Assistant Engineer (Electrical – Plant Engineering Services)

East Bay Municipal Utility District | Oakland

Salary Range: $113,628 - $138,108 Annually
Open Date: 09/06/2021
Close Date: 09/17/2021

Position Description

Opens online at on Monday, September 6, 2021
Online applications must be received by 4:30 p.m., Friday, September 17, 2021
Internal Reference # 21-130

Assistant Electrical Engineers perform a variety of professional electrical engineering assignments in connection with the operation of a large municipal water supply utility. This is the second level position in the engineering series, which may include direction of junior engineers or technical staff in specific project areas.

Assignments are under the direct supervision of registered engineers and provide qualifying experience for registration. The ideal candidate will possess some of the following:
• Industrial electrical and control engineering work experience.
• Knowledge of up-to-date power, instrumentation, and control systems.
• Experience coordinating electrical or control systems engineering activities with others including other discipline engineers/workgroups (e.g., mechanical, civil/structural, commissioning, etc.), consultants, contractors, and representatives of other agencies.
• Experience working collaboratively to provide timely and efficient service and the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
• Excellent written and communication skills including experience in conducting meetings and making presentations.
• The ability to explain technical information so that it is easily understood by a non-technical audience

Plant Engineering Services (PES) is a multi-disciplinary group that provides engineering support to East Bay Municipal Utility District’s (EBMUD) Operations and Maintenance Department to ensure safe, reliable, and sustainable operation of EBMUD equipment and facilities. PES supports a wide range of EBMUD facilities – large and small pumping plants, hydroelectric power generation plants, water treatment plants, office buildings, and maintenance yards. The ideal candidate will have strong technical expertise in power system engineering and analysis, corrective, predictive, and preventative maintenance standards, and industrial control system (ICS) or building automation system (BAS) programming and support. They will also possess the ability to learn and develop new areas of expertise as required by the tasks assigned to them. Electrical engineers in PES work collaboratively with Electrical Technicians, Instrument Technicians, and Facilities Specialists to design and execute electrical and building control system modifications and upgrades that address safety and maintenance issues, plan for maintenance activities, create technical specifications for equipment purchases, support testing by EBMUD field forces, and develop maintenance plans and procedures.

The salary range is $9,469 per month increasing to $9,942, $10,439, $10,961, and $11,509 after 6, 18, 30, and 42 months, respectively.

EBMUD offers an excellent benefits program that includes: paid vacation, holidays and sick leave; family health insurance coverage; family dental and vision care plans; retirement plan (reciprocal with CalPERS); 401(k), 401(a) and 457(b) tax-deferred retirement plans; transit subsidy; tuition reimbursement; and opportunities for professional growth including training and career development.

Position Qualifications

1. A bachelor's degree in an electrical or related engineering curriculum accredited by ABET or a California Engineer in Training Certificate; and
2. Two years of professional electrical engineering experience, at a level comparable to or higher than EBMUD’s Junior Engineer classification, after obtaining the education outlined above. An advanced degree in an accredited electrical engineering curriculum may be substituted for one year of the required experience.
3. Candidates must also possess a valid California driver's license and have a satisfactory driving record.
4. Other requirements include possession of the physical characteristics to perform the critical and important duties of the job. Must be willing to work overtime as needed.

How to Apply

Submit a completed EBMUD application and the required supplemental question responses online at by 4:30 p.m., Friday, September 17, 2021. Only application materials submitted online during the filing period will be accepted. EBMUD is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disability
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