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Substation Engineer 3

Austin, TX, US, 78636

Position open until filled.

WORK LOCATION: Johnson City, TX 78636


Position Summary:

This position is responsible for the design and construction of complex electrical power systems and the analysis of the Cooperative’s protection systems in support of the Cooperative’s Strategic Initiatives.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Compile and evaluate design and test data
  • Operate computer assisted engineering and design software and equipment to perform engineering tasks and analysis
  • Prepare technical specifications and analyze technical data to determine appropriate limits and variables for product, process or materials specifications
  • Prepare and study technical drawings, test reports and specifications of substation design and operation in order to conform to standards and customer requirements
  • Confer with engineers, customers and others to discuss existing or potential engineering projects and products
  • Direct and coordinate manufacturing, construction, installation, maintenance, support, documentation and project management activities to ensure compliance with specifications, codes and customer requirements
  • Design, implement, maintain and improve electrical instruments, equipment, facilities, components, products and systems for commercial, industrial and domestic purposes
  • Prepare specifications for purchase of materials and equipment
  • Perform detailed calculations to compute and establish manufacturing, construction and installation standards and specifications
  • Investigate customer or public complaints, determine nature and extent of problem and recommend remedial measures
  • Oversee project production efforts to assure projects are completed satisfactorily, on time and within budget
  • Manage the design and construction of large substation projects
  • Perform a variety of standard engineering computations and analysis
  • Prepare engineering drawings, maps, and construction specifications
  • Research material specifications and resolve basic material issues
  • Conduct construction inspections
  • Coordinate with consultants, members, developers and government entities on all projects
  • Provide guidance to other department engineers and staff
  • Write conceptual design documents for substation projects as assigned
  • Use sound engineering judgement to make decisions regarding changes to project scope
  • Assist with ordering major equipment and review approval drawings for long lead time material
  • Perform fault studies and set relays for transformers and feeders
  • Complete assigned tasks
  • Maintain the security of confidential information
  • Stay abreast of advances in technology


Supervisory and/or Leadership Responsibilities:  None


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of using computer systems, which may include setting up and using hardware and software programs such as AutoCAD and ASPEN, entering data or processing information
  • Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer service
  • Knowledge of Power System materials
  • Knowledge of NERC PRC standards
  • Knowledge of substation design and construction
  • Skilled in time management
  • Skilled in prioritizing and managing changing priorities
  • Proficient in reading and understanding schematics and design drawings
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing
  • Ability to listen and understand information verbally and in writing
  • Ability to anticipate, identify, analyze and resolve conflict and problems


Minimum Qualifications – (Education, Experience, Certification, & Licensure):

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering
  • Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Texas OR
  • Five years of directly related work experience OR
  • Three years of related work experience and a Post Graduate Engineering degree focused on a related engineering discipline.
  • Valid Driver’s License


Physical Demands and Work Environment:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • The employee may be required to stand; reach with hands and arms, stoop and kneel
  • The employee may be required to sit or stand for long periods of time
  • The employee may be required to lift, carry, push, pull or move up to 25 pounds
  • The employee may be required to travel
  • Exempt employees receive a fixed bi-weekly salary to compensate them for all hours worked during each pay period
  • This position may be required to work more than 40 hours per week





Pedernales Electric Cooperative is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, sexual orientation and gender identity. 

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