777 Cypress Avenue
Redding , CA
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Electrical Engineer

Redding, CA Full time
Posted on November 27, 2017

Electrical Engineer

City of Redding

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Apply by 12/17/17 

Salary $85,848.00 - $135,612.00 Annually 


The Redding Electric Utility is establishing an eligibility list to fill one full-time Electrical Engineer vacancy, as well as subsequent vacancies that occur during the life of the eligibility list. Candidates shall be able to prepare plans, specifications, contract documents, and cost estimates for assigned projects requiring electrical engineering expertise; evaluate contract and equipment bids, administer and review consultant work; review and determine applicable industry standards; and perform engineering design work as required to accomplish assigned objectives. 

Examples of Duties

Perform and implement studies as assigned to formulate recommendations for the electric utility in connection with a wide range of activities involving generation, transmission lines, distribution lines, substations, system operation, system protection, metering, communications, load forecasting, system planning, budget planning, transmission and distribution routing studies, easement acquisition, and other assignments typical of electric utility power systems; Manage utility construction projects (substations, transmission lines, etc.), supervise operation and maintenance of completed projects; Take responsibility for contract preparation and administration, design, construction, operation and maintenance schedule coordination, investigate and analyze liability claims, inter-utility coordination, and quality control. This may involve making field decisions and supervision of any and all tests required to assure specified results; Work with and provide guidance to management and/or utility's customers in matters pertaining to the efficient use of electrical energy, system protection, power-factor correction, and grid connected alternate energy sources; Coordinate the work of outside consultants on major engineering programs or studies; Assist in preparation of the utility's annual budget and capital improvement plans; Develop long-range plans to ensure the technical merit, and adequate capacity and reliability of the utility in the foreseeable future. Conduct service reliability studies and compile reports; Coordinate with other utilities, agencies and City departments as needed on the construction, operation, and maintenance of system facilities (i.e., transmission, distribution and generation); Review applicable State and Federal regulations and monitor utility compliance, make recommendations and, as assigned, develop and implement procedures for compliance; Perform complex electrical calculations and analysis using both software and manual methods (i.e., voltage drop, short circuit, sag tension, loadflow, stability, protection coordination); Troubleshoot electrical, control and operation problems with utility equipment and facilities; Develop and implement operation, maintenance, and testing procedures for utility facilities. Work with utility crews for adequate tree-trimming and pole clearing for T&D lines; Perform other related duties as assigned.

Typical Qualifications

Knowledge of:  Electric utility engineering and operating practices; transmission line design and construction; design of electrical power facilities; system planning; system protective relaying and control; standards/codes for transmission, distribution, and generation facilities including NEC, NESC, GO95, ANSI and IEEE; construction contracts, utility agreements; electric utility system operation characteristics; applicable State and Federal regulations and laws; electric utility testing methods and procedures; budget planning/preparation; supervisory principles; North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) compliance requirements.

Ability to:  Interact effectively with the public, consultants, and employees.  Communicate effectively both orally and in writing; design electrical power facilities; troubleshoot electrical systems, control systems, and project problems; demonstrate highly developed analytical and technical skills in electric utility engineering and operational analysis; provide technical supervision of staff; create and revise documents or reports utilizing computer technology.

Education and Experience:  Any combination of training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying; typical education would include a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from an accredited college, or university, or equivalent.  Typical experience would include five years relevant electrical engineering experience with preference for electric utility engineering including distribution, transmission, substation design and/or construction experience.

Special Requirements:  Professional registration in Electrical Engineering in the State of California, or in another state that has reciprocity with California, and must obtain California registration within one year of employment.  Possession of the appropriate California driver's license, or the ability to acquire one within ten days of appointment.

Application Process: Interested individuals must submit a City of Redding online employment application by the closing date in order to be considered. Incomplete applications may not be processed.  Meeting the announced requirements does not guarantee selection into the examination process.  Applications will be reviewed to determine those best qualified to be tested. 



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