Friday, February 27, 2015

Transmission Planning Engineer, Douglas County PUD

We are in the process of recruiting an Electrical/Power Engineer to work with our Power Operations department on real-time and planning-horizon studies. This position would be suitable for a recent graduate so I am reaching out to Universities in our area in an effort to get the word out to both recent grads and seniors who will graduate this spring. I have attached our Job Vacancy notice in case you have a place to post job opportunities for students. All information about the position, as well as information about living and working in central Washington, is located on our web site at The opportunity  to work for a Public Utility District brings a stable working environment, opportunities for advancement, very competitive salary and benefit packages, and an opportunity to live in family friendly communities that are rich in opportunities for outdoor activities.



DATE OF NOTICE:                                                  February 25, 2015

LOCATION:                                                              East Wenatchee Office
                                                                                    East Wenatchee, Washington

CLASSIFICATION:                                                  Transmission Planning Engineer

WAGES:                                                                     Depending on Qualifications/Experience

DURATION:                                                              Full time-Regular Position

DESIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: The successful candidate should possess a Master or Bachelor of Science degree in power engineering or electrical engineering.  Candidates should be able to demonstrate skills and aptitude for working with electric utility power system modeling and analysis software.  Knowledge and experience related to high voltage transmission planning will be considered in the selection for this position.   Applicants must be capable of maintaining a professional, efficient, and cooperative demeanor with outside entities and fellow workers. Applicants should be able to clearly communicate verbally and in writing.  A current Washington State Driver License is a requirement for this position.

GENERAL INFORMATION:  The Transmission Planning Engineer will work under the supervision of the Power Operations Engineer.  Duties will include engineering responsibilities for real-time and planning-horizon studies, including power flow, contingency, transient stability, and voltage stability studies, and modeling of the District’s portion of the bulk electric power system.  Studies will primarily be conducted using PowerWorld Simulator and Alstom e-terratransmission applications.  Through system studies, the Transmission Planning Engineer will also determine, maintain, and update system operating limits and facility ratings.  Duties will also include responsibilities for demonstrating and documenting compliance with WECC and NERC standards and other regulatory requirements related to electric utility system operations.  The Transmission Planning Engineer will be expected to interact with regional planning entities such as ColumbiaGrid, Northwest Power Pool (NWPP), Northwest Operating and Planning Study Group (NOPSG), WECC, Planning Coordination Committee (PCC), and Peak RC.

This is an administrative position and is, therefore, not subject to any of the conditions contained in the Collective Bargaining Agreement other than those benefits that apply to all employees.

Closing Date:                                                  This position is open until filled. District cover sheet, cover letter and resume listing qualifications can be mailed or hand delivered.  Please note on the outside of the envelope: “Transmission Planning Engineer”

Mail To:                                   Rene’ Rowton
                                                Public Utility District No. 1 of Douglas County
                                                1151 Valley Mall Parkway
                                                East Wenatchee, WA 98802

Employer-Led Workshop on Critical Thinking -Weds 3/4

Come join us to hear straight from top employers about important and timely career-related topics!  Coming up next?  Fisher Investments sharing tips on Critical Thinking – why it’s so important, and how to articulate it to employers.

Employer-Led Workshop: Critical Thinking (presented by Fisher Investments)
Wednesday, March 4th
12:30-1:20pm at the Career Center (134 Mary Gates Hall)

One of the most sought-after traits by employers? The ability to use and showcase critical thinking skills!  By the end of this session, you'll be able to: at a high level, explain how the brain processes decisions; utilize a decision framework to recognize the type of problem you're facing and to develop an effective approach or style; and learn how to best communicate critical thinking skills to a potential employer. No pre-registration or RSVP is required for these workshops; space is limited and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Questions? Email .


Employer-Led Workshop: How To Stand Out As An Applicant (presented by Fred Hutch)
Wednesday, March 11th
12:30-1:20pm at the Career Center (134 Mary Gates Hall)

Undergraduate Academic Affairs Hiring Peer Advisers

Undergraduate Academic Affairs Peer Adviser
Peer Advisers will work in close cooperation with academic advising staff to provide a high level of service to students in the Center for Undergraduate Advising, Diversity and Student Success (CUADSS), and other designated campus spaces. Peer Advisers will contribute to the intellectual and personal growth of students by offering their insights into academic issues and major exploration. By honing and developing their personal and professional skills, Peer Advisers simultaneously foster student development while gaining valuable leadership experience. Peer advisors will serve students by providing one-on-one advising as well as group sessions in CUADSS, the residence halls, and other student populated locations.
Under the guidance of UAA Academic Advisors, Peer Advisers are responsible for:
  • Helping students to navigate and gain awareness of the UW’s registration processes and policies, general degree requirements, and the Areas of Knowledge
  • Guiding students in accessing the many academic resources available at the UW such as DARS, MyPlan, and academic support services
  • Providing appropriate referrals to departmental advisers and campus offices (such as Financial Aid, Registrars office, etc)
  • Supporting students with course scheduling and suggesting meaningful alternatives when first choice courses are not available
  • Preparing and facilitating academic support workshops focusing on the exploration of majors, registration, and pre-professional preparation
  • Completing assigned administrative responsibilities: data entry, word processing, photocopying, filing, and creating marketing materials
  • Learning, understanding, and interpreting Federal, State, and University rules and regulations
  • Special Projects as assigned
Required Qualifications:
  • Good academic standing with at least a 2.7 GPA
  • Completion of three quarters at the UW prior to start date
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse populations of students, faculty, and staff
  • Capacity for discretion, diplomacy, and confidentiality
  • Resourceful, reliable, flexible
  • Highly motivated and independent
  • Genuine interest in working with and helping fellow students
Preferred Qualifications:
  • 90 credits completed by the start of Autumn 2015
  • Prior experience in similar or related activities (e.g., Orientation Leader, Resident Advisor, CUADSS Student Associate, Student Government/Club Executive Officer, work with young adults, or other Peer Advising Position)
  • Experience facilitating workshops or giving group presentations
Hours and Compensation:
  • $10.00/hr
  • An average of 8-10 hours per week, with a max of 19.5 hours per week, flexible with a student’s schedule
Period of Appointment:
  • Academic Year 2015-16, possible extension through Summer 2016 for Orientation support
Supervision and Training:
  • Ongoing training and supervision will be primarily provided by UAA Academic Advisor Julie Larsen with assistance from other UAA Academic Advisors and departmental Advisors
  • Training and Staff Meetings: Students should be available for one week of training in late September and attend weekly staff meetings (TBD)
To Apply: Submit required information via Catalyst.

Work-Study eligible students are encouraged to apply.

Information Sessions:
Tuesday, March 3rd at 12 noon in MGH 120
Wednesday, March 4th at 5 pm in MGH 141
Monday, March 9th at 2:30 pm in the Commuter Commons (HUB 141)
Thursday, March 12th at 5:30 pm in MGH 141

Priority Deadline: Monday, March 30th 2015 by 8 am.

MGMT 490A Women in Leadership – Spring 2015 – M W 1:30-3:20