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Electrical Engineer

Alameda Municipal Power (AMP) is looking to fill one (1) Electrical Engineer position.  This is a full-time position with a 4-day/36-hour work week, with an outstanding benefits package including a pension plan and a modern work-life balance.  


This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a great team making a significant impact in the local community. Read on to learn more about AMP and this career opportunity.


Benefits of Employment

For a comprehensive listing of benefits, see the Benefit Matrix here.

  • Four day, 36 hour work week (Monday through Thursday)
  • CalPERS Retirement: Classic Members: 2% at 55 formula, 8.868% contribution; New Members 2% @ 62 formula, 8.25% contribution.
  • Medical: City-paid medical contribution covers premiums for you and your family The City contracts with CalPERS to provide comprehensive health coverage to employees. Multiple HMO and PPO plans available
  • Dental: City-paid dental contribution covers premiums comprehensive coverage for you and your family.
  • Vacation: Starting with 75 hours annually and increasing with years of service.
  • Holidays: 10 City Holidays and 3.5 floating Holidays
  • Sick Leave: 90 hours annually; unused sick leave is converted to service credit at retirement

About Alameda Municipal Power

AMP was founded in 1887 and is one of the oldest continuously operating electric utilities west of the Mississippi River. The utility has just over 35,000 customers comprising approximately 30,000 residential accounts and 5,000 commercial/government accounts. As a community-owned utility, AMP has much to offer its customers including the delivery of 100% clean energy (among the first in the nation to do so); rates that are 20% below the neighboring investor-owned PG&E; and a power reliability record that is among the top in western states.


We maintain local control so that we can re-invest in the island and provide value to enrich our lives, businesses, and the community. We've seen a lot of change in over 130 years, but through it all there's been one constant: We're as committed today to delivering safe and reliable electricity to the residents and businesses of Alameda as we were in 1887. We'll continue to invest in new and improved ways of doing business to manage costs, improve our service, and improve the environment.


About the Division/Position

This is a dynamic time for electric utilities and AMP's Engineering & Operations Division plays a key role in shaping the design, construction, and operation of the transmission and distribution system.  The Engineering Section works very closely with the Operations Section (Line, Substations, Metering, and System Control) to achieve safe and reliable distribution of electricity every day. As part of the team, you will have the opportunity to create and implement a variety of programs that help in achieving AMP's goals and vision.


Under direction the Electric Engineer performs responsible electric utility power engineering involving planning, general engineering design, and operations analysis; performs other related work as required. We are looking for a colleague with exceptional technical knowledge, program and project management skills, attention to detail, excellent communication skills, and an interest in learning new skills to meet the ongoing needs of the highly dynamic energy sector.

Examples of Duties
  1. Prepares and may supervise the preparation of plans, specifications and cost estimates for the construction and repair of overhead and underground electric power transmission, distribution and street light systems.
  2. Manages utility construction projects, taking responsibility for contract administration, schedule coordination, public relations, liability claims, inter-utility coordination, and quality control.  Field decisions and supervision of tests may be required.
  3. Makes recommendations for the electric utility in areas such as electric power, transmission, distribution substations, system operation, system protection, metering, energy management, lighting, communications, load forecasting, system planning, budget planning, transmission and distribution routing studies and easement acquisition.
  4. Works with and provides guidance to the utilities' customers in establishing utilities' service requirements and efficient usage and outside consultants working on major programs.
  5. Coordinates construction operation and maintenance of system transmission, distribution and generation with other utilities.
  6. Monitors utility compliance with State and Federal regulations; makes recommendations and may develop and implement procedures for compliance.
  7. Develops and implements operation, maintenance, and testing procedures for utility facilities.
  8. Performs complex electrical calculations and analysis; conducts various studies in areas such as protection coordination, system planning and load forecasting.
  9. Assists in long-range planning of utility capacity and reliability.
  10. Assists in the preparation of the utility's annual budget and capital improvement plans.
  11. Supervises, trains and evaluates assigned staff.

