All applications and supplemental questions must be completed fully and submitted on an official City of Lodi application form. Applications will be accepted and processed until a sufficient number of qualified applications have been received. This recruitment may close without further notice; interested candidates should apply as soon as possible.
DEFINITION Under general direction performs technical engineering office and field work involving laying out plans for construction and maintenance of electrical facilities, preparing cost estimates, obtaining easements and rights-of-way and performs related work, as required.
SUPERVISION EXERCISED AND RECEIVED This position is expected to work independently with direct supervision from higher level classifications, such as Senior Power Engineer, Electrical Engineer and/or Senior Electrical Engineering Technician. May coordinate field work with the Electric Utility Superintendent, Construction/Maintenance Supervisor and line crews, as required.
Duties may include but are not limited to the following:
Prepares detailed plans of construction, maintenance or removal of electric utility infrastructure for the more simplistic electric utility work orders, including detailed sketches and instructions following City of Lodi construction standards;
Determines proper cable and wire sizes, transformer sizes and combinations for given loads on the distribution system;
Lists material required and determines cost of installing material;
Identifies salvage material from demolition work and coordinates proper treatment/handling of this material;
Compiles data as to the necessity for the proposed work and estimated revenue derived from the project;
Obtains easements and rights-of-way, as required;
Determines proper service point locations;
Communicates, in writing, with the contractor and/or developer regarding construction responsibilities and costs;
May assist in the design of street lighting systems;
Performs field inspection for compliance with Electric Utility construction standards and electric service requirements;
Maintains appropriate records of electric system facilities, including updating CAD/GIS data and drawings to reflect as built condition when work is completed, and
Performs other duties related to the operation of the department and the City including additional duties that enable the department and City to meet the diverse needs of its community.
Knowledge of: Methods, materials and equipment used in construction and maintenance of electric utility infrastructure for the more simplistic electric utility work orders;
Pertinent laws, codes and safety orders (e.g. G.O. 95 and 128);
Principles of electric theory as applied to circuits, wiring systems, and electrical distribution systems;
Principles of cost estimating;
Mathematics commonly used in electrical systems' calculations including algebra, geometry and trigonometry;
Safety practices, clearances and regulations; and
Drafting techniques, tools and instruments, including geographical information systems, computer-aided design, and various forms of related technology.
Ability to: Plan, design and estimate costs of electric utility distribution construction and maintenance projects, including project management;
Inspect construction work in progress for conformance with all pertinent regulations;
Maintain accurate records and prepare reports;
Perform mathematical calculations commonly used in electrical estimating;
Draw neatly in pencil;
Follow written and oral instructions;
Interpret laws, rules and regulations;
Negotiate easements and right-of-way;
Communicate clearly in writing; and
Establish and maintain cooperative working relationship with other employees and the public
Any combination of experience and education that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities would be qualifying. A typical combination is:
Experience: A minimum of three years of relevant design experience in the electric utility distribution field which includes computer-aided design experience.
Education: Successful completion of college coursework, equivalent to one year, from an accredited college, university or post-secondary institution with a course of study concentrated in math and science, including computer-aided design.
LICENSES AND CERTIFICATES Possession of a valid class C driver's license issued from the California Department of Motor Vehicles.
WORKING CONDITIONS Work is generally performed in an office setting with frequent interruptions, multiple deadlines, and peak workload periods. Position may require working with the public and attendance at night and/or weekend meetings, and driving a motor vehicle. May be exposed to safety hazards including, fumes or odors, dust or gases, chemicals, toxic materials, oil, and a variety of mechanical machinery.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS Essential functions may require maintaining physical condition necessary to see well enough to read, write and make observations; hear well enough to converse on the radio, telephone and in person; bodily mobility to occasionally walk, bend, kneel, reach, stand, crouch or climb ladder; operate assigned equipment and vehicles; operate office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard; to verbally communicate to exchange information; and intermittently sit while working and operating vehicles and/or equipment. On occasion will be required to open and view electrical equipment. Stamina to work additional hours to meet deadlines. May be required to work nights or weekends for emergency work.
*FLSA Status: NON-EXEMPT
About City of Lodi
Work Where You Live - The City of Lodi is home to 65,000 residents, ideally located adjacent to Highway 99 and I-5, 34 miles south of Sacramento, 10 miles north of Stockton and 90 miles east of San Francisco. The City of Lodi is a community surrounded by lush parks, wineries, museums, a lake and open space. Lodi Electric Utility was founded in 1910. For over 100 years, we have prided ourselves in providing safe and reliable electricity. Lodi Electric strives to anticipate the future needs of our customers and develop a plan to meet those needs as cost-effectively as possible while maintaining excellent service. We look to continue to provide the community of Lodi with reliable, affordable, clean and safe power for many years to come.