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Assistant Electrical Engineer

Engineering, Architecture, & Planning with NYC Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)

Employment Type and Schedule Full-time

Salary $57,078 - $85,646 per year

Work Location Queens

Last Updated Last updated on Mar 13, 2023

Description Description

The NYC Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) enriches the environment and protects public health for all New Yorkers by providing 1.1 billion gallons of high-quality drinking water, managing wastewater and storm water, and reducing air, noise, and hazardous materials pollution. DEP is the largest combined municipal water and wastewater utility in the country, with nearly 6,000 employees. DEP’s water supply system is comprised of 19 reservoirs and 3 controlled lakes throughout the system’s 2,000 square mile watershed that extends 125 miles north and west of the City.

The Bureau of Engineering Design & Construction (BEDC) currently has a portfolio of capital projects valued at $23.8B, and another $10.5B projected over the next 10-year commitment plan. The projects BEDC implements allows DEP as a whole to continue to operate and maintain an exemplary water supply system.

Our In-House Design (IHD) directorate provides design and engineering services to meet operations’ needs in a manner consistent with BEDC’s core values of safety, schedule, quality, and customer service. IHD supports projects from the business case through preliminary design, design, procurement construction, and finally with the turnover to operations. IHD’s Design Services division includes Architectural, Site Civil, Structural, Process Mechanical/HVAC, Water Tunnel Mechanical Systems, and Electrical discipline sections. Each design section prepares design and construction documents including engineering plans and specifications for the construction of water supply, sewer, and wastewater treatment infrastructure. IHD projects are typically of the highest priority for the Agency. IHD’s Engineering Services includes the Quality Assurance, Laboratory Services, Specifications/Standard Operating Procedures, Sustainability, and BIM/CADD sections. The Engineering Services division focuses on project’s sustainability, resiliency, laboratory material testing, quality reviews and inspections, standardization of documents, project delivery standards and uses current BIM/CADD technology to streamline engineering design processes.

The Electrical section prepares engineering documents for construction of the most complex electrical power distribution, instrumentation, process controls, communications, lighting, fire safety and security systems undertaken by IHD.

BEDC seeks to hire an Assistant Electrical Engineer for IHD’s Electrical Section, located in our Lefrak Office in Queens, NY. Under supervision of the lead design engineer, the selected candidate will assist in implementing capital projects at various DEP facilities through the design and construction phase by preparing engineering documents including drawings and specifications. Specific responsibilities include performing engineering work to prepare engineering documents for design and construction of electrical power distribution, communication, instrumentation & controls, lighting, fire safety and security systems undertaken by IHD for water supply facilities, water tunnels, wastewater treatment plants, administrative buildings and, other DEP infrastructure. Power systems distribution include, but not limited to, low, medium and high voltage systems, electrical substations, switchgear, motor control centers and, emergency power generation systems. Instrumentation and Control systems include, but not limited to water & wastewater process, pump and motor controls, instrumentation, monitoring systems, distributed Control Units, Automation, HMI and SCADA systems. The Assistant Electrical Engineer will be required to travel to job sites to perform site investigations and attend site meetings during design and construction phases of projects, as needed.

Requirements Requirements

1. A baccalaureate degree in electrical engineering from an accredited college or university and one year of full-time satisfactory experience in electrical engineering work; or

2. A baccalaureate degree in electrical engineering from an accredited college and a master’s degree in electrical engineering from an accredited college or university.

A master’s degree in electrical engineering from an accredited college or university can only be used to substitute for one year of full-time satisfactory work experience in electrical engineering. A degree in any other engineering area, or in any engineering technology area, is not acceptable.