Electrical Engineer (Level 1 or 2)

Johnson City, TX, US, 78636

Position open until filled

PHYSICAL OFFICE LOCATION: PEC Headquarters – 201 South Avenue F, Johnson City, TX 78636


Position Summary

This position is responsible for the analysis of the Cooperative’s transmission and distribution system and the design and construction of complex electrical power systems.


Minimum Qualifications - (Education, Experience, Certification, & Licensing)


Electrical Engineer 1

• Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering

• Directly related experience may substitute for education

• Valid Texas Driver’s License

Minimum starting pay for this position is $70,000 annually or commensurate with experience


Electrical Engineer 2

• Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering

• Eighteen months of related experience and Engineer In Training Certification OR


• Four years related experience

• Directly related experience may substitute for education

• Valid Texas Driver’s License

Minimum starting pay for this position is $81,840 annually or commensurate with experience


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Compile and evaluate design and test data
  • Prepare technical specifications and analyze technical data to determine appropriate limits and variables for product, process or materials specifications
  • Prepare and study technical drawings, specifications of electrical systems and topographical maps to ensure that installation and operations conform to standards and customer requirements
  • Operate computer assisted engineering and design software and equipment to perform engineering tasks
  • 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 testing 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 transmission, substation, and distribution construction projects
  • Serve as department/project leader
  • Plan and implement research methodology and procedures to apply principles of electrical theory to engineering projects
  • Collect data and gather information or documents
  • Perform a variety of standard engineering computations and analysis
  • Prepare engineering drawings, maps, and construction specifications
  • Perform staking and survey work
  • Perform transmission and distribution system studies
  • Research material specifications and resolve material issues
  • Construction Inspections
  • Prepare procedures documentation
  • Support North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) compliance program
  • Coordinate with consultants, members, developers and government entities on all projects
  • Serve as technical advisor on department initiatives
  • Oversee design and construction of major transmission, substation, and/or distribution system projects
  • Complete assigned projects and identification of system needs for the development of future projects and improvements
  • Provide guidance to other department engineers and staff
  • Maintain the security of confidential information
  • Stay abreast of advances in technology
  • Demonstrate regular and prompt attendance
  • Performs other related duties as necessary or assigned.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of using computer systems, which may include setting up and using hardware and software programs, entering data or processing information
  • Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer service
  • Knowledge of Power System materials
  • Skilled in time management
  • Skilled in prioritizing and managing changing priorities
  • Ability to read and understand schematics and design drawings
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing to internal and external customers
  • Ability to listen and understand information verbally and in writing
  • Ability to anticipate, identify, analyze and resolve conflict and problems
  • 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


This description is intended to indicate the kinds of tasks and levels of work difficulty required of the position given this title and shall not be construed as declaring what the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position shall be. It is not intended to limit or in any way modify the right of management to assign, direct and control the work of employees under supervision. The listing of essential duties and responsibilities shall not be held to exclude other duties that may be assigned based on the needs of the Cooperative.




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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