Pay Range 24 Breakdown

Hourly (40 hrs.)$33.9878$50.9817
Hourly (42 hrs.)$32.3693$48.5540
Hourly (56 hrs.)$24.2770$36.4155

Engineering & System Planning Manager

Range: $70,694.60 - $106,041.91 (24)
Position Number: 6302

JOB SUMMARY:  This position is responsible for managing the engineering and system planning functions of the department.
Plans for the growth of the electrical system, including predicting load growth in all areas of the electrical system, energy supply, material, and labor requirements to ensure safe, reliable, and cost-effective energy delivery.
Plans for the development of the 115 kV electrical transmission system; researches alternative locations to access the CP&L Transmission System; plans for the possible failure of CP&L Transmission System.
Plans for new substation construction, expansion of existing substations, and maintenance of existing substations.
Plans for the replacement of power transformers.
Plans for the building of new distribution lines.
Develops engineering practices for the transmission and distribution system.
Examines voltage regulator performance.
Installs fixed and switched capacitor banks.
Establishes direction for the electrical GIS activities.
Oversees the maintenance of transformers, oil switches, capacitor banks, reclosers, and regulators.
Designs lighting installations for various applications.
Participates and leads safety and training classes.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Knowledge of electrical transmission and distribution systems.
Knowledge of engineering practices related to transformer design and construction.
Knowledge of lighting applications and performance.
Knowledge of local, state, and federal laws and regulations pertaining to utilities.
Skill in 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 Director assigns work in terms of department goals and objectives.  The work is reviewed through conferences, reports, and observation of department activities.
GUIDELINES:  Guidelines include city ordinances, policies, and procedures, relevant federal and state laws and regulations, the National Electric Safety Code, the National Electric Code, and American National Standards.  These guidelines require judgment, selection, and interpretation in application. 
COMPLEXITY:  The work consists of varied managerial and technical duties. 
SCOPE AND EFFECT:  The purpose of this position is to manage the city’s engineering and systems planning functions.  Success in this position provides safe, reliable, and cost-effective energy delivery.
PERSONAL CONTACTS:  Contacts are typically with co-workers, other city employees, representatives of utilities suppliers, and the general public.
PURPOSE OF CONTACTS:  Contacts are typically to give and exchange information, resolve problems, provide services, motivate personnel, and justify, negotiate, or settle matters.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  The work is typically performed while sitting at a desk or table, or while intermittently sitting, standing, stooping, or walking.  The employee occasionally lifts light objects, uses tools or equipment requiring a high degree of dexterity, and must distinguish between shades of color.
WORK ENVIRONMENT:  The work is typically performed in an office.  The employee may be exposed to much dust, dirt, grease, and machinery with moving parts.  Work may be performed outdoors and occasionally in cold or inclement weather, and may require the use of protective devices.
SUPERVISORY AND MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITY:  This position has direct supervision over Substation and Control Engineer (1), Apparatus Technician (1), Control and Meter Technician III (2), Control and Meter Technician II (1), Control and Meter Technician I (2), and Electric Engineering Technician (2).
Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with the completion of a master's degree in a course of study related to the occupational field.
Experience sufficient to thoroughly understand the diverse objectives and functions of the subunits in the division/department in order to direct and coordinate work within the division/department, usually interpreted to require three to five years of related experience.
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.