Apply here: https://www.governmentjobs.com/jobs/3906816-0/electrical-engineer
Position: Electrical Engineer
Organization: Alameda Municipal Power
Location: Alameda,  CA 
United States
Salary: $114,519 - $139,199 Annually
Posting Start Date: 2/8/2023
Date Posted: 2/8/2023
Employment Standards
Any combination equivalent to education and experience likely to provide the required knowledge and abilities.  A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
Graduation from an accredited four year college or university with major course work in Electrical Engineering.
Three years of professional utility power system engineering experience.
Other Requirements
Registration as a Professional Electrical Engineer with the State of California.
Knowledge of the principles and practices of electrical engineering related to utility power distribution systems; control systems design that utilizes computer based systems and electromechanical devices; electrical system operation characteristics; electrical testing methods and procedures; methods and materials used in construction of electric utility facilities; policies and regulations governing the construction, extension and maintenance of electric utility facilities.
Ability to perform electric utility power engineering work related to planning, design and operation of distribution and transmission systems; prepare complete plans and estimates of electric utility projects; effectively manage utility construction projects; perform complex engineering calculations and analysis with speed and accuracy; interpret and apply established policies, procedures and codes; interpret and apply complex governmental regulations; interpret computerized information and utilize computer equipment; establish and maintain accurate records; maintain level of knowledge required for satisfactory job performance; communicate effectively; establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees and the general public and supervise, train and evaluate assigned staff.

Possession of a valid Driver’s License and satisfactory driving record at the time of appointment is required as a condition of initial and continued employment only if the operation of a vehicle, rather than the employee’s ability to get to/from various work locations in a timely manner, is necessary to perform the essential functions of the position.

Selection Process 

The examination process may include an application and supplemental questionnaire evaluation, a written exam, a performance exam, and/or an oral interview. The examination process may test for, but is not limited to, the essential knowledge and abilities listed in the job specification and announcement and will be designed to provide a comprehensive review of each candidate's technical knowledge and overall suitability for the position.


Qualified applicants will be notified of the exact date, time, and location of examinations approximately two weeks in advance. If applicants have not received written notice at least one week prior to the tentative test date listed in the flyer, they should contact the City of Alameda Human Resources Department at (510) 747-4900.


Candidates passing all components of the examination process will be placed on an Eligible List. A list of names is certified to the department(s) having vacancies based on the type of examination conducted pursuant to the provision of the City's Civil Service Rules. Final selection will be made from the Eligible List by the Department Head subject to approval by the City Manager. The Department Head may utilize additional selection procedures to make a final hiring decision. Placement on an Eligible List does not guarantee employment. Prior to appointment, a thorough reference check will be conducted which may include a credit check and background. The selection process may be evaluated and revised based on the number of qualified applicants. Federal law requires that prior to employment, you must furnish proof of your identity and eligibility for employment in the United States, as required the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.


E-VERIFY: The City of Alameda utilizes the Federal government's E-Verify program and new employees must provide documentation to establish both identity and work authorization, which includes showing a valid United States Social Security card at the time of hire (photocopies not accepted).


VETERAN'S PREFERENCE CREDIT: A job applicant qualifies as a veteran if honorably discharged from active military, reservist, or National Guard duty of at least 18 consecutive months within the past five (5) years of the date of application. In case of discharge attributable to service-connected injuries or illnesses, the 18 months active duty requirement need not be fulfilled. An applicant claiming veteran's preference credit must attach to their application, a legible copy of their DD-214 verifying the type of discharge and date(s) of active service. NO OTHER DOCUMENTATION WILL BE ACCEPTED.



In compliance with local, state and federal laws and regulations, the City of Alameda will employ and promote qualified individuals without regard to disability. The City is committed to making reasonable accommodations in the examination process and in the work environment. Individuals requesting reasonable accommodations in the examination process must do so no later than the final filing date for receipt of applications, otherwise it may not be possible to arrange accommodations for the selection process. Such requests should be addressed to the Human Resources Department  |  1-510-747-4900  |   hr@alamedaca.gov | 2263 Santa Clara Avenue, Rm. 290, Alameda, 94501.  Requests can be made via email, phone, or in writing via U.S. mail.

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The information contained herein is subject to change and does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract.

Status: This listing expires on: 4/9/2023
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Alameda Municipal Power

Alameda,  CA 94501
United States
Noelle White