As the Dam Safety risk program manager, is accountable for developing policy to provide balanced and informed assessments of the safety of TVA’s river dams and to evaluate, prioritize and justify dam safety decisions for 87 high and significant hazard river dams and locks which have up to 173,600 population at risk and $17B in potential impacts for a single dam failure. Manages and leads the Dam Safety risk program by providing implementation, guidance, support and training for L&RM and other TVA dam owning organizations on matters pertaining to Dam Safety Risk Management and Risk Informed Decision-Making (RIDM) in accordance with the Federal Guidelines for Dam Safety (FGDS) and TVA-SPP-27.008. Serves as TVA expert for recommending risk assessment strategies and initiatives to asset owners of river dams. Directs subject matter experts in the areas of Dam Safety risk, and coordinates with subject matter experts across TVA for prioritizing, planning and decision making around dam safety risk. Manages contracts for supporting dam safety risk consultants, contractors, and software.
Supervisory Responsibility — No direct supervisory responsibilities, but indirectly manages efforts of TVA dam safety staff across organizations in support of the Risk Program goals and Risk Informed Decision Making. May direct the work of up to 40 contractors.
Budget Responsibility — Assists the Manager of Dam Safety Risk & Emergency Preparedness to manage the program budget of up to $0.5M. Manages contracts associated with the program, and supervises project budgets as needed. Additional potential to impact and influence budget allocations and utilization in multiple TVA organizations relative to Dam Safety Risk initiatives and projects including the overall Dam Safety Assurance Program budget of $660M.
Education — Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or related field required and a post-graduate degree is highly desirable. A professional license is required.
Experience — Minimum of 10 years of dam safety experience required. Demonstrated familiarity with Dam Safety Risk Management methods and practice is required. Demonstrated familiarity with dam design, construction and performance and with the Federal Guidelines for Dam Safety is required. Familiarity with process improvement methods, program management and program delivery methods, benchmarking, best practices research and analysis techniques, programmatic training development and delivery are highly desired.
Knowledge/Skills/Abilities — Must have demonstrated effective communication and teamwork skills plus strong analytical, organizational, and problem solving skills. Highly skilled in process and program development and improvement tools. Working knowledge of the latest thinking in dam and levee design and evaluation including risk analysis, seepage, stability, hydrologic and seismic issues is desired. Knowledge of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, FERC, and FEMA related rules and regulations on programmatic dam safety issues is desired. Candidate may be required to obtain and maintain a security clearance based on position / access requirements and essential job functions. FERC, and FEMA related rules and regulations on programmatic dam safety issues is desired. Candidate may be required to obtain and maintain a security clearance based on position / access requirements and essential job functions.