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Managing Director - District Services

USA - Wenatchee, WA
01 May

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Chelan PUD is considered by many to be a world-class organization - supported by a host of outstanding employees, many of which are assigned to the District Services business unit responsible for providing procurement, contracting, facilities, engineering, office support, real estate and fleet services to all departments. The incumbent manages external affairs, communications, security and natural resource programs and environmental compliance. The work disciplines of District Services are broad and deep - providing support for the operating units. This requires the Managing Director to stay abreast of issues ranging from compliance with state and federal natural resource obligations; maintaining our extensive parks system; keeping PUD facilities safe; rehabilitating our multibillion dollar hydro generating assets; and ensuring our views are accurately represented in the congressional and state legislative arenas.

This executive level position is responsible for policy management, planning, budget oversight, collaboration, leadership, human resource management and development, and project oversight. As a member of the Senior Management Team and reporting to the General Manager, this position works closely with other executive level positions to develop and implement District wide strategies and occasionally serves as Acting General Manager in the absence of the General Manager. The incumbent is responsible for ensuring compliance with the NERC Reliability Standards.

Responsibilities include:

*Collaborate with the General Manager, the Sr. Management Team, and other District leaders to proactively address challenges and develop forward-thinking, progressive programs and procedures that ensure the District meets the goals and objectives linked to the District's strategic plan. Provide counsel to the General Manager offering perspective and advice on numerous issues related to the District's operations and strategies, including (but not limited to) customers, policies, political, stakeholders, communications, employees and regulatory. Participate in team or committee assignments as directed by the General Manager. Attend Board meetings and other outside agency meetings as required.

*Collaborate with group leadership to advise the General Manager, the Board of Commissioners (as appropriate) and senior management on issues and proactive strategies related to the divisions within the District Services group. Timely, factual communications and business strategy development are key competencies required for organizational success.

*Establish and maintain internal and external relationships with District employees, Board of Commissioners, outside agencies, consultants, industry organizations, political/community leaders and our customer-owners. Responsible for build trust, respect and mutual understanding with stakeholders.

*Participate, coordinate, and manage special projects as assigned by the General Manager to accomplish organizational work. Represent the organization on the local, state, regional, and national level as assigned.

*Manage seven (7) subordinate supervisors who supervise approximately of 170 full time employees and 60 seasonal, part time or on-call employees in the External Affairs, Communications, Security, Engineering & Project Management, Fish & Wildlife, Hydro Licensing & Compliance, Parks, Contracts & Supply Chain, Real Estate, Facilities, Fleet, and Office Services departments.


Education: Bachelor's degree in a Business Administration, Public Administration, Natural Resources, Communications, Engineering, or a related field or the equivalent combination of education, experience and training that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Candidates with an MBA or advanced studies are preferred.

Experience: Requires an established history of superior achievement in roles requiring outstanding leadership, honesty and integrity. Typically requires a minimum of ten (10) years progressively responsible experience in management, including five (5) years demonstrated experience in a supervisory role. Candidates with three (3) years or more years' experience in a senior leadership role (comparable to a Director or higher) are preferred. Requires broad experience in at least one of the related functional areas, such as external affairs, engineering, natural resources, or shared services management. Also requires a minimum of five (5) years' experience in an electric public utility or equivalent environment (such as government agency or private or public utility related organization) . 

In addition to a competitive salary range of the mid to high $100,000s (based on qualifications, skills and abilities), Chelan PUD employees also enjoy outstanding benefits which include the option of a zero cost medical plan (medical, dental and vision for all eligible dependents), short and long-term disability, Washington State Public Employee's Retirement System, Deferred Compensation (with company matching funds up to 5%), 11 holidays and initial personal leave accrual at 27 days per year. Relocation assistance is available.

Chelan County PUD is located in the geographical center of Washington State at the confluence of the Columbia and Wenatchee rivers. A public power leader, the complex and progressive nature of PUD operations offer a unique mix of challenges and opportunities.

We rely on the mighty Columbia River for much of our hydropower generation and we're proud to take a leadership role in environmental stewardship as related to this great river system. Each year we dedicate millions of dollars and thousands of work hours to protect and enhance fish, wildlife and plant ecosystems. As part of hydropower operations, we've also built 14 parks that serve more than 3 million visitors each year.

Rated by National Geographic as one of the top 10 mountain towns in the (...) and by Sunset Magazine as one of the top 20 Western DREAM TOWNS, Wenatchee is a recreational paradise with an abundance of adventure. The natural beauty of the Wenatchee Valley provides a vivid backdrop to its thriving economy, where the quality of life is high and the climate is moderate with four distinct seasons.

Wenatchee is 150 miles east of Seattle (three hours driving time or half-hour plane ride) on the very dry side of the Cascade Mountain Range. With more than 200 days of sunshine, the area is the best of the Pacific Northwest, without the rain.


Applicants must apply online with a cover letter and resume. Please see our website at (...) and apply under "Careers".

Chelan PUD is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity at all levels of its workforce. M/F/Disability/Vet Employer