This classification is responsible for system planning; system protection, equipment settings, metering, electronic controls, system maps and drawings, equipment records; assists the Senior Engineer, and the Engineering Supervisor, Distribution, with the design of electrical system distribution lines, substations and transmission lines; and assists other departments in a consulting capacity.
Duties assigned to this classification include, but are not limited to, the following examples:
Knowledge of: engineering principles used in electrical utility systems; RUS specifications and work order procedures; NESC and NEC regulations; legal descriptions, easements, and the permit application process.
Skill in: the use of personal computers and standard office equipment; surveying techniques and procedures; project management; and technical writing and communications.
Ability to: work with and supervise subordinates; read maps and blueprints; communicate effectively in both oral and written forms; make decisions independently in accordance with established policies and procedures, and use initiative and judgment in completing tasks and responsibilities in a timely and accurate manner; identify and solve problems; compose and maintain accurate records, reports and statistical data; work both collaboratively and independently to meet deadlines; maintain good working relationships with other employees, representatives of federal, state and other public agencies, contractors, engineers, and the public.