Yazoo Valley Electric Power Association is seeking a System Engineer. Responsibilities will include: planning and engineering design of all electrical facilities required to meet the current and future needs of the cooperative; resolution of power quality issues; key contact for C&I members; ensuring compliance with RUS design standards, safety codes and OSHA standards; ensure that the Cooperative is provided with proper technical expertise in the areas of relaying, protection, testing, troubleshooting, construction and power quality; develop and assist other departments as appropriate in the preparation of revenue budgets, cost of power budgets, Capital budget and financial forecast; ensure system maps and GIS Services are updated with accurate and current data; ensure that engineering studies such as Long-Range Plan, 4-Year Construction Work Plan, and Load Forecast Study, are conducted in compliance with regulatory guidelines; collaborate with consultants when necessary to accomplish engineering and Cooperative goals.
Applicant must be highly competent in computer programs, motivated, have good written and verbal communication skills and possess excellent interpersonal skills. Qualifications preferred include knowledge of utility accounting systems , an understanding of relevant environmental concerns and experience in electric substation troubleshooting and SEL relay programming.
Position requires a minimum B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from an ABET accredited school and the ability to obtain a Mississippi professional engineering license. Candidate must possess a knowledge of NESC, NEC, State Electrical Code for utilities, power line construction methods, materials and equipment.
About Yazoo Valley Electric Power Association
Yazoo Valley Electric Power Association is an electric distribution cooperative serving approximately 10,500 meters and 2,100 miles of line in a six-county area (Yazoo, Holmes, Humphreys, Sharkey, Issaquena and Warren Counties) in west central Mississippi. The system is primarily residential and agricultural, with multiple large industrial accounts.