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Power Engineer II
$8,104 to $11,403 monthly (26 pay periods annually)
FINAL FILING DATE:
Open Until Filled
IT IS MANDATORY THAT YOU COMPLETE THE SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE. YOUR APPLICATION WILL BE REJECTED IF YOU DO NOT PROVIDE ALL NECESSARY INFORMATION.
The Human Resources Department is accepting applications for the regular and full-time position of Power Engineer II for the Roseville Electric Utility. This position is for a journey level Power System Engineer, who will be involved in the planning, design and management of electric utility substation, sub-transmission and distribution system projects. An individual in this position has the opportunity to touch and / or work on all aspects of the electric utility system as Roseville Electric owns and operates its own generation, sub-transmission, distribution and associated communication and control systems. The Roseville Electric engineering team is highly interactive and collaborative, working closely with professionals across the entire city. Because Roseville is a vibrant and growing community, the work environment for the engineering team is challenging, exciting and rewarding. The normal work schedule is Monday through Friday, 8 –5 p.m. A flex schedule may be available.
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To perform professional level electrical engineering work in the design, specification, review, investigation, and construction of electric utility projects.
This is the journey level class within the Power Engineer series and is distinguished from the Power Engineer I level by the assignment of the full range of duties. Employees at this level receive only occasional instruction or assistance as new, unusual or unique situations arise and are fully aware of the operating procedures and policies within the work unit. Positions in this class are flexibly staffed and are normally filled by advancement from the Power Engineer I level.
This class is distinguished from the Senior Power Engineer in that the Senior Power Engineer performs the most difficult and responsible types of duties assigned to classes within this series including assigned responsibility for the project management of complex capital improvement and maintenance improvement projects and exercising direct supervision over professional engineering staff.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED
• Receives direction from the Senior Power Engineer.
• May exercise technical and functional supervision over lower level professional and technical staff.
EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES
- Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
• Design and prepare plans and specifications for the construction of electric transmission, distribution and substation projects; research project design requirements; perform calculations and prepare estimates of time and material costs.
• Manage electric transmission, distribution and substation projects.
• Delegate routine research, design, and drafting tasks to technical staff; review completed work and identify solutions for solving design, construction, maintenance and operational problems; research publications and industry information sources as needed.
• Perform system studies including loadflow, short circuit, coordination, pole and line design and contingency analyses.
• Review switching schedules of complex load transfers.
• Prepare requests for bids and proposals; review bids and proposals, recommend award of contracts and monitor progress of capital improvement projects and professional services contracts; prepare equipment specifications and recommend installation; prepare job packages for line construction.
• Prepare estimates and feasibility reports for new or modified electrical transmission, distribution and substation projects.
• Review conduit and feeder master plans for the City-wide electric distribution system; prepare relay settings; identify system supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) requirements.
• Investigate field problems and outages. Diagnose and solve system operational problems.
• Perform inspections of construction work in progress and review existing facilities to determine need for upgrades or modifications.
• Coordinate electric engineering activities with other City departments and divisions, and outside agencies as appropriate.
• Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other City employees and the public using principles of good customer service.
• Perform related duties as assigned.
• Principles and practices of professional electric power engineering.
• Methods, materials and techniques used in the design of electric transmission, distribution and substation projects.
• Power system analysis software tools.
• Modern office procedures, methods and computer equipment including word processing, database and spreadsheet applications.
• Details and functional concepts related to the design and construction of electric utility facilities including transmission, distribution and substations.
• Project management, including cost estimating and budget / schedule monitoring and control.
• Perform professional level electrical engineering work in the design, investigation, and construction of electric utility projects.
• Learn and develop the capability to perform system studies, including loadflow, short circuit analysis, and distribution and transmission planning.
• Work effectively as a member of a highly interactive team.
• Work autonomously when required.
• On a continuous basis, know and understand all aspects of the job; intermittently analyze work papers, reports and special projects; identify and interpret technical and numerical information; observe and problem solve operational and technical policy and procedures.
