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Electrical Engineer – Power Enterprise- SFPUC (5241) (118052)

Recruitment: RTF0118051-01143551

Published: September 08, 2023

Accepting applications until: August 04, 2023


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Department: Public Utilities Commission
Job class: 5241-Engineer
Salary range: $161,564.00 - $196,430.00
Role type: Temporary Exempt What does this mean?
Hours: Full-time


  • Application Opening: January 12, 2023
  • Application Filing Deadline: September 15th, 2023* Extending deadline to broaden candidate pool 
  • Annual Salary: $158,002 - $192,114
  • Recruitment ID:  RTF0118051-01143551

APPOINTMENT TYPE: Temporary Exempt: This position is excluded by the Charter from the competitive Civil Service examination process and shall serve at the discretion of the Appointing Officer. The duration of the appointment shall not exceed 36 months.

San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC)
Headquartered in San Francisco, we have 2,300 employees operating across eight counties serving more than 2.7 million customers in the San Francisco Bay Area – 24 hours per day, 365 days per year.

Our Mission: To provide our customers with high quality, efficient, and reliable water, power, and wastewater services in a manner that values environmental and community interests and sustains the resources entrusted to our care.

Our Vision: We are an innovative utility leader, recognized for excellent results in service, safety, stewardship, and inclusiveness.

We are an award-winning and industry-leading utilities organization committed to our customers, community interests, and the environment. To learn more about our organization, please visit our website at

We are proud of our infrastructure and programs, but most importantly, we value our highly qualified and dedicated workforce which ensures that this vision becomes a reality.

To learn more about working at the SFPUC, visit our career site at


Role description

Schedule: Hybrid (work from home/onsite)

Project: Treasure Island Redevelopment Project   

Working for the Redevelopment section of the SFPUC Power Enterprise, this position will (a) provide electrical engineering and technical support to the master planning, design, and construction of new electric service and distribution systems for new developments and Redevelopment Projects within the City, such as Hunters Point Shipyard, Candlestick Point, Treasure Island, Pier 70, Sunnydale and Potrero HOPE, Mission Rock; (b) ensure compliance with the SFPUC's Rules and Regulations for Electric Service and wholesale distribution tariff (WDT); (c) manage the service application process; (d) review utility electric system impact and facility study reports and service contract agreements; and (e) implement a monitoring program to ensure that the facility-specific electric use and performance meet local, state, and federal requirements and electric service contracts.

Essential Functions:

  • Manage requests for electric service interconnections, meet with clients and review engineering details, discuss priorities and construction schedules;
  • Review and analyze electric service contracts for new development and Redevelopment projects in accordance with applicable tariffs and codes, Franchise Agreement, and Wholesale Distribution Tariff;
  • Contribute to the development of the SFPUC's Rules and Regulations for Electric Service, guidelines, and standards for electric service and distribution systems;
  • Review, analyze, and improve the electric service connection process from application, contracting, construction, operation and maintenance of City electrical projects;
  • Support and manage renewable energy interconnections and system interface for new development and Redevelopment projects;
  • Analyze existing large customer electric use data and identify energy efficiency or electric bill reduction methods and report data at a summary level;
  • Supervise the preparation of engineering contract documents, resolve disputes and claims; prepare engineering designs, drawings and specifications;
  • Analyze and solve complex engineering and process related problems;
  • Review and approve correspondence, reports and other related documents;
  • Conduct meetings and prepare and provide presentations.
  • Other duties as assigned

How to qualify

  • Five (5) years of verifiable professional Electrical Engineering experience, which includes two (2) years of experience equivalent to City and County of San Francisco class 5207 Associate Engineer as a licensed Professional Engineer in the specialty you are applying for; AND
  • Possession of a current Certificate of Registration as a Professional Engineer in the State of California in Electrical Engineering.

Applicants must meet these minimum qualification requirements by the final filing date unless otherwise noted.

Verification of Education and Experience:

Applicants may be required to submit verification of qualifying education and experience at any point during the recruitment and selection process. If education verification is required, information on how to verify education requirements, including verifying foreign education credits or degree equivalency, can be found at

Note: Falsifying one’s education, training, or work experience or attempted deception on the application may result in disqualification for this and future job opportunities with the City and County of San Francisco.

All work experience, education, training and other information substantiating how you meet the minimum qualifications must be included on your application by the filing deadline. Information submitted after the filing deadline will not be considered in determining whether you meet the minimum qualifications.

Applications completed improperly may be cause for ineligibility, disqualification or may lead to lower scores.

What else should I know?


Applications for City and County of San Francisco jobs are only accepted through an online process. Visit and begin the application process.

  • Select the “I’m Interested” button and follow instructions on the screen

Applicants may be contacted by email about this recruitment and, therefore, it is their responsibility to ensure that their registered email address is accurate and kept up-to-date. Also, applicants must ensure that email from CCSF is not blocked on their computer by a spam filter. To prevent blocking, applicants should set up their email to accept CCSF mail from the following addresses (,,,,,,,,,,,,,, and

Applicants will receive a confirmation email that their online application has been received in response to every announcement for which they file. Applicants should retain this confirmation email for their records. Failure to receive this email means that the online application was not submitted or received.

Job Analyst Information: If you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please contact the job analyst, Rocio Mendoza, by email at


The City and County of San Francisco encourages women, minorities and persons with disabilities to apply. Applicants will be considered regardless of their sex, race, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition (associated with cancer, a history of cancer, or genetic characteristics), HIV/AIDS status, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, military and veteran status, or other protected category under the law.