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T&D Engineer

Missouri Public Utility Alliance

Location: Columbia, MO US
Position Type: Full Time
Rqd Education: Bachelor's Degree
Rqd Experience: 5+ years
Date Posted: September 29, 2022
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This member of the Engineering and Operations Department providing direction on Missouri Electric Commission (MEC)-owned transmission assets, input and guidance on jointly owned transmission, and be available to provide engineering expertise to members on transmission and distribution systems.  This Engineer would provide technical expertise in support of member cities electric T&D systems.  Position will routinely interface with members, utility director, city administrators, consultants, utility partners, and staff in other MPUA departments.

Reports to the Chief Electric Operations Officer – MEC.

Examples of Work Performed

  1. Assist in planning and design of transmission assets and schedule operations work on MEC solely owned transmission.
  2. Interpret and apply common codes and standards including the NESC, IEEE, NFPA, NEC, ANSI, FERC, NERC, etc.
  3. Maintain transmission equipment, monitor incoming feeds and outgoing transmissions, and quickly troubleshoot any problems that may arise.
  4. Examine maps and GIS files to ensure topography is suitable for potential power systems.
  5. Will study existing power transmission systems to determine how they can best be expanded, and test power lines and equipment to determine how they perform under specific conditions.
  6. Review any environmental issues, potential safety hazards, logistical problems to ensure maximum efficiency from the finished product.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  1. Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering or related engineering discipline. 
  2. Minimum 5 years progressive experience in transmission line design, transmission planning, transmission system operations or a combination of same.
  3. PE designation preferred or obtained within 3 years of hire.
  4. Basic computer skills to include the ability to develop new applications in spreadsheets and data base software as well as the ability to use other position specific software.
  5. Ability to communicate clearly and effectively on routine matters with MPUA staff and members.
  6. Strong written communication skills, capable of clearly expressing complex or detailed financial concepts to a variety of audiences in reports, letters, memorandum, news releases, announcements, etc.
  7. Advanced analytical and mathematical skills. In-depth knowledge of engineering tools and software.
  8. Knowledge of codes and standards in multiple engineering disciplines.
  9. Knowledge of project evaluation, scheduling, budgeting, and contract execution for complex projects.
  10. Ability to work independently, set priorities, and manage multiple tasks/projects simultaneously.
  11. Position will be expected to travel to various job sites and member cities.  These would be day trips in nature, typically.  Limited overnight travel may occur.
  12. Strong organizational and detail-oriented skills.

Physical Requirements

  1. Position will have prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer. Will also operate other office-related items, including printers, laptops, phones, etc.
  2. Position will also be required to perform tasks that could require movement throughout various office, worksite, and professional settings. This includes extensive face-to-face contact with our members.
  3. Visual acuity, including color vision is necessary to perform the essential functions of the position.
  4. Work Environment:  The performance of the job requires the ability to stand, walk, sit, talk, hear, see, use hands and fingers to feel and handle objects, climb vertical ladders, ability to reach with hands and arms, and the ability to voice communicate.  The position requires hand-eye coordination necessary to perform job functions; good vision to focus and distinguish color to verify electrical wiring and equipment status. 
  5. Able to operate motor vehicles and various other utility equipment as necessary.
  6. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.