We currently have two positions open for Plant Manager; one will be headquartered at Priest Rapids Dam and the other at Wanapum Dam. Under limited supervision, responsible to ensure all aspects of operation and maintenance at the Grant PUD’s Hydro-Electric power generation facilities are conducted according to pertinent local, state, and federal regulations while creating a culture around safe, reliable, long-term, low-cost, and efficient power production. Ensures power generating facilities are operated and maintained to meet all environmental, cultural resources, and regulatory compliance. Responsible for staffing assignments over operations, maintenance, electrical, I&C Technicians, and technical writers.
Essential Functions: -- Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge, and skills. This is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed by incumbents of this class; employees may be assigned duties which are not listed below; reasonable accommodations will be made as required. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement and is subject to change at any time by the employer. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:
Supervise staff responsible for the daily operations, maintenance, and repair of Grant PUD’s two large Hydro-Electric facilities and two small scale Hydro-Electric facilities; coach, mentor, correct, provide direction, train, assign work, approve time-sheets, enforce policies, procedures, and requirements across a wide-variety of employees with varying skillsets and assignments; complete administrative requirements resulting from supervising employees; ensure personnel are knowledgeable of their roles and responsibilities providing a well-developed staff capable of handling situations that arise.
Continuously develop specifications, procedures, and work schedules that optimize or improve work quality, efficiency, and productivity; manage, coach, and mentor staff ensuring adequate training is provided to all groups; align employee efforts to match Strategic Planning goals; communicate cost and benefits of work process improvements and efficiency gains to all stakeholders; attend committee meetings to address process improvements and initiatives.
Review and monitor established budget prioritizing work required to ensure safe, efficient, and reliable power production; provide input on annual budget creation; oversee contractor relationships through reviewing all aspects of the work being performed at the plant.
Understand and adhere to compliance requirements for this position that may include laws, regulations, security guidelines, Grant PUD policies & procedures.
Collaborate as appropriate to meet Local, State, and Federal regulations including FERC, WECC, NERC, and WAC to provide thorough and in-depth technical knowledge of the project infrastructure.
Provide direct supervision to employees who are covered by the Collective Bargaining Agreement along with employees who are not covered by the agreement; manage according to guidelines outlined in the CBA; provide contract interpretation and guidance to address basic working condition conflicts; facilitate resolution of personnel issues and disagreements promoting open communication, trust, resect, and teamwork; provide formal and informal performance assessments.
Provide direction and guidance in emergency situations; monitor/protect Project integrity; ensure implementation of safe clearance procedures; ensure operation and maintenance records management process is defined, implemented and followed.
Performs related duties as required or assigned.
Demonstrated commitment to Grant PUD’s mission, vision, values, strategic plan and Vision 2021. The incumbent should be familiar with these organizational priorities and behave in a way that aligns with these expectations.
Actively support and participate in all aspects of our safety program, including but not limited to:
- Following all safety policies and procedures;
- Alerting supervisors and coworkers to unsafe or hazardous working conditions;
- Reporting any safety incidents or close calls within 24 hours to your supervisor; and
- Accepting feedback from supervisors and coworkers regarding your own safety performance.
Actively support programs and actions that improve our Safety Culture by:
- Supporting the presence of safety in your Department (e.g. Include safety messages in business conversations; begin meetings as appropriate with a safety minute).
- Ensuring supervisors are monitoring the safety actions of their teams (such as completing safety training, reporting incidents timely, etc.).
- Being viewed as a safety champion by stopping work if necessary, promoting safety activities (Continuous improvement team processes, Safety & Health Improvement Plan (SHIP) activities, etc.).
- Acknowledging compliant safety behaviors and good safety performance from members of your team(s).
Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Business Administration, or Electrical Engineering (Note: Fifteen (15) years’ experience can be substituted for the degree) AND Ten (10) years’ of power plant operations (thermal and/or hydro), utility management, and engineering experience.
Knowledge and Skills
Knowledge of – Electric System Operations; Power Generation facility design (thermal and/or hydro), maintenance, construction, and operations; Federal Energy Regulatory Commission standards and regulations; concepts, principles, theories, and methods surrounding electrical generation industry standards and best practices; budgeting, accounting, bookkeeping, inventory control, continuous improvement methodologies and record management principles.
Skill in – problem solving; report creation and submittal; independently adapting, interpreting and applying written guidelines, precedents, and standardized work practices to a variety of unprecedented and problematic situations; written and oral interpersonal communication; workflow and time management; utilizing MS office products; specialized software, tools, and applications.
A valid State driver’s license may be required.
Majority of work is performed in a standard office setting, with some work in hazardous, high energy, electric generation environment. Operation of a vehicle is also required.
*applicant/incumbent should refer to the Physical Capacity Evaluation (PCE).
Position Open Until Filled
First Review of Applications: Monday April 1, 2019
Excellent Compensation and Benefits Package
Equal Opportunity Employer
References and Background Checks are done as part of our employment process.