Tuesday, October 8, 2013

CITY OF FOREST GROVE invites applications for the position of: Electrical Engineer

SALARY: $5,813.00 - $7,071.00 Monthly
OPENING DATE: 10/01/13
CLOSING DATE: Continuous
To perform professional level duties and responsibilities in support of the City's electrical engineering and construction projects; to prepare and review drawings, plans, specifications, contracts, legal descriptions, and other technical documentation for capital improvement and electric distribution construction projects within the City; to serve as project manager on assigned engineering and construction projects; and to perform a variety of duties relative to assigned areas of responsibility.

To perform electrical engineering operations, projects, and activities within the Light and Power Department; to ensure compliance with professional engineering standards and principles; to analyze future power requirements and plan facilities and systems to meet those needs; and to provide highly responsible and complex administrative support to the Engineering Manager.

Current recruitment is for one position to be hired immediately. An eligibility list will be established for future vacancies for up to six months.

This position is represented by the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) union.

1. Monitor and evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery methods and procedures; recommend, within departmental policy, appropriate service levels.
2. Oversee the preparation of bid documents, contract documents, specifications, cost estimates and engineering drawings for assigned projects.
3. Perform design work on substations, SCADA systems and related electric facilities and systems; prepare and review wiring diagrams, relay settings and related components.
4. Conduct studies to determine the feasibility or impact of current and proposed engineering projects; research, compile, analyze, evaluate and present economic, demographics, engineering and environmental concepts, statistics and data; research applicable statutes, laws and regulations; prepare and present written and oral reports, graphs, tables and other technical documentation.
5. Assist in the preparation of construction drawings, specifications and technical documents  or assigned projects; review plans and specifications; draft drawings from engineering  sketches, survey field notes and other data using a variety of specialized computer software and equipment.
6. Perform drafting assignments including complete sets of working drawings for projects; provide as-built drawings upon completion of the project and transfer information to plans; revise maps and other drawings as appropriate.
7. Prepare and update maps consistent with project improvements; utilize specialized geographic systems information software to generate, update and maintain mapping systems.
8. Review submittals, designs, engineering plans, specifications and professional reports for compliance with engineering standards and integration into existing electric distribution systems; negotiate, review and draft change orders; advise consultants and recommend changes to specifications for compliance as necessary.
9. Serve as project manager for electrical distribution engineering projects; meet with residential or commercial customers and consultants on electrical needs and expansion projects; forecast future consumption requirements; perform studies to maintain a balanced and efficient system; design electrical facilities based on customer requirements for subdivisions and commercial or industrial facility demands.
10. Attend and participate in professional group meetings; stay abreast of new trends and
innovations in the field of electrical engineering.
11. Perform related duties and responsibilities as required.

Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from an accredited university, with emphasis in power systems studies, by the time of appointment.

One year of related engineering experience or the equivalent combination of education and experience enabling incumbent to perform the essential functions of the position. Intern or cooperative education experience accepted.

License or certificate
Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid appropriate Oregon driver's license.

Physical Demands and Working Conditions
Environment: Normal office setting with some travel between work sites and to attend meetings
or conduct site investigations.
Mobility: Incumbents require sufficient mobility to work in an office setting, operate office
equipment, and perform site investigations in rugged terrain while carrying surveying
Vision: Vision sufficient to read small print, computer screens, drawings and other printed
documents, and to distinguish colors.
Selection Process
Submit completed City application. Appropriate documentation verifying veteran's status must be submitted if claiming veteran's preference. Application materials will be evaluated based on
experience, education and training. Finalists will be invited to interview. Reference checks will be made on finalists. Employment is contingent upon verification of an acceptable driving
and criminal record. Open until filled. Deadline for first review of applications is 9:00 a.m.
October 21, 2013.
1924 Council Street
Forest Grove, OR 97116