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Energy Northwest Facilities & Comm Eng Supervisor in Richland, Washington

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Provide the leadership and supervision for Facilities/ Commercial Engineering, Plant and Nuclear Bargaining Units and Building Trades personnel that report directly to this position. Crew size could vary from 8 to 40 craftsmen. Leadership and supervision may need to be provided to other supervisors and engineers for the outage activities under your control. Listed below are the key points to monitor against:

Prepare and stage assigned work to successfully meet established schedule, productivity and quality expectations. Monitor assigned work in the field and coordinate necessary support and problem solving to assure proper completion. Monitor individual and crew performance to assure performance standards are met and provide feedback on performance to employees.

Provide oversight for outage work activities under your control.


  1. Provide leadership and supervision by:

A. Supporting and implementing the vision, goals and standards of performance that aim the Facilities/Comm Eng Department towards continual improvements in teamwork, professionalism, productivity, and quality of work.

B. Ensuring programs, processes, and procedures support safe, efficient, and productive work practices.

C. Provide contractor and vendor oversite, providing feedback and coaching to Energy Northwest Standards and help resolve issues to achieve successful work.

D. Manage budget assigned to supervisor, ensure budget goals are met each year by implementing the work based on approved budget and provide updates to manager on deviations.

E. Providing sound guidance to crew members and making decisions consistent with management expectations and cost of power.

  1. Prepare and stage assigned work to assure successful completion by:

A. Providing estimates of person-hours for assigned tasks.

B. Reviewing assigned work packages and assuring support to perform the work is identified and scheduled.

C. Selecting and assigning appropriately skill-qualified personnel to perform assigned work.

D. Staging the work and preparing the individuals assigned by thorough pre-job briefings of the specific tasks and verifying their qualifications to successfully perform the work.

E. Coordinate with BPA, ASH Substation, Monroe control center, City of Richland for electrical outages and emergent issues that affect IDC, ENOC and Columbia facilities.

F. Coordinate with HMIS, DOE and Property owners for site maintenance and access for EP equipment

G. Coordinate with PSRO, WWM, SM, SSS and security for daily and monthly work including but not limited to; plant equipment maintenance, B5B, Flex equipment, Demin Trailer, potable water repairs, fire protection, EP, emergency generators, E&RP, flex training.

H. Create contract Scope of Work documents and contract change requests.

I. Preparing the work site consistent with the scheduled activity start date to accommodate the safe, controlled performance of the activity.

  1. Monitoring and coordinating work in the field to assure timely completion by:

A. Routinely observing and assessing the work site and status of work to assure that problems and coordination issues are being resolved in the field.

B. Making minor changes to work instructions as necessary to support work start and completion and involving the cognizant Facilities Engineer to resolve schedule impacting changes in a timely manner.

C. Assuring the work package is completed as the work is performed so that the package can be closed in a timely manner by those performing the work.

  1. Monitor the work packages to ensure they are completed as the work is performed so that the package can be closed in a timely manner by those performing the work by:

A. Assuring that management expectations, company policies and work related requirements are well understood and accurately communicating these with crew members both in content and context.

B. Supervising work in progress and providing coaching and feedback on individual and crew performance against the work plan, applicable requirements, and management expectations regarding the conduct of Facilities/Comm Eng. maintenance/modification work.

C. Reviewing work documentation prior to the closeout to ensure accuracy and completeness, and that work objectives are met.

D. Preparing follow-up reports to ensure problems identified during the performance of work are closed out properly (work requests, problem evaluation requests, etc.).

E. Establishing and monitoring individual performance and training plans for crewmembers and providing performance feedback on both a situational and periodic basis.

F. Assuring the proper conduct of OJT through observation and evaluation of OJT activities and feedback to the OJT instructor and student.

  1. For outage support activities under your control:

A. Determine the crew size required.

B. Determine the hire and termination dates for the crew to support training and the work.

C. Verify and accept all budgets and schedules.

D. Determine all training required for Building Trades craft schedule and verify successful completion of training prior to the start of work.


Requires a high school diploma or GED plus technical training or education similar to that acquired through an in-grade apprenticeship program for the applicable discipline and seven years of experience in assignments directly applicable to and in support of ensuring the safe, reliable and efficient operation of a facility or other large plant. This experience must also include demonstrated leadership and planning capabilities as would normally be obtained in a lead or shop engineer role or similar job function. Must have experience in an operating facility in maintenance or related activities.

Pay Range

$108,279.00 minimum - $162,419.00 maximum Annual

Typically, selected candidates are hired between the minimum and midpoint of the range, based on applicable experience and qualifications, market rate, internal equity, and budgetary allowances.

Offers will be negotiated based on each candidate's qualifications.

Incentive Compensation

This role is eligible to participate in our annual incentive plan. Incentives are earned based on employee performance against defined metrics and company goals.


Energy Northwest (EN) offers a highly competitive and substantial benefits package which allows qualifying employees (and their families) to enroll in medical, dental, vision, and basic life insurance. Other voluntary benefits may include flexible spending accounts, tuition reimbursement, supplemental life insurances, credit monitoring, and identity theft insurance. EN offers three retirement programs to qualifying employees including a matching 401(k) deferred compensation plan, the Washington State Pension Plan (PERS), and a 457(b) savings plan. Qualifying employees will also accrue 160 hours of personal time per year and nine paid holidays throughout the calendar year.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate due to race, color, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion, national origin, veteran status or on the basis of disability.

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As a regional leader in clean energy generation and public power solutions, Energy Northwest develops, owns and operates a diverse mix of electricity generating resources, including hydro, solar, battery storage and wind projects – and the Northwest’s only nuclear power facility. Energy Northwest is a Washington state joint operating agency comprised of 27 public power member utilities, serving more than 1.5 million customers. The agency continually explores new generation projects and solutions to meet its members’ needs.