Provides engineering support to power operations for planning, designing, constructing, operating and maintaining the power distribution system. The salary range for this position is $82,700- $132,300 per year with a hiring range of $82,700 - $107,500, depending on qualifications and experience. Position will close to applicants on: 6/29/2020 at 8:00 AM M.S.T.
With over 300 days of sunshine, proximity to Rocky Mountain National Park, endless outdoor recreation options and a thriving arts, brewery, foodie and shopping scene, the City of Loveland has consistently been ranked as one of the top places to live, work and raise a family in the U.S.. Featured by USA Today in 2017 as one of the Most Idyllic Picturesque towns in America, the rest of the world is figuring out what we have known for quite some time… Loveland, Colorado has EVERYTHING YOU LOVE! ~ Love What You Do, Land With Us!
Benefits Package Includes:
2 Medical plan options
Medical and Dependent Daycare flexible spending
Paid time off including Holiday, Vacation and Medical Leave
Short and Long term disability
Wellness Clinic and health programming
City of Loveland training opportunities
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Provides technical support and guidance to the Distribution Design group to facilitate the installation of electric distribution infrastructure.
Performs engineering studies to optimize performance of the electric distribution system including overcurrent coordination, short circuit analysis, voltage regulation, load flow, power factor correction, lighting design, overvoltage protection, harmonic analysis, and distributed energy resource integration.
Assists metering staff with power quality investigations to address customer problems.
Performs project management duties for engineering services and capital construction contracts.
Provides support for Distribution System Operators and Line Crews during maintenance operations and restoration of power outages.
Reviews and approves construction drawings, one-line diagrams and panel schedules for capital and aid-to-construction projects.
Develops and maintains material and equipment specifications, construction standards and design guidelines.
OTHER JOB FUNCTIONS:
Provides technical support to purchasing staff for material bid preparation, evaluation, and award.
Provides technical support to administrative staff for non-material bid preparation, evaluation, and award.
Performs short and long range capital improvement planning and provides budgetary estimates.
Creates, reviews, and approves power distribution system switching orders to support construction and maintenance operations.
Provides technical support for substation design, construction, operation, and maintenance including SCADA.
Designs AC and DC power control schemes for substation equipment.
Performs protective relay coordination.
Performs technical studies, project management and special projects for the Senior Electrical Engineer and Power Operations Manager.
Contributes to Power Division committees and work groups.
Other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, skills and abilities:
Extensive knowledge of power systems and associated equipment, including transformers, load tap changers, voltage regulators, reclosers and switchgear.
Skilled in project management with ability to work with consultants, contractors, other utilities and electric customers.
Ability to communicate effectively and diplomatically with coworkers, contractors and other city staff.
Skilled in technical troubleshooting of power system disturbances and failures and related power equipment and machines.
Thorough knowledge of the National Electric Safety Code and working knowledge of the National Electric Code.
Ability to solve complex power engineering problems.
Knowledge of economic analysis.
Ability to evaluate new material, equipment, and construction standards.
Ability to prepare detailed reports and give presentations to City Council, the Loveland Utilities Commission, other advisory boards or public meetings.
Intermediate or advanced skills in Microsoft Office, AutoCAD, microprocessor relay software and load flow modeling software.
Working knowledge of ArcGIS and Milsoft preferred.
Accountability, Collaboration, Transparency, Excellent Service with Courtesy and Kindness, Innovation, Integrity, Safety
Standard office equipment, computer, telephone, cellular telephone, vehicle, 2-way radio, multi-function meter, hi-pot, TTR, meggar, power factor test set, power quality analyzer and ground test equipment.
Working environment/physical activities:
Work is performed both inside and outside with occasional outside work in inclement weather and around excessive noise from machines or equipment. Moderate physical activity required by moving, positioning and handling objects up to 50 pounds occasionally and/or up to 50 pounds frequently. Work may include pushing, pulling, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, climbing and reaching to assist others in performing job. Working environment may include working in confined spaces, below ground installations, above ground ladders, aerial devices or equipment at various heights, working on or around energized equipment, (110 volts to 115kv). Work may involve long hours and overtime during holidays, emergencies and weekends. Position is subject to call out during outages with no notice and will also be on-call during certain times of the year.
Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The City of Loveland provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, genetic information, age, or any other status protected under federal, state, and/or local law.
A driving record and criminal history background check will be obtained pre-employment.
Education and/or formal training:
Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering with emphasis in power systems.
Three (3) years of progressive work in power distribution design and analysis in a utility setting is preferred.
Licensure and/or certifications:
Must possess a valid driver’s license. Professional Engineer’s License preferred.