Overview This position provides overall leadership and management for the implementation and support of all of the District's real-time control systems, which include, but are not limited to, the Energy Management System (EMS), SCADA, generation management, water/waste water and hatchery systems ensuring high reliability and full compliance with associated regulatory requirements. Directs the Control Systems Engineering staff and their associated activities supporting and improving real-time control systems in compliance with all assigned NERC/WECC Reliability Standards, and their activities to design, develop, monitor and support computer applications, network services, and cyber security. Responsible for establishing operational reliability guidelines, procedures, action plans, training, meeting compliance requirements and monitoring goal achievement. Develops long and short range plans and budgets designed to meet current and future control system requirements.
Has full responsibility for developing, interpreting, organizing, executing and coordinating the assignments of the control system engineering professional staff through lead employees. Develop and implement capital improvement and maintenance plans in support of District strategic goals and objectives. Develops comprehensive project plans which include resource requirements, milestones, deliverables, quality requirements, cost and budget targets and project specific policies, procedures and guidelines.
Oversees the preparation of capital and O&M budgets. Contributes to the development of business unit short and long range plans.
Supervises a large team of highly technical staff with responsibilities including design and support of high reliability real-time control systems, networking, reliability standard compliance and cyber security.
Responsible for managing cyber security for all District control systems, ensuring compliance with NERC Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) requirements and other assigned reliability standards.
Leads cross functional teams of technical, operational and marketing experts across departmental lines developing and implementing designs and technology solutions that affect the real-time control systems and marketing strategies.
Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with key managers and technical staff of other organizations or companies. May act as the primary District representative on external committees in order to set operational standards, exchange information and resolve problems affecting utilities within the WECC Region. Provide input and participate in revising and/or creating regional policies regarding reliability compliance issues.
Maintain regular and predictable attendance: Perform related duties and responsibilities as required. Comply with District policies. Complete all required training. Maintain a working knowledge and comply with District safety procedures and specific safety requirements of this position, and those in accordance with applicable provisions of the Revised Code of Washington (RCW) and Washington Administrative Code (WAC).
As a secondary function, drive a motorized vehicle while conducting business on behalf of the District.
This position manages/supervises people. Direct Resources Managed: 10-19. Indirect Resources Managed: 1-10.
Reports To Director - Transmission & Compliance
Overtime exemption Exempt
Education Equivalent experience (year for year) may substitute for required education.
Bachelor's Degree Electrical Engineering or Computer Science. required.
5+ years Leading real-time systems engineering teams or projects, and leadership and/or supervisory experience in multiple operational areas including generation, transmission, distribution systems, regulatory compliance and/or cyber security required.