The Vice President (VP) of Engineering and Power Supply will direct the Engineering function of the Cooperative's electrical system in such a manner as to assure modern design of electrical facilities that meet the highest standards and reflect the most efficient utilization of construction and operation methods, techniques and equipment. To manage the Cooperative’s power supply by focusing on the vision of providing clean, reliable, and affordable electricity supplies to our members for the near, medium and long term.
Education: Requires a four-year degree from an accredited college or university with a major in engineering, business administration, accounting, business management, or other related degree. Master’s degree preferred. Additional specialized training in electric utility system design, operation and evaluation via seminars and special courses is also required.
Experience: A minimum of 15 years of increasingly responsible experience in electric utility system design, construction, and operation is required, preferably with a consumer-owned or publicly held utility system. A minimum of 15 years’ experience in leading successful teams, and maintaining effective relationships, both within and outside the organization, is required. 10 years working in power markets is highly desirable.
Risk Assessment: This position requires access to certain secure assets and information. As a result, individuals in this position must be able to successfully pass a Personnel Risk Assessment every seven years, as required by the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) standards. Additionally, the individual in this position must be able to obtain security clearances with military installations that are contracted with VEA.
Knowledge: Requires a working understanding of ISO’s, RTO’s, WECC, FERC, and NERC; and a thorough working knowledge of distribution system design, construction, operations, the power marketplace in the US and the regulatory and environmental requirements related to this marketplace, as well as maintenance specifications and standards. Must possess in-depth conceptual and working knowledge of consumer-owned utility relationships and standards as required by applicable state and federal agencies. A working knowledge of applicable codes, regulations and standards, both national and local, is also essential. An understanding of control structures and risk management principles related to these environments is also required. Knowledge of budgeting, forecasting, and engineering-related information systems is desirable. Other preferred areas of knowledge include cost of service, retail rate design studies, job training and safety related areas.
About Valley Electric Association, Inc.
Valley Electric Association, Inc., (VEA) is a member-owned electric cooperative based in Pahrump, Nevada, with a certified service area covering more than 6,800 square miles in Nevada and California. VEA presently provides service to over 24,000 services with 2,120 line miles of distribution facilities and 13 substations. VEA is a participating transmission owner and load serving entity in the California Independent System of Operators Corporation (CAISO).
VEA is the parent company to a host of wholly-owned subsidiaries, including Valley Electric Transmission Association (VETA), Valley Communication Association (VCA), Valley Electric Services Company (VESC), and Valley Electric Energy Services (VEES).
VCA (Valley Communications Association), is a wholly-owned subsidiary based in Pahrump, NV, and will offer commercial and residential optical fiber broadband service, with speeds up to 1 gigabit, to VEA members throughout Nevada.
VEA offers a competitive salary and benefits package.
Please apply for this position online at www.vea.coop/careers