Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) has an opportunity for a strong, strategic leader to lead its Desert Southwest (DSW) Region (DSW sells power in Arizona, southern California, and portions of the Southwest). The Senior Vice President and Regional Manager of the DSW region will exercise managerial authority and strategic leadership over four powerplants and 2,735 miles of high-voltage electric transmission, producing 5.6 million megawatt-hours of power and generating more than $253M in system revenue.
The Senior Vice President and Regional Manager is a member of WAPA’s senior executive team and reports directly to WAPA's Administrator and CEO. The Senior Vice President and Regional Manager is directly responsible for bulk electric system compliance requirements under FERC, NERC and WECC and leads more than 200 federal employees.
As the leader of 200+ federal and contract staff located throughout the 15-state service territory, this key executive will partner effectively across WAPA and DOE to advance WAPA’s mission through the use of effective enterprise architecture, data strategy and cyber security.
Duties will include, but not limited to:
The ideal candidate for this position has significant leadership experience and the ability to bring about strategic change and lead organization vision in a continuously changing environment. They have an ability to lead people, and build an inclusive workforce. The candidate must be able to make decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks. The candidate must have experience leading a large organization with interdisciplinary teams of engineers, transmission and engineering planners, craft lineworker employees and electricians, financial teams, contracts, rates and marketing teams, and experience with both office employee and electrical worker unions.
The candidate must have electric utility knowledge including documented experience in the management and operations of electric utility transmission assets, negotiation of complex transmission, operations and maintenance contracts for the delivery of Federal power on a wholesale basis.
The candidate must also have knowledge of the electric utility industry and the dynamics of utility operations in Arizona and California and demonstrated knowledge of current market development activities in the Western Interconnection and Desert Southwest region, specifically including the CAISO Energy Imbalance Market and the development of the Southwest Power Pool Western Energy Imbalance Service. (See Mandatory Technical Qualifications for specific requirements).
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