We are currently seeking a talented individual for the position of Engineer ll - lll, Civil/Transmission Engineering. The successful candidate will create engineering designs, construction drawing packages, and related specifications for projects in the assigned engineering group. Performs engineering studies, design calculations and evaluates alternative designs or processes related to, company facilities, land resources, sitting requirements, substations, communication towers, transmission lines, underground electrical systems and associated Civil, Structural and Transmission Standards. Specifies material required for assigned projects and assists in the evaluation of suppliers and products.
• Develops designs and evaluates possible alternatives to meet both major and minor substation, communication tower or transmission line >25kV project requirements. The primary design responsibilities encompass site preparation of the substation or pole location of the communication tower or transmission line, foundation design, steel support design, writing material specification and ordering various structures as needed. Works closely with the project manager on overall project management from inception to energizing. • Develops detailed design specifications and standards appropriate for the use in compiling material lists, procurement activities for equipment, materials and service required for project completion. • Evaluates, from an engineering standpoint, vendors, manufacturers, equipment and/or components available to meet assignment specifications and recommends awards that optimize cost and reliability. • Provides budgetary estimates of projects for departmental or interdepartmental incorporation into the Capital Budget. • Develops and monitors work progress on project schedules to assure proper coordination of events during the design, construction, testing and energizing phases of a project. • Initiates job tasks (work orders) and tracks expenditures as may be required to complete Capital Budget project assignments. • Leads formal and informal meetings concerning assigned projects and is able to communicate effectively with all levels of personnel both in the office and field crews. • Assists with departmental and interdepartmental training to assure proper installation, operation and/or maintenance of substation or transmission equipment when requested. • Assigns, directs and reviews the work of assigned engineers and/or other employees associated with an assignment. Consults on problems of a technical nature encountered during various work assignments. • Provide forensic review of failed structure and soil erosion issues to provide technical guidance for rectification as a technical expert. • Reports to the section Engineering Supervisor or Superintendent and performs other assignments as requested. • This position may provide services to affiliates of the Company subject to the UNS Energy Code of Conduct and the related Policies and Procedures.
Engineer ll: Will have primary responsibility for small to medium size projects and will assist more experienced engineers in large projects. May require close supervision on new aspects of assignments. Create standards and process or procedures as needed or requested. May have several projects assigned at the same time. Works well with personnel from Construction, Field Technicians, Procurement, Project Management, and Engineers from various disciplines.
Minimum Qualifications: Minimum qualifications of Engineer I with two (2) or more years of professional experience in a Civil or Structural engineering role. Preferred - M.S. degree in Civil Engineering with an emphasis in structural related classes. Acts as the technical project lead for transmission line projects. Competent in use of Southwire SAG10 program. Skilled at use of CAISSON program and interpretation of its results. Familiarity with MFAT program is a plus. Capable of developing test criteria for evaluating structures, material or component thereof. Skilled at interpreting requirements of NESC. Good understanding of ASCE-7-10, ACI-318 and IBC. Working understanding of geotechnical parameters and capable of using these to develop and complete various shallow and deep foundations. Skilled at identifying loads, their application of various substation structures, analyze these structures and develop an economical design. Skilled at use of AISC, ASCE and AWS Standards to evaluate and design connection for various structures and attachment thereof. Must be able to apply requirements of AISC and ACI to design various steel or reinforced concrete structures. Land development skills such as grading, cut and fill, pavement design are a plus. Capable of using NESC and ASCE codes to develop loading for various Distribution or Transmission structures and design these structures and associated foundations. Capable of using NESC and ASCE codes to develop loading for various Substation structures and design these structures, and foundation. Ability to estimate cost of various type of construction and installation of transmission and substation structures. Develops specifications for geotechnical investigations of sub-surface soil conditions. Develops specifications for construction of various transmission and substation projects. Work with more experienced Engineers to provide forensic review of failed soil and structures to rectify the failure. On call duty to respond to structure and soil failure events and provide forensic and technical expertise to rectify and re-engineer the issue for a solution.
Engineer lll: Requires moderate supervision and technical assistance in project assignments. Will have primary responsibility for projects ranging from small to large and may be assigned to perform technical studies as needed. May have several projects or studies assigned at the same time. May assist other engineers in large projects. Requires technical guidance and supervision on non-standard assignments. Works well with personnel from Construction, Field Technicians, Procurement, Project Management, and Engineers from various disciplines. Comfortable with presenting departmental training material in front of others. Can represent TEP when meeting with other companies or organizations as a technical lead.
Minimum Qualifications: Minimum qualifications of Engineer II with four (4) years or more professional experience in an engineering role with at least two years at an electric utility company or illustrate equal competency. Has successfully completed Fundamentals of Engineering, F.E. exam and registration. Is a self-starter and has developed good time management skills, completing all assignments on time. Has developed good leadership skills and is fully comfortable leading meetings and speaking in front of others. Good understanding of ASCE-113, ASCE-48 and ASCE-74. Moderate understanding of use and operations of PLS-CAD software. Must have 2 years’ experience in developing and implementing Substation Civil/Structural and Overhead Transmission Line Standards. Familiarity with Transmission material for voltages ranging from Distribution to 500kV Transmission is a plus. Develops procedure(s) for various functions within department’s range of responsibilities with oversight. Must have experience in conducting physical tests to verify structure, material or component thereof capabilities. Skilled at manipulating and modifying tubular structures for other applications than originally intended to in re-use, new application and refurbishment of these structures. Working knowledge of IEEE 980-1994, 970-1994 Substation Fire Protection and Oil Containment Guidelines. Ability to evaluate and implement changes that result in operating a given transmission line at a higher rating or voltage.
UNS Energy Corporation, headquartered in Tucson, Arizona, is a subsidiary of Fortis Inc., the largest investor-owned electric and gas distribution utility in Canada. UNS Energy Corporation’s public utility subsidiaries, Tucson Electric Power Company, UNS Electric, Inc. and UNS Gas, Inc., provide electric and gas service to customers in southern and northern Arizona. For more information about UNS ...Energy Corporation, visit http://www.uns.com.
Tucson Electric Power provides safe, reliable electric service to approximately 414,000 customers in Southern Arizona. Although our company has been in business for more than 120 years, we continue to look for innovative ways of providing value, comfort, convenience and security to our customers every day. We’re evaluating cutting-edge energy technologies, reshaping our energy portfolio and expanding our renewable power and energy-efficiency programs. While our line of work can be challenging, it can also be rewarding. Our team of dedicated professionals values engagement, enthusiasm, innovation and collaboration.
In return, TEP offers a competitive compensation and benefits package that includes a 401k plan with a generous company match, a company-sponsored pension plan, tuition reimbursement, life insurance, long-term disability insurance and much more.