Electrical Engineer: $10,098.00 - $13,127.00 per month
Electric Utility Engineer: $8,652.00 - $11,248.00 per month
The City of Redding Electric Utility is seeking to fill two full-time vacancies as either an Electrical Engineer or an Electric Utility Engineer.
Electrical/Electric Utility Engineer (Protection) - The ideal candidate for this position will have experience in protection systems relating to transmission, distribution and generation. This individual will design, develop, analyze and test protective relaying and control systems within the REU system, and be responsible for applicable NERC compliance and capital projects related to system protection.
Electrical/Electric Utility Engineer (Substation) - The ideal candidate for this position will have experience in substation maintenance and design. This individual will perform engineering as required to maintain/modernize REU substations, work in conjunction with the REU substations group, and be responsible for applicable NERC compliance and capital projects related to REU substations.
The City of Redding provides an excellent benefit package including health, dental, vision, life and long term disability insurance, paid time off and a CalPERS retirement program along with a great work environment. This position will receive a 2% increase July 2022.
We are looking for someone to:
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
Electric Utility Engineer
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.
TypicalQualifications for Electrical Engineer
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.
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.
TypicalQualifications for Electric Utility Engineer
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 three 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.
Possession of the appropriate valid California driver’s license or the ability to acquire one within ten days of appointment.
Veterans Credit: Applicants who attach a copy of the DD-214 to their application indicating “Honorable Discharge” from military service and receive a passing score on the examination process will have two (2) additional points added to their final examination score.
Located in Northern California, the City of Redding Electric Utility has excellent opportunities for career grow and employs over 180 people to serve a population of over 92,000 across 61 square miles and maintain over 740 miles of power lines and 13 substations with a mission to power a strong community! For more information about living and working for the City of Redding, please visit www.cityofredding.org/liveworkplay