This position will be filled at varying levels (I - senior). Based on level, the incumbent performs entry - complex and technically sophisticated engineering design, analysis, construction and/or project management in the electrical power generation field. Works with or assists in activities related to the planning, design, construction, operation, maintenance and rehabilitation of hydroelectric generation plants and related facilities such as switchyards, substations, etc., and may include work done by engineering consultants.
Based on level, the incumbent may perform as a design engineer, project engineer or project manager and may lead project teams, and may interact with all levels of the organization, including engineering consultants to troubleshoot and resolve problems during design, construction or installation. Senior level incumbents lead and direct the work of lower level electrical engineers.
JOB FUNCTIONS: 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.
# EF Job Functions
EF Design Engineering : Perform electrical engineering design and analysis for projects. Prepare cost estimates. Write technical purchase and construction specifications. Prepare material and/or labor bid document packages. Follow engineering QA/QC procedures. Respond to RFIs during construction and troubleshoot construction problems. Develop and implement inspection and testing plans. Inspect fabrication and construction activities, materials and work products. Lead project start up activities including training O&M staff.
EF Project Management : Develop and implement scopes, schedules and budgets. Oversee and monitor project phases from concept to close out. Set up and lead project teams including design engineers, consultants, contractors, construction inspectors, real property agents, skilled crafts workers, permitting specialists, purchasing agents, etc. Communicate project progress to internal clients, District supervision and management. Write status and tracking reports. Lead progress meetings. Give presentations including project recommendations to teams, management groups and the Commission. Procure materials. Select consultants and manage consultant contracts. Negotiate agreements. Oversee preparation of bid documents project construction. Ensure compliance with QA/QC procedures to maintain the quality of project deliverables. Senior level incumbents manage projects from concept to close-out.
EF Planning, Preliminary Engineering, Budget Development : Perform engineering planning, feasibility studies (including technical report writing), cost estimating, economic analyses and develop alternatives to help determine solutions to operational problems, regulatory concerns, efficiency improvements, asset management issues, etc.
EF Operations and Maintenance Troubleshooting and Technical Assistance : Troubleshoot operations and maintenance problems at the request of others. Clarify and pinpoint problems. Develop testing methods and alternatives. Provide alternative problem solutions. Write brief reports describing possible solutions and recommendations.
EF Process Improvement Efforts : Participate in work process improvement efforts primarily as a member of interdisciplinary work teams.
EF Training : Identify and attend training to maintain and learn new skills. Senior level incumbents are responsible for instructing others in the safe diagnosis, repair, maintenance or operation of plant equipment and systems.
EF Drive a motorized vehicle while conducting business on behalf of the District.
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).
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 Sunset Magazine as one of the top 20 Western DREAM TOWNS and by Forbes in 2017 as one of the top 25 places to retire, Wenatchee is a recreational paradise with an abundance of adventure. The natural scenic 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!
Chelan PUD is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity at all levels of its workforce. M/F/Vet/Disabled
QUALIFICATIONS: The qualifications listed below are representative of those required, but reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.
Bachelor's degree (B. S., B. A.) in Electrical Engineering or Electrical Engineering Technology from four-year college or university (or related degree in physics or math); or equivalent registered PE.
Based on level of incumbent (I - Senior); some experience prefered in a hydro generation and/or electric utility gained in employment or internship. Higher level incumbents are required to possess up to eight (8) years' experience in the electric utility industry, preferably in the electrical power generation field (hydroelectric generation, distribution, transmission or substations).
Additional Salary Information: The position will be filled at level I, II, III or senior (based on qualifications, skills and abilities). In addition to a competitive salary range of $61,000 - $116,000, 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. Relocation assistance may be considered.
Internal Number: #11413
About Chelan County PUD
Chelan County PUD is located at the confluence of the Columbia and Wenatchee rivers in the geographical center of Washington State.
Rated by National Geographic as one of the top 10 mountain towns in the U.S., Wenatchee is located in Chelan County and is a recreational paradise with an abundance of adventure. Enjoy water sports on the Wenatchee and Columbia rivers, hiking, biking, rock climbing and unlimited golfing. Downhill and cross-country skiing are just minutes away. The area is also known for producing quality wines.
Favorable cost-of-living, competitive compensation, and exceptional benefits (which includes Washington state public employees retirement system and company matched deferred compensation), coupled with the advantages of being with one of the nation's most progressive and respected utilities make relocating to Wenatchee a good choice!
Chelan County PUD provides hydro and wind power generation; water and wastewater services; wholesale fiber optic voice, data, and television capabilities; and an extensive array of parks and recreation facilities along the Columbia River.