Senior Power Plant Engineer

Company Name: City of Roseville - Roseville Electric
Phone Number: (916) 774-5475
City: Roseville
State/Provence: California
Zip: 95678
Job Title: Senior Power Plant Engineer
Number of Openings: 1
Position Type: Engineering
Posting Start Date: January 5, 2018
Salary: $126,900 - $170,058
Salary Per: Per Year
Work Time: 8
Work Time Type: Hours
Duties:

THE POSITION

The Human Resources Department is accepting applications for the regular and full-time position of Senior Power Plant Engineer in the Electric Department. The normal work schedule is Monday through Friday, 8 am –5 pm; a flex schedule may be available.

The City of Roseville promotes a no smoking atmosphere.

 

DEFINITION

To plan, organize, direct and supervise professional engineering activities related to the long-term maintenance and operations of the City of Roseville’s generation assets; to review asset performance data for improvements in performance; to perform a variety of complex and difficult engineering tasks relative to assigned area of responsibility; and to serve as administrator for the computerized maintenance management system.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED

  • Receives direction from the Power Generation Superintendent.
  • Exercises direct supervision over lower level professional and technical staff.

EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES – Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Recommend and assist in the implementation of goals and objectives; establish schedules and methods for troubleshooting operational issues and review operating chemistry associated with the operation of the power plant; analyze data and develop options to improve performance; implement policies and procedures.
  • Plan, prioritize, assign, supervise and review the work of staff involved in a variety of engineering tasks related to the operations and maintenance of generation equipment.
  • Participate in budget preparation and administration, including capital improvement budget; prepare cost estimates for budget recommendations; submit justifications for services, labor, and materials; monitor and control expenditures.
  • Participate in the selection of staff, provide or coordinate staff training; work with employees to correct deficiencies; implement discipline procedures.
  • Develop long-term maintenance schedules; oversee the work of outside contractors and consultants in the repair and maintenance of the power plant.
  • Identify beneficial Capital Improvement Projects; develop Requests for Proposal; participate in the selection and oversight of contractors and consultants.
  • Work collaboratively with compliance personnel to ensure implementation of regulatory requirements do not adversely impact operations.
  • Maintain and operate plant specific optimization modeling program to analyze the output and efficiency of the plant; model specific systems and recommend design or procedural changes to improve the efficiency of the plant.
  • Review operating, startup and shutdown procedures and data and identify areas in need of modification or improvement.
  • Develop and maintain drawing configurations, technical documents, regulatory, and plant event library.
  • Serve as administrator for Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS); initiate work orders, assign projects to personnel, audit completed work, produce reports.
  • Answer questions and provide information to the public and city leaders; investigate complaints and recommend corrective action as necessary to resolve complaints.
  • Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other City employees and the public using principles of good customer service.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.
Experience Required:

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Knowledge of:

  • Advanced knowledge of chemistry, thermodynamics, mechanical principles, and electrical principles as they relate to the operation and maintenance of a state-of-the-art power generation plant.
  • Project management, including cost estimating and budget monitoring and control.
  • Modern office procedures, methods and computer equipment including word processing, database and spreadsheet applications.
  • Technological programs used in the tracking and scheduling of maintenance activities and modeling of power plant operations.
  • Methods for developing and implementing long-term maintenance programs.
  • Principles of supervision, training and performance evaluations.
  • Principles of budget monitoring.
  • Principles and practices of safety management.
  • Pertinent local, State and Federal laws, ordinances and rules.

Ability to:

  • Organize, implement, and direct professional engineering in support of power generation plant operations and maintenance activities.
  • On a continuous basis, know and understand all aspects of the job; intermittently analyze work papers, reports and special projects; identify and interpret technical and numerical information; observe and problem solve operational and technical policy and procedures.
  • On a continuous basis, sit at desk for long periods of time; intermittently bend, squat, climb, kneel or twist while performing field work; intermittently twist to reach equipment surrounding desk; perform simple grasping and fine manipulation; use telephone, and write or use a keyboard to communicate through written means; and lift or carry weight of 10 pounds or less.
  • Review operational and maintenance issues, determine how changes will impact the overall operation of the power plant and determine appropriate course of action.
  • Interpret, explain and apply City and department policies and procedures.
  • Prepare and present technical reports.
  • Effectively operate and maintain industry specific technology.
  • Oversee and manage projects.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Supervise, train and evaluate assigned staff.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Experience:

Two years of responsible professional engineering experience similar to that of a Power Plant Engineer II with the City of Roseville (performing professional level engineering activities related to the long-term maintenance and operation of generation assets), including one year of lead or supervisory responsibility.

Training:

A  Bachelor’s  degree  from  an  accredited  college  or  university  in  mechanical engineering or a related field.

License or Certificate

  • Possession of a valid California driver’s license by date of appointment.

Possession of a certificate of registration as a Professional Engineer by date of appointment. California registration is desirable but not required.

How to Apply:

To view the complete Job Announcement and to apply for this position, please visit https://www.calopps.org/roseville/job-17618111.

To view all current job openings for the City of Roseville, please visit our website at www.roseville.ca.us/jobs.

Posting End Date: February 3, 2018