Staff Engineer

Post Date
December 13, 2022

Expiration Date

New Bern, NC

City of New Bern

Job Summary

The Staff Engineer performs difficult professional and administrative work in the development, design and operation of electrical engineering projects, line additions, relocations and rebuilding of an electric distribution system. Work is performed under the regular supervision of the Department Head’s designee.
Conducting research; inspecting construction sites; designing plans and drafting specifications; reviewing and commenting on submitted plans; provides technical support to all divisions.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Designs and prepares plans for construction of overhead and underground lines, including new construction, reconductoring and rebuilding of old lines.
  • Stakes job sites and establishes locations for poles, transformers, and u/g cable.
  • Meets with land developers, industrial and residential customers, and others to obtain service requirements and propose locations of utilities.
  • Prepares and obtains easements, rights-of-way, State Road encroachments and railroad encroachments.
  • Prepares cost estimates for labor, equipment, and materials.
  • Makes surveys and studies based on economic and engineering practices in order to prepare plans for proposed construction projects
  • Reviews plans for proposed projects to ensure compliance with National Electric Safety Code, National Electric Code and City of New Bern utility design standards and good design practice.
  • Drafts specifications for equipment, materials, maintenance, and the operation of an electrical system
  • Makes on-site inspections of work to ensure compliance with plans and safety codes
  • Works directly with all division leadership to provide engineering support as needed.
  • Performs other duties as required.

Job Requirements

Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with major work in electrical engineering, electrical engineering technology, or related field and some engineering design experience.

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