Recruitment #2206-1814-002


Located on the western shore of Lake Michigan, Milwaukee is an urban hub bursting with energy. Milwaukee provides a casual sophistication – big city appeal without the big city hassles. We are accessible and affordable, and our residents are welcoming. Milwaukee has evolved through the years, bringing together its unsurpassed old world charm with a breathtaking Art Museum, top-flight arts and cultural attractions, professional sports, lakefront festivals, recreational opportunities, and great restaurants.   

 The City of Milwaukee is proud to employ a diverse workforce that is committed to providing exemplary service to the City’s residents. If you have a passion for being a part of an inclusive team of public servants, please consider the following opportunity. 


Under the direction of the Management Engineer, the Electrical Engineer III designs and prepares plans and technical specifications for the Milwaukee Water Works (MWW) Capital Improvements Program projects, with emphasis on electrical systems.

Essential Functions

  • Perform electrical engineering studies and project research.
  • Prepare preliminary and final electrical engineering design and construction documents for new construction and modifications to existing Milwaukee Water Works’ (MWW) facilities.
  • Perform activities associated with project bids and awards by preparing estimates, preparing and checking contract documents (plans, specifications, calculations, and designs), and developing requests for proposal.
  • Oversee construction management efforts by reviewing shop drawings, paying requisitions, making contract modifications, assisting in project cost control, coordinating the activities of consultants and contractors, and inspecting and closing out construction projects.
  • Provide technical assistance to water plant operating, maintenance, distribution, and business staff as needed.
  • Make recommendations relative to changes in specifications, existing methods, and procedures related to the electrical engineering discipline.

We welcome qualified individuals with disabilities who are interested in employment and will make reasonable accommodations during the hiring process in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, as amended by the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) of 2008.

Conditions of Employment

Please be advised that new employees are required to have received either both doses of the Moderna or Pfizer or one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine prior to their employment start date or have an approved religious or medical accommodation prior to their employment start date. You can find further information relative to the City’s COVID-19 Vaccination Policy here.

· Physical ability to climb, kneel, and bend as well as lift and move materials weighing up to 10 lbs.

Minimum Requirements

1.    Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from an ABET-accredited college or university.

2.    Two years of professional engineering experience in electrical design and/or construction activities.

3.    Valid State of Wisconsin driver's license at time of appointment and throughout employment.

Equivalent combinations of education and experience may also be considered. For example, a Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from an accredited college or university may be substituted for one year of the required engineering experience.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Please do not attach your academic transcripts to your employment application. The hiring department will verify candidates’ education as part of the background screening process prior to extending any job offers.

Desirable Qualifications

Registration or eligibility for registration as a Professional Engineer (PE) in the State of Wisconsin.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Other Characteristics


  • Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology.
  • Knowledge of construction practices and materials.
  • Knowledge of mathematics and the ability to make accurate calculations.
  • Ability to read and interpret complex technical documents, designs, and plans.
  • Proficiency using standard computer applications, such as word processing, spreadsheet, database, and presentation.
  • Ability to use engineering- and design-related computer applications.
  • Skill in designing medium voltage power distribution systems.
  • Knowledge and the ability to apply design codes and standards, such as National Electrical Code (NEC), National Electrical Safety Code (NESC), National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and American National Standards Institute (ANSI).
  • Knowledge of National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 70E compliance requirements.
  • Knowledge of safety protocols for working around medium voltage electrical switchgear in the field.
  • Knowledge of protective relay equipment from various vendors typically used in medium voltage switchgear protection, including SEL (Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc.), ABB, GE (General Electric) and Basler Electric.
  • Knowledge of remote terminal unit (RTU) and data concentrator based supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems, telemetering, and communications.

Communication and Interpersonal

  • Ability to work effectively, courteously, and professionally with people across all staff levels, including City managers, other engineers, technicians, clerical staff, contractors, and consultants.
  • Written communication skills to be able to develop professional correspondence that is free of grammatical and punctuation errors.
  • Ability to tactfully and effectively handle inquiries from elected officials, other city departments, utilities and the public.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with people whose backgrounds may differ from one’s own.
  • Ability to make presentations to various groups and to effectively communicate technical information.

Judgment and Responsibility

  • Commitment to providing the greatest positive impact on daily life in Milwaukee.
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills and the ability to make sound decisions independently.
  • Ability to plan and organize work to meet project deadlines and maintain accurate, detailed records.
  • Project management skills.
  • Ability to direct and coordinate the activities of staff and contractors.
  • Ability to inspect construction projects in progress.

Current Salary

The current salary range (Pay Range 2IN) is $72,749-$83,481 annually, and the resident incentive salary range for City of Milwaukee residents is $74,932-$85,986 annually. Appointment above the minimum is possible based upon level of experience and other qualifications and is subject to approval.


An individual possessing a Professional Engineer License will be paid an additional 3%.



The City of Milwaukee provides a comprehensive benefit program that includes the following:

· Defined Benefit Pension Plan

· 457 Deferred Compensation Plan

· Health and Dental Insurance

· Paid Parental Leave

· Comprehensive Wellness Program

· Onsite Clinic Services

· Onsite Employee Assistance Program

· Alternative Work Schedules

· Long Term Disability Insurance

· Group Life Insurance

· Tuition Benefits

· Paid Vacation

· 11 Paid Holidays

· Paid Sick Leave and other paid leaves

· Flexible Spending Arrangement

· Commuter Value Pass

For full details of the benefits offered by the City of Milwaukee, please visit https://city.milwaukee.gov/der/benefits.

Selection Process

THE SELECTION PROCESS will be job related and will consist of one or more of the following: education and experience evaluation; written, oral, or performance tests, or other assessment methods. The Department of Employee Relations reserves the right to call only the most qualified candidates to oral and performance examinations. Oral examinations may include written exercises. Selection process component weights will be determined by further analysis of the job.


INITIAL FILING DATE: The examination will be held as soon as practical after the date listed above. Receipt of applications may be discontinued at any time after this date without prior notice. However, recruitment may continue until the needs of the City have been met. Qualified applicants will be notified of the date, time, and place of the examination. Unless otherwise required by law, the City of Milwaukee will not provide alternative test administration. The applicant is responsible for attending all phases of the job selection process at the time and place designated by the City of Milwaukee.

Additional Information

· APPLICATIONS and further information may be accessed by visiting www.jobapscloud.com/MIL.

· If you would like assistance completing an application, please contact the Department of Employee Relations at (414) 286-3751 or staffinginfo@milwaukee.gov.

· The Department of Employee Relations is in City Hall, 200 E Wells St, Room 706, Milwaukee, WI 53202.


EEO Code = 201

The City of Milwaukee values and encourages diversity and is an equal opportunity employer.

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