NCPA offers excellent benefits, retirement pension, generous leave programs, flexible schedules and professional growth opportunities.
This position directs and coordinates the activities of all generation facilities owned by member cities in partnership with other non-members. The Assistant General Manager (AGM) must ensure optimum efficiency and economy of generation facilities, and assures that the facilities are operated and maintained to industry standards and member expectations. The AGM performs the following duties personally or through subordinate managers. The AGM may be assigned as the General Manager when the General Manager delegates his authority.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
This position requires the incumbent reports for work on time and maintains satisfactory attendance in accordance with Agency policy; Ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; Arrives to meetings and appointments on time; Performs special assignments for the General Manager as assigned. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Plans, develops in concert with direct reports, and oversees the generation services budget.
Ensures that all facilities adhere to local, state, and federal rules and regulations.
Ensures that environmental regulations and permits are followed at all facilities.
Prepares and provides reports and information to member/owners as needed.
Oversees the purchases made for facilities and approves purchase orders, vouchers, and expense reports.
Networks with Utility Directors, and Commission Members and promotes NCPA at industry meetings or functions.
Counsels subordinate managers in the interpretation of bargaining agreements.
Represents management and meets with union stewards and managers to resolve grievances.
Represents management in labor contract negotiations or serves as a resource to negotiators.
Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems among supervised staff.
Serves as a member of the NCPA management team, and provides information about generation as it relates to the Agency's overall direction.
Manage direct reporting to General Manager related to financial, business, and administration matters.
Develop positive working relationship with the support divisions and operations team to ensure proper operational support.
Develop operational and strategy to ensure that the resource plan operational activities meet the organizational regulatory requirements.
Delegate work assignments and schedules for employees.
KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES
To perform this job successfully, the incumbent must have knowledge of the Agency; principles and practices of planning, management and operation of power utilities; principals of public utility market; program development and evaluation; methods of administrative problem solving; principles and practices of policy formulation; personnel management; Public Utilities Commission, Energy Regulatory California Energy Commission, and Federal Power Commission regulations.
Ability to plan, organize, and direct the work of multidisciplinary professionals; analyze administrative policies, organization, procedures, and practices; integrate the activities of a diverse program to attain a common goal; gain the confidence and support of employees, customers, and members; develop cooperative working relationships; analyze complex problems and recommend effective courses of action; perform highly administrative and policy-influencing functions effectively; effectively communicate and work with a variety of audiences and build consensus; Demonstrate leadership skills, delegation skills and emotional intelligence; Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public; Ability to lead technical and construction teams on the development of new energy resources.
Valid California Driver's License and insurance as frequent travel is required. California Professional Engineer license preferred.
This position manages four subordinate managers who supervise employees in the Hydroelectric, Geothermal, Combustion Turbine Facilities and Engineering. The AGM is responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of these units. This position also directly supervises non-supervisory employees and carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to risk of electrical stations and power plant hazards. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
All employees are responsible for contributing to an inclusive, safe, and secure work environment that values diverse cultures, perspectives, and experiences, and is free from discrimination.
Education and/or Experience
Applied Engineering degree or equivalent; 15 years’ experience at various levels of responsibility in the electrical generation business, including four to ten years related experience in generation operations and maintenance management. Experience must be within an organization of at least 500 MW in capacity consisting of steam generation, and/or combustion turbines, aero-durative turbines, hydro generation, geothermal generation or other renewable generation resources. Experience in managing/supervising 50+ personnel is desired. California Professional Engineer license highly desirable.
The Northern California Power Agency (NCPA), a California Joint Action Agency, was established in 1968 by a consortium of locally owned electric utilities to make joint investments in energy resources that would ensure an affordable, reliable, and clean supply of electricity for customers in its member communities. NCPA members include municipalities, a rural electric cooperative, and other publicly owned entities for which the not-for-profit agency provides such services as the purchase, aggregation, scheduling, and management of electrical energy.
Most critically for its 16 members, NCPA over the past four decades has constructed and today operates and maintains a fleet of power plants that is among the cleanest in the nation, and that provides reliable and affordable electricity to more than 600,000 Californians. NCPA made a major investment in renewable energy in the early 1980s when it developed two geothermal power plants and financed and built a 250 megawatt hydroelectric facility. Thirty years later, these resources continue to generate reliable, emission-free electricity for its member communities.
NCPA’s 775 megawatt portfolio of power plants is approximately 50% ...greenhouse gas emission-free. NCPA’s mix of geothermal, hydroelectric, and natural gas resources is well positioned to help its members achieve California’s goal of a 50% Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) by 2030. NCPA member utilities also have invested heavily in the most environmentally friendly form of electricity—the megawatts that you don’t use.
NCPA’s commitment to the environment reflects its status as a not-for-profit public entity whose policies and values are set not by investors, but by locally elected or appointed officials who serve as the energy regulators in the cities, towns, and districts that are members of the Agency.