The Vice President of Engineering has leadership accountability for all components associated with the planning, design, maintenance and construction of utility installations dealing with the electric, transmission, distribution and generation systems as well as various associated buildings and structures. This position has significant supervisory responsibility for Engineering and Meter/Maintenance personnel whose performance of duties directly impact the planning and design of the District’s electric and generation systems and all regulatory issues of the Hydro system.
Provide supervisory direction, guidance, coaching, and oversight for the recruitment, selection, orientation, and retention of a qualified engineering and meter/maintenance workforce; prepare paperwork, regular feedback, and conduct meetings pertaining to the work performance of his/her direct reports; review time sheets for accuracy and submit for processing; lead selection interviews for in-house transfers as needed
Work with Operations personnel to arrive at solutions for specific details on problems that may arise for design and construction of District generation, transmission and distribution systems
Plan and design the District’s power and generation systems to meet projected and actual system requirements
Develop, communicate, and distribute construction standards and engineering assistance in response to other department requests
Prepare District construction project budgets and associated work orders with Operations department personnel
Direct, coordinate, and monitor the work of outside contractors and consultants according to project budgets, schedules, estimates and specifications
Oversee the preparation and maintenance of maps and officials records for the District operating department and/or other departments upon request
Prepare and/or obtain from utilities or government subdivision all records, permits, contracts or agreements necessary for the construction and/or operation of the district’s power facilities
Adhere to and enforce all regulatory compliance particularly FERC requirements as they impact the hydroelectric system, including administration of the High Hazard Area Safety Program.
Oversee the performance of inspections at various facilities to analyze proper operation and assess status of facility conditions
Attend all Board meetings
Bachelor’s of Science in Engineering
Professional Engineering License preferred
At least five years of management experience
Maintain a valid Nebraska driver’s license with a responsible driving record
Internal Number: 01
About Loup Power District
Loup Power District (Loup) is a public owned power utility company located in Columbus, Nebraska and also serves the surrounding areas.
Loup serves 21 Nebraska communities with a total current population of approximately 62,300 people. The total service area covers 2,219 square miles and consists of 794 miles of transmission and distribution lines. In addition, the District sells electric power to one wholesale customer.
Loup also operates a hydroelectric system. Water from the Loup River is diverted into the District’s 35 mile man-made canal which flows east until it reaches the two 1,100 acre regulating reservoirs.