Engineer II (Facilities Electrical)
Company: Alameda County Water District
Posted on: January 15, 2019
The Position: The Alameda County Water District, in Fremont, California, is seeking a talented electrical engineer to perform a wide-range of duties and technical oversight for the safe and reliable operation and maintenance of electrical systems throughout District facilities. Under general supervision, assumes technical responsibility and performs a wide variety of electrical power and, secondarily, control systems engineering work related to the preventive maintenance, repair, advanced troubleshooting, condition assessment, analysis and design, planning, project management and field work for low and medium voltage electrical equipment and control systems throughout potable water supply, treatment, pumping and distribution facilities. Work duties are broad and include: Evaluation of existing and proposed electrical systems and equipment including load studies and sizing, selective coordination, protective relaying, short circuit studies, arc flash, engine generators and motor control centers; Manage electrical testing and preventive maintenance programs; Project management including identification and scoping of repair and improvement projects, cost estimating, detailed design, field testing and completion of small projects with District electricians and/or contractors; Support of District electricians through training, troubleshooting, development of SOPs, and direction for complex field activities; provide technical guidance for development and implementation of electrical safety program and safe work practices; Manage relationship with PG&E including energy budgeting, power monitoring and usage analysis, service and outage coordination, evaluation of energy conservation and efficiency programs, and power quality issues; and Provide support for the design and maintenance of SCADA and programmable logic controller systems. Experience in water, wastewater or industrial facilities is preferred. Although not required, the ideal candidate is licensed in the State of California as a professional engineer.
Examples of Duties TYPICAL EXAMPLES OF DUTIES MAY INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO THE FOLLOWING:
- Manages projects of intermediate complexity and size from initial planning and design phase through construction and startup. This includes the managing of engineering consultants for projects that utilize outside consultants and the administration of construction contracts.
- Prepares and tracks project budgets, expenditures and schedules.
- Assembles and analyzes data, prepares reports and writes letters related to engineering studies and project management and makes presentations to governing boards, civic groups and other organizations.
- Prepares basis of design reports and detailed specifications for the purchase of equipment and materials, and for the construction of District facilities.
- Coordinates the preparation of, and checks for conformance to design requirements of, detailed engineered drawings, diagrams, maps or charts for construction projects or for other engineering subjects.
- Reviews vendor drawings for conformity with specified standards, contract drawings and contract specifications.
- Develops scopes of work and evaluation criteria for the selection and hiring of engineering consultants for projects that utilize outside consultants.
- Designs and details concrete, steel and wooden structures of moderate difficulty.
- Designs pipelines, pump stations, regulator stations, storage tanks and other distribution system components.
- Performs quantity take-offs and prepares cost estimates for the purchase of equipment and materials, and for the construction of District facilities.
- Coordinates the District's design and construction activities with other departments within the District as well as with other appropriate agencies.
- Reviews a project's scope of work for compliance with all applicable environmental codes and statutes, e.g., CEQA, and coordinates with regulatory and jurisdictional agencies on obtaining any necessary environmental or jurisdictional permit, required for a project.
- Coordinates project inspection and reviews inspection reports for the construction of a new District facility to insure that the facility and the materials and equipment used in its construction conform with the contract drawings and specifications.
- Prepares contract change orders and reviews contractor progress payments.
- Utilizes personal computer (PC) based software to perform distribution system hydraulic analyses, spreadsheet data analyses, project scheduling, word processing, and other PC software applications.
- Prepares estimates on the hydraulic capacity of pipelines, water treatment and distribution system facilities (pump stations and regulators), and determines locations of suitable routes for pipelines and sites for facilities.
- Determines layout and sizing of subdivision water systems and checks subdivision drawings to determine compliance with District requirements.
- Performs studies on domestic, industrial, municipal and irrigation water use, and performs investigations of water supply (includes water supplies from rainfall and runoff data, imported water supplies from outside sources, and reclaimed water supplies).
- Coordinates the monitoring of reservoirs and tanks for stability, integrity and maintenance purposes. Typical Qualifications Education and Experience Two years, within the past ten, of practical engineering experience gained after obtaining either (1) a bachelor's degree in an engineering curriculum which is accredited by the Engineers' Council for Professional Development; or an Engineer-In-Training Certificate. An advanced degree in an accredited engineering curriculum may be substituted for one year of the required experience. Selection ProcedureApplication materials including a supplemental questionnaire must be submitted online at by the final filing date of Monday, January 28, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. Candidates who present the best job-related qualifications will be invited to participate in a qualifications appraisal panel.
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