20190181 Electric Distribution Field Engineer I
Closing Date: July 10, 2019
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HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT
350 Kimbark Street
Longmont, CO 80501
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.