Electrical Project Engineer Power Engineer (2 Positions)

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2 POSITIONS AVAILABLE WITH THE CITY OF PALO ALTO: - Electrical Project Engineer - SALARY: $129,626 - $159,120 DOE/DOQ - Power Engineer - SALARY: $122,242 - $150,030 DOE/DOQ ELECTRICAL PROJECT ENGINEER: The City of Palo Alto is looking for an Electrical Project Engineer to oversee the electric and fiber optic utility projects, from conception through design and construction. This position is in the Electrical and Fiber Unit within the Utilities Engineering Division, which provides utilities services to approximately 67,000 residents, and the City's commercial and business customers. The Electrical Project Engineer performs project management for major Capital Improvement Projects including engineering design, bid evaluation, contract administration, project scheduling, inter-utility coordination, quality control, and field decisions and supervision to ensure projects are completed in a timely manner. Our ideal candidate will be a strong electrical and fiber technical expert and project manager, with an ability to meet critical project deadlines, and a background overseeing complex electrical and fiber utility projects. The Electrical Project Engineer will be able to work collaboratively with other staff, departments, and agencies and enjoy working in an environment where professional advancement and career development opportunities exist. Come join an amazing organization and be a part of a team where you can make a difference in the lives of Palo Alto's residents and businesses. THE JOB The Electrical Project Engineer reports to the Senior Electrical Project Engineer in the Electrical and Fiber Unit within the Utilities Engineering Division. This position oversees staff who support the delivery of critical Capital Improvement Projects and safe and reliable services to utility customers, and is responsible for overseeing and managing electric and fiber optic utility projects, from conception through design and construction. The Electrical Project Engineer performs project management for major Capital Improvement Projects including engineering design, bid evaluation, contract administration, project scheduling, inter-utility coordination, quality control, and field decisions and supervision to ensure projects are completed. Additionally, the Electrical Project Engineer provides guidance for the utilities' customers for the efficient use of electric energy, in establishing utilities service requirements, fault current protection, load management and demand control, power factor correction, and systems safety and protection schemes. This position sets objectives to meet critical project deadlines and works collaboratively with others in the engineering department, operations team, and supervises technicians and outside consultants on major projects. CURRENT KEY PROJECTS & INITIATIVES The Electrical Project Engineer will be working on the following key projects: - Utilities Underground Conversion and Rebuild Projects - Fiber Expansion Project: Leverage and expand the fiber network to support a communications platform for Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI), Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition systems (SCADA), and wireless communications support for Public Safety and Utilities To see other key projects this team is working on, visit: MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: - Registration as a Professional Engineer in the State of California. - Candidates with registrations from states maintaining reciprocity with California must obtain California registration within one year of employment. - Sufficient education, training and/or work experience to demonstrate possession of the following knowledge and skills, which would typically be acquired through: - Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering (with power option or equivalent experience) and - Three years increasingly responsible electric utility engineering and project management experience. For more details, please see the complete recruitment brochure: POWER ENGINEER: The City of Palo Alto is looking for a Power Engineer to manage the electrical engineering projects within the Utilities Engineering Division, providing utilities services to approximately 67,000 residents, and the City's commercial and business customers. The Power Engineer is responsible for developing electrical engineering designs, specifications, cost estimates, and preparing written reports for electric utility maintenance and construction programs associated with various Electric and Fiber Utilities' Capital Improvement Projects. These projects provide new service, or upgraded existing service, to customers, and replace or rehabilitate the City's electric/fiber systems and infrastructure. Our ideal candidate brings strong technical expertise in distribution system operations and engineering, and exceptional project manager skills and dedication to complete critical project deadlines on time and within budget. The Power Engineer will develop utilities' materials, provide recommendations for electric/fiber rates, supervise technicians and consultants on major projects, and assist in the preparation of the annual budget and capital improvement program. Come join an amazing organization and be a part of a team where you can make a difference in the lives of Palo Alto's residents and businesses. THE JOB The Power Engineer reports to the Senior Engineer in the Electrical and Fiber Unit within the Utilities Engineering Division and is a represented, union employee (SEIU). The Power Engineer will be responsible for developing electrical engineering designs, specifications, cost estimates, and preparing written reports for electric utility maintenance and construction programs associated with various Electric and Fiber Utilities' Capital Improvement Projects. These projects provide new service, or upgraded existing service, to customers, and replace or rehabilitate the City's electric/fiber systems and infrastructure. This position requires a strong project manager with an ability to meet critical project deadlines, and a technical background in distribution system operations and engineering. The Power Engineer will develop utilities' materials, provide recommendations for electric utilities' rates, provide work supervision to technicians as well as consultants on major projects, and assist in the preparation of the utilities' annual budget and capital improvement program. CURRENT KEY PROJECTS & INITIATIVES The Power Engineer will be working on the following key projects: - Design a new 12kV electric distribution line to replace the existing overhead system in the foothills as part of the City's wildfire mitigation plan. - Rebuild and replace aging underground electric systems that have exceeded their expected life. - Review residential and commercial service requests including photo-voltaic and electric vehicle charger installations. - Replace undersized 60kV high voltage circuit breakers that interconnect the substations and power stations with environmentally friendly and modern solutions. - Conduct a comprehensive asset inventory of Palo Alto's current fiber-optic network infrastructure data to determine its usefulness for supporting current and future AMI, Smart Grid, SCADA, and wireless communications applications. To see other key projects this team is working on, visit: MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: - Registration as a Professional Engineer in the State of California. - Sufficient education, training and/or work experience to demonstrate possession of the following knowledge and skills, which would typically be acquired through: - Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering (with power option or equivalent experience) and - Four years increasingly responsible electric utility related engineering experience. - Valid California Driver's License. For more details please see the complete recruitment brochure: HOW TO APPLY FOR BOTH POSITIONS: This position is open until the needs of the City are met, for first consideration APPLY IMMEDIATELY at: - Interviews will be ongoing as promising applicants apply. Please contact your recruiter, Erica Greenberg, with any questions: - -