The Department of Public Utilities provides quality water and sanitary sewer services to Virginia Beach residents. Become a part of our dedicated workforce who provides these essential services. We are currently hiring for a Maintenance Engineer II, Senior Electrician with our Electrical Support Team.
Special Requirements for Public Utilities, Operations & Maintenance: Must be available to work evenings, nights, weekends, holidays, standby and overtime when required to meet operational needs as we are a 24/7/365 department. Positions within this class have been designated as Alpha I positions requiring employees to work during inclement weather, regardless of the City’s operational status. This position may require that incumbents wear and maintain appropriate personal protective equipment such as, but not limited to, steel toed shoes, safety glasses, gloves, or other designated safety attire and equipment in designated areas of risk.
Duties include but are not limited to:
  • Direct and complete work orders for proper electrical maintenance and calibration of instrumentation in sanitary sewer and water pumping stations
  • Perform troubleshooting, repairs, alterations and installations to the electrical and electronic systems in sanitary sewer and water pumping stations throughout the City of Virginia Beach in accordance with all applicable codes and regulations
  • Assist in the review of electrical plans/blueprints and specifications for new and alteration of city buildings; prepare and submit electrical specifications for electrical work
  • Direct and complete work orders for new construction and station rehabs in the electrical bureau
  • Diagnose electrical problems and ensure the proper method, tools, equipment, and materials are available to complete the repairs
  • Complete work orders and repair parts in a timely manner
  • Make program changes to PLC programs
  • Troubleshoot radio and cellular communication issues
  • Complete purchasing requests
  • Act as an Inspector’s consultant for pump station projects
  • Ensure crew follows all NEC and OSHA standards to ensure a safe working environment and quality workmanship
  • Complete required paperwork and records to prepare detail reports
  • Provide input on crew member employee performance feedback reports
  • Provide field training to crew members
  • Communicate clearly with the Maintenance Engineer Building Systems/Assistant Superintendent about any issues that arise
  • Possess/Maintain a Virginia Master Electrician license
The City offers a generous benefits package, which includes health, dental and life insurance, retirement and savings plans, maternity/paternity and parental leave, holidays and Paid-Time-Off.
The City of Virginia Beach is an Equal Opportunity Employer.