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Power Engineers Senior Distribution Engineer in Portland, Oregon

Senior Distribution Engineer

Location: Pacific


Department: Power Delivery Distribution Services I Dept


Senior Distribution Engineer

Summary of Roles and Responsibilities

POWER Engineers, Inc. is seeking a Senior Distribution Engineer for the Power Delivery Distribution Department in Portland, OR. The qualified candidate must be familiar with the design and operation of utility distribution systems by either being directly employed by an electric utility company’s distribution department, or by consulting in distribution planning and design for an electric utility company. This will be a hybrid role, which means you’ll be able to work in a fun team-oriented office environment, as well as from the comfort of your own home. Other responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Engineering and design for overhead and underground systems in varying electrical and environment conditions, with varying client and industry standards will be a primary responsibility

  • The ability to have direct, positive client interaction on all phases of projects is expected

  • Leading teams of engineers, designers, field personnel, and drafters to complete projects is expected

  • Assisting with developing proposals, work plans, budgets, and schedules as well as assisting with managing each element will be required

  • The ability to apply engineering calculations to various project challenges to develop the most complete and competent design

  • The ability to review and sign/seal engineering packages and reports is required

Required Education/Experience

  • A Bachelor of Science in Engineering; preferably electrical, civil, or mechanical

  • Nine (9) + years of utility distribution experience

  • A registered Professional Engineer or the ability to obtain registration

  • Significant knowledge of the design and operation of overhead and underground distribution lines (4 kV through 35 kV)

  • The qualified candidate should be experienced with utility standards, NEC, NESC, joint facilities design, compatible units, and construction package development

  • The qualified candidate should have prior working relationship with utilities in the Central United States

  • Must be able to successfully pass client's background screening process

  • Must have a valid driver's license with an acceptable driving record

Desired Education/Experience

  • Development and maintenance of PLS-CADD model to support design including population of design criteria, demonstration of clear understanding of design aspects and processes behind the program, capable of navigating PLS-POLE and PLS-TOWER, if applicable, adherence to the Clients’ PLS-processes and standards

  • A Master’s degree in Engineering or Management will be evaluated

  • Certification for a Project Management Professional will be evaluated

  • Exposure to Work Management programs such as Maximo, SAP, etc.

  • Electrical loading and analysis programs such as CYMCAP

  • Strong command of the English language and possess good written and oral communications skills

  • Travel should be expected

At POWER Engineers, you can have a rewarding career on every level. Our philosophy is simple: Do Good. Have Fun. Build Success.

You’ll work on fun and challenging projects and initiatives. You’ll have the chance to make a positive impact on society and the environment. And you’ll find the support, coaching and training it takes to advance your career.

Since we’re employee-owned, we get to make POWER a great place to work. That includes providing competitive compensation, professional development, and a full benefit package:

  • Medical/Dental/Vision

  • Maternity Leave

  • Parental Leave

  • Paid Holidays

  • Vacation/Paid Sick Leave

  • Voluntary Life Insurance

  • 401K       

POWER is a fun engineering firm. That might seem contradictory to some, but it works for us! 

Salary DOE: The pay range for this position is $74k - $141k per year; however, base pay may be higher or lower depending on the candidate's job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. This figure does not include additional compensation such as health benefits, vacation, 401k, etc.

EOE, including disability/vets

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