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Associate Power Engineer
The City of Anaheim Public Utilities Department is seeking professionals to work as an Associate Power Engineer in the Transmission and Distribution Electric Capital Projects Division and in the SCADA/Automation or System Protection Divisions.
Qualified candidates must possess a minimum of two (2) years of responsible professional electrical engineering experience supplemented by a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in electrical engineering or a related field.  An Engineer-In-Training certificate is required.
Associate Power Engineer in the Transmission and Distribution Electric Capital Projects Division:   This position will be required to perform a variety of professional electrical engineering duties and responsibilities related to the planning, design, systems analysis, and project management of electrical utility transmission and distribution overhead and underground systems, and to provide technical assistance to higher level engineering staff.
Ideal Candidates must possess experience in the planning, design, and implementation of electric capital improvement projects, and fully understand the engineering, administration, and construction requirements of transmission and distribution systems.
Associate Power Engineer in the SCADA/Automation or System Protection Division:   
Ideal candidates must possess experience in performing a variety of professional electrical engineering duties and responsibilities related to the planning, design and systems analysis of assigned engineering projects, including system automation, Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA), and/or electric System Protection. 

The City of Anaheim has sole discretion to assign successful candidate at either Division based on candidate qualification and selection process.
The following functions are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed functions and/or may be required to perform additional or different functions from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices.
When assigned to Transmission & Distribution Electric Capital Projects Division:
  • Prepare preliminary and final plans, designs, cost estimates, schedules and specifications for electric utility projects including transmission, distribution, street light, and underground conversion projects.
  • Design electrical schematics that include transformers, switches, capacitors, cables, poles, fault indicators, splices, street lights and other electrical materials. Calculate transformer size, cable length, voltage drop, and other power requirements necessary to serve new electrical demand.
  • Analyze potential load requirements; prepare AutoCAD drawings for developers; coordinate and oversee the development of construction plans; determine material requirements and project fee schedules.
  • Investigate, analyze, and determine the most efficient and economical distribution and transmission routes; provide electrical demand and consumption calculations; conduct field investigations to identify known underground facilities and utilities; consult with property owners, other agencies, and local, county and state representatives to obtain necessary easements and encroachment permits. 
  • Develop system models and simulations; prepare reports including assessments and alternative recommendations; review and comment on detailed technical plans and application of construction standards for capital improvement projects such as underground conversions, system reliability and new commercial / industrial developments.
  • Assist in planning, prioritizing, assigning and reviewing the work of project staff; coordinate electrical engineering activities with other City departments, divisions, sections and outside agencies. 
  • Coordinate construction drawings, material requirements, and project schedules with internal and external City construction crews and inspectors.
  • Review and analyze electrical system operations; recommend system improvements that enhance reliability and operational flexibility; conduct economic and cost/benefit studies and prepare reports.
  • Respond to inquiries and requests by utility customers, outside agencies and organizations, and other City departments and divisions.
  • Calculate the quantity, quality and cost of materials used for various projects; review engineering calculations of other City engineers or engineering consultants.
  • Compile and manage Request for Proposal packages to hire consultants, review consultant designs and studies, prepare construction bid packages, perform site investigations and verifications, update as-built drawings, and prepare and review project cost and schedule reports; coordinate project activities with other work groups and agencies; direct contractors and resolve construction conflicts. Review construction projects for compliance with construction standards and guidelines, and compile As-built drawings for interface with City’s Geographical Information System (GIS) and Records departments.
  • Perform related duties as required.
When Assigned to SCADA/Automation Division:
  • Design, develop, and specify SCADA system modifications; prepare design and construction documentation; perform calculations; prepare purchase requisitions related to SCADA, system automation projects and activities.
  • Design and recommend standards and procedures for SCADA systems; plan and implement expansions and modifications to the SCADA system; design and test SCADA master applications.
  • Coordinate activities of system users, service agencies, and vendors; evaluate resource utilization.
  • Maintain and update the SCADA system and database including computer files, historical data systems and system documentation; investigate and correct defects in the SCADA system software; perform logic analysis and analyze program flow; test and verify SCADA programming.
  • Prepare specifications and bid documentation for contractors and consultants; evaluate bids; direct activities of contractors and consultants; monitor and control expenditures related to SCADA, system automation projects and activities.
