Position: Electrical Engineer Department: Engineering Location: Anchorage, AK Wage Range: 13 FLSA: Exempt Travel: 25% Supervisor: Manager of Engineering
Alaska Village Electric Cooperative, Inc., a generation and distribution utility serving 58 villages in Alaska, is seeking a Electrical Engineer, PE.
This position will design electrical power generation and distribution facilities for isolated utility power systems in rural Alaskan communities, produce design drawings, specifications and procurement documents for construction and provide technical support for facility construction and maintenance.
Develop engineering calculations, design drawings and project specifications for utility construction and maintenance projects
Design prime power generation installations to operate under minimal supervision with automated and non-automated switchgear for remote isolated power grids.
Design supervisory control and data acquisition systems with communication systems to automate plant processes and provide remote monitoring.
Design, analyze and maintain machine language programs.
Analyze power distribution and generation systems for capacity, load balance, system protection coordination and arc flash analysis.
Integrate distributed renewable generation facilities to operate on small isolated grids, maximizing generating efficiency and maintaining power quality.
Design overhead and underground power distribution facilities.
Maintain accurate system drawings and engineering records.
Provide technical and project support for construction and maintenance of Cooperative facilities.
Inspect and test completed work and certify compliance with design standards
Complete other duties as assigned by the Engineering Manager.
Education: Bachelor’s Degree – Engineering or related field
Certification: Professional Engineer License, registered in the State of Alaska or able to obtain Alaska license within 6 months of employment.
Experience: 5+ years at similar complexity or responsibility
Areas of Experience: Technical competence in electrical power generation and distribution systems with strong communication and organizational skills.
Knowledge and Skills
Excellent communication skills, ability to communicate clearly and accurately orally and in writing Interpersonal skills sufficient to establish trust and credibility internally and externally
Adapts to change quickly and easily
Professionalism and ability to adapt in diverse environment to maintain a positive work environment.
Creates opportunities or minimizes potential problems by anticipating an preparing for these in advance
Works to build a sense of common purpose across all work groups, avoiding a “we versus them” attitude
Knowledge of employment and benefit laws and regulations
Skills required to interpret laws and regulations and to formulate compliance policies and practices
Proficient in use of computer programs including Microsoft Outlook, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
Excellent research and analytical skills
Good problem-solving skills
Good planning, organizing, and prioritizing skills
High-degree of flexibility to meet multiple and changing priorities
AVEC provides a stellar benefit package and a competitive salary, salary is DOE. Standard pre-employment drug and alcohol screening are required.
About Alaska Village Electric Cooperative
We’re a non-profit electric utility, owned by the people we serve in 58 communities throughout interior and western and southeastern Alaska. In fact, the AVEC service area is the largest of any retail electric cooperative in the world.
Our members come from many different cultures, speak different languages and some live over a thousand miles apart. Yet, we are united in our efforts to bring a stable source of electricity into our homes and to enhance the quality of our lives.
We invite you to explore this site, learn more about your cooperative and the communities we serve, and see how we can best meet your needs.