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TITLE: Engineer I
REPORTS TO: Chief Engineer
DATE: September 2, 2019
Responsible for applying engineering methodologies and techniques in planning, designing, and maintaining Sam Houston Electric Cooperative’s electrical system in an efficient and economical manner, and performing any and all engineering related functions as required.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Position requires continuous advancement through a career ladder including but not limited to the following skill areas:
Line design and staking
Construction assembly design
Special equipment specification and maintenance
Relay/meter design and maintenance
System operations and dispatch
SCADA (Supervisory Control & Data Acquisition)
National Electric Code (NEC) & National Electric Safety Code (NESC)
Communication system design, maintenance, and operation
Substation design, operation, and maintenance
Two Year Work Plan
Reports directly to: Chief Engineer
Internal - All Sam Houston Electric Cooperative personnel
External - Sam Houston Electric Cooperative members, consultants, contractors, and vendors
Directs Activities of: Contractors, consultants
Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from accredited College or University with Power
emphasis. Background in electronics and/or communications desirable.
One year related experience; Familiarity with PC and associated software (word processing, spread sheets, database, etc.) preferable.
EIT certification required in 5 years.
Must possess a valid Texas Driver’s License.
About Sam Houston Electric Cooperative, Inc.
Electric cooperatives were created to serve the best interests of their member-owners, and that's exactly what Sam Houston Electric Cooperative does.
In the early 1930s, the vast rural areas of America did not have access to the wonders of electricity. During this time, less than three percent of rural America received the benefits of electric service. After the signing of the Rural Electrification Act on May 21, 1936, by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, the “REA Movement” spread rapidly throughout the nation. The stories of the early days of rural electrification are much the same…rural men and women petitioning, educating and organizing–for power.
Sam Houston Electric Cooperative was founded Aug. 27, 1938, by a group of rural residents in Polk County. The first directors met, planned and created their cooperative. On May 16, 1939, they received a charter from the State of Texas, and Sam Houston Electric Cooperative Inc. was born.
After obtaining an REA loan, the Co-op began construction of its first power lines, 242.86 miles, on Jan. 15, 1940, which would serve 661 members in Polk, San Jacinto, Walker and Liberty Counties. The power at that time came from Gulf States Uti...lity Company to a substation in Goodrich. By 1943, Sam Houston EC had 1,306 members. In 1951, that number jumped to 7,500 consumers and 2,300 miles of line. Today, Sam Houston EC maintains 6,000 miles of line serving more than 52,000 members in parts of 10 counties.
Our members are our partners. We provide and maintain quality electric service at the lowest possible cost. Sam Houston EC’s mission, as stated by our Board of Directors, is to achieve member satisfaction by providing safe, reliable services at competitive prices and to improve the quality of life in the communities we serve, utilizing an exceptional workforce, while maintaining financial stability.