Staff Engineer

Grand Valley Power - Grand Junction, CO

Full-time$84,000 - $130,000 a year
EducationSkillsBenefits

GRAND VALLEY POWER JOB OPENING – STAFF ENGINEER

DESCRIPTION:

Responsible for the design of the electric system to ensure safe and reliable service to the cooperative members. Duties include engineering of transmission & distribution, system protection studies, system planning, consultant contract management and operational support.

Submit resume & cover letter by December 6, 2019 at 5:00 P.M. Mountain Time.

BENEFIT PACKAGE INCLUDES:

  • Medical Insurance
  • Employer contribution to Health Savings Account
  • Defined Benefit Program
  • Employer 401k Contribution
  • PTO
  • Life Insurance/Long Term Disability

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Responsible for the design of the facilities for adequate strength and electrical capacity for the existing and future electric system.
  • Designs overhead and underground facilities economically with an emphasis on service reliability, voltage levels, and system operation.
  • Reviews and develops design standards for transmission and distribution system facilities.
  • Utilizes, develops, and applies engineering software for system planning, voltage drop studies, short-circuit analysis, arc-flash studies, distributed generation interconnection studies, and power quality investigation.
  • Performs studies to maintain coordination of system overcurrent protective devices and application of equipment and design standards.
  • Participates in project scoping, comparison of alternatives, and development of priorities for annual construction budget.
  • Assists with the development of design standards and equipment specifications for the

Cooperative’s transmission & distribution facilities, SCADA system, and AMI system.

  • Directs the efforts of consulting firms as needed.

OTHER JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Provides technical assistance for engineering and operational system problems on a day-to-day basis with emphasis on system integrity and reliability.
  • Shares “Supervisor on-call” duties in rotation with other management level employees.
  • Occasionally makes presentations to the Board of Directors and Cooperative staff.
  • Participates in and supports cooperative activities as required.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

Knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • Knowledge of RUS construction units and specifications, National Electric Safety Code, National Electric

Code, and governmental standards/requirements.

  • Knowledge of the Cooperative’s policies, rates, tariffs, rules, regulations, and line extension policy.
  • Ability to work independently based on general and specific direction, project task assignments, and departments’ priorities. Day to day work is self-initiated and self-directed.
  • A willingness to pursue registration as a Professional Engineer is preferred.

Education and/or experience:

Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from an accredited college or university; power emphasis is preferred.
Minimum of five years of electrical power engineering experience.

Licensure and/or certifications:

Must possess a valid driver’s license. Registration as a Professional Engineer in the State of Colorado strongly preferred.

Material and equipment directly used:

Personal computer, Microsoft Office applications, NISC software suite, Windmil/LightTable engineering analysis software, GIS, AMI, and SCADA systems.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $84,300.00 to $126,500.00 /year

Experience:

  • electrical power engineering: 5 years (Required)

Education:

  • Bachelor's (Required)

License:

  • Driver's License (Required)

Application Question:

  • Do you have a bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering and previous experience working at a utility or utility consulting firm?

Work Location:

  • One location

Benefits:

  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Retirement plan
  • Paid time off
  • Flexible schedule
  • Professional development assistance
  • Parental leave

This Company Describes Its Culture as:

  • People-oriented -- supportive and fairness-focused
  • Team-oriented -- cooperative and collaborative

Schedule:

  • Monday to Friday