The Senior Power Engineer performs a variety of professional office and field engineering work relating to planning, design, construction and maintenance of electric utility systems and projects within the Engineering and Operations Division of the Electric Utility Department and performs related work as required. Receives general direction from the Manager, Engineering and Operations. May provide supervision or lead direction to lower-level engineers, electrical estimators and technicians.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES Duties may include, but are not limited to the following: Performs complex professional engineering work in the design, construction and maintenance of City's electrical and communication facilities, including system modeling and planning, engineering studies, material specification, cost and scheduling estimates and written reports and presentations;
Develops material and equipment standards and specification, and operating and maintenance procedures for the electric utility;
Prepares reports and presentations for load forecasts and analyses, system expansion studies and other power system studies, analyses and calculations;
Prepares bid specifications and Council communications, reviews bids and proposals, recommends awards of contracts and monitors progress of capital improvement projects and professional services contracts;
Prepares plans, specification, and cost estimates for electric utility construction projects, makes feasibility and economic studies of alternative plans;
Coordinates Electric department activities with other city departments and outside agencies; Performs engineering assignments for a wide range of utility, commercial and residential electric systems, including substations, overhead and underground electric distribution, transmission, generation, metering, grounding systems, protective fuse and relay systems, and sports and street lighting systems;
Assists in the training of utility personnel; Provides technical guidance and work supervision for engineering division staff;
Assists and provides guidance for the utilities' customers for the efficient use of electric energy, in establishing utilities service requirements, fault current protection, load management and demand control, power factor correction, and systems safety and protections schemes;
Prepares division budget and assists in the preparation of the utility's annual budget, capital improvement programs and reports as required;
Performs long and short term system planning studies for transmission, substation and distribution systems modifications, improvements and additions to serve existing and new loads;
Monitor system performance and efficiency and recommends corrective measures as required;
Performs load studies and prepares forecasts as required for the utility's distribution system planning and budget preparation;
Performs other related duties as required.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Any combination of experience and education that would likely produce the qualifying knowledge and ability. A typical combination is:
Education: Equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in electrical engineering or a related field.
Experience: Four (4) years of responsible professional electrical engineering experience. One (1) year of which was in a supervisory or lead capacity is desirable.
LICENSES AND CERTIFICATES Possession of the appropriate valid Driver's License from the California Department of Motor Vehicles. Professional registration as a Professional Electrical Engineer, in the State of California is desirable.
Apply online at www.lodi.gov
About City of Lodi
Work Where You Live - The City of Lodi is home to 65,000 residents, ideally located adjacent to Highway 99 and I-5, 34 miles south of Sacramento, 10 miles north of Stockton and 90 miles east of San Francisco. The City of Lodi is a community surrounded by lush parks, wineries, museums, a lake and open space. Lodi Electric Utility was founded in 1910. For over 100 years, we have prided ourselves in providing safe and reliable electricity. Lodi Electric strives to anticipate the future needs of our customers and develop a plan to meet those needs as cost-effectively as possible while maintaining excellent service. We look to continue to provide the community of Lodi with reliable, affordable, clean and safe power for many years to come.