Responsible for supporting the District’s needs for electrical engineering and analysis critical to the District’s functions as an electric utility.
Work with Production, Engineering, and Operations personnel on planning and design to ensure efficient, safe and reliable construction and operation of District electric transmission, distribution and generation facilities and equipment.
Work with Engineering and Production personnel to identify system improvement projects. Determine scope and requirements of potential projects. Develop alternatives, economic evaluations, and recommend action.
Develop project estimates, schedules, and perform independent cost estimates for comparison to contractor supplied estimates.
Assist in the review and development of project plans, project cost estimates and schedules, drawings and specifications, and building documents.
Work with District employees as well as outside contract services to oversee project implementation and provide project management for approved projects.
Specify equipment, engineering and construction practices for District projects.
Perform detailed engineering evaluation of electric system events, practices and materials.
Make decisions on material purchases and construction practices.
Provide electrical oversight for District projects and capital installations.
Provide daily direction of contractor personnel in accordance with contract documentation on assigned projects; conduct pre-construction meetings, construction progress meetings, and negotiate minor construction change requests.
Oversee field inspector activities on assigned projects.
Review inspection reports, test reports, submittals, maintain project logs, and prepare project reports consistent with good engineering practices.
Work with affected District personnel to ensure the safe, secure, and reliable operation of the District’s SCADA systems.
Work with all stakeholders to develop effective procedures and policies in accordance with best utility practices and applicable regulatory requirements.
Assist in developing training, maintenance, and testing programs consistent with best utility practices and applicable regulatory requirements.
Provide technical support to the District Production, Engineering, Operations, and IT staff related to SCADA, system automation, communication, and electrical systems.
Attend local and regional meetings as required. May be required to work beyond regular workday and provide technical support during system or equipment outages.
Bachelor’s Degree, or higher in Electrical Engineering or equivalent work experience/education and 5 years’ experience in electric utility production and engineering.
Basic knowledge of applicable NESC, OSHA, and WISHA regulations
Strong working knowledge of SCADA, PLC, and RTU systems. Experience with communication protocols and network systems associated with the same.
Knowledge of low, medium, and high voltage electrical equipment and systems.
Experience with a variety of computer equipment, spreadsheet, word processor, CAD, database and project management software.
Working knowledge of ANSI, IEEE, NESC, NEC, WAC and other applicable standards.
Proven abilities in project management and quality oversight.
Demonstrated ability to communicate and work effectively with all levels of the organization and outside agencies; use independent and discretionary judgment; manage confidential information. Is meticulous and detail oriented
A Professional Electrical Engineering License is desired, by not required.
Pend Oreille PUD recognizes the dedicated people who work for us as one of our greatest assets, and we’re proud of the fact that the PUD is one of the best places to work in the area.
We employ a broad range of talented people – line workers, administrative support, information technology specialists, mechanics, substation electricians, customer service representatives, accountants, and engineers, to name a few.
Pend Oreille PUD employees perform challenging and rewarding work, for which they are compensated with competitive pay and excellent benefits.
Pend Oreille PUD is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
We promote a drug-free and alcohol-free workplace and integrate safety into all aspects of our daily operations.
Pend Oreille PUD provides a comprehensive package that includes compensation, benefits, retirement plans, and employee development. We have a variety of programs and options to fit your needs.