Golden Valley Electric Association (GVEA) is looking to hire a full-time Manager of Engineering Services as part of the Engineering Team located in Fairbanks, AK. This position earns a competitive wage and exceptional benefits including health insurance, short-term disability, defined benefit plan, 401(k) match, wellness benefits and generous paid leave.
GVEA is an electric cooperative which maintains 3,261 miles of transmission and distribution lines, 35 substations, and 9 generating facilities. Our system is interconnected with Fort Wainwright, Eielson AFB, Fort Greely, the University of Alaska-Fairbanks, and all of the electric utilities in the Alaska Railbelt, extending from Homer to Fairbanks. Powering the Interior of Alaska, GVEA contributes to the economic, environmental, and social viability of our communities.
We recognize the importance of a diverse workforce composed of safe, committed, and self-motivated employees. GVEA strives to hire and retain employees who share our values of integrity, honesty, accountability, respect, goodwill, and continuous improvement.
As part of a team, the Manager of Engineering Services supervises and performs complex professional engineering design, planning and inspection work accommodating system growth and reliability as defined by Association and performance metrics used by the Association and the industry, including the RUS. They promote a "Safety First" culture. The Manager act's as a project manager on multiple complex projects including the continuous supervision of several subordinate positions. They may have complete responsibility for design, scheduling, cost, quality, and timely completion of major projects with only occasional review. Some of their tasks include performing complex engineering analysis, design, research, and inspection work.
GVEA's Manager of Engineering Services plays an integral role in our ability to serve the Interior of Alaska by providing reliable electric service at fair and reasonable prices!
QUALIFICATIONS FOR A MANAGER OF ENGINEERING SERVICES
BSEE degree with Power Engineering emphasis is required.
Master's degree in management preferred.
Valid Alaska driver's license.
Registration as a professional engineer in the State of Alaska is required.
First aid certification.
Over ten years engineering experience at a comparable level with at least two years in power utility engineering.
Demonstrated supervisory experience.
Demonstrated project management experience.
Experience with Integrated Resource Planning techniques for electric power utilities.
Experience in the design and construction of substations using RUS design and contracting procedures.
Familiarity with RUS construction standards preferred.
Familiarity with RUS system planning processes and RUS financing preferred.
Experience applying industry standard analytical tools (e.g. PSS/E, Aspen 1-liner, Milsoft EA, SEL Synchrowave, SEL acSELerator) to support operations, upgrades, and expansion planning.
Familiarity with the Alaska Railbelt electric system preferred.
Experience using performance management techniques.
Do you have strong verbal and written communication skills? Do you have demonstrated proficiency with electrical analytical software packages and drafting products? Are you able to organize and direct major projects? Do you have the ability to maintain a cooperative, friendly attitude towards co-workers, professional contacts, vendors, stakeholders and the general public? Do you have the ability to analyze situations and take effective action? Are you dependable and trustworthy? If so, you might just be perfect for this position!
WORK SCHEDULE This position typically works 8 hours per day, 5 days per week. Additional hours as required. On-call as needed after hours.
READY TO JOIN OUR ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE TEAM? If you feel that you would be the right fit for this job, please fill out our online, mobile-friendly application https://gvea.applicantpro.com/jobs/2868132.html. We look forward to meeting you!
Note: This position is open until filled.
GVEA conducts pre-employment, post-offer drug screening and background checks. Background checks will be conducted on all final candidates as deemed necessary.
All offers of employment at Golden Valley Electric Association are contingent upon clear results of a thorough background check and drug/alcohol screening.
Golden Valley Electric Association is a member-owned electric cooperative that has been serving Interior Alaska residents since 1946. GVEA has nearly 300 employees and is the third largest electric utility in Alaska, serving nearly 100,000 residents in Fairbanks, North Pole, Delta Junction, Nenana, Healy, Denali National Park and Cantwell. Among GVEA’s members are three military bases, two gold mines and an oil refinery. Golden Valley operates and maintains over 3,200 miles of transmission and distribution lines including 35 substations and 8 generating facilities. GVEA has the most diversified fuel mix of electric utilities in the state: coal, oil, wind, solar, as well as hydro from Bradley Lake near Homer and natural gas from Anchorage.