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City of Tacoma WA Asset Management Manager in Tacoma, Washington

Asset Management Manager


$120,702.40 - $169,936.00 Annually


Tacoma, WA

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4/3/2023 5:00 PM Pacific

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Position Description

Tacoma Power's Generation organization is standing up its Asset Management team and is looking for a leader. This position will be responsible for leading the Asset Management team, developing and implementing Generation’s Asset Management program, including risk-based decision making and investment planning, maintenance management program implementation, and measuring the success of the program. Using change management techniques and knowledge, you will lead the program’s sustainable implementation and growth. In this role you will partner with the Generation Leadership Team and others within the organization on both strategic and tactical aspects of the program.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Supervise Asset Management Staff – Provide leadership and oversee the Asset Management team towards developing and implementing aspects of the program including risk-based asset management/ investment planning, maintenance management and documentation, economic evaluation and cost models, site/ system strategies, building business process.

  • Lead strategy and vison/ roadmap development and stakeholder buy-in for Generation’s Asset Management program.

  • Facilitate decision making among leadership for successful implementation and growth of the program.

  • Work with teams such as Generation Business Services (for budget planning), Project Delivery (for portfolio management), Operations (for maintenance management) and other support groups such as Dam Safety, Engineering and Natural Resources (for risk-based asset management).

  • Develop Key Performance Indicators and Measurements to measure the impact of implementing Asset Management principles on reliability, decision making, capital and O&M budgets, and infrastructure lifecycles within Generation.

  • Manage change by communicating regular updates using appropriate channels/ tools/ dashboards and obtain feedback from stakeholders and leadership to adjust the program.

  • Collaborate with other parts of Tacoma Power for alignment opportunities and engage with others in the industry in the Asset Management space.


  • Bachelor's degree in Public or Business Administration or directly related field (such as economics/ finance, relevant technical exp., etc.)

  • 5 years of progressively responsible analytical and/or program coordination/management work in area related to assignment including 1 year prior at senior, lead and/or supervisory level

    *Equivalency: 1 year of experience = 1 year of education

Desired Qualifications/Certifications:

  • Institute of Asset Management (IAM) certification

  • Asset Management experience in utility space

  • Change management experience

  • Experience in complex program implementation at an organizational level

Knowledge & Skills

  • Teamwork and Leadership

  • Asset Management

  • Risk Management

  • Analysis and Decision Making

  • Strategy and Execution

  • Effective Communication

  • Professionalism

Selection Process & Supplemental Information

This recruitment is being managed by Kye Merritt . If you would like to be notified of similar opportunities or stay connected with things going on at Tacoma Public Utilities and the City of Tacoma, connect with them on LinkedIn.

City of Tacoma Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Tacoma's diversity is its greatest asset. Tacoma embraces its multi-cultural and multi-ethnic character. Communities of color and immigrant communities are fundamental to Tacoma's entrepreneurial spirit, workforce, and long-term success. In Tacoma, equity and empowerment are top priorities, meaning that all Tacoma residents must have equitable opportunities to reach their full potential and share in the benefits of community progress. One of our goals is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play.

The City of Tacoma is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity in its workplace. Applicants are considered for positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, marital or veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state, and local laws.

Tacoma Power

Tacoma Power is an almost 100% hydroelectric, municipally-owned public power utility, located in Tacoma. We serve approximately 170,000 customers as one of the three operating divisions of Tacoma Public Utilities, alongside Tacoma Water and Tacoma Rail. As one of the most livable, walkable cities in the country, you'll find that Tacoma is a great fit for all interests with places to bike, run, hike, and explore, the perks of a big city, and the charm of a small town.


I nterested individuals should apply online and attach a detailed resume and cover letter that includes job experience, major responsibilities and accomplishments related to this position.

Reference checks will be conducted on final candidates and appointment is subject to passing a background check.

Communication from the City of Tacoma:

We primarily communicate via e-mail during the application process. E-mails from and/or must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk e-mail folders.

If you have any additional questions regarding this position, please contact the Human Resources office at (253) 591-5400 before 5pm on the closing date.

The City of Tacoma provides excellent medical, dental and vision plans for the whole family; paid holidays and paid leave; participation in the Tacoma Public Employees' Retirement System (alternate plan for Police/Fire); continuing education and advancement opportunities and a growing variety of City-sponsored health and wellness opportunities and incentives.

Medical Coverage: For eligible employees and their families, including domestic partners and dependent children age 26 or younger.

Dental Coverage: For eligible employees and their families, including domestic partners and dependent children age 26 or younger.

Vision Coverage: For eligible employees and their eligible dependents.

Paid Leave: City employees are entitled to received paid holidays, sick/vacation leave or personal time off (PTO), depending upon union affiliation and appointment type.

Insurance Plans: Employees are covered by a long-term disability plan. Short-term and expanded long-term disability insurance plans are also available to employees. The State Industrial Insurance Act also covers employees.

Deferred Compensation: Income can be set aside on a pretax basis and invested for supplementation of normal retirement income.

Retirement: All employees of the City, except members of the Police and Fire services, Tacoma Rail and certain project employees, are included in the Tacoma Employees' Retirement System. Information on the Tacoma Employees' Retirement System can be found at or by calling (253) 502-8200.

Other Employment Information

Direct Deposit: Employees are paid on a bi-weekly schedule by direct deposit.

Salary Increases: Based on satisfactory job performance, the City provides for a regular progression of salary increases for most classifications according to the salary schedule.

Union Affiliation: Many job classifications are covered by union security provisions which require union membership, dues, or payment of equivalent service fees.

Note: The provisions of this job announcement do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Any provision contained herein may be modified and/or revoked without notice.


Do you have a Bachelor's degree public or business administration or directly related field?

  • Yes

  • No


    Do you have 5 years of progressively responsible analytical and/or program coordination/management work in area related to assignment including 1 year prior at senior, lead and/or supervisory level?

  • Yes

  • No


    Do you have asset management experience in the utility space?

  • Yes

  • No


    In a few words, describe your experience in leading the development and implementation of a complex program (such as asset management) within an organization? if you don't have experience, please note "N/A".


    Please briefly describe your leadership experience/ experience managing teams. If you do not have experience, please note "N/A".


    Please list any relevant certifications you have.


    One of the City's Principles that guides us is Equity. Describe what equity means to you and describe an experience you have working with diverse groups of people.


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