Position Summary: Support and assist the Substation Civil Engineering section with planning and design of substation and switching station facilities. Perform independent civil design and system studies on specific projects. Perform other duties as required.
Tasks, Duties and Responsibilities: Prepare and analyze engineering drawings, calculations, engineering reports, engineering designs, specifications and system data to determine design parameters on specific projects requiring substation related equipment including, but not limited to, steel, switches, motor operators, current transformers, potential transformers, station service transformers, regulators, lightning arresters, insulators, control buildings, fences, concrete walls, and general substation miscellaneous equipment. Design system facilities for projects in accordance with applicable codes and regulations. Prepare RUS Construction contracts and requisitions for construction. Work closely with purchasing department and vendors to ensure product specification compliance. Plan and develop new substation and switching station facilities, develop improvements to existing substation and switching station facilities. Perform detailed engineering studies and reports and assist in project management by reviewing contract specifications and estimating labor, materials and construction costs of projects. Provide technical support to others within and outside the Engineering Department. Perform field investigations, inspections, or monitoring of substations and switching stations. Work closely with construction inspectors and construction personnel throughout construction duration to ensure completion of designed facilities.
Education & Experience Requirements:Requires a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from an ABET accredited university. Bachelor of Science degrees in other engineering disciplines from an ABET accredited university with previous experience or technical work history in substation civil design may be considered.
Physical and Environmental Requirements: The position requires working inside in a controlled environment and occasionally outside in varying weather conditions, sitting for extended periods of time, working overtime and traveling at times with short notice, hearing within normal range (hearing aids are permitted), vision within normal range (corrective lens are permitted) and a valid driver’s license.
Internal Number: TR20-20
About Brazos Electric Power Cooperative
Organized in 1941, Brazos Electric was the first cooperative formed in Texas for the purpose of generating and supplying electrical power. Today, it is the largest generation and transmission cooperative in Texas. At Brazos Electric Cooperative, our mission is to provide valued service to our members and customers by generating, procuring, and transmitting reliable power at the lowest cost. The members, customers, and employees are Brazos Electric Cooperative's most valued assets.