Distribution Power System Engineer

Company Name: Chelan County Public Utility District
Phone Number: 509-663-8121
City: Wenatchee
State/Provence: Washington
Zip: 98807
Job Title: Distribution Power System Engineer
Number of Openings: 1
Position Type: Engineering
Posting Start Date: February 27, 2018
Salary: To $99,400
Salary Per: Per Year
Work Time: 5
Work Time Type: Days

This is an interesting time to be a distribution power engineer in our industry and at Chelan PUD. Advancements in non-wire solutions including concepts of storage, electric vehicles, and distributed generation are making their way into our power system. This coupled with new customer types using energy in ways not previously contemplated, such as cryptocurrency, is giving rise to significant challenges. This position will help Chelan PUD move from a traditional all wires and radial system to a bi-directional modern network serving our customers and responding to their requests. The incumbent will guide the PUD into the future by laying out a path to “grid modernization” and implementing new tools such as remote metering and distribution automation to assist in this journey.

The DISTRIBUTION ENGINEER works in a team and independently on a wide variety of issues. The engineer interfaces on a daily basis with numerous departments, such as Line Operations, and outside vendors and customers, on a daily basis. The incumbent will perform long range planning studies, day-to-day operations support, Standards support, and new technologies. Specific software packages include Milsoft WindMil for powerflow, ESRI GIS, Maximo, Primavera, and other dedicated computer systems.

Experience Required:

A Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from an accredited program with an emphasis in power engineering is required. A PE or EIT along with experience in distribution power engineering or internships with power utilities is preferred.

How to Apply:

Visit “Careers” at www.chelanpud.org to view the full job description and apply online. A combined resume and cover letter is required – the position is open until filled, applicants are encouraged to apply immediately. Interested parties are invited to contact Ruth Erwert, Recruiting Manager at joblist@chelanpud.org or (509) 661-4540 to discuss the position.

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

Posting End Date: March 28, 2018