Join our team at Chelan County Public Utility District. As one of the largest hydroelectric projects in the U.S., our mission at Chelan PUD is to improve the quality of life for the thousands of people who call our pristine desert and mountain community home. You will live, work, and play in one of the country’s most beautiful regions, recognized nationally by publications like Forbes Magazine as a premier destination for families, retirees, and everyone in-between. With four distinct seasons, we are the best of the Pacific Northwest, without the rain!
We are looking for a Natural Sciences Project Manager who will be responsible for leading working groups to assist the relicensing team with obtaining and implementing a license for Rock Island. Responsibilities include initiation, planning, execution, and close-out of studies, reports, and implementation projects on time and within budget. Studies and projects are typically complex, single, or multi-year efforts involving multiple objectives and extensive coordination with internal and external stakeholders, consultants, and internal staff.
The incumbents will demonstrate a high level of skill and ability to understand FERC license requirements, conduct stakeholder engagement, strategically meet deadlines and balance competing priorities. The natural sciences project manager will consider fisheries, water quality and quantity, wildlife, soils and geology, botanical, and aquatic invasive species needs
Education and Experience requirements include a bachelor’s degree (B.S., B.A.) in Land Management, Natural Resources Management, Recreation Management, or a related field, from four-year college or university, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Project Management Certification desired.
Typically requires a minimum of five (5) year’s increasingly responsible work experience including experience managing multi-faceted projects with a duration of greater than one year and with impacts on multiple stakeholders. Candidates with experience managing work in the following areas are strongly preferred:
- Hydro Licensing or relicensing
- Large permitting efforts (e.g., extensive NEPAs or SEPAs)
- The Natural Sciences, Natural Resources, Recreation, or Land Management arena, specifically recreation and cultural management