To ensure the safe and reliable operation of Rappahannock Electric Cooperative’s electrical distribution and transmission systems in the most economical method possible through prudent and orderly planning and analysis.
ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES 1. Responsible for the transmission and substation planning needs of the Cooperative, 2. Provide information, support, and review in planning for, preparing, and carrying out system improvements as required in the Cooperative’s Construction Work Plan and Long Range Planning studies 3. Perform system modeling and analysis for the Cooperative’s electrical system; recommend system improvements as required 4. Perform system protection and sectionalizing studies for the Cooperative's transmission system 5. Evaluate proposed generator interconnections; evaluate and recommend projects required to serve proposed new large loads 6. Interact with Power Suppliers to foster and maintain working relationships, to coordinate and cooperate in areas of system planning and growth, and to interchange information of mutual interest 7. Other duties as assigned.
A four-year electrical engineering degree or equivalent from an ABET accredited college or university required. A minimum of eight (8) years of utility experience in distribution and/or transmission planning engineering as well as experience in system modeling, analysis, protection, and coordination is required.
PREFERRED SKILLS A Virginia Professional Engineering License (PE) desired. Knowledge in motor start calculations and generator interconnections is preferred.
Internal Number: 22FB07212020
About Rapphannock Electric Cooperative
REC'S mission is to enhance the lives of the members and communities we serve by providing safe, reliable and affordable electric service as good stewards of the environment.
REC is a member-owned utility that provides electric service to over 165,000 connections in portions of 22 Virginia counties. The Cooperative was formed in 1980 after the consolidation of two cooperatives, Virginia Electric Cooperative in Bowling Green and Northern Piedmont Electric Cooperative in Culpeper. The Cooperative's general office is in Spotsylvania County.
REC operates and maintains more than 17,000 miles of power lines through its service area, which ranges from the Blue Ridge Mountains to the tidal waters of the Chesapeake Bay. The Cooperative serves a variety of residential, commercial and industrial accounts. REC provides the electricity for such familiar names as Kings Dominion Amusement Park, Equinix, Inc., Merillat Industries, General Electric, Axalta, Kraft Foods Group, Inc. and Southeastern Container, Inc.
The Cooperative is guided by a board of directors, also member-owners of REC, and who are elected by REC's other members during the annual meeting. Directors serve three-year terms.