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Metaline, Washington
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Operations - Plant Operations
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Full Time
Experience level:
General Management
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree

Boundary & Lucky Peak Sr. Operations Manager

Seattle City Light, a department of the City of Seattle, is one of the nation's largest municipally owned utilities in terms of the number of customers served. Over the years we have worked very hard to keep Seattle's electricity affordable, reliable, and environmentally sound. Today, City Light is a recognized national leader in energy efficiency and environmental stewardship.
Seattle City Light's Generation Operations & Engineering Division is looking for a Boundary/Lucky Peak Operations Manager to join the team! Boundary Dam is located near Metaline Falls, in the pristine northeastern corner of Washington State along the Idaho and Canadian borders and approximately 100 miles north of Spokane, Washington.

The Boundary/Lucky Peak Operations Manager position reports directly to the Generation Operations & Engineering Division Director and will be assigned to the Boundary Dam. Occasional travel to the Lucky Peak Dam in Idaho and to Seattle should be expected.

Salary Range:

$49.07-$80.95 per hour


Job Responsibilities:


  • Provide management and leadership direction for approximately 40 full-time professional and skilled employees who perform operations and maintenance, capital improvement, construction management, design, work management and warehouse functions for the 1050 MW Boundary Hydroelectric Project;
  • Manage, lead, and oversee ongoing operations and maintenance of the plant, capital and maintenance work, construction, warehouse, licensing and community affairs functions for the Boundary Program;
  • Provide liaison services in the area of field operations management for the Lucky Peak Power Project located in Boise, Idaho;
  • Manage, monitor and administer human resource policies and programs consistently and in support of utility-wide practices to recognize diversity and commitment to racial and social justice;
  • Administer labor contracts fairly and consistently, respond to grievances in a timely and appropriate manner;
  • Serve as a local/regional representative to the Boundary License Implementation Team;
  • Serve on and provide support to Citywide or Department strategic oversight councils;
  • Responsible for an annual budget of approximately $6.5 million O&M and $15-45 million CIP;
  • Serve as a local/regional representative with local, state and Federal agencies that operate in the Pend Oreille County area which may include participation in local/regional and community forums in support of socioeconomic initiatives, recreation planning, security and emergency management, industry best practices and related activities;
  • Serve as a key member of the Generation Operations & Engineering management team of Seattle City Light;
  • Promote organizational change and advocate for management initiatives.


Education: Bachelor's degree in industrial technology, engineering, or related field (or a combination of education and/or training and/or experience which provides an equivalent background required to perform the work of the class).

Experience: Management and leadership experience in utility-level mechanical, electrical or industrial technology or related area of responsibility, typically gained through ten years or more of progressively responsible operational assignments, with at least five years as a manager or supervisor in a large, complex organization. In depth knowledge of mechanical and industrial technology and the hydroelectric industry. Knowledge of Federal and State regulations such as FERC, NERC, WECC, OSHA, WISHA, NEC, and NESC specifications and WAC Chapter 296-45 rules for electrical workers.

Certification/License: Current Washington State Driver's License

Desired Qualifications:   The most competitive candidates will have:

  • An extensive design and management experience in support of and/or with an electric utility.
  • Be a champion for workplace safety improvements.
  • Ability to provide leadership in an environment of change.
  • Willingness to be accountable for difficult and challenging decisions.
  • Skilled in developing and managing complex and large budgets.
  • Skilled in making decisions independently on employee issues, injuries and safety.
  • Experienced in managing work groups with 40+ employees.
  • Experience working with and managing a union labor force.
  • Skilled in developing and implementing work management systems and practices.
  • Hydroelectric utility operations experience preferred.
  • A desire to live and work in a remote location surrounded by small communities.
  • Familiarity with NERC Reliability and CIP Cyber Security standards is required.
  • Knowledge of public sector organizational practices, including labor relations and financial management.
  • Skilled in developing and implementing performance management and organization measurements, methodologies and techniques. 
  • Experience working at and practicing leadership at a variety of management levels. 
  • Strong management skills including planning, organizing, problem-solving, decision?making and program implementation. 
  • Ability to and proven track record in coaching and counseling employees, encourage teamwork and promote high standards of customer service. 
  • Experience working with multiple stakeholders, vendors, and customers. 
  • Experience negotiating consultant and vendor contracts and other agreements. 
  • Excellent oral, written and presentation skills. 
  • Good interpersonal skills, ability to work with people from diverse professional, cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. 
  • A working knowledge of work management systems, long term maintenance planning and resource scheduling.
  • In-depth knowledge of Mechanical and Industrial Technology.
  • Ability to actively promote, support and manage key strategic Citywide initiatives, including those related to fair and equal employment, diversity and justice in the workplace.

Additional Information:

To be considered for this opportunity, please submit a completed application via this bulletin and attach the following:

  • A cover letter describing how your qualifications and experience meet those required and desired for the position.
  • Resume

Job offers are contingent on the verification of credentials and other information required by the employment process. Components of the background check may include a review of criminal history, identity verification, driving history, education, employment, professional licenses/certificates, and additional information as deemed necessary.
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