Pay Range 21 Breakdown

Hourly (40 hrs.)$25.2718$37.9077
Hourly (42 hrs.)$24.0684$36.1026
Hourly (56 hrs.)$18.0513$27.0770

System Planning Engineer

Range: $52,565.40 - $78,848.08 (21)
Position Number: 6332

JOB SUMMARY:  This position performs technical engineering duties in support of the department.
Develops and maintains relay setting for substation protective devices and line reclosers.
Assists with construction, renovation, and maintenance of approximately twelve (12) Distribution and one (1) Transmission substations.
Reviews system conditions and makes necessary changes and suggestions.
Orders equipment and materials to support projects.
Provides Project Management of multiple small to large projects, especially concerning substation equipment upgrade and replacement.
Conducts training of other city employees in metering, relays, SCADA, substations, distribution and transmission system operation, load switching, and maintenance.
Conducts technical reviews of site plans and proposals.
Participates in staff meetings and work progress reviews.
Attends monthly employee safety meetings; prepares and conducts two or three safety meetings annually.
Develops relationships with all hands-on personnel, including linemen, meter technicians, control technicians, etc.
Offers assistance as needed during system restoration after/during storms, accidents, and as needed.
Provides assistance to Engineering and System Planning Manager and the division as needed.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Knowledge of electrical transmission and distribution systems.
Knowledge of engineering practices related to electrical transmission and distribution.
Knowledge of local, state, and federal laws and regulations pertaining to utilities.
Knowledge of National Electrical Safety Code (NESC), National Electrical Code (NEC), pertaining to utilities.
Knowledge of electrical power quality and quality issues.
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 supervisor reviews work 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, and the National Electric Code.  These guidelines require judgment, selection, and interpretation in application. 
COMPLEXITY:  The work consists of varied technical engineering duties. 
SCOPE AND EFFECT:  The purpose of this position is to perform technical engineering functions in support of the city’s electrical transmission and distribution system.  Success in this position provides safe, reliable, and cost-effective energy delivery.
PERSONAL CONTACTS:  Contacts are typically with co-workers, other city employees, engineers, and the general public.
PURPOSE OF CONTACTS:  Contacts are typically to give and exchange information, resolve problems, and provide services.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  The work is typically performed while sitting at a desk or table, or while intermittently sitting, standing, stooping, or walking.  The employee frequently lifts light and occasionally heavy objects, and must distinguish between shades of color.
WORK ENVIRONMENT:  The work is typically performed in an office.  The employee may be exposed to much noise.  Work may be performed outdoors and occasionally in cold or inclement weather, and may require the use of protective devices.
Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with the completion of a baccalaureate degree in Electrical Engineering or other related course of study from an Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) institution.
Experience sufficient to thoroughly understand the work of subordinate positions to be able to answer questions and resolve problems, usually associated with one to three years experience or service.
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, or the ability to obtain within 1 year of hiring.
Must reside in Wilson County.
Willingness and ability to acquire additional work-related knowledge.