At REU, we believe successful teams follow the "Humble, Hungry, and Smart" motto. As an organization, being "Humble" means valuing all our employees' contributions as we find the best ways to serve our community. Being "Hungry" means providing the best service possible and challenging ourselves to go above and beyond every day as we work to meet and exceed our goals. The ability to collaborate and adapt to the needs of our teams and community is a "Smart" way to garner results that positively impact our city. If you embrace these core values, you are encouraged to apply for a rewarding career with REU.
Our mission is simple: to improve public safety and provide reliable, cost-effective services for the people and businesses in Redding, California. Our employees are vital to our success as a publicly-owned utility in this mission.
We value the diverse range of skills and talents it takes to deliver excellent service to our community. We invest in and empower our employees through our commitment to continued professional development opportunities in a supportive and collaborative environment.
Please consider one of the great career opportunities available at REU!
Perform and implement studies as assigned to formulate recommendations for the electric utility in connection with a wide range of activities involving generation, transmission lines, distribution lines, substations, system operation, system protection, metering, communications, load forecasting, system planning, budget planning, transmission and distribution routing studies, easement acquisition, and other assignments typical of electric utility power systems
Manage utility construction projects (substations, transmission lines, etc.), supervise operation and maintenance of completed projects
Take responsibility for contract preparation and administration, design, construction, operation and maintenance schedule coordination, investigate and analyze liability claims, inter-utility coordination, and quality control. This may involve making field decisions and supervision of any and all tests required to assure specified results
Work with and provide guidance to management and/or utility's customers in matters pertaining to the efficient use of electrical energy, system protection, power-factor correction, and grid connected alternate energy sources
Develop, implement, administer, maintain and support technical systems used by the Electric Department personnel. Technical systems could include: energy accounting software, supervisory control and data acquisition systems ("SCADA"), distribution control and protection equipment, contingency analysis software, engineering software, inter-control center protocol communications equipment and software, etc. Incumbents may be engaged in the design, documentation, coding, testing and implementation of new or enhancements to existing application programs. Incumbents may be tasked to prepare user documentation and train personnel in the proper use of programs and equipment.
As assigned, lead or participate as a team member in capital and maintenance projects. This includes, but is not limited to: writing bid specifications; writing service contracts; obtaining necessary regulatory approvals; procuring materials; testing and commissioning of project; overseeing financial tracking of project; ensuring documentation is updated; training of personnel on changes as applicable; and ensuring good public relations are maintained.
Develop, implement, and administer training, safety and environmental procedures and programs. Continuously strive for improvements of division training content and culture.
Under guidance of a supervisor with responsible charge of the work, perform a variety of professional engineering activities related to the design, construction, maintenance, and operation of the facilities of the Redding Electric Utility.
Knowledge of electric utility engineering and operating practices
Knowledge of transmission line design and construction
Knowledge of design of electrical power facilities
Knowledge of system planning
Knowledge of system protective relaying and control; standards/codes for transmission, distribution, and generation facilities including NEC, NESC, GO95, ANSI and IEEE
Knowledge of North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) compliance requirements
Ability to design electrical power facilities; troubleshoot electrical systems, control systems, and project problems
Ability to demonstrate highly developed analytical and technical skills in electric utility engineering and operational analysis; provide technical supervision of staff
Ability to create and revise documents or reports utilizing computer technology
Education, Experience and Special Requirements:
Typical education would include a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from an accredited college, or university, or equivalent.
Typical experience would include five years relevant electrical engineering experience with preference for electric utility engineering including distribution, transmission, substation design and/or construction experience.
Professional registration in Electrical Engineering in the State of California, or in another state that has reciprocity with California, and must obtain California registration within one year of employment.
Possession of the appropriate California driver's license, or the ability to acquire one within ten days of appointment.
Knowledge of utility engineering, including short circuit, load flow, voltage drop, metering, substation design standards
Knowledge of load forecasting, loss and economic evaluation
Knowledge of power generation operations or maintenance
Knowledge of regulatory compliance in air emissions, water quality, waste handling, hazardous materials handling, safety and health
Knowledge of DOT pipeline or NERC reliability standards
Knowledge of SCADA, energy accounting, distribution control systems, cyber security and secure IP routing, data communication systems administration and support
Knowledge of underground and site design principles and standards
Ability to evaluate and implement government regulations and industry standards
Ability to troubleshoot a variety of technical problems in assigned field, this could include operational, maintenance, electrical systems, control systems, data communication networks, project management issues, etc
Education, Experience and Special Requirements:
Documented completion of a state-recognized course of instruction for attaining specialized knowledge and skills providing the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying.
Typical education would include a Bachelor’s degree in an engineering discipline from an accredited college, university, or equivalent.
Typical experience would include three years relevant experience in distribution, operation, construction, power generation, regulatory compliance, environmental regulatory compliance, control systems administration and support, industrial process engineering, and/or project management.
Possession of the appropriate valid California driver’s license or the ability to acquire one within ten days of appointment.
What to expect from the Application and Exam Process
You will receive notifications pertaining to this recruitment at the e-mail address and text message number provided on your application. Email correspondence may go to your spam or junk mail folder.
Examination Process: An oral board interview will be administered. This recruitment will establish an eligibility list that may be used to fill future vacancies.
Selection Process: Final appointment is contingent upon:
Positive past employment references
Passing a city paid fingerprint criminal conviction check
Passing of a pre-employment medical exam and drug and alcohol screening test
Veteran’s Credit: Applicants who attach a copy of the DD-214 to their application indicating “Honorable Discharge” from military service and receive a passing score on the examination process will have two (2) additional points added to their final examination score.
The City of Redding adheres to Cal/OSHA COVID-19 requirements.
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/FEDERAL AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER
Located in Northern California, the City of Redding Electric Utility has excellent opportunities for career grow and employs over 180 people to serve a population of over 92,000 across 61 square miles and maintain over 740 miles of power lines and 13 substations with a mission to power a strong community! For more information about living and working for the City of Redding, please visit www.cityofredding.org/liveworkplay