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Liberty Utilities Engineer III in Tahoe Vista, California

Engineer III


Title:Engineer III


Subsidiary:Liberty Utilities

Department:Engineering & Technical Services

Location:Tahoe Vista, CA

Country:United States

Zip/Postal Code:96148


Our vision is to be the utility company most admired by customers, communities and investors for our people, passion and performance.


This position will need a thorough utility oriented engineering experience. Has primary responsibility for the engineering and design of projects totaling more than $1M. Plans and conducts work requiring judgement in the independent evaluation, selection and substantial adaptation and modification of standard techniques, procedures and criteria.


  • Provides engineering evaluations, recommendations, and planning associated with the installation of new distribution facilities (required to accommodate major new business loads or general growth patterns), the upgrading of existing facilities, and the correction of undesirable system operating characteristics for special projects of a non-routine nature. Included is the assurance that all additions are technically feasible, compatible with long-range corporate guidelines and plans, and the most economical of technically feasible alternatives. For new business studies, recommendations of a minimum system capable of meeting the customer requirements and a desired system providing the best overall solution for the company are made.

  • Reviews substation transformer and circuit loadings; conducts system configuration recommendations; manages generation facility interconnection process (Rule 21, etc.); provides budget recommendations/justifications for new feeders, reconductoring, etc.

  • Assist troublemen with customer complaint investigations; assists in creating special switching procedures (eg, substation transformer paralleling) Assist "controlling party" during major outages.

  • Engineering design, planning, and technical assistance for Substation (Protection and Control), Distribution, and Transmission design packages.

  • Manage Distribution System Maintenance - performs underground refurbishment analysis and makes recommendations (switch replacements or new switch installation, cable injection, etc.); assists in creating and managing capital and O&M budgets.

  • Conducts voltage studies and problem amelioration; completes voltage drop calculations; conducts line voltage regulator studies: conducts placement, sizing and settings of substation voltage regulator performance review and setting changes for capacitor bank installations and controller settings.

  • Provides contact and facilities planning (particularly for ski areas). Conducts protection analysis; performs or manages protective device coordination studies; analyze protective device performance during faults; performs fault calculations upon customer requests (switchgear ratings or arc flash calculations); performs motor starting (flicker) calculations. Performs solar and backup generator systems review and approval.

Education & Experience

  • Bachelor degree or equivalent

  • 5-10 years experience

  • Preferred 5 years in utility electrical engineering

  • Knowledge of protection, substation, and distribution and transmission design

  • PE license preferred or ability to obtain

  • Utility experience highly preferred

  • Excellent communication and problem solving skills

The distribution business group (Liberty Utilities) provides rate regulated water, electricity and natural gas utility services to over 750,000+ customers in the United States. The transmission business group invests in rate regulated electric transmission and natural gas pipeline systems in the United States and Canada.


Company paid Pension

401K Plan with employer match

Share purchase/match plan

Generous time off program

Collaborative environment with a genuine flexible working policy

Free refreshments

Top Talent Program

Volunteer paid days off

Employee Assistance Program

Achievement fund

We are passionate about building a diverse and inclusive workforce. If you are excited about this role, and are not certain you meet the all the qualification requirements, we encourage you to apply to further investigate the opportunity.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value each person’s unique background, diversity, experiences, perspectives and talents. Full participation of all employees in a safe, healthy and respectful environment is key to individual and company success.

We are committed to fully utilizing the abilities of all of our employees and expect each employee to honor this commitment in their daily responsibilities.

As part of our commitment, we work to ensure our application process is accessible to all candidates. If you require special assistance or accommodation during the hiring process, please notify the Talent Acquisition Team.