Under general direction performs technical engineering office and field work involving laying out plans for construction and maintenance of electrical facilities, preparing cost estimates, obtaining easements and rights-of-way and performs related work, as required.
This is an advanced journey level position distinguished from that of the next lower position of Electrical Engineering Technician in that it performs the more complex phases of cost estimating and construction planning, such as residential subdivisions and three phase non-residential electric services.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Duties may include but are not limited to the following:
Prepares detailed plans of construction, maintenance or removal of electric utility infrastructure, such as line extensions, underground residential/commercial developments, underground main feeder systems and transformer, capacitor, switching equipment installations or replacement for residential subdivisions and three phase non-residential electric services;
Prepares detailed sketches of the work to be performed including special instructions for installing materials and location of poles, anchors, guys, conduit systems, vaults, service boxes, transformers, etc., using sound judgment when deviation from City of Lodi construction standards may be required;
Determines proper conduit, cable and wire sizes, transformer sizes and configurations for given loads on the distribution system;
Prepares plans for the Electric Utility’s distribution system;
Lists material required and determines cost of installing material;
Identifies salvage material from demolition work and coordinates proper treatment/handling of this material;
Compiles data as to the necessity for the proposed work and estimated revenue derived from the project;
Coordinates layout of subdivisions with other utilities;
Obtains easements and rights-of-way, as required;
Determines proper service point locations;
Communicates, in writing, with the contractor and/or developer regarding construction responsibilities and costs;
Designs street lighting systems and prepares construction drawings;
Assists in development of material and construction standards;
Performs field inspection for compliance with Electric Utility construction standards and electric service requirements;
Maintains appropriate records of electric system facilities, including updating CAD/GIS data and drawings to reflect as built condition when work is completed; and
Performs other duties related to the operation of the department and the City including additional duties that enable the department and City to meet the diverse needs of its community.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Any combination of experience and education that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities would be qualifying. A typical combination is:
A minimum of five years of relevant design experience in the electric utility distribution field which includes computer-aided design experience.
Possession of an Associate’s Degree or equivalent from an accredited college, university or post-secondary institution with a course of study concentrated in math and science, including computer-aided design.
LICENSES AND CERTIFICATES
Possession of a valid class C driver's license issued from the California Department of Motor Vehicles.