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Engineering Technician I, II, Sr. (Street Light Admin)

PNM Resources

Location: Albuquerque, NM US
Position Type:
Rqd Education:
Rqd Experience: Entry Level
Date Posted: August 1, 2022
Reference Code: 6087659
POSTING DEADLINE
This position is posted until filled.

DEPARTMENT
Department: Distribution Planning

PREFERENCES
Street Lighting experience and/or Utility experience

JOB DESCRIPTION
Engineering Technician II (Street Light Admin)
Salary Grade: G08
Minimum Midpoint Maximum
$58,128 - $77,021 - $95,912
Personnel in this job title may be covered by NERC CIP cyber security standards. If the position is covered, prior to being hired, promoted, or transferred into the position, the candidate must successfully pass a Personnel Risk Assessment, which includes identity verification and a criminal background check. Prior to being granted unescorted access to cyber secure areas, the candidate must attend cyber security training. Annual cyber security training is also required.

Given the financial nature of this position, this position may be required to obtain a credit check depending on location. If the position is covered, prior to being hired, promoted, or transferred into the position, the candidate must successfully pass a credit background check.

SUMMARY:

Under general supervision, works as an engineering aid applying mathematical, electrical, mechanical, and civil engineering knowledge in designing, developing and coordinating moderate to large projects. Functions within the engineering areas in a capacity instrumental in maintaining and improving the level of service to customers, system operation, and reliability.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Communicates in writing and verbally with customers, company personnel, outside agencies, and other utilities for purposes of project negotiations, assistance, information gathering, and departmental support

  • Applies economic analysis, mathematical, electrical, civil, and mechanical knowledge and experience to the design, preparation, and coordination of moderately complex projects

  • Performs field inspections to ensure compliance with routine material, equipment, contract or design specifications

  • Understands and applies general knowledge of applicable codes, specifications, standards, engineering practices, and principles

  • Generates or analyzes computer data

  • Prepares, verifies, and evaluates a wide variety of engineering drawings, charts, graphs and prints

  • May prepare and review routine customer or project related contracts

  • Independently negotiates internally and externally to the company and makes decisions impacting projects

  • Provides training and assistance to lower level technicians and other departments

  • Provides information to assist in department budgeting


COMPETENCIES:
  • General knowledge of applicable codes, specifications, standards, and engineering practices and principles to area of responsibility

  • Ability to gather and synthesize complex or diverse information

  • General background of theoretical and practical knowledge to develop solutions or recommendations to concurrent projects and problems

QUALIFICATIONS

MINIMUM EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
  • High school diploma or GED with six to seven years of experience, or equivalent combination of education and/or experience related to the discipline.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:
  • Must possess a current, legally valid driver's license and meet the companys driving record requirements.

COMMUNICATION SKILLS:
  • Ability to read and interpret documents

  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence

  • Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of the organization

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS:
  • Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry.

  • Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

COMPUTER SKILLS:
  • Knowledge of spreadsheet and word processing software

  • Ability to develop new computer applications for department use as needed, and use computers to generate or analyze data to perform work in area of responsibility

ANALYSIS AND PROBLEM-SOLVING ABILITY:
  • Intermediates ability to solve semi-complex practical engineering and design problems with some technical direction from Senior Engineers

  • Ability to deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists

  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form
  • Job assignments typically require algebra, and may require trigonometry

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
  • Regularly required to sit up to 2/3 of the time.
  • Must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:
  • Office and/or field environment.
  • Certain areas of the Company may require extensive field work and exposure to the environment in all weather conditions.


JOB DESCRIPTION
Engineering Tech I
Salary Grade: G09
Minimum Midpoint Maximum
$50,991 - $67,562 - $84,134
Personnel in this job title may be covered by NERC CIP cyber security standards. If the position is covered, prior to being hired, promoted, or transferred into the position, the candidate must successfully pass a Personnel Risk Assessment, which includes identity verification and a criminal background check. Prior to being granted unescorted access to cyber secure areas, the candidate must attend cyber security training. Annual cyber security training is also required.

Given the financial nature of this position, this position may be required to obtain a credit check depending on location. If the position is covered, prior to being hired, promoted, or transferred into the position, the candidate must successfully pass a credit background check.

SUMMARY:

Under direct supervision, serves as an engineering aide or trainee, applying basic electrical, mechanical, and civil engineering knowledge to assist in the design, development, and coordination of minor projects.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Communicates verbally or in writing with customers, company personnel, and outside agencies to provide service, assistance, and information for customers and/or departments

Applies general mathematical and electrical, civil, and mechanical knowledge to assist in the design of small projects related to area of responsibility

Performs field research and inspections on electrical systems, material, and equipment

Applies basic knowledge of applicable codes, specification, standards, and engineering practices and principles to area of responsibility

Generates or analyzes computer data

Assists in the preparation, development, and maintenance of routine drawings, charts, graphs, and prints

Prepares and submits all design paperwork to initiate project implementation

Gathers, reviews, summarizes, and maintains records for internal and external department or project use

COMPETENCIES:

Basic knowledge of applicable codes, specifications, standards, and engineering practices

Ability to gather and synthesize complex or diverse information

QUALIFICATIONS

MINIMUM EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:

High school diploma or GED with five to six years of experience, or equivalent combination of education and/or experience related to the discipline.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:

Must possess a current, legally valid driver's license and meet the company's driving record requirements.

