Engineer Assistant (#11085) (Wenatchee)

Company Name: Chelan County PUD
City: Wenatchee
State/Provence: Washington
Zip: 98801
Job Title: Engineer Assistant (#11085) (Wenatchee)
Number of Openings: 1
Position Type: Engineering
Posting Start Date: August 26, 2016
Salary: 38.46
Salary Per: Per Hour
Work Time: Full-time
Work Time Type: Hours

Under minimal supervision, takes a lead role in the design, engineering and planning for the District’s customer growth and expansion projects, new developments and mandated projects identified in the annual work plan.  The design of these projects supports system reliability, system capacity and new growth for water, electric and networks systems.  Works directly with customers and Operations Superintendents on maintenance projects, customer growth projects and other planned Distribution system projects.  Supports the Customer Service Engineering department with other routine design and planning duties for utility services including; Water, Wastewater, Networks and Electrical Transmission, Distribution and Substation projects.  Responsible for initiating stakeholder engagement, meeting directly with internal and external agencies, customers and clientele to interpret, evaluate, and design water, Transmission and Distribution electrical and networks infrastructure

JOB FUNCTIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function of the job satisfactorily.  Indicate whether the function is an essential function (EF) or a secondary function (SF) of the position.  Essential functions are those activities that, if not performed, would significantly and fundamentally alter the position.  Typically, essential functions account for the largest commitment of time.  Secondary functions are activities not fundamental to the job and may need to be relaxed to accommodate an otherwise qualified applicant with a disability.  In the aggregate, secondary functions typically account for less than 15% of the job scope.

#  EF/SF % of Time Job Functions
1. EF 25% Coordinates and leads planning meetings with internal and external customers daily.  Evaluates, documents, and communicates the customer or agency request for service, communicates District policies and engineering guidelines for new installations, modification, relocations or conversion of existing Water, Distribution and Networks facilities.

2. EF 25% Utilize a variety of standards and general engineering principals for reviewing applications for service (including Distributed Generation for wind, solar, and etc.), and to generate construction job plans and cost estimates for new and existing Water, Distribution, and Networks facilities.  Responsible for calculating and estimating all labor components, material requirements, and tools required for construction crews to perform large customer growth and expansion projects, maintenance projects, agency mandated road widening projects, and system reliability projects.  Performs field surveying, right-of-way verification and acquisition, utility coordination, field staking duties, and participation in permitting and easement acquisition.

3. EF 20% Performs regular planning and scheduling duties for all non-emergency Distribution related work.  Prepares regular scheduling proposals for the work in accordance with the Annual work plan and customer needs.  Reports on job site readiness, land use rights, inspections of customer installed facilities and communicates scheduling requirements with District Superintendents, Engineering Supervisor and customers on a daily basis.

4. EF 10% Prepares applications necessary for new easements, right-of-way, governmental permits and other land use rights required as part of the project. Uses a variety of written and verbal communications to communicate the project impact to right-of-way and adjacent private lands.

5. SF 5% Prepares cost estimates during the annual budget season.

6. SF 5% Recognizes, investigates, and documents Distribution and water corridor encroachments. Coordinates the field investigation and generates mitigation plans to resolve encroachments or NESC clearance violations.

7. EF 5% Frequently writes correspondence including; technical specifications progress reports, internal memorandums and other documents as required.

8. SF 5% Prepares and administers regular pre-construction meeting between District operations personnel and customer/developers, public and private agencies as required.

9. EF Ongoing  Drive a motorized vehicle while conducting business on behalf of the District.

10. EF 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).

Experience Required:

Post-Secondary Education:
AS/BS degree in the field of engineering, with a strong emphasis on math/sciences such as calculus, linear algebra, classical physics, and engineering economics is preferred.  Preference will be given to applicants who have successfully completed the NWPPA Staking Technician Certification Program or equivalent course work.

Typically requires a minimum of five (5) year of experience working in a utility engineering position.  Experience with design, construction and unit price cost estimating for electrical Transmission and Distribution line systems is required.  Experience creating and working with Water, Fiber and Electrical system maps and one-line diagrams is required.  Experience with project planning, computer aided drafting (CAD), Geographic Information Systems (GIS), surveying equipment are required. CMMS/Maximo or equivalent work management systems are preferred experience and will be considered.

Specific KSA’s: A fully skilled incumbent will have the following specific knowledge, skills, and abilities:
Has an in-depth working knowledge of the NESC rules, District Standards, and engineering principals which are utilized for the development of job plans and construction estimates.  Must demonstrate proficiency in utilizing Auto-Cad, wood pole structural analysis programs, GIS and Micro Soft business applications for performing daily work functions.  Microsoft Visio, Word and Excel are preferred.  An in-depth understanding of Maximo (CMMS) work management system is preferred.  Must have the ability to calculate algebraic and trigonometric computations routinely with a high degree of accuracy.  Incumbent shall have a thorough understanding of blue print reading, drafting fundamentals, surveying and field staking functions.  Strong skills in written and verbal communications are required.  This position requires the ability to perform multiple complex projects simultaneously and maintain a dynamic daily work schedule.  May require working overtime as schedules and work plan priorities change.  Incumbent must have excellent stakeholder engagement skills and the ability to work collaboratively with customers in difficult circumstances.

How to Apply:

This position is Open until Filled. Applicants are encouraged to apply immediately; application materials will be reviewed, beginning September 21 and thereafter until the position is filled.

See full job description and apply online (job number 11046) under Careers at

Chelan PUD is an EEO Vet/Disabled Employer and values diversity at all levels of the organization.

Posting End Date: September 25, 2016