This position performs simple routine assignments, under close supervision, to the design and operation of the Cooperative overhead and underground electrical distribution system, with adherence to the applicable industry codes, safety codes, RUS requirements and sound engineering practices.
II. REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS
Reports to: Director of Operations & Engineering
III. MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES
Performs simple routine tasks under close supervision or from detailed procedures.
Gathers and maintains specified records of engineering data such as field data, tests and utilization of software programs.
Performs computations by substituting numbers in specified formulas and software programs.
Learn and obtain the ability to operate the different software programs, such as: Milfsoft, NISC staking program, the Outage Management System (OMS) system, etc.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities.
The Engineer I shall be required to perform any other duties assigned to fulfill the objectives of the Cooperative.
Member-Consumers: Meets with and resolves problems, provide advice and assistance and promotes cooperative programs, plans and objectives.
Consulting Engineers: Works with the Operations Superintendent, Manager of Engineering and others to develop four-year work plans.
RUS Field Representative and Contractors: Confer with, advises, informs and coordinates activities related to design and operation of the distribution electric system and broadband system.
V. POSITION REQUIREMENTS
Job Knowledge, Training and Experience: Requires a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering or related field or equivalent. Three months to one year of related experience preferred. Experience should include exposure to all aspects of design for the construction and maintenance of overhead and underground distribution lines. Must have a thorough understanding of cooperative's policies, procedures, service rules and regulations. Should be familiar with RUS Materials Specifications. This position requires an in-depth understanding of the National Electrical Safety Code.
Equipment Operated: Uses office equipment and computers. Must be able to obtain a valid obtain a valid Oklahoma.
Abilities and Skills: Requires the application of engineering theory and practice in carrying out its major responsibilities. Must be able to exchange information, prepare written materials, and articulate goals and action plans. Must be able to prepare a variety of reports and paperwork with a high degree of accuracy and attention to details. Requires ability to meet deadlines under pressure. Must be able to deal with a variety of people in varying situations with tact and diplomacy. Must be able to obtain the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) certification and the Professional Engineering (PE) license to advance to the next level.
Physical Effort: Must be able to perform all activities listed in the job description with or without reasonable accommodation. Must be able to perform the activities listed in the position descriptions. Position requires frequent visits to the field to inspect completed work and to direct the efforts of contractors and consultants.
Working Conditions: This position is performed in an office environment or outdoors. Some irregular hours are required. These may include nights, weekends and emergencies. Travel required both in and outside the system.