Transmission Planning Manager

Johnson City, US, 78636

Position will remain open until filled.

$136,960 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 planning, directing, and coordinating the Transmission Planning activities for PEC within the Electric Reliability Council of Texas; duties include coordinating with consultants, contractors, distribution planning, substation engineering, system maintenance and transmission operations to identify improvements needed to provide transmission service in accordance with NERC, ERCOT and the Cooperatives reliability standards.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities-

  • Ensures that facility improvements are identified in accordance with NERC Reliability Standards, ERCOT Protocols and Guides, and PEC’s reliability requirements.
  • Ensures participation and representation in the ERCOT Steady State and Dynamic Working Groups, including providing model parameters for PEC-owned facilities.
  • Provides support to Transmission Operations.
  • Maintains the database for PEC’s Facility Ratings in accordance with NERC Reliability Requirements, ERCOT Protocols and Guides, and PEC’s Facility Ratings Procedure.
  • Ensures performance of system studies need to interconnect new generation and load.
  • Participates in the ERCOT Regional Planning Group
  • Supports regulatory filings in conjunction with PEC’s Transmission Cost of Service filings and petitions to amend PEC’s Certificate of Convenience and Necessity for the construction of new facilities.
  • Coordinate with consultants, members, developers, and government entities as required.
  • Supervise the work of staff, consultants, and contractors to ensure adherence to quality standards, deadlines, procedures, and implement error corrections when required.
  • Provide employees with guidance in handling difficult or complex problems and in resolving escalated complaints or disputes.
  • Implements policies, procedures, and service standards in conjunction with management.
  • Discuss job performance problems with employees to identify causes and issues and work to resolve problems.
  • Teach and instruct employees in job duties and company policies or arrange for training to be provided.
  • Evaluate employees' job performance and conformance to regulations and recommend appropriate personnel action.
  • Recruit, instruct and supervise subordinates.
  • Develop and manage department budget.
  • Establish work priorities and activities.
  • Establish metrics and prepare monthly reports.
  • 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-

A full range of supervisory activities, training, evaluation, counseling, and recommendation for termination. This includes, but is not limited to, effectively communicating organizational policies and other information to subordinates, ensuring that employees have a clear understanding of their responsibilities.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities-

  • Knowledge of Power Flow analysis required to maintain compliance with NERC Reliability Standards and ERCOT Protocols and Guides.
  • Knowledge of business and management principles including strategic planning, resource allocation, leadership techniques and budgeting.
  • Knowledge of using computer systems, which may include setting up and using hardware and software programs, error checking, database design, entering data or processing information.
  • Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer service.
  • Knowledge of ERCOT protocols and guides and NERC standards.
  • Skilled in monitoring and managing performance.
  • Skilled in establishing and communicating performance expectations and metrics.
  • Skilled in time and project management.
  • Skilled in prioritizing and managing changing priorities.
  • Skilled in anticipating, identifying, analyzing, and resolving conflict and problems.
  • Ability to use computer systems and applications.
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to listen and understand information verbally and in writing.


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

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering (preferred with emphasis in Power Systems)
  • Ten years of related work experience
  • Experience with power flow software used to perform steady state and time domain simulations (PSSE, PowerWorld, and TARA preferred)
  • Experience with analysis of the ERCOT transmission system and participation with ERCOT Working Groups preferred
  • Licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Texas
  • Valid Texas 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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