Company: ENGIE
Skills: Electrician
Experience: 6 + Years
Education: High School/Secondary
Employment Type: Full Time Salaried Employee
Location: Iowa City, Iowa, United States


ENGIE has an immediate opening for a Substation Electrician located in Iowa City, IA. Under general supervision this position will be responsible for installation, operation, maintenance, calibration, troubleshooting and repairs of electric utility substation, distribution and production plant electrical equipment including but not limited to medium voltage switchgear, protection and control systems, battery systems, instrumentation, motor starters and controls

What you'll do:
  • Installs, operates, troubleshoots, maintains, calibrates and repairs utility electrical systems including circuit breakers, switchgear, protection and control systems, battery systems, instrumentation, motor starters and controls conduit, cable and wiring systems up through 15kV.
  • Determines jobsite work sequences and safety procedures required, procures materials, coordinates outages, completes work, places systems back into service.
  • Interprets and maintains wiring diagrams, schematics, updates system logs, drawings and documentation on utility systems.
  • Assists with troubleshooting and maintenance of program logic controller (PLC) based auxiliary systems.
  • Designs and implements control system changes or new control schemes and advises utility staff of changes.
  • Installs and configures new modules, control stations, firmware and software revisions for the utility computer-based control systems.
  • Monitors system performance, using system interfaces, and makes recommendations for system improvements.
  • Provides functional supervision including training and instructions to other staff


What you bring:

  • High school diploma or GED.
  • Journey level electrician with six years of experience in utility systems, industrial, process or power plants. Experience must include at least four years with electric motor controls, station power systems, and/or electrical and electronic control systems and at least two years of experience with programmable logic controllers (PLCs), distributed control systems, CAD systems and their associated database management systems, or .
  • An AAS or BS degree in electronics or instrumentation and control systems, with four years of experience in utility systems, industrial, process or power plant. Experience must include at least four years with electric motor controls, station power systems, and/or electrical and electronic control systems and at least two years of experience with programmable logic controllers (PLCs), distributed control systems, CAD systems and their associated database management systems.
  • Commercial driver's license is desirable.
  • Knowledge of utility systems and equipment.
  • Knowledge of tools and methods necessary to troubleshoot and maintain electrical and electronic utility equipment.
  • Knowledge of the principles, methods, and techniques used in the electrical, instrumentation and control trades.
  • Knowledge of the principles of electronics.
  • Knowledge of the trade occupational hazards and safety precautions while working in confined spaces, aerial or elevated locations, extreme temperatures, excavations, and other environmental caused conditions.
  • Knowledge of electrical codes, utility standards, and safety programs as governed by rules, regulations and guidelines of local, state, and national electrical and safety codes, equipment manufacturers and others.
  • Ability to read and understand blueprints, schematics, control system drawings and repair manuals.
  • Skill in calibrating utility instrumentation.
  • Ability to install and configure control system hardware and software.
  • Ability to perform basic math computations.
  • Ability to maintain records and system documentation.
  • Ability to analyze system problems, recommend and implement system changes.
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing with other department personnel, vendors and suppliers, students, staff, and the general public.
Additional Information/Conditions:

For this position, you must have evidence of right to work in the U.S. There is no employer sponsorship of U.S. residency or work authorization with this role.

Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions. Could involve some lifting to 100 pounds.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate

Why ENGIE?

ENGIE North America isn't just participating in the Zero-Carbon transition, we're leading it! Join us as we develop energy that is more renewable, more efficient and more accessible to everyone.

Unite with us in leading the transformation of the world of energy! ENGIE is looking for talented and motivated individuals to create the future of energy and customer solutions. Join a rewarding and flexible work environment that encourages innovation and creativity to help customers meet their energy challenges today and in the future. Are you up for the challenge?

At ENGIE, our goal is to support, encourage, promote, and thrive on diversity, equity, and inclusion. We do so for the benefit of our employees, customers, products and services, and community. So ENGIE is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace, and is also an affirmative action employer. We are firmly committed to creating an equitable and inclusive environment for all employees.

We are committed to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at ENGIE are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications. ENGIE is committed to providing equal employment opportunity regardless of actual or perceived race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), gender identity or gender expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, marital status, civil union, or domestic partnership status, military service or veteran status, physical or mental disability, protected medical condition, genetic information, or any other legally protected category (referred to as "protected characteristics") as defined by applicable federal, state or local law in the locations where we operate.

If you need assistance with this application or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at ENGIENA-ENGIEHR@engie.com . Please note: This email address is reserved for individuals with disabilities in need of assistance, and is not a means of inquiry regarding positions or application status.

Additional Information
  • Posting Date: Oct 16, 2020