Bonneville Power Administration
Vancouver, Washington, United States
14 days ago
Job Type
Job Duration
$126,883.00 - $153,442.00
Min Experience
1-2 Years
Min Education
Required Travel
Salary - Type
Yearly Salary
Job Function
Project Manager


 About BPA

 The Bonneville Power Administration has been powering people and careers for over 85 years. We are a non-profit federal agency that provides clean, emissions-free electricity to the Pacific Northwest and maintains a high voltage transmission system to deliver that electricity. We are a leader in sustainability and environmental stewardship, promoting energy efficiency, renewable energy, the smart grid, fish and wildlife protection and initiatives to address climate change. We are a visionary and innovative agency that values diversity and creativity and encourages continuous learning. We are located throughout the Pacific Northwest with opportunities in cities, smaller communities and rural areas. You can learn more about BPA at

Job Summary & Major Duties

Please read the entire announcement and all the instructions before you begin an application.

HOW TO APPLY:   External Application Link(s): 




Open & Close date:     Open: 02/09/2024    Close: 02/25/2024

LOCATION(s)            Vancouver, WA

SALARY:                     $126,883 - $153,442 per year


A successful candidate in this position will serve as an engineering Project Manager (PM) to plan, direct, and coordinate activities for assigned engineering projects.

As a Civil Engineer/Mechanical Engineer/Electrical Engineer, you, you will:

Collaborate, coordinate, and work in conjunction with other organizations across BPA, such as Design, Construction, Planning and Customer Service groups among others.

Lead cross-functional teams, including planning, marketing and sales, environmental, and constituent and customer account executives to execute strategic project outcomes.

Collaborate and communicate with many different external stakeholders and customers including, but not limited to municipalities, state and federal agencies, other utilities, and the public.

Oversee the implementation of the project on a daily basis (may include multiple projects) with regard to scope, budget, schedule and quality. When necessary, pursues authorization for changes to the project scope, cost, schedule, or performance.

Maintain consistent communication with the project sponsor, resource managers, and other stakeholders on the progress of the project against the plan. Issues regular status reports.


Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
  • This employer participates in the e-Verify program.
  • Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for Selective Service.
  • Suitable for Federal employment, as determined by a background investigation.
  • May be required to successfully complete a probationary period.
  • This position does not support remote work. You will be required to report physically to the official reporting worksite as specified by the supervisor, but no less than 3 days per pay period.
  • The salary is based on a Special Rate Table, Number {0754}:
  • After employment, this position may be subject to periodic physical examinations, as prescribed by competent medical authority and at BPA expense, if exposed to health hazards


A. Degree: Engineering. To be acceptable, the program must: (1) lead to a bachelor's degree in a school of engineering with at least one program accredited by ABET; or (2) include differential and integral calculus and courses (more advanced than first-year physics and chemistry) in five of the following seven areas of engineering science or physics: (a) statics, dynamics; (b) strength of materials (stress-strain relationships); (c) fluid mechanics, hydraulics; (d) thermodynamics; (e) electrical fields and circuits; (f) nature and properties of materials (relating particle and aggregate structure to properties); and (g) any other comparable area of fundamental engineering science or physics, such as optics, heat transfer, soil mechanics, or electronics. -OR-

B. Combination of Education and Experience - college-level education, training, and/or technical experience that furnished (1) a thorough knowledge of the physical and mathematical sciences underlying engineering, and (2) a good understanding, both theoretical and practical, of the engineering sciences and techniques and their applications to one of the branches of engineering. The adequacy of such background must be demonstrated by one of the following:

 (See Qualification Section for the rest of these competences)

For more information on how to meet the Basic Requirements please visit:


A qualified candidate's online application and resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level GS-12 in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position is defined as: experience in project management including planning, directing, and coordinating all activities for an engineering project utilizing expertise in advanced engineering concepts and methods.

"Experience" refers to paid and unpaid experience. Examples of qualifying unpaid experience may include: volunteer work done through National Service programs (such as Peace Corps and AmeriCorps); as well as work for other community-based philanthropic and social organizations. Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills; and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.


This vacancy has a positive education requirement. Education must be obtained from an accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. See Department of Education Accreditation Search to verify school accreditation.


To apply for this position, you MUST provide a complete application package.

 (See Required Documents section on application).

Please read the entire announcement and all the instructions before you begin an application.

To apply for this position, you must complete the initial online application, to include submission of the required documentation specified in the Required Documents section. A complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on the announcement closing date to receive consideration.

Job ID: 72401157

The Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) was established in 1937 as a federal agency responsible for managing and transmitting hydroelectric power generated by the Bonneville Dam on the Columbia River. With decades of experience, BPA plays a crucial role in the Pacific Northwest's energy landscape. Specializing in the transmission and marketing of electricity, BPA collaborates with line workers to maintain and upgrade the extensive power grid, ensuring reliable and efficient energy delivery to utility customers. As a key pl...

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