Civil Structural Engineer (CONTRACT ROLE)

at Tucson Electric Power
Location Tucson
Date Posted May 12, 2021
Category Trades & Services
Job Type Not Specified

Description

We are recruiting for a Senior level Civil Structural Engineer (CONTRACT ROLE) for our Engineering Department in Tucson, AZ.

Civil/Structural Engineer - Contract Role

Position Description

Create engineering designs, construction drawing packages, and related specifications for projects in the assigned engineering group. Performs engineering studies, design calculations and evaluates alternative designs or processes related to, company facilities, land resources, sitting requirements, substations, communication towers, transmission lines, underground electrical systems and associated Civil, Structural and Transmission Standards. Specifies material required for assigned projects and assists in the evaluation of suppliers and products.

Position-Related Responsibilities

  • Develops designs and evaluates possible alternatives to meet both major and minor substation, communication tower or transmission line >25kV project requirements. The primary design responsibilities encompass site preparation of the substation or pole location of the communication tower or transmission line, foundation design, steel support design, writing material specification and ordering various structures as needed. Works closely with the project manager on overall project management from inception to energizing.
  • Develops detailed design specifications and standards appropriate for the use in compiling material lists, procurement activities for equipment, materials and service required for project completion.
  • Evaluates, from an engineering standpoint, vendors, manufacturers, equipment and/or components available to meet assignment specifications and recommends awards that optimize cost and reliability.
  • Provides budgetary estimates of projects for departmental or interdepartmental incorporation into the Capital Budget.
  • Develops and monitors work progress on project schedules to assure proper coordination of events during the design, construction, testing and energizing phases of a project.
  • Initiates job tasks (work orders) and tracks expenditures as may be required to complete Capital Budget project assignments.
  • Leads formal and informal meetings concerning assigned projects and is able to communicate effectively with all levels of personnel both in the office and field crews.
  • Assists with departmental and interdepartmental training to assure proper installation, operation and/or maintenance of substation or transmission equipment when requested.
  • Assigns, directs and reviews the work of assigned engineers and/or other employees associated with an assignment. Consults on problems of a technical nature encountered during various work assignments.
  • Provide forensic review of failed structure and soil erosion issues to provide technical guidance for rectification as a technical expert.
  • Reports to the section Engineering Supervisor or Superintendent and performs other assignments as requested.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Engineer IV

Description: Primary responsibility for any small, large or complex projects.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Six (6) years or more professional experience at an electric utility company in a Civil/Transmission engineering role or illustrate equal competency.
  • Requires minimal supervision in project assignments and requires technical guidance only on unusual or complex problems.
  • Must possess working knowledge of PLS CADD.
  • Moderate understanding of use and operations of Civil 3D software.
  • Must possess working knowledge of STADD software..
  • Has attained Arizona Registration as a Professional Engineer (P.E.).
  • Capable of developing specifications for various structures, material, and construction practices.
  • Ability to design foundations for oil containment, rock anchors, wall footings, and slope stabilization structures.

Engineer Senior

Description:

  • 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. Will be the first option in performing technical studies and applying new designs.
  • Will assist in personnel selection.
  • Provides leadership to the section from both a technical standpoint as well as assumes supervisory responsibility when needed.
  • Provides direct backup support for section Supervisor in allocating work assignments to other engineering personnel and assist in manpower planning.
  • Will be the primary source of training for the section and will share information openly.
  • Will act as a technical mentor to new or less experienced engineers.

Qualifications:

  • Eight (8) years or more professional experience at an electric utility company in a Civil/Transmission engineering role or illustrate equal competency.
  • Is able to work independently
  • Requires minimal supervision in project assignments and requires technical guidance only on unusual or complex problems.
  • Time management, technical knowledge, and economic consideration are exhibited in all assignments.
  • Must possess working knowledge of PLS CADD.
  • Moderate understanding of use and operations of Civil 3D software.
  • Must possess working knowledge of STADD software..
  • Has attained Arizona Registration as a Professional Engineer (P.E.).
  • Capable of developing specifications for various structures, material, and construction practices.
  • Ability to design foundations for oil containment, rock anchors, wall footings, and slope stabilization structures.
  • Proficient in all aspects of time management, project organization, and technical analysis.
  • Demonstrates leadership skills and supports all decision making with superior technical knowledge and economic analysis.
  • Makes decisions independently and does not require guidance or supervision on any technical activity.
  • Only requires supervision on overall objectives, critical issues and new concepts.