Department of Administrative Services

Public Utilities Engineer 2 (Electrical) (35 Hour) (6674ES)

$38.51-$52.82 Hourly / $2,695.52-$3,697.36 BiWeekly /
$70,353.07-$96,501.10 Yearly


PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection this class is accountable for independently conducting and evaluating complex engineering studies and investigations of the plant, equipment, facilities, and services of the respective utility companies to ensure customer needs are adequately met and equity is achieved among customer, societal, and corporate interests.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

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

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

May lead personnel of lower grade and clerical personnel as assigned.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Reviews proposed method and manner of construction for transmission lines; inspects completed construction; grants final approval; witnesses and verifies meter accuracy tests; establishes and ensures compliance with voltage variation specifications; reviews and evaluates various issues involving nuclear, hydro, and fossil fuel generation; cross-examines expert and utility company witnesses regarding depreciation studies, cost of services studies, capital budgeting for respective utility company facilities, and operation/maintenance of utility plants at public hearings; reviews depreciation studies; cost of service studies, detailed utility company project submittals, and utility company policy and practices for cross-examination; ensures that all cross-examination creates an evidentiary record as a basis for a legally sufficient decision; authors engineering portions of decisions and orders; acts as representative of agency at public meetings, state, regional, and federal committees and councils; develops, drafts, and interprets statutes and regulations; provides technical support to commissioners, management, audit, and consumer-assistance divisions and others; examines exhibits and reports submitted by utility companies; inspects and makes independent reports on utility plants and equipment; investigates accidents involving utility plant and equipment; conducts field surveys of accident location; interviews witnesses; prepares detailed reports of investigations; recommends action for elimination of dangerous conditions or practices; investigates and analyzes utility companies proposals to transfer ownership and to dispose of or lease real property; monitors and investigates various operations of utility companies; oversees projects of a complex and difficult nature; oversees, assists and trains engineers of lower grade as assigned; may make recommendations on policies or standards; may prepare reports and correspondence; performs related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Considerable knowledge of principles, practices, and engineering standards of the respective utility operations; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; ability to analyze and evaluate: technical engineering matters, construction budgeting and economic forecasting of the respective utility, depreciation studies, and cost of service studies; ability to utilize computer software; ability to prepare concise reports.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

Seven (7) years of experience in the field of Electrical engineering.

 

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: Field service, distribution, transmission, engineering, codes and standards, 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:

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

- Electrical

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 the respective disciplines outlined under General Experience 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. For State Employees one (1) year as a Public Utilities Engineer 1 in the area indicated by the parenthetical title may be substituted for the General and Special Experience.

JOB CLASS DESIGNATION

Classified/Competitive

OCCUPATIONAL GROUP

(11)-Engineering

BARGAINING UNIT

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

EEO

(2)-Professional

SALARY INFORMATION

ES 26

CANCELLATION CLAUSE

This cancels the existing specification for the class of Public Utilities Engineer 2 (Electrical) in Salary Group ES 26 approved December 12, 2013. (Inactivation of class)

 

EFFECTIVE DATE

7/1/18

CLASS: 6674ES; EST: 4/19/1957; REV: 7/1/2018;