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Company Name:
Approximate Salary:
Not Specified
Location:
Modesto, California
Country:
United States
Industry:
Engineering - Electrical
Position type:
Full Time
Experience level:
Entry Level
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree
ID
200755
Job Title:
Electrical Engineer - Senior/Associate/Assistant
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Electrical Engineer - Senior/Associate/Assistant

 

 

The Modesto Irrigation District is currently recruiting to fill one full-time regular position in the Electric Engineering Department of the Transmission and Distribution Division to perform professional electrical engineering work related to the planning, design, and construction of generation, transmission, distribution, substation facilities, and renewable projects; to perform a variety of technical engineering studies.
The position will be filled at the appropriate level (Senior, Associate, Assistant) based on the qualifications of the successful candidate.  
Any qualified individual may apply. This is an exempt position and is assigned to the Professional and Supervisory Bargaining Unit.  The list established as a result of this recruitment may be used to fill other Electrical Engineer vacancies that may occur within the District through October 29, 2019.
Distinguishing Characteristics

Assistant Engineer: This is the entry level class in the Engineer series. Positions in this class typically have little or no directly related work experience. The Assistant Engineer class is distinguished from the II level by the performance of less than the full range of duties assigned to the Associate level. Incumbents work under general supervision while learning job tasks, progressing to direction as procedures and processes of assigned area of responsibility are learned.

Associate Engineer: This is the journey level class in the Engineer series and is distinguished from the Assistant 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 Assistant level.

This class is distinguished from the Senior Electrical Engineer in that the latter is responsible for serving as project manager over the most complex projects and/or functions and may provide indirect or direct supervision to professional and technical personnel.

Senior Engineer: This is the advanced journey level in the Engineer series. Positions at this level are distinguished from other classes within the series by the level of responsibility assumed, complexity of duties assigned, independence of action taken, by the amount of time spent performing the duties, and by the nature of the public contact made. Employees perform the most difficult and responsible types of duties assigned to classes within this series and may provide indirect and/or direct supervision over assigned personnel. Employees at this level are required to be fully trained in all procedures related to assigned areas of responsibility and possess registration as a Professional Engineer.

 Examples of Duties:Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:   Assistant/Associate Electrical Engineer
  • Prepare plans and specifications for the design, construction, maintenance and operation of the District's electric system; ensure conformance to District standards and practices, and relevant codes and regulations.
  • Ensure compliance through engineering design, specifications, operating bulletins and directions with District Safety Rules, policies and the rules and regulations of other agencies that apply to District operations.
  • Prepare engineering studies and reports; prepare a variety of technical reports, documents, and correspondence; prepare technical specifications; assist with the preparation and revisions to design and construction standards; develop technical documents required by the local, State and Federal agencies related to the operation of the District's electric system.
  • Coordinate and oversee the work of contractors for the construction, installation, maintenance, support, documentation, and testing activities to ensure compliance with District standards, specifications, and applicable codes.
  • Perform calculations to compute and establish manufacturing, construction and installation standards and specifications.
  • Represent the District in meetings with regulatory agencies, Joint Power Agencies, and the public regarding District projects.
  • Operate computer-assisted engineering and design software to perform engineering tasks.
  • Inspect completed installations to ensure conformance to design and equipment specifications and District standards.
  • Review NERC standards; provide support in preparation of compliance activities including preparation of Reliability Standard Audit worksheets as per NERC standards. May serve as Subject Matter Expert (SME).
  • Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other District employees and the public using principles of good customer service.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.
Senior Electrical Engineer
  • Plan, prioritize, and review the work of staff assigned to a variety of professional electrical engineering tasks associated with the planning, design, construction, and maintenance of District transmission and distribution facilities, generation facilities, and renewable projects.
  • Develop schedules and methods to accomplish assignments ensuring work is completed in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Participate in evaluating the activities of staff, recommending improvements and modifications.
  • Provide and coordinate staff training; work with employees to correct deficiencies.
  • Perform detailed and complex analysis of the District's transmission, subtransmission, distribution networks, and generation facilities, and provide power flow studies and recommendations related to the operation of the system.
  • Work with outside utilities and the District's balancing authority to accurately build and supply an updated transmission system model with approved forecasted peak loads.
  • Perform system import limit studies in compliance with NERC/WECC criteria; develop special protection systems to support import limits.
  • Develop the District's Transmission and Distribution 5 - Year Plan and updates to the Plan; assist with determining if new capital projects are needed to meet loading requirements for the District's distribution system electrical system elements.
  • Perform a variety of studies on the District's transmission, substation, generation, and distribution systems; design and specify equipment and settings.
  • Review NERC standards; prepare responses to Compliance Questionnaires and Reliability Standard Audit Worksheets as per NERC standards. Perform duties and responsibilities of Subject Matter Expert (SME) for assigned area(s).
  • Plan, design and oversee the construction of District generation facilities and/or upgrades to existing facilities.
  • Provide engineering support to other departments and divisions, as necessary.
  • Perform and support a variety of interconnection studies with outside utilities; evaluate the effect of new projects on the District's system.
  • Prepare complex engineering studies and reports; prepare a variety of technical reports, documents, and correspondence; prepare technical specifications; oversee and participate in the preparation and revision of design and construction standards.
  • Perform the most difficult work related to the management of electrical engineering projects related to the District's generation, transmission, distribution and substation facilities.
  • Represent the District in meetings with regulatory agencies, Joint Power Agencies, and the public regarding District projects.
  • Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other District employees and the public using principles of good customer service.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.
 Typical Qualifications:

Any combination of experience and training that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be:

Assistant Electrical Engineer

Experience: One year of professional electrical engineering experience related to the operation of District electric systems is desirable.

