Generation Superintendent

Date: Dec 23, 2020

Location: Sultan, WA, US

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Job ID  11182  Department  Jackson Project (10000096) 
Union Classification  Non Union  Type  Full Time - Salaried  
# of Openings  Job Location  Sultan, Washington (US-WA) 
Closing Date  01/25/2021   Salary/Wage  $118,231.00 - $157,641.00 annually 


Job Definition

Manages the delivery of water to City of Everett and required minimum instream flows to water courses. Manages the operation and maintenance of the District’s generation projects, including power plants, dams, structures, reservoirs, roadways, right-of-ways, bridges, grounds, tunnels, pipelines, spill gates, control gates, recreation sites, and overall security.  Schedules capital construction and maintenance work to obtain optimum use of resources while minimizing impact to the environment.  Manages the development and implementation of preventive maintenance programs.  Assists with the development of Public Works and Professional Services Contracts.

Distinguishing Characteristics


Essential Job Functions

Manages and evaluates the performance of assigned staff including performance expectations, coaching, positive recognition and discipline when appropriate.  Ensures equitable distribution of work and provides opportunity for employee development and training.  Ensures staff understands and complies with District Directives, safety rules and other related policies and procedures.  


Establishes work priorities, schedules and assigns work; cooperates with other District departments to maintain coordinated work efforts; evaluates staffing needs and makes recommendations concerning staffing levels or the need for contractual assistance; supervises contract staff as necessary.  Conducts interviews and makes staff selections to meet the District’s strategic plans and critical goals.


Coordinates Jackson Hydroelectric Project activities to ensure delivery of the City of Everett’s water supply and compliance with all Project mitigation, fisheries flows, recreation programs and other license conditions. 


Participates in pre construction meetings and coordinates with Generation Engineering, Natural Resources, administrative staff, Contracts and Purchasing, local, State, and federal agencies, and other District areas as necessary.


Plans and coordinates operations and maintenance, scheduled or emergency shutdowns and inspections for all Generation projects, both within the District’s service area (e.g. Jackson, Youngs Creek, Woods Creek) and outside the District’s service area (e.g. Hancock Creek, Calligan Creek).  Adjusts to available power sources, water releases, deliveries and generator loadings as required or directed.


Informs District management of operations, conditions, activities, incidents and violations.  Evaluates and recommends to the Senior Manager of Generation new methods for effectively and efficiently operating the Projects.


Performs scheduled informational tours for the general public and special inspection tours for agencies to observe operating conditions and license compliance.


Develops and implements preventive and corrective maintenance program to optimize unit availability and minimize interruption of power production, water releases and water deliveries.


Monitors industrial injuries, property damage claims, and accidents in an effort to eliminate occurrences.  Ensures compliance with Federal, State, District or legally mandated safety, health, and environmental policies, procedures and practices; participates in regular Safety meetings; assists in resolving safety problems.  


Maintains sequential operating and maintenance procedures, switching orders, and clearance procedures for all equipment associated with Generation Projects.  Coordinates with Energy Control and Substation to de-energize lines and substation circuit breakers so maintenance can be performed in accordance with safety procedures and NERC/WECC requirements.


Technical and operational lead for review and inspection of partner generation Projects (owned by others) and of Projects proposed for acquisition by the District. 


Ensures the projects are operated consistent with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) license conditions, NERC/WECC requirements, and all associated permits and regulations.


Develops specifications and budgets for new generation Project equipment, trucks, trailers, boats, and related capital purchases; principal fleet liaison for operational management of Generation-assigned transportation fleet. Coordinates the purchase of tools, materials, and supplies as needed, maintaining a high standard of equipment within the budgetary allowance.

Specialized Job Functions


Supervises the preparation of various logs, daily operating reports, and other records to ensure accurate, detailed entries of information are made regarding Project(s) activities.


Other Job Functions

Reviews work related accidents, completes accident reports, initiates corrective measures and completes appropriate notification procedures.


Assists in the development of departmental goals and objectives and the departmental budget.


Maintains pertinent District and department records as required.


Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Knowledge of:
• District construction standards, practices, procedures, techniques, and materials.
- Collective Bargaining Agreement
• Safety rules and regulations.
• Electrical generation systems and intra/inter-utility operations.
• Electrical, civil and mechanical engineering principles as they apply to operations, maintenance and integration of new construction.
• Teamwork processes and team leadership.
• Organizational systems and business processes.
• Budgeting processes, finance and procurement cost management.
• Project management.
• Management/leadership theories and practices and change leadership.
• Training theory and practice.
Ability to:
• Communicate and work effectively with all levels of the organization, the public, and government agencies.
• Learn and apply District policies and procedures.
• Use independent and discretionary judgment.
• Make and carry out effective business decisions.
• Identify and work with others to remove barriers to change.
• Manage confidential information.
• Interpret and understand technical specifications and/or information including Federal, State, and local regulations and commercial law.
• Manage and coordinate/schedule many projects and shifting priorities.
• Supervise, coach and provide positive direction to staff.
• Analyze situations and develop effective solutions.
• Understand other District work group’s abilities and use their expertise to solve problems and to provide input to generation designs to ensure consistency of design standards.
• Perform inspections in elevated positions and climb stairs in excess of 200 ft.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Civil, Mechanical, or Electrical Engineering; OR the equivalent combination of related education and experience; AND, 
  • Seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience in operations and maintenance functions at an electrical generating plant using rotating generation equipment or a comparable heavy industrial, manufacturing, municipal water/wastewater, marine power plant or other system with large motors and ancillary support systems including:
    • Three (3) years in a lead or supervisory capacity; and
    • Five (5) years experience in planning and preparation of generation or comparable infrastructure project maintenance. 



• Valid Washington State Driver License.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s in Electrical Engineering
  • Journeyman/foreman experience at an electrical generation facility.
  • Related Journeyman certification.
  • Hydroelectric generating experience preferred, but not required.

Working Conditions

• Duties performed in office and field environments.
• Field location exposes incumbent to varying weather conditions, uneven terrain, and energized equipment.
• Travel to business meetings is required.
• The position may work schedules other than normal business hours.
• This position is on-call 24 hours a day, seven days per week to address project issues and coordinate responses to emergencies, dam failures or other alarmed conditions.



Snohomish County P.U.D. #1 is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Women, Disabled and Veterans.

Nearest Major Market: Seattle
Nearest Secondary Market: Everett

Job Segment: Construction, Electrical, Engineer, Inspector, Procurement, Engineering, Quality, Operations

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