Codes, tests, debugs, documents, and installs new programs/technologies of a complex nature in order to perform various transmission system analyses. Prepare data for input into Power Flow Programs. Learn the principals and conduct power flow, transient stability, and post-transient power flow and short-circuit duty analyses of the transmission grid. Perform Planning analyses and Document the results.
Gather transmission data, such as transmission line characteristics, transformer nameplate data for developing system impedance data for input into the GE PSLF program.
Develop internal WECC databases for use in power flow, stability and short-circuit study work.
Conduct power flow analyses of the interconnected transmission grid, and document results of analyses
Assist in providing Member Systems with required technical studies
Prepare project justifications for projects proposed for inclusion into the Long Range Plan and assist Engineering Department in the preparation of the Construction Work Plan.
Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering or a related area
Five plus years’ experience as a developer
Three to five years’ experience with C#.NET
Three to five years’ experience working with SQL Server 2005/2008 or similar
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 or similar
Programming Methodologies: Solid understanding of object-oriented programming (OOP) and computer science foundations, such as memory management and low-level algorithm performance
Experience with one or more of the following Databases:MS SQL, Oracle, Flat files, Access, MySQL, PLSQL, SQLite
Experience with one or more of the following Server Softwares: SQL Server 2000/2005/2008/2008 R2, SQL Server Reporting Services(SSRS), SQL Server Analysis Services(SSAS), SQL Server Integration Services(SSIS), Oracle 9g/10g/11g, Team Foundation Server, Nagios, System Center Configuration Manager. Ability to design and optimize SQL Server 2008 stored procedures
Experience with one or more of the following Desktop Softwares:MS Visual Studio, SQL Server Management Studio, MS Expression Studio, TextPad, Notepad++, MS Office, Adobe CS, Microsoft Reports, MS LogParser, MS Virtual PC, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Acrobat, Oracle SQL Developer
Knowledge and understanding of the .NET 3.5/4.0 Framework, WCF Web Services, and ADO.NET
Adhere to Software implementation best practices
Ability to adapt quickly to an existing, complex transmission planning environment
Ability to quickly learn new concepts and software is necessary
Ability and desire to learn or equivalent industry experience in the Electric Power Industry with emphasis in Power systems, such as transmission planning, forecasting of power delivery systems, substation/transmission design, etc.
Candidate should be a self-motivated, independent, detail oriented, responsible team-player and exhibit exceptional relationship management skills.
Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in written form in a formal or informal presentation setting to an audience or an individual.
Any equivalent combination of related education, training, and/or experience can be substituted for requirements listed above.
About Arizona G&T Cooperatives
We are Member-owned, not-for-profit electric generation and transmission (G&T) cooperatives. Working together, our employees fulfill the joint mission of providing reliable, affordable power to electric coops across the Southwest.
Arizona G&T Cooperatives provide power to more than 160,000 electric meters and 400,000 people in Arizona, California and New Mexico through six Class A Member distribution cooperatives. One of 63 G&T electric coops in the nation, we own and operate Apache Generating Station near Cochise, east of Benson. The plant has a combined gross generating capacity of 605 megawatts. We also purchase power to meet member energy needs during peak summer energy use.
Our transmission system operates and maintains more than 622 miles of electric power transmission line and 27 substations reaching out from our Apache Generating Station, across Arizona to the northwestern corner of the state. We also operate more than 30 telecommunications towers used for phone and data relay services by our member cooperatives and customers.