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Transmission Engineer 3 (Transmission Planning Engineer)

Johnson City, TX, US, 78636

Open until filled.


Position Summary:

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


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develops and maintains model data for use in power-flow models used to analyze transmission system performance.
  • Analyzes transmission system performance using steady state and dynamic power-flow models.
  • Leads, coordinates, and performs power-flow studies needed to ensure compliance with NERC and ERCOT Reliability Standards.
  • Participates in ERCOT working groups: Steady State Working Group, Dynamics Working Group, and Planning Working Group.
  • Prepares project justification documents for capital improvements needed to meet NERC and ERCOT Reliability Standards and the standards for construction in the National Electrical Safety Code and, as needed, presents them to PEC management and the ERCOT Regional Planning Group.
  • Responds to requests for information from ERCOT during development of the ERCOT Regional Transmission Plan (RTP)
  • Reviews, develops, and maintains Transmission Planning Standards for review by PEC Management
  • Participates in development and maintenance of Transmission Line Design Standards for PEC
  • Performs and reviews detailed calculations in development and maintenance of Transmission Line Equipment and Material Standards for the Cooperative
  • Coordinates with members, developers, and internal PEC staff to evaluate and analyze the impact of load and/or generation interconnections to PEC’s transmission system
  • Reviews the engineering calculations and analysis of engineering graduates to ensure compliance with industry accepted standards for engineering.
  • 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 remedial measures to management
  • Oversee project production efforts to assure projects are completed satisfactorily, on time and on budget
  • Manage the design and monitor the construction of large transmission projects to ensure compliance with the engineering design
  • Represent the Cooperative in the Public Utility Commission of Texas Certificate of Convenience and Necessity (CCN) process
  • Coordinate with Cooperative management, consultants, members, developers and government entities on all assigned projects
  • Provide guidance and mentoring to other department engineers
  • Provide efficient and effective responses as an engineering resource to other departments
  • Maintain the security of confidential information
  • Stay abreast of advances in technology
  • Demonstrate regular and prompt attendance
  • Other duties as assigned


Supervisory and/or Leadership Responsibilities:  May provide technical leadership and direction to others


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of using computer systems, which may include setting up and using hardware and software programs and entering data or processing information
  • Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer service
  • Knowledge of Power System transmission materials, such as structures, foundations, insulators, anchor bolts, etc.
  • Knowledge of the PUCT CCN and ERCOT Regional Planning Group processes
  • Skilled in time management
  • Skilled in prioritizing and managing changing priorities
  • Ability to read and understand transmission construction 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
  • Ability to read and understand transmission construction design drawings


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

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering
  • Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Texas OR
  • Ten  years of directly related work experience OR
  • Eight years of related work experience and a Post Graduate Engineering Degree focused on a related engineering discipline
  • Experience performing power flow analysis in PSSE (Preferred)
  • 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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