The Manager - Hydro Licensing oversees the FERC license implementation and relicensing activities for the District including preparation of all FERC relicensing materials and strategic planning. This position manages and supervises the work of license specialists(s) and senior license specialist(s), relicensing Project Managers, consultants and legal advisors as well as serves as the principal contact between the District and federal, state, and local regulatory agencies to ensure accurate and efficient flow of information and cooperation for the relicensing process.
JOB FUNCTIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function of the job satisfactorily. Essential functions (EF) are those activities that, if not performed, would significantly and fundamentally alter the position.
# EF % of Time Job Functions
EF 35% Supervision: Manages License Specialist(s), Senior License Specialist(s), Relicensing Project Manager(s), and technical consultants. Responsible for Rocky Reach, Rock Island, and Lake Chelan license implementation to meet compliance with federal license requirements, and directing the relicensing team to ensure the Rock Island Project completes a timely and successful relicensing process. Responsible for the work products associated with relicensing, which includes application documents, study plans, overarching relicensing schedule and budgets, settlement agreements, and development of environmental resource management plans. Assures development and training of Licensing and Relicensing staff to optimize their talents and contributions, facilitates succession planning.
EF 25 % Policy Guidance & Communications: Provides policy guidance and senior level communication regarding relicensing and license implementation ensuring timely preparation of acceptable license and relicensing materials and completion of implementation and compliance activities and relicensing goals and objectives. Regularly reports progress of implementation to senior management, appropriate external parties, and FERC as required for compliance with the Project License requirements.
EF 25% Planning, Scheduling & Coordination: Works at Department and Business Unit level to assure business planning, risk management, and internal coordination regarding implementation of license requirements and relicensing agreements. Oversees project schedules, budget accountability, and expenditures associated with relicensing, implementation and compliance.
EF 15% Regulatory Oversight & Relationships: Oversees and provides guidance to relicensing and license implementation staff on how to address federal, state, and local regulatory agencies to ensure the accurate and efficient flow of information and positive cooperation for specific projects. This position is the "public face" for the license and relicensing activities and develops strong, positive relationships within a broad range of stakeholders and other District Departments. Interact with agencies, non-government organizations, Tribes, and the public to establish and convene resource forums to share information, coordinate efforts, and make recommendations. Engages in regular public speaking activities and stakeholder interactions. Negotiates with agencies to establish the scope of study plans; protection; mitigation and enhancement plans; and the license terms and conditions.
EF Ongoing Maintain regular and predictable attendance. Perform related duties and responsibilities as required. Comply with District policies. Complete all required training. Maintain a working knowledge and comply with District safety procedures and specific safety requirements of this position, and those in accordance with applicable provisions of the Revised Code of Washington (RCW) and Washington Administrative Code (WAC).
Directly supervises five (5) employees in the Hydro Licensing and Compliance Dept. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
COMPENSATION & BENEFITS
In addition to a competitive salary range of $111,750 - $149,000 (based on qualifications, skills and abilities), Chelan PUD employees also enjoy outstanding benefits which include the option of a zero cost medical plan (medical, dental and vision for all eligible dependents), short and long-term disability, Washington State Public Employee's Retirement System, Deferred Compensation (with company matching funds up to 5%), 11 holidays and initial personal leave accrual at 21 days per year.
Chelan County PUD is located in Wenatchee at the geographical center of Washington State at the confluence of the Columbia and Wenatchee rivers. Wenatchee is the fourth-safest small city in the nation and a great place to raise a family. Residents have access to excellent schools, affordable housing, theaters and music venues, short commutes, strong transportation systems, and close proximity to metropolitan amenities of Seattle and Spokane, about three hours driving time or a half-hour plane ride away.
Chelan PUD is a public power leader, the complex and progressive nature of PUD operations offer a unique mix of challenges and opportunities. We rely on the mighty Columbia River for much of our hydropower generation and we're proud to take a leadership role in environmental stewardship as related to this great river system. Each year we dedicate millions of dollars and thousands of work hours to protect and enhance fish, wildlife and plant ecosystems. As part of hydropower operations, we've also built 14 parks that serve more than 3 million visitors each year.
Rated by Sunset Magazine as one of the top 20 Western DREAM TOWNS and by Forbes in 2017 as one of the top 25 places to retire, Wenatchee is a recreational paradise with an abundance of adventure. The natural scenic beauty of the Wenatchee Valley provides a vivid backdrop to its thriving economy, where the quality of life is high and the climate is moderate with four distinct seasons, including more than 200 days of sunshine. It's the best of the Pacific Northwest - without the rain!
We live a life of abundant choices and enjoy water sports on the Wenatchee and Columbia rivers, hiking, biking, rock climbing and unlimited golfing. Downhill and cross-country skiing are just minutes away. The area is also known for producing quality wines.
Chelan PUD is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity at all levels of its workforce. M/F/Vet/Disabled
QUALIFICATIONS: The qualifications listed below are representative of those required, but reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.
Bachelor's degree (B.S., B.A.) from a college or university; or the equivalent combination of education, experience and training that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Master’s Degree preferred.
Typically requires at least 10 years experience managing large complex projects. FERC hydropower licensing experience preferred. Proven experience working with regulatory agencies preferred.
Additional Salary Information: In addition to a competitive salary, Chelan PUD employees also enjoy outstanding benefits which include the option of a zero cost medical plan (medical, dental and vision for all eligible dependents), short and long-term disability, Washington State Public Employee's Retirement System, Deferred Compensation (with company matching funds up to 5%), 11 holidays and initial personal leave accrual at 21 days per year.