Requires mature engineering knowledge and judgment of sound engineering practices and standards.
Responsible for developing reports and work plans which recommend action considering short- and long-range objectives, economic and budget considerations, etc.
Responsible for the training and development of other engineering staff.
Develops and coordinates individual project work plans and manages through completion.
Maintains awareness of all relevant RUS procedures, specifications, NEMA, NEC, NESC, ANSI, IEEE, etc., applicable standards.
Maintains technical expertise and awareness of field by staying abreast of the industry.
Initiates status report for all assigned projects and keeps the General Manager informed on progress.
Prepares monthly reports for the department.
Prepares work order estimates and cost estimates on certain projects for submittal to Accounting and Planning Departments.
Prepares construction specifications and contracts.
Technical representative for department in meetings with public businesses, members, vendors, contractors, and other utilities.
Develops written testimony and provides oral testimony in legal and regulatory settings as required.
Planning for projects such that the project interfaces in a timely and orderly manner (surveying, drafting, material order and receipt, obtain permits, etc.).
Performs studies using line performance data, environmental and aesthetics data, safety code data, and RUS data to initiate new designs.
Develops transmission line designs for new projects, upgrades, rebuilds, etc.
Uses computer programs for design and job control.
Maintains and coordinates contracts with equipment/material suppliers and monitors progress, expediting as required to meet schedules.
Performs other duties as required or assigned.
Bachelor's degree in Engineering from an ABET accredited school required. Registered Professional Engineering (PE) license required, electrical preferred.
Five (5) years of progressively responsible engineering work experience required, with the majority of this experience in the area of electric power system engineering.
Skills and Abilities:
Working knowledge in line construction inspection, technical specifications and contract development/administration preferred. Land surveying, aerial surveying, and GPS experience preferred.
Demonstrated experience in managing multiple projects simultaneously, preferred
Highly effective communication (both written and oral) and organization skills required.
Strong analytical and computer skills required.
Must have a working knowledge of surveying techniques.
Must have an understanding of maps, plans, property surveys, and electrical layouts.
Must have a working knowledge of the National Electric Safety Code, NEC, ANSI, IEEE and other applicable safety codes and regulations. Previous experience with RUS standards preferred.
Must have the ability to work with other departmental staff and supervisors in carrying out plans, construction contracts, etc.
Must have the ability to think logically and creatively and to understand instructions on specific objectives, any complex features and possible solutions, and formulate good engineering work.
Must be able to plan, schedule, conduct, or coordinate detailed phases of engineering for all line projects.
Must be able to perform assignments without assistance.
About Buckeye Rural Electric Cooperative
For more than 80 years, Buckeye Rural Electric Cooperative (BREC) has provided electricity to homes, farms, and businesses in the southeastern area of the state known as the "Ohio Appalachians." This is one of the most scenic parts of Ohio, noted for rolling hills and mountains bordered by the Ohio River.
Today, BREC serves over 18,000 consumers in parts of nine counties. The co-op’s distribution headquarters is located south of Rio Grande, Ohio.
BREC offers a competitive wage and benefits package. BREC is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.