This position (responsibilities are dependent on category/grade level) provides engineering and technical support to the District’s dam safety/EAP supervisor and Power Production’s, engineering, operations and maintenance staff; leads and manages outside engineering and technical consultants and resources; coordinates with outside agencies to ensure that all pertinent District dam safety regulatory requirements are met or exceeded. This includes the requirements outlined in the District’s Owner’s Dam Safety Program (ODSP), Emergency Action Plans (EAPs), operations related regulatory compliance, public safety and District safety initiatives.
This position also implements, oversees and updates (as needed) the District’s Dam Safety Surveillance and Monitoring Plans (DSSMP) and prepares annual Dam Safety Surveillance and Monitoring Reports (DSSMRs). Project responsibilities may also include engineering and contract management for maintenance and construction projects at the District’s power production facilities.
In conjunction with the dam safety/EAP supervisor, this position interacts and coordinates with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC’s) Portland Regional Office and D2SI (Washington, DC FERC dam safety) office in matters related to dam safety, public safety and project operations. This position will coordinate with other District personnel as needed in reviewing and determining the appropriate responses and that the original documents and correspondence are appropriately filed in the District’s records repository.
B.S. or B.T. in Mechanical or Civil Engineering.
Engineer I, II and III – Two to three years of engineering experience. EIT preferred but not required.
Engineer IV - Five or more years of industry related engineering experience; preference is for experience specific to dam safety and/or hydropower engineering. Professional Engineer’s license preferred but not required.
Knowledge and Skills
A valid Washington State Driver’s License is required.
Duties are performed in an office environment and in various field locations. Must be able to travel by various modes of transportation to remote sites and manufacturing locations.
For a full list of requirements, the applicant/incumbent should refer to the Physical Capacity Evaluation