Pay Range 23 Breakdown

Hourly (40 hrs.)$30.7913$46.1869
Hourly (42 hrs.)$29.3250$43.9875
Hourly (56 hrs.)$21.9938$32.9906

Substation & Control Engineer

Range: $64,045.82 - $96,068.74 (23)
Position Number: 6392

JOB SUMMARY:  This position performs technical engineering duties in support of the department.
Oversees and develops transmission and distribution protection. Direct supervision of the Apparatus Technician and Substation Technician II.
May assist with the construction, renovation, and maintenance of approximately twelve (12) distribution and one (1) transmission substations.
Order equipment and materials to support projects, including vendor evaluation
Provide project management on small-large projects of varying scopes, including processes, substation and line projects, etc.
Performs testing, repair and maintenance of substation and line equipment.
Performs switched capacitor and fixed capacitor bank applications as well as resistive voltage compensation/voltage control.
Performs general engineering planning.
Develops and presents technical and safety training.
May assist other divisions as needed, especially concerning SCADA, load management, and distributed generation functions.
Assists in storm/outage restoration and may serve with other engineers in maintaining at least one engineer available for emergency duty at all times.
Develops a relationship with hands-on employees including linemen, meter technicians, control technicians, etc.
Provides training and mentorship to less experienced engineers
Assists Engineering and System Planning Manager
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Knowledge of electrical transmission and distribution systems.
Knowledge of engineering practices related to electrical transmission and distribution.
Interest in power quality issues.
Knowledge of local, state, and federal laws and regulations pertaining to utilities.
Skill in use and explication of specialized software used for analyzing data and
making decisions.
Skill in establishing priorities and organizing work.
Skill in the use of general office equipment, including a computer, calculator, facsimile machine, and copier.
Skill in public and interpersonal relations.
Skill in oral and written communication.
SUPERVISORY CONTROLS:  The Engineering and System Planning Manager assigns work in terms of general instructions.  The supervisor spot-checks completed work for compliance with procedures and the nature and propriety of the final results.
GUIDELINES:  Guidelines include city ordinances, policies, and procedures, relevant federal and state laws and regulations, the National Electric Safety Code, and the National Electric Code.  These guidelines require judgment, selection, and interpretation in application. 
COMPLEXITY:  The work consists of varied technical engineering duties.  The need to prioritize various equally important projects contributes to the complexity of the position.
SCOPE AND EFFECT:  The purpose of this position is to perform technical engineering functions in support of the city’s electrical transmission and distribution system.  Success in this position provides safe, reliable, and cost-effective energy delivery.
PERSONAL CONTACTS:  Contacts are typically with co-workers, other city employees, engineers, consultants, vendors, representatives of other utilities, and the general public.
PURPOSE OF CONTACTS:  Contacts are typically to give and exchange information, resolve problems, and provide services.
The work is typically performed while sitting at a desk or table, or while intermittently sitting, standing, stooping, or walking. 
The employee frequently lifts light and occasionally heavy objects, and must distinguish between shades of color. 
The employee may climb ladders or enter confined spaces.
At the employee’s discretion, the employee may assist line and service workers and technicians during routine work as a ground worker, primarily during storm restoration or major events (hurricanes, ice storms, etc.)
The work is typically performed in an office environment and/or a field environment. 
The employee may be exposed to much noise, usually in the form of truck motors or operating circuit breakers.
Work may be performed outdoors and occasionally in cold or inclement weather, and may require the use of protective devices.
The employee provides round the clock service as needed to restore the system or address issues in a pool with the Engineering & System Planning Manager and other engineers.
Must work well in small teams, especially with hands-on employees.
This position will provide mentorship to less experienced engineers and technicians and assist in their development.
Provides project management of various small to large projects.
May act as backup to the Engineering and System Planning Manager.
Completion of a four year degree in Electrical Engineering from an ABET accredited institution (or  better).
Experience sufficient to thoroughly understand the work of subordinate positions to be able to answer questions and resolve problems, usually associated with five to ten years of related experience or service.
Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver's license issued by the State of North Carolina for the type of vehicle or equipment operated.
Certification as a Professional Engineer or Engineer in Training.
Must live in Wilson County or relocate to Wilson County within six months of hire.
Must have life-long love of learning
rev. 09-07