Tacoma Power's Transmission and Distribution Section is seeking a Power Engineer II or III within its Power System Protection group in support of Tacoma Power's mission to provide safe and reliable electric service.
This position requires excellent communication skills to interact regularly with a diverse audience in other groups: engineering (substation, control systems, generation, technicians, communications, line), project management, system planning, construction and maintenance crews, and system operations.
Responsibilities of this position include:
Design and commission system protection projects.Work is performed on 15 kV, 115 kV, and 230 kV systems.
Perform protection coordination studies and issue relay settings to effectively interface with customer installations
In partnership with Engineering Technicians, prepare control schematic drawings for issuance to construction crews.
Provide responsive technical support to T&D crews during capital project installations
Procure major and minor substation protection system assets or components, including preparation of specifications, evaluation of products and suppliers, and quality assurance processes
Lead collaborative troubleshooting of substation protection systems or components, working with craft personnel to identify and diagnose root causes, evaluate approaches and/or solutions, and see tasks through to resolution
Perform post-event analysis and review of protection system operations.Provide recommendations for system enhancements.
Maintain electrical system models and perform short circuit studies in support of transmission, distribution, and generation projects
Perform arc flash hazard analyses for Tacoma Power systems
Create or modify system protection standards and work practices
Participate as a subject matter expert on relevant federal electrical grid reliability standards
Prepare accurate technical reports
Understand and apply electrical technical and safety codes and regulations.
This position requires a four-year degree in Electrical Engineering and 3 years of experience. To be considered for the Power Engineer III level you must have: a Professional Engineer (Electrical) license from the State of Washington, or the ability to obtain by comity within one year of appointment; been a practicing engineer for at least five years in an electric utility, industrial, or engineering consulting environment; demonstrated engineering competence and judgment; effective verbal and written communication, team and time management skills; and a working knowledge of applicable codes and laws.
LICENSES, CERTIFICATES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS
Valid Driver's License at the time of appointment with maintenance thereafter.
May require occasional travel locally, regionally, and internationally.
Engineering in Training or Professional Engineer Certificate may be substituted for degree.
Knowledge & Skills:
Demonstrated knowledge and fundamental understanding of protection systems including generators, substations, and transmission lines
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Ability to establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others
Strong analytical and decision making skills
Selection Process & Supplemental Information:
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Interested individuals should apply online and attach a detailed resume and cover letter that includes job experience, major responsibilities and accomplishments related to this position.
Applications will be reviewed as they are received for interview consideration.
Reference checks will be conducted on final candidates and appointment is subject to passing a background check.
Communication from the City of Tacoma:
We primarily communicate via e-mail during the application process. E-mails from cityoftacoma.org and/or governmentjobs.com must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk e-mail folders.
If you have any additional questions regarding this position, please contact the Human Resources Department at 253.591.5400.
FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO APPLY, PLEASE VISIT OUR CITY WEBSITE AT WWW.CITYOFTACOMA.ORG/JOBS. PLEASE NOTE THAT APPLICATIONS ARE ACCEPTED ONLINE ONLY AT OUR CITY WEBSITE
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