Education: Equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in Electrical Engineering or a related field.

License and Certificate: Possession of a valid California driver's license.

Knowledge of:

  • Principles and practices of electrical engineering as it relates to the operation of the District's electric systems.
  • Mathematics used in the engineering field.
  • Materials, equipment, and tools used in the construction industry.
  • Modern developments, current literature and sources of information regarding the electrical engineering profession.
  • Modern office equipment including the use of applicable computer applications.
  • Principles and practices of effective customer service.

Ability to:

  • Perform professional electrical engineering computations and learn to check, design, and prepare engineering plans, studies, profiles, and maps.
  • 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.
  • Learn and apply District standards and regulations and electrical engineering policies and procedures.
  • Learn and apply applicable laws and regulations related to the District's electric system.
  • Learn to prepare accurate cost estimates.
  • Learn to analyze and prepare technical reports.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

Associate Electrical Engineer

Experience: Three years of responsible experience similar to Assistant Engineer (Electrical) with the District.

Education: Equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in Electrical Engineering or a related field.

License and Certificate: Possession of a valid California driver's license. Possession of a valid Engineer-In-Training Certificate. Registration as a Professional Electrical Engineer highly desirable.

Knowledge of:

  • Methods, materials, and techniques used in the design, construction, maintenance and operation of the District's electric systems.
  • Budgeting techniques and project management.
  • Pertinent local, State, Federal rules, regulations and laws related to the District's electric system.
  • Construction contracting practices including estimating, bidding, scheduling and organizing of construction activities.

Ability to:

  • Perform the full range of professional electrical engineering duties as related to the District's electric operations..
  • Interpret and apply District standards and regulations and engineering policies and procedures as well as applicable laws and regulations related to the District's electric systems.
  • Prepare accurate estimates of costs, schedules, personnel and materials related to engineering project responsibilities.
  • Prepare concise and understandable written reports, studies, and other written materials, including Requests for Qualifications and Proposals.

Senior Electrical Engineer

Experience: Three years of responsible journey experience similar to Associate Electrical Engineer with the District.

Education: Equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in Electrical Engineering or a related field.

License and Certificate: Possession of a valid California driver's license. Registration as a Professional Electrical Engineer.

Knowledge of:

  • Principles and practices of technical, functional and/or direct supervision and training.
  • Principles and practices of electrical engineering as it relates to the operation of the District's electric system.
  • Budgeting techniques.
  • Pertinent local, State, Federal rules, regulations and laws.
  • Advanced project management methodologies.
  • Modern developments, current literature and sources of information regarding the electrical engineering profession.
  • Principles and practices of safety management.
  • Modern office equipment including the use of applicable computer applications.
  • Principles and practices of effective customer service.

Ability to:

  • Provide technical, functional and/or direct supervision over assigned staff; effectively train staff.
  • Perform the most complex electrical engineering duties including the management of complex projects.
  • Understand and interpret local, State, Federal rules, regulations and laws.
  • Participate in evaluating the activities of staff, recommending improvements and modifications.
  • Provide and coordinate staff training; work with employees to correct deficiencies.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
 Supplemental Information:Qualified applicants must submit a completed District application and responses to the attached supplemental questionnaire. In addition, a resume describing experience and qualifications for the position is recommended. Apply immediately. Position will be open until filled.
Applications will be reviewed on a comparative basis and only those most qualified will be invited to continue in the selection process which will consist of an overall assessment of the individual's skills through (1) oral interview; and (2) reference checks to include current and former supervisors. The applicant must perform successfully in each phase of the recruitment in order to continue in the selection process.
Applicants requiring necessary accommodations to the application process may contact Human Resources at (209) 526-7341. California Relay Service is available at (800) 735-2922 voice and (800) 735-2929 TDD. The Modesto Irrigation District is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.
THE SUCCESSFUL APPLICANT WILL BE REQUIRED TO PROVIDE VERIFICATION OF HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA OR GED AND APPLICABLE HIGHER EDUCATION DEGREE AND OFFICIAL EDUCATION TRANSCRIPTS, PASS A MEDICAL EXAM INCLUDING A DRUG AND ALCOHOL SCREEN, AND A COMPLETE BACKGROUND CHECK PRIOR TO BEGINNING WORK.
INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS ANNOUNCEMENT MAY BE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.

 

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