Electrical Engineer (Control Systems)

Eugene Water & Electric Board
Eugene, Oregon 97402
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Posting open until filled.  First review of applications begins June 26th 2020.

The Eugene Water & Electric Board (EWEB) seeks an electrical engineer with a strong control systems engineering background to provide support to EWEB's Generation team.  EWEB’s Generation Engineering group supports the utility’s hydroelectric and steam turbine power plant facilities and their ancillary systems (dams, flow control gates, fish screens, boilers, step-up transformers, etc). The successful candidate will perform planning, design, modification, and upgrade projects for these power generation facilities, provide support of operations and maintenance activities, and manage control system assets. Assignments will also include the coordination and oversight of similar work that is performed by consulting engineers and EWEB’s control system/electrical technicians. The work requires close collaboration with operations staff during the design process and in troubleshooting incidents.

This position fulfills an important role in maintaining and improving the reliability of EWEB’s power generation systems. The position provides the opportunity to work within a multi-disciplinary engineering group to complete a wide variety of technical and project management assignments. Responsibilities include monitoring the performance of existing assets, planning and analysis to select preferred alternatives for improvements, budgeting for implementation, preparing design drawings and specifications, procuring material and service contracts, providing field oversight of upgrade activities, developing standard operating/maintenance procedures, and completing work within budget and schedule constraints.

The successful candidate will

  • Demonstrate experience or an appropriate background for developing skill in the planning, analysis, design, implementation, commissioning, and support for the operation and maintenance of power generation electrical and control systems. 
  • Possess knowledge/experience with industrial process control systems, associated field instrumentation, and remote communications telemetry.  
  • Represent EWEB with external organizations and at conferences and will participate in trainings as necessary to stay knowledgeable about important electrical engineering/control system issues.
  • Perform assigned tasks in collaboration with senior engineering staff.
  • Have the ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing and the ability to interpret electrical design drawings, instrument diagrams, system maps and schematics, and related control system hardware and software documentation.
  • Provide technical support to technicians in a collaborative engineering/operations team environment, maintaining effective working relationships with other employees, departments, consultants, and contractors.

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

The starting salary for this position varies depending on the level, commensurate with knowledge, skills, education, and experience as it relates to the position:

Staff Engineer: $85,306.74 - $106,633.33

Senior Engineer: $98,743.63 - $123,429.54

EWEB offers a generous benefits package including:

  • Excellent medical, dental, and vision coverage (EWEB pays 95% of premiums for employees and 75% of premiums for eligible dependents)
  • Health Reimbursement Account (VEBA) and Flexible Spending Account
  • Employee Wellness Program with up to $750 in program incentives
  • Employee Assistance Programs
  • Public Employee Retirement and IAP plans
  • Voluntary Deferred Compensation Plan
  • Life Insurance
  • Short and Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Voluntary supplemental benefit plans
  • Vacation leave, sick leave, and holiday pay
  • Membership at EWEB Employee Credit Union
  • Relocation/House Hunting reimbursement package for qualifying candidate


Minimum Training and Experience Required:


Staff Engineer: Requires four (4) years of relevant experience and Professional Engineer (PE) certification. 

Senior Engineer:  Requires nine (9) years of relevant experience and Professional Engineer (PE) certification. 

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

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:  Professional Engineer (PE) in Oregon or the ability to obtain within twelve (12) months of hire.  


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