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Austin Energy Consulting Engineer - Customer Energy Solutions in Austin, Texas

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Posting Title Consulting Engineer - Customer Energy Solutions

Job Requisition Number AE503707

Position Number 110111

Job Type Full-Time

Division Name Customer Energy Solutions

Minimum Qualifications

Education and/or Equivalent Experience:

  • Graduation with a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in a field related to engineering, plus eight (8) years of engineering experience acquired before and/or after licensing as a professional engineer.

Licenses or Certifications:

  • Licensed Professional Engineer (P.E.) in the State of Texas; or if currently licensed in another state, must have the ability to obtain a Texas P.E. license within six (6) months of employment.

    Notes to Applicants

Under the direction of a Lead Consulting Engineer, this position is accountable for organizing, executing, and coordinating assignments for the Technical Services team that supports demand side management programs and staff at Austin Energy. This position serves as technical expert in integrated demand side management and monitors projects for regulatory compliance by providing consultation and peer review. This position plans and develops engineering projects concerned with unique or controversial problems which have an important effect on major City programs, Austin Energy Resource, Generation and Climate Protection Plan to 2030, or projects. This position will also implement and lead the utilization of a data analysis and visualization tool to evaluate opportunities and risks among demand side management programs.

Working with Austin Energy provides a number of health and welfare benefits such as low-cost medical, dental, vision, paid leave time, a highly competitive retirement plan, career development opportunities and more. Please click HERE (http://www.austintexas.gov/department/active-employee-benefits) for more information.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION :

WHEN COMPLETING THE CITY OF AUSTIN APPLICATION :

The City of Austin employment application is an official document; incomplete applications will not be considered. Please be sure that your application is a reflection of your entire work history. A detailed and complete employment application is required to help us better evaluate your qualifications and will be used to determine salary if you are selected for this position. Describe your specific experience for each position. Include all job duties, responsibilities, and employment dates. Please be sure that your application is a reflection of your entire work history.

This position does not allow for a resume or cover letter to be included. Only information on your employment application will be considered. You may use “N/A” for fields that are not applicable. Starting salary will be based on overall relevant experience from your employment application. Supplemental information or changes to your application will not be accepted after the job posting closes.

The responses to the supplemental questions must reference the employment history listed in the employment history section. Once the requisition has closed, the application cannot be changed to update work history, supplemental questions, or any other information.

We reserve the right to verify high school and college education for the top candidate(s).

If you have any questions regarding your City of Austin employment application, please use the official website of the City of Austin as reference. www.austintexas.gov

ASSESSMENTS : Candidates selected for interview(s) may be required to complete an assessment as part of the interview process.

TRAVEL : If you are selected for this position, and meet the Driver Safety Standards in the City of Austin Driver Safety Program, you may drive when necessary to multiple locations as part of your regular job duties. Otherwise, you are responsible for getting to and from these locations.

WORK HOURS : Work hours are generally 8am-5pm. Hybrid schedules will be considered in accordance with the City of Austin Flexible Work Arrangement policy. Shift may change according to departmental and event support needs. Work hours may occasionally after hours, holidays, and weekends. Additional hours may be required to work outside of regular schedule for events or emergency management operations.

VETERAN INTERVIEW PREFERENCE :

Military/Veterans must provide a copy of their DD214 verifying honorable discharge, at the time of initial interview to receive military/veteran interview preference.

CRIMINAL HISTORY BACKGROUND CHECK :

The top candidate will be subject to a minimum 7-year criminal history background check.

Pay Range

$51.07 – $67.04

Hours

Monday through Friday

8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; 50% telework/in office

Job Close Date 07/08/2024

Type of Posting External

Department Austin Energy

Regular/Temporary Regular

Grant Funded or Pooled Position Not Applicable

Category Professional

Location 4815 Mueller Blvd, Austin TX 78723; Hybrid

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Experience:

  • Experience working on demand side management engineering projects at an electric utility.

  • Experience working on engineering projects concerned with unique or controversial problems which have an important effect on major City programs or Austin Energy Resource, Generation and Climate Protection Plan to 2030.

  • Experience and knowledge of programming language Python and R. Experience and knowledge of database management system MySQL and geographic information system ArcGIS Online.

  • Experience developing or supporting data analytics dashboards, such as Tableau and Power BI.

  • Experience working with Energy Efficiency Collaboration Platform ( EECP ), Meter Data Management System ( MDMS ),Office 360, and Energy Profiler Online ( EPO ).

    Duties, Functions and Responsibilities

Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.

  • Develops or oversees development of technical specifications and standards by applying knowledge of the principles and practices of discipline engineering including the methods, materials, equipment, and techniques used. Reviews, analyzes, and interprets plans, specifications, contracts, and other related documents.

  • Manages and coordinates programs or projects by reviewing and monitoring projects or programs, including the review of plans and development proposals for impacts related to project or program.

  • Plans, researches, designs, and implements engineering studies and projects or program areas by applying advanced technical knowledge of engineering discipline.

