Serves as senior technical lead for reviews on design, evaluation, inspections and instrumentation plans issued by asset owners across TVA, identification of programmatic or design deficiencies, identification of response to deficiencies, and tracking asset owner compliance for all of TVA’s dams, dikes, and impoundments subject to the Federal Guidelines for Dam Safety (Guidelines) and TVA’s SPP 27 series. Leads Probable Failure Mode Analyses and other engineering evaluations to determine individual dam and dam portfolio Risk. Participates in formal inspections as an independent observer. Provides detailed design review to verify compliance with Federal Guidelines for Dam Safety and TVA Dam Safety Program goals and requirements. Performs assessments of TVA dams, asset owner dam safety programs, and manages the TVA Dam Safety Inventory. Serves as TVA representative on industry-wide committees and panels, and identifies opportunities and tools to mature the TVA Dam Safety Program.
Supervisory Responsibility — Indirect: Serves as the senior technical expert. Provides technical oversight, and coordination for specialists within the organization and across TVA. Sets and maintains standards for all TVA.
Budget Responsibility— Indirect: technical oversight, evaluations and recommendations related to the TVA Dam Safety Program have the potential to impact budget decisions and budget allocations in all TVA dam asset owner organizations; this impact can result in influencing budget decisions upwards of a billion dollars.
Assesses performance of inspection processes and procedures for maintaining adherence to the TVA-SPP-27 series and the Federal Guidelines for Dam Safety.
Reviews inspections reports, instrumentation data, and other Asset Owner DS program deliverables and recommends appropriate corrective actions for individual asset owners and the TVA Dam Safety Program.
Monitors compliance of asset owner for corrective and/or preventative maintenance requirements.
Manages appropriate records management process for assessments of inspection reports, instrumentation data, EAPs, and other relevant reporting documentation.
Conducts assessments of asset owner DS program deliverables to verify compliance with the TVA-SPP-27 series.
Assembles a highly qualified Dam Safety Assessment Teams (DSAT) to conduct periodic risk assessments, leads Probable Maximum Failure Mode Analysis efforts, and risk screenings/assessments.
Prepares comprehensive assessment reports and resolves questions and responses from Asset owners.
Conducts appropriate design reviews for new or modified structures using both internal personnel and external contractors.
Identifies issues that may require review by the Dam Safety Independent Review Board.
Promotes a culture of safety first and strong teamwork.
Provides leadership, oversight, and technical guidance for the development of program managers in a highly technical atmosphere.
Represents TVA as a technical expert in dam safety industry associations and on appropriate federal interagency committees. Attends industry conference and seminars to progress the TVA Dam Safety Program.
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Education — Bachelor degree in civil engineering from an accredited College or University, graduate degree highly desirable.
Experience — A minimum of 10 years of engineering experience including dam design and performance and familiarity with Federal Guidelines for Dam Safety.
Certification/License, etc — Professional engineering registration is required.
Knowledge/Skills/Abilities — Demonstrated ability to lead personnel, manage budgets, control projects and schedules. Must have demonstrated effective communication and teamwork skills plus strong analytical, organizational, and problem solving skills. Must be familiar with dam design and performance, and Federal Guidelines for Dam Safety. Must have a broad knowledge of engineering theories, hydraulics and hydrology and seismic analytical techniques. Candidate may be required to obtain and maintain a security clearance based on position / access requirements and essential job functions.