Current Openings

Utilities Engineer

Job Position No: 1905-10
Date Posted: 05-08-2019
Employment Term: Regular
Employment Type: Full-Time
Experience: 5-7 years
Education: Bachelor Degree
Degree Field: Business, Operations, Political Science, Security, Security Studies, Technical
A combination of training, certifications, and relevant work experience may be considered to meet the education requirement.​
Clearance: Secret
Applicant is subject to government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for clearance level required for the job.​
An Active DoD Secret clearance is required for this position.
Travel: CONUS & OCONUS 25%
Candidate must possess a current passport with 8 months remaining until the expiration date.
Location: San Diego CA

Upon Supevisor approval, telecommuting is approved for this position.

Job Description and Requirements:

Risk Mitigation Consulting, Inc. (RMC), a DoD mission assurance and risk mitigation Government contractor, is seeking a Utilities Engineer in the Northern Virginia area, Norfolk, VA, or San Diego, CA.

  • Health, vision, and dental insurance for the employee is paid in full by RMC and dependent health care is subsidized by RMC.
  • This position participates in the Annual Bonus Program. 

The Engineer will have broad experience in utilities systems (water, wastewater, and electrical power, natural gas, and transportation fuels) such as found on military installations or medium-sized communities. Focus of the work will be in analyzing and reporting how existing utility and building systems can be made less vulnerable to disruption and more resilient. Familiarity with power controls, SCADA, transmission and distribution, energy monitoring and control systems, and alternative energy generation is necessary, with emphasis on reliability and resiliency. ​

Require knowledge of utility systems facilities and equipment, operation and maintenance of electric power and other utility distribution stations, transmission lines, and distribution systems and equipment and technical issues. Knowledge of general facilities and utilities engineering concepts, principles, and practices applicable to the full range of duties concerned with the wide range of military facilities such as administrative buildings, tactical equipment shops, communications facilities, industrial plants, hospitals, control towers, and aircraft hangars is required.

Civil and Mechanical Discipline Requirements:

Familiar with water, wastewater, natural gas and transportation fuels utilities including system design concepts, maintenance and operation, metering, industrial controls, supply and distribution issues, corrosion protection, and safety standards.​ 

Electrical Discipline Requirements:

Familiar with exterior primary power distribution systems (underground and overhead), and interior electrical distribution systems.​  Familiar with substation general concepts including protective relaying, AC & DC control, relay coordination, ground grid design, transformer sizing, load flow and short circuit studies and familiarity with substation switchers, breakers and metal clad gear.​  Knowledge of backup power generation systems, paralleling, and transfer switch configurations is required.​  Knowledge of SCADA design as it pertains to area utility systems incorporating local PLC control systems, relay control and open or proprietary protocols is required.​  Knowledge of sustainable design concepts as it pertains to electrical systems in the area of photo-voltaic systems and micro-grids.​​


  • Study and analyze technical drawings, specifications of utilities systems, and topographical maps to ensure compliance with standards and military mission requirements.​
  • Collect and analyze data relating to systems infrastructure and building loads to identify potential system deficiencies and vulnerabilities to the full spectrum threats and hazards.​  
  • Collect, compile, and analyze data and write reports regarding existing and potential engineering studies and projects.​
  • Determine operating efficiency of electrical and other utility systems.​
  • Conduct field surveys and study maps, graphs, diagrams, and other data to identify means of correcting utilities system problems and weaknesses.​
  • Ability to produce results of analysis in writing to convey complex technical issues in a logical manner understandable to non-technical individuals.​
  • Respond to requests for technical support, as needed.​


  • Ability to obtain State professional registration
  • Ability to work within small groups and brief findings
  • Excellent command of English written and spoken language
  • Knowledge of standard observation, measuring, and analysis techniques, and the ability to consolidate the findings of others, evaluate recommendations and facts


  • Familiarity with industry standards and pertinent federal policy
  • Military background or experience with military facilities design or construction
  • Professional registration as a civil, mechanical or electrical engineer

Additional Requirements:
Compliance with a drug-free work environment, U.​ S.​ Citizen, possess valid State driver’s license.​

RMC is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, veteran status, or any other protected factor.

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