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Employment Type:
Full time
Job Category:
Electrical Engineering Assistant (LP& L)
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City of Lubbock | Lubbock, TX
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Job Description


Performs para-professional engineering office and field work under direct supervision.

Essential Functions

* Prepare technical drawings for new overhead and underground facilities;
* Perform field work including surveying, staking, inspection, and coordination;
* Prepare procurement packages including material lists, material specifications, bid evaluation documents. etc.;
* Prepare cost estimates for all jobs;
* Interact with customers contractors, consultants, developers and other departments to answer questions, resolve conflicts, develop design solutions for projects;
* Supervise and assist in updating the City's maps and records regarding all improvements of new constructions of facilities;
* Analyze customer needs and perform calculations to determine required

sizes, models, types, and capacities of various electrical equipment and

* Monitor, forecast, and procure materials and equipment;
* Respond to emergency call-out during system restoration;
* Respond to citizen inquiries and complaints regarding projects;
* Perform related duties as required.


The position requires the completion of associates degree in electrical engineering or closely related field.

Two to four years of technical engineering experience in utility design; or any combination of relevant education and experience which provides the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:

Valid Current Driver's License

Physical Exam Required

Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of:

* Basic principles and practices of electrical power distribution utility construction practices;
* Engineering related computer programs;
* Basic mathematics.

Ability to:

* Ability to work under pressure;
* Effectively operate a computer and use Microsoft suite products;
* Communicate clearly and effectively, both verbal and written;
* Effectively deal with peers, public and other departments;
* Perform calculations for sizing electrical equipment and materials;
* Use AutoCAD, Microstation, and GIS software to prepare design documents;
* Operate Trimble GPS equipment and laptop computer;
* Provide excellent customer service.

Physical Requirements:

* Frequently stand and walk during the shift.
* Occasionally climb stairs, ladders, and inclined surfaces.
* Frequently bend and kneel during the shift.
* Frequently lift and carry up to 25 pounds.
* Occasionally lift and carry up to 50 pounds.
* Frequently push and pull objects.
* Frequently flex upper trunk forward at the waist and partially at the knees.
* Frequently rotate upper trunk to the right or left while sitting or standing.
* Place arms above, at, or below shoulder height.
* Coordinate eye, hand, and foot movement in order to operate a vehicle.