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Electric Systems Designer
The City of Anaheim is currently seeking qualified Electric Systems Designers for the Transmission and Distribution Electric Capital Projects Division and the Reliability Engineering Group. Candidates must demonstrate they have electric utility design experience, and fully understand the engineering and construction requirements of transmission and distribution systems.

Ideal candidates will possess experience in project management with good knowledge of transmission and distribution engineering and electric system inspection and design. Candidates will have knowledge of local and state codes, have experience with interpreting construction standards, and are able to effectively communicate orally and in writing.
These positions will be required to perform a variety of professional and technical duties involved in the inspection, design and construction of electrical utility transmission and distribution overhead and underground systems; and to prepare plans, specifications, cost estimates and work orders.
  • Prepare preliminary and final plans, designs, cost estimates, schedules and specifications, and bill of materials for capital improvement and street light projects.
  • Prepare engineering packages and manage contractors to inspect, assess and report on condition of electrical assets, and coordinate to incorporate the data into APU’s Geographic Information System (GIS). Prioritize, develop engineering packages and track the follow-up repairs to completion. 
  • 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.
  • Prepare or review designs for related substructures on private property and along roadways such as the alignment and quantity of conduits; locations and sizes of vaults and their end wall configurations; cable pull boxes; Utility poles; and identify easement / access requirements for Utility equipment.
  • Design, prepare, and initiate work orders for the installation of overhead and underground transmission and distribution facilities for new electrical demand at commercial, industrial and residential developments.
  • 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.
  • Analyze potential load requirements; prepare AutoCAD drawings for developers; coordinate and oversee the development of construction plans; determine material requirements and project fee schedules.
  • Meet with engineers, planners, developers and outside utility agencies and organizations to determine distribution system layout, prepare work plans, and coordinate construction activities.
  • Respond to inquiries and requests by utility customers, outside agencies and organizations, and other City departments and divisions.
  • Assist in the construction coordination of assigned projects; ensure conformance with contract plans and specifications; make recommendations on the approval of progress payments and change orders.
  • Coordinate construction drawings, material requirements, and project schedules with internal and external City construction crews and inspectors.
  • 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.
  • 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.   
  • Perform related duties as required.
Position: Electric Systems Designer
Organization: City of Anaheim Public Utilities Department
Location: Anaheim,  CA 
United States
Salary: $89,622.00 - $123,231.00 Annually
Posting Start Date: 11/15/2022
Date Posted: 11/15/2022
  • A minimum of two years of experience in the construction and/or design of electrical utility transmission and distribution systems supplemented by completion of the twelfth grade and college level course work or specialized training 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.
  • Possession of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in electrical engineering and Engineer-In-Training Certificate is desirable, but not required to be considered for this position.
  • Possess knowledge of principles of electrical distribution and transmission system design; basic principles of electrical theory; electric utility operation and construction practices; field inspection procedures; principles of mathematics used in engineering calculations; office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and applicable software applications such as AutoCad, word processing, spreadsheets, and databases; construction practices and materials; pertinent federal, state and local laws, codes and regulations.
  • Possess the ability to plan, lay out and prepare work orders, cost estimates and work schedules; prepare construction plans and reports; design electrical transmission, distribution and street light systems; understand and interpret engineering construction plans, drawings, calculations, specifications, and contract documents; adapt to changing technologies and learn functionality of new equipment and systems; communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; and establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
  • Possess an appropriate, valid driver's license

Applications will be accepted on a continuous basis until a sufficient number of qualified applications have been received. The deadline for the first review of applications is on Tuesday, December 13, 2022 at 5:00PM.  Applicants are encouraged to apply early. Applicants that apply after the first review are not guaranteed to be considered for this recruitment. This recruitment may close at any time without notice after the first review date. 
The selection process will consist of a minimum of 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. Failure to state all pertinent information may lead to elimination from consideration.  Stating "See Resume" is not an acceptable substitute for a completed application.  
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 communications by any other method.
Equal Opportunity Employer
Status: This listing expires on: 1/14/2023
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Organization Information
City of Anaheim Public Utilities Department

Anaheim,  CA 92805
United States
(714) 765-5254
Lisa Wirtz