Transmission Protection Engineer I, II, III, or Senior

Western Farmers Electric Cooperative

  • Moore, OK
  • $72,902-154,379 per year
  • Permanent
  • Full-time
  • 2 months ago
  • Apply easily
*This position could be located at our Headquarters in Anadarko or at our satellite office in Moore, Ok.*

This position will remain open until filled - Apply on-line at www.wfec.com

*At the option of the hiring official, a candidate will be placed in one of the following Transmission Engineer levels based on education, experience, knowledge, skills, and behaviors required.

SUMMARY: Under general supervision of Supervisor, Transmission Engineering, the incumbent provides system protection engineering services for the power transmission and substation areas including maintenance, design, and construction of transmission protection systems. In addition, this individual will have project manager responsibility for the design of transmission lines, transmission substations, and transmission switch stations. Incumbent acquires and retains current knowledge for all appropriate electric utility industry regulatory requirements, regulations, laws, standards, and best practices applicable to the functional area including, but not limited to RUS, IEEE, and company standards, environmental, and NESC code. Plans and forecasts projects independently, developing practical action plans to successfully complete project goals and objectives.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Include the following; other duties may be assigned. Designs protection systems for transmission lines, substations, and switch stations according to RUS rules, procedures and/or industry best practices. Coordinates activities with consulting engineers concerning protection design. Prepares and maintains a schedule and budget for assigned projects. Provides reports on the status of project milestones and adjusts schedules accordingly. Controls expenditures within limitations of project budget. Coordinates preparation and delivery of project deliverables, design documents, and bid packages. Prepares detailed specifications for the purchase of consulting services. Reviews project design for compliance with engineering principles, standards, contract requirements, and related specifications. Evaluates and approves design changes, specifications, and drawings.

Education and Experience:

Transmission Planning Engineer I ($72,902 - $113,072): A Bachelor's degree in Electrical, Mechanical or Civil Engineering or a related field is required. Entry level engineer assisting higher classifications or more experienced engineers in engineering work pertaining to design of the transmission system, including checkout of new facilities, engineering support to technicians and modifications to improve existing substations and transmission lines. Includes basic project management. Develops positive communication and productive relationships with fellow employees, industry contacts, member cooperatives and WFEC management.

Transmission Planning Engineer II ($80,408 - $126,031): A Bachelor's degree in Electrical, Mechanical or Civil Engineering, or a related field and three (3) years of professional engineering experience in an electric utility environment are required. Serves as point of contact for technical issues, engineering information, reporting, and modeling. Plans, designs, and coordinates the checkout of new facilities, provides engineering support for projects including modification of existing facilities and supports the work of the engineering department. Prepares project management documents and creates documentation for completion and close out of projects according to RUS guidelines. Gathers cost information. Develops and maintains positive communication and productive relationships with fellow employees, industry contacts, member cooperatives and WFEC management.

Transmission Planning Engineer III ($88,257 - $139,797): A Bachelor's degree in Electrical, Mechanical or Civil Engineering, or a related field and five (5) years of professional engineering experience in an electric utility environment are required. Plans, designs, and coordinates the checkout of new facilities and modifications on existing transmission and substation facilities. Has project responsibility for more complex projects that require extensive knowledge and experience. Prepares project management documents, project budgets and creates documentation for completion and close out of projects according to RUS guidelines. Gathers cost information. Also serves as point of contact for technical issues, engineering information, reporting and modeling. Develops and maintains positive communication and productive relationships with fellow employees, industry contacts, member cooperatives and WFEC management.

Senior Transmission Planning Engineer ($96,440 - $154,379): A Bachelor's degree in Electrical, Mechanical or Civil Engineering, or a related field and ten (10) years of professional engineering experience in an electric utility environment and certification as a Professional Engineer (P.E.) are required. Top technical engineering position without supervisory responsibility. Provides professional engineering support to other individuals and departments. Serves as subject matter expert (SME) for technical issues, engineering information, reporting, and modeling. Able to efficiently and effectively deal with more advanced and Senior level projects. Functions as a staff specialist in application of advanced theories, concepts, principles and processes. Serves as the technical expert on engineering planning and reliability matters, assisting other individuals and departments in the accomplishment of their duties.

Language Skills: Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and group situations, as well as respond to questions from groups of employees, managers, industry contacts, clients, customers and the general public.

In accordance with WFEC Administrative Procedure 805-Alcohol and Drug-Free Workplace this position is classified as "safety sensitive".

MUST MEET ALL PHYSICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL REQUIREMENTS

WFEC IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY PROVIDER AND EMPLOYER

MINORITIES, FEMALES, DISABILITY, AND

VETS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY

EOE/AA/M/F/DISABILITY/VETS

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