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Transmission Planning Engineer

Job Description: 
Transmission Planning Engineer - Nursery, Texas
Power Delivery - Engineering
Full-time, Regular
Reports To: 
Manager of Engineering
Typical Functions: 

The Transmission Planning Engineer performs all manner of studies, engineering, design, assessment and planning of transmission line project construction, maintenance and repair.  Assists to direct and review transmission planning-related technical studies.  

Qualified candidates will have:

•  Bachelor's degree in Engineering or related field
•  5+ years’ experience in utility engineering
•  Knowledge of MS Office programs
•  Valid Texas Driver License with acceptable MVR and background check
•  Steady State and dynamic modeling software

Working conditions:

•  General office.  
•  May frequently be required to walk; sit; use hands to handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.
•  Occasionally required to stand for long periods.
•  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and distance vision.  
•  Use of personal computing equipment, telephone, multi-functioning printer, photocopier and calculator.  
•  Manual dexterity, ability to lift up to 25 pounds, ability to reach and bend, and use 2-step stool while safely lifting and lowering boxes.  
•  Ability to travel to and from meetings, training sessions or other business-related events.  
•  May be required to work after hours to include weekends and holidays.

Typical duties include:

•  Installs, Develops, maintains, updates and analyzes load-flow models of the transmission system.
•  Performs all manner of modeling system changes and associated load-flow analyses.
•  Performs, evaluates and reports sub-synchronous assessments upon request by ERCOT regarding potential generation interconnections.  
•  Supports testimony at the PUC regarding the need for transmission lines.
•  Performs cost benefit analyses of transmission system improvement alternatives.
•  Coordinates generation interconnection agreements.
•  Attends and participates in various ERCOT committees, working groups and regional planning group studies.  
•  Develops long-range plans for transmission improvements and maintains Cooperative transmission planning criteria.  
•  Participates in development of ERCOT guides and protocols and performs FERC, NERC and ERCOT required studies.
•  Assesses impacts expected of load additions and coordinates gathering of load data from Member cooperatives.
•  Performs other duties, tasks, and special projects as assigned.

The above description covers the principal duties and responsibilities of the job.  The description shall not, however, be construed as a complete listing of all miscellaneous, incidental or similar duties which may be required from day-to-day.


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