Supervisory Electronics Engineer

Company Name: Bonneville Power Administration
Phone Number: (503) 230-3230
City: Portland
State/Provence: Oregon
Zip: 97232
Job Title: Supervisory Electronics Engineer
Number of Openings: 1
Position Type: Engineering
Posting Start Date: July 18, 2018
Salary: $98,317 to $131,090
Salary Per: Per Year
Work Time: 40
Work Time Type: Hours


Job Title:  Supervisory Electronics Engineer

Hiring Organization: Bonneville Power Administration

Job Announcement Number: DOE-BPA-18-12808-DE/MP

SALARY RANGE: $98,317 to $131,090 per year

OPEN PERIOD07/13/2018-08/02/2018


DUTY LOCATIONS: Vancouver, WA, Pasco, WA, Lewiston, ID

WHO MAY APPLY:  Open to All US Citizens

The Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) is a federal power marketing administration (PMA) that sells wholesale electricity from 31 federal dams, and one nuclear plant, providing about one-third of the electricity used in the Pacific Northwest. BPA operates three-fourths of the region’s high-voltage transmission grid and manages one of the largest fish and wildlife restoration programs in the world.  Altogether, BPA is a $4 billion per year enterprise that recovers its operating costs and capital investments in power and transmission assets through the sale of power and transmission products that are priced to recover all associated costs.  BPA headquarters is located in Portland, Oregon.

A successful candidate in this position will serve as the Power Systems and Control (PSC) District Engineer and report directly to the District Manager. The incumbent is the technical expert and senior engineer responsible for system integration, modification, redesign, troubleshooting, installation, operation and maintenance, and failure analysis for all PSC systems and equipment in the District and for working with manufacturers, BPA, and other contractor resources for design, test, and integration of new and/or experimental equipment that extends the technology of the industry. The incumbent will also exercise delegated supervisory authorities and responsibilities, direct, coordinate, and oversee the work of PSC engineers and craftsmen working in the District and provide oversight of contractors when appropriate.

Experience Required:


  • You must be a United States Citizen
  • New appointees must successfully complete a 1 year probationary period


  1. Degree: Engineering.To be acceptable, the program must: (1) lead to a bachelor’s degree in a school of engineering with at least one program accredited by ABET; or (2) include differential and integral calculus and courses (more advanced than first-year physics and chemistry) in five of the following seven areas of engineering science or physics: (a) statics, dynamics; (b) strength of materials (stress-strain relationships); (c) fluid mechanics, hydraulics; (d) thermodynamics; (e) electrical fields and circuits; (f) nature and properties of materials (relating particle and aggregate structure to properties); and (g) any other comparable area of fundamental engineering science or physics, such as optics, heat transfer, soil mechanics, or electronics.


    B. Combination of Education and Experience — college-level education, training, and/or technical experience that furnished (1) a thorough knowledge of the physical and mathematical sciences underlying engineering, and (2) a good understanding, both theoretical and practical, of the engineering sciences and techniques and their applications to one of the branches of engineering. The adequacy of such background must be demonstrated by one of the following:

    1. Professional Registration or Licensure — Current registration as an Engineer Intern (EI), Engineer in Training (EIT), or licensure as a Professional Engineer (PE) by any State, the District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico. —OR—

    2. Written Test — Evidence of having successfully passed the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) examination or any other written test required for professional registration by an engineering licensure board in the various States, the District of Columbia, Guam, and Puerto Rico.—OR—

    3. Specified Academic Courses — Successful completion of at least 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences and that included the courses specified in the basic requirements under paragraph A. The courses must be fully acceptable toward meeting the requirements of an engineering program as described in paragraph A.—OR—

    4. Related Curriculum — Successful completion of a curriculum leading to a bachelor’s degree in an appropriate scientific field, e.g., engineering technology, physics, chemistry, architecture, computer science, mathematics, hydrology, or geology, may be accepted in lieu of a bachelor’s degree in engineering, provided the applicant has had at least 1 year of professional engineering experience acquired under professional engineering supervision and guidance. Ordinarily there should be either an established plan of intensive training to develop professional engineering competence, or several years of prior professional engineering-type experience, e.g., in interdisciplinary positions. (The above examples of related curricula are not all-inclusive.)

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How to Apply:

NOTE:  Please refer to complete vacancy announcement at: to view qualification requirements, guidelines on how to apply, and detailed information on this position.
To be considered for this position, you must submit a complete application no later than 11:59pm (Eastern Time) on 08/02/2018

Posting End Date: August 2, 2018