• On a continuous basis, sit at desk for long periods of time; intermittently bend, squat, climb, kneel or twist while performing field work; intermittently twist to reach equipment surrounding desk; perform simple grasping and fine manipulation; use telephone, and write or use a keyboard to communicate through written means; and lift or carry weight of 10 pounds or less.
• Learn to prepare engineering plans and specifications and perform complex computations related to the design and construction of electric utility facilities.
• Learn to prepare accurate cost estimates and make recommendations.
• Learn City policies and procedures and department standards related to the design and construction of electric utility facilities.
• Learn pertinent local, State, and Federal codes, regulations, and laws.
• Learn industry standards, including the IEEE, NESC, NEMA and other standards while performing the assigned work.
• Learn to analyze and prepare technical reports.
• Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
• Independently perform professional electrical engineering work in the management, design, investigation, and construction of electric utility projects, including preparation of complex plans and specifications.
Experience and Training
Two years of responsible experience performing duties similar to that of a Power Engineer I with the City of Roseville (performing professional level electrical engineering work in the design, specification, review, investigation, and construction of electric utility projects).
A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in electrical engineering or a related field.
License or Certificate
• Possession of a valid California driver’s license within six months of appointment.
• Possession of an Engineer in Training (EIT) certificate. California certification is desirable but not required. Attach a copy of your certificate to your application.
1. Your responses to questions 2-8, the applicant’s education, training and experience, will be scored using a pre-determined formula. Your responses to these questions must be consistent with your employment application information. This experience must also be described in the “Work Experience" section of this application. Responses to the supplemental questionnaire that are inconsistent from your “Work Experience” section in the application will not be scored. I understand and agree with the above instructions.
2. How many years of workplace experience do you have performing professional level electrical engineering work in the design, specification, review, investigation and construction of electric utility projects?
Less than 2 years
3. Which certificate do you possess? If you possess one of these certificates, please attach a copy to your application.
Engineer in Training (EIT)
Professional Electrical Engineer (PE)
None of these
4. Please describe your experience in designing the physical layout of substations; substation equipment, grounding, distribution feeder getaways, plan and profile drawings etc. Where was this experience gained, what was your role, and how many years of experience do you have?
5. Please describe your experience in developing one-line diagrams, schematic drawings, wiring diagrams and cable schedules for electrical substation projects. What type of projects have you designed, where was this experience gained, what was your role, was the design for new substations or retrofitting existing substations, and how many years of experience do you have?
6. Please describe your experience performing relay coordination studies, developing relay setting files, developing test plans for verifying proper relay settings, etc. Where was this experience gained, what was your role and how many years of experience do you have?
7. Please describe your experience with performing power system planning studies for an electric utility. Where was this experience gained, what was your role, what software applications did you use and how many years of experience do you have?
8. Please describe your experience sizing, specifying and selecting electric utility equipment.
All candidates meeting the minimum qualifications will have their application scored in a Formula Rate Examination. The applicant’s experience and education will be evaluated using a pre-determined formula. Scores from this evaluation will determine applicant ranking and placement on the Employment List. Supplemental questions will be utilized by the department hiring authority to make interview and selection determinations. Please note that applicants who meet minimum qualifications will be required to respond to an online Criminal Conviction Questionnaire sent via e-mail. Failure to respond to this questionnaire within (5) five calendar days of the e-mail notification will result in your application not being considered further. Final appointment is contingent upon a check of past employment references, passing a City-paid fingerprint check and depending on position applied for a pre-employment medical exam and a drug and alcohol screening test.
THE CITY OF ROSEVILLE IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. IF YOU REQUIRE AN ACCOMMODATION DUE TO A DISABILITY, PLEASE CONTACT THE HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT AT LEAST 5 WORKING DAYS BEFORE A SCHEDULED INTERVIEW/EXAMINATION PROCESS. MEDICAL DISABILITY VERIFICATION MAY BE REQUIRED PRIOR TO ACCOMMODATION.
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