Hydro Project Assistant Manager

Company Name: Tacoma Power
Phone Number: 253-502-8158
City: Tacoma
State/Provence: WA
Zip: 98409
Job Title: Hydro Project Assistant Manager
Number of Openings: 1
Position Type: Management
Posting Start Date: March 16, 2016
Salary: $107,452.80 - $137,758.40
Salary Per: Per Year

Tacoma Power is an innovative, citizen-owned electric utility company that generates, transmits, distributes electricity and provides energy services to customers in Tacoma and neighboring communities. We are committed to providing high value, competitive priced products and services to our customers, through the quality of our employees and the responsiveness that results from local ownership. We believe in and is committed to: Serving our customers, respecting people, caring for our community and the environment, achieving excellence and operating safely. We are seeking a collaborative team builder to assist the Nisqually Hydro Project Manager in promoting operational excellence at our Nisqually River Hydroelectric Project in LaGrande, WA. The Nisqually River Project is Tacoma Powers second-largest hydroelectric resource, generating enough power to serve nearly 43,000 Northwest homes. Reporting to the Nisqually River Hydroelectric Project Manager, this position will be responsible for directing and supervising the activities of a group of employees engaged in the construction, operation, maintenance and repair of hydroelectric facilities and associated equipment to insure safe, efficient and reliable energy production in a manner consistent with operation and regulatory requirements. Responsibilities Include Plan, schedule, direct, coordinate and supervise the activities of the maintenance personnel in the construction, operation, maintenance and repair of hydroelectric facilities to ensure continuity of operations Trains staff in areas such as; best maintenance practices, health, safety, security, environmental compliance and proper power plant and dam operating techniques to educate and improve skill levels Executes and complies with applicable company policies and procedures with emphasis on safety, public safety, dam safety, and environmental requirements and takes appropriate action Responsible for directing personnel in response to plant emergencies, special safety procedures, and operations related activities Assures compliance with applicable Federal, State and Local regulations and Labor agreements Project management activities for small to medium size maintenance and construction projects which may include contract personnel or contractors Working knowledge regarding effective maintenance planning methodologies, preventive and predictive maintenance practices and trouble shooting and failure analysis Other duties as assigned by the Project Manager The ideal candidate ensures accountability by holding themselves and others accountable to meet commitments; builds partnerships and works collaboratively to meet shared objectives; communicates effectively to diverse audiences; makes good and timely decisions that keep the organization moving forward;skilled at planning and prioritizing work to meet commitments aligned with organizational goals; is capable of overcoming adversity; has a demonstrated ability to consistently achieve results, even under difficult circumstances; builds effective teams; and gains the confidence and trust of others through honesty, integrity and authenticity.

Experience Required:

An equivalent combination to: Graduation from high school and five or more years of progressively responsible experience in the operations and maintenance of a hydroelectric plant including at least one year of supervisory and/or hydroelectric plant operational experience and a technical understanding of electrical/mechanical theory and application with the design, operation and maintenance features of related equipment and installations; or an electrical, mechanical or civil engineering degree from an accredited college or university, including three or more years of progressively responsible experience in design and implementation of hydroelectric plant improvements or an Associates Degree with an emphasis on power plant operations and maintenance, including three or more years of progressively responsible experience in the operations and maintenance of a hydroelectric plant. LICENSES, CERTIFICATES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS Valid Washington Drivers License. Valid First Aid Certificate issued by the American Red Cross. Willingness to locate place of residence at work site in project provided housing. KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Knowledge of hydroelectric operations, maintenance, construction and environmental regulations Detailed knowledge of safe operating procedures, accident prevention rules and OSHA regulations Principles and practices of supervision and training Candidate must possess interpersonal, verbal and written communication and administrative skills Ability to work in an office and outdoor environment Intermediate proficiency with SAP and Microsoft Office Products including Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook and Excel, preferred Required to live on site and be available for emergency call outs 24/7 including weekends and holidays in rotation with the Project Assistant Manager. May be required to work extended hours during equipment or weather related incidents.

How to Apply:

Interested individuals should apply online. Applicants whose backgrounds most closely reflect the needs of the department may be invited to participate in an interview. If you have any additional questions regarding this position, please contact Rodney Croston at 253-502-8323. APPLICATIONS MAY BE OBTAINED AND FILED ONLINE AT: http://www.cityoftacoma.org

Posting End Date: April 14, 2016