Company Name: Burbank Water and Power (BWP)
City: Burbank
State/Provence: California
Zip: 91502
Number of Openings: 1
Position Type: Management
Posting Start Date: February 23, 2017
Salary: $155,500 – $189,500
Salary Per: Per Year
Work Time Type: Hours

The Manager of the Energy Control Center, reporting to the Assistant General Manager – Power Supply, manages the “nerve center” of BWP’s power system, the Energy Control Center (ECC). The ECC, with a dedicated team of operational personnel, controls BWP’s 24/7 real-time power system operations, including BWP’s own diverse power supply portfolio of on-site and off-site conventional and renewable power generation assets and regional transmission rights within LADWP’s Balancing Authority as well as BWP’s access to CAISO; proactively maintains BWP’s compliance with NERC and WECC; manages electrical switching and distribution operations within Burbank; electric system outage management and restoration; makes real-time purchases and sales of power, transmission capacity, and ancillary services across the Western Interconnection; and coordinates with other BWP groups and divisions to provide reliable, affordable, and sustainable electric service to Burbank.

Experience Required:


Minimum Qualifications

  • Knowledge: Power supply operations and planning; electrical switching operations and planning; electrical system restoration and outage management; inter-utility operations; electricity interconnections; integration of service, supply, financial, and trading risks; electrical operational planning; risk management practices; NERC reliability standards; municipal administrative practices and governance; principles and practices of sound personnel management and supervision.
  • Ability: Lead and develop 20 or more people working 24 hours per day every day; maintain a safe and productive working environment; set goals and carry them out in an independent manner while still able to act as a member of the management team; conduct research; prepare and review reports; present technical information to various audiences in a professional manner; analyze complex problems involving technical, cultural, and organizational considerations and develop effective solutions; establish durable and effective succession lines for critical positions; demonstrate creativity and ingenuity; make decisions and operate effectively under emergency conditions; communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, fellow employees, unions, other municipal utility managers, and the public, including business and neighborhood groups.
  • Education/Training: Any combination of education and/or experience that has provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary for acceptable job performance as determined by the City. Example combination includes, but is not limited to, completion of two years of college-level work specializing in electrical power engineering or a related field and six years of progressively responsible experience in electric systems operation.
  • License and Certificates: A valid NERC certification as a NERC Certified System Operator – Reliability at the time of appointment. A valid California Class “C” driver’s license or equivalent at the time of appointment.

Characteristics of an Ideal Candidate

  • Associate’s degree or Bachelor’s degree in engineering or equivalent.
  • Ability to plan for, lead, and manage real-time power system operations along tactical (1-2 year) and strategic (3-7 year) timelines.
  • Experience in developing personnel through coaching, training, and “walking the walk” on safe, effective power production; sensitive to individuals, careers, teams and organizational needs. Experience leading teams of engineers and IBEW-represented personnel is strongly preferred.
  • Experience in successfully communicating complex technical and operational issues to non-expert policy-makers and stakeholders.
  • Sound decision-making and communication skills relative to power system operations including normal and emergency operations. Experience in Joint Powers Authority or similar joint participation in power generation is preferred.
  • Experienced in developing and managing budgets and developing and driving projects to successful completion.
  • Sound ethical and business judgment while demonstrating creative problem solving and mature professional communications.
  • Safety-focused, including experience with OSHA and similar compliance.
  • Many years of experience in Western Electricity Coordinating Council, Southern California, and municipal utility operations.

How to Apply:

You can learn more about BWP and its power generation resources at

For more information, please register and complete a Career Interest Questionnaire (CIQ) at and send a cover letter with salary expectations to:

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Posting End Date: March 23, 2017