Moccasin, California in the Sierra Nevada Foothills. Nearby towns include Sonora and Groveland; or
Oakdale, California in the San Joaquin Valley. Nearby cities include Modesto and Turlock.
April 25, 2023: Re-posting the announcement to expand the candidate pool. Candidates who have already submitted an application do not need to re-apply.
APPOINTMENT TYPE: Permanent Exempt: This position is excluded by the Charter from the competitive Civil Service examination process and shall serve at the discretion of the Appointing Officer.
The duration of the appointment shall not exceed 36 months.
Under general administrative direction, manages and directs the activities of professional and technical electrical engineering personnel performing highly technical and administrative functions in connection with the design, construction, operation and maintenance of projects and systems; supervises and/or directs subordinates in the preparation of designs, drawings, specifications and cost estimates for a variety of engineering and construction projects and/or construction inspection or personnel engaged in the most difficult and responsible professional engineering work in the field and office.
Hetch Hetchy Water & Power (HHWP) is responsible for a diverse set of water and power assets that require electrical engineering expertise to maintain and operate the system which nearly spans the width of the California. The assets that require heavy electrical engineering support include hydro-powerhouses, substations, high voltage transmission lines, switchyards and interconnections with neighboring power utilities.
The 5211 Sr. Electrical Engineer is a working supervisor position that will lead a small electrical engineering department to provide maintenance engineering support to HHWP’s Power Operations and WECC/NERC Compliance departments by reviewing and establishing operational parameters, analyzing maintenance activities and frequencies, designing maintenance projects, and managing a backlog of job requests and service requests.
Additionally, the Sr. Electrical Engineer will evaluate HHWP protection schemes, equipment, and protective relays to determine if transmission lines, distribution lines, generators, transformers and breakers are adequately protected. The 5211 Sr. Electrical Engineer is required to analyze the HHWP protection systems for compliance with WECC/NERC and IEEE standards and interconnection agreements with neighboring power utilities. The 5211 Electrical Engineer will recommend specific projects needed to address noted deficiencies and report findings to the Engineering Manager, Chief Engineer, and Compliance Officer.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Directs, supervises and coordinates the design of complex engineering projects, ensuring that codes, standards, and project requirements are met; plans and develops projects, budgets and staff for a wide variety of design activities.
2. Interviews, selects, trains, monitors, and evaluates departmental staff and consultants to ensure that work methods and work flow are effective; assures that written performance goals and objectives are prepared for employees; monitors the work of and evaluates, counsels and disciplines subordinate staff as necessary; and reviews and approves technical training programs for staff.
3. Plans, organizes and directs the administration and management of contracts; reviews, evaluates and makes recommendations for and/or approves contracts, contract modifications, specifications, related documents, and the settlement of claims.
4. Directs, supervises and reviews the preparation of complex construction contract and construction documents by establishing priorities, assigning tasks, allocating resources and monitoring progress to assure quality and cost effective performance of design work. Prepares and supervises the preparation of difficult and complex design drawings, specifications, and quantity and cost estimates.
5. Establishes and implements departmental policies, procedures and administrative directives in accordance with applicable laws, ordinances, codes, standards, rules, regulations, and legislative policies and procedures by interpreting, explaining, monitoring, and evaluating the functional activities of the organization.
6. Manages projects through planning, scheduling and monitoring critical milestones to ensure projects are completed on time and within budget.
7. Directs, reviews and supervises the review of shop drawings by contractors and other work of professional consulting firms employed to design various projects. Checks and reviews specifications, estimates and computations prepared by consultants and subordinate staff members.
8. Supervises field inspection staff working on projects under construction and proposed projects to assure conformance with plans and specifications and initiates new projects. May participate in field inspections when necessary.
9. Coordinates all activities between a unit and other sections, bureaus, departments, outside agencies, and consultants and/or contractors.
10. Consults with technical staff, public officials, and others to resolve differences among professional personnel; identifies problems, develops and compares alternatives and makes decisions or recommendations for effective problem resolution.
11. Conducts meetings and makes presentations to Boards, Commissions, committees, approval agencies, staff and the general public for the purpose of providing accurate information, explaining policies, and providing recommendations and/or solutions.
12. Represents the City and consults with government officials, business and civic organizations in connection with specific departmental issues.
13. Writes, and/or reviews and approves letters, reports, memos, recommendations, routine correspondence, and other documents.
14. Performs other related duties as assigned.
How to qualify
If you are interested in a job like this, we are looking for people that have the following:
1. Seven (7) years verifiable professional engineering (e.g. civil, electrical, mechanical, sanitary/chemical/environmental, transportation/traffic, or structural) work experience, of which four (4) years of that experience must be as a licensed professional engineer in the specialty you are applying for. Two (2) of the seven (7) years must be equivalent to the City and County of San Francisco Class 5241 Engineer in the specialty you are applying for;
2. Possession of a current Certificate of Registration as a Professional Engineer in the State of California in Electrical Engineering.
1. This engineering position may require possession of a certificate issued by the International Conference of Building Officials (ICBO), International Code Council (ICC) or an equivalent certifying body.
2. This position may require additional special engineering licensing and/or work experience in areas such as Construction Management, Structural Design, Corrosion, Fire Protection, Geotechnical Engineering, Environmental, or Instrumentation and Control Systems. Additional disciplines may be determined at a later time.
3. This position require a valid California Driver's License.
Substitutions for Engineering Specialties:
A Master’s Degree in Engineering may substitute for one year of work experience.
A PhD in Engineering may substitute for two years of work experience.
Experience working on and around utility power generation (hydropower preferred) and transmission and/or distribution systems, control systems, relay protection schemes, circuit breakers and associated components up to 230 KV.
Note: Falsifying one’s education, training, or work experience or attempted deception on the application may result in disqualification for this and future job opportunities with the City and County of San Francisco.
All work experience, education, training, and other information substantiating how you meet the minimum qualifications must be included on your application by the filing deadline. Information submitted after the filing deadline will not be considered in determining whether you meet the minimum qualifications.
Applications completed improperly may be cause for ineligibility, disqualification or may lead to lower scores.