Tacoma Power is seeking a supportive and collaborative leader to drive operational excellence at our Nisqually River Hydroelectric Project in LaGrande, WA. The Nisqually River Project is Tacoma Power's second-largest hydroelectric resource, generating enough clean energy to serve nearly 43,000 Northwest homes. The Hydro Complex Manager’s role is to oversee the operation and maintenance of the Nisqually Hydroelectric Project including powerhouses, dams, reservoirs, parks and other related equipment and facilities in a safe and environmentally-responsible manner to maximize value and ensure the reliability of the generating resources to Tacoma Power. In this role you will report to the Power Generation Section Manger and coordinate with Power System Operations, Hydro Resource Scheduling and Marketing, Natural Resources, Engineering, Asset Management and Transmission & Distribution workgroups while complying with all federal, state and local regulatory requirements. The ideal candidate has extensive experience with hydroelectric or other power plant facility operations and maintenance and has demonstrated leadership of diverse teams of skilled craft employees.
Ensure the hydroelectric complex is safely operated and maintained per the requirements of the federal FERC license, NERC reliability standards and all other agreements and regulations.
Plan and manage operations and maintenance activities of dams, reservoirs, powerhouses, parks, recreation areas, roads, fleet vehicles including boats and major equipment, buildings and related equipment and structures.
Maximize the reliability and value of the generating resources.
Coordinate activities at the hydro project with Power System Operators, Hydro Resource Schedulers, Engineers, Biologists, other City departments, contractors, outside agencies and organizations and customers.
Manage and coordinate the recreation facilities so that Tacoma Power maintains safe and clean parks and campgrounds for the public.
Build relationships with the local community.
Collaborate with other hydro complex managers to optimize the operation of the utility’s generating resources.
A housing residence is provided at no cost. This position is required to live on-site and to be available for emergency call outs 24/7 including weekends and holidays in a standby rotation with others including the assistant manager. May be required to work extended hours during equipment or weather-related incidents.
DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS (TRAINING AND EDUCATION):
Eight years increasingly responsible experience in the utility industry AND
Four years of management/supervisory experience
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with degree in engineering, business management, field of specialty or related discipline AND
Four years of management/supervisory experience
LICENSING, CERTIFICATIONS AND OTHER LEGAL REQUIREMENTS:
Depending upon assignment a WA driver’s license may be required.
Selection Process & Supplemental Information
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Tacoma Power Tacoma Power is an almost 100% hydroelectric, municipally-owned public power utility, located in Tacoma, Washington. We serve approximately 170,000 customers as one of the three operating divisions of Tacoma Public Utilities, alongside Tacoma Water and Tacoma Rail. As one of the most livable, walkable cities in the country, you'll find that Tacoma is a great fit for all interests with places to bike, run, hike, and explore. It has the perks of a big city and the charm of a small town.
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Applications will be reviewed as they are received for interview consideration.
Reference checks will be conducted on final candidates and appointment is subject to passing a background check.
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Tacoma Public Utilities is the public utility service for the city of Tacoma, Washington. It was formed in 1893 when the citizens of Tacoma voted to buy the privately owned Tacoma Light & Water Company. It is the largest department in Tacoma City government, with a 2015–2016 budget of $1.2 billion and 1,378 employees. Operations are funded entirely by revenue generated from sale of services, not from taxes.