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Liberty Utilities Senior Manager, Engineering in Tahoe Vista, California

Senior Manager, Engineering


Title:Senior Manager, Engineering


Subsidiary:Liberty Utilities

Department:Engineering & Technical Services

Location:Tahoe Vista, CA

Country:United States

Zip/Postal Code:96148


Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp is a North American diversified generation, transmission and distribution utility with $10+ billion of total assets. (APUC) delivers continuing growth through an expanding pipeline of renewable energy development projects, organic growth within its regulated distribution and transmission businesses, and the pursuit of accretive acquisitions.

The distribution business group (Liberty Utilities) provides rate regulated water, electricity and natural gas utility services to over 750,000+ customers in the United States. The transmission business group invests in rate regulated electric transmission and natural gas pipeline systems in the United States and Canada.

The generation business group (Liberty Power, formerly known as Algonquin Power) owns a portfolio of regulated and long term contracted North American based wind, solar, hydroelectric and thermal powered generating facilities representing more than 1.5+ GW of installed capacity.

Our vision is to be the utility company most admired by customers, communities and investors for our people, passion and performance.


Manages and mentors CalPeco Engineering Department to provide high quality engineering services. Formulates and promotes engineering-related guidelines and procedures to match and support the Company goals and principles. Guides the management staff in making sound engineering and financial decisions. Provides counsel to senior management as requested.


  • Manages CalPeco Engineering Department in order to provide quality engineering services that support the company goals and principles. Management responsibilities include establishing procedures and developing a successful team.

  • Oversees the management of capital improvements including planning, budgeting, execution and administration, in order to meet Company objectives. Capital expenditure oversight responsibilities include advising management on capital needs and issues, providing accurate reporting and projections, ensuring that expenditures are being made for top priority and well justified needs, ensuring that company policy is being followed and managing funding approvals.

  • Manages Engineering analysis and reports to aid management and staff in such things as long and short range planning, providing service for new development or improving utility system reliability.

  • Provides oversight for the submission and approval of the capital improvement related portions of rate cases, including testifying where needed.

  • Responsible for promoting sound asset management practices for the long term sustainability of Company utility systems.

  • Promotes advancements in, and the use of, technology to improve system safety and reliability, optimize work flow, and optimize record keeping and data integrity.

  • Provides oversight and support for technological systems such as GIS, maintenance record keeping, mapping, and SCADA systems in support of management and operation of the capital facilities.

  • Oversees engineering design services for capital improvements.

  • Actively supports the Utility Supplier Diversity Program (USDP) to achieve the Program’s objectives, and if granted procurement authority incorporates diverse business enterprises in the procurement process and works with the USDP coordinator on identifying USDP opportunities.

  • Assists the management staff to set annual O&M budgets and work programs.

  • Represents the Company at public and private meetings as directed by Company management and/or by established policy and assists in the public relations program of the Company.

  • Assists the management staff in organizing the Company to provide effective communication with customers, employees, and the state regulatory agencies.

  • Supervises, organizes, reviews, and evaluates the work of outside consultants and contractors.

  • Supports Company strategic and tactical activities and initiatives, including safety, water quality, wildfire prevention, emergency response and preparedness.

  • Performs various special projects and other duties that may be assigned by senior management.

  • Position can be based out of either the Tahoe Vista, CA or South Lake Tahoe, CA office location.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must possess a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering or an equivalent Engineering Degree from an accredited four-year college or university.

  • Must be a California Registered Professional Electrical Engineer.

  • Must have a minimum of ten years of technical experience in electric utility engineering and have a minimum of six years of experience as a registered professional engineer.

  • A Master of Science Degree in Engineering may be substituted for two years of technical service.

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