This position performs the planning design of the Cooperative’s electrical distribution system, analyzes electrical data from a variety of sources and recommends necessary changes to produce the most effective electrical distribution system possible. Evaluates and implements technology as required to improve the planning design of the distribution system. Reviews system planning and construction in coordination with other departments as required. Works with members in planning for new loads and distributed generation. Assists in technical training and support for other departments.
Prepares system studies and performs continuous review of the present system study for conformance and the need for revisions (both CWP and LRP). Consistently and continually reviews CWP project status with other departments within the Cooperative and maintains CWP benchmarking/tracking based on calculated priority.
Determines load balance, voltage, sectionalizing, power factor, and load studies on new and system improvement line extensions in order to recommend optimal system configuration.
Designs and recommends the construction and installation of all system devices (sectionalizing, voltage regulation, reactive power and related devices).
Works with Brazos to determine needs relating to both Cooperatives with respect to member extensions and anticipated growth. Prepares and presents reports as necessary.
Gathers and processes load reports from Brazos, SCADA/DA, AMI systems, and other data sources and incorporates into engineering databases.
Reviews, analyzes, and implements technologies through coordination with other departments that improves the overall efficient planning of the UCS distribution system.
Reviews system construction in coordination with other departments within the cooperative and makes recommendations where necessary to improve such.
Works with System Engineering in meeting member and potential member requests for service for planning purposes.
Works with Engineering Services to create and maintain system engineering base data in the appropriate software.
Responsible for education of Members and cooperative employees relating to distributed generation programs at United. Works with members to ensure compliance with United’s DG guidelines, including performing interconnection studies and site review prior to and following installation of such systems. Responsible for operation, maintenance, and study of DG systems installed at United’s offices and communication of results.
As a member of the leadership team, this position is responsible for the provision of a full range of supervisory activities including but not limited to the selection, training and evaluation of section personnel, planning and the completion of special projects as delegated.
Develop and implement: education, tools and training with clear
expectations to employees in order to meet departmental and cooperative
goals including but not limited to the following:
Maintain familiarity with and be able to effectively communicate United, industry, and regulatory information including but not limited to: communications and publications to our membership, internal communications such as the employee newsletter, supervisors’ meetings and employee meetings, and information from appropriate internal and external web sites.
Prepare (and potentially deliver) presentations to employees or other groups as necessary.
Follow the Supervisor’s Code as developed by the supervisor’s group.
Administers “Proactive Performance Coaching” principals in accordance
with daily supervisory duties.
Updates Energy Innovation Data Management System (EIDMS). Performs
annual updates to existing base data. Performs estimation, measurement, and
verification of Energy Innovation impacts and prepares reports as necessary.
Works with Engineering Services to integrate field devices to
SCADA system, including production of SCADA screens and point testing
as needed. Provides training and support for these applications to other
departments as needed.
Adhere to and encourage safety policies and procedures and be actively involved in continuously assessing safety policies to ensure their content and/or effectiveness are consistently the top priority at the cooperative.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities.
The Electrical Engineer (Graduate) shall be required to perform any other duties assigned to fulfill the objectives of the Cooperative.
Brazos Electric Cooperative: Collaborates in planning construction
Engineering software support staffs: Collaborates on software application and problems
RUS field engineers, consultants/contractors as necessary: Collaborates in planning engineering and construction
Technology Vendors: Works with to analyze and implement technology.
Members: Works with existing and potential members in planning and distributed generation questions, guidelines and installation review.
Job Knowledge, Training and Experience: Requires a Bachelor degree in electrical engineering or related field from an accredited university. Must exhibit active roles in the college engineering program via internship or other suitable methods. Must be a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Texas within six years of date of hire.
Equipment Operated: Must also have a current Texas driver's license without violations that would prohibit insurability.
Abilities and Skills: Requires frequent contacts with the public, written communication in the form of reports and correspondence, and occasional formal presentations. Requires ability to be accurate and handle details, and meet occasional deadlines under pressure. Requires ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry, as well as trigonometry. Must be able to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions, and carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Must have ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
Physical Effort: Must be able to carry out a variety of activities which require a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail. Occasionally requires ability to reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. Must be able to frequently lift or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Requires specific vision abilities that include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.
Working Conditions: Work is performed in an office environment with occasional outdoor field site visits.