GDS Associates, Inc. has an exciting and challenging opportunity for a Electrical Project Engineer as part of the system design and planning team referred to as Hi-Line Engineering . The Engineer will have direct contact with clients and will travel to project sites as needed to meet client needs. Travel is expected to be 10 to 20%. Preparing technical reports, giving presentations, cost analyses, and value engineering studies in conjunction with development of project or study plans, designs and specifications are integral to this position.
The Engineer plans, organizes, directs and controls all or part of highly complex electric utility projects, from concept through design, construction and closeout of the project: develops complex electrical engineering designs, specifications, and cost estimates: prepares written reports for electric utility maintenance and construction programs associated with various projects and facilities. Specific task assignments may include:
Prepares plans, specifications, and cost estimates for assigned projects requiring engineering capability in the electric utility industry.
Coordinates projects with clients.
Performs electrical engineering assignments for a wide range of assignments.
Provides engineering support to field technicians who are designing distribution projects.
Develops utilities' materials standards, equipment specifications, and operating procedures.
Performs load studies and prepares forecasts as required for utilities' system planning and budget preparation.
Prepares construction work plans for electric cooperatives and short-range plans for publicly owned utilities.
Works with and provides guidance for the utilities' customers for the efficient use of electric energy, in establishing utilities service requirements, fault current protection, load management and demand control, power factor correction, and systems safety and protection schemes.
GDS is an equal opportunity Employer. GDS does not sponsor H1B Visas.
Experience and Skills:Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering.
2-5 years increasingly responsible electric utility engineering and project management experience.
Must pass a background check.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of electrical theory, design parameters and applicable codes and regulations as applied to electrical utility distribution, transmission, generation, and/or telecommunications facilities.
Ability to work independently on major engineering projects.
Ability to compose clear and accurate technical reports, communicate with others and to assimilate and understand information in a manner consistent with the essential job functions: ability to make effective oral presentations; using state-of-the-art technologies.
Ability to negotiate effectively with other departments and outside agents and to understand and verbalize contract issues both in writing and orally.
Ability to create drawings and write specifications, prepare cost estimates, prepare construction contracts and request for proposals.
Ability to maintain physical condition appropriate to the performance of assigned duties and responsibilities, which may include sitting for extended periods of time and operating assigned office equipment.