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Distribution Engineer

  • Location: Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, 97035
  • Job Type:Direct Hire

Posted about 2 months ago

  • Expiration Date: 17 December 2048
  • Job Ref: 22102


Per Se Group is looking for an experienced individual with an understanding of distribution grid operations who is forward-thinking and interested in learning new technology. In this role, you will work with our new Advanced Distribution Management System (ADMS), providing real-time support for the Distribution System Operators.

This position may be hired at a staff or senior level and will be determined by experience as outlined below.

Daily Responsibilities

  • Provides professional engineering guidance and oversight on complex distribution standards and equipment specifications (e.g., switches, reclosers, network protectors, regulators, distribution automation equipment); provides expertise and oversight in distribution design and code interpretation to resolve broad and complex problems on the distribution system.
  • Leads complex system restoration efforts and consultation efforts with line crews, identifying broad and complex engineering analyses and solutions to complex distribution reliability problems; leads the scoping development and review of distribution expansion designs; provides mentoring of less experienced engineers; presents recommendations to senior management.
  • Proposes projects needed for expansion of the distribution system to add capacity and operational flexibility; provides recommendations to management for viable alternative solutions to complex distribution reliability and system-hardening problems; serves as work order owner for distribution maintenance, feeder getaway and underground core projects. Leads projects with impact across the distribution system.
  • Serves as a liaison to external customers; provides job status updates, requests additional design information, investigates outages and power quality issues, follows up on customer technical issues and provides information to Distribution Planning.
  • Understands the holistic impact of a customer relationship and builds trusted relationships working directly with customer’s senior management and technical staff; communicates complex concepts to customers

Desired Skills and Expertise

  • Requires a bachelor’s degree in engineering from an ABET accredited engineering program or program accredited by an equivalent agency.
  • Staff Level: Eight or more years in engineering or five or more years in a related field with PE license.
  • Senior Level: Ten or more years in engineering.

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