$96,470.40 - $122,137.60 Annually
04/21/2021 11:59 PM PDT
To help accomplish its goal of being both innovative and environmentally responsible, the City of San José created the Community Energy Department in August 2017, to administer San Jose Clean Energy, the City’s brand-new Community Choice Energy (CCE) program. The mission of the Community Energy Department is to reduce Citywide greenhouse gas emissions, lower energy rates, and provide our community with a choice of energy providers, in addition to providing transparency, accountability, and outstanding customer service.
For more information about the Community Energy Department, please visit: https://www.sanjosecleanenergy.org
Please note that applications are currently not accepted through CalOpps or any other third-party job board application system. To apply, applicants must complete an application via the City of San Jose’s website at www.sanjoseca.gov/citycareers.
The actual salary shall be determined by the final candidate’s qualifications and experience. In addition to the starting salary, employees in the Associate Engineer classification shall also receive an approximate five percent (5%) ongoing non-pensionable compensation pay.
Salary Range: $96,470.40 - $122,137.60
The Community Energy Department is seeking an Associate Electrical Engineer to support an emerging program which is intended to increase the City’s overall energy resiliency. This newly formed Associate Electrical Engineer position will collaborate with staff from other departments, consultants, vendors, private developers, and other partners to identify, assess, develop and deliver innovative energy resiliency projects, including participating in the potential development of a City utility to provide electric distribution service to a large development project.
The Associate Electrical Engineer will perform a diverse set of professional electrical engineering-related assignments which are primarily focused on the engineering, design, and implementation of electric distribution microgrids, distributed energy resources, and other electrical projects within new residential, commercial and other land-use developments, as well as City-owned facilities. The person selected will have knowledge and experience related to the design, construction and operation of high voltage electric transmission and distribution systems, building and other facility electrical systems, and renewable energy generation and storage solutions. Knowledge and experience related to the design and operation of component-level or integrated electronic circuitry is not applicable to this position.
Knowledge and experience in the following specific areas is directly relevant to this Associate Electrical Engineer position: Experience in electrical power system and microgrid design, including transmission, distribution, generation and storage. Knowledge of electrical power transmission and distribution equipment and operation comprised of 115KV, 21KV, 12KV, 4.16KV and 480V switchgears, substations, breakers, switchboards, panel boards, UPS, generators, substation equipment, and SCADA. Knowledge of designs for equipment installation, underground duct banks, conduit and other raceway systems, power and control cables and grounding. Knowledge of building and facility electric distribution, metering and power backup systems and equipment. Knowledge of renewable energy devices such as wind and solar generators and storage batteries. Knowledge of distributed energy resource systems implementation and management. Knowledge of federal and state electric energy laws, regulations, and procedures. Knowledge of PG&E tariffs, interconnection processes, system impact and facility studies, and transmission and distribution services and operations. Familiarity with the principles and practices of project and construction management. Ability to exercise professional level judgment in the application of codes and standards expressed in the California Code of Regulation Title 24, PG&E Greenbook, Institute of Electronic and Electrical Engineers (IEEE), American National Standards Association (ANSI), National Electric Code (NEC), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), California Mechanical Code (CMC), the California Plumbing Code (CPC), The California Energy Code (CEC), the National Fire Protection Code (NFPA), and will be familiar with the California Building Code (CBC), the California Fire Code (CFC).
Key responsibilities of the position include but are not limited to the following:
Specific duties of the position include, but are not limited to the following:
This recruitment may be used to fill multiple positions in this, or other divisions or departments. If you are interested in employment in this classification, you should apply to ensure you are considered for additional opportunities that may utilize the applicants from this recruitment.
The ideal candidate will possess the following competencies, as demonstrated in past and current employment history. Desirable competencies for this position include:
Job Expertise: demonstrates knowledge of and experience with applicable professional/technical principles and practices, Citywide and departmental procedures/policies and federal and state rules and regulations.
Project Management: Ensures support for projects and implements agency goals and strategic objectives.
Analytical Thinking: Approaches a problem or situation by using a logical, systematic, sequential approach.
Team Work & Interpersonal Skills: Develops effective relationships with co-workers and supervisors by helping others accomplish tasks and using collaboration and conflict resolution skills.
Computer Skills: experienced with common business computer applications including but not limited to: MS Outlook, MS Word, MS PowerPoint, MS Access, and MS Excel. Proficient with AutoCAD.
Communication Skills: Effectively conveys information and expresses thoughts and facts clearly, orally and in writing; demonstrates effective use of listening skills; displays openness to other people’s ideas and thoughts.
Education: Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in the required professional Electrical engineering discipline or possession of an Engineer-in-Training (EIT) certificate.
Experience: Three (3) years of increasingly responsible professional Electrical engineering experience.
Acceptable Substitution: A Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in the required professional engineering discipline may be substituted for one (1) year of professional engineering experience.
Licenses or Certificates:
Employment Eligibility: Federal law requires all employees to provide verification of their eligibility to work in this country. Please be informed that the City of San Jose will NOT sponsor, represent, or sign any documents related to visa applications/transfers for H1-B or any other type of visa which requires an employer application.
The selection process will consist of an evaluation of the applicant's training and experience based on the application, resume and answers to the job-specific questions. You must answer all job-specific questions pertaining to each job you are applying for and complete the Education/Work History section of the application in order to be considered for this vacancy or your application will be deemed incomplete and withheld from further consideration.
The recruitment may include a written exam and/or practical exercise. Only those candidates whose backgrounds best match the positions and pass the written exam and/or practical exercise will be forwarded to the interview phase of the selection process.
You will be prompted to answer the following job-specific questions (IN DETAIL) during the online application process. Please note that there is a 4,000-character limit, including spaces, for each text response.
You must answer all job-specific questions in order to be considered for this vacancy or your application will be deemed incomplete and withheld from further consideration.
If you have questions about the duties of these positions, the selection or hiring processes, please contact Michelle Saechao at Michelle.Saechao@sanjoseca.gov
To apply, please complete an application via the City of San José’s website at www.sanjoseca.gov/citycareers. This position is open until filled. Interested applicants are strongly encouraged to apply by April 21, 2020 at 11:59 PM to be considered as part of the first-round application review. Please allow adequate time to complete the application and submit before the deadline or the system may not save your application. If your online application was successfully submitted, you will receive an automatic confirmation email to the email address you provided. IF YOU DO NOT RECEIVE THE CONFIRMATION, please email CityCareers@sanjoseca.gov and we will research the status of your application. Please contact Human Resources at (408) 535-1285, or Human.Resources@sanjoseca.gov if you have any questions.
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