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Electrical Engineer (I, II, III or Senior I)

  • Full Time
  • Rock Island, Wash.
  • Salary: $67,360-$116,800 per year
  • Posting End Date: October 14, 2022

Website Chelan County Public Utility District #1

Wage or Salary:
$67,360-$116,800 per year

Chelan County PUD is located in the geographical center of Washington State at the confluence of the Columbia and Wenatchee rivers.   A public power leader, the complex and progressive nature of PUD operations offer a unique mix of challenges and opportunities.

We rely on the mighty Columbia River for much of our hydropower generation and we’re proud to take a leadership role in environmental stewardship as related to this great river system. Each year we dedicate millions of dollars and thousands of work hours to protect and enhance fish, wildlife and plant ecosystems. As part of hydropower operations, we’ve also built 14 parks that serve more than 3 million visitors each year.

Rated by Forbes in 2017 and 2019 as one of the top 25 places to retire, Wenatchee is a recreational paradise with an abundance of adventure. The natural scenic beauty of the Wenatchee Valley provides a vivid backdrop to its thriving economy, where the quality of life is high and the climate is moderate with four distinct seasons, including more than 200 days of sunshine!

We are a small town to some and big city to others. We invest in our children and believe that education is the key to our future success.

We live a life of abundant choices and enjoy water sports on the Wenatchee and Columbia rivers, hiking, biking, rock climbing and unlimited golfing. Downhill and cross-country skiing are just minutes away. The area is also known for producing quality wines.

Consider Chelan PUD as a career choice today! The community is waiting for you.

Chelan PUD is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity at all levels of its workforce. M/F/Vet/Disabled

Applicants are required to submit a combined cover letter and resume in one document. Your cover letter must summarize your education and experience as it relates to the Electrical Engineer position. Incomplete materials will not be considered.

To expedite the application process, combine your cover letter and resume into one PDF document before applying and upload electronically when requested in the online application process.

This position is OPEN UNTIL FILLED and applicants are encouraged to apply immediately.  The first review date for application materials is scheduled for October 2.

Interested parties are also invited to contact Human Resources at joblist@chelanpud.org to discuss the position.

This position will be filled at the Electrical Engineer I, II, II or Senior I level, contingent upon the selected candidate’s experience.

JOB PURPOSE:  The Electrical Engineer Plant performs electrical engineering services as needed for all activities associated with plant operations and maintenance including calculations, analysis, design, and maintenance engineering support. The level of complexity, size of projects, and level of technical guidance received is contingent upon the position level.

JOB PURPOSE ELECTRICAL ENGINEER I: The Electrical Engineer I – Plant performs electrical engineering services as needed for all activities associated with plant operations and maintenance including calculations, analysis, design, and maintenance engineering support of low complexity. Supports maintenance programs, condition monitoring, investigation and analysis to identify and recommend solutions and approaches for electrical issues as well as troubleshooting equipment.  The incumbent supports small and medium sized projects, and maintenance outages.  Receives frequent technical guidance from higher level engineers.

JOB PURPOSE ELECTRICAL ENGINEER II: The Electrical Engineer II – Plant performs electrical engineering services as needed for all activities associated with plant operations and maintenance including calculations, analysis, design, and maintenance engineering support of low complexity.   Supports electrical maintenance programs, condition monitoring, investigation and analysis to identify and recommend solutions and approaches for electrical engineering issues as well as troubleshooting equipment.  The incumbent supports small and medium sized projects, and maintenance outages.  Receives frequent technical guidance from higher level engineers.

JOB PURPOSE ELECTRICAL ENGINEER III: The Electrical Engineer III – Plant performs electrical engineering services as needed for all activities associated with plant operations and maintenance including calculations, analysis, design, and maintenance engineering support of low complexity.   Supports electrical maintenance programs, condition monitoring, investigation and analysis to identify and recommend solutions and approaches for electrical engineering issues as well as troubleshooting equipment.  Independently drafts technical sections of feasibility studies.  Prepares plans and specs for procurement.  Supports small to large sized projects and maintenance activities.

JOB PURPOSE ELECTRICAL ENGINEER SENIOR I: The Electrical Engineer Sr I – Plant performs electrical engineering services as needed for all activities associated with plant operations and maintenance including calculations, analysis, design, and maintenance engineering support of moderate complexity.   Supports electrical maintenance programs, condition monitoring, investigation and analysis to identify and recommend solutions and approaches for electrical engineering issues as well as troubleshooting equipment.  Prepares technical plans and specs, and maintenance procedures of moderate complexity.  Leads interdisciplinary teams to solve problems.

JOB FUNCTIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function of the job satisfactorily.  Essential functions are those activities that, if not performed, would significantly and fundamentally alter the position.

JOB FUNCTIONS ELECTRICAL ENGINEER I:

% of Time    Job Functions

1.   35 %         Field Support:  Assist or direct electrical maintenance crews in the trouble shooting of electrical problems.  Assist with safety related projects that require design, concept, and installation.  Prepare procedures for and support commissioning for units and electrical equipment.  Receives frequent guidance from higher level engineers.

