Standards Engineer 2

Johnson City, TX, US, 78636

Position open until filled.

$79,760 annual minimum starting pay*

Qualifications may warrant greater starting pay within the full pay range. Individual pay is determined by experience, job-related skills, and relevant education or training.


Position Summary:

This position is responsible for applying established engineering techniques to develop specifications for distribution and transmission materials and construction practices under the direction of a professional engineer.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Act with highest integrity during interactions with Cooperative staff, contractors, and equipment suppliers
  • Conduct economic evaluation and comparisons of distribution and transmission materials as requested by Director of Engineering Quality and Standards.
  • Work collaboratively with the Districts to modify construction specifications as needed and to provide engineering support for district distribution construction and operation
  • Prepare construction and material specifications and associated drawings for construction assembly units
  • Conduct engineering analysis of distribution system component failures, material standards, construction standards, transmission and substation equipment standards
  • Review and evaluate design and test data
  • Research technical specifications
  • Study 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 become familiar with standards and customer requirements
  • Operate computer assisted engineering and design software and equipment
  • Develop new strategies to maximize the utilization of engineering design software
  • Confer with engineers, customers and others to discuss existing or potential engineering projects and products
  • Review construction, installation, maintenance, support, documentation and testing activities to ensure compliance with specifications, codes, and customer requirements
  • Prepare specifications for purchase of materials and equipment under the direction of a professional engineer
  • Perform detailed calculations to define and establish manufacturing, construction and installation standards and specifications under the direction of a professional engineer
  • Investigate customer or public complaints, determine nature and extent of problem and recommend remedial measures
  • Plan and implement research methodology and procedures to apply principles of electrical theory to construction specifications
  • Collect data and gather information or documents
  • Perform a variety of standard engineering computations and analysis under the direction of a professional engineer
  • Prepare engineering drawings and construction specifications under the direction of a professional engineer
  • Research material specifications and resolve material issues
  • 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


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, entering data, configuration, or processing information
  • Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer service
  • Knowledge of technical presentations and reporting
  • Knowledge of construction materials and products
  • Skilled in time management
  • Skilled in prioritizing and managing changing priorities
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing
  • Ability to listen and understand information verbally and in writing
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to anticipate, identify, analyze and resolve conflict and problems


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

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering
  • Eighteen months of related experience and Engineer In Training Certification OR
  • Master’s Degree OR
  • Four years related experience
  • Valid Texas Driver’s License. Must have and maintain an acceptable driving record as determined by the Cooperative


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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