Concho Valley Electric Cooperative, Inc. (CVEC) is an established company providing rural electric service to Tom Green, Coke, Concho, Sterling, Irion, Mitchell, Nolan, Runnels, Glasscock and Reagan Counties. CVEC currently has a position open for Electric Engineer I.
CVEC offers an excellent salary and benefits package. If interested, please submit the job application along with a resume to:
Concho Valley Electric Cooperative, Inc.
Attn: Human Resource Manager
P.O. Box 3388
San Angelo, Texas 76902
Concho Valley Electric Cooperative, Inc.
Position Title: Electric Engineer I
Reports To:Manager of Engineering
NRECA Job Code:54-2421
GENERAL DESCRIPTION: Receives supervision weekly; works in accordance with work plan and applicable laws/codes; works with people internally and externally - particularly with members; may be called back in emergencies; work is moderately stressful in dealing with consumer complaints and meeting deadlines; may work overtime; follows written directives, procedure manuals, operational instructions and checklists; provides cost estimates.
PURPOSE: To provide engineering and technical services for existing and new systems; advise on construction, maintenance and operations of the system; oversee system maps, construction drawings, circuit diagrams and sectionalizing maps as directed; assist in plans for changes in the plant; plan for future changes and demands by gathering data and performing analysis as directed to ensure electrical systems are functioning properly.
ENVIRONMENT: Mixture of inside and outside work; exposed to the outside weather.
INTERNAL CONTACTS: Engineering and Operations, Customer Service, IT/Communications, Billing.
EXTERNAL CONTACTS: Members-Consumers, Consulting Engineer, Federal, County and State Highway Department, General Public, Other Utilities, Suppliers and Manufacturers and Contractors.
DUTIES AND TASKS OF THE JOB:
Gathers and prepares data for plans and designs of all system improvement and maintenance projects.
Complies with budgetary requirements.
Keeps informed of developments in the irrigation, industrial and small commercial industry.
Closely adheres to Cooperative specifications for the electrical system.
Monitors kWh usage and kW demands on substations and metering points.
Monitors system components and numerous data sources to ensure overall system protection and functioning.
Operates and prepares system modeling analysis for new construction, routine and special studies as directed.
Assists with Annual Meeting.
Resolves Members-Consumers complaints.
Interprets staking sheets.
Is trained in CPR.
Uses only approved products, material and equipment.
Oversees original and maintenance of system maps to ensure they are correct and up-to-date.
Prepares estimates and coordinates relocation of lines.
Operates all department equipment in accordance with safety rules.
Adapts new technologies as directed to Cooperative operations and systems, and trains other employees in their operation.
Performs duties of an Engineering Technician when needed.
Assists with preparation of annual operations and maintenance survey.
Participates in design/construction of substations, transmission and distribution lines and related facilities.
Assists/reviews digitizing of maps and extracts engineering data for improvement.
Develops input into Cooperative work plan.
Prepares contracts for "requests for proposals."
Assists in training staff in areas such as sectionalizing, surveying, design and routing of lines.
Ensures compliance with and is knowledgeable with NEC, NESC, ANSI standards, IEEE recommendations, Cooperative safety procedures and local codes.
Will issue reports on a time scheduled basis (i.e. daily, weekly, monthly, yearly, etc.) dependent upon the nature of the report and desired outcome including preparing numerous reports/forms for state and federal agencies.
Will interact with the members/consumers as necessary in the execution of field work.
Will be required to operate a computer daily in the execution of assigned duties.
Attends Safety Meetings and is knowledgeable about safety rules.
Responsible for maintaining an engineering model of the Cooperative’s electric system which includes performing system coordination, load allocation, and load management.
Performs large load studies, load forecasting and long-range studies.
Performs system protection analysis, including fault current studies and sectionalizing studies.
Performs Arc Flash analysis and provides documentation for this analysis.
Performs circuit capacity, power factor correction and system loss analysis.
Addresses power quality issues.
Provides operational procedures for complex switching operations.
Performs SCADA system administrator duties by maintaining the SCADA database, reviewing and applying software updates and keeping the SmartVU maps updated.
Develops the settings and implantation plans for electric controls, RTU’s and IED’s.
Assists with communications projects, demand response (DR) and distributed energy resource (DER) programs.
Provides necessary in-house metering maintenance and administrative support for the NISC MDMS.
Provides a portion of the in-house administrative support for the Sensus RNI.
Follows safety rules and guidelines
Performs all other reasonable and proper duties/task assigned.
Must be regular in attendance.
Must possess a valid Texas driver’s license with safe driving record.
Note: Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Able to move 50 pounds; depth/distance visual ability necessary; movement and physical nature of job includes activities such as standing, walking, sitting, stooping, bending, reaching, kneeling, crouching; must drive a vehicle; minimum exposure to hazardous environment
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
A Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent.
Electric power electives preferred.
Engineer-in-Training (EIT) preferred.
Knowledge of relaying and system protection preferred.
One (1) to three (3) years’ experience preferred.
Must be able to obtain a Professional Engineering (PE) license within five (5) years of employment.