Chugach Electric
  • 12-May-2022 to Until Filled (AKST)
  • Engineering Transmission Services
  • Anchorage, AK, USA
  • DOE
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Health/Rx, Dental, Vision, 401k, Pension, Annual Leave, Paid Holidays


The Manager of Projects sets a department direction, builds, and maintains a strong team, creates processes, and maintains them, reinforces behaviors, communicates, supports, and helps the Projects team deliver. This position provides a strong project management focus to design and construct transmission, sub-transmission, substation, distribution, and switchyard facilities in addition to other electrical or nonelectrical projects as required by Chugach. Implements project management tools and techniques to deliver projects.

Essential Functions

  1. Utilizes established management information systems to monitor budget, operation and maintenance and capital project activity.
  2. Ensures schedules are developed and regularly updated for expense and capital projects assigned to the Department.
  3. Oversees contract administration for the acquisition of major equipment and material, for civil and electrical construction, and for engineering services.
  4. Oversees preparation of detailed work plans and specifications necessary for major project construction.
  5. Reviews and approves expenditures within signature limits.
  6. Submits a department capital and expense budget for review and approval.
  7. Establishes project requirements for facilities construction, including distribution, sub-transmission, transmission, and substation.
  8. Balances the use of consulting engineers to ensure project design schedules are met and that in-house resources are used in the most efficient and cost-effective manner.
  9. Provides established written or verbal reports on status of Departmental responsibility areas. Additionally, provides monthly project reporting detailing financial and schedule performance and alignment with budget.
  10. Schedules, assigns, and directs the work of subordinates, provides training and mentoring. Monitors and evaluate performance of direct report subordinates.
  11. Ensures performance measures are in place for Departmental responsibility areas.
  12. Participates in negotiating agreements with State and Municipal agencies for modification or relocation or company facilities.
  13. Directs the design coordination involved in the interconnection of Chugach facilities with other electric utilities.
  14. Participates in external committee assignments with various organizations with authority to make decisions and act on behalf of Chugach as directed.
  15. Develops and implements a comprehensive Project Management Plan for departmental processes which will identify when and where to apply appropriate tools and techniques.
  16. Presents to the Chugach Board of Directors for project and contract authorizations.
  17. Creates and maintains an ongoing list of system deficiencies to be slated for capital projects for improvement.



  • Vice President of Engineering: Reports to, receives decisions and directions from.
  • Other Chugach Departments: Seeks out or exchanges information as required. Develops strong working relationships.
  • Board of Directors: Prepares and presents to, receives information, and responds to inquiries.


  • Bargaining Unit Representatives
  • Federal, State and Local Agencies: Interacts with relative to construction or relocation of facilities; coordinates the obtaining of necessary construction specifications and permits.
  • Railbelt Electric Utilities: Coordinates with and exchanges information.
  • Various consulting engineering firms and State and Federal agencies: Consults and exchanges information within the formulation of engineering and planning studies and major construction projects.
  • Vendors' and manufacturers' representatives: Consults within regard to operating parameters of equipment, and the availability and pricing of equipment.
  • Member-Owners: Provides assistance as needed.


  1. Must have a thorough knowledge of electric utility systems, operations, and construction. Must have a working knowledge of Uniform System of Accounts, RUS design and construction requirements, RUS Approved List of Materials, National Electrical Safety Code, OSHA rules and regulations, construction contracts, materials and practices, as well as construction and material specifications.
  2. A knowledge of the effect of cold weather on the operating parameters of certain substation equipment would be helpful. Also, knowledge of common construction practices utilized in Alaska would be very helpful.
  3. Must have the skill to recognize electrical system needs, provide solutions that meet electrical and mechanical demands, while also fulfilling aesthetic, economic and environmental requirements.
  4. Must have a demonstrated track record of successful project deliver using industry recognized project management tools and techniques.
  5. Must have the ability to work with other department personnel in preparing plans, construction contracts, and reports. Must be able to innovate methods and designs for improving system and plant facilities.
  6. Ability to supervise others and develop effective working relationships. Good written and oral communications skills. Ability to resolve employee conflicts.
  7. Must be proficient in use of word processing, spreadsheet, database, presentation, and project management software.

Supervisory Responsibility

This position has the supervisory responsibility for the Senior Project Engineers, Project Engineers and Site Engineers. This position directs other Division personnel as required.

Work Environment

Work will typically be performed in a standard office environment. Some field trips will be required for inspection and data acquisition in varying weather conditions. Flights in fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters. Occasional out of town trips and meetings may be required. This position is subject to 24-hour call-out.

Minimum Qualifications and Experience


A Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering is required, electrical preferred. Additional specialized training in electric utility designs, construction, planning and accounting preferred. Alaska Professional Engineer registration or the ability to obtain Alaska Professional Engineer registration by comity within one (1) year preferred. A master's degree in project management or Project Management Professional (PMP) certification is desired.


Ten (10) years of progressively responsible engineering design or construction experience is required on electric utility plant, including three (3) years of supervisory and project management responsibility. Experience with high voltage (115 kV and greater) land and submarine cables is preferred. Must have electrical, mechanical, and architectural experience as needed for complete design, including familiarity with foundations and structures. Must have experience in organizing and supervising work groups and coordinating plans and designs with other internal departments and external agencies. Experience working in a union environment preferred.

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