Under general direction plans, implements, coordinates, and maintains management control and supervision over all transmission, substation and distribution engineering; performs other related work as required. The Engineering Manager is responsible for the management, supervision and administration of all Alameda Municipal Power (AMP) electric system planning, engineering, specifications, and design activities. This is a senior level professional engineer classification. Incumbents perform management, administrative, and supervisory and program management duties, develop policy recommendations, and make decisions or select courses of action based on data supplied by subordinate engineers, as well as perform complex technical calculations and design work. Work in the class is distinguished from that of lower classes by the overall responsibility for major and/or complex engineering projects or assignments, by the level and extent of management, administrative, and supervisory responsibilities, and/or by the level of professional specialization and expertise required. Advanced technical skill, professional specialization and certification are required and will vary according to assignment.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Plans, coordinates and supervises professional and technical engineering work in connection with AMP projects.
Performs design management ensuring regulatory compliance and overall coordination of complex engineering projects, including providing technical guidance and/or supervision to contract, consulting, and/or AMP and City staff; performs related contract administration, project schedule coordination, interagency coordination, quality control, field decisions, tests, etc.
Prepares or directs forecasts system demand, energy requirements, load characteristics, and other factors pertinent to system planning.
Identifies, evaluates prepares, reviews and makes recommendations, and supervises the preparation of plans, specifications, cost estimates and contracts; prepares feasibility and economic studies to develop short?range and long?range plans for expansion and improvement of the system including cost estimating, time material requirements and scheduling requirements.
Directs and monitors the work of architects, consultants, professional engineering firms and general construction contractors; coordinates related negotiation and contract preparation; negotiates and prepares change orders and extra work orders.
Supervises and is responsible for the review of plans, computations and upgrades to AMP engineering standards.
Coordinates activities with and provides specialized professional guidance to other work units and divisions, City departments, contractors, consultants, developers, property owners and outside agencies.
Researches new concepts and technologies; participates in new program development as assigned.
Prepares and may present various studies, analyses and reports; attends various seminars, meetings and conferences; provides information to and resolves issues with other divisions/departments, contractors, consultants, developers, property owners and outside agencies.
Assists and administers capital and expense budget planning and material forecasting.
Provides management, supervision, evaluation and training for assigned staff.
Attends and periodically makes presentations at the monthly Public Utilities Board and other City meetings, and shares minutes with staff.
Prepares and reviews purchase specifications needed to acquire material and services related to system reliability, expansion and improvement.
Provides general technical direction and supervision in the planning, implementation and maintenance of system maps and records required for the efficient operation, maintenance, expansion and improvement of the system.
Conducts or supervises the review and analysis of new equipment, methods and materials pertinent to the improvement, operation and maintenance of the system and makes recommendations.
Coordinates and directs Engineering section staff to resolve service problems with customers.
Acts as a subject matter expert and supervises staff to ensure compliance with engineering responsibilities related to the NERC, WECC compliance program.
The examination process may include an application and supplemental questionnaire evaluation, a written exam, a performance exam, and/or an oral interview. The examination process may test for, but is not limited to, the essential knowledge and abilities listed in the job specification and announcement and will be designed to provide a comprehensive review of each candidate’s technical knowledge and overall suitability for the position. Qualified applicants will be notified of the exact date, time, and location of examinations approximately two weeks in advance. If applicants have not received written notice at least one week prior to the tentative test date listed in the flyer, they should contact the City of Alameda Human Resources Department at (510) 747-4900.
Candidates passing all components of the examination process will be placed on an Eligible List. A list of names is certified to the department(s) having vacancies based on the type of examination conducted pursuant to the provision of the City’s Civil Service Rules. Final selection will be made from the Eligible List by the Department Head subject to approval by the City Manager. The Department Head may utilize additional selection procedures to make a final hiring decision. Placement on an Eligible List does not guarantee employment. Tie scores will be broken by giving priority to the candidate with the highest rating on the most heavily weighted portion of the exam or if weighted 100% on any given portion, based on the earliest application date and time. Prior to appointment, a thorough reference check will be conducted which may include a credit check and background. The selection process may be evaluated and revised based on the number of qualified applicants. Federal law requires that prior to employment, you must furnish proof of your identity and eligibility for employment in the United States, as required the U.S. Department of Justice.
Apply In-Person at the City of Alameda Human Resources Department (Monday-Thursday, 8am-6pm), 2263 Santa Clara Avenue, Room 290, Alameda, CA 94501.
