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Electrical Engineer III or Senior Engineer

  • Full Time
  • Kennewick, Wash.
  • Salary: $88,570 - $115,985 per year
  • Posting End Date: September 10, 2021

Website BENTON COUNTY PUBLIC UTILITY DISTRICT 1

Wage or Salary:
$88,570 - $115,985 per year

POSITION PUPOSE/SUMMARY:

Benton PUD is seeking an experienced and highly ambitious applicant with strong electric utility engineering experience, technical and critical thinking abilities including overseeing major projects and studies by evaluating electrical systems, products, components, and applications. This position will have the opportunity to recommend, manage and implement projects and decisions regarding suitability of equipment for District use to include its Supervisory, Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) System. The work is diverse and challenging, and the size of the organization allows for innovation and collaboration working on a variety of electrical engineering functions.

The preferred candidate will have experience with SCADA systems, MS Office, Millsoft, Powerworld, ANSI, IEEE, NESC, NEC, and WAC standards.

The successful candidate will be placed appropriate to their education, experience, and ability to perform the specific position accountabilities.

Target range for Electrical Engineer III:    $3,406.54 to $4,866.50 biweekly
Target range for Senior Engineer:            $3,747.19 to $4,460.96 biweekly

The primary purpose of this position is to perform electrical system studies, planning and design to ensure the transmission and distribution system meets the District’s customers’ needs and improved operating efficiency.

ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  1. Support the District’s mission to serve our customers and foster a positive workplace by personally choosing behavior aligned with our values and ethical code.
  2. Assist in developing an efficient and reliable delivery system plan which meets the forecasted load growth by conducting and presenting transmission and distribution system studies for management and Commission for approval.
  3. Assist the District’s planning process by assisting in defining the capital requirements for the transmission and distribution system for the Capital Plan.
  4. Investigate emerging technologies and identify product opportunities that add value to the District’s transmission and distribution system by research equipment types, conducting analyses, and writing proposals and technical specifications for management review and approval.
  5. Provide guidance and advice to other Field Engineers and Technicians by determining design requirements, researching, designs, comparing against industry practices and contributing to the formulation of the department’s construction standards.
  6. Provide project management for transmission and distribution system design/construction projects by leading cross-departmental teams, ensuring timelines and budgets are met, and assuring successful completion of project objectives.
  7. Contribute to effective decision making across the District by providing research, analysis and electrical system technical advice on special cross-functional teams as needed.
  8. Ensure the smooth operation of the Engineering Department by providing assistance to the technical staff as needed.
  9. Complete special projects and other duties as assigned to meet team, department, and organization goals.

Electrical Engineer III

Required:

  • BA/BS in Electrical Engineering; prefer emphasis in Power.
  • 5-7 years experience in the electric utility engineering; including 2 years overseeing major projects and studies
  • Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license
  • Valid First Aid and CPR certification or obtain within 12 months of hire

Preferred: 

  • Current Washington State Professional Electrical Engineering license, power option

Senior Engineer

Required:

  • BA/BS in Electrical Engineering; prefer emphasis in Power.
  • 8-9 years experience in the electric utility engineering; with at least 2 years in system planning and overseeing major projects and studies
  • Current Washington State Professional Electrical Engineering license, power option. Other State PE in power will substitute, but must obtain WA PE within 6 months of hire
  • Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license
  • Valid First Aid and CPR certification or obtain within 12 months of hire

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • MS Office, Millsoft, Powerworld and SCADA systems
  • ANSI, IEEE, NESC, NEC and WAC standards
  • System protection coordination, voltage control, and system operating concepts
  • Transmission, substation and distribution design standards and concepts
  • Material and contract labor procurement
  • Project management
  • Successful completion of the District’s approved leadership program for the position
  • Attendance: Consistent need to attend work at the job site or work location.  Frequent or constant need for punctuality.
  • Physical Effort: Frequent periods are spent standing or sitting in the same location with some opportunity to move about or occasionally there may be a requirement to stoop or lift light material or equipment (typically less than 8 lbs.).
  • Environment: Located in a comfortable indoor area.  Any unpleasant conditions would be infrequent and not objectionable.
  • Hazards: There is occasional exposure to hazards or risk of injury that are generally protected against or predictable.
  • Sensory Attention: Typically requires regular use of one or more senses of medium intensity and long duration.
  • Job Pressure/Deadline Orientation: Must meet reasonable deadlines, quotas or demands for accuracy and/or may be involved in some mildly unpleasant situations.

To apply for this job please visit www.bentonpud.org.