DESCRIPTION OF WORK
Performs a variety of professional engineering work associated with electric power plants, electric substations, electric transmission and distribution networks, SCADA (System Control and Data Acquisition), communication systems and Pollution Control Facility.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE JOB
Protection and Controls: Develop, implement, and maintain HU’s Protection System Maintenance and Testing Program for transmission and distribution systems. Responsible for planning, designing, and review of new or modified substation or generator protection system implementations. Perform or review protective relay settings calculations and implement
the application of relay settings to new or existing facilities. Responsible for planning, designing, and review of new or modified DC control systems for substation and generation facilities. Plan, coordinate, and manage testing of protective relays and DC control systems related to substation and generation facilities.
NERC: Develop, implement, and manage HU’s NERC (North American Electric Reliability Corporation) Compliance Program. Prepare, coordinate and review the submittal of data to regulatory authorities. Participate in NERC self certifications and compliance audits. Utilizing engineering expertise, interpret and write HU compliance documents. Develop, track, and maintain compliance controls and evidence. Serves as primary lead for the City Utility department NERC program.
Power Plant Generation: Assist HU power plant personnel with design, maintenance, and troubleshooting of power plant electrical and control systems, including protection, excitation, governor, and Distributed Control System. Electrical system modeling for short circuit and Arc-Flash analysis. Project management duties for large electrical equipment and systems replacement.
SCADA: Manage and administer HU’s SCADA system for its gas, water, sewer and electric networks. Perform investigation, analysis, design and integration of new or modified elements incorporated into the SCADA network. Program, develop and maintain all elements of the SCADA system, including the SCADA master server, RTUs and Intelligent Electronic Devices. Develop and modify SCADA graphics for use by operators and other personnel.
Communications: Design, maintain, and troubleshoot communications used in SCADA fiber network for data retrieval, device control, protection field devices, and network security.
Project Management: Lead various electrical projects for updating and improvement of the electrical system by working
with contractors, preparing drawings, specifications, bid documents, and construction management.
Arc Flash: Work with other departments to develop, implement, and maintain HU’s Arc Flash Safety Program. Responsible for performing and maintaining HU’s arc flash hazard analysis for its generation and substation facilities, as Position Title ELECTRICAL ENGINEER Department Utilities FLSA Status Exempt (salaried) Date Revised 9-20-18 Subject to Recall May assist during emergencies, outages, or equipment failure. Shift Work No Residency Requirement None Union Non-Union Supervision Received Director of Engineering Supervision Exercised No
Electrical Engineer Revised 9-20-18 well as electric transmission and distribution networks. Develop, modify and analyze software models used to perform arc flash incident energy calculations in accordance with NFPA, NESC, and IEEE guidelines.
ADDITIONAL EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES
This position requires knowledge, skill or the ability to obtain skill in the following areas:
Proficiency in the use and operation of equipment including but not limited to the following:
Personal computer, Electrical modeling software, AutoCAD programs, Print/Copying machines SCADA system equipment, Relay test equipment, Power analyzer, Infrared camera equipment Department vehicles, Various Meters and Monitors, Hand and power tools, Two-way radio Office equipment including calculator, multi-line telephone, photocopier/scanner
The work environment locations and characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
Office setting, quiet to moderate noise levels
Duties are regularly performed on the day shift, but may be called upon at other times for maintenance, repair or operational work of an emergency nature or as otherwise required.
ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS (EXPOSURE TO, REGULAR USE OF, OR SUBJECT TO)
Acidic, harsh or oily substances; Blood-borne pathogens; Chemicals/hazardous waste; Contaminants; Electrical hazards; Extreme brightness; Extreme darkness; Extreme heat (non-weather); Fumes or airborne particles; Infectious bacteria; Minor burns, cuts, bites, or stings; Outside weather conditions; Radiation; Toxic or caustic chemicals/chemical spills; Vibration; Wet and/or humid conditions (non-weather); Confined spaces; High or precarious place; and Moving, mechanical parts
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/MACHINE CONTROL OPERATION
Change of position, Reach across Midline, Crouching/Squatting, Crawling, Balancing, Stooping, Kneeling, Climbing, Tasting/Smelling, Arm/Hand, Leg/Foot, Simple Grasp, Firm Grasp, Fine Manipulation
Standing, Walking, Sitting, Reaching, Feeling, Talking, Hearing, Near Acuity, Far Acuity, Depth Perception, Color Distinction, Field of Vision
Lifting/Lowering (waist level): 25-50 lbs; Lifting/Lowering (chair to floor): 25-50 lbs; Lifting/Lower (above shoulder): 25-50 lbs; Carrying: 25-50 lbs; Pushing/Pulling: 25-50 lbs
In compliance with the Americans with Disability Act, Hastings Utilities provides reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.
The above description is intended to describe the duties of an employee in general terms and does not necessarily describe all duties. The job description is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.