Hydroelectric Production Managers
SOC: 11-3051.06


Manage operations at hydroelectric power generation facilities. Maintain and monitor hydroelectric plant equipment for efficient and safe plant operations.

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Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 wage data.

Alternate Titles:

  • Chief Hydroelectric Station Operator
  • Demand Generation Manager
  • Generation Manager
  • Hydro Generation Manager
  • Hydro Generation Supervisor
  • Hydro Plant Site Manager
  • Hydroelectric Plant Power Generation Engineer
  • Hydroelectric Production Manager
  • Hydroelectric Station Chief

  • Tasks:

  • Develop or implement policy evaluation procedures for hydroelectric generation activities.
  • Provide technical direction in the erection or commissioning of hydroelectric equipment or supporting electrical or mechanical systems.
  • Develop or implement projects to improve efficiency, economy, or effectiveness of hydroelectric plant operations.
  • Supervise hydropower plant equipment installations, upgrades, or maintenance.
  • Respond to problems related to ratepayers, water users, power users, government agencies, educational institutions, or other private or public power resource interests.
  • Plan or manage hydroelectric plant upgrades.
  • Plan or coordinate hydroelectric production operations to meet customer requirements.
  • Perform or direct preventive or corrective containment or cleanup to protect the environment.
  • Operate energized high- or low-voltage hydroelectric power transmission system substations, according to procedures and safety requirements.
  • Negotiate power generation contracts with other public or private utilities.
  • Maintain records of hydroelectric facility operations, maintenance, or repairs.
  • Monitor or inspect hydroelectric equipment, such as hydro-turbines, generators, or control systems.
  • Inspect hydroelectric facilities, including switchyards, control houses, or relay houses, for normal operation or adherence to safety standards.
  • Identify and communicate power system emergencies.
  • Develop or review budgets, annual plans, power contracts, power rates, standing operating procedures, power reviews, or engineering studies.
  • Create or enforce hydrostation voltage schedules.
  • Check hydroelectric operations for compliance with prescribed operating limits, such as loads, voltages, temperatures, lines, or equipment.
  • Supervise or monitor hydroelectric facility operations to ensure that generation or mechanical equipment conform to applicable regulations or standards.
  • Direct operations, maintenance, or repair of hydroelectric power facilities.

  • Tools & Technology:

  • Dam water flow controls
  • Desktop computers
  • Electrical circuit breakers
  • Electrical switch gear
  • Hydraulic power generation equipment
  • Hydroelectric power generator controls
  • Impulse turbines
  • Laptop computers
  • Mobile radios
  • Personal computers
  • Power transformers
  • Protective ear muffs
  • Protective respirators
  • Reaction turbines
  • Safety glasses
  • Turbine generators
  • Computerized maintenance management system CMMS software
  • Distributed control systems DCS software
  • Email software
  • Microsoft Access
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Office software
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Word
  • Personnel scheduling software
  • Supervisory control and data acquisition SCADA software

  • management

    industry stats

    SOC: 11-0000

    Total Employed: 6,936,990

    Average Annual Salary: $115,020