018