Substation Engineer 1

Johnson City, US, 78636

Position will remain open until filled. 

$70,000 Minimum Starting Base Pay* + KPI Bonuses + Competitive Benefits

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


Position Summary-

This position is responsible for performing routine technical work and applying established techniques and procedures to perform engineering tasks under the supervision and direction of a senior engineer in support of the Cooperative’s Strategic Initiatives.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities-

  • Review and evaluate substation physical, protection and control design
  • Operate computer assisted engineering and design software and equipment
  • Prepare and study technical drawings and specifications of substation design to become familiar with standards and customer requirements Perform detailed calculations to define and establish manufacturing, construction and installation standards and specifications
  • Perform detailed calculations to define and establish manufacturing, construction and installation standards and specifications (stated in the position summary)Confer with engineers, customers and others to discuss existing or potential engineering projects and products
  • Confer with engineers, customers and others to discuss existing or potential engineering projects and products
  • Investigate customer or public complaints, determine nature and extent of problem and recommend solutions
  • Research technical specifications
  • Review construction, installation, maintenance, support, documentation and testing activities to ensure compliance with specifications, codes, and customer requirements
  • 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.


Supervisor 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, entering data or processing information
  • Knowledge of technical presentations and reporting
  • Knowledge of construction materials and products
  • Knowledge of project management techniques
  • Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer service
  • Skilled in time management
  • Skilled in prioritizing and managing changing priorities
  • Ability to prioritize and manage changing priorities
  • 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 & Licensing)

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related engineering field
  • 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


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, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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