Company Name: Burbank Water and Power (BWP)
Job Title: POWER PRODUCTION MANAGER
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 Power Production Manager manages a Joint Powers Authority owned on-site combined cycle unit that provides power to BWP and five other municipally owned utility partners as well as a Joint Powers Authority-owned hydroelectric power plant in Washington State that serves BWP and one other municipally owned utility partner. This position, reporting to the Assistant General Manager of Power Supply, combines hands-on leadership in power plant operations and maintenance; management of a Power Production team comprises of l engineers and IBEW union represented operators; coordination with peers in planning, day-ahead and real-time system operations, and engineering; managing BWP’s relationships with the other municipal utilities that participate in its JPA-owned project; performing environmental compliance; and responsibility for BWP’s award-winning EcoCampus where BWP offices and power plants are located. The Power Production Manager also takes the lead in power production presentations to BWP’s Board and Burbank’s City Council.
- Knowledge: Power supply operations or planning; utility practices; business economic evaluation; federal and state regulations pertaining to the electric utility and related industries; municipal administrative practices and governance; principles and practices of sound personnel management and supervision.
- Ability: Set goals and carry them out; prepare reports and present technical information to a broad range of audiences; successfully address concerns raised by other municipal participants regarding power production policy; analyze complex problems and communicate findings clearly; interact and negotiate with vendors, suppliers, regulators, and other utilities; work effectively under pressure; make independent judgements and decisions; maintain a safe working environment; motivate and develop employees; 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.
- 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, graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in engineering or a related field and five years managerial experience in energy or industrial facility operations or maintenance.
- License and Certificates: A valid California Class “C” driver’s license or equivalent at the time of appointment.
Characteristics of an Ideal Candidate
- Many years of operations and supervisory experience running simple-cycle and combined-cycle natural gas-fired power generation facilities. Additional experience with older vintage steam boilers is preferred.
- Associate’s degree or Bachelor’s degree in engineering or equivalent.
- Ability to plan for, lead, and manage power plant operations and maintenance in day-to-day 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 and power plant operations including preventative maintenance, 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.
- Experience in California and municipal utility operations.
Posting End Date: March 23, 2017