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Type: Standard

Location: Springfield

Starts: Jun. 28, 2021

$ Paid
 Full Time
 Part Time


During normal business hours,  Monday –  Friday,  8:00 a.m.  –  5:00 p.m. 

Position requires employee to work between 20-25 hours per week,  not to exceed 1,500 hours in a calendar year.   Each semester,  undergraduate students must be enrolled in at least 12 credit hours and graduate students must be enrolled in at least 6 credit hours.

Students who have completed at least one year of college and are enrolled as a full-time student may apply.  Must be enrolled full-time in a degree seeking program.  A student’s co-op position will end within three months after graduation.   

Under the direction of the Engineer III-Electric Line or designee,  performs engineering duties necessary for the completion of the department’s goals.   Duties will be dependent upon the individual job classification and departmental workload and may include any or all of the duties described below.

1.      Performs general engineering functions in the design and operation of electric distribution and transmission facilities.

2.      Designs line extensions to provide electric service to new large-scale commercial and industrial customers.

3.      Redesigns existing electrical facilities for residential,  commercial,  and industrial customers due to load or system changes,  building additions,  or other construction activities.

4.      Performs engineering design of reinforcement projects,  whiteway lighting projects,  and preventative maintenance and system power factor improvement projects.

5.      Performs engineering design and layout of electric facility adjustments as required for highway improvement projects,  sewer projects,  and other municipal improvement projects.

6.      Interfaces with outside agencies at all levels as required.   Obtains construction permits from appropriate agencies.

7.      Reviews,  updates,  and prepares electric construction standards.   Prepares job sketches,  drawings,  material lists,  cost estimates,  and construction labor estimates as required.   

8.      Analyzes various new materials and processes and works with vendors and equipment suppliers as required.   Stays current on electric transmission and distribution technology.

9.      Reviews electric plans as part of City Plan Review process to ensure compliance with Electric Service Standards,  including compliance with the National Electrical Code and the National Electrical Safety Code.

10.      Prepares contracts for bidding purposes as required to secure contractors to perform work on electrical system such as line construction,  maintenance,  and emergency rebuilds.

11.      Design work referenced above is subject to the approval of a Registered Professional Engineer to assure compliance with federal,  state,  or local requirements.

12.      Performs other related duties as assigned by management.

Education and Experience:

Pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Engineering from a school with a program accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology.   No previous engineering experience is required.


Must have a valid driver’s license (minimum Class F).   

Knowledge,  Skills and Abilities:

Ability to: 
•      understand the problems and practices applicable to the functions of engineering. 
•      complete assignments accurately and with attention to detail.
•      effectively communicate verbally and in writing.
•      complete basic computer functions with a familiarity in Microsoft Word.

Physical Requirements:

Must be able to bend,  stoop,  and walk long distances over uneven terrain to survey electric line facilities.  Must be able to express or exchange ideas and receive detailed information through oral and written communication.  Substantial movements of the wrists,  hands,  and/or fingers,  and close visual acuity to operate a computer is required.  Must be able to visually differentiate between color-coded lines and symbols associated with utilization of AutoCAD and/or graphic work design tools.   

Working Conditions:

Duties are primarily performed in an office environment with some outside field work in all weather conditions.   

Miscellaneous Requirements: 
New hires are informed of the requirements of the Cooperative Education (Co-op)  Program upon hire,  and incumbents must continue to meet the requirements each semester in order to continue employment.   Co-ops who do not meet the requirements may be ineligible for the Co-op Program and their employment may be terminated.    
Must be able to work successfully with diverse groups of people.

Testing may be required.

Interested applicants may apply online at under Corporate/Careers/Job Openings.   

Please submit an unofficial copy of your college transcript with your application.

To assist management in determining a candidate’s qualifications,  knowledge,  and skills please complete all blanks on the application.   An incomplete application may disqualify a candidate for this position.   

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