Franklin PUD is searching for an Engineering Manager to join our team. This position works under the direction of the Director of Engineering and provides supervision of the Engineering Department. This includes System and Field Engineers, Project Engineers, GIS Engineer, Engineering Clerk, Engineering Administrative Assistant, contract construction and contract engineering. The Engineering Manager represents the District and works closely with other agencies within our service areas. Other duties include performance of system studies, technical studies, technical liaison duties, engineering design and development of specifications. The Engineering Manager also assumes the duties of the Director of Engineering, as needed.
DISTRICT MISSION, VISION AND VALUES:
The Engineering Manager is responsible for knowledge of District values, for demonstrating them during the normal course of business through example and action, and for applying them whenever situations arise that can’t readily be resolved by application of department procedure or District policy. The position is responsible for all Engineering employee’s understanding and applying District values. These values include: Customer Focus, Respect, Integrity, Personal Responsibility, Teamwork, and Forward Focus.
Responsible for engineering duties related to the planning and engineering of line extensions, system improvements, and maintenance projects on the transmission and distribution electric system. Responsible for adherence to applicable District policies, specifications and rules. Also responsible for maintaining data within the electric system GIS database and applications related to the use of GIS data.
Supervision: As directed by the Director of Engineering, provides direct supervision and assigns work within the Engineering Department. This includes System and Field Engineers, Project Engineers, GIS Engineer, Engineering Clerk, and Engineering Administrative Assistant. Recommends staffing levels, participates in the hiring process, make decisions and recommendations relating to advancement, step increases, discipline, development and training and personal leave use. Determines and facilitates the training needs of the staff. Supervises employees working under terms of the collective bargaining agreement, evaluates employee performance, and counsels as necessary.
Customer Service: Assures that engineering responds appropriately to the request and needs of the District’s electrical customers, other agencies, and other employees. Monitors application of District policies, rules and regulations and provides recommendations for changes. Represents the District and works closely with other agencies in our service area.
Supervision of work order process: Reviews, checks and approves work orders, service request orders, and service orders. Coordinates work with other departments and maintains required records. Recommends and implements changes in work management processes as necessary.
Performance of technical liaison duties: Provides in-depth engineering data for District employees and customers. Often represents the District and works closely with other agencies within our service areas.
Engineering oversight of contract construction: Works with the Operations Department to coordinate contract work and maintain construction records and approves billings.
Performance of engineering design: Provides engineering design for large and complicated transmission and distribution projects. Interprets scope and requirements of projects, develops alternatives, recommends action, implements and provides project management. Determines electrical and mechanical requirements for equipment purchases and for construction.
Engineering Standards: Represents the Engineering Department to the District Standards Committee. Organizes meetings to gather input from line crews regarding material updates and changes. Advises, assists, recommends and implements construction, material and engineering standards. Maintains updated material requirements relating to these construction standards. Assists the Purchasing Manager in maintaining an updated Stock Book, with information relating to material approval.
Leadership: Provides leadership to Engineering Department employees. Sets an example by meeting District expectations of professional behavior, personal responsibility, use of District resources, and quality of work. Exhibits District Mission, Vision, and Values in all aspects of job duties.
Performs other duties as assigned: Duties include working extended hours as needed to ensure meeting deadlines and assuming the duties of the Director of Engineering, as needed.
Knowledge, skills and abilities: Thorough understanding of electric system transmission and distribution engineering design and operation, GIS database principles and applications in an electric utility environment. Also requires a thorough understanding of job-related rules, applicable codes, contracts and electric utility operating procedures. Ability to use personal computer, spreadsheet, word processing and distribution-related software. Ability to use advanced calculator function. Capability of operating office machines. Ability to listen and communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Possesses strong organization skills.
Education and experience: A Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and 8 years of applicable electric utility engineering experience are required. Registration as a Professional Electrical Engineer (PE) or obtain one within one year of hire. Three years supervisory experience is preferred.
Works indoors and sits for extended periods.
Works outdoors in all weather conditions and crosses all terrain on foot. Enters and exits vehicles and drives frequently in all driving conditions.
Possesses manual dexterity necessary to use engineering equipment, computer and basic office equipment.
Possesses visual abilities necessary to discern images on a computer screen, read blue prints and schematic drawings and safely operate a motor vehicle.
Possesses hearing and speaking skills necessary to effectively communicate in person, by telephone or radio.
Lifts, carries, pushes and pulls up to 20 pounds.
A valid Washington State Driver’s License is required.