JOB PURPOSE: Under direct supervision , obtains and prepares data for simple to moderately complex public and system improvement projects, electric primary, metering, general equipment, CATV/Telecom pole attachment requests, and distribution system conversion projects with minimal to regular supervision or guidance. The Engineer completes the design for simple to complex projects, processes customer service requests, generates cost estimates, determines easement and permit requirements, supports project scheduling, and prepares completed project documentation and provides regular updates to maintain data in the asset management and geographical information systems that result from capital projects, maintenance orders, and service orders impacting Energy Delivery asset data. This position assists with departmental training, and mentors other less trained Specialists and Technicians. The engineer is required to participate in an after-hours emergency response rotation. MAIN ACCOUNTABILITIES: General: On-time delivery of all work assignments. Learning to prioritize tasks with regular input from Engineering Manager. Learning to analyze and select the best solution from input from Engineering Manager. Learning to resolve conflict and coordinate with internal/external customers and contractors. Meet customer expectations in a timely and cost-effective manner. Recognize and report data/process anomalies. Work flexible hours when required to meet critical deadlines. Achieve annual performance objectives established with supervisor. Contribute to achieving department and corporate goals. Manage paper documents and electronic files in a structured format and in accordance with company policies and standards. Beginning to develop internal and external contact networks. Learning the application of Company standards and policies. Remain abreast of changes to NESC. Process Support: Track all work for on-time delivery of all work assignments. Communicate with customers, visit work sites, resolve conflicts, and coordinate work with local construction and marketing personnel to ensure that the customer and system demands are met. Complete appropriate tasks in response to internal and external customer demands, including providing computer aided drafting services, report generation, and data querying. Support the work order tracking process by completing Maximo, Intelliplant, and GIS updates immediately after work order completion. Support the Joint use attachment process by updating and maintaining accurate joint use records. Design all projects to assure consistent use of engineering and design standards. Prepare reports and presentations as required. Project Planning and Management: Manage assigned projects through completion to achieve budgetary and business objectives. Report on progress throughout the life of the assignment/project. Identify, secure, and manage resources (internal or external) required to complete assignments/ projects. Manage multiple assignments and priorities concurrently. Verify that all required easements, permits, and notifications are in place prior to releasing a project for construction. Support Field Operations by staking the location of all proposed facilities to assure that all facilities are installed in appropriate easements and/or right-of ways. Emergency Response: Participate in after-hour emergency response as needed.
Education and Certifications Required: Bachelor's degree, engineering or engineering technology (ABET accredited program). Preferred: Engineer-In-Training (EIT) license. Bachelor’s degree in electric engineering. Experience Required: 0 - 2 years utility or relevant industry experience. Preferred: 1 - 2 years of working in a related industry (gas/electric utility, contractor, etc.) or technical field (engineering, design, etc.). Functional/Technical Competency Requirements Required: Proficient in the use of graphical tools (i.e. AutoCAD, Smallworld GIS) and/or Enterprise Asset Management applications. Possess the ability to learn and use other PC applications. Must exhibit solid analytical skills, problem solving abilities, reasoning skills, organization skills, multitasking skills and communications skills; proficient with Microsoft Office applications. Preferred: Competent with AutoCAD, GIS, Enterprise Asset Management systems or similar applications. Knowledge of gas/electric distribution /transmission system design, standards, and codes.
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