Job Purpose: Directs the activities of the Cooperative’s Engineering Department. Ensures that the Cooperative’s electrical and fiber systems are systematically developed such that improvements are made just prior to the occurrence of the problems in which they were proposed to correct.
Develops and participates in development of Load Forecasts, Long Range Plans, Construction Work Plans, and other necessary system studies.
Oversees design of new electrical and fiber facilities and changes to existing facilities. Ensures these designs are in compliance with most recent version of applicable codes and standards. Manages those responsible for these designs.
Develops specifications for materials and ensures that materials procured are suitable for application for which they are intended.
Oversees warehouse and inventory accuracy. Ensures these materials are procured using competitive bidding practices.
Oversees training and professional development of engineering employees.
Coordinates over-current protective equipment.
Ensures that distribution apparatus is maintained in accordance with manufacturer recommendations or prevailing industry practice.
Oversees employees administrating engineering related software and systems: GIS, SCADA, OMS, EA, Fiber
Develops contracts and specifications required for construction of system improvements.
Consults with Members regarding power quality problems they are experiencing.
All other job-related duties as assigned by management.
Skills/Qualifications: Bachelor Degree in Electrical Engineering with 10 years’ experience or Associates Degree in related technology with 15 years’ experience and Staking and Design Training. Must be able to interact with a variety of personality types in a friendly and professional manner. Must have excellent organizational, time management, verbal and written communication skills. Proficient in office automation technology, such as calculator, mobile technology devices, personal computer (Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook) and the ability to handle confidential information. Must have and maintain a valid Georgia driver’s license, as use of company vehicles may be required in this job. Must be able to travel as job requires.