Department of Administrative Services

Public Utilities Engineer 3 (35 Hour) (6672EE)

$43.94-$61.50 Hourly / $3,076.02-$4,304.91 BiWeekly /
$80,284.12-$112,358.15 Yearly


PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection this class is accountable for acting as a working lead and/or for performing the highest level, most complex engineering studies and investigations of equipment, plants, operations, quality/adequacy of customer service, and records and accounts of public utility companies, specializing in an engineering capacity in one of the following areas: electric, nuclear, gas, water/sewer or telecommunications.

GUIDELINES FOR JOB CLASS USE

When used as a working lead: This job level is reserved for an employee reporting to a supervisory level class who is assigned full-time lead responsibilities over employees in a unit while performing unit work activities. Assigned lead responsibilities may include the supervisory type activities outlined below in the first paragraph under Examples of Duties.

A working lead level employee reports to a supervisor and normally is assigned lead responsibility for a unit having a minimum of two (2) other engineers as well as technical and clerical staff. For supervisory type duties performed by a working lead, the final approval/"sign-off" authority is vested in the supervisory level employee to whom the lead employee reports.

When used to perform the most complex tasks within a unit, work must clearly exceed the norm and include a concentration of highly advanced functions within assigned disciplines. Class use is on a limited or exceptional basis.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Receives general direction from a Public Utilities Supervisor of Technical Analysis or other employee of higher grade.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

Leads professional and technical staff as assigned.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

When used as a working lead: As assigned by a supervisor, may distribute, prioritize, oversee and review unit work; may provide staff training and assistance; may conduct or assist in conducting performance evaluations; may act as a liaison with operating units, agencies, consultant staffs and other outside officials regarding unit policies and procedures; may recommend policies and standards; may prepare reports and correspondence; performs related duties as required.

Performs the highest level of utility engineering studies and analyses; reviews analyses of and reports on original cost, depreciation planning and construction program studies and engineering exhibits submitted by utility companies; makes analyses in exceptionally difficult or complex cases; may act as expert witness in the prosecutorial unit or in court; has principal engineering responsibility in more complex cost studies; maintains rules and standards of equipment and service for electric, nuclear, gas, water/sewer and telecommunication companies; may provide technical expertise for nuclear prudence investigations and event analysis; may determine decommissioning costs for nuclear power plants; investigates accidents involving public utilities; oversees meter testing procedures; performs duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Considerable knowledge of relevant agency policies and procedures; considerable knowledge of relevant state and federal laws, statutes, and regulations; considerable knowledge of basic engineering principles and techniques; considerable knowledge of standard equipment, operating methods and practices of electric, nuclear, gas, water/sewer and telecommunication companies; considerable knowledge of principles and practices of governmental regulation of public utilities; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; ability to utilize computer software; ability to prepare technical reports; some lead ability.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

Eight (8) years of experience as an engineer in the field of electrical, nuclear, gas, telecommunications or water.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE

The preceding experience must have included two (2) years in one of the following areas:

A. Utility company operations experience, such as:

ELECTRICAL: Field service, distribution, transmission, engineering, codes and standards, or regulation;
NUCLEAR: Power plant operations, prudence investigations, licensing, nuclear event analysis, engineering, decomissioning cost review and regulation.
GAS: Field service, distribution, transmission, engineering, codes and standards, or regulation;
TELECOMMUNICATIONS: Head-end technical operations, central office operations, distribution, engineering, codes and standards, or regulation;
WATER/SEWER: Design, construction, distribution, engineering, or regulation.

B. Management audit of the respective utility operations described in (A).

C. Utility company regulation.

D. Experience totaling one (1) year in at least two of the following areas:

Preparation of depreciation studies, or technical critiquing and report writing on such studies.

Preparation of detailed cost of service studies, or technical critiquing and report writing on such studies.

Preparation of studies of appropriate installations, including determination of required capital improvements and report writing, or technical critiquing and report writing on such studies. Appropriate installations are:

-ELECTRICAL: Electrical
-NUCLEAR: Nuclear power plants and facilities
-GAS: Pressure piping
-TELECOMMUNICATIONS: CATV or telephone systems
-WATER/SEWER: Water utility system design

Development of engineering safety codes or recommended practices for appropriate installations, or development of operating procedures to comply with such codes or practices.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED

1. College training in engineering may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.
2. A Master's degree in engineering may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
3. For State Employees one (1) year as a Public Utilities Engineer 2 may be substituted for the General and Special Experience

COMPENSATION GUIDELINES

1. The classification of Public Utilities Engineer 3 is assigned to Salary Group ES 28a.
2. Employees shall proceed through that salary group and then shall proceed to the maximum salary of Salary Group ES 29.
3. The Job Code is identified as Salary Plan EE in CORE-CT.

JOB CLASS DESIGNATION

Classified/Competitive

OCCUPATIONAL GROUP

(11)-Engineering

BARGAINING UNIT

(15)-ENG, SCIEN, TECH P-4

EEO

(2)-Professional

SALARY INFORMATION

EE 28

CANCELLATION CLAUSE

This replaces the existing specification for the class of Public Utilities Engineer 3 in Salary Group ES 28 approved effective July 17, 2012. (2013 SCOPE Review)

EFFECTIVE DATE

12/27/2013

CLASS: 6672EE; EST: 6/29/1933; REV: 12/27/2013;