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The City of Gillette is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.

If you would like to apply for a job opening, please select from the positions indicated below and complete the City of Gillette Application for Employment for that position on or before the closing date.

The City of Gillette does not accept applications for positions that are not posted nor will they be considered.  All applications for employment are accepted for advertised vacant positions only and must be received by the closing date.  No applications will be accepted or considered after 5:00 pm on the closing date of a position.

Applications are not used again for any other position; you must submit a separate application for each job opening.  If interested in multiple positions, you must submit one application per position.

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Electrical Engineering Manager

  • Type:Full Time
  • Salary/Pay Rate:$83,378.31 to $125,067.47/YR
  • Posted Date:07/19/2019


This position oversees, manages, administers and directs activities associated with the day-to-day functions of the Electrical Engineering Division, and performs a variety of electrical engineering duties for the City of Gillette.


• Performs a variety of management and supervisory functions; hires, trains, assigns, supervises, evaluates, and disciplines personnel.

• Provides conceptual design, detailed design, and construction management for a wide variety of projects, including transmission lines, distribution lines and electrical substations.

• Utilizes computer equipment and a variety of specialized technical engineering programs to assure efficient and cost-effective operation of City facilities.

• Interfaces with co-owned electrical generation facilities to monitor electrical dispatch services and operational effectiveness of coal-fired boilers and natural gas-fired combustion turbines.

• Compiles and evaluates data and information for various City and departmental reports.

• Coordinates related electrical activities with other departments and organizations including other utilities and governmental agencies.

• Prepare and review technical engineering drawings for construction of electrical services and utility projects.

• Originates documentation for project bidding processes, prepares contract documents for capital and maintenance electrical system projects, and oversees activities of engineering consultants and contractors; reviews progression of multiple projects at one time and determines compliance to schedule and established specifications.

• Performs and coordinates substation engineering activities, including system protection, SCADA, oil testing and component testing.

• Performs a variety of electrical system engineering activities, including development of fuse coordination, maintenance of system one line drawings, determination of capacitor placement and calculation of plans to mitigate arc flash hazards. 

• Prepares preliminary and final cost estimates for department projects. Assists and advises electrical personnel on technical metering issues.

• Maintains and updates construction and engineering standards for the Utilities Department.

• Represents the city in responding to questions from the general public, staff and elected officials regarding electrical services, utilities projects, infrastructure design or repair, and other engineering topics.

• Identifies and monitors long- and short-range goals and objectives; designs and/or oversees development of performance measures, deliverables and related strategic planning efforts.

• Incorporates strategic planning into the budget process; identifies staffing, equipment, facilities and related needs; identifies funding requirements and revenue sources; oversees budget development, preparation and presentations as needed; monitors budget allocation; reviews and oversees approval of budget expenditures, purchases, and procurement.

• Performs related duties.


• Knowledge of applicable city, county, state and federal statutes, rules, ordinances, codes, regulations, administrative orders, case law and other governing rules and regulations.

• Knowledge of the principles of management and supervision, public sector budgeting/GAAP, strategic planning, file and records management, and inventory control.

• Knowledge of customer utilization equipment, electrical machines, equipment, motor control techniques, and selection of equipment size and characteristics.

• Knowledge of supervisory principles and practices.

• Skill in reading, understanding, interpreting and applying relevant city, county, state and federal statutes, rules, ordinances, codes, regulations, administrative orders, case law, and other governing rules and regulations.

• Skill in assessing and prioritizing multiple tasks, projects, and demands and in working within deadlines to complete projects and assignments.

• Skill in assessing, analyzing, identifying and implementing solutions to complex problems.

• Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relations.

• Skill in the use of computers and job-related software programs.


The Electrical Manager assigns work in terms of very general instructions. The supervisor spot-checks completed work for compliance with procedures and the nature and propriety of the final results.


Guidelines include the National Electric Code, the National Electric Safety Code, OSHA regulations, the APPA Safety Manual, and city and department policies and procedures. These guidelines require judgment, selection, and interpretation in application.


• The work consists of varied engineering, supervisory, and technical duties. The variety of systems to be managed contributes to the complexity of the position.

• The purpose of this position is to supervise and participate in professional engineering functions in support of the design, construction, operation, maintenance, and repair of city utilities. Success in this position contributes to the efficiency and effectiveness of utility operations and services.


• Contacts are typically with elected and appointed officials, contractors, vendors, representatives of other utilities, state officials, and the general public.

• Contacts are typically to give or exchange information, resolve problems, provide services, and settle matters.


• The work is typically performed while sitting at a desk or table or while intermittently sitting, standing, or stooping. The employee occasionally lifts light and heavy objects, climbs ladders, and distinguishes between shades of color.

• The work is typically performed in an office, stockroom, warehouse, and outdoors, occasionally in cold or inclement weather. The employee is exposed to machinery with moving parts and to electric hazards. Work requires the use of protective devices such as masks, goggles, gloves, etc.


This position has direct supervision over Electrical Engineering Designer (2), Electrical Project Coordinator (2), Electrical Engineers and Electrical Locator.


• Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with the completion of a baccalaureate degree in a course of study related to the occupational field.

• Experience sufficient to thoroughly understand the work of subordinate positions to be able to answer questions and resolve problems, usually associated with one to three years’ experience or service. 

• Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver’s license issued by the State of Wyoming for the type of vehicle or equipment operated.

• Certification as a Professional Engineer (Electrical Engineering) in the State of Wyoming.




Complete the required City of Gillette application, which is available on the City website at or contact Human Resources at 201 E 5th St, Gillette, WY 82716.


Application Deadline: OPEN UNTIL FILLED


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