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Fiber Project Engineer (Electrical Project Engineer)
The Position
The Electric Engineering Division is responsible for ensuring the electric and fiber optic systems are technically adequate to serve the current and future needs of the residents and customers in Palo Alto.  Incumbents in this position plan, organize, direct and manage all or part of electric and fiber optic utility projects, from conception through design, construction and closeout of the project.  Incumbents may act in the capacity of the immediate supervisor in his/her absence.

The role of the Fiber Project Engineer will be focused on engineering work associated with the City of Palo Alto Utilities Fiber Networks serving 1) Utility needs and, 2) commercial customers and other city communications systems.  Other electric utility engineering work may be assigned as necessary, including the responsibilities of other Electric Utility Engineer classifications.  Experience related to utility fiber optic and electric system design, operation, and maintenance is desired.

Ideal Candidate
The ideal candidate will have experience in the telecommunications and/or electric utilities industry; design engineering for utility telecommunications and electric facilities; operating fiber optic distribution and electric systems; ESRI based GIS for fiber optic and system modeling applications; and the skills to lead a team of internal staff and contractors on projects to improve existing, expand and develop a utility fiber optic network.

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This position is part of the Service Employees' International Union (SEIU)
Position: Fiber Project Engineer (Electrical Project Engineer)
Organization: City of Palo Alto
Location: Palo Alto,  CA 
United States
Salary: $125,860.80 - $154,481.60 (USD) Annually
Posting Start Date: 8/26/2020
Date Posted: 8/26/2020
Requirements Essential Duties
Below is a sampling of duties and responsibilities.  The full job description can be viewed here.
  • Performs project management for major Capital Improvement Projects involving engineering design, bid evaluation; contract administration; project scheduling; coordination; inter-utility coordination; quality control; and field decisions and supervision to ensure projects are completed within the stipulated time and allocated budget. 
  • Prepares plans, specifications, and cost estimates for assigned projects requiring engineering capability in the electric utility.
  • Coordinates system improvement activities with key customers.
  • Performs electrical engineering assignments for a wide range of activities.
  • Supervises inspectors and technicians during project development and construction phases.
  • Develops utilities' materials standards, equipment specifications, and operating procedures.
  • Performs load studies and prepares forecasts as required for utilities;' system planning and budget preparation.
Minimum Qualifications
Sufficient education, training and/or work experience to demonstrate possession of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities, which would typically be acquired through:
  • Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering (with power option or equivalent experience)
  • Three years of increasingly responsible electric utility engineering and project management experience.
Note: Masters degree in engineering, business, or public administration or registration

Special Requirements:
  • Registration as a professional engineer in the state of California.
Note: Candidates with registrations from states maintaining reciprocity with California must obtain California registration within one year of employment.

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Status: This listing expires on: 10/25/2020
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Organization Information
City of Palo Alto
250 Hamilton Ave

Palo Alto,  CA 94301
United States
(650) 329-2376
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