The VP of Engineering & Planning is primarily responsible for serving as a member of the Cooperative’s senior management team. Performs the duties necessary to effectively and efficiently oversee Engineering and Planning activities. Also responsible for managing and/or performing design engineering activities, ensuring electrical facilities are constructed, maintained, and operated to industry-accepted standards in accordance with RUS guidelines and sound engineering practices. This position will perform daily hands-on engineering functions, as well as providing leadership and oversight for all engineering and planning activities and personnel. The VP of Engineering and Planning will report to the President and CEO.
The Engineer indirectly influences and works with all company employees to coordinate all engineering design activities.
The tasks listed below are those that represent the majority of the time spent working in this class. Management may assign additional tasks related to the type of work of the class as necessary.
Provide strategic direction focusing on engineering planning and design, construction and maintenance of electric system.
Oversee and monitor the development, implementation of operating procedures, objectives, policies, plans, and programs which strengthen the general policies of the Cooperative and provide efficient operation of assigned responsibilities.
Work with the senior management team to prepare budgets, work plans, personnel reports, short- and long-term goals, and any other useful documents or reports as requested.
Perform and/or manage the design engineering of cooperatives substations and facilities.
Specify equipment and materials in accordance with RUS guidelines and engineering practices.
Manage and maintain communication with engineering consultants, contractors and suppliers.
Conduct construction site visits and inspections.
Perform design of system protective relaying, coordination and testing.
Perform design of substation equipment controls, SCADA and metering.
Perform design of station control building equipment, controls and backup systems.
Develop switching procedures.
Develop mobile substation setup and installation procedures.
Review equipment testing, including medium power transformer TTR testing, DGA results.
Conduct station construction commissioning.
Conduct fault current analysis, grounding studies & designs.
Assist member cooperatives as required or requested.
EDUCATIONAL AND EXPERIENCE
Requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering
Requires 5 to 10 years of substation engineering experience, or any equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the required skills, knowledge, and abilities. Previous electric cooperative experience preferred.
SPECIAL CERTIFICATIONS AND LICENSES:
Must possess a valid S.C. driver’s license.
Current Electrical P.E. registration in South Carolina preferred, or ability to obtain P.E. registration within 1 year of employment.
About New Horizon Electric Cooperative Inc
New Horizon Electric Cooperative, Inc. is a member-owned, nonprofit cooperative with five electric membership cooperatives in the upstate of South Carolina.