The Southwestern Power Resources Association (SPRA) is hiring a Rehabilitation Consultant. The Rehabilitation Consultant is a key member of the SPRA executive team. He or she shall be engaged in defining the overall strategy and direction of rehabilitation, repair or replacement projects of the Corps and funding levels by SPRA. The position provides consultation to the Executive Director and the SPRA Board, expertise and leadership to ensure the rehabilitation projects are chosen, designed and funded in the best interests of the SPRA members and to assure SPRA fulfills its fiduciary duties under its funding mechanisms.
The Rehabilitation Consultant will begin as an independent, part-time contractor of SPRA. This position will report to the Executive Director of SPRA. The term and compensation of the Rehabilitation Consultant are negotiable and will be determined based on experience.
Requirements of Position
At least a bachelor’s degree in engineering or related field, or equivalent experience.
A current unrestricted professional engineering license is preferred.
Experience with the Corps and Corps hydro projects
Experience with construction and construction management.
Knowledge of dams and transmission.
Strategic and innovative thinker with proven ability to communicate a vision and drive results.
Demonstrated management, organizational and interpersonal skills.
Ability to solve problems and execute on initiatives.
Ability to work collaboratively internally and externally.
Self-assured and results oriented.
Telecommuting is allowed.
Additional Salary Information: Negotiable based on experience
Since 1957, rural electric cooperatives and public power systems in the southwestern region have been joined together as members of the Southwestern Power Resources Association (SPRA). What began as the Committee on Power for the Southwest, SPRA continues as a voluntary organization of consumer-owned electric systems located in Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Oklahoma and Texas. These syste...ms are customers of the Southwestern Power Administration, headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma, which markets hydroelectric power generated at 24 multi-purpose Corps of Engineers water projects in this region.
SPRA has a record of significant accomplishments on behalf of its membership. It supports appropriations for both the Corps of Engineers and the Southwestern Power Administration for water development studies, project construction, operation and maintenance (O&M), and the federal power marketing activities. We boast the first of its kind, tri-party Memorandum of Agreement (MOA), with Southwestern Power Administration and the US Army Corps of Engineers, allowing SPRA members to directly fund Corps non-routine O&M work necessary to ensure the reliability of hydropower projects.
SPRA has been a major force in defeating proposals to alter national policies requiring federal power be sold at cost and made available to nonprofit consumer-owned electric systems. These policies were enacted by Congress more than 90 years ago as a means to assure the benefits of national water resources development are retained by the public.
SPRA activities have benefited millions of rural and small town electric consumers in the Southwest region, while providing solid support for repayment of the federal investment in the power facilities in a consistent and timely manner. Grassroots support by its membership has assured the continued flow of federal power to the region on a not-for-profit basis.