Field Engineer at Electrical Reliability Services in Portland, Oregon

Posted in Architecture 10 days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Electrical Reliability Services is currently seeking an experienced Electrical Field Engineer to support our service offerings in the Central Oregon area.  Candidates must live or be willing to relocate within 50 miles of this area to be considered for this position.

Troubleshoot, test, and inspect complex electrical systems, and moderately complex relay calibration and power metering.  Operate all types of test equipment and have some experience in coordination of electrical systems.  This position requires limited supervision.

  • Perform all aspects of testing and maintenance of electrical power distribution systems. 

  • Perform instrument transformer tests, power transformer testing, automatic transfer switch troubleshooting, generator testing, power meter calibration and high voltage circuit breaker testing.

  • Troubleshooting capabilities, relay calibration, use of load and power quality recording instrumentation, infrared scanners, medium voltage breaker and switchgear testing.

  • Test and troubleshoot complex electrical systems, moderately complex relay systems and power metering.

  • Perform start-up services on switchgear up through the 230 kV class.

  • May perform power system studies including short circuit, arc flash and protective device coordination.

  • Write complete, detailed reports promptly at end of project using a computer, and accurately process job billing.

  • Represent the Company as a lecturer on technical topics.

  • May perform complex analysis and evaluative tasks necessary to complete equipment-labeling projects consistent with recognized industry and international standards, local jurisdiction requirements and Company procedures. 

  • Take an active role in business development and expansion.

  • Maintain strong client relationships

  • Perform all functions pertaining to a written job proposal to a client, including estimate of man-hours and expenses, and development of scope and pricing.

Additional Information
The company will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this position.  This is not a position for which sponsorship will be provided.  Individuals with temporary visas such as E, F-1, H-1, H-2, L, B, J, or TN or who need sponsorship for work authorization now or in the future, are not eligible for hire.


  • Graduate BSEE/BSEET Engineer and two years industry/related experience minimum.    OR Graduate of applicable Electrical Technical School or Military equivalent and five years minimum same or similar work experience.    OR High school education or equivalent and six years minimum same or similar work experience.

  • Knowledge of the National Electrical Code and various industry standards, such as OSHA and NFPA.

  • Passed the NETA (National Electrical Testing Association) exam.

  • Strong background and experience in most types of switchgear testing through the 230 kV class.

  • Good theoretical understanding of electrical power systems, and good aptitude for problem evaluation.

  • Complete projects consistently on budget.

  • Able to write detailed reports, using a computer, and accurately process job billing.

  • Communicate effectively, in writing and verbally, with clients and peers.

  • Good judgment, dependable, supervises projects with technical expertise and good business management skills. 

  • Strong computer skills including editing, formatting and using templates in Microsoft Word, use of Internet for standards/products/manufacturer research and operation of computer controlled test equipment.

  • Willing to work flexible hours, weekends, holidays and night work.  Must be available for out-of-town and international travel of up to several weeks.

  • Regularly required to stand, walk, use hands and fingers, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk, hear, and smell.  Frequently required to sit, climb and balance.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, basic color differentiation and the ability to adjust focus.  Regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and frequently lift and/or move 100 pound test sets.

  • Valid Driver’s License with clean driving record.