Electrical Engineer

Job Type: Full Time
Job Category: City of Alachua

Type:Full Time
Salary/Pay Rate:$71,240 – $103,090
Posted Date:09/28/2021 7:00 AM

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This position is independent professional and technical engineering work in the area of public utilities requiring application of standard engineering principles and procedures. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Engineering Supervisor.


  • Collects, evaluates, and interprets data for engineering projects.Defines solution(s) and articulates with Scope of Work.
  • Electrical system analysis, design, equipment procurement, construction support, and commissioning support related to electrical systems for power distribution applications.
  • Reviews plans, specifications and detailed costs estimated for changes, additions, and deletions to the applicable area of assignment; i.e. power distribution systems, lighting, communications systems, contributions in aid of construction (CIAC), etc.
  • Electrical system analysis and design of project power system interconnection to utility power system and associated equipment.
  • Equipment specifications, procuring, and factory acceptance testing engineered electrical equipment including switchgear, transformers, electrical system control equipment, and various other electrical systems elements as required for project design.
  • System modeling and calculations including lightning protection, grounding, load flow, voltage drop, short circuit, and arc flash analysis.
  • Development of construction document packages including required specifications and drawings that will be utilized for bidding and construction.
  • Smart device, also commonly referred to as intelligent electronic device (IED), integration into electrical systems design.
  • Protective relaying schemes including development of coordinated relay settings and automation for advanced networked electrical protection systems
  • Performs complex engineering work requiring application of sound engineering techniques, procedures, and criteria in carrying out a sequence of related engineering tasks.
  • Exercises judgment in decision making related to selection of engineering alternatives, techniques, procedures, and criteria.
  • Works independently and in groups to efficiently achieve project goals.
  • Prepares master plan studies.
  • Prepares data, reports and cost estimates to assist with departmental budget requests.
  • Clear, concise and accurate communications skills in both verbal and written.
  • Performs other related duties as required/assigned. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
  • Bachelor’s or Master of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from an Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) accredited educational institution.
  • A minimum of seven (7) years of related working experience in the area of assigned engineering responsibility.
  • A comparable amount of training, education or experience can be substituted for the minimum qualifications.
  • Professional Engineer license in Florida.
  • Solid knowledge and application of electrical requirements per NFPA 70, 70E, 72, 101, 110, building codes, energy codes, and other related standards such as IEEE and ASHRAE standards.
  • Extensive knowledge of electrical distribution, substations, and bulk power providers.
  • Valid State of Florida Driver’s License is required.


  • Knowledge of engineering principles, procedures, and practices applied in planning, location, design, construction, and operation in assigned area.
  • Knowledge of the occupational hazards and standard safety precautions of the work.
  • Ability to accurately read and interpret record drawings, construction drawings and key maps of underground utilities systems.
  • Ability to operate computers and possesses proficient knowledge of software utilized in the engineering discipline as required by department.
  • Ability to understand and carry out written and oral instructions.
  • Ability to write effective letters, reports, and responses to regulatory agencies.
  • Ability to establish effective working relationships with employees and the public.
  • Ability to prepare reports and keep records.
  • Ability to respond to call-out during non-working hours in the event of emergency.


  • Works inside.
  • Works outside in various weather conditions with: noise, dust, fumes, grease or oils, electrical energy. Slippery surfaces.
  • May be required to work in difficult and strenuous environments due to nature of constructing and operating underground utilities systems.
  • Reasonable accommodations will be made in accordance with existing ADA requirements for otherwise qualified individuals with a disability.
  • Acceptable eyesight (with or without correction).
  • Acceptable hearing (with or without hearing aid).
  • Moderate lifting and carrying; pulling; pushing; walking; standing; kneeling; bending; smelling; driving.
  • Wear restrictive safety equipment including but not limited to safety glasses, face shields, hearing protection devices, gloves, safety vests, and hard hats.

The statements contained herein describe the scope of the responsibility and essential functions of this position, but should not be considered to be an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned including work in other areas to cover absences or relief to equalize peak work periods or otherwise balance the workload.  

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