2.    25%         Engineering Design:  Perform basic electrical engineering design, analysis, and calculations as assigned for electrical systems and equipment associated with the hydroelectric projects.  Markup schematic and wiring diagrams.  Propose design options and alternatives.  Peer review work of other entry level engineers.

3.    15 %         Plans & Specifications:  Research and provide input for electrical systems, equipment and other related materials/services for system changes and purchase.

4.    15 %         Analyze machine condition monitoring data and failure information to determine if equipment needs replacement or repair.  Propose engineering solutions for problems, deficiencies or opportunities identified within the projects.

5.   10  %         Training:  Identify and attend training to maintain and learn new skills.

6.   Ongoing : Maintain regular and predictable attendance.  Perform related duties and responsibilities as required.  Comply with District policies.  Complete all required training. Maintain a working knowledge and comply with District safety procedures and specific safety requirements of this position, and those in accordance with applicable provisions of the Revised Code of Washington (RCW) and Washington Administrative Code (WAC).

JOB FUNCTIONS ELECTRICAL ENGINEER II:

% of Time    Job Functions

1.   25%           Engineering Design:  Perform fundamental electrical engineering design, analysis, and calculations, as assigned for electrical systems and equipment associated with the hydroelectric projects.  Mark up schematic and wiring diagrams.  Propose design options and alternatives.  Peer review work of same or lower-level engineers.  Occasionally refers to training and textbooks.

2.   25%           Field Support:  Assist or direct electrical maintenance crews in the trouble shooting of electrical problems when needed.  Assist with safety related projects that require design, concept, and installation.  Prepare procedures for and support commissioning for units and electrical equipment. Receives frequent technical guidance from higher level engineers.

3.   15%          Plans & Specifications:  Research and provide input for electrical systems, equipment and other related materials/services for system changes and purchase.

4.   15 %   Analyze machine condition monitoring data and failure information to determine if equipment needs replacement or repair.  Propose engineering solutions for problems, deficiencies or opportunities identified within the projects.

5.   10%    Reliability Compliance:  Perform engineering, testing and provide documentation for reliability compliance activities.

6.    10%   Training:  Identify and attend training to maintain and learn new skills.

7.   Ongoing: Maintain regular and predictable attendance.  Perform related duties and responsibilities as required.  Comply with District policies.  Complete all required training. Maintain a working knowledge and comply with District safety procedures and specific safety requirements of this position, and those in accordance with applicable provisions of the Revised Code of Washington (RCW) and Washington Administrative Code (WAC).

JOB FUNCTIONS ELECTRICAL ENGINEER III

% of Time       Job Functions

1.   25  %            Engineering Design:  Perform electrical engineering design, analysis, and calculations of medium complexity, as assigned for electrical systems and equipment associated with the hydroelectric projects.  Create and mark up schematic and wiring diagrams.  Provide the design steps and correct sequencing of the technical activities to maintenance staff and plant management.  Draft technical sections of feasibility studies. Peer review work of same or lower-level engineers. Receives occasional technical guidance from higher level engineers. Rarely refers to training and textbooks.

2.   25  %             Field Support:  Assist or direct electrical maintenance crews in the trouble shooting of electrical problems when needed.  Assist with safety related projects that require design, concept, and installation.  Prepare procedures for and support commissioning for units and electrical equipment. Receives frequent technical guidance from higher level engineers.

3.   15 %              Plans & Specifications:  Research and provide input for electrical systems, equipment and other related materials/services for system changes and purchase.

4.   15 %         Analyze machine condition monitoring data and failure information to determine if equipment needs replacement or repair.  Provide condition input to Asset Management.  Propose engineering solutions for problems, deficiencies or opportunities identified within the projects.

5.   10  %             Compliance, Codes & Standards:  Perform engineering, testing and provide documentation for reliability compliance activities.  Interpret codes and standards including nuances of application, identifying different possible interpretations.  Contribute to the development of company technical standards.

6.   10 %             Training:  Identify and attend training to maintain and learn new skills.

7.    Ongoing       Maintain regular and predictable attendance.  Perform related duties and responsibilities as required.  Comply with District policies.  Complete all required training. Maintain a working knowledge and comply with District safety procedures and specific safety requirements of this position, and those in accordance with applicable provisions of the Revised Code of Washington (RCW) and Washington Administrative Code (WAC).

JOB FUNCTIONS ELECTRICAL ENGINEER SENIOR I

% of Time    Job Functions

1.   25%               Engineering Design:  Perform electrical engineering design, analysis and calculations of advanced complexity as assigned determining the methodology and depth needed for electrical systems and equipment associated with the hydroelectric projects. Lead other team members in proper execution of technical activities.   Prepare and mark up schematic, one-line, and wiring diagrams.  Perform protective relay setting calculation and oversee testing. Provide input to plant management in approach and execution of technical activities to support plant maintenance and operations. Peer review work and provide guidance to lower-level engineers.  Receives infrequent technical guidance from higher level engineers.  Rarely refers to training & textbooks

2.   20%                Field Support:  Assist or direct electrical maintenance crews in the trouble shooting of electrical problems when needed.  Assist with safety related projects that require design, concept, and installation.  Prepare procedures for and support commissioning for units and electrical equipment.  Lead troubleshooting efforts, developing tests and procedures analyzing results and recommending solutions.  Receives occasional technical guidance from higher level engineers.

