Director, Transmission and Construction
Western Area Power Administration
Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) is one of four power marketing administrations within the U.S. Department of Energy whose role is to market and transmit wholesale electricity from multi-use water projects. Our service area encompasses a 15-state region of the central and western U.S. where our more than 17,000 circuit mile transmission system carries electricity from 57 hydropower plants operated by the Bureau of Reclamation, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the International Boundary and Water Commission. Together, these plants have an installed capacity of 10,504 megawatts. We sell our power to preference customers such as Federal and state agencies, cities and towns, rural electric cooperatives, public utility districts, irrigation districts and Native American tribes. They, in turn, provide retail electric service to millions of consumers in the West.
Serves as the Sierra Nevada Region's (SNR) Director, Transmission and Construction as a direct report to the Regional Manager, which includes transmission lines and substations maintenance, engineering and construction. Manages, plans, and coordinates work activities required for the maintenance, replacement and rehabilitation of the power transmission system and the administration of the maintenance portions of associated power contracts. Plans, directs, executes, and assures efficient maintenance of complex power transmission facilities in the Region, including transmission lines, substations; communications, meter, relay, control and protection facilities. Directs a diverse workforce of approximately 71 employees through subordinate supervisors. Establishes annual and multi-year goals and work plans for the work directed. Assures implementation, by subordinates, of the goals and objectives for the programs directed. Responsible for the development of project management plans including descriptions, program schedules, budget estimates, and justification data for planned system additions and modifications, and major new projects and interconnections with new or existing customers, independent power producers, and renewable resource power developers. Exercises primary Regional staff responsibility for the long-range planning of transmission system replacements and modifications, preparing needs assessments for transmission lines and substation replacements and modifications reviewing construction and supply specifications and manufacturer's instruction books and drawings, and representing the Region in engineering and planning functions with other systems, pools, and councils. Ensures on-the-job safety and health of all employees supervised. Identifies and corrects job safety and health hazards, instructs employees on safety requirements for job assignments, and reviews and reports loss incidents in accordance with WAPA's regulations and Office of Workers' Compensation regulations.
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WAPA offers a competitive base pay and a comprehensive benefits package that includes:
• Health and Life Insurance
• Dental and Vision
• Long Term Care
• Flexible Spending Accounts
• Thrift Savings Plan (401K equivalent) with up to 5% matching contributions
• Defined-Benefit Pension
• Paid Annual and Sick Leave
• 11 Paid Federal Holidays
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Join WAPA's team and "keep the lights on" for millions of Americans. Guided by our Strategic Roadmap, we market and deliver clean, renewable, reliable federal hydroelectric power, which enhances America's energy security and sustains its economic vitality. As part of the Department of Energy, WAPA provides premier power marketing and transmission services across 17,000+ miles of high-voltage transmission lines in 15 states. We operate and maintain the transmission system, providing energy to customers who then serve about 40 million people in the West. Our powerful partnerships help us deliver on our mission amid a dynamic energy landscape. Join us as we power the energy frontier!
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