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Utility Process Consultant (City of Austin Employees Only)

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Position Information

Position Information

Posting Title Utility Process Consultant (City of Austin Employees Only)
Job Requisition Number AE501496
Position Number 100116
Job Type Full-Time
Division Name Power Supply & Market Ops
Minimum Qualifications
  • Graduation from an accredited high school or equivalent plus 8 years of experience related to the power plant and electric service delivery.
  • Education may substitute for experience up to four (4) years

Licenses or Certifications:

Notes to Applicants

A detailed and complete employment application is required to help us better evaluate your qualifications and will be used to determine salary if you are selected for this position.

Please list your complete employment history (to include all job duties responsibilities and employment dates) on your online application.

The application is an official document; incomplete applications will not be considered (e.g., “see resume”). Resumes will not be used to qualify for the position and will not be used to recommend salary.

Supplemental information or changes to your application will not be accepted after the job posting closes. The responses to the supplemental questions inquiring about experience should be reflected on your application.

Please be sure that your application is a reflection of your entire work history. When completing the City of Austin employment application, any gaps in employment must have an explanation and dates of unemployment. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Pay Range

$34.40 – $44.60


weekdays 6:45 to 3:15, some weekends and holidays

Job Close Date
Type of Posting Reserved for City Employees
Department Austin Energy
Regular/Temporary Regular
Grant Funded or Pooled Position Not Applicable
Category Professional
Location Decker Creek Power Station, 8003 Decker Lane Austin Tx
Preferred Qualifications For this position relevant experience includes environmental, safety and health in power plant and electric service delivery environments.

Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Studies, Occupational Health/Safety or in a field related to the job

Computer skills: MS Office, Maximo, eCOMBS, TCEQ web tools, PI/OS soft, MSDS system

Skill in analytical chemistry methods for sample collection/analysis

Demonstrated ability to utilize, calibrate and troubleshoot field equipment supporting plant environmental and safety processes

Duties, Functions and Responsibilities

Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.

  1. Conduct root cause analysis or equipment failure analysis and prepare technical reports of findings and recommend corrective or preventive actions.
  2. Analyze and identify technical and operational problems and equipment malfunctions. 
  3. Prepare designs, drawings, prints, calculations and test procedures for engineering review and approval. 
  4. Evaluate effectiveness and efficiency of operating procedures and/or work instructions for utility operating and control systems such as electrical, protection & control, mechanical, and chemical treatment programs and recommend revisions and clarifications accordingly. 
  5. Provide technical leadership for teams where utility personnel are engaged  in major repair, construction, engineering or improvement projects.
  6. Identify potential environmental, product or procedural noncompliance issues. Troubleshoot equipment abnormalities, recommend and implement related repairs or modifications necessary. 
  7. Write specifications; evaluate bids and proposals for equipment and/or purchases as required.  Prepare budget and procure materials and equipment needed to implement services. 
  8. Provide advice and counsel to utility supervisory personnel on operating and maintenance procedures. Provide outage and clearance technical expertise to minimize outage times and associated costs. 
  9. Develop lesson plans for training of personnel in assigned skill areas. Provide training of personnel as needed to improve skills and maintain appropriate knowledge. Evaluate training programs in the marketplace and maintain database of appropriate cost efficient supplementary training. 
  10. Conduct job task analysis to improve effectiveness. 
  11. Perform engineering support, and project management functions as required.

Responsibilities- Supervision and/or Leadership Exercised:
  • May provide leadership, work assignments, evaluation, training, and guidance to others.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Must possess required knowledge, skills, abilities and experience and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

  • Knowledge of power plant and electric service delivery operations
  • Knowledge of applicable processes, techniques, and methods.
  • Knowledge of Federal, State, Local laws, and ordinances.
  • Knowledge of city practice, policy, and procedure.
  • Knowledge of leadership and project management techniques, principles and processes
  • Knowledge of ISO or other Quality Management systems
  • Knowledge of performance measurement processes.
  • Skill in communicating technical information to customers.
  • Skill in completing detailed, complex analysis.
  • Skill in using computer and related software applications related to area of, power plant and electric service delivery operations.
  • Ability to work independently and/or to lead teams.
  • Ability to understand vendor specifications and predict their impact on current equipment and/or processes.
  • Ability to develop and conduct training program various personnel in assigned skill areas

Does this job require a criminal background investigation? This position requires a criminal background investigation

City of Austin is committed to compliance with the American Disabilities Act. If you require reasonable accommodation during the application process or have a question regarding an essential job function, please call (512) 974-3210 or TTY (512) 974-2445.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * This position requires graduation from High School or equivalent, plus eight (8) years experience related to the power plant and electric service delivery. Education may substitute for experience up to four (4) years. Do you meet these qualifications?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Please describe how you meet these minimum qualifications. Please detail how you meet the educational requirements (if applicable), account for the years of related experience (if applicable), and explain any substitutions of experience for education, or vice-versa (if applicable).

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Are you a current City of Austin employee?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * If selected as a top candidate, do you agree to a criminal background investigation?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Do you have experience working in energized electrical power plant environment?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Briefly describe your experience working on energized electrical power systems: Include voltages, tasks and years experience.

    (Open Ended Question)

  7. * Do you have experience establishing and training personnel on technical procedures?
    • Yes
    • No
  8. * Describe the level and type of teaching and/or training that you have planned, provided and implemented.

    (Open Ended Question)

  9. * Do you have experience on analyzing process control instrumentation data and producing assessment reports?
    • Yes
    • No
  10. * Briefly describe your knowledge and experience in the occupational health and safety field.

    (Open Ended Question)

  11. * Are you trained in and have experience with conducting Root Cause Analysis?
    • Yes
    • No
  12. * Outline your experience in using Root Cause Analysis in either a preventative or reactive environment.

    (Open Ended Question)

  13. * What experience do you have with chemistry in a power plant?

    (Open Ended Question)

  14. * Please describe your working knowledge/experience with ECOMBS. You may put N/A if this is not applicable to you.

    (Open Ended Question)

  15. * What experience do you have using Maximo (Maintenance Management System)?
    • Approve work orders and purchase requisitions.
    • Approve purchase requisions.
    • Approve work orders.
    • Write work orders and purchase requisions.
    • None

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