Engineer, Electrical

Company Name: Northern Wasco County PUD
City: The Dalles
State/Provence: Oregon
Zip: 97058
Job Title: Engineer, Electrical
Number of Openings: 1
Position Type: Engineering
Posting Start Date: April 7, 2017
Salary: $85,000–$100,000
Salary Per: Per Year
Work Time: 5
Work Time Type: Days

Company: Northern Wasco County People’s Utility District (NWCPUD)
Location: The Dalles, Oregon
Compensation: Salary commensurate with experience; $85,000–$100,000 (typical starting range)
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled, First Applicant Screening Monday April 24, 2017

  • Perform moderately complex engineering design and analysis for PUD projects. Prepare cost estimates.  Write technical purchase and construction specifications.  Prepare public works and purchase bid document packages.  Follow engineering QA/QC procedures.  Review submittals and respond to requests for information during construction. Develop inspection and testing plans. Inspect fabrication and construction activities, materials, work products and troubleshoot construction problems.  Prepare start-up and training plans for operation and maintenance of projects.
  • Perform basic engineering planning, feasibility studies (including technical report writing), cost estimating, economic analyses and develop alternatives to help determine solutions to operational problems, regulatory concerns, efficiency improvements, asset management issues, etc.
  • Develop and implement scopes, schedules and budgets for moderately complex projects or portions of highly complex projects. Oversee and monitor project activities from concept to close out. Communicate project progress to internal clients, supervision and management.  Write status and tracking reports. Give presentations including project recommendations to teams, management groups and the Commission. Procure materials.  Participate in the selection of consultants and assist with management of consultant contracts.  Obtain permits. Ensure compliance with QA/QC procedures to maintain the quality of project deliverables.
  • Troubleshoot operations and maintenance problems at the request of plant personnel. Clarify and pinpoint problems. Develop testing methods and alternatives.  Provide alternative problem solutions.  Write brief reports describing possible solutions and recommendations.
  • Participate in work process improvement efforts primarily as a member of interdisciplinary work teams.
Experience Required:

Knowledge of:

  • Electrical engineering design and project management directly relating to utility facilities, including fundamentals of the principles, practices and procedures of an engineering discipline, such as engineering design, calculations, reading and interpreting plans, specifications and project schedules.
  • Permits, permitting timelines and City, County, State and Federal permitting agencies and processes.
  • Public works construction methods, equipment and materials.
  • Knowledge of negotiation skills and ability to deal effectively with internal clients, external business parties, suppliers, and service providers.
  • Proficient in contemporary computer applications and knowledgeable in the application of computer systems to business processes and problems.
  • Applicable Federal, State and local laws, rules, regulations, codes and/or statutes as they apply to electric utilities.
  • Leadership, public administration, and management principles
  • Strategic planning concepts, methods, and systems.

Skills in:

  • Complex Critical Thinking – Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Complex Problem Solving – Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Systems Analysis – Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Personal computer use, office software.
  • Engineering analysis and design software.
  • Presenting information and recommendations.
  • Analyzing situations, identifying alternative solutions, and recommending improvements.

Ability to:

  • Communicate effectively with diverse groups including the skilled crafts, contractors, customers, other engineers and general public.
  • Understand and integrate PUD’s goals and strategic directions into projects.
  • Model leadership behaviors that promote open communication, teamwork, productivity and accountability with integrity by exemplifying desired and appropriate behaviors.
  • Ability to organize and successfully manage multiple shifting and competing priorities for time, attention, and resources to meet requirements for cost, quality, and timeliness of deliverables to meet company goals and objectives.


  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering, or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • 4+ years’ relevant experience
  • Professional Engineer (PE) Certification
  • Joint Use/Pole Attachments experience preferred
  • Must have a valid, current driver’s license
How to Apply:

Do not apply directly to NWCPUD. Please see our website: for full job posting and instructions for applying.  Application, resume and cover letters will only be accepted at:

HR Answers, Inc
7650 SW Beveland St., Suite 130
Tigard, OR 97223 (put “Engineer, Electrical” in subject line)
Fax (503) 352-5582

Northern Wasco County PUD is an Equal‐Opportunity Employer

Posting End Date: May 7, 2017