Performs intermediate professional and administrative work in the development, design and operation of electrical engineering projects, line additions, relocations and rebuilding of an electric distribution system.
Conducting research; inspecting construction sites; designing plans and drafting specifications; reviewing and commenting on submitted plans.
(The following tasks are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.)
Designs and prepares plans for construction of overhead and underground lines, including new construction, reconductoring and rebuilding of old lines.
Stakes job sites and establishes locations for poles, transformers and u/g cable.
Meets with land developers, industrial and residential customers and others to obtain service requirements and propose locations of utilities.
Prepares and obtains easements, rights-of-way, State road encroachments and railroad encroachments.
Prepares cost estimates for labor, equipment and materials.
Makes surveys and studies based on economic and engineering practices in order to prepare plans for proposed construction projects
Reviews plans for proposed projects to ensure compliance with National Electric Safety Code, National Electric Code and City of New Bern utility design standards and good design practice.
Drafts specifications for equipment, materials, maintenance and the operation of an electrical system
Makes on-site inspections of work to ensure compliance with plans and safety codes.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Thorough knowledge of the theory, principles and practices of electrical engineering as related to the preparation of plans and specifications; thorough knowledge of modern methods and techniques as applied to the design, construction and maintenance of electric utility infrastructure; skill in the use of electrical engineering instruments and equipment; ability to climb in and around excavations, visit overhead and underground project locations for inspection purposes; ability to prepare technical reports in connection with electric utility projects; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with City officials, associates, contractors and the general public; ability to communicate ideas effectively, both orally and in writing.
Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with major work in electrical engineering, electrical engineering technology, or related field and some engineering design experience.
Possession of an appropriate driver's license valid in the State of North Carolina.
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The City of New Bern Department of Public Utilities is community-owned and committed to the values of a professional, hometown, customer-first utility. Working together as a partner with our community, we deliver high quality electric, water, and sewer service to over 25,000 customers located in New Bern and the surrounding areas.