• Engineering Associate I/II/III/Engineer/Engineer Sr

    Location TX-Austin
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  • General Overview

    Candidates with Instrumentation and Control education/experience are encouraged to apply.

    Incumbent will provide expertise in Instrumentation and Control system design, operation, and maintenance.  Responsibilities include solving control system problems, instrumentation, communication, logic, and process related equipment problems, troubleshooting operational issues, and providing engineering recommendations.  Requires being well versed in the IEEE, NFPA, ISA, and other applicable industry standards.  Serve as the Instrumentation and Control System Engineer consultant.  Provide after hours engineering support to operations and maintenance as needed, responding to forced outages and/or equipment failures.  Take ownership of the fleet condition assessment program regarding control systems and instrumentation in order to recommend future scope of repair or replacement options. 

     

     

    Engineering Associate I

     

    Under close supervision of a licensed professional engineer, performs entry level engineering assignments by assisting with engineering projects and design work. 

    • Under direct guidance, conducts basic engineering studies and computations, develops design and cost estimates, lays out drafting work, correlates/compiles data, conducts and analyzes tests and evaluates equipment performance.  May be assisted by craftsmen, technicians, or experienced engineers.
    • Investigates and analyzes basic problems and develops appropriate solutions.  Drafts less complicated reports and assists with more complex reports.
    • Conducts basic 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 fundamental engineering assignments.  Learns and follows appropriate business procedures.  Learns and applies project management techniques.
    • Assists in planning and design of engineering projects.  Performs basic engineering and design work.  Conducts field analysis, inspections and performance tests.  Records, compiles, and reports information.
    • Drafts specifications as required for basic projects for which there are precedents.  Completes related computations and drafts schematics and diagrams.  Develops testing, operating and maintenance 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.  Studies and attends classes on LCRA procedures, equipment, and systems.  Develops analytical and troubleshooting skills.
    • 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 assist more experienced engineers in the interpretation of basic engineering drawings or manufacturers' specifications for field personnel.  Communicates any recommended changes to the responsible engineer for the correction. 

     

    Engineering Associate II

     

    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. 

     

    Engineering Associate III

     

    Under limited supervision of a licensed professional engineer, develops, defines, and analyzes solutions to moderately complex engineering problems requiring complex engineering principles.  Plans and conducts engineering projects involving independent evaluation, selection, and substantial adaptation and modification of standard techniques, procedures, and criteria.  Devises new approaches to problems encountered.  Schedules, and/or coordinates detailed phases of engineering work as part of a major project  or in a total project of moderate scope. 

    • Conducts moderately complex engineering studies.  Performs field analysis, performance tests, designs, cost estimates, lays out drafting work, and the correlation and compilation of data.  May coordinate the work of engineers, technicians, craft workers or others.
    • Identifies, investigates, and analyzes problems.  Develops appropriate solutions.  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.  Develops testing plans.  Interprets engineering specifications.
    • Prepares technical specifications for project services, equipment and materials for which there are few precedents.  Completes related computations and drafts schematics and diagrams.
    • Coordinates project reviews and implementation plans between individuals and sections.  Ensures timely communication occur.  Develops and conducts presentations to management and others.
    • Maintains knowledge of engineering principles.  Keeps informed of technical developments, industry codes, and safety and/or regulatory requirements which have impact upon the respective engineering discipline.  Fully develops knowledge of LCRA procedures, equipment, and systems.
    • Interprets engineering drawings and manufacturers specifications for field personnel.  Coordinates and reviews the work of Engineering Associates.  Communicates necessary changes to the responsible engineer for correction.
    • Recommends new and improved practices and procedures related to assigned area.
    • Performs economic evaluations of programs and projects and renders judgement on the costs and benefits of the work from a company-wide perspective.
    • Upon request, supports preparation of LCRA's position in legal or regulatory proceedings.
    • Reviews and evaluates bids and provides recommendations.
    • 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. 

     

    Engineer

     

    Develops, defines, and analyzes solutions to moderately complex engineering problems requiring complex engineering principles.  Plans and conducts engineering projects involving independent evaluation, selection, and substantial adaptation and modification of standard techniques, procedures, and criteria.  Devises new approaches to problems encountered.  Schedules, and/or coordinates detailed phases of engineering work as part of a major project or in a total project of moderate scope.  May act as project leader or team leader to coordinate the work of other fully competent engineers or other technical personnel on moderately complex engineering projects and or studies.  

    • Conducts and takes full responsibility for moderately complex engineering studies.  Performs field analysis, performance tests, designs, cost estimates, lays out drafting work, and the correlation and compilation of data.  May coordinate the work of engineers, technicians, craft workers or others.
    • Identifies, investigates, and analyzes problems.  Develops appropriate solutions.  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 moderately 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.
    • Prepares technical specifications for project services, equipment and materials for which there are few precedents.  Completes related computations and drafts schematics and diagrams.
    • Coordinates project reviews and implementation plans between individuals and sections.  Ensures timely communication occur.  Develops and conducts presentations to management and others.
    • Maintains knowledge of engineering principles.  Keeps informed of technical developments, industry codes, and safety and/or regulatory requirements which have impact upon the respective engineering discipline.  Fully develops knowledge of LCRA procedures, equipment, and systems.
    • 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.
    • Recommends new and improved practices and procedures related to assigned area.
    • Performs economic evaluations of programs and projects and renders judgement on the costs and benefits of the work from a company-wide perspective.
    • Upon request, prepares written (expert) testimony in support of LCRA's position in legal or regulatory proceedings.
    • Reviews and evaluates bids and provides recommendations.
    • In coordination with senior engineering staff, develops design criteria and LCRA design standards.
    • In coordination with senior enginerring staff, 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 perform confined space entry. 

     

    Engineer Sr

     

    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. 
    • For incumbents performing as a Cyber Security Coordinator (CSC) – A CSC is responsible for the following:  working with the NERC Compliance Department and Information Security Office to ensure that the necessary processes and procedures applicable to each NERC CIP system are developed and implemented within their respective group; reviewing projects relating to the NERC CIP systems which may have a regulatory impact, and making sure the drawings and documents for that system are updated and stored as required;  coordinating NERC compliance implementation, communication, and ensuring that users of the respective systems have the necessary training; continually monitoring implementation efforts and reporting potential violations to the NERC Compliance Manager and respective management; communicating with the Information Security Manager concerning cyber security concerns or actual incidents; and maintaining documentation of objective evidence, including Reliability Standard Audit Worksheets (RSAWs) to demonstrate NERC CIP regulatory compliance.

    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 I

    Bachelors degree in engineering, engineering technology, engineering physics, biosystems engineering, mathematical science, physical science or related science.
     
    Driver’s license

     

    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.
     
    Driver’s license

     

    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.
     
    Driver’s license

      

    Engineer

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

     

     

    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.

     

    Driver’s license

    Preferred Qualifications

    Incumbent will provide expertise in Instrumentation and Control system design, operation, and maintenance.  Responsibilities include solving control system problems, instrumentation, communication, logic, and process related equipment problems, troubleshooting operational issues, and providing engineering recommendations.  Requires being well versed in the IEEE, NFPA, ISA, and other applicable industry standards.  Serve as the Instrumentation and Control System Engineer consultant.  Provide after hours engineering support to operations and maintenance as needed, responding to forced outages and/or equipment failures.  Take ownership of the fleet condition assessment program regarding control systems and instrumentation in order to recommend future scope of repair or replacement options. 

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