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Reference # : 17-04805 Title : Civil Engr 3 - Transmission Lines
Location : Vancouver
Position Type : Contract
Experience Level : 10 Years Start Date / End Date : 11/13/2017 / 11/17/2018  
Description
Summary: Provides professional engineering expertise in assisting project manager and other engineering personnel in implementing projects, supporting field maintenance crews and other related engineering activities.

Typical Tasks may include but are not limited to:
? Perform engineering duties in planning and design, and provide technical guidance regarding the construction and maintenance of building structures, and facilities, such as substations, transmission towers
? Provide technical advice regarding design, construction, or program modifications and structural repairs to industrial and managerial personnel.
? Inspect project sites to monitor progress and ensure conformance to design specifications and safety or sanitation standards.
? Estimate quantities and cost of materials, equipment, or labor to determine project feasibility.
? Test soils and materials to determine the adequacy and strength of foundations, concrete, asphalt, or steel.
? Compute load and grade requirements, water flow rates, and material stress factors to determine specifications.
? Plan and design various systems and structures, following construction and government standards, using design software and drawing tools.
? Analyze survey reports, maps, drawings, blueprints, aerial photography, and other topographical or geologic data to plan projects.

Specific Tasks:
? Provides engineering support to BPA?s Research and Development projects, solves routine and special engineering problems related to transmission and fiber optic line design; produces transmission line design documents and drawings needed to support the capital and expense programs; and provides assistance in tailoring engineering design tools for use in standard cases and developing design strategies for unusual construction and material requirements.
? Works with other engineers on the coordination of necessary activities to establish the most effective location of facilities, considering performance, cost, environmental impacts, and problems related to public issues.
? Monitors the progress of the overall design of assigned projects, interacting extensively with the BPA Project Manager and other engineers, documenting all pertinent changes encountered as well as their impacts. Initiates necessary adjustments to the workflow while remaining in continual contact with the Project Manager to alert appropriate personnel of any work slippage or other consequences.
? Works with other engineers to design special installations for unusual conditions where standards or precedent designs are not applicable. Completes special design studies as assigned where unique or unusually complex problems are involved.
? Reviews and checks designs prepared by other engineers and technicians to ensure accuracy, adequacy, and conformance to BPA?s requirements and design parameters. Reviews and evaluates prepared drawings, material certifications and submittals for conformance to the design specifications.
? Provides technical assistance to the line-rating engineer and provides Quality Assurance/Quality Control assistance for transmission line materials and specifications on an as needed basis; develop, coordinate, and evaluate estimates for the line upgrade and refurbishment programs with other design groups; investigate unusual mechanical and electrical phenomena involving conductor design and operation; and develop corrective measures to problems that occur on existing transmission lines or during construction of new lines.
? Provides sag-tension calculations for conductor, fiber optic cable and overhead ground wire, interpret, collect, coordinate, and review design and field data for use in Transmission Services databases to produce accurate transmission line models for engineering analysis.

Desired Skills:
? Ability to analyze and design complex installations, facilities or structures using the latest techniques and applicable standards.
? Ability to participate and perform effectively in a project team environment and effectively manage multiple work assignments and changing priorities.
? Ability to provide overall coordination for the design and construction of various facilities including project scheduling and estimating.
? Ability to review and evaluate packages prepared by technicians (including drawings, material certifications, and submittals for conformance to the design specifications).

Desired Skills (continued):
? Skill in oral and written communication to effectively fulfill stakeholder/ customer/team requirements.
? Knowledge of civil/mechanical engineering concepts, principals, and practices associated with and applicable to design of high voltage transmission lines.
? Ability to design transmission lines and related hardware for a utility using the latest analysis techniques and applicable codes such as ASTM Standards, IEEE standards and guides NESC, etc. for design integrity and safety.
? Ability to plan and organize design projects including troubleshooting design problems, determining appropriate design methods, and resolving problems.

Typical Work Activities may include any of the following:
? Making Decisions and Solving Problems
? Communicating with Management, Peers, or Co-workers
? Drafting, Laying Out, and Specifying Technical Devices, Parts, and Equipment
? Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards
? Interacting With Computers
? Analyzing Data or Information
? Estimating the Quantifiable Characteristics of Products, Events, or Information
? Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge
? Communicating with Persons Outside Organization

Knowledge ? The specific position may require any or all of the following:
? Engineering and Technology ? Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
? Design ? Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
? Building and Construction ? Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of houses, buildings, or other structures such as highways and roads.
? Mathematics ? Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
? Physics ? Knowledge and prediction of physical principles, laws, their interrelationships, and applications to understanding fluid, material, and atmospheric dynamics, and mechanical, electrical, atomic and sub- atomic structures and processes.
? Transportation ? Knowledge of principles and methods for moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road, including the relative costs and benefits.
? Administration and Management ? Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
? Customer and Personal Service ? Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer services.
? Public Safety and Security ? Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.

Skills ? The specific position may require any or all of the following:
? Complex Problem Solving ? Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
? Critical Thinking ? Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
? Judgment and Decision Making ? Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions
? Reading Comprehension ? Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
? Active Listening ? Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate.
? Time Management ? Managing one's own time and the time of others.
? Active Learning ? Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.

Abilities ? The specific position may require any or all of the following:
? Problem Sensitivity ? The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
? Deductive Reasoning ? The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce sensible answers
? Inductive Reasoning ? The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions
? Information Ordering ? The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
? Mathematical Reasoning ? The ability to choose the right mathematical methods or formulas to solve a problem.
? Oral Comprehension ? The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through speaking
? Oral Expression ? The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
? Visualization ? The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged.

Education, Experience, Job Training:
? Bachelor of Engineering degree and practical experience required.
? 10+ years Experience in a civil/mechanical engineering position to plan or design transmission lines within the construction industry.

Work Styles
? Analytical Thinking ? Attention to Detail ? Integrity ? Dependability ? Initiative ? Achievement/Effort ? Persistence ? Adaptability/Flexibility ? Stress Tolerance ? Leadership