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Electrical Engineering Associate

Eugene Water & Electric Board


Location:
Eugene, Oregon 97402
Date:
03/30/2018
2018-03-302018-04-29
Job Type:
Employee
Job Status:
Full Time
Shift:
1st Shift
Categories:
  • Design/Development Engineering
  • Energy
  • Power Engineering
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Job Details

The Eugene Water & Electric Board is currently seeking an Electrical Engineering Associate II or III to provide engineering support for the smart meter (AMI) deployment project.  The successful candidate will serve as the single point of contact for troubleshooting and implementation procedures for smart meter deployment.  This position will be responsible for managing overall scope, schedule, and budget management under the strategic direction of the project sponsor.

The selected candidate will also work within Systems Engineering to support the utility's substation, transmission, distribution and generation system by performing capital program upgrades and operations and maintenance.  Such duties include:

  • Perform routine engineering design and analysis for projects.
  • Develop and implements scope, schedules and budgets for routine projects or less complex portions of more difficult projects. 
  • Perform basic engineering planning, feasibility studies (including technical report writing), cost estimating, economic analysis and develops alternatives to help determine solutions to operational problems, regulatory concerns, efficiency improvements, asset management issues, etc.
  • Troubleshoot operations and maintenance problems. 
  • Provide preliminary cost estimates, project scopes and schedules.
  • Work with field crews and operations personnel to streamline work procedures and provide troubleshooting support.  

Assignments will also include the coordination and oversight of similar work that is performed by consulting engineers and EWEB technicians. 

EWEB intends to fill one opening, but is posting at the Engineering Associate II and III levels. On the supplemental questionnaire, please select the level that most closely matches your education and experience.  
 

Hiring Ranges:

Engineering Associate II:  $70,144.19 - $87.680.35
Engineering Associate III: $81,259.66 - $101,574.48

 

The Engineering Associate will play a large part in the deployment of the smart meter (AMI) project by ensuring technical requirements are met within budget and schedule targets.  Additionally, this role will be able to influence the strategic direction of the project's impact on future uses of smart meter data and prioritization of deployments. 

The successful candidate will be provided an opportunity to develop and refine their technical skills in project management, planning, analysis, design, implementation, commissioning, and support for the operation and maintenance of electrical systems.  The AMI project will provide opportunity for leadership and involvement in a cutting edge technology for future outage management and system analysis.  This will prepare EWEB for upgrade and automation of the distribution system.  

EWEB offers employees a progressive working culture devoted to providing excellent public service. Our employees work in a fast-paced environment where creativity, innovation, involvement, teamwork and professional development are supported and encouraged. EWEB is also committed to providing a work environment conducive to the safety, health, and well-being of its workforce, and offers great benefits, including but not limited to health care, paid leave (holidays, vacation, sick), employee credit union, and wellness incentives.  

EWEB takes pride in our commitment to diversity and inclusion among our employees. We embrace and value differences of culture, education, experience, physical ability and unique perspectives in our workplace. We invite applications from qualified candidates who share our commitment to diversity. Attracting, retaining and advancing talent strengthens our bond with the multifaceted community we serve.

Requirements

Minimum Experience:
Associate II: Requires three (3) years of experience. A working knowledge of the knowledge of the principles, practices and procedures, including materials, equipment and techniques, used in professional level work in the field of electrical engineering and project management is required. Competency to perform electrical engineering design and analysis required. 

Associate III: Requires six (6) years of experience. A working knowledge of the knowledge of the principles, practices and procedures, including materials, equipment and techniques, used in professional level work in the field of electrical engineering and project management is required. Competency to perform electrical engineering design and analysis required. 


Education: Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering or the equivalent combination of education.

Required education, experience, training and certifications: FE/EIT

Equivalency: An equivalent combination of experience and training that demonstrates the required knowledge, skills, and abilities may be qualifying.

Valid driver license: Yes

Professional license or registration:   No

Post-offer background check required:  Yes

Post-offer drug test required:  Yes

Post-offer physical / functional test required:  Yes

Apprenticeship or other education/training required as a condition of employment, progression or advancement:  No

 

SUPERVISION AND/OR FUNCTIONAL OR TECHNICAL OVERSIGHT

Supervision or Functional or Technical Oversight Exercised:  None

Type and frequency of personal contact required (general public, customers, organizations, and EWEB employees):  Daily personal contact with EWEB employees; telephone and personal contact with public.