This position is at a senior manager level reporting to the Division Director and, as such, is responsible for managing the technical services of Matanuska Electric Association, Inc. (MEA). Responsibilities include oversight of the functional areas of, substation maintenance, metering, communications, relaying and SCADA. The position will also assist with the development of substation designs and commissioning.
ESSENTIAL POSITION REQUIREMENTS
Qualified candidates are required to have a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering and ten (10) or more years of directly related work experience in the electrical utility engineering and operations areas, with progressively responsible management and supervisory experience. Such experience must demonstrate proven capabilities in the application of principles of directing, developing, and administering work programs and procedures; preparing reports for management and measuring results.
Requires extensive, demonstrated level of experience in the following areas:
Design, construction, and maintenance of relay, control, communication, and SCADA systems.
Electrical system operations in the field of electric utility metering.
SCADA communications and control.
Protective relaying or substation operation.
Regulatory requirements and industry practices pertaining to electric system operations.
Qualified candidates will possess a Professional Engineer (PE) registration and must be able to obtain a PE in the State of Alaska.
Preference will also be given to those candidates whose prior work experience evidences a background in the construction, operation, and maintenance of electrical system facilities as well as progressively responsible supervisory experience.
Qualified candidates must have a valid Alaska driver’s license (or ability to obtain as required under State of Alaska regulations) and a driving record which is acceptable and insurable by the Association and the Association’s insurance carrier at standard group rates.
NOTE: The Association will require, in its sole discretion, relevant work experience in lieu of required education qualifications or other required certifications or qualifications.
Internal Number: 350-181
About Matanuska Electric Association
Matanuska Electric Association, Inc. (MEA), Alaska’s oldest existing and second-largest electric cooperative, is owned and operated by its member-owners. The headquarters office in Palmer is located only 45 minutes from Anchorage, the state’s largest metropolitan area. The town of Palmer is nestled in the lush farmlands of the Matanuska-Susitna Valley, surrounded by the majestic Chugach Mountain Range. MEA’s service area is 4,200 square miles in Southcentral Alaska, nearly the same size as the 2.2 million acre Yellowstone National Park. MEA serves an area twice as large as Delaware and three-fifths the size of Connecticut. Service is provided from four locations throughout the territory: Eagle River, Wasilla, Palmer, and Big Lake. Alaska is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts and pilots. Residents regularly enjoy world class fishing, hunting, hiking, camping, kayaking, white water rafting, and other outdoor activities. Join us in the ‘Land of the Midnight Sun’!
MEA is an EEO/M/F/D/V employer.