We are currently recruiting for a Transmission Planning Engineer at the Nursery location. The Transmission Planning Engineer performs all manner of studies, engineering, design, assessment and planning of transmission line project construction, maintenance and repair. Assists to direct and review transmission planning-related technical studies. The position reports to the Manager of Engineering.
May frequently be required to walk; sit; use hands to handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.
Occasionally required to stand for long periods.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and distance vision.
Use of personal computing equipment, telephone, multi-functioning printer, photocopier and calculator.
Manual dexterity, ability to lift up to 25 pounds, ability to reach and bend, and use 2-step stool while safely lifting and lowering boxes.
Ability to travel to and from meetings, training sessions or other business-related events.
May be required to work after hours to include weekends and holidays.
Typical duties include:
Develops, maintains, updates and analyzes load-flow models of the transmission system.
Performs all manner of modeling system changes and associated load-flow analyses.
Performs, evaluates and reports sub-synchronous assessments upon request by ERCOT regarding potential generation interconnections.
Supports testimony at the PUC regarding the need for transmission lines.
Performs cost benefit analyses of transmission system improvement alternatives.
Attends and participates in various ERCOT committees, working groups and regional planning group studies.
Develops long-range plans for transmission improvements and maintains Cooperative transmission planning criteria.
Participates in development of ERCOT guides and protocols and performs FERC, NERC and ERCOT required studies.
Assesses impacts expected of load additions and coordinates gathering of load data from Member cooperatives.
Performs other duties, tasks and special projects as assigned.
The above description covers the principal duties and responsibilities of the job. The description shall not, however, be construed as a complete listing of all miscellaneous, incidental or similar duties which may be required from day-to-day.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER M/F/D/V
Qualified candidates will have:
Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or related field
5+ years’ experience in utility engineering
Valid Texas Driver’s License and acceptable MVR
MS Office Programs
Steady State and dynamic system modeling software
About South Texas Electric Cooperative, Inc.
South Texas Electric Cooperative is a cutting-edge Generation and Transmission Cooperative and a leader in providing a diverse portfolio of affordable energy, a reliable power delivery system, and services customized to the needs of the members. STEC was formed in 1944 to provide wholesale electric services to member distribution cooperatives. STEC’s membership consists of 8 distribution cooperatives that serve over 241,000 members in forty-two South Texas counties.
STEC's headquarters facility is located at the Sam Rayburn Power Plant Complex on the Guadalupe River just outside Nursery, Texas. Transmission line and substation service facilities are also located in Pearsall, Texas and Donna, Texas.
Power provided by STEC to its members is generated from a variety of energy sources, including wind, lignite, natural gas (NG), diesel fuel, and hydroelectric.