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Manager, Transmission Engineering

Company: Center for Watershed Protection
Location: Anchorage
Posted on: May 27, 2023

Job Description:

Summary This position is accountable for developing and maintaining a strong team to provide engineering services to the Association. This position will lead two departments comprised of transmission and planning engineers who oversee design aspects of Chugach's transmission and substation assets as well as system planning. This position also helps to set direction to develop electrical infrastructure of the Association, aligning with corporate goals, strategic objectives, reliability, and regulatory reporting requirements. Additionally, provide stewardship over company record documentation pertaining to transmission and substation assets, system modeling and reporting. Essential Functions

  • Develop and manage transmission engineers, for aspects of overhead, underground and undersea transmission and sub-transmission line design. Apply aspects of outdoor air and gas insulated substations.
  • Ensure all operating substation and transmission lines conform with current codes and standards.
  • Utilize internal and external resources to create and maintain a substation grounding analysis program which will comply with NESC code and safeguard cooperative personnel.
  • Develop standards for substation materials and equipment procurement.
  • Develop annual department budget. Monitor actual expenditures, compare against budget and forecasts costs. Provide monthly financial reporting.
  • Manage steward substation and transmission line documentation.
  • Create capital improvement recommendations that enhance service, improve productivity and reliability, and meet strategic objectives.
  • Manage all plan reviews required by local, state, federal agencies and private parties are efficiently carried out and conflicts mitigated.
  • Review current practice, benchmarks against leading performers, and implements best practices to improve overall service levels and productivity; establishes performance indicators and measurement systems and holds subordinates accountable for performance.
  • Manage divisional goals, review and evaluate staff performance.
  • Assist in the annual Engineering Division capital and expense budget.
  • Implement and enforce bargaining unit contracts in consultation with the Vice President, Human Resources.
  • Serve as a representative of Chugach in the formulation of development projects with other utilities and agencies.
  • Review and update the professional engineer ethics and standards for the Division's Professional Engineering staff.
  • Manage all Chugach land interests are accounted for with local, state and federal agencies in addition to private landowners.
  • Leverage and cultivate external resources for station and line design as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned. Competencies
  • Knowledge of electric utility systems operations, construction, and maintenance. Must understanding of the operation of an electrical utility system, including distribution systems.
  • Must have knowledge of tools, equipment, and materials utilized in construction and maintenance of electrical utility systems. Understanding of the maintenance and operation of a wide variety of electrical equipment and apparatus.
  • Knowledge of Uniform System of Accounts; RUS construction specifications; RUS Approved List of Materials; National Electrical Safety Code; OSHA Rules and Regulations; construction materials and practices; construction/material contracts; assembly and material specifications, and knowledge of the effect of cold weather on operating equipment.
  • Knowledge of the planning, operation and maintenance of electric utility transmission systems and familiar with system protection, is Must have knowledge of computer software and hardware and familiarity with the applicable analysis programs.
  • Knowledge of IEEE standards and the ability to apply them as needed.
  • Knowledge of substation and transmission line design processes and technologies used.
  • Familiar with GIS data bases and software tools. Knowledge of CAD design tools and file storage systems.
  • Familiar with municipal, state and federal regulations, codes and requirements.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities. Must possess oral and written skills. Must have the ability to coach subordinates and resolve employee conflicts. Must have the ability to prepare and administer employee performance reviews.
  • Proficient in use of personal computer and use of word processing, spreadsheet, database, presentation, and project management software. Must be knowledgeable of budgetary processes.
  • Must possess a valid driver's license. Supervisory Responsibility This position has the supervisory responsibility for the transmission and planning engineers. Work Environment Office and fieldwork conditions, some of which may be under outage conditions requiring work at all hours until the condition is resolved. Periodic field trips may be required, occasionally on light aircraft. Occasional out of town travel may be required. Company Description Chugach Electric Association is a member-owned cooperative, headquartered in Anchorage, Alaska's largest city. Anchorage itself sits at the base of the Chugach Mountains. Chugach is pleased to provide reliable, affordable power to more than 92,000 members from Anchorage to the northern Kenai Peninsula, and from Whittier on Prince William Sound to Tyonek on the west side of Cook Inlet. We service over 113,000 locations with 3,782 miles of transmission and distribution lines. We have many services that make it easy to power homes and businesses with Chugach. Chugach's corporate vision: Responsibly developing energy to build a clean, sustainable future for Alaska. Chugach's corporate mission: We provide safe, reliable, and affordable electricity through superior service and sustainable practices, powering the lives of our members. Chugach's corporate values: Guided by our values of safety, accountability, and sustainability, we are committed to serving our members, the community, and the Chugach team. Equal Employment Opportunity It is a policy of Chugach Electric Association, Inc., to recruit, hire, train, promote, and compensate persons without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, pregnancy, parenthood, physical or mental disability, veteran's status, age, or any other classification protected by applicable, federal, state, or local law. Chugach is also an affirmative action employer. Benefits Health Benefits
  • Medical & RX
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • Telemedicine Financial Security
    • 401K Plan
    • Defined Benefit (Pension)
    • Retirement Investment services
    • Basic Life and AD&D Insurance paid for by Chugach Electric
    • Supplemental Life Insurance
    • Short Term Disability
    • Long Term Disability
    • Flex Spending Account (Health, Limited Use, Dependent Care) Work, Life, Health
      • 20 days vacation for first year of employment
      • 9 Paid Holidays
      • 2 Float Holidays & 1 Birthday Holiday
      • Employee Assistance Program
      • MetLife Will Preparation Minimum Qualifications and Experience Education Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, Civil or Mechanical Engineering; required. Master's degree in Engineering Management or Business Administration, preferred. Registered Professional Engineer, State of Alaska; required. Experience Seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience in engineering design, operation, construction, maintenance, planning, budgeting, capital improvement programming, including supervisory responsibility, required. Experience must include planning, design and construction of transmission and substation facilities. Must have civil engineering experience as needed for understanding of complete design, including geotechnical requirements, foundation, and structures. Must possess a valid driver's license. Experience working in a union environment preferred.

Keywords: Center for Watershed Protection, Anchorage , Manager, Transmission Engineering, Engineering , Anchorage, Alaska

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