Department: Engineering
Reports to: System Engineer
FLSA Status/Pay Scale: Exempt/K
Salary Range: $71,728 – $88,586

Position Summary:
Performs engineering required for plant additions and revisions. Conducts economic and system planning studies. Supervises, trains, and directs assigned employees in the design, planning, and development of transmission, distribution, and associated facilities.

Essential Functions:
• Designs alterations, replacements and expansions to JEA’s electric system.
• Train co-op students on construction and design practices.
• Coordinates projects with others, both inside and outside the Division.
• Maintains knowledge of applicable codes.
• Develops bid contracts and specifications for projects.
• Works closely with Operations to ensure the effectiveness and efficiency of the system.
• Reviews designs of others.
• Substation relay programming.
• Performs field surveying using GPS equipment and software.
• Trains assigned engineering staff in the use of Auto CAD and ESRI GIS software.
• Maintains and develops the electric system model using Milsoft Software.
• Performs economic and system planning studies.
• Provides system information, advice and technical assistance to consultants, developers, contractors, customers, agencies, and departments.
• Secures permits and easements.
• Gathers information and prepares drawings and descriptions for easement acquisitions, and conducts necessary landowner negotiations.
• Conducts bid opening process for construction contract and other departmental materials.
• Assists System Engineer in preparation of annual budget.
• Assumes responsibility for safe work practices of employees within area of responsibility.
• Directs staff in the areas of drafting, records, surveying and field data.
• Studies engineering literature, regulations, codes and other sources to keep abreast of engineering progress.
• Supervises system utilities during 24-hour standby duty on a rotational basis.
• Performs power quality studies for Industrial, Commercial, and Residential customers.
• Calculates and quotes fess to contractors and developers.
• Assumes additional responsibilities as requested


Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from an accredited university. Entry-level role with recent graduates accepted. Experience in electrical distribution systems and operations preferred.

Must possess excellent organizational and communication skills. Must be proficient with computer aided drafting software (such as AutoCAD), must be proficient with the use of Microsoft Office products. Knowledge of ESRI GIS software preferred. The ability to effectively write technical reports and present them before a group.

Must have a degree from an engineering curriculum which is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) as approved by the Tennessee State Board of Architectural and Engineering Examiners. Passage of the NCEES Fundamentals of Engineering Examination within 1-year of employment.

Physical Demands:
The ability to safely operate a standard equipped JEA motor vehicle. The ability to use a computer keyboard effectively. The ability to enter/exit 22″ diameter access-ways and work in confined spaces. The ability to orally communicate by phone and person to person. The ability to see and read printed material. The ability to walk several miles over rough terrain.

Work Environment:
Indoor and outdoor conditions.

Must have and maintain a valid Class “D” license.

Must have a telephone and furnish the number to his/he supervisor.