Job Vacancy Senior / Engineering Technician City of Oak Ridge

Job title: Senior / Engineering Technician

Company: City of Oak Ridge

Job description: Senior / Engineering Technician

Position Information:

The City of Oak Ridge is seeking highly qualified candidates for the position of Senior / Engineering Technician.

This position provides technical support to the Electrical Department system by conducting inspections, reviewing submissions, designing extensions and improvements to electrical system infrastructure, resolving technical issues, and maintaining systems and databases for system operation.

The Senior Engineering Technician is distinguished by the ability to perform electrical engineering designs, perform estimates and solve complex problems using industry specific software under the general direction of a registered professional engineer.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Reviews commercial and residential development plans prepared by others; resolves technical issues during planning and construction in accordance with applicable codes and safety regulations.
  • Researches, builds, and maintains system databases, communications systems and switching procedures which aid in the design and increase in system productivity, reliability, and facilitate system maintenance.
  • Responds to residential and commercial customer inquiries and concerns.
  • Resolves technical issues in accordance with applicable codes and safety regulations; interacts with other departments, City personnel and external agencies and organizations when required to accomplish duties.
  • Performs mathematical calculations related to electrical system design including voltage drop, fault current and conductor sizing; researches and writes equipment specifications.
  • Reviews commercial and residential development plans in order to design electrical infrastructure and make systems improvements.
  • Develops, publishes, and maintains specifications and standards and ensures projects comply with applicable state laws and departmental policies.
  • Conducts field inspections to ensure code compliance and design compliance, monitors contract performance and reviews invoices. Forwards to manager for approval.
  • Maintains and updates department record keeping systems, both paper and electronic formats.
  • Develops, publishes, maintains, and performs checking for standards and material specifications.
  • Assists other employees and departments in completion of related duties as necessary.
  • Responds to emergencies 24/7 days a week to support power restoration activities.
  • Designs modifications, extensions, and improvements to high voltage underground and overhead electrical distribution systems; ensures all designs comply with applicable safety codes, state and local laws, and departmental policies; obtains necessary easements and ensures easements are recorded.
  • Operates complex engineering software, including system software evaluating electric load, capacities, alternative feeds and conducts other system operation-related studies.
  • Associates degree in Engineering, Engineering Technology, or related field.
  • Must meet United States Citizen requirements as determined by the United States Department of Energy.
  • Associates degree in Engineering, Engineering Technology, or related field and five (5) years’ experience in electrical utilities.
  • Must meet United States Citizen requirements as determined by the United States Department of Energy.

Candidate Qualifications:

Engineering Technician

Senior Engineering Technician

Interested persons must submit an online application, along with resume no later than

12:00 noon, Friday October 28, 2022. Application may be obtained on the City of Oak Ridge website:

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Expected salary:

Location: Oak Ridge, TN

Job date: Thu, 23 Jun 2022 07:54:59 GMT

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