Qualifications may warrant greater starting base pay within the full pay range. Individual base pay is determined by experience, job-related skills, and relevant education or training.
This position is responsible for the analysis of the Cooperative’s transmission system, and the design and construction of complex electrical power systems.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities-
Develop and maintain model data for use in power-flow models used to analyze transmission system performance.
Analyze transmission system performance using steady state and dynamic power-flow models.
Lead, coordinate, and perform power-flow studies needed to ensure compliance with NERC and ERCOT Reliability Standards.
Participate in ERCOT working groups: Steady State Working Group, Dynamics Working Group, and Planning Working Group.
Prepare project justification documents for capital improvements needed to meet NERC and ERCOT Reliability Standards and the standards for construction in the National Electrical Safety Code and, as needed, presents them to PEC management and the ERCOT Regional Planning Group.
Respond to requests for information from ERCOT during development of the ERCOT Regional Transmission Plan (RTP)
Review, develop, and maintain Transmission Planning Standards for review by PEC Management
Participate in development and maintenance of Transmission Line Design Standards for PEC
Perform and review detailed calculations in development and maintenance of Transmission Line Equipment and Material Standards for the Cooperative
Coordinate with members, developers, and internal PEC staff to evaluate and analyze the impact of load and/or generation interconnections to PEC’s transmission system
Review and evaluate transmission line design performed by others
Operate computer assisted engineering and design software and equipment
Review the engineering calculations and analysis of engineering graduates to ensure compliance with industry accepted standards for engineering.
Prepare and study technical drawings, specifications of transmission lines, and topographical maps to become familiar with standards and customer requirements
Prepare specifications for purchase of materials and equipment
Confer with engineers, customers and others to discuss existing or potential engineering projects and products
Review construction, installation, maintenance, support, documentation and testing activities to ensure compliance with specifications, codes and customer requirements
Investigate customer or public complaints, determine nature and extent of problem and recommend remedial measures to management
Oversee project production efforts to assure projects are completed satisfactorily, on time and on budget
Manage the design and monitor the construction of large transmission projects to ensure compliance with the engineering design
Represent the Cooperative in the Public Utility Commission of Texas Certificate of Convenience and Necessity (CCN) process
Coordinate with Cooperative management, consultants, members, developers and government entities on all assigned projects
Provide guidance and mentoring to other department engineers
Provide efficient and effective responses as an engineering resource to other departments
Maintain the security of confidential information
Stay abreast of advances in technology
Demonstrate regular and prompt attendance
Performs other related duties as necessary or assigned.
Supervisory and/or Leadership Responsibilities-
May provide technical leadership and direction to others.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities-
Knowledge of using computer systems, which may include setting up and using hardware and software programs, entering data, configuration, or processing information
Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer service
Knowledge of Power System Analysis
Knowledge of power system transmission materials, such as structures, foundations, insulators, anchor bolts, etc.
Skilled in PUCT CCN and ERCOT Regional Planning Group processes
Skilled in time management
Skilled in prioritizing and managing changing priorities
Ability to read and understand transmission construction design drawings
Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing
Ability to listen and understand information verbally and in writing
Ability to anticipate, identify, analyze and resolve conflict and problems
Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Texas
Four years of related work experience as a Professional Engineer
Experience performing power flow analysis in PSSE (Preferred)
Valid Driver’s License
Physical Demands and Work Environment-
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The employee may be required to stand; reach with hands and arms, stoop and kneel
The employee may be required to sit or stand for long periods of time
The employee may be required to lift, carry, push, pull or move up to 25 pounds
The employee may be required to travel
Exempt employees receive a fixed bi-weekly salary to compensate them for all hours worked during each pay period
This position may be required to work more than 40 hours per week
This description is intended to indicate the kinds of tasks and levels of work difficulty required of the position given this title and shall not be construed as declaring what the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position shall be. It is not intended to limit or in any way modify the right of management to assign, direct and control the work of employees under supervision. The listing of essential duties and responsibilities shall not be held to exclude other duties that may be assigned based on the needs of the Cooperative.
Pedernales Electric Cooperative is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Headquartered in Johnson City, Texas, Pedernales Electric Cooperative (PEC) is the largest distribution electric cooperative in the U.S. We deliver electricity to over 360,000 accounts which serves approximately 1 million Central Texans across an 8,100-square-mile service area, growing at a rapid pace, year over year. Since our founding in 1938 by then-Congressman Lyndon B. Johnson, it has been our mission to provide safe, reliable, low-cost power to the members we serve.