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20190181 Electric Distribution Field Engineer I

City of Longmont, Colorado Longmont Full-Time
$32.01 - $35.57 / hour
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20190181 Electric Distribution Field Engineer I

Closing Date: July 10, 2019

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HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

350 Kimbark Street

Longmont, CO 80501

303-651-8609

FAX 303-651-8973

POSITION: 20190181 Electric Distribution Field Engineer I

Hiring Range: $32.01 - $35.57/hour

Division: Engineering Regular Full-Time + benefits

Department: Longmont Power & Communications 40 hours/week

   

DEFINITION: Engineer and prepare electric distribution and fiber optic infrastructure project designs and cost estimates on a daily basis. Initiates, manages and designs complex projects from the conceptual stage, through design, construction and close-out. Projects include but are not limited to residential, commercial and industrial distribution system design and construction, conversion projects and main feeder extensions.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES: Communicate clearly with many types of internal and external customers ranging from City staff, homeowners, developers and engineering firms. Identify solutions to electrical or fiber optic service problems and resolve complaints with existing or new customers. Prepare electric and/or fiber optic designs and cost estimates specifically for:

 Residential, commercial and industrial overhead and underground line extensions

 residential or commercial subdivisions

 associated feeders and system upgrades distributing capacity to new development

 relocations to overhead and or underground infrastructure required to accommodate Municipal, County and CDOT roadway construction

 conversions from overhead to underground

 relocations and joint use make-ready

Create cost estimates utilizing LPC’s electronic estimating software. Estimates include a comprehensive material list, labor and equipment, with proper account numbers specific to the project. Prepare detailed CAD/GIS construction drawings utilizing identified standard symbology for electric and fiber optic system design. Confirm right-of-ways and easements. Obtain easements for system extensions or modifications as required. Apply and obtain permits as necessary. Permits may include roadway, railroad, ditches, etc. Prepare and issue invoices for estimated project costs. Discuss and provide in writing, on-site preparation requirements with customers. Enter project data, customer contact requirements and all other pertinent data into LPC’s Project Tracking system. Entered data to be used for tracking engineering time, identifying work load characteristics, and recording/organizing Field Engineering assignments. Coordinate the design and construction for joint use projects with other utilities. Perform typical electrical design calculations such as, voltage drop and flicker, cable pulling calculations, wire/cable ampacity requirements, transformer sizing, fusing and fuse coordination. Apply LPC guidelines and the City’s Comprehensive plan to design and estimate street lighting projects. Apply LPC guidelines for fiber optic design and estimating. Facilitate and attend meetings. Meetings/interactions will be necessary for discussing project parameters and job responsibilities. Act as a liaison with customer’s and other City divisions and LPC. Interact with other City departments and outside utilities, as well as LPC Operations, Business, Customer service, and Marketing personnel. Interpret drawings and schematics supplied by electricians, architects, civil and electrical engineers, and developers. Apply this knowledge to achieve accepted departmental design requirements for system extensions and modifications. Issue verbal and or written comments on design to customers, engineers, contractors, architects and/or electricians to ensure City extension requirements are followed. Stake work orders in the field. Interpret typical site surveying marks including grades, stations, and radius information. Utilize basic surveying instruments for line staking including a level and a transit. Possess knowledge of electric utility standards, specifications, practices, requirements and regulations such as OSHA, NEC and NESC. Ability to apply this body of knowledge to new electric extensions and system modifications. Identify utility infrastructure in the field, such as Electric, Fiber Optic, CATV, Phone, Gas, Water, Sewer, etc. Assist in the development of estimated costs for change orders with Operations personnel. Performs essential duties and additional tasks in a manner which enhances City Attributes.

WORKING ENVIRONMENT: Work is performed in both office and field environments including construction sites. This may involve exposure to extreme weather conditions, slippery or uneven walking surfaces, sun, and electrical energy. Work requires ability to work closely with others with constant interruptions. Requires ability to communicate clearly both orally and in writing with co-workers, contractors, and the general public. Occasional light to moderate lifting and carrying (up to 49 lbs.) will be required. Frequent use of fingers and hands. Vision sufficient for reading documents, blueprints, maps, and detailed written work. Occasional reaching, walking, standing, bending, and kneeling.

QUALIFICATIONS: Any combination of education and experience equivalent to two years of college course work in engineering, an Associates degree in engineering from an accredited program, college or university, or two years of experience in any of the following: Utility Construction, Project Management, Electric Utility Operations or Distribution Field Engineering. Knowledge of construction methods, material units, estimating practices and field installation and safety practices. Special Qualifications: Possession of a valid Driver’s License is required.

 

Selection process will include complete job description review, personal interviews, criminal background check and substance screening.

DEADLINE: ONLINE APPLICATION (required) must be successfully submitted by 11:59 pm on July 10, 2019. An online application process is available for this position on our website at www.longmontcolorado.govResumes are not accepted in lieu of the City Application. For more information, call (303) 651-8609.

The City of Longmont offers Equal Opportunity for employment to all qualified applicants. It is the policy of the City of Longmont not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, ancestry, veteran status or disability unless related to a bona fide occupational qualification. If you need special assistance in the selection process, please contact the Human Resources Division in advance to make arrangements.

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

All City of Longmont Facilities are Smoke Free

www.longmontcolorado.gov 

 

Skills required

Test Equipment
Electronics
Programmable Logic Controllers
Field Service Management
Troubleshooting (Problem Solving)
Instrumentation
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