Substation Electrician

Date de publication : 09/05/2024

Requisition ID : 27542

What You Can Expect

Our Substation Electrician, based at the University of Iowa campus, is 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.

Daily, you will install, operate, troubleshoot, calibrate and maintain 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.  As an experienced Substation Electrician, you will determine the jobsite work sequences and safety procedures required. You will procure materials, coordinate outages, complete work and place systems back into service as well as interpret and maintain wiring diagrams, schematics, system logs, drawings and documentation on utility systems. You will need to assist with troubleshooting and maintenance of program logic controller (PLC) based auxiliary systems,  design and implement control system changes or new control schemes and advises utility staff of changes and install and configure new modules, control stations, firmware and software revisions for the utility computer-based control systems. You monitor system performance, using system interfaces, and make recommendations for system improvements. You provide functional supervision including training and instructions to other staff.



What You’ll Bring

  • This role requires a minimum educational level of a High school diploma / GED or equivalent
  • An Iowa Class A or B Journeyman’s or Master Electrician License
  • A minimum of two (2) years at a Journeyman level in utility systems, industrial, process or power plants
  • Expertise in electric Motor controls, station power systems, and electronic control systems
  • Knowledgeable of programmable logic controllers (PLCs), distributed control systems, CAD systems and their associated database management systems
  • Ability to use tools and industry standard methods of troubleshooting and maintaining electrical and electronic utility equipment
  • Expertise in the principles, methods, and techniques used in the electrical, instrumentation and control trades including  the principles of electronics
  • Practice of safety  precautions and  mitigate trade occupational hazards while working in confined spaces, aerial or elevated locations, extreme temperatures, excavations, and other environmental caused conditions
  • Experience applying 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
  • Read and understand blueprints, schematics, control system drawings and repair manuals
  • Calibration of utility instrumentation and the  installation and configuration of control system hardware and software
  • Maintain records and system documentation,  analyze system problems, then recommend and implement system changes



Additional Details

  • Must be willing and able to comply with all ENGIE ethics and safety policies
  • Must possess a valid U.S. driver’s license/clean driving record; this role requires operating ENGIE owned vehicles and equipment
  • Possess effective communication skills, such as verbally describing service issues, giving report, or sharing findings with on campus stakeholders, documenting work through photos and written descriptions in various applications such as Microsoft Office applications
  • Ability to understand, give and execute oral and written instructions
  • Must be physically capable to hear and understand audible alarms, detect changes in noise levels of equipment and portable radio communication,
  • Capable of frequently standing; walking; balancing; sitting; climbing (ladders, stairs, ramps, catwalks and the like as required); kneeling; pushing; pulling; lifting (min. 50 lbs)
  • Capable of performing repetitive motions as required
  • Required to have eyesight corrected at 20/40 to accurately read and interpret such as but not limited to instruments, gauges, and manuals
  • Must be physically capable of entering and working in a confined space (crawl spaces, shafts, small enclosed areas, pipes and the like) as required
  • Must be physically capable of wearing protective equipment (PPE) including but not limited to half and full-face respirators, fall protection equipment, hardhat, safety shoes, safety glasses
  • This position consist of 50% of outdoor work, while performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions




Salary Range:  $32.79 – $48.76 USD hourly


This represents the average expected pay range for a qualified candidate. Actual offered salary may depend on geography, experience, industry knowledge, education, internal pay alignment, or other bona fide factors.


ENGIE complies with all federal, state, and local minimum wage laws. Actual salary offered may vary depending on geography, experience, education, internal pay alignment, or other bona fide factors. 


In addition to base pay, this position is eligible for a competitive bonus plan and on-call pay.


Your Talent Acquisition Partner can share more specific information regarding the benefits or the salary for the position based on the work location


At ENGIE, we take your well-being seriously. Our comprehensive benefits package includes options for medical, dental, vision, life insurance, employer-paid short-term and long-term disability insurance, ESPP, generous paid time off including wellness days, holidays and leave programs. We also help you plan for retirement by offering a 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan with a company match.  But that's not all – we're dedicated to the health and happiness of your entire family, offering supplemental benefits for full time employees that enhance emotional and physical well-being through all stages of life from family forming to caregiver benefits. Explore our benefits package to see how we can support you. Learn more.




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


In 2020 The University of Iowa (UI) entered a 50-year, trailblazing partnership with the University of Iowa Energy Collaborative (UIEC), a joint venture between ENGIE, Meridiam, and Hannon Armstrong, to operate, maintain and enhance the university’s Utility System.  As the founding member of this joint venture, ENGIE designs, builds, operates, and maintains the energy infrastructure delivering safe, reliable, cost-effective, and sustainable energy solutions in producing and distributing steam, electricity, chilled water, and domestic water to the main campus in Iowa City, Iowa and a nearby satellite campus. 


At ENGIE, our goal is to support, promote, and thrive on diversity, equity, and inclusion.  We do so for the benefit of our employees, customers, products and services, and community.  ENGIE is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace, and 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 qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other legally protected status.


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We are unable to sponsor or take over sponsorship of an employment visa for this role at any time.


The safety of our employees is our number one priority. All employees at ENGIE have both a duty and the authority to STOP WORK if unsafe acts are observed. 


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