The Human Resources Department is currently accepting applications for the position of Supervising Electrical and Control Systems Engineer in the Operations Division.
Under general direction plans, organizes, and provides direction and oversight of highly complex electrical and control systems utilized by the District; performs a variety of highly complex technical and professional engineering activities including the installation, maintenance, repair, design, and optimization of complex electrical, instrumentation, and industrial control system components; coordinates maintenance and implementation of services with other District divisions, performs project management as assigned on District Capital Improvement Projects (CIP); provides first-line supervision to assigned field, technical and professional staff; performs a variety of technical tasks relative to assigned area of responsibility while providing necessary coordination and support to the Operations and Engineering Departments.
EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES: the duties specified below are representative of the range of duties assigned to this class and are not intended to be an inclusive list.
Plans, schedules, organizes, and oversees a comprehensive electrical and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) maintenance programs, including maintenance and repair of electrical, electronic systems, switch gears, instrumentation, process logic controllers, and telemetry systems; plans, manages, and coordinates the installation, maintenance, and repair of electrical, electronic, instrumentation, control systems (SCADA), and telemetry equipment.
Reviews the work of assigned personnel and consultants engaged in the design, installation, maintenance, repair, and optimization of District electrical, instrumentation, or industrial control systems; ensures that functions meet all safety codes, applicable laws, regulations, and District standards.
Works with supervises and managers from other divisions to develop, design, and implement new construction, maintenance, upgrades, modifications, and other special projects to improve the efficiency, reliability, safety, and effectiveness of District electrical, instrumentation, and industrial control systems.
Ensures electrical and instrumentation construction, maintenance, repair and optimization plans and specifications are compliant with local and State safety regulations and codes as well as with Cal-OSHA and District safety standards; including overseeing the District’s Arc Flash Safety program.
Evaluates the work of assigned personnel engaged in the construction, installation, inspection, and testing of major computer based control system applications and components used in the generation of hydroelectric power, conveyance or distribution of water, generation of solar voltaic electricity, and the treatment of water or the collection and treatment of wastewater.
Provides professional assistance, leads and troubleshoots the most complex diagnostic and resolution of electrical, electronic and computerized communications systems, or programming used in or associated with SCADA, programmable logic controllers (PLC), HMI, Telemetry, Communication hardware and software, process control systems; hydroelectric, solar voltaic/array, renewable energy systems, water and wastewater systems and related industrial facilities, programs, components and equipment.
Supervises and participates in the preparation of special engineering reports, investigations, and economic cost benefit studies related to strategic industrial control system improvements; conducts radio survey and optimizes communications systems for redundant reliable operations.
Serves as project engineer and/or project manager; reviews project designs and contractor submittals an provides constructive comments; reviews work plans; interprets wiring diagrams, electrical code requirements, and specifications with assigned personnel; inspects work in progress and work completed to ensure that the work meets professional standards and is in compliance with Federal, State, and local electrical code requirements.
Ensures the integrity and security of District control systems by collaborating on security frameworks and initiatives with various District stakeholders and divisions to promote a robust solution and best practice approach.
Analyzes and evaluates bids on specifications for equipment and consultant services; administers contracts and agreements and recommends and negotiates changes to contract terms as required.
Develops schedules and methods to accomplish assignments, ensuring work is completed in a timely and efficient manner.
Recommends the appointment of personnel; provides or coordinates staff training; conducts performance evaluations; implements discipline procedures as required; maintains high standards necessary for the efficient and professional operation of the work unit.
Prepares a variety of detailed and complex technical reports, documents, and correspondence; prepares technical specifications such as process control descriptions, programming standards, HMI screens for alarm descriptions that are easily interpreted by the operating teams, as well as standard design and construction standards with engineering. Ensures all standards are followed.
Builds and maintains positive working relationships with co-workers, other District employees, consultants, contractors, and the public using principles of good customer service.
Knowledge of: Principles, practices and methods of civil, electrical, electronic, or industrial controls engineering as applied to the planning, design, construction, operations, and maintenance of hydroelectric, water, wastewater, and recycled water systems. Applicable Federal and State laws; District regulations, codes, policies and procedures; mathematical calculations and formulas applicable to the design, construction, installation, problem diagnosis, testing, programming, and maintenance of industrial instrumentation control systems and their components; information sources for industrial control system engineering. Working knowledge of engineering economics, professional and technical standards, and applicable safety standards; the application of engineering computer applications to the design and maintenance of control systems, arc flash modeling, and electrical maintenance scheduling and planning. Principles and practices of leadership, motivation, team building and conflict resolution. Principles and practices of organizational analysis and management. Budgeting procedures and techniques. Principles and practices of supervision, training and personnel management.
Skill/Ability to: Organize, schedule, coordinate and direct the work of assigned staff or unit. Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions and implement recommendations in support of program goals. Gain cooperation through discussion and persuasion. Interpret and apply District standards and regulations and engineering policies and procedures as well as applicable laws and regulations related to area of supervisory assignment. Apply electrical engineering principles and techniques to the analysis and solution of engineering problems of considerable importance and complexity. Make recommendations related to existing or anticipated project budgets. Work effectively with a variety of internal and external customers to accomplish goals and objectives. Supervise, train and evaluate personnel. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Ability to maintain regular and predictable attendance. On a continuous basis, analyze budget and technical reports; interpret and evaluate staff reports; On a continuous basis, sit at desk and in meetings for long periods of time; intermittently twist to reach equipment surrounding desk; perform simple grasping and fine manipulation; use telephone; write or use keyboard to communicate through written means; attend field investigations to confirm design assumptions or assist staff with troubleshooting, and lift or carry weight of 25 pounds or less.
Experience and/or Education: Any combination of experience and training that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be:
Experience: Five (5) years of increasing responsible professional engineering experience, including one (1) year of supervisory responsibility; or three (3) years of experience similar to a Senior Civil Engineer with the El Dorado Irrigation District. Direct experience at a water, wastewater, hydroelectric, or recycled water facility is highly desired.
Education: Equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from an (ABET) accredited college or university in electrical, electronic, or control engineering or a closely related engineering field.
License and Certificate: Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid California driver’s license at the time of appointment. Individuals who do not meet this requirement due to physical disability will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
Possession of a valid Certificate of Registration as a Professional Engineer issued by the California State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors. Possession of a Professional Engineering Certificate of Registration as a Civil, Electrical or Control Systems Engineer or other closely related discipline is preferred.
El Dorado Irrigation District is a water utility serving nearly 100,000 residents in Northern California's El Dorado County. A scenic drive along Highway 50, heading east from the Sacramento County line to South Lake Tahoe, takes you through the heart of EID's service area and gives you an overview of the beautiful communities we serve.
Mission Statement: We are a public agency dedicated to... providing high quality water, wastewater treatment, recycled water, hydropower, and recreation services in an environmentally and fiscally responsible manner. Our guiding principles are 100% quality, respect for the individual, excellent customer service; and fiscal responsibility.