Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative is a locally owned electric distribution system headquartered in Manassas, VA. We provide reliable electric service to more than 175,000 homes and businesses in Clarke, Fairfax, Fauquier, Loudoun, Prince William and Stafford counties, the City of Manassas Park and the Town of Clifton.
We are currently looking for an Electrical Engineer to join our System Engineering & Planning department at our Gainesville location. This position will develop, recommend, document and communicate short range work plans on cost effective and reliable expansion, improvement, distribution, transmission and substation projects.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES will include, but are not limited to, the following:
Evaluates equipment by establishing operating conditions, devising performance tests, setting up and conducting tests, recording and analyzing results, modifying components and parts, and recommending changes.
Performs engineering development and design including logic design, circuit design, instrumentation design, firmware development, model formulation, cost projection, computer architecture analysis and design, network structure design and systems engineering.
Directs activities of Specification Committee to ensure the development and revision of construction specifications and practices.
Works continually towards self-development to maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing professional publications, benchmarking state-of-the-art practices and participating in professional societies.
Acts as a resource to all other departments for technical support and issues concerning the electrical system.
Analyzes electrical system utilizing computer engineering and business databases. Designs alternative plans for addition and/or improvements to the electrical distribution and transmission system.
Analyzes system protection requirements and limitations by preparing reliability, voltage drop, fault current and coordination studies.
Monitor and ensure work plan jobs adhere to schedules for system improvements.
Develops construction and material specifications and engineering assembly guidelines for review and approval by NOVEC Construction and Material Specifications Committee.
Develop capital budget recommendations for the Short Range Plan's system improvement and new facilities projects.
Designs extensions and relocations of residential subdivisions, commercial developments and review work order(s) to ensure adherence to work plan, REA specifications, NOVEC policies and guidelines, and determines over current and over voltage protection requirements.
Monitors and analyzes the electrical equipment loading, growth increase (or decrease) of present and new loads.
Develops long and short-term load forecasting studies to anticipate changes in loads and load patterns with particular attention to scheduling the proposed system improvements.
Develops and maintains engineering and company procedures manuals for use by engineering personnel.
Develops load transfer requests as necessary to institute changes to the electrical system and coordinates the activities required to energize new circuits.
Works with manufacturers to develop new, cost effective material items or alter existing items and resolves issues pertaining to material applications.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
This position can be filled at the Associate, Mid or Senior level - depending on education and experience:
Associate-level: Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering or a related field is required or equivalent combination of education and experience. Less than one year of related experience and/or training is required.
Mid-level: Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering a related field is required or equivalent combination of education and experience. Three to five years of related engineering experience and/or training is required.
Senior-level: Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering or a related field is required or equivalent combination of education and experience. Five to seven years of related experience and/or training is required. A professional engineering license is preferred.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Demonstrated ability to function independently in a multi-task environment, as well as part of a team.
Demonstrated knowledge of all company policies and procedures as well as all applicable federal, state, and local laws.
Demonstrated knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles and mathematical skills.
Demonstrated proficiency with general computer operation and Microsoft Office applications.
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and efficiently with all levels within the organization.
Demonstrated ability to anticipate and meet rapidly changing customer and business needs by quickly refocusing and realigning strategic and operational direction.
Demonstrated knowledge of power engineering and planning concepts and industry standards and practices.
Demonstrated experience in developing and monitoring capital and operational budgets.
Demonstrated ability to learn and apply knowledge of NOVEC's electrical distribution, transmission and substation facilities.
Demonstrated ability to review, interpret and analyze maps, plans, drawings, data and field information.
Demonstrated project management skills.
Demonstrated ability to reason analytically and relate theoretical concepts to practical applications.
Demonstrated ability to use prudent problem solving and decision-making techniques.
If you're ready to take the next step towards advancing your career, apply today! NOVEC is an equal opportunity employer and participates in E-Verify.
Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative (NOVEC) is a locally based and locally owned electric distribution system headquartered in Manassas, VA. NOVEC provides reliable electric service to more than 170,000 homes and businesses located in Clarke, Fairfax, Fauquier, Loudoun, Prince William and Stafford counties, the City of Manassas Park and the Town of Clifton (all in the state of Virginia).