Modesto Irrigation District is seeking applicants for immediate hire for the position of Electrical Engineering Manager. The Electrical Engineering Manager is responsible for planning, directing and coordinating the activities of the Electrical Engineering Department within the Transmission and Distribution Division. The Electrical Engineering Manager will develop and manage transmission and distribution projects; coordinate Electrical Engineering activities with other divisions and departments, and provide complex staff assistance to the Assistant General Manager, Transmission and Distribution.
The Electrical Engineering Manager reports directly to the Assistant General Manager, Transmission & Distribution, and supervises professional and technical personnel. MID’s Transmission & Distribution Division consists of approximately 132 employees in five (5) distinct supervisor/manager groups: Electrical Engineering Managers, Substation Supervisor, Metering Supervisor, Trouble Supervisor, and Line Construction Manager.
The Electrical Engineering Manager, depending on assignment, will have the following essential functions:
Develop and implement departmental goals, objectives, policies and procedures.
Plan, organize and direct Electrical Engineering activities including the design, modification, construction and project management of electrical engineering projects related to the District’s transmission and distribution system.
Direct, oversee and participate in the development of the Electrical Engineering work plan; assign work activities, projects and programs; monitor work flow; review and evaluate work products, methods and procedures.
Prepare the Electrical Engineering budget; assist in budget implementation; participate in the forecast of additional funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials and supplies; administer the approved budget.
Recommend the appointment of personnel; provide or coordinate staff training; conduct performance evaluations; implement discipline procedures as required; maintain discipline and high standards necessary for the efficient and professional operation of the Department.
Provide detailed and high level engineering oversight for projects related to the design and construction of transmission and distribution systems.
Evaluate and optimize current designs and develop standards for engineering design.
Review and approve the preparation of drawings, maps, reports, specifications, cost estimates and material evaluations to support the operation of the District's electrical system.
Represent the department and division to outside agencies and organizations; participate in outside community and professional groups and committees; provide technical assistance as necessary.
Research and prepare technical and administrative reports; prepare written correspondence.
Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other District employees, outside agencies, and the public using principles of good customer service.
Perform related duties as assigned.
The Electrical Engineering Manager is an integral member of the utility’s Transmission & Distribution Division and will play a critical role in shaping and developing MID’s future organization, service reliability, and financial strength.
Experience and Training
Any combination of experience and training that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be:
Experience: A minimum of Seven years of increasingly responsible experience in the project management of electrical engineering projects; including two years of supervisory responsibility.
Training: Equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in Electrical Engineering or a related field.
License and Certificate: Possession of a valid driver’s license at the time of appointment. Individuals who do not meet this requirement due to a disability will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Possession of a valid certificate as a registered Professional Electrical Engineer
Knowledge of electrical engineering, design and operating practices related to electrical transmission and distribution, electrical substations, and related auxiliary equipment.
Knowledge of the principles and practices of sound personnel/project management, supervision, training, and performance evaluation and the ability to select and evaluate staff.
Knowledge of the principle and practices for organizational analysis and management.
Knowledge of pertinent Federal, State, and local laws, codes, and regulations.
Knowledge of administration principles and methods including goal setting, accountability, budget preparation, oversight and implementation.
Engineering and technical personnel; review and prepare specifications, estimates and lists of materials; establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, fellow employees, and the public.
Ability to interpret and explain transmission and distribution engineering policies and procedures or rules and regulations.
Ability to administer construction contracts.
Ability to observe and evaluate staff performance.
The ideal candidate will possess the skills to foster a teamwork environment. The Electrical Engineering Manager must have the ability to organize and prioritize tasks, analyze problems and develop effective solutions. He/she will analyze, comprehend, and apply administrative, departmental policies, procedures, and regulations. He/she must have the ability to communicate effectively, both oral and written.
MODESTO IRRIGATION DISTRICT (MID)
MID is located in California’s Central Valley, and provides electric and irrigation services, (including the treatment of surface water for drinking), to the greater Modesto area. Modesto Irrigation District was the second established irrigation district in California and now supplies irrigation water to over 3,100 agricultural customers, electric service to over 129,000 customers, and drinking water to the city of Modesto. MID is a community owned organization, not-for-profit business operation, governed by a locally elected Board of Directors. MID’s mission is to provide electric, irrigation and domestic water services for its customers, delivering the highest value at the lowest cost possible through teamwork, technology, innovation and commitment.
MID’s total operating revenues are anticipated to exceed $445 million in 2021. MID has roughly 450 employees, of which, approximately 132 are in the Transmission & Distribution Division.
MID enjoys a generally good relationships with its union representatives. The Electrical Engineering Manager will assist in upcoming negotiations.
For additional information please visit: www.mid.org .