J Powers Recruiting, Inc.
August 23, 2021
Redding, CA
Job Type


If you are interested in advancing your career by technical projects and being an integral part of growing this emerging region, then it is very important for you to contact me now to get all of the details!

Company Information

  1. Established in 1921, City of Redding - Redding Electric Utility (REU) is locally owned by its community and locally controlled by the Redding City Council. Local control and essential relationships with other organizations have enabled REU to provide some of the lowest, most competitive rates to more than 42,000 residential and business customers with 800,000-megawatt-hours of electricity provided annually and a peak load of over 250 megawatts.
  2. REU adopted a five-year strategic plan 2020 Strategic Plan . REU will have established, flexible, creative, innovative, and sustainable business practices while continuing to deliver valuable, safe, and reliable services to their families, friends, neighbors, and community. Reu is proud of the commitment that their employees demonstrate every day with their work ethic and dedicated personal involvement in community services.
  3. Over the years, REU has been very aggressive in managing its energy resource portfolio for economic and reliability purposes, and more recently for environmental, renewable, and carbon reduction objectives. Resources optimization does not just happen; it requires extensive transmission and generation facilities dedicated to Redding. REU is therefore proud to have a resource mix that contains 60% carbon-free energy.
  4. Redding electric utility sources include hydroelectric, natural gas, wind, and spot market purchases. They have an energy mix of over 60% hydro (mostly large hydro), 24.2% wind, and 13% natural gas. City of Redding - REU Quick Facts

Why is City of Redding the best place in Northern California to work?

  1. REU has is all: Substations, power generation, power plants, etc. You will have the opportunity to be exposed to all the variety that matters in the utility world. REU and the people that you would directly work for encourage an entrepreneurial type of attitude while also maintaining a team approach.
  2. REU Cares: They often have team building on a department level, annual appreciation lunches, and birthday raffles monthly. The City of Redding also offers a floating holiday on your birthday!
  3. The position reports to Senior Electrical Engineer Cory Guthrie who has been with REU for 16 years and was previously in consulting for 13 years. He is the dynamic leader of the Electrical Engineering group, which has a mix of different personalities and great attitudes - everyone wants to be a part of the team and feels good about teamwork! Cory said, “As a manager, I try to work with my team by being flexible and making the work environment better, my management style is to help and support my team”.
  4. Excellent Benefits with CalPERS retirement Employment and Benefit Overview

Your Role with the Company

This is a new open position for REU. As the Electric Utility Engineer- Transmission and Distribution, you are an integral part of the electrical engineering team. You will perform specialized professional, technical and analytical functions in a wide variety of areas including transmission and compliance to ensure safe operation of transmission assets and compliance requirements are met including coordinate and evaluate day ahead and real-time operation studies. Work in tasks would include equipment utilization, design, and asset mgmt.

Community Information

The City of Redding, a dynamic community with a population of over 90,000, is located at the north end of the Sacramento Valley, 150 miles north of Sacramento. As the center of trade and commerce for the upstate region of Northern California, Redding is the largest city north of Sacramento. Living and Working in Redding

Background Profile:

  1. Experience in power operations engineering or transmission system planning and load flow analysis is a plus
  2. Experience in distribution, operations, power generation, in either working with utilities or in a utility setting
  3. Understanding of WECC/NERC Reliability Standards and requirements
  4. Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering
  5. Experience in PSL app software by GE, CIM, Hanna, real-time assessment
  6. An entrepreneurial spirit who wants to work at a small family-oriented utility where you will wear several hats.

Contact: Jenna Flanagan
Phone or Text: (916) 304-6663
Email: jenna@jpowersinc.com

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