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Naperville, IL 60540
Interested in a career with a municipal electric utility at the front end of industry technology? In a learning organization offering opportunities to build upon & enhance your related skills/knowledge? With a variety of technical assignments and projects in which you can take pride? In a dynamic & challenging work environment? If you are already known for out-performing your peers, and you are interested in meaningful work, you will want to consider Naperville!
The City of Naperville’s Electric Utility seeks an aspiring Electrical Engineer to train and engage in engineering work to support a variety of electric utility functions. The successful candidate will begin their employment with a rotation through different utility operations (e.g., transmission, distribution, substations, automation, metering, and/or communication systems), preparing the Engineer ultimately to design systems and programs to support the operation and maintenance of the utility and its ability to provide services of increasing value to Naperville commercial & residential customers. Training & work schedules between multiple utility sections will be established. You will be working with equipment, vendors, customers, developers, contractors, utility staff, other City departments, and outside agencies.
Specifically, the Electrical Engineer is responsible for designing work orders and performing plan reviews for the construction of residential and/or commercial projects, improvements to electric facilities at roadways, fiber optic installations, electrical duct bank installations, and/or substation and communication projects. As a Utility Engineer, you will prepare work orders and cost estimates for utility construction projects per our Electric Utility’s documented standards; perform engineering calculations; coordinate work with other divisions, departments, and outside agencies; instruct contractors and developers in our utility’s requirements, review & inspect work by contractors and field crews; and effectively gather & assemble work & information from co-workers responsible for various portions of a project’s deliverables.
Other duties include interpreting easement requirements and reviewing easement documents, evaluating new equipment & methods, and reviewing changes to system master maps. As you grow, progress, and attain levels of proficiency, you will perform infrastructure planning and design standards.
Ultimately, to be successful in the Electrical Engineer role, after sufficient training and the building of experience, you will need to be able to analyze system performance, recognize and communicate how your design impacts utility service & reliability, and propose optimization and improvements.