City of Farmington
  • 29-Jan-2018 to 25-Feb-2018 (MST)
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Farmington, NM, USA
  • 25.68 - 39.14
  • Hourly
  • Regular-Full Time

Full Benefits





DEPARTMENT:  Electric Utility / Engineering


SALARY RANGE:  $25.68 - $39.14 / Hourly

PAY GRADE:  N Non-Exempt

TYPE OF POSITION:  Regular, Full-Time

DAYS WORKED:  Monday - Friday

HOURS WORKED:  8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 


Resumes submitted without a City of Farmington application will not be considered in our job selection process.



Utilize project management software and accepted construction management techniques to develop, plan, coordinate, and track engineering construction projects in the Electric Department's Capital Improvement Project Plan over a broad and comprehensive spectrum of resources, codes, and restrictions available to, and required by, the Electric Utility.

Work under the general supervision of the Engineering Construction Project Manager.

Lead role in the development and support of a Master Project Plan and integrate the subsequent engineering projects designed to support the Master Project Plan.

Identify and communicate need to appropriate personnel for capital projects to support the Master Project Plan.

Update, maintain, and track Master Project Plan schedule and budget to ensure project integrity and optimization of resources.

Monitor team members' completion of project tasks, and inform project managers of potential project schedule conflicts.

Assist in developing contracts and coordination with the Purchasing Department to see that contractor bids are analyzed and warded.

Ensure contractors provide resource loaded schedules at determined intervals, integrate these schedules into the Master Project Plan, and make sure construction is being completed on time and within budget.

Develop a routine communication plan to regularly keep management informed of problems, issues, and status of on-going projects.  Be prepared to deliver status of any project on a moment's notice.

Act as a resource to facilitate the resolution of project issues identified or imposed by team members.

Evaluate schedule impacts arising from sourcing decisions, communicate these impacts to the entire team, and integrate the decisions into the Master Project Plan.

Develop and support the use and integration of project and contract management systems into the daily operation of the business.

Assist engineers as needed in the development of capital improvement projects related to project management and schedule, including costs, necessities, benefits, alternatives, and consequences.

Analyze and identify lessons learned in the form of strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats to be applied in subsequent projects, and present the findings to the entire team.

The above represents the scope and range of duties.  Not all duties will be assigned nor is this an all-inclusive itemization of duties.


Develop an understanding of construction processes as they pertain to transmission and distribution lines and substations, which includes concrete foundations, ground grids, conduit plans, steel structures, and overhead high voltage bus work and wooden distribution and transmission structures.

Become familiar with the overall layout of the entire transmission and distribution system throughout Farmington's service territory.

Gain an understanding of reliability indices, their meanings, and application in the industry.

Gain an understanding of planning techniques and load forecasting as it pertains to capital budget items.

Gain an understating of system protection coordination as performed by the Relay Engineer.

Gain an understanding of GIS (Futura), its purpose, application, and function at FEUS.

May serve on various employee committees, as required and assigned.  Occasional public speaking may be required.

The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.


This position is subject to the City of Farmington's Drug and Alcohol Free Workplace Policy.

Preferred:  Graduate from an accredited university with a bachelor's degree in project management, construction management, engineering, with five years of related experience in an electric utility.

Required:  Project Management Certification with minimum two years as a project manager using Microsoft Project in a major construction or engineering consulting firm or electric utility industry.

In both cases, performance in the application of complex cross-organizational projects requiring numerous varied resources must be shown.

Extensive experience in the use, application, and manipulation of project management software including Microsoft Project, or other recognized product.

Proficient use of Microsoft Word, Excel, gmail, and to a lesser extent, Microsoft Access and Internet.

Ability to work under stress and handle stressful situations.  Ability to meet deadlines.

Demonstrate ability to communicate with others orally, and through written media, both individually and in a group environment.

Must possess the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, supervisors, outside entities, and the public.

Be willing to accept assignments in all phases of Electric Utility operation for the purpose of developing a well-rounded background.

Ability to follow direction of supervisors.  Ability to follow verbal and/or written instructions.

Current New Mexico driver's license is required, or ability to obtain one within 60 days.

Ability to operate tools and equipment listed.

Ability to do limited traveling.  Approximately 5% of time will be out of town.  Approximately 10% will be in field.

Extensive background check required.


Software: Microsoft Project, Word, Excel, Access, and Internet and email.

Able to use printers, plotters, scanners, engineering plotters and scanners, AS-400 mainframe, and other input/output devices, telephones, radios, and city vehicles, and other related office equipment.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to walk and will occasionally be required to walk over rough, undeveloped, heavy brush, and rocky terrain.  The employee is frequently required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms.  The employee is frequently required to sit, talk or hear; and occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 35 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.  Employee will be viewing computer screens for several hours at a time.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work is predominantly performed in an office.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works in outside weather conditions and may be exposed to wet and/or humid conditions.

The noise level in the work environment is moderate while in the field and quiet in the office.


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