Power Engineers Sr. Distribution Engineer in Portland, Oregon

Sr. Distribution Engineer

Location:Portland

State/Territory:Oregon

Department:Power Delivery Distribution Services Group I

Description

Sr. Distribution Engineer

Job Summary of Roles and Responsibilities

  • The qualified candidate must be familiar with the design and operation of utility distribution systems through direct employment within a utility’s distribution departments, by consulting of distribution planning and design to utilities, or a combination of the two.

  • System planning 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 design, operation, and construction of underground network systems is expected.

  • 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 structural.

  • A registered Professional Engineer in Oregon or the ability to obtain registration through reciprocity prior to starting.

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

  • A strong knowledge of underground network systems (grid and spot networks).

  • 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 Pacific Northwest.

Desired Education/Experience

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

  • Certification for a Project Management Professional will be evaluated.

  • Individuals currently located in the Portland, Oregon area will have strong preference.

  • Utility distribution exposure of at least 7 years.

  • Exposure to utility Geographical Information Systems (GIS); GE Smallworld, ArcFM, AUD, etc.

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

  • Electrical loading and analysis programs such as CYMEDIST and MilSoft.

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

  • Travel should be expected

At POWER Engineers, Inc. you can have a rewarding career on every level. In addition to challenging and meaningful work, you’ll have the chance to make a positive impact on the environment, participate in a range of diverse and unique initiatives, and find the support, coaching, and training it takes to advance your career. We encourage new ideas and fresh approaches and most importantly, we strive to be our clients’ first choice. These traits – and deep technical skill – account for our success.

Have fun, do good work, make money. As an employee-owned company, we strive to make POWER Engineers an appealing place to work, where we perform projects that we find challenging and in which we excel. We provide competitive compensation, a full benefit package, professional development, and an appealing work environment. POWER Engineers is a unique and fun engineering firm, which may be contradictory to some, but it works well for us.

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