Oversees: Electronic Substation Technician and Supervisor of Staking Engineering
FLSA Status: Exempt
NRECA Job Code: 54-1111
GENERAL DESCRIPTION: Receives supervision weekly; supervises other employees of a technical, skilled-semi-skilled nature; trains, hires, fires, assigns duties, does performance appraisals; works in accordance with work plan and applicable laws/codes; works with people internally and externally - particularly with members; produces monthly reports and helps with annual work plan, may be called back in emergencies; work is moderately stressful in dealing with consumer complaints and meeting deadlines; may work overtime; follows written directives, procedure manuals, operational instructions and checklists; provides cost estimates.
PURPOSE: To provide engineering and technical services for existing and new systems; advise on construction, maintenance and operations of the system; supervise system maps, construction drawings, circuit diagrams and sectionalizing maps as directed; assist in plans for changes in the plant; plan for future changes and demands by gathering data and performing analysis as directed to ensure electrical systems are functioning properly.
ENVIRONMENT: Mixture of inside and outside work; exposed to the outside weather.
INTERNAL CONTACTS: Director of Engineering & Operations, Supervisor of Staking Engineering, Manager of Member Services, Member Accounts Supervisor, Customer Service Representatives, Director of Office Services, Manager of Key Accounts and Line Superintendent.
EXTERNAL CONTACTS: Members-Consumers, Consulting Engineer, Federal, County and State Highway Department, General Public, Other Utilities, Suppliers and Manufacturers and Contractors.
DUTIES AND TASKS OF THE JOB:
Complies with budgetary requirements.
Gathers and prepares data for plans and designs of all system improvement and maintenance projects.
Keeps informed of developments in the irrigation, industrial and small commercial industry.
Closely adheres to Cooperative specifications for the electrical system.
Monitors kWh usage and kW demands on substations and metering points.
Recommends improvements in operating procedures and power system.
Monitors system components and numerous data sources to ensure overall system protection and functioning.
Operates and prepares system modeling analysis for new construction, routine and special studies as directed.
Performs applicable employment and personnel duties for staff and department.
Achieves team approach by delegations, training, coaching and counseling, consultative planning.
Assists with Annual Meeting.
Resolves Members-Consumers complaints.
Interprets staking sheets.
On an ongoing basis, monitors, evaluates, recommends and subsequently implements and documents changes to the system on a circuit by circuit basis to insure compliance with the Under-Frequency Load Shedding program.
Assist in investigation of accidents and assists in completion of Accident Investigation Report as needed.
Is trained in CPR.
Uses only approved products, material and equipment.
Supervises original and maintenance of system maps to ensure they are correct and up-to-date.
Resolves adjustment terms or issues regarding right-of-way’s.
Prepares estimates and coordinates relocation of lines.
Directs dispatching during major catastrophes or major outages as required.
Operates all department equipment in accordance with safety rules.
Adapts new technologies as directed to Cooperative operations and systems, and trains other employees in their operation.
Performs duties of an Engineering Technician when needed.
Assists with preparation of annual operations and maintenance survey.
Participates in design/construction of substations, transmission and distribution lines and related facilities.
Assists/reviews digitizing of maps and extracts engineering data for improvement.
Develops input into Cooperative work plan.
Consults with commercial customers about rates and charges.
Prepares contracts for "requests for proposals."
Works with attorneys concerning legal issues for right-of-way’s and easements for system improvements.
Assists in training staff in areas such as sectionalizing, surveying, design and routing of lines.
Ensures compliance with NEC, NESC, ANSI standards, IEEE recommendations, Cooperative safety procedures and local codes.
Prepares numerous reports/forms for state and federal agencies.
Normal System Maps are no longer generated and now the Cooperative prints specialty maps. The Engineering Systems Administrator shares the responsibility of this task.
Responsible for maintaining an engineering model of the Cooperative’s electric system.
Performs system protection analysis, including fault current studies and sectionalizing studies.
Performs Arc Flash analysis and provides documentation for this analysis.
Performs circuit capacity, power factor correction and system loss analysis.
Addresses power quality issues.
Provides operational procedures for complex switching operations.
Performs SCADA system administrator duties by maintaining the SCADA database, reviewing and applying software updates and keeping the World View maps updated.
Develops the settings and implantation plans for electric controls, RTU’s and IED’s.
Provides necessary in-house metering maintenance and administrative support for the NISC MDMS.
Provides a portion of the in-house administrative support for the Sensus RNI.
Performs distributed energy resources studies and analysis for the cooperative and membership.
Follows safety rules and guidelines
Performs all other reasonable and proper duties/task assigned.
Must be regular in attendance.
Note: Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Able to move 50 pounds; depth/distance visual ability necessary; movement and physical nature of job includes activities such as standing, walking, sitting, stooping, bending, reaching, kneeling, crouching; must drive a vehicle; minimum exposure to hazardous environment
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: Must have a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering or related degree such as Physics; must have a Texas Professional Engineering (PE) certification within one (1) year of employment; at least five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in electrical engineering with emphasis on power; and excellent personal computer, mathematic, verbal and written communication skills. Preferred candidate will have experience with renewable energy technologies and projects.
Concho Valley Electric Cooperative, Inc. (CVEC) is an established company providing rural electric service to Tom Green, Coke, Concho, Sterling, Irion, Mitchell, Nolan, Runnels, Glasscock, and Reagan Counties. CVEC currently has a position open for Manager of Engineering.
CVEC offers an excellent salary and benefits package.
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