• Transmission Reliability Engineer/Associate

    Location TX-Austin
    # Positions
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  • General Overview

    This posting is specific to the Transmission Reliability Engineering group in LCRA Transmission Services Corporation.

     

    The Transmission Reliability Engineering group is looking to complete its team with a highly motivated engineer. The ideal candidate will be outgoing and able to work collaboratively with a varied skillset of individuals ranging from operators and field technicians to senior managers.

     

    Subject Matter Expert: The engineer will serve as “go to” and subject matter expert for transmission and substation equipment. The engineer will work with maintenance and field personnel to continuously improve system reliability through equipment monitoring and troubleshooting. Examples of equipment include: Transformers, Circuit Breakers, Switches, Arrestors, Bushings, SCADA, Relays, among others.

     

    Continuous Improvement: The engineer will be responsible for keeping abreast in knowledge of industry trends and technologies as they pertain to LCRA’s infrastructure and corporate goals. The individual will contribute to the leveraging of new technologies and practices as we advance system reliability into the future.

     

    Outage Planning and Project Management: The engineer will assist in transmission and substation outage planning or other projects as needed.

     

    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

    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.

     

    Driver’s license

    Preferred Qualifications

    Transmission Reliability Engineer

    This posting is specific to the Transmission Reliability Engineering group in LCRA Transmission Services Corporation.

    The Transmission Reliability Engineering group is looking to complete its team with a highly motivated engineer. The ideal candidate will be outgoing and able to work collaboratively with a varied skillset of individuals ranging from operators and field technicians to senior managers.

     

    Subject Matter Expert: The engineer will serve as “go to” and subject matter expert for transmission and substation equipment. The engineer will work with maintenance and field personnel to continuously improve system reliability through equipment monitoring and troubleshooting. Examples of equipment include: Transformers, Circuit Breakers, Switches, Arrestors, Bushings, SCADA, Relays, among others.

     

    Continuous Improvement: The engineer will be responsible for keeping abreast in knowledge of industry trends and technologies as they pertain to LCRA’s infrastructure and corporate goals. The individual will contribute to the leveraging of new technologies and practices as we advance system reliability into the future.

     

    Outage Planning and Project Management: The engineer will assist in transmission and substation outage planning or other projects as needed.

     

    Electrical, Mechanical, Power, Computer Science, Industrial Engineering or equivalent

     

    Engineering Associate II through Senior Engineer

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