Position Summary: Prepares or assists in the preparation of engineering designs, specifications, standards, studies and cost estimates in support of PRECO system projects
and tasks managed by others. Applies technical knowledge and skills toward the resolution of problems and the development of sound technical recommendations. Tasks include, evaluation of new and existing products or systems, need for designs or specifications, and development of test apparatus or procedures.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Assists with and manages projects related to the system Work Plan and Long Range Plan
Performs studies on the system in regard to peak loading, sensitivity analysis, and system protection and coordination
Assists engineering staff in normal daily line design activities and provides oversight for PRECO design standards
Assists Engineering Technicians in the field as needed to stake or design Distribution/Transmission jobs
Reviews and approves underground/overhead distribution or subdivision URD design work as required
Assists VP of Engineering with substation, SCADA, and other small project commissioning
Assists the Planning Engineer with the Annual Schedule A process for district area planning the PRECO system 10-year load plan
Reviews all feeder loading and substation power transformer loading and makes recommendations for balancing phasing, loading, and customer counts to ensure the highest level of system utilization and reliability for the district area
Works with district area operations staff to aid in troubleshooting complex outages and works to design long term solutions
Works with District Area Manager to help manage line design work and works with Engineering Staking Supervisor to plan to serve large residential/commercial developments
Responsible to help maintain a working engineering study model for the district area and assists GIS department with any special mapping projects or designs as needed.
Works with the VP of Engineering, Planning Engineer and Director of Engineering to help develop and maintain electrical equipment and construction standards that comply with current RUS, IEEE, IEC, and ANSI standards
Conducts training as needed to engineering and operational staff on new products or standards.
Able to comprehend logic diagrams and assist with setting and programming microprocessor relays or controls in substations and downline feeder reclosers
Able to comprehend and update Electrical One-line Diagrams and switching arrangements as needed
Leads and manages substation projects as assigned
Assists with sizing of transformers and service entrances for special commercial or residential load requirements
Required to help and assist during any major outage events as needed
Assists district area operations staff and System Control with any special switching orders and approves work for field maintenance.
Other job duties as assigned
Cooperative vehicle, Personal Computer/Computer Terminal, transit, testing equipment, cell-phone, and two-way radio.
SCADA, Engineering Analysis, NISC Software Suite (Consumer Information System, Accounting System, Work Management, Staking Software), Relay programming and reporting software, AUTOCAD, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Office, AMI/AMR Server, RTAC RTU, AcSELerator Relay software, other IED software