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Lane Electric Cooperative- Manager of Engineering

Company: NRECA Executive Search
Location: Eugene
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

Manager, Engineering

Lane Electric Cooperative

Eugene, Oregon

Lane Electric Cooperative (LEC) is seeking a competent and enthusiastic candidate to assume the senior management position of Manager of Engineering (ME). LEC ( is a stable and progressive organization serving 13,500 electric consumer/members located in western Oregon. The utility currently employs 48 professionals and has a geographically diverse service area covering 2,600 square miles of Lane County. LEC is financially sound with annual revenue of $27.4 million. The Cooperative is a CFC and CoBank borrower. Most of LEC's wholesale power comes from the Bonneville Power Administration and the utility is also member of the Pacific Northwest Generating Cooperative (i.e., G&T).

The Manager of Engineering, is a member of a five-member senior management team that reports directly to the General Manager. This position is responsible for the design, construction, and operation of the utility's power system. Duties are conducted in collaboration with the Manager of Operations. Supervisory and management authority includes Engineering Department, and automated metering infrastructure; areas that currently employ seven (7) professionals. The ME is also expected to advise LEC's seven-member Board of Directors on topics related to the power system, policy review and development, and presentations on annual budget and long-range construction work plans. Candidates must have at least five (5) years electric utility experience, and it is preferred they have a minimum five (5) years senior management experience. A bachelor's degree in electrical engineering is required, with Professional Electrical Engineering credentials preferred. The successful candidate must be a person of high integrity and have proven leadership skills. The individual must also be a team player, having strong interpersonal and communication skills. It is desirable that candidates have an interest in advancement within LEC and be considered in LEC's succession planning.

LEC headquarters is located in Eugene at the southern end of the Willamette Valley. Portland is 100 miles north via Interstate 5. Pacific Coast beaches are an hour's drive to the west, and the crest of the Cascade Mountains are a similar distance to the east. Both the Willamette and McKenzie rivers flow through the heart of the Eugene/Springfield area. It's an ideal location for those wanting to live in a picturesque area that has an abundance of recreational opportunities. Eugene is also home of the University of Oregon with its availability of education, athletic and cultural resources.

Lane Electric Cooperative is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It provides a comprehensive benefits package and a salary structure commensurate with qualifications and representative of the market.

Anyone interested in this position should direct their inquiry to NRECA Executive Search and are encouraged to submit the following information electronically: 1) Cover Letter, 2) two to three page Resume, and 3) at least three professional references. Please submit applications via NRECA Executive Search Career page at . Applications must be received by February 15, 2022 , or until position is filled. If you have any questions, please contact:

Rick Crinklaw, NRECA Executive Search

(541) 954-4174

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