Applications along with Supplemental Questionnaire must be filed no later than 5 p.m. on the last date to apply. No photocopies or facsimiles are accepted. It is the applicant's responsibility to allow adequate delivery time. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed City Application.
VETERAN’S PREFERENCE CREDIT: A job applicant qualifies as a veteran if honorably discharged from active military, reservist, or National Guard duty of at least 18 consecutive months within the past five (5) years of the date of application. In case of discharge attributable to service-connected injuries or illnesses, the 18 months active duty requirement need not be fulfilled. An applicant claiming veteran’s preference credit must attach to their application, a legible copy of their DD-214 verifying the type of discharge and date(s) of active service. NO OTHER DOCUMENTATION WILL BE ACCEPTED.
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
The City of Alameda encourages minorities, women and the disabled to apply. It is the City's policy that all aspects of employment and promotion shall be without regard to sex, marital status or disability (except where dictated by requirements of the position), race, sexual orientation, political affiliation, religious creed, color, national origin or age. Qualified disabled persons must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with reasonable accommodations. No individual may pose a direct threat to the health or safety of himself/herself or other individuals in the workplace. Barring undue hardship, reasonable accommodations can be made in the application and examination process for disabled individuals or for religious reasons. Requests for reasonable accommodation should be made in advance to the Human Resources Department. Hearing Impaired TDD (510) 522-7538.
The information contained herein is subject to change and does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract.
Possession of the employment standards does not assure advancement to the Examination or placement on the Eligible List. This is a competitive examination where a candidate’s performance in the Examination will be judged in comparison with the core competencies required of the job. To be considered, applicants should possess the combination of education and experience necessary to prove the required knowledge and abilities for the position. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
Education/Experience & Other Requirements
Graduation from an accredited college with a degree in electrical engineering and registration by examination as a professional electrical engineer in the State of California.
Six (6) years of progressively responsible professional engineer experience in electrical utility power engineering, at least three (3) years of which must have been in a senior supervisory capacity.
Selected positions may require possession of a valid California Driver's License and satisfactory driving record as a condition of initial and continued employment.
Additional relevant licensing or certification may be required based upon project needs or requirements.
KNOWLEDGE OF electrical engineering principles and practices as applied to municipal electric engineering; engineering construction project management methods; materials and methods used in design, construction and coordination of designated engineering projects; laws, rules, regulations, codes and ordinances applicable to electrical engineering; safe work practices and procedures.
ABILITY TO effectively manage, plan, coordinate and supervise electrical engineering and program management work and related activities, functions and services; manage multiple complex major projects simultaneously; demonstrate effective leadership and gain consensus an support; prepare, read, and interpret plans, specifications and descriptions and technical reports; interpret and apply complex governmental regulations; effectively present technical information to a non-technical audience; establish and maintain accurate records; plan, administer and evaluate work programs and schedules, draw valid conclusions and project consequences of decisions and recommendations; prepare complex technical studies and reports; operate computer equipment and utilize specialized software; set priorities, meet deadlines, and make sound decisions; maintain level of knowledge required for satisfactory job performance; communicate effectively; establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, contractors, consultants, the general public and representatives of other agencies, supervise, train and evaluate assigned staff.
Additional Salary Information: Excellent benefits including a 4 day, 36 hour work week schedule
130 Years of Providing Public Power to Alameda
The electric utility industry began around 1882 when Thomas Edison set up the first commercial power station in lower Manhattan. Just five short years later, in 1887, the City of Alameda paid $20,000 for the installation of 13 streetlights and a 90-kW generating station to power them. And with that, the oldest public electric utility west of the Mi...ssissippi was created — right here in Alameda!
Today, the City of Alameda is still in the power business and still trendsetters. Now known as Alameda Municipal Power (AMP), we have survived a century and a quarter of utility mergers that created utility behemoths in others places.
AMP has provided safe, reliable power at lower rates without sacrificing service to power our community. We maintain local control so that we can re-invest in the island and provide value to enrich our lives, businesses and the community. In fact, since 1887, AMP has contributed more than $75 million to the City of Alameda’s General Fund.
We’ve seen a lot of change in 130 years, but through it all there’s been one constant: You, the residents and businesses of Alameda. We’re as committed today to delivering safe and reliable electricity to you as we were in 1887. We’ll continue to invest in new and improved ways of doing business to manage costs, improve our service, and improve the environment. Thanks to you, we’re looking forward to another 100-plus years.