Electrical Distribution Systems Engineer

Big Bear Lake, CA 92315

Employment Type: Direct Hire Industry: Engineering Job Number: 16676 Pay Rate: 93,755 – 126,670

Job Description


JOB DESCRIPTION:

The Electrical Distribution Systems Engineer will evaluate, analyze and track a variety of regulatory requirements issued by numerous governmental agencies that impact Company's capital projects and field operations. The Electrical Distribution Systems Engineer’s primary duty is to evaluate and monitor each project from beginning through end and to ensure that all federal, state, county and city regulatory requirements are met and to ensure continued compliance with such regulations.

JOB SUMMARY:

Performs a variety of Engineering compliance activities including environmental and code compliance / analysis with federal, state and local government agencies. Develops and integrates the BVES, Inc. capital projects long range plan ensuring compliance with current and future regulatory requirements. The incumbent will also be responsible for ensuring Engineering and Operations are compliant with Cal/OSHA requirements. This position requires a strong understanding of electric utility distribution systems, environmental, code compliance, and advance use of spreadsheets, AutoCAD, GIS, and other engineering enterprise systems. The incumbent interfaces with a variety internal departments and levels of management as well as external government agencies on a regular basis; therefore, good communication skills are essential.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Manages and ensure BVES, Inc. equipment (electrical components, etc.) are complaint with federal, state and local regulatory requirements (environmental, safety, licensing, testing, etc.)
  • Recommends projects to improve reliability and availability of the electrical distribution system
  • Performs standard electrical distribution engineering design and planning activities to include overhead and underground systems and substations
  • Performs work site surveillance to ensure compliance with work order and/or contract specifications. Audits completed work orders to ensure work is accurately documented and that the work performed is compliant with specifications
  • Performs internal audits on compliance with California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) mandated General Orders (GO) 95 and 165
  • Reviews work orders to ensure compliance with electrical engineering design standards
  • Interfaces with and represents BVES, Inc. with applicable federal, state and local agencies regarding compliance issues
  • Establish and execute effective programs to evaluate each project from beginning to end and to ensure that all federal, state, county and city regulatory requirements are met
  • Manage and ensure successful permitting and compliance with requirements from federal agencies including the US Forest Service, the US Bureau of Land Management and the US Fish and Wildlife Service
  • Manage and ensure successful permitting and compliance with requirements from state and local government agencies including California Department of Fish and Game, the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH, also known as Cal/OSHA), the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), the Department of Transportation (DOT), the State Water Resource Control Board, the California Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD)
  • Manage California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) process when required for projects
  • Represents BVES, Inc. at industry related events and conferences
  • Manages schedules and reviews designs prepared by outside contractors to ensure compliance with company standards, safety orders, and governmental regulations
  • Acts in a lead capacity to plan, design, cost estimate, coordinate, and manage, modifications and or additions to company electrical facilities, including financial responsibility of project from onset through completion
  • Timely and professional correspondence with BVES, Inc. customers, stakeholders, and vendors
  • Ability to effectively manage several concurrent projects that vary in complexity and priority
  • Performs other duties as assigned

 

REQUIRED SKILLS & MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering (preferred), Civil Engineering or closely related field
  • Professional Engineer’s (PE) license in the California is strongly desired. Note, that if the applicant does not have a PE in California, the applicant will be required to obtain a California PE license within 12 months of employment at BVES, Inc. in this position
  • Strong experience with overhead and underground distribution and substation design. Knowledge of SCADA and automated grid systems are highly desirable
  • Excellent knowledge and strong experience in working in a highly regulated environment and working with a large number of agencies such as: US Forest Service, US Bureau of Land Management, US Fish and Wildlife Service, California Department of Fish and Game, California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH, also known as Cal/OSHA), California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), Department of Transportation (DOT), State Water Resource Control Board, California Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD)
  • Experience with California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) process
  • Experience and working knowledge of CPUC General Orders 95, 128, 165 and 174
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent computer software use skills including Word, Excel, Adobe, AutoCAD, and GIS
  • Collaborative/Team oriented
  • Organized with strong attention to detail and time management skills
  • High degree of initiative; self-starter

Qualities of a Successful Electrical Distribution Systems Engineer:
  • Trustworthy; strong personal integrity
  • Demonstrates strong levels of accountability and ownership
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Solid presentation skills
  • Collaborative/Team oriented
  • Exhibits professionalism with internal and external contacts
  • Organized with strong attention to detail and time management skills
  • High degree of initiative; self-starter
  • Strong teambuilding skills.

Meet Your Recruiter

Alexis Cabero
Branch Manager

As Branch Manager, Alexis Cabero focuses on identifying talent for a variety of industries including medical devices, administrative support, customer service, engineering, and human resources. Graduating from The University of California, Irvine with a B.A. in Arts and Digital Media, Alexis’ recruiting career began in 2014 while staffing for assisted living facilities, where she matched passionate healthcare professionals to provide personal non-medical care for home care clients. Alexis is passionate about helping others recognize their potential, and does so by using a thorough discovery process with her candidates to better understand what areas they excel in and providing opportunities exclusive to Marquee Staffing.

While out of office, Alexis enjoys spending her free time with family and her five dogs.

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