Electrical Engineer - City of Winter Park
DEPARTMENT: Electric Utility
FLSA STATUS: Exempt
SALARY: $32.71 - $50.71 per hour
The Electrical Engineer performs complex engineering work involving the planning, design, construction, and operation of an electric distribution utility. This position requires the ability to monitor and maintain the SCADA and substation relay protection scheme. This work is performed under general supervision – incumbents receives little instruction on routine work and general instruction on new assignments; work is reviewed periodically through conferences, observation of work, written reports, and adherence to policies and procedures.
NOTE: The omission of an essential function does not preclude management from assigning duties not listed herein if such functions are a logical assignment to the position or to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.
Support other Electric Department Management Team members to implement and maintain an accident free work culture.
- Maintain the substation relay functions as well as scheduled maintenance and repairs required within the two distribution sub stations.
- Provide electric distribution system planning, design, operations, maintenance and construction support to the Operations Manager, field personnel and construction contractor(s). Provide technical advice with regard to National Electric Code and National Electric Safety Code.
- Perform required periodic inspections of substation facilities and equipment. Complete required reports, records data, etc. Manage and work with City consultants and vendors to develop and implement substation equipment installation, maintenance, and repairs.
- Maintain the electric utility’s reliability data and prepare various utility reports for the Florida Public Service Commission, Florida Municipal Power Agency, and the City’s Utility Advisory Board regarding City construction projects and distribution system reliability.
- Serve as the electric utility’s reliability compliance officer to ensure that the electric utility remains compliant with applicable North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) and Southeastern Electric Reliability Council (SERC) reliability standards. Complete required monthly self-reporting forms. Respond to compliance spot checks and stay abreast of electric utility security threats.
- Serve as lead in all aspects of street lighting projects, including but not limited to, procurement, customer interaction, developing lighting districts, and developing design for those districts.
- Plan and design the City’s electric utility in accordance with applicable laws, rules, regulations and standards. Develop recommendations for system expansions and project budgets.
- Prepare and secure permits for the construction of electric distribution facilities in highway and railroad rights-of-way.
- Prepare maps or AutoCAD drawings to accompany permit applications. Ensure projects completed are according to permit specifications through onsite construction meetings. Assist in securing easements for electric utility equipment placement.
- Work with customers to resolve electrical power quality issues.
- Prepare power system studies such as fault studies, load flow studies, coordination studies.
- Prepare circuit maps and drawings.
- Evaluate system reliability data and make recommendations for improvements.
- Prepare technical reports as required.
- May serve as Project Manager for assigned projects.
- May review the work of other Engineering staff.
- Perform other work as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
- Working knowledge of federal, state, county, city and departmental rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.
- Working knowledge of principles and practices of electrical engineering as related to the planning, construction, and operation of an electric distribution system; including familiarity with electric distribution sub stations, electric distribution construction methods and standards, and pertinent codes.
- Working knowledge and familiarity with circuit maps and switching procedures; electric system safety standards; and with electric utility accounting principles.
- Working knowledge and experience in engineering principles and practices governing the safe and reliable operation of an electric utility system.
- Working knowledge of NERC and SERC reliability standards.
- Working knowledge of modern office terminology, methods, practices and procedures, business English, spelling, punctuation, and formatting correspondence.
- Skill in the operation of modern office equipment, computers, and software, including Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.).
- Ability to inspect projects under construction and to detect deviations from approved designs, specifications, and construction practices.
- Ability monitor and control project costs and schedules.
- Ability to analyze written, verbal, or technical data, organize material logically, and define effective recommendations.
- Ability to maintain focus and flexibility with frequent interruptions; ability to follow up and monitor status of ongoing projects.
- Ability to complete tasks in a timely manner, multi-task, organize work load, meet deadlines, follow-up and take tasks to completion.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with employees, supervisors, city officials, and the general public.
- Ability to communicate information tactfully and impartially, both in person and in writing with all staff, city officials, and the general public.
- Ability to demonstrate proficiency in the City of Winter Park Core Competencies.
- Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions and keep accurate records.
- This position is performed with working knowledge – the incumbent has ability to recall and apply important and commonly-used information from relevant source documents or information in a particular subject field.
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in electrical engineering from an Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc. accredited program, supplemented by a minimum of four years of applicable experience in the design, construction, operation and maintenance of an electric distribution system.
An equivalent combination of education, training and experience, which provide the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities and other competencies required for the position may be considered.
CERTIFICATIONS, TRAINING, SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
NOTE: All certifications must be current at the time of application, and must be maintained as a condition of continued employment.
Possess and maintain a valid State of Florida Driver’s License, Class E or higher.
License by the Florida State Board of Professional Engineers as a professional engineer is preferred.
This is light work requiring the exertion of 0 – 20 pounds of force occasionally and 0 – 10 pounds of force frequently to lift, carry, push, pull, and reposition objects.
Ability to traverse about an ADA accessible office setting, with or without reasonable accommodation.
Ability to remain stationary at a keyboard for extended periods of time and continuously operate a computer and other office productivity machinery, such as a calculator, copy machine, and printer.
Ability to manipulate objects and demonstrate small, precise movements repetitively.
Tasks may require infrequent exposure to adverse environmental conditions including inclement weather, sun, extreme temperatures, odors, dirt and dust, high voltage, loud noises, and hazardous chemicals, etc.
Tasks require the manipulation of objects and demonstration of small, precise movements, the ability to detect and distinguish various features of one’s surroundings, and the ability to effectively communicate and exchange information with others.