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Operations/Compliance Engineer or Electric Utility Engineer
To learn more and apply, please visit https://www.cityofredding.org/jobs

The City of Redding Electric Utility (REU) is accepting applications for one new full time position as either a Operations/Compliance Engineer or Electric Utility Engineer depending on qualifications. 

Operations/Compliance Engineer: $10,299.00 - $13,390.00 per month
Electric Utility Engineer: $8,825.00 - $11,473.00 per month

This position performs specialized professional, technical, and analytical functions in a variety of operational areas including transmission and compliance to ensure safe operation of transmission assets and compliance requirements are met including coordinate and evaluate day ahead and real time operation studies with balancing areas and adjacent transmission operators; provide operational directions to System Operators within legal and established policy constraints and work to ensure the reliable operation of the transmission/distribution system for the REU Transmission Operations Area.  

The City of Redding provides an excellent benefit package including health, dental, vision, life and long term disability insurance, paid time off and a CalPERS retirement program along with a great work environment.

We are looking for someone to:
  • Operations/Compliance Engineer
    • Participate in the assigned tasks of an operations team in order to meet defined operations goals and comply with schedule, quality, safety, and performance standards
    • Support work activities with System Operators-T&D to meet established task objectives and deadlines by following established policies and procedures
    • Ensure system reliability of assets and the control area, support and maintain system security and reliability, and provide operating instructions for the reliable delivery of power to the customer load
    • Continually monitor and assess the adequacy of the bulk power system and other utilities’ transmission systems including balancing authority and reliability coordinator
    • Assess line loadings, voltage levels and system stability under various operating conditions, system contingencies and planned clearances 
    • Conduct transmission system reliability studies and studies using power-now simulation
    • Assess the level of planning and operating reserves to assure adequate compliance with NERC and WECC requirements; conduct and confirm transmission contingency analysis and power flow studies
    • Provide inter-utility and intra-utility support and ensure the implementation of the Electric Utility’s strategic business objectives
    • Provide support for transmission and distribution issues; prepare and maintain a current Standard Operating Procedure manual for system operations
    • Support the development process for standard practices, procedures and guidelines for operating the bulk power system in compliance with interconnection agreements and reliability requirements; ensure assigned work activities successfully contribute to the overall completion of department projects;
    • Coordination of Day-Ahead Load Flow, Voltage, and Contingency studies for the transmission and generating plant capabilities with the Balancing Authority, Reliability Coordinator as required for TOP compliance. Confirm Day-Ahead system limits and real time contingencies with other electric power systems and agencies
    • Assist in the preparation and maintenance of Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) and compliance processes related to Electric Utility System Operations – Transmission and Distribution and Engineering. 
    • Ensure all relevant SOP’s comply with NERC Transmission Owner, Transmission Planner, and Transmission Operation requirements. Review SOP’s and processes at the required periodicity and after every major revision; provide assistance to the Operations and Engineering team in preparation for internal and external NERC audits and performs other related duties as assigned.
  • Electric Utility Engineer
    • Ensure adequate capacity and reliability of the electric system (transmission and distribution lines, substations) through development of load forecasts, expansion plans, load transfer schemes; system analysis.
    • Develop, implement, administer, maintain and support technical systems used by the Electric Department personnel. Technical systems could include: energy accounting software, supervisory control and data acquisition systems ("SCADA"), distribution control and protection equipment, contingency analysis software, engineering software, inter-control center protocol communications equipment and software, etc. Incumbents may be engaged in the design, documentation, coding, testing and implementation of new or enhancements to existing application programs. Incumbents may be tasked to prepare user documentation and train personnel in the proper use of programs and equipment.
    • Under guidance of a supervisor with responsible charge of the work, perform a variety of professional engineering activities related to the design, construction, maintenance, and operation of the facilities of the Redding Electric Utility.
    • Assist in the design of new and/or modifications to existing utility facilities including analysis of power line structures, complex relay and control schemes, development of construction drawings and contract documents for equipment and construction, acquisition of permits, easements and property; coordination of joint projects with outside agencies; provide guidance for assigned draftsmen; coordinate work of consultants, outside agencies and other staff as required.
    • Develop new, or improved engineering and electric utility standards where necessary; consult with field personnel, other electric utilities, manufacturers, and literature sources, such as the National Electric Code, ANSI standards, and G.O. 95.
    • Inspect and monitor system equipment, including metering, capacitors, regulators, power circuit breakers, transformers and protective devices; and recommend needed system improvements. Ensure that system power factor, equipment loading, voltage, and protective device settings are within specified limits without creating operating problems within the electric system; recommend new equipment purchases when needed.
Facts about Redding, CA:
Redding is a growing community in beautiful Northern California located at the base of the Cascades. We are surrounded by stunning mountain ranges, the Sacramento River, two National Parks, and world-class trails and parks. With an average commute of 10 minutes, an affordable housing market, and a family-friendly community, we take pride in making Redding an even better place to live, work and play.
  • Mediterranean Climate with over 300 days of sun per year.
  • Average commute time of 10 minutes
  • Median home price is 375K
  • $2,300 Average monthly rent for a 4-bedroom home
  • Top ten fishing town in North America by Forbes
  • Unofficial Capital of Kayaking by Time Magazine
  • Redding is known as the Trail Capital of California
  • Veteran’s Credit: Applicants who attach a copy of the DD-214 to their application indicating “Honorable Discharge” from military service and receive a passing score on the examination process will have two (2) additional points added to their final examination score.
The City of Redding adheres to Cal/OSHA COVID-19 requirements.
Position: Operations/Compliance Engineer or Electric Utility Engineer
Organization: City of Redding
Location: Redding,  CA 
United States
Salary: $105,900.00 - $160,680.00 Annually
Posting Start Date: 8/9/2022
Date Posted: 8/9/2022
Requirements Education, Experience and Special Requirements: 

Operations/Compliance Engineer:
  • Typical education would include a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in electrical engineering. 
  • Typical experience would include three to five years of progressively responsible relevant work experience in power operations engineering or transmission system planning and load flow analysis.
  • Professional registration in Electrical Engineering in the State of California, or in another state that has reciprocity with California, and must obtain California registration within one year of employment.  
Electric Utility Engineer:
  • Documented completion of a state-recognized course of instruction for attaining specialized knowledge and skills providing the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying.
  • Typical education would include a Bachelor’s degree in an engineering discipline from an accredited college, university, or equivalent.
  • Typical experience would include three years relevant experience in distribution, operation, construction, power generation, regulatory compliance, environmental regulatory compliance, control systems administration and support, industrial process engineering, and/or project management.
  • Possession of the appropriate valid California driver’s license or the ability to acquire one within ten days of appointment.
Status: This listing expires on: 12/7/2022
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City of Redding
777 Cypress Avenue

Redding,  CA 96001
United States
(530) 225-4065
(530) 225-4062
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