Position Summary: Support and assist the Substation Engineering section with planning and design of substation and switching station facilities. Perform independent civil design and system studies on specific projects. May give direction to subordinate Engineers, Drafters, clerical personnel, Engineering Technicians and Engineering Assistants and assumes such authority as may be delegated. Perform other duties as required.
Tasks, Duties and Responsibilities:Prepare and analyze engineering drawings, calculations, engineering reports, engineering designs, specifications and system data to determine design parameters on specific projects requiring substation related equipment including, but not limited to, steel, switches, motor operators, current transformers, potential transformers, station service transformers, regulators, lightning arresters, insulators, control buildings, fences, concrete walls, and general substation miscellaneous equipment. Design system facilities for projects in accordance with applicable codes and regulations. Prepare RUS Construction contracts and requisitions for construction. Prepare, process and monitor requisitions for project specific materials. Ensure compliance with safety policies and procedures, maintain safety awareness, and promote all aspects of BEPC’s safety program in a compliance culture that promotes continuous improvement and proactive measures. Work closely with purchasing department and vendors to ensure product specification compliance. Become multi-disciplined with knowledge of existing and future technologies. Plan and develop new substation and switching station facilities. Plan and develop improvements to existing substation and switching station facilities. Perform detailed engineering studies and reports. Assist in project management by performing detailed engineering and economic studies, reviewing of contract specifications and estimating labor, materials and construction costs of projects. Analyze material inventory and prepare purchase order requisitions when required. Attend technical conferences, meetings and perform other requirements as needed to maintain professional engineering continuing education requirements (Project Engineer). Provide technical support to others within and outside the Engineering Department. Maintain relationships with contractors, consultants and member cooperative personnel to coordinate job related activity. Perform field investigations, inspections, or monitoring of substations and switching stations. Perform special substation related assignments as required. Work closely with construction inspectors and construction personnel throughout construction duration to ensure completion of designed facilities. Project Engineer responsible for signing and sealing design drawings and documents as required.
Education & Experience Requirements: Requires a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from an ABET accredited university. Bachelor of Science degrees in other engineering disciplines from an ABET accredited university with education in civil engineering or technical work history in substation civil design will be considered. Engineer I – Entry level, no experience required. Engineer II – Two (2) years’ experience equivalent to Engineer I (minimum). Engineer III – Two (2) years’ experience equivalent to Engineer II (minimum). Project Engineer – Same as Engineer III and requires TBPE Registration as a Professional Engineer.
Physical and Environmental Requirements: The position requires working inside in a controlled environment and occasionally outside in varying weather conditions, sitting for extended periods of time, working overtime and traveling at times with short notice, hearing within normal range (hearing aids are permitted), vision within normal range (corrective lens are permitted) and a valid driver’s license.
Brazos Electric provides competitive pay and excellent benefits including a 401(k) plan and group insurance benefits. The job description listed is not intended to describe fully the position’s requirements or essential functions, which are subject to change.
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