Water Strategies LLC

4 E St SE, WashingtonDC 20003, USA

(202) 698-0690


Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD) has an immediate opening for a Water Resources Advisor located at North Platte, Nebraska.

Position closes April 1, 2016.

This position reports to the Water Resources Manager.   

Summary of Job Duties:
The incumbent is responsible for developing, recommending and implementing cost effective strategies related to NPPD's water assets, regulatory and license compliance (Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), Nebraska Department of Natural Resources (NDNR), state and federal water resources issues, legislation and water resource utilization. Also, responsible for interaction with state, federal and local regulators, agencies, customers, and the public. 

Essential Functions of Position:
Provide direction to FERC license and regulatory compliance including budgeting, planning, scheduling and daily decision-making. Direct and coordinate District support activities and consultants related to license and regulatory compliance issues.
Provide direction and perform as NPPD’s dam safety engineer, oversee NPPD Dam Safety Program implementation. Consult as a subject expert in strategy development and negotiations with regulators and other involved parties.

Provide direction to NPPD activities and develop strategies related to: 1) Platte River Recovery Program; 2) Missouri River Operation; 3) Integrated Water Supply and Management; 4) Dam Safety strategies, 5) Water Resources strategies and62) Modeling and analysis.

Develop and maintain positive working relationships with the FERC, NDNR, USFWS, NGPC, NSHPO, other regulators & agencies, customers, interest groups, and the public.

Conduct risk assessments and investigative analyses related to functional area of responsibility to identify problems and implement appropriate solutions. Develop reports and implement strategies at the direction of the Water Resources Manager

Participate in Cooperative programs and provide testimony regarding legislative initiatives and public relations activities regarding NPPD water assets.

Incumbent is accountable for miscellaneous other responsibilities as assigned or required.


Education, Training, and Experience:
Water Resources Advisor-NPPD’s Dam Safety Program: B.S. Degree in Civil Engineering from an ABET accredited university or college (or) P.E. and B.S. Degree in Civil Engineering from a Non-ABET accredited university or college.

A minimum of seven years of combined experience in the following areas:

  • Water Operations and Practices
  • Water Resources
  • Hydrology, Geotechnical, Hydraulics and Structures
  • State and Federal Regulations and Compliance
  • Strategy Development and Implementation
  • Nebraska  Dam Safety and Water Law and Appropriate Process
  • Customer Service
  • Business Administration
  • Dam Safety Engineering

Licenses and/or Certifications:
Water Resources Advisor responsible for NPPD’s Dam Safety Program: A PE in Civil Engineering is a requirement of the Dam Safety Engineer responsibility.

Competencies That Should Be Demonstrated:

  • Safety - Consistently demonstrates and practices safe behaviors. Ensure that there is no condition that requires employees to work in an unsafe manner.

  • Effective Leadership - Sets performance standards for self. Demonstrate ability to achieve agreed-upon outcomes. Demonstrate business risk-taking by questioning current process of doing business to develop new approaches to problem solving.

  • Teamwork - Participates in team meetings, respects confidentiality of team meetings and activities, demonstrates support of team decisions, and accepts guidance and coaching. Seeks guidance and coaching, assists teammates when appropriate.

  • Technical Expertise – Acts as a technical resource to others and effectively applies technical knowledge to coordinate complex technical projects. Brings in outside technical expertise when required. Forms opinions and conclusions that are technically sound, well-founded and documented.

  • Communications/Listening - Effective written and verbal communication skills and ability to effectively present information to a wide range of audiences, listens actively to seek feedback and gain understanding.

  • Problem Solving/Decision Making - Analyzes and understands data related to the business. Solves problems and looks for alternative solutions. Willing to make decisions and take action. Willing to move ahead when feels it is necessary. Keeps the right people informed of their actions.

  • Quality/Results Oriented - Demonstrates ability to get things done in a quality fashion and on time. Understands and supports processes and improvement efforts. Demonstrate a strong drive to achieve excellence. Works well with little direct supervision.

  • Planning/Organization Skills - Designs and manages process for effective, efficient delivery of training to TS. Balance long- and short-term planning. Consider the risks and benefits associated with actions.

  • Employee Development - Challenges self to develop skills, knowledge, and abilities to maximize contributions as a team member and individual employee.

Salary Information:

  • Pay Grade 15; Exempt  $93,000.00 to $119,778.00/year

Go to www.nppd.com, click on ‘Employment’, to submit your resume and apply on line.

Nebraska Public Power District offers a competitive starting salary and an excellent benefits package including medical and dental insurance, 401K retirement plan, paid holidays, paid vacation, training opportunities and more.

If you have any special needs requests, please contact Human Resources at Nebraska Public Power District.

 Nebraska Public Power District is an Equal Opportunity Employer