20%               Analyze machine condition monitoring data and failure information to determine if equipment needs replacement or repair.  Provide condition input to Asset Management.  Propose engineering solutions for problems, deficiencies or opportunities identified within the projects.
4.   15 %              Plans & Specifications:  Research and provide input for electrical systems, equipment and other related materials/services for system changes and purchase.

5.   10 %             Codes & Standards:  Interpret codes and standards including nuances of application, identifying different possible interpretations.  Contribute to the development of company technical standards.

6.   5 %                 Project Management:  May develop budgets, schedules, and procurement documents for programs.  May act as a project manager for moderately complex projects.

7.   5 %                 Training:  Identify and attend training to maintain and learn new skills.

8.   Ongoing: Maintain regular and predictable attendance.  Perform related duties and responsibilities as required.  Comply with District policies.  Complete all required training. Maintain a working knowledge and comply with District safety procedures and specific safety requirements of this position, and those in accordance with applicable provisions of the Revised Code of Washington (RCW) and Washington Administrative Code (WAC).

QUALIFICATIONS: The qualifications listed below are representative of those required, but reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

ELECTRICAL ENGINEER I

Post-Secondary Education:  Bachelor’s degree (B.S., B.A.) in Electrical Engineering, Electrical Engineering Technology or Engineering of Technology, or the equivalent combination of education and experience.  EI (Engineering Intern) or EIT (Engineer in Training) achieved by passing the FE (Fundamentals of Engineering) exam, preferred.

Experience:  Entry level.  No experience required.  Candidates with work experience in hydro generation, with an electric utility or similar applications are preferred.

ELECTRICAL ENGINEER II

Post-Secondary Education:  Bachelor’s degree (B.S., B.A.) in Electrical Engineering, Electrical Engineering Technology or Engineering of Technology, or the equivalent combination of education, and experience.  EI (Engineering Intern) or EIT (Engineer in Training) achieved by passing the FE (Fundamentals of Engineering) exam, preferred.

Experience:  Requires a minimum of two (2) years’ experience performing electrical engineering of increasing complexity in power generation or similar industrial work.  Experience must include examples of successful application of basic engineering in the form of reports, specifications and drawings; participation in data collection and field research or inspections.

ELECTRICAL ENGINEER III

Post-Secondary Education:  Bachelor ‘s degree (B.S., B.A.) of Science in Electrical Engineering or Electrical Engineering Technology, or the equivalent combination of education and.  EI (Engineering Intern) or EIT (Engineer in Training) achieved by passing the FE (Fundamentals of Engineering) exam, preferred.

Experience:  Requires a minimum of four (4) years experience performing electrical engineering of increasing complexity in power generation or similar industrial work.  Experience must include examples of successful application of electrical troubleshooting, system maintenance, and design.

ELECTRICAL ENGINEER SENIOR I

Post-Secondary Education:  Bachelor’s degree (B.S., B.A.) in Electrical Engineering or Electrical Engineering Technology, or the equivalent combination of education and experience.  PE in the State of Washington strongly preferred.

Experience:  Requires a minimum of six (6) years’ experience performing electrical engineering of increasing complexity in power generation or similar industrial work.  Experience must include examples of successful application of advanced engineering analysis, troubleshooting, system maintenance and design, and specialty application.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel.  The employee is frequently required to perform repetitive hand or arm motion; talk, hear.  The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, or twist torso; carry or lift unassisted up to 10 pounds; lift unassisted above shoulder up to 10 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.  The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to work near moving mechanical parts; confined spaces; fumes or airborne particles; outdoor weather conditions; risk of electrical shock; and vibration.    The noise level is usually moderately loud.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS:  An employee may not be hired or transferred to a job, or continue in a job if currently employed, if they do not satisfy the following job requirements.  These District requirements cannot be waived by supervisors.

Additional Information:

In addition to a competitive starting salary range of $67,360  - $84,200  (Electrical Engineer I) $77,360  - $96,700 (Electrical Engineer II) $84,960  - $106,200  (Electrical Engineer III) $93,440 - $116,800  (Electrical Engineer Senior I) (based on qualifications, skills and abilities), Chelan PUD employees also enjoy outstanding benefits which include the option of a zero cost medical plan (medical, dental and vision for all eligible dependents), short and long-term disability, Washington State Public Employee's Retirement System, Deferred Compensation (with company matching funds up to 5%), 11 holidays and initial personal leave accrual at 21 days per year.

Introductory Period: New employees holding regular positions must complete an introductory period of twelve months.

 

Chelan PUD is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer (EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled). We value diversity at all levels of the organization. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to any protected classifications as defined by law.

EEO Law Posters can be found on the main Careers page in English and Spanish.

Chelan PUD will not be offering any work visa sponsorship for this role.

Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-I.35(c)

Pursuant to the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) standards, Chelan County Public Utility District #1 conducts background screening of personnel who have access to the District's critical physical and/or cyber assets.

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