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Manager Engineering-Systems Planning & Protection 

Req Number ENG-19-00012  
Salary $95,825.60-$167,689.60 Annually* (DOE)  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Location Ephrata Headquarters  
Shift Days  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
Number of Openings 1  

Position Summary

Under limited supervision, oversees, manages, and supervises group responsible for performing engineering work associated with system planning and protection of Grant PUD's transmission and distribution 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 aspects of Grant PUD's engineering needs

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:

Job Responsibilities

Plan, assign, train, and instruct the work of other professional engineers; prioritize and allocate work assignments to achieve established strategies; provide input on the development of engineering standards, guidelines, studies, calculations 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 Grant PUD's power delivery 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 planning and protection of Grant PUD's power delivery infrastructure and assets; ensure all documentation is properly stored in Grant PUD's engineering application databases; function as main point of contact in the area of system planning and protection with various internal and external stakeholders ensuring proper relationship development and communication policies are followed during all interactions; oversee contractors and consultants performing related engineering work.

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 non­subject matter experts; cultivate, foster, and maintain positive working relationships with managers, supervisors, employees, and other stakeholders to gain their cooperation and support; understand and adhere to compliance requirements for this position that may include laws, regulations, security guidelines, Grant PUD policies, and procedures.

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.
  • Understand and adhere to compliance requirements for this position that may include laws, regulations, security guidelines, Grant PUD policies & procedures.
  • Actively 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).
Position Requirements

Job Requirements

Educational Requirements

Bachelor's Degree in an engineering field; AND ten (10) years of engineering or engineering management experience.

Knowledge, Skills, and Experience

Knowledge of Power system engineering principles and their application to electric utility operational practices; protection relaying principles including short circuit analysis, time-current coordination, relay settings and integration with SCADA systems; electric system studies for purposes of planning, compliance and connection of new load or generation; staff development methods set to engage team members and promote meaningful performance improvements; project management tools and techniques; technical competences with an attention toward detail.

Skill in – exercising good judgement and making well informed decisions under pressure; written and oral interpersonal communication; workflow and time management; utilizing MS office products; GIS and AutoCAD software, tools, and applications.

Special Requirements

A valid Washington State driver’s license is required. A Washington State Professional Engineer license preferred.

Physical/Mental Requirements

Majority of work is performed in a standard office setting, with some field work that may require operation of a vehicle.

*applicant/incumbent should refer to the Physical Capacity Evaluation (PCE).

Open Until Filled

Excellent Compensation and Benefits Package

Equal Opportunity Employer

References and Background Checks are done as part of our employment process.

About the Organization Employees are our greatest assets at Grant PUD. Our dynamic team of skilled individuals define this utility. We welcome your unique experiences, skills and passion

As an equal opportunity employer, we strive for an environment of mutual respect that values diversity. We recruit, hire, train and promote all job classifications. A variety of exciting challenges and growth opportunities exist at Grant PUD. We offer training, benefits and multiple opportunities to serve the diverse needs of our regional community.

Our Mission:
To efficiently and reliably generate and deliver energy to our customers.

Our Vision:
Excellence in service and leadership
We continually ask how our performance aids in improving service quality, reliability and care for the environment in the most cost-effective manner.

Safety: We believe that employee and public safety is paramount

Innovation: We make decisions that best serve present and future generations

Service: We are committed to excellent customer service

Teamwork: We are one team with the same mission

Respect: We honor the rights and beliefs of those we work with and serve

Integrity: We hold ourselves and others accountable to professionalism in our actions and words

Heritage: We protect, preserve and perpetuate the spirit of the PUD and the Wanapum relationship  

This position is currently accepting applications.

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