COMMUNICATION SKILLS:
Ability to read and interpret documents

Ability to write routine reports and correspondence

Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of the organization

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS:

Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry

Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations

COMPUTER SKILLS:

Working knowledge of spreadsheet and word processing software

ANALYSIS AND PROBLEM-SOLVING ABILITY:

Basic ability to solve practical engineering and design problems. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. Job assignments typically require algebra, and may require trigonometry.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

Regularly required to sit up to 2/3 of the time. Must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

Office and/or field environment. Certain areas of the Company may require extensive field work and exposure to the environment in all weather conditions.

JOB DESCRIPTION
Engineering Tech Sr.
Salary Grade: G07
Minimum Midpoint Maximum
$66,267 - $87,804 - $109,340
Personnel in this job title may be covered by NERC CIP cyber security standards. If the position is covered, prior to being hired, promoted, or transferred into the position, the candidate must successfully pass a Personnel Risk Assessment, which includes identity verification and a criminal background check. Prior to being granted unescorted access to cyber secure areas, the candidate must attend cyber security training. Annual cyber security training is also required.

Given the financial nature of this position, this position may be required to obtain a credit check depending on location. If the position is covered, prior to being hired, promoted, or transferred into the position, the candidate must successfully pass a credit background check.

SUMMARY:

Under limited supervision, acts as lead support to engineers and applies advanced electrical, mechanical, and civil engineering knowledge to design and coordinate very complex and large projects and assignments. Functions within the engineering areas in a capacity directly impacting the maintenance and improvement of level of service to customers, system operation, and reliability.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Communicates in writing and verbally with customers, company personnel, outside agencies and other utilities for purposes of project negotiations, assistance, information gathering, and departmental support

Applies mathematical, economic, and risk analysis, advanced electrical, civil and mechanical knowledge and experience to the design, preparation, and coordination or the most complex projects

Performs field inspections to ensure compliance with complex material, equipment, contract or design specifications

Leads other department technicians by establishing project schedules, delegating and monitoring assignments, verifying work on assignments, and providing input to supervisor for performance appraisals

Understands and applies expert knowledge of applicable codes, specifications, standards, engineering practices, and principals to area of responsibility

Generates or analyzes computer data

Prepares, verifies, and evaluates a wide variety of engineering drawings, charts, graphs, and prints

May prepare and review routine customer or project related contracts

Independently negotiates internally and externally and makes decisions impacting projects

Provides training and assistance to other technicians, and may assist in orientation or training of entry-level engineers

Provides information to assist in department budgeting

Functions in a lead role to other department technicians including establishing project schedules, delegating, and monitoring assignments, verifying work on assignments, and providing input to supervisor for performance appraisals

COMPETENCIES:

Expert knowledge of applicable codes, specifications, standards and engineering practices and principals to area of responsibility

Ability to gather and synthesize complex or diverse information

Extensive background of theoretical and practical knowledge to develop solutions or recommendations to concurrent projects and issues

Ability to recognize and define objectives requiring action

MINIMUM EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:

Bachelor's degree from a four year college or university with five to seven years of related experience, or equivalent combination of education and or experience related to the discipline.

Business needs dictate that the incumbent must routinely perform the identified tasks 75% of the time.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:

Must possess a current, legally valid driver's license and meet the company's driving record requirements.

COMMUNICATION SKILLS:
Ability to read and interpret documents

Ability to write routine reports and correspondence

Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of the organization

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS:
Ability to apply advanced mathematical concepts such as exponents, logarithms, quadratic equations, and permutations

Ability to apply mathematical operations to such tasks as frequency distribution, determination of test reliability and validity, analysis of variance, correlation techniques, sampling theory, and factor analysis

COMPUTER SKILLS:

Working knowledge of spreadsheet and word processing software

Ability to develop new computer applications for the department's use as needed, and use computers to generate or analyze data to perform work in area of responsibility

ANALYSIS AND PROBLEM-SOLVING ABILITY:

Advanced ability to solve practical problems with minimal technical direction from Senior Engineers. Ability to deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. In depth networking with other internal departments. Job assignments typically require algebra, and may require trigonometry.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

Regularly required to sit up to 2/3 of the time. Must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

Office and/or field environment. Certain areas of the Company may require extensive field work and exposure to the environment in all weather conditions. Promotions are based on business need for duties to be performed, in addition to employee qualifications.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY STATEMENT
PNM Resources and affiliates are Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employers. Women, minorities, disabled individuals and veterans are encouraged to apply.
About this Employer‍

PNM Resources is an energy holding company based in Albuquerque, N.M., with 2020 consolidated operating revenues of $1.5 billion. Through its regulated utilities, PNM and TNMP, PNM Resources provides electricity to approximately 800,000 homes and businesses in New Mexico and Texas. PNM serves its customers with a diverse mix of generation and purchased power resources totaling 3.0 gigawatts of capacity, with a goal to achieve 100% emissions-free energy by 2040. PNM Resources is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange as PNM.

PNM Resources strives to create enduring value for customers, communities and shareholders built on a foundation of Environmental, Social and Governance Principles. At the core of our business we are focused on our Vision, our Purpose and our Values.