COWLITZ PUD: Engineering Area Planner I - Longview, WA

Employer: Cowlitz PUD

Job Description:
Cowlitz PUD is one of the top employers in Cowlitz County! Come join our team!

Our Customer Engineering Department is looking a self-driven individual to join their team and assist the Area Planner team to create maps, assist customers and provide a high level of customer service. If you are a person with a two-year technical degree that likes a mix of office work and field work this could be the perfect position for you.

Come help us power the future!

Our Mission: Provide customers safe, reliable, cost-effective, and sustainable electricity.

Our Vision: Connecting customers to energy to power Cowlitz County's future.

Compensation Philosophy: Cowlitz PUD is committed to providing a fair and competitive compensation program to attract, retain and reward high-performing employees at all levels. Cowlitz PUD staff positions are set in pay ranges as determined by a market-based salary study and salaries are determined by evaluating a candidate’s experience and qualifications as well as organizational pay equity.

The Engineering Area Planner I is a union position with hourly pay starting at 40.50 per hour.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
As an Engineering Area Planner I you would perform engineering drafting, design, and work coordination with customers while applying District Standards, Customer Service Policies and Construction Practices, under the general supervision of the Customer Engineering Manager.

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Experience, Working Conditions and Other Requirements
Minimum Qualifications:
Must have a two (2) year technical degree in electrical technology from an accredited college or a certificate in electrical technology from a vocational/technical school or equivalent combination of educational coursework and experience.
Completing a qualified sanctioned electrical apprenticeship program will meet the educational requirement for this position.
Preferred recent two years of experience in utility customer engineering and/or power line design; or equivalent combination of educational coursework and experience.
Must adhere to the District’s residency requirements for response workers.

Desirable Qualifications:
Previous experience in electric utility

Work Environment:
The work environment conditions described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

Work is performed in the office or in the field Monday through Thursday 6:30AM to 5:00PM. Remote work is not available for this position.
Performs work in compliance with the District Union Contract Bargaining Agreement (CBA).
Work may be performed in the field with need to wear proper personal protection equipment (PPE) and work in all weather conditions.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Hiring Process
Your application will not be reviewed if these items are missing or incomplete.

Applications are reviewed after the posting closes. Qualified candidates must submit the following to be considered:

Completed NEOGOV online application.
Supplemental questionnaire responses
Cover letter describing how your skills and experience align with the stated job responsibilities and qualifications.
Current résumé indicating relevant experience and education.
Offers of employment are contingent on verification of information provided by the applicant as part of the application process, including potential background check, pre-placement physical exam, and full driver's abstract.

Contact Person: Teedara Wolf
Phone: 360-501-9221
Email: [email protected]
Location: 961 12th Ave • Longview, WA
Application Method: Email [email protected] or apply online
Base Pay: 40.50 per hour

Posted on July 25, 2023

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