This posting will remain open until a sufficient quantity of qualified applicants have been received but may close at any time without notice. Applicants are encouraged to apply early to ensure they are considered.
The Reliability Compliance & Coordination Department is seeking to hire a Reliability Risk Engineer. This position is responsible for applying risk frameworks in a highly technical environment to ensure the design, planning, maintenance and operations of the Bulk Electric System achieves reliability and security objectives. The successful candidate will lead collaborative efforts with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders to support SMUD's strategic goals while addressing regulatory mandates and expectations.
To serve as a high level technical consultant providing expert advice and counsel on highly complex, sensitive, or controversial engineering assignments and /or projects involving specialized or unique engineering knowledge and consulting expertise and experience.
Nature and Scope
Serves and functions as a high level technical expert and consultant in an assigned area of professional engineering; may work independently or with a team on projects of major complexity and sensitivity; exercises independent judgment and discretion within broad range of practices and guidelines. Incumbents in this classification are typically viewed as “recognized” experts in their field.
Duties and Responsibilities
Maintains relationships and coordinates exchange and documentation of information related to engineering modifications and related installations, testing and acceptance between operations, maintenance, and engineering functions, supervisors and managers, vendors and contractors and federal, state and local governmental and regulatory agencies.
Conducts research and complex analysis of engineering systems; develops project plans; allocates resources to project tasks; reviews contracts, material requisitions and project documents for accuracy and compliance to engineering requirements and standards; provides technical oversight of project engineering work; analyzes project costs and schedules; negotiates with external agencies and other utility management personnel on behalf of SMUD.
Reads and interprets data from various engineering and/or power plant systems to include engineering designs and drawings, and related construction and operations documents; gathers and audits relevant data from various sources and formulates timely and accurate recommendations related to engineering modifications and/or construction projects; enters and extracts data from engineering databases in order to input, retrieve, maintain and update engineering project information.
Prepares and files timely reports pertaining to environmental health and compliance for the department and associated plant modification projects.
Assists in planning, reviewing and conducting work activities and researching required project information associated with department internal/external projects in accordance with established task objectives and schedule as outlined in the project plan/contract.
Represents SMUD as a technical engineering expert before public, private, governmental and regulatory agencies and bodies; makes presentations and project updates to SMUD management, executives, and Board of Directors.
Performs related duties as required.
Demonstrated expertise with applying risk frameworks including, but not limited to those developed by ISO, COSO, NIST, and IIA, to technical environments that support the reliability and security of the Bulk Electric System.
Strong track record with developing, delivering, and following up on actionable recommendations to reduce risks and achieve operational excellence.
Deep understanding and experience with FERC, NERC, and WECC regulatory structure and its risk-based approach to compliance monitoring and enforcement.
Proven ability to collaborate with and positively influence a wide range of internal and external stakeholders, including subject matter experts, management, senior leadership and regulatory authorities.
In-depth knowledge of the principles, practices, and procedures related to power systems design, operations, theory, installation, testing.
Knowledge of the principles and practices, and procedures related to thermal generation and operations.
Knowledge of the principles and practices, and procedures related to hydroelectric generation and operations
Familiarity with relevant compliance testing and evaluation procedures for power systems.
Strong understanding of safety standards and best practices in power systems design and operation.
Experience using a risk-based approach to identifying potential compliance risks and work with cross-functional teams to communicate the risks and identify where remediation is required.
Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and communication skills
Ability to lead projects, work independently, and collaborate effectively in a team-oriented environment
Detail-oriented with a strong focus on accuracy and compliance documentation
Strong ability to communicate both in written and oral form.
Good interpersonal skills
Bachelor degree in engineering is required.
Required Experience Qualifications
10 or more years of progressively responsible relevant work experience in utility operations, electrical system design, construction, project management and project engineering to include 5 years as a project manager and a responsible lead technical position within a major project including design, construction and contract activities.
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