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5241 Engineer – Power, SFPUC

Company Description

We provide quality drinking water and wastewater services to the city of San Francisco, wholesale water to three Bay Area counties, and green hydroelectric and solar power to our municipal departments. We strive to work in harmony with environmental and community interests, and we are dedicated to protecting and sustaining the resources entrusted to our care. We are widely recognized as a national leader for excellent service, stewardship, and innovation.

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Job Location:
San Francisco, CA, United States
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Secondary Category:
Electrical Engineer
Job Type:
Full Time
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Fill Type: Temporary Exempt

Work Hours: Regular

Job Code and Title: 5241-Engineer

APPOINTMENT TYPE: Temporary Exempt: This position is excluded by the Charter from the competitive Civil Service examination process and shall serve at the discretion of the Appointing Officer. The duration of the appointment shall not exceed 24 months.


San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC)

Headquartered in San Francisco, we have 2,300 employees operating across eight counties serving more than 2.7 million customers in the San Francisco Bay Area – 24 hours per day, 365 days per year.

Our Mission: To provide our customers with high quality, efficient, and reliable water, power, and wastewater services in a manner that values environmental and community interests and sustains the resources entrusted to our care.

Our Vision: We are an innovative utility leader, recognized for excellent results in service, safety, stewardship, and inclusiveness.

We are an award-winning and industry-leading utilities organization committed to our customers, community interests, and the environment. To learn more about our organization, please visit our website at https://www.sfpuc.org/.

We are proud of our infrastructure and programs, but most importantly, we value our highly qualified and dedicated workforce which ensures that this vision becomes a reality.

To learn more about working at the SFPUC, visit our career site at https://www.sfpuc.org/about-us/careers-sfpuc

Job Description:

Under general direction, the 5241 Electrical Engineer works in the Distribution Engineering group and is focused in providing engineering support to other groups within Power Enterprise.

The Engineer will be called upon to perform engineering tasks related to electric distribution and service design, streetlight design, and capital project planning.

The Engineer is expected to provide interconnection support services for SFPUC streetlight and electric service customers.

Essential Functions:

•  Prepare planning and engineering design documents, cost estimates, and analyses for City-owned electric distribution system construction and maintenance, applying standards and developing cost assessments;

•  Assure design compliance with applicable engineering standards and practices, good utility practices, and maintenance requirements

•  Review and analyze PG&E service contracts for new and existing City facilities in accordance with the applicable codes, Franchise Agreements, and Wholesale Distribution Tariff;

•  File and track wholesale distribution tariff applications for new electric services and site modifications;

•  Conduct site assessments;

•  Provide technical assistance, operational guidance, and engineering support for the maintenance of existing City-owned and operated transmission and distribution facilities;

•  Provide good customer service by meeting with customers - reviewing engineering plans and details, discussing project priorities and construction schedules;

•  Other duties as assigned.


•  Five (5) years of verifiable professional Electrical Engineering experience, which includes two (2) years’ experience equivalent to the City and County of San Francisco's class 5207 Associate Engineer as a licensed Professional Engineer in the specialty you are applying for; AND

•  Three (3) years of recent and verifiable experience in utility power systems, control systems and associated high voltage components; AND

•  Possession of a current Certificate of Registration as a Professional Engineer in the State of California in Electrical Engineering.

Applicants must meet the minimum qualification requirement by the final filing date unless otherwise noted.

Verification of Education and Experience:

Applicants may be required to submit verification of qualifying education and experience at any point during the recruitment and selection process. More information can be found at: https://sfdhr.org/information-about-hiring-process#verification

Additional Information:

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

In line with the Official Public Health Order to slow the spread of COVID-19, “shelter-in-place” has been issued for all San Francisco residents that are expected to be in effect until further notice. As a result, the Department of Human Resources (DHR)’s office (located at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103) is currently closed to the general public. If you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please contact the job analyst, Anna Owens, by email at aowens@sfwater.org.

CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT:  All City and County of San Francisco employees are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment.  

The City and County of San Francisco encourages women, minorities and persons with disabilities to apply. Applicants will be considered regardless of their sex, race, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition (associated with cancer, a history of cancer, or genetic characteristics), HIV/AIDS status, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, military and veteran status, or other protected category under the law.







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