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The Eugene Water & Electric Board is currently seeking an Electrical Engineering Associate II or III to provide engineering support to progress the meter engineering program and support the utility's Smart Meter Deployment project. . The successful candidate will work with the Staff Meter Engineer to provide ongoing Operations and Maintenance Support to the Electric Meter Shop, assist with capital project planning and implementation, and will develop and refine processes and procedures, as well as testing and installation standards. This position will be responsible for managing individual project scope, schedule, and budget management for specific projects, and progression of the Meter Engineering Program under the strategic direction of the department Supervisor and Staff Meter Engineer.
The selected candidate will also work within Systems Engineering to support the utility's substation, transmission, distribution and generation systems by performing capital program upgrades and operations and maintenance. Such duties include:
Perform routine engineering design and analysis for projects.
Develop and implements scope, schedules and budgets for routine projects or less complex portions of more difficult projects.
Perform basic engineering planning, feasibility studies (including technical report writing), cost estimating, economic analysis and develops alternatives to help determine solutions to operational problems, regulatory concerns, efficiency improvements, asset management issues, etc.
Troubleshoot operations and maintenance problems.
Provide preliminary cost estimates, project scopes and schedules.
Work with field crews and operations personnel to streamline work procedures and provide troubleshooting support.
Assignments will also include the coordination and oversight of similar work that is performed by consulting engineers and EWEB technicians.
The Engineering Associate will play a large part in the deployment of the smart meter (AMI) project by ensuring technical requirements are met within budget and schedule targets. Additionally, this role will be able to influence the strategic direction of the project's impact on future uses of smart meter data and prioritization of deployments.
The successful candidate will be provided an opportunity to develop and refine their technical skills in project management, planning, analysis, design, implementation, commissioning, and support for the operation and maintenance of electrical systems. The AMI project will provide opportunity for leadership and involvement in a cutting edge technology for future outage management and system analysis. This will prepare EWEB for upgrade and automation of the distribution system.
EWEB intends to fill one opening, but is posting at the Engineering Associate II and III levels. On the supplemental questionnaire, please select the level that most closely matches your education and experience.
The starting salary for this position is commensurate with knowledge, skills, education, and experience as it relates to the position. The hiring ranges for the positions are as follows:
EWEB offers a generous benefits package including:
Excellent medical, dental, and vision coverage (EWEB pays 95% of premiums for employees and 75% of premiums for eligible dependents)
Health Reimbursement Account (VEBA) and Flexible Spending Account
Employee Wellness Program with up to $750 in program incentives
Employee Assistance Programs
Public Employee Retirement and IAP plans
Voluntary Deferred Compensation Plan
Short and Long Term Disability Insurance
Voluntary supplemental benefit plans
Vacation leave, sick leave, and holiday pay
Membership at EWEB Employee Credit Union
Relocation/House Hunting reimbursement package for qualifying candidate
WORKING AT EWEB
Why this Job:
EWEB offers employees a progressive work culture devoted to providing excellent public service. Our employees work in a fast-paced environment where creativity, innovation, involvement, teamwork and professional development are supported and encouraged. EWEB is also committed to providing a work environment conducive to the safety, health, and well-being of its workforce, and offers great benefits, including but not limited to health care, vacation and sick leave, pension, holidays, and employee credit union. In fact, EWEB is currently the #1 Healthiest Employer in Oregon and the #4th Healthiest Employer nationwide!
Equal Employment Opportunity
EWEB takes pride in our commitment to diversity and inclusion among our employees. We embrace and value differences of culture, education, experience, physical ability and unique perspectives in our workplace. We invite applications from qualified candidates who share our commitment to diversity. Attracting, retaining and advancing talent from all sources strengthens our bond with the multifaceted community we serve.
Minimum training and Experience Required
Experience: Associate II: Requires three (3) years of experience. A working knowledge of the knowledge of the principles, practices and procedures, including materials, equipment and techniques, used in professional level work in the field of electrical engineering and project management is required. Competency to perform electrical engineering design and analysis required.
Associate III: Requires six (6) years of experience. A working knowledge of the knowledge of the principles, practices and procedures, including materials, equipment and techniques, used in professional level work in the field of electrical engineering and project management is required. Competency to perform electrical engineering design and analysis required.
Education: Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering or the equivalent combination of education.
Required education, experience, training and certifications: FE/EIT
Equivalency: An equivalent combination of experience and training that demonstrates the required knowledge, skills, and abilities may be qualifying.
Valid driver license: Yes Professional license or registration: No Post-offer background check required: Yes Post-offer drug test required: Yes Post-offer physical / functional test required: Yes
About Eugene Water & Electric Board
Founded in 1911, we are Oregon's largest customer-owned utility. We provide water and electricity to the Eugene community, as well as parts of east Springfield and the McKenzie River valley area.
As a public utility, we do not operate to earn a profit or to serve the investment needs of stockholders. Instead, EWEB is chartered by the City of Eugene to serve the interests of its citizens. We are owned by the people of Eugene and it's our job to provide reliable, affordable water and electricity for our customers.
Our mission is to enhance our community's vitality by delivering drinking water and electric services consistent with the values of our customer-owners. And our vision is to do so while being a local utility that inspires our customers to invest in and rely on us.