Competitive pay and Comprehensive NRECA Benefits. Health/Rx, Dental, Vision (full health premiums covered by Chugach), Annual Leave - 4 weeks to start, 9 Paid Holidays, 2 Floating Holidays, 1 Birthday Holiday, RS Pension Plan.
4 Year Degree
Internal Number: 00776.03.2023
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.
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.
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.
This position has the supervisory responsibility for the transmission and planning engineers.
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.
Minimum Qualifications and Experience
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.
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.