Project Manager

Company Name: Chelan PUD
Phone Number: (509) 663-8121
City: Wenatchee
State/Provence: Washington
Zip: 98807-1231
Job Title: Project Manager
Number of Openings: 1
Position Type: Hydro Services
Posting Start Date: June 25, 2016
Salary: $75,000 - $95,000
Salary Per: Per Year
Work Time: 40
Work Time Type: Hours

This position is responsible and accountable for the effective delivery of projects.  Responsibilities include initiation, planning, execution, close-out of concurrent projects.  Projects are typically moderately complex single-year multi-year efforts involving balancing multiple objectives and coordinating with internal and external stakeholders and project teams.  The Project Manager demonstrates the skills and abilities necessary to balance priorities, timelines and workload for multiple projects under general supervision.

JOB FUNCTION: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function of the job satisfactorily.  Essential functions (EF) are those activities that, if not performed, would significantly and fundamentally alter the position.  Secondary functions (SF) are activities not fundamental to the job and may need to be relaxed to accommodate an otherwise qualified applicant with a disability.  In the aggregate, secondary functions typically account for less than 15% of the job scope.

No. EF/SF  % of Time Job Functions
1. EF 30% Implement and manage moderately complex projects in compliance with established scope, schedule, and budget specifications.  Establish the basis for performance measurement and control project work scope by measuring progress in accordance with established project plans and objectives.

2. EF 20% Develop project plans to implement and manage technical projects including resource requirements, project milestones, project deliverables, project risk assessments, cost estimates, quality requirements and project-specific policies, procedures, and guidelines.

3. EF 15% Monitor contractor and District activities including costs, change orders, and quality of work to ensure cost effective operations for the District and compliance with established work schedules and contract terms.

4. EF 10% Ensure that quality controls are established and in place throughout the project to ensure customer satisfaction and to prevent breaches of contract or permit violations.

5. EF 10% Develop and implement effective project teams to ensure effective performance of project functions and timely decision making.  Identify appropriate staff resources and negotiate with line manager(s) to fill necessary positions.  Coordinate with other managers to ensure project resources are fully utilized.  Escalate project issues and decisions to decision makers in a timely manner.

6. EF 10% Communicate project progress with project stakeholders, teams, internal clients and regulatory agencies.

7. SF 5% Continue to develop and refine project management skills through continuing education and training.

8. SF Ongoing Occasionally drive a motorized vehicle while conducting business on behalf of the District.

9. EF 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).

Language Skills:
Candidate must be proficient in reading, writing and speaking English.

Computers & Equipment: A fully skilled incumbent will have the ability to utilize the following software, hardware, or equipment:

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of PeopleSoft Financials (required) Accounting software; Microsoft Outlook (required) Contact Management systems; PeopleSoft (required) Timekeeping and Human Resource systems; Primavera (required) Project Management software; Project cost estimating (required) software; Microsoft Excel (required) Spreadsheet software and Microsoft Word (required) Word Processing software.  The incumbent will be required to operate computers, printers, calculators, and other general office equipment. Conceptual knowledge of hydroelectric, hatchery, water conveyance, sewer treatment, and related operational equipment is also required.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit and engage in repetitive motion using the hands or arms. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl or twist torso; pull, push, or exert force and taste or smell.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; outside weather conditions; extreme cold; extreme heat; risk of electrical shock and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Experience Required:

Bachelor’s degree (B. S. or B. A.) in Construction Management, Engineering technology, Engineering Business or related field from a four-year college or university; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Typically requires three years of relevant technical project management experience.  Incumbents without a related technical degree are required to have an additional two years of experience.

Specific KSA’s: A fully skilled incumbent will have the following specific knowledge, skills, and abilities:
Requires knowledge of project management principles.  Also requires conceptual knowledge of one or more of the following:  hydroelectric generation, electric transmission and distribution, water, wastewater, and hatchery systems.  Requires excellent communication  skills and effective presentation skills.  Requires demonstrated knowledge of project management tools such as scheduling, estimating, program development and contract administration.  Requires the ability to negotiate with  District personnel, external regulatory agencies, stakeholders, and contractors.  Computer scheduling skills are necessary using Primavera or Microsoft Project.  Requires good writing skills.  The use of spreadsheets and estimating software is required.

How to Apply:

A cover letter is strongly preferred addressing the following questions:

  1. Why do you want to work for a utility company like Chelan County PUD.
  2. Describe your knowledge of the hydro industry and any related work experience.
  3. What attracts you to the Wenatchee community?
  4. What is your salary expectation?

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

Although the position is Open until Filled, applicants are encouraged to apply immediately. See the full job description and company/community information on The first review date is scheduled for July 18, 2016.

Interested parties are also invited to contact Ruth Erwert, Recruiting Manager, at

Posting End Date: July 25, 2016