  • Perform related duties as required.
When Assigned to System Protection Division:
  • Calculate and issue protective relay settings for substation equipment and transmission line protection.
  • Calculate and issue protective device settings for electric distribution system and large customers including fuse sizing and fault interrupter settings; provide engineering support to T&D Engineering for electric distribution protection.
  • Perform short circuit studies for the protection coordination of the transmission system; simulate fault events utilizing protective relay coordination software.
  • Analyze electric system fault events in all aspects of substation, transmission, and distribution; conduct electric system fault studies for setting substation protective relays.
  • Perform related duties as required 
Position: Associate Power Engineer
Organization: City of Anaheim Human Resources
Location: Anaheim,  CA 
United States
Salary: $96,400.00 - $132,550.00 Annually
Posting Start Date:
Date Posted: 12/7/2021
  • Must have at least two years of responsible professional electrical engineering experience supplemented by a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in electrical engineering or a related field. An equivalent combination of experience and education sufficient to perform the essential job functions and provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.
  • Candidates possess the knowledge of principles and practices of electric power system engineering and project administration; techniques related to electrical system and load analysis and planning; controls engineering, telecommunications systems, load research, automating distribution and transmission systems; budget preparation and administration; electric utility transmission and distribution engineering design, construction and work methods; field inspection procedures; methods, materials and techniques used in the design and construction of a wide variety of electric utility projects; principles of advanced mathematics and their application to engineering work; recent developments, current literature and sources of information regarding electrical engineering; office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and applicable software applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, and databases; pertinent federal, state, and local codes, laws, and regulations.
  • Possession of a valid California driver's license.
  • Engineer-In-Training Certificate is required for this position (a copy of your certificate must be attached to your application at the time of submission). Possession of a State of California registration as a Professional Electrical Engineer is highly desirable, but not required to be considered for this position.
When assigned to Transmission & Distribution Electric Capital Projects Division:
  • Candidates possess the ability to prepare plans and drawings neatly and accurately; make engineering design computations and check, design and prepare engineering plans and studies; conduct comprehensive engineering studies and prepare reports with recommendations; understand and interpret engineering construction plans, drawings, calculations, specifications, and contract documents; adapt to changing technologies and learn functionality of new equipment and systems; perform technical research and solve difficult engineering problems; research, analyze and evaluate new techniques, methods and procedures related to computerized utility system monitoring and control software; interact and direct contractors and technical staff in testing and implementing systems and projects; communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; and establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
When Assigned to SCADA/Automation Division:
  • Computer control systems; advanced programming principles; operation and use of communication systems; fiber optics; electrical system hardware and software applications; design and implement system automation projects and activities.
When Assigned to System Protection Division:
  • Perform short circuit and complex fault studies for the protection coordination of distribution and transmission systems and substation equipment using distance, over current, and differential relays
Applications will be accepted until Thursday, December 30, 2021 at 5:00 PM.  Applicants are encouraged to apply early.  Applications will not be accepted after this deadline. 

The selection process may include, but is not limited to, a skills assessment and an oral interview.  

The eligibility list established from this recruitment may also be used to fill the current and/or additional vacancies throughout the City.

Candidates must be specific and complete in describing their qualifications for this position. Stating "See Resume" is not an acceptable substitute for a completed application.  Failure to state all pertinent information may lead to elimination from competition.
The successful candidate will be required to undergo a reference / background check (to include a conviction record) and pass a post-offer pre-employment medical examination (which will include a drug/alcohol screening). The City of Anaheim utilizes E-Verify and new employees must provide documentation to establish both identity and work authorization.
Communication regarding your application and/or status will be sent to the email address listed on your application. Please check your email regularly throughout the recruitment process as you will not receive communication by any other method. 
In order to be considered as an applicant for this position, you must apply through our website https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/anaheim.  This is the ONLY way to apply for this position.  If you have already applied for this position through the governmentjobs.com website, please do not apply again.
Status: This listing expires on: 2/5/2022
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Organization Information
City of Anaheim Human Resources
201 S Anaheim Blvd
Suite 501
Anaheim,  CA 92805
United States
(714) 765-4367
Belen Ramirez