Energy Programs Engineer

  • City of Tacoma, WA
  • Tacoma, Washington
  • Sep 25, 2021
Full Time Engineering
  • Salary: $85,592.00 - $128,960.00 Annually USD

Job Description

Position Description

This position is open until filled, applications received by October 8, 2021 will receive first consideration.

Tacoma Power is an innovative, citizen-owned electric utility that generates, transmits and distributes electricity and provides essential electric service in Tacoma, WA and surrounding areas. We are committed to provide high-value, competitively priced products and reliable services to our customers through the quality of our employees, and the responsiveness that results from local ownership

The Customer Energy Programs Section of Tacoma Power is seeking a Energy Programs Engineer (Power Engineer II) or Senior Energy Programs Engineer (Power Engineer III). This role develops and delivers conservation programs, and secures energy efficiency measures with Tacoma Power's commercial and industrial customers by conducting advanced level engineering technical activities. This work is critical to achieving conservation targets within the commercial and industrial sectors for Tacoma Power's Customer Energy Programs section. The position will also provide technical support for development and implementation of future customer energy programs such as demand response and electrification in commercial and industrial facilities. This position is expected to be eligible for optional partial teleworking.

Primary Responsibilities Include:
  • Provide customer technical services by preparing energy calculations for all types of electrical systems in commercial and industrial facilities such as refrigeration systems, industrial processes and compressed air, water and wastewater systems, HVAC systems, pumping and ventilation systems, motors and drives, lighting and domestic water systems.
  • Review calculations, energy evaluation reports and proposals prepared by consultants and others. Prepare or review computer energy simulation models of complex commercial buildings. Provide specifications, recommendations, and related engineering analyses; provide economic analyses of energy efficiency alternatives.
  • Review and analyze data from internal and external sources, including commercial and industrial utility meter interval data, in support of energy management and energy efficiency projects.
  • Provide detailed measurement and verification protocols and evaluate energy performance of installed efficiency projects.
  • Promote efficiency services to customers. Conduct field audits and inspections and interact directly with customers and trade allies such as engineering firms.
  • Provide specialized technical input on energy conservation measures and technologies. Research and analyze technical information, new energy concepts, products and processes as related to the industrial and commercial building sector; prepare briefs and reports.
  • Research, develop & implement energy efficiency programs, services and policies for the commercial and industrial sector.
  • Provide technical and other utility-related information and support to customers such as rates, service connection, power quality, transmission & distribution.


Qualifications

Power Engineer II
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Requires a four-year degree from an accredited college or university in civil, mechanical, electrical, or computer engineering or related field
  • Requires three years of experience in a specific branch of engineering or three years of experience directly related to the position's specialty area of work.
  • Depending on the position, a Professional Engineer license may be substituted for degree and work experience.
  • Some incumbents may be appointed to this position based upon the recommendation of the Director of TPU with the approval of the Human Resources Director taking into consideration market or other pertinent factors at the time of the appointment.
  • Successful applicants will need to pass a background check.
Power Engineer III
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Requires a four-year degree from an accredited college or university in civil, mechanical, electrical, or computer engineering or related field
  • Requires a Professional Engineer license. Ten years of experience in a specific branch of engineering or related field may be substituted for the P.E. license.
  • Some incumbents may be appointed to this position based upon the recommendation of the Director of TPU with the approval of the Human Resources Director taking into consideration market or other pertinent factors at the time of the appointment.
  • Successful applicants will need to pass a background check.

LICENSES, CERTIFICATES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS
Positions may require any or all of the following:
  • Valid Washington Driver's License at the time of appointment with maintenance thereafter.
  • Complete Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) training with maintenance thereafter.


Selection Process & Supplemental Information

This recruitment is being managed by Alissa McLain, if you would like to be notified of similar opportunities or stay connected with things going on at Tacoma Public Utilities and the City of Tacoma, connect with me on LinkedIn!

City of Tacoma Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
One of the primary goals of the Equity and Empowerment Initiative is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play.

Tacoma Power
Tacoma Power is an almost 100% hydroelectric, municipally-owned public power utility, located in Tacoma. We serve approximately 170,000 customers as one of the three operating divisions of Tacoma Public Utilities, alongside Tacoma Water and Tacoma Rail. As one of the most livable, walkable cities in the country, you'll find that Tacoma is a great fit for all interests with places to bike, run, hike, and explore, the perks of a big city, and the charm of a small town.

The City of Tacoma
Tacoma is a mid-sized urban port city that sits along the Puget Sound with a population of nearly 210,000. The third largest city in the state of Washington, it is a diverse, progressive international gateway to the Pacific Rim.

Propelled by significant developments such as the University of Washington Tacoma, the Tacoma Link light rail system, the restored urban waterfront of the Thea Foss Waterway, the expansions of both the MultiCare and Franciscan health systems, and a significant influx of foreign direct investment in its downtown core, Tacoma has evolved considerably since the 1990s.

Tacoma boasts the state's highest density of art and history museums, and is home to a flourishing creative community of writers, artists, musicians, photographers, filmmakers, chefs, entrepreneurs, and small business owners who each add their unique flair to the city's vibrant commercial landscape. The iconic Tacoma Dome has endured as a high-demand venue for some of the largest names in the entertainment industry.

A magnet for families looking for affordable housing options in the Puget Sound area, Tacoma also draws those who prefer to live in a more urban downtown setting with competitively priced condos and apartments that feature panoramic mountain and water views.

Tacoma's natural beauty and proximity to the Puget Sound and Mount Rainier draws hikers, runners, bicyclists, and maritime enthusiasts to the area. Its lively social scene is infused with energy by thousands of students attending the University of Washington Tacoma, the University of Puget Sound, the Evergreen State College Tacoma campus, and Tacoma Community College, as well as a number of local trade and technical colleges. Its prime location - just 20 minutes south of the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, 30 miles north of the state capital in Olympia, and within 10 miles of the U.S. Department of Defense's premier military installation on the West Coast - only adds to Tacoma's desirability. To see a few of the great things Tacoma has to offer, view this YouTube Video!

Apply
Interested individuals should apply online and attach a detailed resume and cover letter that includes job experience, major responsibilities and accomplishments related to this position.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received for interview consideration.

Reference checks will be conducted on final candidates and appointment is subject to passing a background check.

Communication from the City of Tacoma:
We primarily communicate via e-mail during the application process. E-mails from cityoftacoma.org and/or governmentjobs.com must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk e-mail folders.

If you have any additional questions regarding this position, please contact the Human Resources Department at 253.591.5400.
Closing Date/Time: Continuous

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