This classification is responsible for system planning; system protection, equipment settings, metering, electronic controls, system maps and drawings, equipment records; assists the Senior Engineer, and the Engineering Supervisor, Distribution, with the design of electrical system distribution lines, substations and transmission lines; and assists other departments in a consulting capacity.
Functions Duties assigned to this classification include, but are not limited to, the following examples:
When requested, manages the Engineering Department in the absence of the Engineering Manager.
Supervise the preparation of the long-range plan, the construction work plan, and the implementation of the system facilities numbering system.
Manages and supervises the Journeyman Metermen and the Journeyman Meter and Relay Tech employees, including hiring, terminating, and monitoring performance; develops metering specifications and standards.
Supervise the mitigation of stray voltage problems.
Supervise the installation, testing, and maintenance of all metering, relaying, and electronic control equipment.
Manages and supervises the Geographical Information Systems (G.I.S.) / Drafting employees, including hiring, terminating, and monitoring performance.
Develop system protective schemes and voltage regulator settings.
Prepares the system sectionalizing study and voltage control program.
Prepares specifications for electrical equipment, and performs the bid preparation and evaluation.
Evaluate new and old material items to ensure the use of the best and most economical equipment.
Reviews power interruption reports for recurring problems and proper functioning of system protection.
Monitors monthly substation report and initiates corrective actions as required.
Assist in transmission line and substation design.
Manages Consultants for system engineering work including scope of work, bids/proposals, work performance, and project close out.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Qualifications Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering; five years’ experience as an electric utility engineer, including a minimum of 2 years of supervisory experience
Professional Engineer License (P.E.)
Within thirty (30) days of appointment, must reside within a one-hour response time of the District office, possess a valid Oregon driver’s license, and apply to be registered for the Oregon P.E. license.
Knowledge of: engineering principles used in electrical utility systems; RUS specifications and work order procedures; NESC and NEC regulations; legal descriptions, easements, and the permit application process.
Skill in: the use of personal computers and standard office equipment; surveying techniques and procedures; project management; and technical writing and communications.
Ability to: work with and supervise subordinates; read maps and blueprints; communicate effectively in both oral and written forms; make decisions independently in accordance with established policies and procedures, and use initiative and judgment in completing tasks and responsibilities in a timely and accurate manner; identify and solve problems; compose and maintain accurate records, reports and statistical data; work both collaboratively and independently to meet deadlines; maintain good working relationships with other employees, representatives of federal, state and other public agencies, contractors, engineers, and the public.
Typical Physical Demands/Working Conditions Work is performed in both office and field environments. Work in the office environment is sedentary in nature, requiring the ability to communicate and the ability to enter information on a computer and retrieve data from the computer. Work in the field environment may require bending, climbing, stretching, pulling, pushing, and standing, twisting and walking over uneven terrain. There may be exposure to dust, pollen, aggressive animals, traffic, and fumes. Field work may be performed in adverse weather conditions such as snow, rain, flooding, summer heat, etc. Other hazards may be encountered such as brush, obstacles, debris, holes, fences, and open trenches. When in the field, a moderate amount of driving is required.
Supervisory Controls This classification works under the general supervision of the Engineering Manager. The employee is expected to use good judgment in interpreting and applying established policies and guidelines and recognize issues that require higher-level review. The employee receives general instructions regarding the scope of projects and is expected to resolve procedural and technical problems independently. Work is reviewed periodically to ensure soundness of decisions and actions.
Supervisory Responsibilities: Supervise the Geographical Information Systems (G.I.S.) / Drafting employees, Journeyman Metermen and Meter & Relay Tech employees, temporary staff when employed, and any other employees so assigned.
Guidelines The work is governed by established design and construction specifications, and national codes, as well as by established State of Oregon and local rules, regulations, and ordinances. Guidelines are numerous, but they will apply to most situations. Employee must use judgment in interpreting and applying standards; significant deviations are referred to the Engineering Manager.
Request for accommodations will be reviewed on an individual basis.
The above is not meant to be all-inclusive and requirements may change according to the demands of this position.