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01/29/2020 at 11:59 pm Mountain Time
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$68,681.60 - $99,611.20 (Exempt)
Minimum Age Requirement:
Idaho Power — located in vibrant Boise, Idaho — is looking for an Engineer I or II to join our Power Supply team.
It’s an exciting time to work for an energy company, especially Idaho Power. We recently announced a goal of 100% clean energy by 2045. Our work plays a critical role in our customers’ lives and in the communities we serve across Idaho and Oregon.
In addition to the meaningful work we do, we offer work-life balance, competitive pay and benefits, and both a 401k employer-match and a pension plan, making Idaho Power one of the best employers in the state.
Operating under general supervision and with oversight, an Engineer I is developing technical expertise in their field. This role plans and leads assignments and projects, may interface with internal departments and external organizations, and receives guidance from leaders and other engineers as needed.
Operating under limited supervision, an Engineer II has an intermediate level of technical expertise in their field. This role plans and leads moderately complex assignments and projects, interfaces with internal departments and external organizations, and receives high-level guidance from leaders and other engineers as needed.
General job duties applicable to all areas of expertise:
Plans and leads projects, assignments and technical investigations
Acts as a liaison between other departments and organizations
Evaluates progress and results, recommending changes in procedures
Exercises moderate technical judgment in decision-making and independent action
Responsible for budgeting, financial accountability and timelines on assigned projects
Utilizes industry- and disciplinerelated knowledge to interpret and comply with regulations as required by NERC, FERC, WECC, EPA, NESC, OSHA, FCC, etc.
Specific additional job duties:
Develop streamflow forecasts by applying hydrologic rainfall-runoff models and reservoir regulation models
Develop reservoir operations plans that consider forecast uncertainty and optimize operations to meet multiple objectives including regulatory compliance, environmental benefits, recreation opportunities, and hydropower production
Scope, plan, and execute technical studies around water resources and hydropower systems operations and planning subjects such as water rights, flow augmentation for anadromous fish migration, aquifer recharge, flood risk management, conjunctive management of ground and surface water, and reservoir management
Collect and process hydrologic data, and perform modeling, frequency, economic, and statistical analyses related to strategic, regulatory, and regional planning activities
Design, analysis and modeling of hydraulic and hydrologic systems, environmental studies, sediment and fluvial geomorphology processes, irrigation and storm drainage facilities, geotechnical investigations, water rights and surveying. The Operations Hydrology group supports river and reservoir operations, hydropower production forecasting, and long-term resource adequacy planning. In addition, the group provides subject matter expertise in quantitative hydrologic forecasting and probabilistic analysis of stream flow and water supply.
General knowledge of engineering principles
General hydrology, reservoir management, and their application in the production of hydroelectricity
Snow hydrology and evaluation of seasonal water supply in snowmelt dominated basins
Infiltration, evapotranspiration, and consumptive use modeling
Hydrograph development and flow routing
Statistical analysis related to hydrologic and environmental data
Effective oral and written communication
Hydrologic, hydraulic, and reservoir management computer modeling tools such as NWSRFS, RiverWare, FEWS, HEC-RAS, and MODFLOW
Programming languages such as Python, R, and XML
Hydrologic database management tools such as Aquarius
Commonly used applications for hydrologic and engineering analyses such as Microsoft Excel
Organization and project management
Communicate technical information to diverse stakeholders, both internally and externally, including developing written and oral reports of problems, alternatives and recommendations.
Effectively manage and coordinate multiple projects
Establish and maintain effective working relationships
Work both independently and on project teams
Develop alternatives and work with others to evaluate their value and potential for meeting desired objectives
Analyze datasets and databases
Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from an ABET accredited institution
Engineer I: 0-2 years related experience
Engineer II: 2 or more years of related experience
Engineer in Training (EIT) designation.
Experience specific to performing hydrologic and reservoir system modeling, collecting and analyzing water resource data, and using advanced computer modeling tools and programming to conduct water resources analyses.
Experience with Snake River Basin hydrology and reservoir management.
Licenses & Certifications:
Valid driver's license with an acceptable driving record based on driving requirements for the position.
Travel with out-of-town stays may be required
Occasionally conduct field visits with the possibility of walking on uneven surfaces/terrain
This position is a sedentary job requiring working at a desk/computer for extended periods of time. It requires the use of office equipment, fine motor skills including typing on the computer, dialing phones, filing paper, and working in close proximity to other people. There may be occasional lifts of no more than 10 lbs. Ergonomic accommodations including sit to stand desks are available and installed as needed. The above is a summary of the primary essential functions of the position. This job may require the performance of additional tasks assigned by company leaders or management. Questions regarding job requirements or accommodation requests should be directed to Human Resources.
Work Standards, Communication, Decision Making, Planning and Organizing, Building Partnerships, Adaptability.
Adaptability, Building Partnerships, Communication, Decision Making, Planning and Organizing, Work Standards
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