All candidates must apply via the City's Career Page: https://georgetown.org/jobs/
Under general supervision of the Electric Operations Manager, the Electric Engineer conducts engineering design and construction studies for electrical substation, transmission, and/or distribution projects. Develop long range distribution and transmission buildout and loading plans. Manage project scope, schedule, budget, and quality to ensure capital projects are delivered on time, within budget, and meet the functional requirements of the City of Georgetown. Work with technicians to provide service to new customers, maintain service to existing customers, and ensure the timely expansion of the electrical system to provide service to future customers.
Candidates must submit a cover letter and resume.
· Manage the scope, schedule, quality, and budget on a variety of capital improvement and maintenance projects.
· Manage design and construction phases for various projects – facilitate meetings with A/E consulting firms, City departments, and construction contractors; review design submittals; work with a land agent to acquire ROW and easements; work with the City’s Purchasing and Legal departments to prepare contracts; develop project schedules; and monitor and control project budgets.
· Conduct engineering research, prepare engineering reports, formulate calculations, and develop time and material estimates.
· Develop system studies to identify required capital projects to meet ERCOT and NERC compliance requirements. Conduct, update, and document long range transmission and distribution buildout and loading plans.
· Confer with and advise construction inspectors on projects. Participate in the inspection of projects during construction and in the decisions related to field changes and change orders.
· Performs or provides oversight for in-house design and staking for electric distribution, and substation facilities based on City of Georgetown’s engineering and construction standards. Assist in the preparation of the annual operating, construction, and personnel budgets for the Electric Engineering and Electric Capital Improvement Projects.
· Works with Technical Services in the testing, installation, and maintenance of electronic and SCADA equipment, relaying systems, revenue metering, substation equipment, and installations.
· Assist in the development of electric distribution and substation, engineering, construction and material standards. Participate in standards committee activities and act as final review; ensure that standards meet applicable codes.
· Responsible for the review of the electric distribution, substation, projects including the initial review of site plans and proposed developments, determining the initial concept of electric service designs and coordinating attendance at the pre-construction and pre-development meetings to ensure that electric distribution issues are resolved in conjunction with GUS System Engineer, Transportation Engineer and the City of Georgetown Development Engineer.
· Prepares proposals and recommendations for improvements in the operation of the substation, and distribution system facilities.
· Performs business case analyses to determine feasibility of alternative systems or methods.
· In coordination with the engineering technician responsible for engineering analysis model and the staking software.
· In coordination with the line design supervisor and the engineering technician, responsible for the construction assembly units,
· Performs other duties as assigned or required.
Bachelor’s Degree in electrical engineering and four (4) to six (6) years of electric engineering experience in the electric utility industry or educational equivalent. Additional education can substitute for the required experience up to two (2) years.
· Texas Professional Engineer (PE) License, or the ability to obtain by reciprocity within six (6) months of date of hire.
· Knowledge of industry standard software, such as ASPEN OneLiner, PSSE, or Milsoft WindMil.
· Knowledge of Microsoft Office and engineering design software.
Knowledge and Skills
· Electric Utility engineering practices and principals.
· Distribution, substation, and engineering design, specifications, construction materials and supply specifications and standards.
· Distribution, substation, and inspection and investigation practices and procedures.
· OSHA safety procedures.
· Maintenance and operation of distribution and substation.
· Budget preparation and monitoring practices and procedures; FERC accounting and economic analysis.
· Project Budgeting
· Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships.
· Communicating effectively, both orally and in writing.
· Effectively reviewing work and providing technical assistance to staff.
· Resolving complaints and concerns.
· Reviewing and detecting deviations in specifications from approved engineering practices, codes and ordinances.
· Preparing, developing and presenting technical information to public officials, developers, contractors, consultants and the general public.
· Using the computer and various software programs.
· (Demonstrated ability) Leading, supervising, and coordinating activities of diversified technical staff.
· Reading Procedure Manuals.
· Writing memoranda, work orders, report forms.
· Calculating metering and load calculations; design criteria; system loading.
· Interpreting regulations and procedures.
· Applying policies and making judgments regarding the use of personnel and material resources in the course of maintaining the electric distribution system.