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Reference # : 18-00189 Title : Electrical Engr 3 - Data Systems and Revenue Metering
Location : Vancouver, WA
Experience Level : Start Date / End Date : 03/26/2018 / 03/30/2019  
Summary: This function in the RAS and Data Systems group is to design the revenue metering, and remote and local data acquisition systems for BPA power substations and electrical facilities and the specification and ordering of materials for construction of these facilities. Data Systems and Revenue Metering include, but are not limited to: power system control, systems used for data acquisition (discrete alarm, transducer, and telemetry systems), remote power system control, SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition), remote terminal unites, revenue metering, events recording, substation annunciation, and digital fault recording. These functions include production of drawings and design documents, initiation of equipment procurement, generation of material requests, purchase requisitions and bills of materials, development of design standards and standard specifications and initiation of construction contracts for electrical projects. Support and expertise is provided to other organizations in development of plans, estimates, customer agreements, contract management and resolution of field problems. Project management duties may also be required and assigned as needed.

Typical Tasks may include but are not limited to:
? Confer with engineers, internal customers, and others to discuss existing or potential engineering projects
? Plan/implement research methodology and procedures to apply principles of electrical theory to engineering projects.
? Prepare specifications for purchase of materials and equipment.
? Design, implement, maintain, and improve electrical instruments, equipment, facilities, components, products, and systems.
? Operate computer-assisted engineering and design software and equipment to perform engineering tasks.
? Create electrical drawings, reports and calculations to support the engineering solutions for electrical systems.
? Direct and coordinate construction, installation, maintenance, support, documentation, or testing activities to ensure compliance with specifications, codes, and customer requirements.
? Perform detailed calculations to compute and establish construction, and installation standards and specifications.
? Inspect completed installations and observe operations to ensure conformance to design and equipment specifications and compliance with operational and safety standards.
? Assumes responsibility for significant work components within large projects.
? May act as local project manager over projects, coordinating multi-skilled, multi-discipline work groups. Writes/reviews written work plans/functional tests.
? Performs troubleshooting and provides technical support to craft/customer personnel.
? Attends project scoping meetings or design reviews, recommends changes to specification diagrams based on technical and operational issues.
? May provide field man-hour estimates, and develop outage/transition plans to facilitate project implementation. Works with design staff during engineering phase to understand design philosophy and provide field information/valid requirements.
? Applies diversified knowledge of engineering principles/practices in broad areas of assignments and related fields.

Specific Tasks:
The data systems and revenue metering engineer will:
? Be responsible for the designs of new substations, changes and additions to existing substations and other electrical facilities, including all necessary studies and design calculations in order to develop protective relaying and local control design drawings and specify material/equipment to be used in the construction of substations.
? Guide the pre-construction planning, engineering and design efforts for installation of substation equipment and other electrical systems in BPA substations.
? Establish the engineering requirements and technical and design parameters for the development of substation equipment and facilities, and ensures that they meet all functional, operational, maintenance, reliability, and safety requirements.
? Act as project manager for assigned projects to assure compliance with budgets, schedules, technical scope, and overall quality of the projects.
? Make recommendations and provide interpretations on the application of the National Electrical Code and the National Electrical Safety Code to substation work and other related projects. Apply applicable national standards in the design of substations.

Desired Skills:
? Ability to analyze and design complex installations, facilities or structures using latest techniques and 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
? Ability to review and evaluate packages prepared by technicians (including drawings, material certifications, and submittals for conformance to the design specifications).

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

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.
? Computers and Electronics ? Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
? 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.
? Mechanical ? Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
? 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:
? Active Listening ? Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate.
? Troubleshooting ? Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
? Critical Thinking ? Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
? Reading Comprehension ? Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
? Complex Problem Solving ? Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
? Technology Design ? Generating or adapting equipment and technology to serve user needs.
? Active Learning ? Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
? Systems Analysis ? Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.
? Judgment and Decision Making ? Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions
? Time Management ? Managing one's own time and the time of others.

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
? 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.
? Written Comprehension ? The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
? 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).

Education, Experience, Job Training:
? Bachelor of Engineering degree and practical experience required.
? Must have knowledge of engineering concepts, principals, and practices applicable to components and facilities.
? 10+ years Experience Required

Work Styles
? Attention to Detail ? Analytical Thinking ? Dependability ? Persistence ? Initiative ? Integrity ? Cooperation ? Adaptability/Flexibility ? Independence ? Stress Tolerance