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.
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.
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.
Licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Texas
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.