Seattle City Light, a department of the City of Seattle, is one of the nationâ€™s largest municipally owned utilities in terms of the number of customers served. Over the years we have worked very hard to keep Seattle's electricity affordable, reliable, and environmentally sound. Today, City Light is a recognized national leader in energy efficiency and environmental stewardship. We are seeking two electrical engineers who enjoy travel to beautiful and scenic hydro generating facilities located in the State of Washington. As an Assistant Electrical Engineer, the candidates will have the opportunity to work on a variety of challenging capital improvement projects and participate in the O&M activities that strengthen and improve the reliable operation of these plants. These positions will both report to the supervisor of the Plant Maintenance team.
The Assistant Electrical Engineer for Power Production Maintenance Electrical Engineering group serves as an engineer to assist with equipment maintenance, NERC maintenance plans, and review test results and provide field support to crews. You will assist a Senior or Associate Engineer who takes a lead role in the selection, procurement, installation, testing, acceptance, maintenance of apparatus, equipment structures, materials and related systems for generators, high voltage substations, transmission, distribution, protection, measurement and control of electricity. Activities include: Assist a Senior or Associate Engineer who supports field crews with field testing of major equipment; such as generators, breakers, power transformers, bushings, instrument transformers like current or potential transformers, and relays (solid state and electro-mechanical relays); Collect test results such as; DGA, Power Factor, Breaker Timing, Megger, DC Hi Pot, saturation curves and etc.; Assist the Senior Engineer in providing a condition assessment of the above major equipment ; Assist a Senior or Associate Engineer in relaying system design and improvements to generators, transmission and distribution Participate in the forensic analysis of failed electrical components following a fault at the station; Participate in various CIP projects as the entry level design engineer; Assist the lead engineer with the NERC/WECC mandated generator testing and modeling we are required to perform annually; Help troubleshoot an array of thin clients throughout the generating plants, including the Bently Temperature and Vibration monitoring equipment, AREVA meters, and various other devices such as relays, transducers, Partial Discharge monitoring equipment; Perform Arc Flash analysis for various generating plants using SKM software, identify potential high arc flash incidents, and develop mitigating plans to address the arc flash hazards.
Education: Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. Certification/License: Driverâ€™s License or equivalent mobility.
Desired Qualifications: Familiar with AutoCAD, Word, Excel, and Relay settings software. Exposure to test results such as; DGA, Power Factor, Breaker Timing, Megger, DC Hi Pot, saturation curves and etc. Exposure in Relay system design in generators, transmission and distribution systems. Exposure to testing, acceptance, maintenance of apparatus, equipment structures, materials and related systems for generators, high voltage substations, transmission, distribution, protection, measurement and control of electricity. Ability to prioritize work to meet project deadlines, and adapt to shifting priorities. Demonstrated ability to manage multiple complex projects and diverse teams in a constantly changing environment. Ability to be proficient in business communications to write clear, professional letters, memos, reports and to give presentations to staff, management and government agencies. Job offers are contingent on the verification of credentials and other information required by the employment process including the completion of a background check which includes criminal history and driving history review. Want to know more about Seattle City Light? Check out our web page: http://www.seattle.gov/light/ .