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Vice President of Transmission and Asset Management/Maintenance Manager

Full Time • Posted May 1

  • Organization: Western Area Power Administration
  • Location: Folsom, CA
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Company Description

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!

Job Description

Serves as the Sierra Nevada Region's (SNR) Vice President of Transmission and Asset Management & Maintenance Manager. 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.  Provides innovative leadership in meeting customer needs and in establishing WAPA-wide policies and procedures in collaboration with the other Regional Maintenance Managers.

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.  Serves as Vice President of Transmission and Asset Management & Maintenance Manager, directing a diverse workforce of approximately 68 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.




A qualified candidate's online application and resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position is defined as: 

  1. Extensive management and supervisory experience in an electric utility environment.
  2. Extensive experience with operation and maintenance of high voltage electric power transmission system sufficient to manage the implementation of complex maintenance, rehabilitation and construction programs.
  3. Experience with labor management relations, including negotiations.
  4. Demonstrated experience working in a large multi-faceted utility organization with varying goals, customers and stakeholders.

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