Electric Utility Engineer I/II/III – City of Tallahassee

Posted By: Garnie Holmes Job Board ,

City of Tallahassee

The City of Tallahassee – Electric & Gas Utility has two immediate engineering openings within its Electric Utility.  Applications are being sought for engineering candidates at any level with a preference in filling at least one of the positions with an experienced transmission, distribution, or relay engineer.

ABOUT TALLAHASSEE

Tallahassee is a vibrant City that is home to Florida’s state government, two major universities – Florida State University and Florida A&M University, as well as one of the largest community colleges in the state – Tallahassee Community College.   Centrally located in the panhandle, Tallahassee is only hours away from white sandy Gulf beaches, Walt Disney World, and the Atlantic Ocean.  Tallahassee has one of the top parks and recreation departments in the country and was recently named an All American City for the 2nd time.  Leon County Schools were recognized by the Florida State Board of Education as an Academically High Performing District for the second year in a row.

Tallahassee’s Electric & Gas Utility provides reliable electric service to over 123,000 customers in a 221 square mile service territory that includes both the City of Tallahassee and portions of the unincorporated areas of Leon County.  A full service vertical electric utility, Tallahassee has 700 MW of generation located at three sites, 60MW of solar under a Purchase Power Agreement, 224 miles of transmission (115kv & 230 kv), 28 substations with two more in engineering, and 3,631 miles of distribution.  The City’s Electric Utility is registered as a Balancing Authority, Transmission Owner/Operator, and Generation Owner/Operator under the NERC Reliability Standards.

Tallahassee Electric has been recognized nationally and regionally for its strong performance.  These recognitions have included the APPA E. F. Scattergood Award, two APPA DEED Energy Innovator Awards, FMEA Safety Award, six-time APPA Reliable Public Power Provider at the Gold level, and Power Magazine naming the City’s Hopkins Generating Plant one of the Top Six Gas Fired Power Plants in the World.

SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITES

These positions provide engineering support for the Power Delivery and System Operations Relay teams.  Depending upon the level of engineering experience, the responsibilities for these positions will range from acting as a project manager and lead, including potential supervisory responsibilities (III level) to an entry level engineer.

EDUCATION, SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, EXPERIENCE and REQUIREMENTS

The ideal candidate will have the following experience:

  • Engineer I: Bachelor’s degree in engineering, preferably electrical engineering.
  • Engineer II: Bachelor’s degree in engineering, preferably electrical engineering, and two years of electric utility experience.
  • Engineer III: Bachelor’s degree in engineering, preferably electrical engineering, and five years of electric utility experience.

Individuals in these classifications are:

  • Considered essential employees during emergency/storm events and must be able to work 16 hours per day for extended periods of time and may be required to be away from their family.
  • Must be available to serve on-call and are subject to having to work outside of their assigned shift/schedule to meet operational needs.
  • Employees in this classification that are required to have unescorted access to the Electric Control Center will be required to complete a personnel risk assessment consisting of an identity verification and seven-year criminal history screening (minimum) and maintain satisfactory clearance for continued employment.
  • If assigned to System Operations, must be able to distinguish between red and green.

HOW TO APPLY

A completed City of Tallahassee employment application is required. A resume may be attached to the application but will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application. Applicants must apply on-line via the internet at https://www.talgov.com/employment/employment.aspx. If you have any questions, please contact the Human Resources Department at (850) 891-8214

Compensation

The City of Tallahassee offers competitive salary and benefits. In addition to competitive salaries, the City offers a full slate of benefits for its employees including a defined benefit pension plan, City contribution to a 401K plan, cafeteria style benefit offerings including Flexbucks, 10 paid holidays, personal leave, sick leave, and catastrophic leave.

The City of Tallahassee is an equal opportunity employer and invites applications without regard to race, sex, religion, age, marital status, pregnancy, or national origin. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.

If you have a disability requiring accommodation, please call (850) 891-8214 for assistance. Preference will be given to veterans and spouses of veterans in appointment to non-exempted vacant positions and retention in employment in accordance with Florida Statues 295.085.