Pike Electric, Inc.
Engineer 3-EN3 (Government)
Provide substation physical engineering, technical support, and supervision to a Transmission Substation engineering and design team for the purpose of delivering safe, cost-effective, and quality engineering and design services. Provide technical competency and direction on complex engineering and technical problems for projects including a wide range of utility substation projects, battery energy storage systems and solar collector substations. This role includes both direct billable client work (project work) and project management support for projects. The incumbent is expected to lead discipline work for projects, perform responsible charge engineering duties, and manage project schedules and budgets. The incumbent will also support proposal development, project cost estimating as well as supporting business development efforts.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Under minimum supervision in the area of power delivery and grid analysis, the incumbent will provide:
□ Engineering/technical expertise and guidance in the identification, analysis, and resolution of problems.
□ Effective planning, organizing, estimating, scheduling, and monitoring of work activities.
□ Thorough, timely, and accurate technical reports, correspondence, documentation, calculations, and sketches.
□ Continuous improvement of job-related engineering, technical and professional knowledge, skills, and performance.
□ Effective oral and written communication skills.
□ Should be able to understand and create substation physical arrangement drawing packages for construction.
□ Support the company's goals and represent the company positively and professionally.
□ Interact with customer's internal engineers and technical personnel on a day-to-day basis.
□ Develop and maintain professional relationships with customers.
□ Monitor deliverables, schedules, and present solutions to the client.
□ Perform other duties as assigned by management.
COMPLEXITY OF WORK:
Complex; established procedures not available. Major decision making.
RELATIONSHIP OUTSIDE WORK GROUP:
Influences decisions of moderate nature requiring high degree of tact.
No direct reports, but mentors and provides leadership to junior engineers, designers, and engineers outside the discipline.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
REGULAR ATTENDANCE is required.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Required A Bachelor's degree from a four-year college or University in Engineering (preferably Electrical Engineering).
Required Engineering Degree awarded from a College of University that is accredited by ABET.
5-7 Year(s) Experience as an Engineer with the electrical industry in the field of power delivery.
CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:
Professional Engineering (PE) license or the ability to be licensed within a year.
As needed for the job and employee development.
A. Ability to read and interpret documents such as procedure manuals, operational procedures, etc.
B. Ability to write simple correspondence.
C. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or the business community
A. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions to practical situations. Ability to compute rate, ratio and percent and to draw and interpret spread sheets.
B. Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to perform these operations using units of American money and weight measurement, volume and distance.
C. Ability to compute rate, ratios, and percent and to draw and interpret spreadsheets
A. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
B. Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
• Understanding of basic engineering theories and principles.
• Understanding of basic practices of researching engineering and design issues, evaluating alternatives, making sound recommendations, and preparing and presenting recommendations.
• Ability to work alone or with limited supervision.
• Ability to deal with a variety of individuals from various socio-economic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds.
• Effective oral and written communication skills.
• Self-motivated and able to work independently.
DESIRED SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS
• Registered Professional Engineer with NCEES record.
• Advanced understanding of substation design to include equipment arrangements, lightning protection, grounding, lighting, equipment specifics, and substation construction as it applies to utility substation and transmission line equipment facilities.
• Understanding of basic needs of Protection and Control and Civil/Structural discipline as they apply to utility substation and transmission lines.
• Create substation physical design project scopes, estimates, budgets, and schedules for substation projects.
• Ability to read and interpret all parts of a physical design for utility stations through 500kV – including substation arrangements, sections, and elevations, foundation and grading plans, lighting plans and details, fence plans and details, grounding plans and details, rigid bus designs, strain bus designs, below grade designs to include duct banks and cable trenches, single phase transformer banks, bus and equipment support structures, as well as a fundamental understating of circuit arrangements into and out of a substation.
• Thoroughly understand the installation requirements of high voltage transformers, group operated disconnect switches, breakers, PTs, CVTs, line turners, surge arresters, and other equipment within the substation.
• Ability to understand and create grounding designs is strongly desired.
• Perform bus calculations, lightning protection calculations, and use software for ground grid designs.
• Ability to interpret written specifications and implement them on engineering drawings.
• Ability to lead a team of engineers and designers in a lead engineer capacity.
• Oversee the work of junior staff and mentor designers/drafters.
• Experience checking designs for accuracy, appearance, and adherence to customer standards.
• Collaborate, communicate, and liaise effectively with other design disciplines, colleagues, construction contractors, consultants, materials suppliers, and clients.
• Visit sites, advise on physical engineering issues, and modify design to solve issues during construction.
• Provide general project management capabilities to coordinate staff, assign tasks, and accomplish projects in an efficient manner.
• Manage budgets and project schedules.
• Think both creatively and logically to resolve design and development problems.
• Experience working in a field or construction environment implementing or verifying engineering drawings.
• Experience in the utility industry.
The physical demands described here are representatives 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 individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
A. How much on the job time is spent in the following physical activities?
• Stand Up to 1/3 (Occasionally)
• Walk Up to 1/3 (Occasionally)
• Sit 2/3 and more (Regularly)
• Talk or Hear 2/3 and more (Regularly)
• Use Hands to Feel, Handle or finger tools or controls 1/3 to 2/3 (Frequently)
• Climb or balance None
• Stoop, Kneel, Crouch or crawl None
• Reach with Hands and Arms None
• Taste or Smell None
B. Does this job require that weight be lifted or force to be exerted? If so, how much and how often?
• Up to 10 Pounds Up to 1/3
• Up to 25 Pounds Up to 1/3
• Up to 50 Pounds None
• Up to 100 Pounds None
• More than 100 Pounds None
C. Does this job have any special vision requirements?
☒Peripheral visions (ability to observe an area that can be seen up and down or to the left and right while eyes are fixed on a given point)
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• Wet, humid conditions (non- weather)None
• Work near moving mechanical parts None
• Work in high, precarious places None
• Fumes or airborne particles None
• Toxic or caustic chemicals None
• Outdoor weather conditions Up to 1/3 (Occasionally)
• Extreme cold (non-weather) Up to 1/3 (Occasionally)
• Extreme Heat (non-weather) Up to 1/3 (Occasionally)
• Risk of electrical shock Up to 1/3 (Occasionally)
• Work with explosives None
• Risk of radiation None
• Vibration None
While performing this job, the noise level in the work environment is:
Moderate Noise (Examples: business office with typewriters, and or computer printer, light traffic)
Pike Engineering is an equal opportunity employer
Pike Engineering is a Non-Union Company