Golden Valley Electric Association (GVEA) has an exciting opportunity for a high energy leader to fulfill the position of Vice President of Power Supply. With 3 direct reports, the VP is responsible for the administration of all power supply, as well as strategic planning, communications and special projects with an emphasis on safety and reliability. GVEA has a diverse fuel mix, including oil, coal, gas, hydroelectric and wind.
The VP of Power Supply will lead the way in;
Implementation of GVEA’s safety programs and compliance within the Division to ensure continued development and well-being of all employees.
Direction and coordination of power plant activities to ensure leadership is provided, including the delegation of responsibility so that goals and objectives are accomplished.
Establishing appropriate goals, work plans, forecasts, budgets, performance standards, procedures, controls and evaluations to ensure a reliable and cost-effective supply of energy for GVEA.
Management of the Association’s coal and turbine plant power production and maintenance, energy supply and windfarm while maintaining an acceptable economic and reliability mix.
Directing GVEA’s gas and coal operation and maintenance to achieve optimum capacity, reliability and economic operation so that GVEA can provide efficient and dependable service to its members.
Evaluating strategies of resource allocation among Divisions to maximize effectiveness.
Tracking performance by providing timely and accurate reports on plant operations and maintenance.
Ensuring all plants maintain compliance with State and Federal regulations (i.e. air permits, OSHA, FERC).
Identifying the impact of proposed State and Federal legislation and development of Strategic Plan and initiatives in response to legislation.
Forecasting, revising, and implementation of overall strategies for Power Supply to meet and or exceed demand needs while maintaining an acceptable economic versus reliability mix.
This position reports directly to the President and CEO and is responsible for the oversight of eight power plants, including a wind farm. Resource planning, plant operations, financial knowledge, production cost modeling, load forecasting and negotiation skills are necessary. An intrinsic understanding of all operational aspects of the electric utility system, along with superior communication and presentation skills are essential. The ability to relate to Boards while making recommendations is crucial. Analytical skills and computer skills are needed.
Candidates should have a minimum of ten years’ progressively complex utility experience and a history of commitment to teamwork and the cooperative principles. Senior management is required. BS degree in a supporting field and strong communication skills are needed. For more information, visit www.GVEA.com.
GVEA is the fastest growing electric cooperative on the “Last Frontier” with 45,000 members, and 360 megawatts of generation. Fairbanks is the second most populous metropolitan area in Alaska and is the home to the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Fairbanks joyfully sets the stage for a wide variety of classic and contemporary art, theater and music events and exhibitions year-round. Outdoor recreation abounds in this spectacular setting.
The cooperative offers a comprehensive benefits package, including a competitive salary commensurate with qualifications. Please submit electronic resume, at least three professional references and cover letter. Applications will initially be reviewed on April 16. Any other applications received after the above date will be considered until the position is filled.