This is a professional position responsible for developing and providing engineering support and design for Engineers including detailing the physical layout, materials, design standards, specifications, applicable codes, and procedures needed for the development of new or modified substation facility utilizing computer-aided design (CAD) software to complete related technical design work. Perform basic related engineering analysis and design calculations. Checks, verifies, and provides quality control for own designs as well as the designs of other designers and engineering staff, as required.
REQUIRED JOB QUALIFICATIONS
Education and Training
Associate’s Degree in Drafting, Engineering Technology including, Electrical, Electronic, Civil, Mechanical or other related engineering technology area or technical discipline or equivalent combination of related education and/or experience.
Knowledge, Skills, and Ability:
Knowledge of engineering principles and practices, design standards, codes, rules and regulations affecting the electric utility industry.
Ability to read and understand civil/structural drawings and develop reports, physical arrangements, details, and diagrams for electric substations.
Broad knowledge of engineering principles and practices, analysis, design, electrical theory, and substations through 345kV.
Expertise with AutoCAD software and computer systems and an ability to develop design tools.
Ability to coordinate and work closely with Electrical/Civil/Telecommunications Engineers, Designers, Drafters, Technicians, Contractors, Member System Personnel, and others.
Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
Ability to develop and perform basic related engineering calculations.
Ability to work independently and be self-motivated.
Ability to coordinate work for others.
Six (6) years of progressive experience in electrical/electronic/civil/mechanical engineering design work in an industrial/commercial environment, including CAD experience. Experience with electric utility transmission and generation facilities preferred.
Ability and willingness to travel as required. (Must possess a valid driver’s license.)
Must be able to demonstrate that he/she can perform all of the essential functions of the position.
DESIRED JOB QUALIFICATIONS
Certification through AutoCAD University
PHYSICAL AND MENTAL DEMANDS: The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Physical demands: While performing the duties of this position, the incumbent is required to sit for long periods of time and occasionally stand, walk, stoop, bend, reach above and below shoulder level and push/pull objects of varying weights, and lift up to twenty-five pounds. Incumbent is frequently required to use hands and fingers to handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls, talk and hear.
Mental demands: While performing the duties of this job, the incumbent is required to read, write, perform basic math, analyze data and reports, exercise judgment, develop plans, procedures and goals, and present information to others and work under pressure.
Work Environment: While performing the duties of this position, the incumbent is exposed to a moderate level of noise. All of the duties are performed indoors and at a desk, operating office equipment.
How to Apply:
Tri-State: Join the people behind the power. Tri-State recognizes the value of a highly-engaged and committed workforce and provides an excellent benefits program that includes medical, dental, retirement and life insurance. Please visit our careers site at www.tristategt.org/careers/for more details.
Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association is a wholesale electric power supplier owned by the 43 electric cooperatives that it serves. Tri-State generates and transmits electricity to its member systems throughout a 200,000 square-mile service territory across Colorado, Nebraska, New Mexico and Wyoming.
Serving approximately 1.5 million consumers, Tri-State was founded in 1952 by its member systems to provide a reliable, cost-based supply of electricity. Headquartered in Westminster, Colo., about 1,500 people are employed by Tri-State throughout its four-state service area.
Tri-State's power is generated through a combination of owned baseload and peaking power plants that use coal and natural gas as their primary fuels, supplemented by purchased power, federal hydroelectricity allocations and renewable resource technologies. Tri-State delivers power to its members through a transmission system that includes substation facilities, telecommunications sites and over 5000 miles of high voltage transmission lines.
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