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Distribution Engineer l - Senior

at Tucson Electric Power

Posted: 7/25/2018
Job Reference #: 3380
Keywords: modeling

Job Description

UNS Energy Corporation, headquartered in Tucson, Arizona, is a subsidiary of Fortis Inc., the largest investor-owned electric and gas distribution utility in Canada. UNS Energy Corporation’s public utility subsidiaries, Tucson Electric Power Company, UNS Electric, Inc. and UNS Gas, Inc., provide electric and gas service to customers in southern and northern Arizona. For more information about UNS Energy Corporation, visit http://www.uns.com.
Tucson Electric Power provides safe, reliable electric service to approximately 414,000 customers in Southern Arizona. Although our company has been in business for more than 120 years, we continue to look for innovative ways of providing value, comfort, convenience and security to our customers every day. We’re evaluating cutting-edge energy technologies, reshaping our energy portfolio and expanding our renewable power and energy-efficiency programs. While our line of work can be challenging, it can also be rewarding. Our team of dedicated professionals values engagement, enthusiasm, innovation and collaboration.
In return, TEP offers a competitive compensation and benefits package that includes a 401k plan with a generous company match, a company-sponsored pension plan, tuition reimbursement, life insurance, long-term disability insurance and much more.
We are currently seeking a talented individual for the position of Distribution Engineer I - Senior.  The successful candidate will perform engineering studies and evaluate alternative designs or processes related to distribution facilities.  Specify material required for assigned projects and assists in the evaluation of suppliers and products.  Act as a project manager for assigned projects.
Position-Related Responsibilities
  • Provides technical direction for new business projects, expansions, system reinforcements, and public improvement projects in a designated geographical area.  Acts as project manager when necessary.
  • Develops engineering guidelines and design policies for the distribution system and keep them up-to-date in the Distribution Technical Manual.
  • Evaluate distribution equipment for the most cost effective designs including but not limited to: transformers, switches, arresters, cables and conductors.
  • Conduct annual review of all 4kV and 14kV feeder power factors and recommend changes in the amount and location of distribution capacitors as appropriate.
  • Perform system modeling and analysis to provide solutions to system operational limitations.
  • Provides engineering assistance to systems operations on an as needed basis. 
  • Prepare capital budget items and justifications for distribution system projects.
  • This position may provide services to affiliates of the Company subject to the UNS Energy Code of Conduct and the related Policies and Procedures.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Engineer l:  Will have primary responsibility for small modification or revision projects.  Will assist more experienced engineers in large projects.  Will assist in the review and revision of material and design standards.  Minimum Qualifications: High school diploma or GED.  Requires BS degree in Electrical Engineering with an emphasis in power related classes, and less than two years professional experience in an engineering role.  Requires close supervision and detailed instruction for tasks and expected results.
Engineer ll:  Will have primary responsibility for medium sized projects and act as the project engineer/manager.  May be assigned to perform technical studies as needed.   May have several projects assigned at the same time.  Requires close supervision on new aspects of assignments.  Minimum Qualifications: Minimum qualifications of Level I.  Requires two or more years professional experience as an Engineer I, or MSEE with an emphasis in power related classes.  Shall have strong analytical capabilities
Engineer III:  Will have primary responsibility for medium to large projects and act as the project engineer/manager.   May have several projects or studies assigned at the same time and may assist other engineers in large projects.  Will direct the designs of technicians when necessary.  Can represent TEP when meeting with other Companies or organizations.  Requires technical guidance and supervision on non-standard assignments projects.  Minimum Qualifications: Requires two or more years of professional experience as an Engineer II.   Preferred Qualifications:  Is a self-starter and has developed good time management skills, completing all assignments on time.  Has developed good leadership skills and is fully comfortable leading meetings and speaking in front of others
Engineer IV:  Will have primary responsibility for projects of any size or complexity and act as the project Engineer/manager.  May be assigned to perform technical studies as needed.  May have several projects assigned at the same time and may assist other engineers in large projects. Follows approved standards in design with minor modifications.  Will assist in training of less experienced engineers or technicians.  Minimum Qualifications: Requires two or more years of professional experience as an Engineer III.  Preferred Qualifications:  Is able to work independently on most projects but needs technical guidance on unusual or complex projects, and supervisory approval on proposed plans.  Time management, technical knowledge, and economic consideration are exhibited in all assignments.  Basic leadership skills have been developed.
Senior Engineer:  A top-level individual contributor who may be assigned any project that is within the section’s responsibilities.  Approves design changes and creates new design standards.  They will be the primary source of training for the section and will share information openly.   Will assist in personnel selection.  Can represent TEP when meeting with other Companies or organizations.   Primary focus will be on supervisory skills training, but must be technically proficient.  Provides direct backup support for section Supervisor in allocating work assignments to other engineering personnel, preparing and doing performance evaluation and assist in manpower planning.  Makes decisions independently and does not require guidance or supervision on any technical or project management duty.  Needs guidance only on overall objectives, policy matters or critical issues.  Minimum Qualifications: Requires two or more years of professional experience as an Engineer IV.  Proficient in all aspects of time management, project organization, and technical analysis. Demonstrates strong leadership skills and supports all decision making with superior technical knowledge and economic analysis.  

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