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Power Production Civil Engineer I-IV 

Req Number ENG-20-00004  
Salary $56,721.60 - $112,611.20 annually (DOE) *salaries are based upon 40 hours per week  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Location Wanapum Dam, Beverly, WA  
Shift Days  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
Number of Openings 1  

Position Summary

This position is for a Power Production Civil Engineer (Level I through IV), depending on experience, to support the District’s Dam Safety Engineering group.

The job will be located at the Hydro Office Building near Wanapum Dam, which is within commuting distance from Tri-Cities, Yakima, Wenatchee, Moses Lake, Ellensburg, Ephrata, Quincy and Royal City.

This Power Production Civil Engineer will provide engineering support to the Dam Safety Engineering group through successful completion of structural, geotechnical or general civil engineering work assignments. The Dam Safety Engineering group is responsible for ensuring the District’s dam structures remain stable and robust through monitoring, inspections, engineering evaluations/studies/analyses and remediation projects.

Job Responsibilities

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

Power Production Civil Engineer – Specialty: Dam Safety Engineering

  • This position reports to the Civil and Dam Safety Engineering Manager.
  • This position is responsible to assess, monitor, analyze and report on all dam safety engineering aspects associated with the Districts hydroelectric projects.
  • Write and/or review technical documents including letters, reports, studies and analyses for internal and external audiences including the FERC.
  • Compile, analyze, interpret and report-on dam monitoring data associated with dam performance.
  • Assist with all aspects of meeting the FERC Engineering Guidelines pertinent to the District hydroelectric projects, including, but not limited to: structural and geotechnical stability, hydraulic and hydrologic considerations, emergency action planning and dam instrumentation and monitoring.
  • Review engineering work requests to determine scope, cost, and justification for the work request;
  • Prepare technical specifications
  • Build material lists
  • Generating new drawings or revise existing drawings,
  • Inspecting equipment in the field, reviewing technical data outputs of various pieces of equipment, and analyzing variations from original designs
  • Coordinate and conduct engineering and other studies, projects, and systems;
  • Develop, implement, and coordinate procedures, functions, and activities
  • Specify equipment, work with vendors, and obtain quotes as needed.
  • Research and analyze technical information and data in order to prepare reports.
  • Manage proper documentation, mapping, and safety planning for all aspects of Grant PUD’s infrastructure from hydro-electric facilities, power production infrastructure; ensure all documentation is properly stored in Grant PUD’s engineering application databases.
  • 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.
  • Perform site inspections; meet with contract personnel, Grant PUD Employees, and other representatives to resolve problems and concerns and answer questions on issues/projects; assist with field inspections of projects for conformance to approved plans.
  • Perform increasingly more responsible work as the employee gains experience and independently performs engineering duties.
  • Formulation of budgets for projects including planning, design, regulatory, and construction phases.
  • Perform Project Management for projects in accordance with District standards
    • Prepare Project scopes
    • Prepare estimates and project budgets
    • Provide project justifications
    • Assess project risks
    • Maintain project schedules

Perform 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.

Position Requirements

Minimum Job Requirements

Educational/Experience Requirements

Bachelor of Sciences in Civil Engineering, 2+ years in discipline is preferred but not required.

Washington State Engineering in Training Certificate and/or Professional Engineering License is preferred.

Knowledge and Skills

Knowledge of:

  • General concepts, principles, theories, and methods surrounding engineering industry standards and best practices; project management tools and techniques; technical competencies with an attention toward detail; financial management philosophies.
  • Reinforced concrete structures, earth embankments, foundations, geotechnical engineering and steel structures.
  • Basic engineering principles, design, computations, analyses and construction.
  • Basics of preparation of project budgets, cost estimates, engineering economic analysis and feasibility studies.
  • Basic safety regulations and requirements associated with hydroelectric dams and construction work.

Skills in:

  • Utilization of Microsoft Office Suite of programs (such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Project)
  • Finite element model generation and analysis (preferred, but not required)
  • Planning, report writing, coordinating and problem solving
  • Strong written and oral communication, especially technical writing
  • Effective time management, organization and leadership
  • Adaptability to work with professionals in an office environment and with skilled labor in construction sites or within the powerplant.

Special Requirements

A valid State driver’s license may be required.

A Washington State Engineering in Training Certification may be required.

Physical/Mental Requirements

Majority of work is performed in a standard office setting but this position is also expected to perform visual inspections of the dams that can involve extensive walking and climbing on/within the Districts hydroelectric projects. Operation of a vehicle is required.

*Applicant should refer to the Physical Capacity Evaluation (PCE) for additional information

Position Open Until Filled

First Review of Applications: Monday, March 16, 2020

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  

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