Under limited supervision, oversees, manages, and supervises all engineering work in the design, installation, and/or maintenance of any aspect of Grant PUD’s infrastructure with a focus on reliability, safety, efficiency, and adherence to general engineering best practices.
The Engineering Manager is the first management level in the engineering job series. The Engineering Manager provides daily management responsibilities over all aspects of Grant PUD’s engineering needs. This position is responsible for overseeing electrical, mechanical, civil or structural engineering work.
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:
This position acts as the District’s Chief Dam Safety Engineer and is responsible for reviewing all incoming and preparing all outgoing Power Production-related correspondence with the FERC’s Portland Regional Office (PRO) and FERC’s Washington, DC dam safety office (D2SI).
Owns, follows, implements and updates the District’s Owner’s Dam Safety Program (ODSP).
Ensure successful and timely fulfillment of Emergency Action Plan (EAP) and Emergency Management requirements including periodic updates of EAP documents, preparing EAP exercises (annual drills, table top and functional exercises) and related training events.
Responsible for dam performance evaluations, studies and surveillance and monitoring activities to ensure safe continued operation of the projects water-retaining structures/components.
Plan, assign, train, and instruct the work of engineers; prioritize and allocate work assignments to achieve established strategies; provide input on the development of engineering standards, guidelines, and specifications; ensure individual contributors are utilized appropriately and are trained, capable, and qualified to execute work assigned; participate in teams of subject matter experts to create and administer policies and procedures governing all aspects of Grant PUD’s engineering tasks; provide recommendations on any controversial engineering decisions that affect critical aspects of Grant PUD’s infrastructure; make decisions on basic to complex engineering escalations affecting critical infrastructure; contribute in departmental initiatives to develop, implement, and achieve strategic plans and initiatives to improve staffing competency, efficacy, and professionalism.
Manage proper documentation, mapping, and safety planning for all aspects of Grant PUD’s infrastructure; ensure all project documentation is completed and properly stored; function as main point of contact with various internal and external stakeholders ensuring proper relationship development and communication policies are followed during all interactions; oversee contractors and consultants performing engineering work.
Create, monitor and update department budgets and high-level project schedules to make the best use of funds and personnel in meeting the needs of internal customers in alignment with district strategic goals.
Act as Project manager for high-level, critical projects involving design, installation, maintenance, and repair of Grant PUD’s power generation or power distribution assets; function as project stakeholder in various software programs impacting the engineering department; supervise engineering project managers through the development, design, and implementation phases of various projects; approve design changes prior to implementation.
Be an experienced, knowledgeable resource for lower-level staff within the engineering department, as well as other areas of Grant PUD; provide general guidance and training for non-subject matter experts; participate in industry groups to keep current on relevant industry practices and educate your team and peers on those practices; cultivate, foster, and maintain positive working relationships with managers, supervisors, employees, and other stakeholders to gain their cooperation and support.
Perform related duties as required or assigned.
Demonstrate commitment to Grant PUD’s mission, vision, values, strategic plan and Vision 2021. The incumbent shall be familiar with these organizational priorities and behave in a way that aligns with these expectations.
Understand and adhere to compliance requirements for this position that may include laws, regulations, security guidelines, Grant PUD policies & procedures.
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).