• Transmission Systems Planning Engineering Associate II/Sr./Engineer

    Location TX-Austin
    # Positions
    1
  • General Overview

    Under limited supervision of a licensed professional engineer, performs a variety of progressively responsible engineering assignments involving engineering principles.  Completes engineering projects and designs work involving adaptations and modifications to systems, equipment, materials and procedures.  Receives instructions on specific objectives, complex features, established precedents, and possible solutions. 

    • Conducts engineering studies and computations.  Develops designs and cost estimates.  Lays out drafting work.  Correlates/compiles data.  Conducts and analyzes tests and diagnoses and evaluates equipment performance.  May direct the work of craftsmen or technicians.  May assist less experienced engineers or others.
    • Investigates and analyzes problems and develops appropriate solutions.  Drafts reports.  Receives assistance on unusual or complex features.
    • Conducts moderately complex tests of instruments, materials, equipment, and controls to determine operating characteristics.  Develops solutions or improvements, and/or verifies accuracy of data.  Ensures accurate and beneficial data is acquired and recorded.
    • Prepares reports, operating instructions and project outlines in connection with engineering assignments.  Follows appropriate business procedures.  Applies project management techniques.
    • Plans and designs engineering projects involving relatively few complex features.  Performs engineering and design work.  Conducts field analysis, inspections and performance tests.  Records, compiles, and reports information.
    • Drafts specifications as required for projects.  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, as needed, on project activities.
    • Maintains knowledge of engineering principles and enhances knowledge of LCRA equipment and systems.
    • 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 perform confined space entry.
    • May interpret basic engineering drawings or manufacturers specifications for field personnel.  Provides timely reports which communicate all pertinent information to the responsible engineer. 

    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.

     

    Engineering Associate Sr

     

    Bachelors degree in engineering, engineering technology, engineering physics, biosystems engineering, mathematical science, physical science or related science 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.
     

    Driver’s license

     

    Engineer

     

    Licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Texas
     
    Driver’s license

     

     

     

    Preferred Qualifications

    This position is in the Transmission Planning Department. Possesses the capacity to communicate, verbally and in writing, complex technical concepts to audiences with knowledge ranging from little or no background in electrical power systems to experts in the industry. Performs power systems analyses pertaining to transmission and distribution system expansion, voltage stability, reliability, power quality analysis, etc. and derive technical solution options to meet customers’ requirements. Uses network analysis software packages to perform detailed assessments of the electric transmission system. Works with mulit-disciplined teams to evaluate the feasibility and cost of alternatives for system improvements needed to meet reliability standards. Prepares technical and management reports in order to present options and obtain approval of needed system improvements. Actively works to build relationships with utility planning engineers, system operators, and representatives of companies that connect to the transmission system. Maintains knowledge of state and federal reliability standards, knowledge of generation and transmission technologies necessary to the planning of the transmission system, and applies appropriate economic principles in order to identify and recommend technical solutions.

    Experience with and knowledge of PSS®E, NERC Reliability Standards, and ERCOT Planning Guides preferred.

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