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Standards & Planning Engineer I/II/SR

Matanuska Electric Association, Inc.
Palmer, AK
  • Posted: 19 days ago
  • $75,857 to $88,859 Yearly
  • Full-Time
Job Description

Position – Status

STANDARDS & PLANNING ENGINEER I/II/SR - RFT

Who Can Apply

MEA Employees & The General Public

Posting Date

April 18, 2022 2pm

Closing Date

Open Until Filled

Department

Engineering

Annually

$75,857/$88,859/$101,477

Grade

9/11/13

Req No

335-608

Union Representation

N/A

Hours of Work

8AM-5PM

Work Location

Palmer, AK

 

PURPOSE

This position’s primary function is the standards and planning of Power Delivery. This includes the development of material and specification standards, the development of intermediate and long-range plans for the distribution and transmission systems.  This position models the Associations distribution and transmission system and provides recommendations to improve and maintain the system.  This position also represents the Association on various committees related to Railbelt system performance and projects.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE POSITION

The Standards & Planning Engineer I performs the below functions in a learning capacity in the position.

The Standards & Planning Engineer II performs the below functions comfortably with some supervisory oversight.

The Sr Standards & Planning Engineer performs and masters all below functions.

 

1.     Conduct integrated engineering analysis of the Association’s distribution system using Milsoft analysis software to include load flow, voltage drop, and short circuit studies.

2.     Conduct integrated engineering analysis of the Association’s transmission system using PSS/E analysis software to include steady-state and stability studies.

3.     Conduct sectionalizing studies and provide coordination settings for all distribution system protective devices downstream of substation breakers.

4.     Identify system constraints, recommend improvements, and incorporate study results into the Association’s five-year Construction Work Plan on a yearly basis.

5.     Assist with the development of a 25-year Long Range Plan on a five-year basis.

6.     Assist updates to the 25-year Long Range Plan on an annual basis.

7.     Maintain Milsoft analysis software.

8.     Collaborate with the Information Technology department to facilitate seamless integration between GIS, the Association’s customer database, and Milsoft analysis software.

9.     Analyze operational issues to include outage analysis, complaint analysis, and material usage analysis to improve safety and system performance.

10.  Perform an annual review and update of the distribution systems construction standards.

11.  Perform an annual review and update to Associations standard inventory items.

12.  Assist the Association’s project management initiatives and quality control.

13.  May provide direction and guidance to other Power Delivery employees to accomplish a task, goal, or solve a problem.

14.  Represent the Association on regional organizations involved in system studies.

15.  May manage regional projects for the Railbelt utilities.

16.  The Senior level oversees and develops an annual budget for the department.

17.  The Senior level manages the Association’s long range distribution and transmission plan.

18.  Promote a safety culture in which safety is a value.  This culture is based on joint and individual engagement, ownership, and accountability regarding job safety and responsibility to perform work safely and adhere to safe work practices.

19.  Perform the essential functions of the position in a safe and efficient manner.

The above items are not intended to be all inclusive of the essential functions or requirements of this type of work as they are subject to change based on operating necessity.  The employee will also perform other related business duties as assigned by the immediate supervisor and other management personnel.

 

ESSENTIAL POSITION REQUIREMENTS

Standards & Planning Engineer I

Qualified candidates are required to have:

-       A bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering.

-       FE or the ability to obtain one within one (1) year of hire for Planning and Standards Engineer II.

·         A valid Alaska driver’s license and a driving record, which is acceptable and insurable by the Association and the Association’s insurance carrier at standard group rates.

·         Preference may be given to candidates with electric utility system modeling and/or developing construction standards experience.

Standards & Planning Engineer II

Qualified candidates are required to have:

-     A bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering.

-     Three (3) years of relevant experience in the Association in Planning and Standards or similarly situated position.

-     A State of Alaska, Professional Engineer (PE) license or obtain one within one (1) year of employment.

-     A valid Alaska driver’s license and a driving record, which is acceptable and insurable by the Association and the Association’s insurance carrier at standard group rates.

·         Preference may be given to candidates with electric utility system modeling and/or developing construction standards experience.

Sr Standards & Planning Engineer

Qualified candidates are required to have:

-     A bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering.

-     Seven (7) years of relevant experience in the Association in Planning and Standards or similarly situated position preferably in the power industry.

-     A State of Alaska, Professional Engineer (PE) license or obtain one within one (1) year of employment.

·         A valid Alaska driver’s license and a driving record, which is acceptable and insurable by the Association and the Association’s insurance carrier at standard group rates.

·         Preference may be given to candidates with electric utility system modeling and/or developing construction standards experience.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

·         Support a culture of safety excellence through active involvement in safety improvement and promote a sense of shared responsibility for safety.

·         Knowledge of basic electric power system generation, transmission, and distribution principles.

·         Knowledge of a Windows environment, including the use of MS Office suite.

·         Knowledge of or the ability to learn electric utility modeling software such as Milsoft and PSS/E 

·         Knowledge of the concepts of geometry, differentiations, and integration of algebraic functions, and application to power distribution to include the application of mathematical operations to frequency distributions, reliability, and validity of tests, normal curve, analysis of variance, correlation techniques, etc.

·         Skill in producing timely, comprehensive project plans; setting clearly defined objectives; clarifying action steps for achieving objectives.

·         Skill in effective and professional verbal and written communication.

·         Skill in reading and understanding technical journals, abstracts, and financial reports.

·         Skill in articulating key points of an issue to a diverse audience(s).

·         Skill in systematically analyzing problems and issues; identifying underlying causes; anticipate implications and identify effective courses of action.

·         Skill in analyzing processes for efficiency and make recommendations for improvements.

·         Ability to maintain complete confidentiality of classified information.

Matanuska Electric Association, Inc.

Address

Palmer, AK
99645 USA

Industry

Engineering

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