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Engineer IV

Company: Liberty
Location: Tahoe Vista
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

We better the lives of our customers and communities. Purpose This position will need a thorough utility oriented engineering experience. Has primary responsibility for the engineering and design of projects totaling more than $1M. Plans and conducts work requiring judgement in the independent evaluation, selection and substantial adaptation and modification of standard techniques, procedures and criteria. Accountabilities Provides engineering evaluations, recommendations, and planning associated with the installation of new distribution facilities (required to accommodate major new business loads or general growth patterns), the upgrading of existing facilities, and the correction of undesirable system operating characteristics for special projects of a non-routine nature. Included is the assurance that all additions are technically feasible, compatible with long-range corporate guidelines and plans, and the most economical of technically feasible alternatives. For new business studies, recommendations of a minimum system capable of meeting the customer requirements and a desired system providing the best overall solution for the company are madeReviews substation transformer and circuit loadings; conducts system configuration recommendations; manages generation facility interconnection process (Rule 21, etc.); provides budget recommendations/justifications for new feeders, reconductoring, etcAssist troublemen with customer complaint investigations; assists in creating special switching procedures (eg, substation transformer paralleling) Assist "controlling party" during major outagesFull engineering design, planning, and technical assistance for Substation (Protection and Control), Distribution, and Transmission design packages. Writes technical specifications for substation equipment ensuring accuracy and proper deployment in the fieldManage Distribution System Maintenance - performs underground and overhead refurbishment analysis and makes recommendations (switch replacements or new switch installation, conductor and equipment upgrades, etc.); assists in creating and managing capital and O&M budgetsConducts voltage studies and problem amelioration; completes voltage drop calculations; conducts line voltage regulator studies: conducts placement, sizing and settings of substation voltage regulator performance review and setting changes for capacitor bank installations and controller settingsProvides contact and facilities planning (particularly for ski areas). Conducts protection analysis; performs or manages protective device coordination studies; analyze protective device performance during faults; performs fault calculations upon customer requests (switchgear ratings or arc flash calculations); performs motor starting (flicker) calculations. Performs solar and backup generator systems review and approvalPosition will be assigned direct reports and be expected to plan resources for annual budgeted substation construction workEducation and Experience Bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent 10+ years experience as a utility engineer Knowledge of protection, substation, and distribution and transmission design Proficiency in substation design preferred PE license required. Will need to file for reciprocity in CA for PE within first year Utility experience required Excellent communication and problem solving skillsWho we areWe know that the services we provide directly affect and are essential to our customers quality of life and wellbeing. From homes to hospitals, elder-care facilities to elementary schools, our customers depend on our ability to continue to provide safe and reliable energy and water services. For more than 30 years, Liberty has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to delivering clean energy and water solutions. Our rapid growth has led both our renewable energy and regulated utility services into different geographies and commodities, but our purpose remains unchanged - Sustaining Energy and Water for Life. Today, Liberty provides regulated water, electricity, and natural gas utility services to over 807,000 customers in the United States and Canada. And, our growing portfolio of clean, renewable wind, solar, hydro and thermal power generation facilities represents over 2 gigawatts (GW) of installed capacity and more than 1.6 GW of renewable energy projects under construction.Through embedding sustainability in our day-to-day business decisions and putting our customers first in all that we do, we know that we can do well by doing good. We recognize that we have a role to play in leading the energy transition towards greener solutions for our customers and communities. And, our recent recognition in the 2020 Bloomberg Gender Equality Index and as one of the Top 10 of Corporate Knights Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World ranking are testaments to our work in sustainability.About Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp:Liberty is a subsidiary of Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. (Algonquin). Algonquin is a North American diversified generation, transmission and distribution utility with $11 billion of total assets.Common shares, preferred shares, and installment receipts are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbols AQN, AQN.PR.A, AQN.PR.D, and AQN.IR. APUC's common shares are also listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol AQN. Visit our Careers Site atus on Twitter and join the conversation! @AQN_Utilities & @AQN_CareersWhat we offerCollaborative environment with a genuine flexible working policyShare purchase/match planPension PlanFree refreshmentsTop Talent ProgramVolunteer paid days offEmployee Assistance ProgramAchievement fundFree parking, including free electrical chargingWe are focused on building a diverse and inclusive workforce. If you are excited about this role, and are not certain you meet the all the qualification requirements, we encourage you to apply to further investigate the opportunity.We are an equal opportunity employer and value each persons unique background, diversity, experiences, perspectives and talents. Full participation of all employees in a safe, healthy and respectful environment is key to individual and company success. We are committed to fully utilizing the abilities of all of our employees and expect each of our employees to honor this commitment in their daily responsibilities. As part of our commitment, we work to ensure our application process is accessible to all candidates. If you require special assistance or accommodation during the hiring process, please notify the Talent Acquisition Team.

Keywords: Liberty, Reno , Engineer IV, Other , Tahoe Vista, Nevada

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