The Eugene Water & Electric Board is currently seeking candidates to provide control system and electrical engineering support for Generation Department facilities. These facilities primarily include hydroelectric power plants and their ancillary systems (dams, fish screens, canals, step-up transformers, etc). The successful candidate will work on multi-disciplinary teams for new design, modification, and upgrade projects at these facilities as well as provide support of operations and maintenance activities. Assignments will require the successful candidate to act as lead design engineer, project engineer and/or project manager on projects with novel, difficult and multi-disciplinary aspects or features with technical responsibility for preliminary and final designs and design criteria. The focus of the Electrical and Control Systems Engineer’s work will be around critical review of technical specifications and designs. The work requires close collaboration with operations staff during the design process to troubleshoot and resolve problems during construction or installation.
Preference will be given to candidates with hydro electric, controls and SCADA experience. Candidates will be considered for a Senior Engineer or Staff Engineer position based on qualifications satisfying minimum requirements of position as specified below.
STARTING SALARY RANGES:
Senior Engineer $ 92,668.00 minimum to $ 115,836.00 midpoint
Staff Engineer $ 80,058.00 minimum to $ 100,073.00 midpoint
Please note: This recruitment does not have a close date, but applicants will be reviewed in the following stages and the posting will close once a sufficient number of qualified applicants have been received. The job posting may not remain open through all three review rounds.
First Round Review- 3/04/16
Second Round Review-3/18/16
Third Round Review-4/1/16
*Application/Interview period extended
The successful candidate’s first assignment will be to serve as lead instrumentation and controls engineer for EWEB’s $60 million upgrade of the Carmen Power Plant. EWEB is in the midst of planning the upgrade work. Upgrades will include control systems, HMI and remote control topology design and implementation for all power plant systems including: generator start/stop controls, governor, excitation, auxiliary system, and protection. This person’s focus upon hire will be the development of an instrumentation and controls, HMI and remote control planning, design and operations standard, followed by the implementation of this plan. The power plant improvements effort is expected to last until 2022 at which point the work will transition into implementation of control systems for fish passage facilities which is expected to last until at least 2025. After completion of these major capital projects, the position focus will transition into the design of improvements for other EWEB control systems. The ideal candidate will have experience in project management, developing overall plant control system plans, guidelines and standards, PLC and HMI programming, field operations, construction management, testing and commissioning and troubleshooting related to hydroelectric plant control systems. This person will also possess specialized knowledge/experience with industrial process control systems (preferably hydro generation system controls), associated field instrumentation, and remote communications telemetry.
This individual will represent the utility with external organizations and at conferences and will participate in trainings as necessary to stay knowledgeable about important control system and electrical engineering issues.
This person’s background will allow them to perform assigned tasks with minimal supervision using a high level of experience and judgment in planning project assignments and accomplishing desired results. They will have the ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing and the ability to interpret instrument diagrams, system maps and schematics, and related hardware and software documentation. They will provide technical direction to other engineers and technicians and lead teams to accomplish goals while maintaining effective working relationships with other employees, departments, consultants, and contractors.