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Principal Electric Utility Engineer
Silicon Valley Power (SVP) is seeking dynamic, engaging, and highly qualified professionals for two (2) vacant unclassified management positions of Principal Electric Utility Engineer in our Customer Development & Project Management Division AND Utility Operations Division. The SVP System Expansion Plan Report with discrete short and long-term plans to meet 1,100 MW peak system demand to accommodate load growth driven primarily by large data center development.  The position in the Customer Development & Project Management Division will lead our Maps and Records group in implementing the Maps and Records Division SmartGrid roadmap, expansion of the City’s electric vehicle charging stations and supporting carriers development of 5G Small Cell deployment of City streetlights.  This position will also include the opportunity to lead large capital projects as part of the SVP’s System Expansion Plan which is an integrated strategy for the planning, design, construction and commissioning of the Kifer and Scott Receiving Stations, nine substations, and related 60KV transmission line improvements and utility scale 50MW Battery Energy Storage Project.  The position in Utility Operations will be responsible for performing and managing the work related to Protection Engineering, Communications Engineering, and Operations Support Engineering (Fault and Outage analysis) along with supporting operations, maintenance and regulatory compliance of electric utility transmission, distribution and generation facilities.  This position manages the team responsible for Communications Engineering, Protection Engineering and Operations Support Engineering. This unclassified, management position will be responsible for performing and managing the work related to Protection Engineering, Communications Engineering, and Operations Support Engineering (Fault and Outage analysis) along with, supporting operations, maintenance and regulatory compliance of electric utility transmission, distribution and generation facilities. This position manages the team responsible for Communications Engineering, Protection Engineering and Operations Support Engineering.

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Position: Principal Electric Utility Engineer
Organization: City of Santa Clara
Location: Santa Clara,  CA 
United States
Salary: $177,816 - $230,112 (USD) Annually
Posting Start Date: 5/17/2021
Date Posted: 5/17/2021
Requirements Below is a sampling of the knowledge, skills, abilities and education required.  This is not a full list.  To review the full job description, click here.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Principles of electrical utility planning and engineering involved in the development, construction, production, operational methods in interconnected utility areas, principles of program evaluation, forecasting and planning, probablility and energy analysis and formulation; customer service; telecommunications and controls; and information technology
  • Principles of engineering economics, statistical analusis and forecasting
  • Principles of management, supervision, personnel administration, training and performance evaluation
  • Principles of organization and management, effective leadership and municipal budgeting and administration
  • Regulatory laws, standards and requirements including FERC/NERC Reliability Standards
  • Research methods and statistical analysis
  • Problem solving and conflict resolution practices and techniques
  • Complex spreadsheets and database applications
  • Preparation and administration of contracts and fiscal planning
  • Project and workload planning
  • Environmental and safety practices, procedures and standards
Ability to:
  • Analyze complex data; resolve applicable problems; evaluate alternatives and recommend an appropriate course of action
  • Effectively negotiate contracts and customer business relations
  • Manage contractor activities
  • Manage project development and operations management
  • Identify, research and gather relevant information from a variety of sources
  • Exercise sound and independent judgment, conduct independent analyses and make recommendations on difficult and sensitive issues
  • Anticipate potential problems, develop contingency plans when needed and solve concurrent problems
Education and Experience:
  • Education and experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in electrical, mechanical, civil, or other related field of engineering.
  • Five (5) years of increasingly responsible experience in electric utility engineering work.
  • Candidates from a non-accredited college or univeristy must demonstrate educational equivalency by registration as a professional electrical, mechanical or civil engineer in the state of California.
Possible Substitutions:
  • A Master's degree in electrical, mechanical or civil engineering, or business or public administration from an accredited college may be substituted for one year of experience.
Registration:
  • Possession of a certificate of registration as a Professional Engineer in the state of California is required.
Licenses:
  • Possession of a valid California Class C Driver's license is required at the time of appointment and for the duration of employment.
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Status: This listing expires on: 7/16/2021
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Organization Information
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City of Santa Clara
Address:
1500 Warburton Avenue

Santa Clara,  CA 95050
United States
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(408) 615-6601
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