Engineer I - Power & Light
Apply Before: Open until filled
Job Number: 2012050
Salary: $3,384-$6,571 per month
Under general supervision, performs basic to moderately complex professional engineering work related to the design and analysis of electrical substation and transmission system projects at the Power & Light Department. Provides engineering and technical assistance in the development of the transmission system model. Assesses the feasibility of proposed physical and functional substation modifications and transmission line routing or reconfigurations. Assists in trouble shooting unusual technical problems. Prepares work orders and contracts for power delivery projects. Evaluates and recommends awards for bids for contracted work. Designs projects, analyzes possible alternatives, develops project drawings, evaluates project costs, and writes specifications. Performs research relevant to assignments and performs field inspections of construction work in progress, as needed, in order to assist in problem resolution. Calculates and prepares payments for contractors. Maintains time records of project activities, including time spent on each job and cost allocation. Works with consulting engineers on existing and proposed power delivery projects. Performs other related duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent from a four-year college or university in electrical engineering or related field or an appropriate combination of education, training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Passing score on the Fundamentals of Engineering Examination preferred. Must have knowledge of current principles and theories of electrical engineering, accounting and cost estimating. Requires knowledge of National Electrical Safety Code and applicable state, federal and local regulations. Requires initiative, and organizational skills with the ability to meet critical deadlines with a minimum of direction. Must be able to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, with the ability to systematically conduct informational research, preparing clear and concise reports, correspondence and other written materials. Skill in Microsoft Office for Windows software (Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint) desired. Mental & Physical Abilities: While perfoming the essential functions of this job, the incumbent is occasionally exposed to possible bodily injury from moving mechanical parts of machinery, and electrical shock. Employee is frequently required to climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms.
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Apply online at www.indepmo.org/hr or in the Human Resources office, City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Independence, MO, 64050. Open until filled, with first review of applications on May 14, 2012.
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