Engineer I


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.


General job duties applicable to all areas of expertise:


  • Plans and leads projects, assignments and technical investigations
  • Works with other departments and organizations
  • Evaluates progress and results, recommending changes in procedures
  • Exercises limited technical judgment in decision-making and independent action
  • Responsible for budgeting, financial accountability and timelines on small projects
  • Utilizes industry- and discipline-related knowledge to interpret and comply with regulations as required by NERC, FERC, WECC, EPA, NESC, OSHA, FCC, etc.


Specific additional job duties:


  • The modeling and analysis of power systems during steady-state, transient, harmonic, and fault conditions for planning, specification and configuration of power system equipment for transmission and generation, including protection, control, voltage control, transformation, and reactive compensation.
  • Design of electric power system distribution, transmission, generation, instrumentation, protection and controls, communication systems, EMS/SCADA, cable management, and metering systems.
  • Reviews operations reports and determines whether protection system operations were proper.
  • Troubleshoots and makes corrections to protection systems and remedial action schemes.
  • Specifies, designs, and configures protection systems and remedial action schemes.
  • Performs fault study analysis of the power system including modeling the power system elements.
  • Commissions protection systems and remedial action schemes.




Knowledge of:


  • General knowledge of engineering principles
  • developing specific knowledge related to discipline, utilities and their business environment.
  • Power system analysis and programs
  • Test equipment
  • Substation operations
  • Protective relay application
  • Symmetrical components
  • Rotating machines
  • Transformers, capacitors, reactors, and control systems
  • Instrument transformers
  • Communications theory.


Skills in:


  • Troubleshooting
  • Interdisciplinary skills
  • effective oral and written communication
  • use of computers and software.
  • Producing technical reports


Ability to:


  • Create protection systems through the specification, evaluation, setting, and testing of protective relays and associated components.
  • Manage and coordinate 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 company needs
  • analyze datasets and databases
  • draft written and oral reports of problems, alternatives and recommendations.






  • B.S. in Electrical Engineering (or completion of the degree by June 30th) with an emphasis on power systems.




  • 0-2 years related experience.




  • Engineer in Training (EIT) designation.


Licenses & Certifications:


  • Valid driver's license with an acceptable driving record based on driving requirements for the position.




  • Travel with out-of-town stays will be required.



Adaptability, Building Partnerships, Communication, Decision Making, Planning and Organizing, Work Standards 

Company Name:
Idaho Power Company
Approximate Salary:
Not Specified
Boise, Idaho
United States
Position type:
Full Time
Experience level:
< 2 years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree
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