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Posted on: September 23, 2022

Electric Engineer

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Electric Engineer

Closes On: October 21, 2022 at 03:36 PM EST
Department: Electric
Job Status: Full-Time
Days Worked: Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri.
Status: Open until filled

Definition of Class

This is professional, technical, and managerial work associated with maintaining, operating and expanding an electric distribution system. Employee in this class is responsible for the efficient and economical design and construction of electric distribution lines, substations, transformer stations, etc. Employee furnishes professional engineering direction to the construction crews and maintenance crews in order to maintain the proper load balance on the entire distribution system. Within a short time of employment, the incumbent is expected to attain a general working knowledge of the Department's and City's operations, resulting in the exercise of independent judgment in carrying out work assignments. Employee may oversee the work of subordinate engineering assistants. Work in this class is supervised directly by the Department Director and/or assigned supervisor who reviews work in terms of efficiency and economics of extension and rebuilding work and in the overall condition of the distribution system. This is a safety-sensitive position and requires periodic and random drug testing. Final candidate will be hired as either a Electric Engineer I OR Electric Engineer II based on qualifications, education, and experience.

Essential Duties Performed

Electric Engineer I

• Designs and drafts work orders for correcting overloads, voltage drops and other system faults, performs load studies and voltage drop studies, checks primary circuit balance sheet for transformers;
• Conducts visual inspection of systems, directs switching within the system and from without system as required, analyzes monthly reports from substations for balance and signs of trouble;
• Designs, within limited areas, final plans for major rehabilitation of overhead lines, for the extension of lines into new areas, makes detailed material breakdown for all necessary cost items, analyzes customer needs with regard to size of load and type of service required, determines type of meter to be use; inspects completed work for conformance to specifications;
• Performs switching and troubleshoots equipment for problem resolution;
• Resolves customer and power system quality concerns;
• Specifies relay and fuse types and settings;
• Performs protection coordination studies and recommends improvements;
• Serves standby duty and works trouble calls;
• Assists in preparing load study and work plan for the electric system;
• Works with TDOT and other agencies on major roadway projects affecting electric facilities;
• Assists with maintaining SCADA and TWACS substation equipment;
• Assists with testing and arranging for disposal or repair of oil filled equipment;
• Performs substation inspections and documents results;
• Subject to call-in during outages and emergencies;
• Demonstrates reliable attendance - must report to work as scheduled and on time.
• Shares locating responsibilities with other engineering staff as assigned.

Electric Engineer II

• Performs all duties listed in the Electric Engineer I job description.
• Prepares load studies and work plans for the electric system;
• Maintains SCADA and TWACS substation equipment;
• Tests oil-filled equipment returned from the field and arranges for disposal or repair;
• Develops concepts, evaluates options, prepares engineering plans and specifications, and oversees the construction of various maintenance and improvement projects;
• Evaluates the electric system for improvements that will reduce the utility’s purchased power costs;
• Evaluates the system’s reliability statistics and evaluates, designs and implements system modifications to improve the same;
• Subject to call-in during outages and emergencies
• Demonstrates reliable attendance - must report to work as scheduled and on time.

• Handles special projects, studies and investigations and investigations as assigned;
• Performs related work as required;
• Serves on various employee teams.

Minimum Education Requirements

• Graduation from an accredited four (4) year college or university with a bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities -

Electric Engineer I

• General knowledge of the theories, principles and practices of electrical engineering, particularly as applied to electric distribution systems;
• Knowledge of construction and maintenance standards of power lines, secondary service lines;
• Ability to design power line extensions customer line extensions, transformer stations, etc.;
• Ability to analyze load factors, and to balance the distribution system;
• Ability to coordinate the work of professional personnel in developing the necessary data for analyzing the system;
• Knowledge of distribution design standards and electrical safety codes;
• Knowledge of power contracts and electric rates and charges;
• Ability to use computer extensively for office applications, engineering design, drawings, spreadsheets, databases, and presentations;
• Ability to read, analyze, and interpret written communications;
• Ability to respond to verbal inquiries from management, staff, and customers;
• Ability to effectively present information verbally and/or in writing;
• Ability to read and interpret construction plans and specifications;
• Ability to express ideas clearly, concisely, and convincingly;
• Ability to prepare concise and effective records, reports, and correspondence;
• Ability to ensure adherence to construction plans and specifications;
• Ability to make and check relatively difficult engineering computations;
• Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions;
• Ability to learn new procedures and to apply the same to a variety of tasks;
• Ability to analyze engineering and operational problems and recommend solutions;
• Ability to plan, assign, and review the work of others;
• Ability to establish and maintain relationships with persons from a variety of demographic, cultural, and educational backgrounds;
• General knowledge of the use of tools and equipment associated with engineering work;
• General knowledge of computer-aided drafting and design and surveying work;
• General knowledge of the laws and regulations pertaining to electric distribution system design, construction and operation;
• Skilled in all aspects of customer service.

Electric Engineer II

• Considerable knowledge of the principles and practices of electrical engineering, particularly as applied to electric distribution systems;
• Considerable knowledge of construction and maintenance standards of power lines, secondary service lines;
• Expertise in the design of power line extensions, customer line extensions, transformer stations, etc.;
• Ability to analyze load factors, and to balance the distribution system;
• Ability to direct and supervise some professional personnel in developing the necessary data for analyzing the system;
• Considerable knowledge of distribution design standards and electrical safety codes;
• Considerable knowledge of power contracts and electric rates and charges;
• Ability to use computer and various software extensively for office applications, engineering design, analyses, drawings, spreadsheets, databases, and presentations;
• Ability to read, analyze, and interpret written communications;
• Ability to respond to verbal inquiries from management, staff, and customers;
• Ability to effectively present information verbally and/or in writing;
• Ability to read and interpret construction plans and specifications;
• Ability to express ideas clearly, concisely, and convincingly;
• Ability to prepare concise and effective records, reports, and correspondence;
• Ability to ensure adherence to construction plans and specifications;
• Ability to make and check relatively difficult engineering computations;
• Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions;
• Ability to learn new procedures and to apply the same to a variety of tasks;
• Ability to analyze engineering and operational problems and recommend solutions;
• Ability to plan, assign, and review the work of others;
• Ability to establish and maintain relationships with persons from a variety of demographic, cultural, and educational backgrounds;
• Considerable knowledge of the use of tools and equipment associated with engineering work;
• Considerable knowledge of computer-aided drafting and design and surveying work;
• Considerable knowledge of the laws and regulations pertaining to electric distribution system design, construction and operation;


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