  • Manages and negotiates contracts by reviewing monthly progress reports, verifying final quantities and costs, compiling requisite documentation, reviewing change orders, and auditing as-built records. Acts as a liaison among consultants, contractors, subcontractors, manufacturers, fabricators, or suppliers and the City. Negotiates problems of changes, errors, or deficiencies and ensures compliance with project specifications and requirements.

  • Interacts with internal and external customers to ensure requirements and needs are satisfied.

  • Reviews plans and provides recommendation changes, solutions, or implementation.

  • Monitors projects for regulatory compliance by providing consultation and determinations in matters involving application and interpretation of regulations and policies.

  • Manages or leads teams of technical personnel including assigning and monitoring tasks. Provides advanced technical training to staff and field personnel by reviewing business needs, evaluating personnel, creating and applying training documentation, and presenting and analyzing training.

  • Develops and monitors budget of projects. Assists in developing, managing, and submitting proposed budget forecast planning for short- and long-term City planning.

  • Provides a high level of engineering and technical advice and direction. Possesses ability to troubleshoot advanced technical problems. Possesses ability to perform advanced engineering design.

    Responsibilities- Supervision and/or Leadership Exercised:

May provide leadership, work assignments, evaluation, training, and guidance to others.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Must possess required knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

  • Knowledge of diversified, fundamental scientific and civil engineering concepts, phenomena, and relationships and utilize such changes in solution of theoretical or practical civil engineering problems.

  • Knowledge of advanced mathematical techniques such as trigonometry, calculus, and coordinate geometry.

  • Knowledge of modern methods, materials, and techniques of assigned discipline.

  • Knowledge of one or more of the following disciplines: Civil, Environmental, Structural, Architectural, Mechanical or Electrical engineering terminology and techniques.

  • Knowledge of City of Austin budget planning, purchasing, and contract policies and procedures.

  • Knowledge of applicability of established engineering principles and methods and solutions.

  • Knowledge of phases of the plans review and inspections processes.

  • Knowledge of preparation of cost estimates and engineering and feasibility reports.

  • Knowledge of regulatory requirements within Local and State ordinances and laws.

  • Skill in oral and written technical and/or general communication including preparation of written reports.

  • Skill in negotiations and handling conflict resolution.

  • Ability to perform more complex engineering computations, calculus, geometry, and trigonometry rapidly and accurately.

  • Ability to communicate and provide direction to peers and assigned personnel.

  • Ability to organize, analyze, interpret, and evaluate scientific civil engineering problems and provide practical, cost-effective solutions.

  • Ability to observe, compare, or monitor objects and data to determine compliance with prescribed operating or safety standards.

  • Ability to use graphic instructions such as blueprints, schematic drawings, layouts, or other visual aids.

    Criminal Background Investigation This position has been approved for a Criminal Background Investigation.

    EEO/ADA

The City of Austin is committed to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you require reasonable accommodation during the application process or have a question regarding an essential job function, please call (512) 974-3210 or Texas Relay by dialing 7-1-1.

The City of Austin will not discriminate against any applicant or employee based on race, creed, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, age, religion, veteran status, disability, or sexual orientation. In addition, the City will not discriminate in employment decisions on the basis of an individual’s AIDS , AIDS Related Complex, or HIV status; nor will the City discriminate against individuals who are perceived to be at risk of HIV infection, or who associate with individuals who are believed to be at risk.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

    • The minimum qualifications of this position are graduation with a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in a field related to engineering, plus eight (8) years of engineering experience acquired before and/or after licensing as a professional engineer. Do you meet these requirements?
  • Yes

  • No

    • Are you a licensed Professional Engineer (P.E.) in the State of Texas; or if currently licensed in another state, do you have the ability to obtain a Texas P.E. license within six (6) months of employment?
  • Yes

  • No

    • This position requires a criminal background check. By selecting the following, you are acknowledging that you understand if you are selected as a top candidate for this position, you will need a successful CBI to be hired.
  • Yes

    • Describe your experience performing demand side management engineering projects for an electric utility, include the total number of years.

(Open Ended Question)

    • Describe your experience working on engineering projects concerned with unique or controversial problems which have an important effect on major City programs or the Austin Energy Resource, Generation and Climate Protection Plan to 2030.

(Open Ended Question)

    • Describe your experience and knowledge of programming language Python and R.

(Open Ended Question)

    • Describe your experience and knowledge of database management system MySQL and geographic information system ArcGIS Online.

(Open Ended Question)

    • Describe your experience developing or supporting data analytics dashboards, such as Tableau and Power BI.

(Open Ended Question)

    • Describe your experience working with Energy Efficiency Collaboration Platform (EECP), Meter Data Management System (MDMS),Office 360, and Energy Profiler Online (EPO).

(Open Ended Question)

    • Describe your experience coordinating multiple projects and ensuring project deadlines are met.

(Open Ended Question)

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