NEC is seeking a qualified individual to fill the position of Electrical Engineer. NEC is situated within the White Mountains of Arizona, 180 miles NE of Phoenix. It is a place of beautiful scenery and mild climate, with a small community atmosphere where you know your neighbors. The area abounds in opportunities for hiking, hunting, fishing and other outdoors sports.
RESPONSIBILITIES: This position will perform more complex engineering analysis, design, and planning for the transmission, distribution and substation facilities utilizing sound engineering judgment within industry and RUS standards and industry codes.
DUTIES PERFORMED REGULARLY INCLUDE:
Power system analysis studies on the NEC’s sub-transmission and distribution systems. Studies to include but not limited to power flows, short circuit fault duties, and voltage drops. Working knowledge of NISC and Milsoft Mapping System is desirable.
Sectionalizing studies for the complete system and review including designing fuse, recloser and relaying coordination when additional loads are added to the existing feeders or as needed.
Address customer problems with voltage complaints, outages, flickering, etc.
Review and address feeder imbalances and work with Engineering Technicians to maintain feeder balances when line taps are added to the system.
Prepare and maintain new equipment purchase specifications such as transformers, cables, padmount switchgear, etc.
Prepare and maintain in-house design practice data charts and tables and field staking guides.
Assist in Preparation of Construction Work Plans and Long Range Plans.
Assist Operations Department as needed to solve operational system issues.
Assures that work orders initiated by him/her are processed and released for construction in a timely manner.
Maintains a current knowledge of applicable parts of NEC’s policies, regulations, rates, practices, and procedures and use this information as required.
Remains current regarding technological changes in the electrical industry.
Know and work according to NEC’s Safety Rules and Procedures.
Patrols lines by being alert at all times to observe any unsafe or unsatisfactory condition and reporting same for action.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Possession of a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering (B.S.E.E.) from a college or university accredited by the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology.
Previous Job Experience
Minimum of 2 years of electrical engineering experience in the electric utility industry or other engineering experience acceptable to Management.
EIT Certification-Obtain Engineering in Training Certificate (EIT), within four years.
Have a working knowledge of RUS construction and specifications, the National Electrical Safety Code, the National Electric Code, and be knowledgeable of the characteristics of electrical substation, distribution and transmission systems.
Have demonstrated proficiency in all aspects of facility designs including, but not limited to, a comprehensive understanding of and ability to interpret civil and electrical engineering plans.
Have demonstrated proficiency in all areas of distribution and transmission systems reinforcement work including but not limited to voltage conversions, overhead/underground conversions and relocations.
Have demonstrated proficiency in survey procedures and survey equipment relating to electrical facilities and easements, including traverse and level surveys.
Be able to work away from the reporting location multi-days and nights and attend seminars and special training classes as required.
Have good communication skills, both verbal and written.
Have or be able to obtain a valid Arizona Driver’s license within 30 days of employment.
Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Arizona is desirable but not required.
HOURS OF OPERATION:4/10s The cooperative is on a 4/10 schedule (Monday through Thursday).
SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications. This is an exempt position.
NEC: Founded in 1946, NEC is a member owned electric cooperative. Our mission is to serve our communities in the most efficient, safe and reliable way. If you are interested in fulfilling your career aspirations with a service-oriented company, follow the instructions below.
INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLICANTS: If you feel you have the proven skills and abilities then you may apply on-line. We require a Cover Letter with your Resume. If you meet the qualifications you will be sent an application to complete. Selected qualified applicants will be contacted for interview scheduling within two weeks of the closing date. EOE/M/F/D/V
Formed in 1946, Navopache Electric Cooperative is a non-profit member-owned distribution cooperative, serving over 33,000 members across the White Mountains of eastern Arizona and western New Mexico. Our service territory is over 10,000 square miles with 3,500 miles of line.