Franklin PUD

Pasco , WA
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Field Engineer I

Franklin PUD
Pasco, WA Full-time
Posted on November 30, 2018

Field engineer I

Although this position is open until filled, priority consideration will be given to applicants that apply on or before December 14, 2018. For more information and application instructions, visit

The Field Engineer I is responsible for engineering duties required in the preparation of work orders, service orders, service requests, easements and agreements associated with line extensions and system improvements, and maintenance of the transmission and distribution system. Other duties and responsibilities include the application of District policies and standards, and state and national electrical safety codes

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Design electrical systems and facilities: Prepares detailed drawings, cost estimates and material lists, service requests, service orders, and work orders for customer line extensions, distribution feeders and system improvements, services and other facilities.
  • Field staking and surveying: Performs field staking and layout for construction of electrical facilities and field inspections to determine adherence to District and other applicable standards and for "as-built" records. Responsible for field surveying to support easement descriptions.
  • Research and agreements: Performs title research and negotiates with customers, as needed. Prepares service agreements, contracts and easement documents.
  • Application of policies, standards and codes: Makes informed judgments necessary in the application of District engineering and construction standards, such as transformer and service sizing, meter standards and application and basic principles of protection. Also must be knowledgeable in the application of state and national electrical safety codes, and District rules, regulations and line extension policy.
  • Improvements to standards: Recommends to supervisor improvements or updates to District construction or material standards. Recommends improvements to other policies and procedures to improve safety, overall efficiency and customer service.
  • Maintenance of records: Maintains up-to-date work order drawings, maps and records.
  • Extensive public contact: Establishes and maintains positive contacts with the public. Responds to inquiries from customers, contractors, coworkers and other persons as to the application of policies and codes, standards and line extensions. Investigates and resolves customer concerns. A cquires right-of-way easements.
  • Teamwork: Works closely and effectively with District employees, outside contractors and engineers, other utilities and other associated entities to facilitate completion of projects. Contributes to positive team environment.
  • Meetings: Actively and positively participates in regular department meetings for the purposes of planning, updating progress and general sharing of information.
  • Professional behavior/accountability: Is responsible for knowledge of District policies and department rules, and for upholding them. Understands and follows District/supervisor expectations regarding professional appearance, attendance, punctuality, scheduled and unscheduled time off, and appropriate use of District time, equipment and resources.
  • Performs other duties as assigned. The District may revise the duties and responsibilities of this position, as needed.

Job Specifications:

Education and experience: A high school diploma or equivalent and a two-year degree in engineering or engineering technology and two years of engineering work experience is required. Six years of progressively responsible utility engineering experience may be substituted for the engineering degree requirement.

Skills, knowledge and abilities: Expanded knowledge of electrical theory, staking and surveying, along with familiarity with job-related safety rules and electrical codes is required, along with familiarity with common distribution line devices, distribution construction and operation principles and practices. Skills required include use of computer and associated software applications used in word processing, spreadsheets and drafting (requires experience and competency in the use of AutoCAD and Microsoft Office software). Demonstrated ability to make sound judgments in application of standards, codes and policies and the ability to communicate them professionally and firmly to customers. Ability to work outdoors in inclement weather and rough terrain, carrying staking equipment. Capability of mastering survey and underground locating equipment. Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing.

Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities/Women/ Veterans/Disabled