GRAND VALLEY POWER JOB OPENING – STAFF ENGINEER
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
- 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.
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
- electrical power engineering: 5 years (Required)
- Driver's License (Required)
- Do you have a bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering and previous experience working at a utility or utility consulting firm?
- 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