Redding, California, Apply online at https://www.cityofredding.org/jobs
The City of Redding Electric Utility is seeking highly qualified candidates to fill one full time Electric Utility Engineer to assist in the mission of powering a strong community. This position performs a variety of electrical or other engineering and design tasks within the electric utility related to power plants, substations, distribution lines, transmission lines; perform analytical duties, such as equipment utilization, load studies, operation efficiencies; assist management in developing, supporting, monitoring, and instituting programs and procedures to ensure environmentally sound and legal operation of the electric system and generation facilities.
Example of Duties:
Develop, implement, administer, maintain and support technical systems used by the Electric Department personnel. Technical systems could include: energy accounting software, supervisory control and data acquisition systems ("SCADA"), distribution control and protection equipment, contingency analysis software, engineering software, inter-control center protocol communications equipment and software, etc. Incumbents may be engaged in the design, documentation, coding, testing and implementation of new or enhancements to existing application programs. Incumbents may be tasked to prepare user documentation and train personnel in the proper use of programs and equipment; as assigned, lead or participate as a team member in capital and maintenance projects. This includes, but is not limited to: writing bid specifications; writing service contracts; obtaining necessary regulatory approvals; procuring materials; testing and commissioning of project; overseeing financial tracking of project; ensuring documentation is updated; training of personnel on changes as applicable; and ensuring good public relations are maintained; develop, implement, and administer training, safety and environmental procedures and programs. Continuously strive for improvements of division training content and culture; under guidance of a supervisor with responsible charge of the work, perform a variety of professional engineering activities related to the design, construction, maintenance, and operation of the facilities of the Redding Electric Utility; assist in the design of new and/or modifications to existing utility facilities including analysis of power line structures, complex relay and control schemes, development of construction drawings and contract documents for equipment and construction, acquisition of permits, easements and property; coordination of joint projects with outside agencies; provide guidance for assigned draftsmen; coordinate work of consultants, outside agencies and other staff as required; ensure adequate capacity and reliability of the electric system (transmission and distribution lines, substations) through development of load forecasts, expansion plans, load transfer schemes; system analysis; develop new, or improved engineering and electric utility standards where necessary; consult with field personnel, other electric utilities, manufacturers, and literature sources, such as the National Electric Code, ANSI standards, and G.O. 95; inspect and monitor system equipment, including metering, capacitors, regulators, power circuit breakers, transformers and protective devices; and recommend needed system improvements. Ensure that system power factor, equipment loading, voltage, and protective device settings are within specified limits without creating operating problems within the electric system; recommend new equipment purchases when needed; establish a routine maintenance program and testing procedures for substation equipment or demand side management; lead and coordinate the activities of assigned personnel and contractors in the maintenance, operation, and testing of electric utility facilities; operate, or oversee the operation of electrical and related utility test equipment; train assigned personnel in proper use of equipment; prepare engineering and operation studies, reports, presentations and analysis as assigned; evaluate and respond to customer complaints regarding voltage, equipment damage, demand side management programs, transmission and distribution line easements, project construction, and other issues; develop, implement, and administer regulatory procedures such as electric reliability compliance. Continuously strive for improvements to compliance programs and develop a staff culture of regulatory compliance. Knowledge of: Mechanical, Civil, Chemical, Electrical, or appropriate engineering knowledge; utility engineering, including short circuit, load flow, voltage drop, metering, substation design standards; load forecasting, loss and economic evaluation; power generation operations or maintenance; regulatory compliance in air emissions, water quality, waste handling, hazardous materials handling, safety and health; DOT pipeline or NERC reliability standards; power system planning or analysis techniques; transmission and distribution design; electric utility operating, testing, and maintenance practices; SCADA, energy accounting, distribution control systems, cyber security and secure IP routing, data communication systems administration and support; and underground and site design principles and standards.
Ability to: Interact effectively with various REU work teams, contractors, and with the public; demonstrate good oral and written communication skills and supervisory skills; evaluate and implement government regulations and industry standards; troubleshoot a variety of technical problems in assigned field, this could include operational, maintenance, electrical systems, control systems, data communication networks, project management issues, etc.
Education and Experience: Documented completion of a state recognized course of instruction for attaining specialized knowledge and skills providing the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying; typical education would include a Bachelor's degree in an engineering discipline from an accredited college, university, or equivalent. Typical experience would include five years relevant experience in distribution, operation, construction, power generation, regulatory compliance, environmental regulatory compliance, control systems administration and support, industrial process engineering, and/or project management.
Special Requirements: Possession of the appropriate valid California driver's license or the ability to acquire one within ten days of appointment.
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/FEDERAL AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER Benefits include excellent health, dental, vision, long term disability and life insurance as well as paid vacation, sick, and administrative leave and CalPERS retirement program.