Purpose:Provides senior level technical expertise for accomplishing major complex civil/structural designs required for new construction and modifications of SMUD’s renewable energy generation projects at greenfield and brownfield sites by applying professional engineering principles in the most efficient, safe and cost-effective manner.
This position is a Civil-Service position with a salary range of: $120,273 - $159,308
Major Duties & Responsibilities
Assumes responsibility for coordinating, overseeing, and preparing the more complex civil, structural and architectural designs required for new construction and modifications of SMUD’s transmission, distribution and non-nuclear operating facilities by applying accepted engineering principles in the most efficient, safe and cost effective manner; ensures adherence to established SMUD Safety Program.
Prepares civil and structural design plans, specifications, and schedules to assure the structural integrity of the transmission and distribution systems and operating facilities; performs technical review of assigned civil design and construction documents and procedures to assure quality output; prepares design plans and construction specifications according to approved budgets and schedules; obtains field information for designs and performs inspections under field conditions.
Prepares engineering bid packages and proposals for construction contracts, equipment/material purchases and professional services; coordinates with Supply Chain Services, Legal, Environmental Services and vendors.
Develops project work plans and schedules; directs and approves the work of contracted architects, engineers, and consultants; ensures necessary components, construction and services are completed on schedule, within approved budget and in accordance with contract requirements, and applicable codes, SMUD standards and specifications.
Provides and analyzes design and construction project alternatives including preparing schedules, estimates and cost/benefit analysis.
Applies professional engineering stamp to designs, calculations, reports and drawings
Performs related duties as required.
Education: A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in Civil Engineering or a related field.
Experience: 5 to 7 years of progressively responsible experience in the design and construction of electric transmission and distribution facilities.
Skill To: Monitor the progress of projects and ensure adherence to established budget constraints; develop work plans, schedules and cost estimates; write technical specifications; prepare bid packages and proposals; negotiate with external representatives on behalf of SMUD; plan, oversee and review the work of others; utilize a personal computer and/or computer terminal, systems and software relevant to the job; use state of the art computer software to design civil/structural/architectural systems and facilities; maintain computer databases for collection, interpretation and reporting of data; read and interpret engineering documents and drawings, plans, diagrams and specifications; assist in planning and implementing system protection enhancements and upgrades; analyze situations, documents and data for conformance to established policy and procedures; gather data from appropriate sources and identify relevant factors; identify the key elements that must be modified to achieve a goal; interpret, analyze and apply pertinent policies, procedures, regulations and requirements; interpret, clarify, understand and analyze verbal/written information and ideas; utilize logic and analysis to identify the advantages and disadvantages of different approaches; ensure adherence to established safety policies, practices and procedures; compile and prepare technical, statistical, analytical and/or oral reports and presentations; operate office equipment including computers and supporting word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications; communicate effectively orally and in writing internally/externally; establish and maintain effective working relationships internally/externally.
Knowledge Of: Methods and techniques of project management; principles and practices of contract and budget administration; procedures and practices for overseeing contractor’s work activities; principles and practices of program evaluation and economic analysis; principles of cost control and project scheduling; theory, principles and practices of civil/structural engineering design for thermal, hydro, wind, and photovoltaic power generating resources and pipelines; theory, principles and regulations governing safety and construction of civil/structural systems and facilities; principles, procedures and practices related to construction/fabrication/installation methods, equipment and materials; computer aided drafting and design software (such as AutoCAD); principles of electrical power generation, transmission and distribution; surveying methods and techniques; methods, equipment and materials related to construction of transmission, distribution and non-nuclear operating facilities; construction codes and applicable safety standards; principles, procedures and practices related to engineering mathematics and statistical analysis techniques; principles, procedures and practices related to engineering economics; techniques and practices for cost benefit analyses; methods and techniques of report preparation and writing; techniques and practices for problem research and resolution; safety policies, practices and procedures; pertinent federal, state, and local codes, laws, and regulations; office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and applicable software applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, and databases; English usage, spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
Experience with power generation related facilities, including utility scale wind, photovoltaic and battery projects, and land development, site investigation, geotechnical principles, soils and soil remediation, drainage and foundations related to those facilities.
Professional registration in civil and/or structural engineering in the state of California.
Physical Requirements:The health and wellbeing of our employees and our community is our top priority. SMUD follows CDC guidance and adheres to all local, county and state orders. To this end, if you are scheduled to come on a SMUD campus, you will need to monitor your health (ensuring your temperature is below 100.4° and you’re free of COVID-19 symptoms), wear a face covering, and adhere to social distancing guidelines. Thank you for your support! Stay safe and well.
Additional Posting Info for Candidate
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