Assistant Engineer (Electrical Engineering Design)

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

Assignments are under the direct supervision of registered engineers and provide qualifying experience for registration. There is one current vacancy in the Electrical Engineering Design Section, part of the Engineering Department's Design Division. The ideal Assistant Engineer (Electrical Engineering Design) candidates should 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 engineering activities with others including other discipline engineers/workgroups (e.g., mechanical, civil/structural, commissioning, instrumentation control systems, etc.), consultants, contractors, and representatives of other agencies.
• Experience working collaboratively to provide timely and efficient service and have the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
• Excellent written and communication skills, and experience in conducting meetings and making presentations.
• The ability to explain technical information so that it is easily understood by a non-technical audience.

Electrical Engineering - Design Division
The Electrical Engineering (EE) workgroup is part of the multi-disciplinary Design Division that is responsible for preparing electrical engineering studies and designs for capital projects to upgrade or replace power distribution systems, reservoirs, pumping plants, and water treatment facilities. The ideal candidate will have technical expertise in power system engineering and analysis, corrective, predictive, and preventative maintenance standards. 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 EE workgroup are responsible for preparing construction drawings and specifications including electrical site plans, single lines, conduit and cable schedules, wiring diagrams, instrumentation diagrams, and design details for various electrical systems including mechanical and process equipment, switchboards/switchgears, motor control centers, heating, air conditioning, and lighting. Responsibilities also include providing electrical engineering support and expertise during the planning and construction phase of projects and to other EBMUD workgroups such as maintenance and construction.

Due to the specialization of work done by the section, the incumbent should have knowledge of electrical engineering principles, codes, standards, practices, and methods as applied to the design, construction, installation and testing of power distribution including medium- and low-voltage systems, motor control, process control, telemetry, automation, and electronically-based systems.

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 is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, gender, gender identity (including transgender status), gender expression, marital or registered domestic partnership status, age for individuals age forty or older, national origin, ancestry, disability (mental or physical), medical condition (cancer and genetic characteristics), genetic information, sexual orientation, military and veterans status, family or medical leave status, pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation or related medical condition), pregnancy disability leave status, domestic violence victim status, political affiliation, and other categories protected by federal, state and/or local laws.

1. A bachelor's degree in an ABET-accredited electrical engineering curriculum OR a California EIT Certificate; and

2. Two years of professional electrical engineering experience (subsequent to obtaining the degree) at a level comparable to or higher than EBMUD's Junior Engineer classification. An advanced degree in an accredited electrical engineering curriculum may be substituted for one of the required years of experience.

3. Must possess a valid California driver's license and have a satisfactory driving record.

Must be willing to work overtime when needed. Must possess the physical characteristics to perform the critical and important duties of the position including both office and field duties.

Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be considered. To be considered under the "equivalent combination of education and experience" provision, it is your responsibility to include in your application materials written evidence of employment performed at the level of the typical duties of this position and/or coursework in subject areas directly related to this position. For more information, see our FAQ page at

The Selection Process:
1. Submit a completed EBMUD application and the required supplemental responses and information (cover letter and current resume) online at no later than 4:30 p.m. on Friday, July 30, 2021. Only application materials submitted online will be accepted. Candidates who do not submit the cover letter and current resume will not be considered further in the selection process.

2. Candidates must achieve a passing score on each test part in order to advance to the next step in the selection process.

3. All qualified applications and supplemental information submittals will be competitively evaluated, with those candidates demonstrating the strongest qualifications invited to a panel interview that includes a written work sample project tentatively scheduled for late July or August 2021.

4. Successful candidates will be placed on the hiring list, based on rank, for further consideration to fill current regular vacancies, as well as others occurring over the next 12 to 24 months.

5. The probation period for this position is 12 months. For those holding civil service status, the probation period is 6 months.

6. All employment offers are conditional, pending the results of a Live Scan background screening. All selected finalists must participate in the Live Scan background screening process to remain in consideration for EBMUD employment.

Supplemental Information:
As the first step in the selection process, supplemental information must be submitted online with the regular EBMUD application and will be evaluated on a competitive basis.