Electric Utility Senior Project Engineer

Redding, California
$9,775 - $12,708 per month + benefits
Jun 08, 2022
Aug 07, 2022
Position Type
Engineer, Senior Engineer
Contract Type
Organization Type
Government, Non-profit

The City of Redding Electric Utility is accepting applications for one full-time Electrical Utility Senior Project Engineer position in the Electric Department. The ideal candidate for this position will be an engineer with a strong civil engineer background and project management experience on electric utility projects related to Distribution and Transmission facilities.

The Electric Utility Senior Project Engineer will perform professional engineering work both in the office and in the field. Prepare construction contract document(s); prepare detailed engineering conceptual designs; review and evaluate bids; be responsible for the construction management and on-site inspections of Electric Utility projects; and perform engineering assignments required in connection with a wide range of Electric Utility activities.

The City of Redding provides an excellent benefit package including health, dental, vision, life and long term disability insurance, paid time off and a CalPERS retirement program along with a great work environment. This position will receive a 2% increase July 2022.

We are looking for someone to

  • Design and prepare plans and specifications for Electric Utility capital improvement projects, such as electrical substations, electric transmission/distribution lines, power generating plants and engineering improvements or modifications at Electric Utility facilities.
  • Manage Electric Utility construction projects, including transmission and distribution projects, natural gas pipeline projects, and power generation projects; conduct field inspections of projects to ensure contract compliance, minimize change orders, and assure a high level of safety. Prepare oral and/or written reports for staff and management as appropriate.
  • Administer consulting contracts; prepare requests for proposals and evaluate proposals for consulting services.
  • Perform detailed review of work products produced under consulting contracts.
  • Prepare detailed specifications for the purchasing of construction materials or major equipment for Electric Utility projects such as steel structures, control equipment enclosures, generation equipment and structures, natural gas equipment,  and oil retention facilities. 
  • Develop standards and guidelines for Electric Utility projects.  Develop Electric Utility standards where engineering input is necessary and desirable to assure adequate and cost-effective projects. 
  • Develop, implement, and maintain operation, maintenance, and testing procedures and other required documents (HMBP, SDS, SPCC, etc.) for Electric Utility facilities. Perform regular audits of Redding electrical facilities to ensure safety and regulatory compliance.
  • Coordinate any needed repairs or improvements to Electric Utility  engineering or structural features and to generation equipment and structures. This includes site grading/drainage, paving, fencing, steel structures, substation control enclosures, power plant performance and reliability improvements and other improvements.

Qualifications we're looking for:

  • Typical education shall include Bachelor of Science Degree in engineering from an accredited college or university
  • Typical experience would include five years relevant design experience with electrical utility emphasis and prior experience as the Project Manager. 
  • Possess a current professional registration in Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, or Chemical Engineering in the State of California, or in another state that has reciprocity with California, and must obtain the appropriate California professional license within one year of employment. 
  • Ten years of experience working on electric utility projects and a valid license as a Land Surveyor in the State of California is desirable.