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Company Name:
Approximate Salary:
Not Specified
Location:
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Country:
United States
Industry:
Engineering - Electrical
Position type:
Full Time
Experience level:
5+ years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree

Engineer IV or Principal Engineer

 

PNM Resources

JOB TITLE: Engineer IV or Principal Engineer

 

Job ID: 6086294
Date: 1/4/2019
Location: Albuquerque, NM

POSTING DEADLINE:

 

Applications must be submitted by January 20, 2019

 

This is a series post. The successful candidate will be hired in the appropriate job level based on education and/or experience.

 

DEPARTMENT:  

 

Distribution Engineering

 

PREFERENCES:

 

Extensive electrical distribution knowledge desired in the areas of commercial and residential line extension designs, distribution system reliability projects, and asset management.  Successful candidate will have responsibility for special or large projects, mentoring and training programs, and peer reviewing project designs.  May assist with smart grid technology implementation.

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

 

Engineer IV

 

Personnel in this job title may be covered by NERC CIP cyber security standards. If the position is covered, prior to being hired, promoted, or transferred into the position, the candidate must successfully pass a Personnel Risk Assessment, which includes identity verification and a criminal background check. Prior to being granted unescorted access to cyber secure areas, the candidate must attend cyber security training. Annual cyber security training is also required.

Given the financial nature of this position, this position may be required to obtain a credit check depending on location. If the position is covered, prior to being hired, promoted, or transferred into the position, the candidate must successfully pass a credit background check.

SUMMARY:

Under general supervision, plans, schedules, conducts, and coordinates large and significant engineering projects and/or a number of small projects that are complex in nature and often functions as staff advisor and consultant by performing the following duties.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Provides the diverse and advanced engineering and project management expertise associated with large and high-profile projects and/or a number of small projects with many complex features

Leads or conducts performance, cost and scheduling studies/evaluations that require advanced and innovative techniques and/or the modifications of standard practices and precepts

Provides the operational areas with highly skilled and diversified expertise

Communicates engineering ideas, recommendations and evaluations to diverse internal and external audiences

Represents the company’s interests in advanced engineering matters

Identifies and resolves broad technical and/or organizational issues affecting the company goals and objectives

Provides advanced technical support as a staff advisor or consultant to, and interacts with other associates

Applies extensive engineering expertise to improve or develop new standards

Provides advanced and often highly innovative technical direction and/or activity supervision to contractors and company personnel on an as-needed basis

Functions as a lead for staff engineers, professionals, and technicians and as appropriate, provides training

COMPETENCIES:
Extensive knowledge and proven ability to apply diverse engineering principles, practices and regulations and to perform economic and decision analysis studies of complex issues in areas including, but not limited to, generation, transmission, distribution, system planning, financial and regulatory issues, asset utilization, and environmental controls and regulations

Ability to read, interpret and apply national, state and local codes and standards (IEEE, ANSI, NEC, NESC, ACI, AISC, ASME, NACE, etc.)

Ability to translate electrical theory and physics to utility application for improving system reliability

Ability to make informed repair decisions following company protocols

Comfortable working in and around high voltage (up to 345kV) electrical facilities and equipment

Ability to forecast budgets

Demonstrated strong leadership skills, self-motivation, and advanced interpersonal skills

MINIMUM EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:

Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from a college/university accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc. (ABET) with five to seven years of experience, or equivalent combination of education and/or experience related to the discipline.

Master’s Degree in Engineering is preferred.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, AND REGISTRATIONS:

Professional Engineers License in the State of New Mexico is preferred.

Must possess current, legally valid driver’s license and meet the Company’s driving record requirements.

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

 

Principal Engineer

 

Personnel in this job title may be covered by NERC CIP cyber security standards.  If the position is covered, prior to being hired, promoted, or transferred into the position, the candidate must successfully pass a Personnel Risk Assessment, which includes identity verification and a criminal background check.  Prior to being granted unescorted access to cyber secure areas, the candidate must attend cyber security training.  Annual cyber security training is also required.

Given the financial nature of this position, this position may be required to obtain a credit check depending on location. If the position is covered, prior to being hired, promoted, or transferred into the position, the candidate must successfully pass a credit background check.  

SUMMARY: 

Serves as a technical specialist for the organization in the application of advanced theories, concepts, principles and processes for an assigned area.  Plans and develops engineering projects concerned with unique and/or potentially sensitive issues by performing the following duties. 

Principal Engineers possess special knowledge and experience or are unique in their value to the Company.  This level of engineer is for those individuals whose technical/professional responsibilities are significant enough to warrant a salary level comparable to Management level jobs.  Promotion to a Principal Engineer requires that the need for this level of engineer exists, that market data supports placement at this level and approval by a Vice President.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Provides the engineering and project management expertise associated with complex, large and high impact projects.

Leads or conducts performance, cost, and scheduling studies/evaluations of considerable scope and complexity.

Provides advanced technical expertise to the operational areas.

Communicates complex and sometimes unconventional engineering ideas, recommendations and evaluations to technical and non-technical groups, in both formal and informal settings.

Represents the Company's interests in internal and external forums on diverse and sometimes highly technical engineering matters.

Provides comprehensive and often complex technical expertise and interaction to other associates.

Applies extensive and advanced engineering to improve or develop new standards for diverse engineering activities.

Provides the required high-level technical direction of an area expert and/or an activity supervisor to contractors and Company personnel on a regular, on-going basis.

Plans, organizes and directs or supervises the work of staff engineers, other professionals and technicians. Evaluates the progress and results of staff personnel and provides the necessary training or recommends the changes necessary to achieve area objectives.

COMPETENCIES:

Highly specialized and unique knowledge in a technical area that is of value to the Company.  Generally includes extensive Company knowledge and experience.

Proven ability to apply engineering principles, practices and regulations and to perform economic and decision analysis studies of complex issues in areas including, but not limited to, generation, transmission, distribution, fuels, system planning, financial and regulatory issues, asset utilization, and environmental controls and regulations.

Ability to read, interpret and apply national, state and local codes and standards (IEEE, ANSI, NEC, NESC, ACI, AISC, etc.).

Demonstrate good leadership skills, be self-motivated, and have good interpersonal skills.

Ability to translate electrical theory and physics to utility application for improving system reliability.

Comfortable working in and around high voltage (up to 345kV) electrical facilities and equipment.

MINIMUM EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE: 

Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from a college/university accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc. (ABET) plus a Professional Engineer’s License in the State of New Mexico, plus 10 or more years of engineering experience or 9 or more with a
Master’s Degree in Engineering. 

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, AND REGISTRATIONS:

Professional Engineer's License in the State of New Mexico required.

Must possess current, legally valid driver's license and meet the Company's driving record requirements.

 

SALARY RANGE:

 

Engineer IV

 

Salary Grade: G05
Minimum  Midpoint  Maximum
$73,080 - $98,658 - $124,236

 

Principal Engineer

 

Salary Grade: G04
Minimum  Midpoint  Maximum
$84,773 - $114,443 - $144,114

 

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY STATEMENT:

 

PNM Resources and affiliates are Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employers.  Women, minorities, disabled individuals and veterans are encouraged to apply.

 

TO APPLY, go to www.pnm.com/careers and read the full job description, register, upload a resume and answer all posting questions. Deadline is no later than January 20, 2019.

 

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