Tacoma Power’s Generation Section is seeking an Electrical Engineer (Associate Power Systems Engineer Senior or PE level) to join their team. Electrical engineers provide technical services for capital and maintenance projects at Tacoma Power's hydroelectric and fisheries facilities and on their main campus. This position is expected to be a subject matter expert for operation, maintenance, repair, and improvement of Generation's electrical systems and equipment. This position supports the mission of the organization by ensuring continued availability of generating resources and fisheries operations.
Participate on diverse working teams involved with the design, fabrication, installation, maintenance, repair and rehabilitation of fish facilities and power plant equipment.
Prepare, review and stamp calculations and drawings related to electrical systems.
Prepare specifications and other engineering documents to procure and install a wide variety of electrical equipment and systems.
Plan and direct electrical equipment installation, assembly, and disassembly.
Troubleshoot equipment failures and perform root cause analysis.
Evaluate, select and specify the components required to refurbish and/or upgrade electrical equipment.
Represent the City at shop inspections and factory acceptance tests related to electrical systems.
Direct contractors and hydro project staff at facilities to accomplish equipment repair and upgrades.
Provide operations & maintenance and asset management program recommendations for electrical systems.
Electrical equipment and duties within the scope of this position includes but is not limited to large utility generators, governors, excitation systems, generator circuit breakers, switchgear, switchboards, motor control centers, motors, control boxes, relay panels, lighting systems, power distribution systems and components, instrumentation (level, flow, pressure, temperature, vibration), and diesel engine-generator sets.
Selection Process & Supplemental Information
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Tacoma Power Tacoma Power is an almost 100% hydroelectric, municipally-owned public power utility, located in Tacoma. We serve approximately 170,000 customers as one of the three operating divisions of Tacoma Public Utilities, alongside Tacoma Water and Tacoma Rail. As one of the most livable, walkable cities in the country, you'll find that Tacoma is a great fit for all interests with places to bike, run, hike, and explore, the perks of a big city, and the charm of a small town.
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Associate Power Systems Engineer, Senior Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering or directly related field.
2 years of engineering experience in a power utility.
*Equivalency: 1 year of experience = 1 year of education
Licensing, Certifications and Other Requirements Must complete Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) within 6 months of hire and maintain thereafter. Washington State Driver's License
Power Systems Engineer, PE Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering or directly related field
4 years of professional level engineering experience in a power utility
*Equivalency: 1 year of experience = 1 year of education
Licensing, Certifications and Other Requirements Must complete Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) within 6 months of hire and maintain thereafter. Washington State Licensed Professional Engineer within 6 months of hire and maintain thereafter. Washington State Driver's License
Tacoma Public Utilities is the public utility service for the city of Tacoma, Washington. It was formed in 1893 when the citizens of Tacoma voted to buy the privately owned Tacoma Light & Water Company. It is the largest department in Tacoma City government, with a 2015–2016 budget of $1.2 billion and 1,378 employees. Operations are funded entirely by revenue generated from sale of services, not from taxes.