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Electrical Engineering Associate II/III/Engineer/Engineer Sr

Electrical Engineering Associate II/III/Engineer/Engineer Sr

# Positions 
1
Location 
TX-Austin

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General Overview

This posting is for the position of NERC Compliance Electrical Engineer that will support the Wholesale Generation fleet. Ideal candidate will have experience using ETAP software. Familiarity with Protective Relay systems is required.

Knowledge of ERCOT protocols, Nodal Operating Guides and NERC Standards is preferred.

 

Responsibilities include solving power system, rotating electrical equipment electrical equipment, control circuits, transformers, cables, and related equipment problems, troubleshooting operational issues, and providing engineering recommendations to Operations and Maintenance. This requires being well versed in the IEEE, NFPA, NEC, NESC, and other applicable industry standards. Provide after-hours engineering support to operations and maintenance as needed, responding to forced outages and/or equipment failures.  Must be able to evaluate trips caused by an 86 lockout relay and authorize unit restart. 

Recommends new and improved operating and maintenance practices and procedures related to electrical equipment.  This includes but not limited to: motors, generators, cables, transformers, relays, metering, control circuits, breakers, grounding systems, inverters, and battery systems.

 

Plans, conducts, and directs major engineering projects involving independent evaluation, selection, adaptation, and modification of standards, techniques, procedures, and criteria.  May act as project leader or team leader to coordinate the work of other fully competent engineers or other technical personnel on more complex or major engineering projects and or studies.  Provides deep specialized expertise in at least one engineering sub-discipline. 

  • Conducts and takes full responsibility for complex engineering studies which require advanced knowledge within the assigned discipline.  Performs field analysis, performance tests, designs, costs estimates, layout of drafting work, and the correlation/compilation of complex data.  May direct or coordinate the work of other engineers, technicians, craft workers, or others.
  • Provides coordination, monitors progress, interprets results to ensure timely completion of assignments.
  • Recommends new and improved practices and procedures related to assigned area.
  • Represents and provides leadership for the LCRA to task forces, the community and other outside engineering and standards organizations.
  • Identifies actual or potential problems, investigates, analyzes, and develops corrective actions to be taken.  Drafts reports.  Acts as project consultant and specialist.
  • Conducts tests of instruments, materials, equipment, and controls to determine operating characteristics.  Develops problem solutions or improvements.  Verifies accuracy of data.  Ensures beneficial data is acquired and recorded.
  • Prepares and revises operating procedures and project outlines in connection with engineering assignments.  Follows appropriate business procedures.  Applies  project management techniques.
  • Plans and designs engineering projects with complex features.  Performs engineering and design work.  Conducts field analysis, inspections and performance tests.  Records, compiles, and reports information.  Develops testing plans.  Interprets engineering specifications.
  • Drafts specifications as required for projects for which there are few precedents.  Completes related computations and drafts schematics and diagrams.  Develops testing plans; interprets engineering specifications.
  • Coordinates project reviews and implementation plans between individuals and sections.  Ensures timely communications occur.  Develops and administers presentations to management and others.
  • Maintains thorough knowledge of engineering principles, LCRA procedures, equipment, and systems.  Keeps informed of technical developments, industry codes and safety and/or regulatory requirements which have impact upon the respective engineering discipline.
  • Provides leadership in the economic evaluations of programs and projects and renders judgment on the costs and benefits of the work from a company-wide perspective.
  • Interprets engineering drawings and manufacturers specifications for field personnel.  Coordinates and reviews the work of Engineering Associates to the extent of assuming professional responsibility for the work.  Personally affixes seal or communicates necessary changes to the responsible engineer for correction.
  • Upon request, prepares written (expert) testimony in support of LCRA's position in legal or regulatory proceedings.
  • Develops design criteria and LCRA design standards.
  • Reviews operational processes and procedures and develops recommendations to optimize.
  • Gathers engineering information by traveling independently to various locations (substations, power plants, water systems, etc.) as necessary.
  • In accordance with approved Supply Management processes and procedures, serves as owner’s representative for outside engineering contracts.
  • May provide leadership for major or complex engineering and construction projects and or studies.  May be the resident specialist in a particular discipline or operations area.
  • May perform confined space entry. 

This general overview only includes essential functions of the job and does not imply that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position.  Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instruction and to perform any other job-related duties requested by supervisor or management.

Minimum Qualifications

 Engineering Associate II

Bachelors degree in engineering, engineering technology, engineering physics, biosystems engineering, mathematical science, physical science or related science plus one or more years of post-Bachelors engineering experience relating to the area of engineering specialization required to perform the job.
 
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Engineering Associate III

Bachelors degree in engineering, engineering technology, engineering physics, biosystems engineering, mathematical science, physical science or related science plus four or more years of post-Bachelors engineering experience relating to the area of engineering specialization required to perform the job.
 
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Engineer

Licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Texas
 
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Engineer Sr

Licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Texas plus eight or more years of post-Bachelors engineering experience relating to the area of engineering specialization required to perform the job, including providing technical leadership in engineering.

 

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Specific Posting Information

This posting is for the position of NERC Compliance Electrical Engineer that will support the Wholesale Generation fleet. Ideal candidate will have experience using ETAP software. Familiarity with Protective Relay systems is required.

Knowledge of ERCOT protocols, Nodal Operating Guides and NERC Standards is preferred.

 

Responsibilities include solving power system, rotating electrical equipment electrical equipment, control circuits, transformers, cables, and related equipment problems, troubleshooting operational issues, and providing engineering recommendations to Operations and Maintenance. This requires being well versed in the IEEE, NFPA, NEC, NESC, and other applicable industry standards. Provide after-hours engineering support to operations and maintenance as needed, responding to forced outages and/or equipment failures.  Must be able to evaluate trips caused by an 86 lockout relay and authorize unit restart. 

Recommends new and improved operating and maintenance practices and procedures related to electrical equipment.  This includes but not limited to: motors, generators, cables, transformers, relays, metering, control circuits, breakers, grounding systems, inverters, and battery systems.