This classification is responsible for system planning; system protection, equipment settings, metering, electronic controls, system maps and drawings, equipment records; assists the Senior Engineer, and the Engineering Supervisor, Distribution, with the design of electrical system distribution lines, substations and transmission lines; and assists other departments in a consulting capacity.
Duties assigned to this classification include, but are not limited to, the following examples:
When requested, manages the Engineering Department in the absence of the Engineering Manager.
Supervise the preparation of the long range plan, the construction work plan, and the implementation of the system facilities numbering system.
Manages and supervises the Journeyman Metermen and the Journeyman Meter and Relay Tech employees, including hiring, terminating, and monitoring performance; develops metering specifications and standards.
Supervise the mitigation of stray voltage problems.
Supervise the installation, testing, and maintenance of all metering, relaying, and electronic control equipment.
Manages and supervises the Geographical Information Systems (G.I.S.) / Drafting employees, including hiring, terminating, and monitoring performance.
Develop system protective schemes and voltage regulator settings.
Prepares the system sectionalizing study and voltage control program.
Prepares specifications for electrical equipment, and performs the bid preparation and evaluation.
Evaluate new and old material items to ensure the use of the best and most economical equipment.
Reviews power interruption reports for recurring problems and proper functioning of system protection.
Monitors monthly substation report and initiates corrective actions as required.
Assist in transmission line and substation design.
Manages Consultants for system engineering work including scope of work, bids/proposals, work performance, and project close out.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering; five years’ experience as an electric utility engineer, including a minimum of 2 years of supervisory experience
Professional Engineer License (P.E.)
Within thirty (30) days of appointment, must reside within a one-hour response time of the District office, possess a valid Oregon driver’s license, and apply to be registered for the Oregon P.E. license.
Knowledge of: engineering principles used in electrical utility systems; RUS specifications and work order procedures; NESC and NEC regulations; legal descriptions, easements, and the permit application process.
Skill in: the use of personal computers and standard office equipment; surveying techniques and procedures; project management; and technical writing and communications.
Ability to: work with and supervise subordinates; read maps and blueprints; communicate effectively in both oral and written forms; make decisions independently in accordance with established policies and procedures, and use initiative and judgment in completing tasks and responsibilities in a timely and accurate manner; identify and solve problems; compose and maintain accurate records, reports and statistical data; work both collaboratively and independently to meet deadlines; maintain good working relationships with other employees, representatives of federal, state and other public agencies, contractors, engineers, and the public.
About Tillamook People's Utility District
Tillamook People’s Utility District (PUD) is a customer-owned utility providing electric service in Tillamook County and parts of Clatsop and Yamhill Counties in Oregon.
The PUD purchases and receives power from the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) and delivers it to customers through nine substations located throughout the County. We serve about 21,000 customers in an area of 1,125 square miles.
Tillamook PUD was the first PUD established in Oregon, organized in 1933. However, initial electric service by the PUD did not begin until October 1946.
Tillamook PUD is governed by a five-member Board of Directors, elected by the voters within its service area. The Board sets rates and policies, with the goal of providing the most benefit to our customers. Board meetings, which are open to the public, are held each month.
PUDs tailor services to meet the needs of those they serve, and Tillamook PUD is no exception. We offer a wide array of programs for residential, commercial and industrial customers. Programs include weatherization, lighting efficiency, heat pump programs and much more.
Employees participate in local civic and service organizations. The PUD of...fers educational opportunities to local schools and provides information, training and other services to communities, cities, police and fire departments.
Tillamook PUD is a unique kind of business. It is not-for-profit, and created by the community to serve the community.