Berkeley Electric Cooperative in Moncks Corner, SC is seeking to hire a full-time System Engineer to save the day by ensuring our electrical distribution system is kept up to date and working efficiently. The typical schedule for this position is Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Are you registered as a Professional Engineer (PE)? Are you looking for a company that will value your ideas and hard work? If so, keep reading about this electrical engineering position!
We pay our System Engineer a competitive salary and offer generous benefits. This includes a defined benefit pension plan, a 401(k) with company contributions, medical, dental, life insurance, long-term disability, 11 paid holidays, paid vacation and sick leave, tuition reimbursement, and wellness benefits. If this sounds like the right next step in your electrical engineering career, apply today!
ABOUT BERKELEY ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE
Berkeley Electric Cooperative is a state-of-the-art electric utility serving over 95,000 accounts in Berkeley, Charleston, and Dorchester counties with over 5,000 miles of line connecting them all together. This makes us the largest electric cooperative in South Carolina and one of the top 25 in the nation. In addition to electrifying rural America, we pride ourselves on our involvement in the community. Most weekends you can find our company doing something to improve the community.
At Berkeley Electric Cooperative, we have a great family atmosphere where our managers care about your success. We offer job security and lots of room for advancement as well as competitive compensation and benefits. People who join our team choose to stay because they love where they work.
A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A SYSTEM ENGINEER
As a System Engineer, you are essential to our success. You gather accurate load and electrical system data in order to perform all studies and calculations pertaining to the distribution system. With this information, you are able to make recommendations regarding changes and/or improvements that are needed to provide safe, reliable, and economical electrical service.
Your expertise as a Professional Engineer (PE) allows you to produce various plans and provide technical input to the design, construction, and maintenance of the distribution system. To ensure that we have what we need, you produce specifications to be used in the purchase of equipment and materials that are required for the Cooperative's electrical distribution system. You also complete technical evaluations of new equipment and materials.
Working closely with IT personnel, the GIS area, System Control, and all software providers, you ensure the accuracy and reliability of the data being shared between the customer information system, GIS, outage handling and dispatch systems, and engineering software. Your attention to detail and drive for efficiency are essential to your success!
EDUCATION: A Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering is required. Registration as a Professional Engineer (P.E.) in the state of South Carolina is required. Additional training in system planning, overcurrent protection, relaying, and power quality fundamentals is required.
EXPERIENCE: A minimum of five (5) years’ experience in engineering at an electric cooperative, another electrical utility and/or an engineering consulting firm is required. Will require three (3) years’ experience in this position to become proficient.
KNOWLEDGE: Should have an effective working knowledge of RUS requirements and procedures as it applies to planning, purchasing, construction and retirement associated with an electrical distribution system. Should be familiar with the National Electrical Safety Code, National Electrical Code, OSHA regulations and Cooperative policies. Must a sound knowledge of electrical distribution system fundamentals and the associated special equipment. Must be able to model the electrical distribution system, perform all necessary calculations and apply the results to make recommendations for system improvements.
& SKILLS: Should be skilled in working and communicating with employees, members and the public. Must be proficient in the use of computers and software. Must be skilled in planning, designing and preparing specifications to meet the Cooperative’s requirements for electrical distribution. Must have a valid South Carolina Driver’s license.
CONDITIONS: Usual office conditions. Subject to field work on special projects. Subject to irregular hours and outside work in adverse weather conditions during emergencies. Some travel outside service area for periods up to a week.
Additional Salary Information: Start of range - Salary commensurate with experience.