If you’re an electrical engineer ready to be rewarded for guiding multimillion-dollar projects from concept to concrete, we have an opportunity for you. Southwestern Electric Cooperative is searching for an engineering manager who’d like to plan, execute and oversee a diverse array of projects that marry power distribution to operations and IT.
We’re not your traditional electric co-op. We’re independent, technology-driven, and G&T free. We’re a rare blend of urban, suburban and rural service area joined by the I-70 Interstate corridor.
We reward initiative and imagination and encourage project ownership. From day one, you’ll have an opportunity to grow and shape our distribution system. At Southwestern you’ll see more project diversity in a year than some engineers see in a career.
As our vice-president of engineering, you’ll:
Design and build industry-leading IT into multimillion dollar, state-of-the-art substations.
Fortify and improve the integrity of 3,000 miles of overhead and underground distribution line, as well as several hundred miles of transmission line.
Design and build projects that serve urban, suburban and rural accounts ranging from private homes to industrial pipelines to commercial districts and manufacturing facilities.
Work with our IT department to hone the integration of our GIS Mapping, Staking, OMS, and iPad Field Operations tools.
Design and oversee construction of distribution and transmission lines.
Supervise a 14 member department.
Oversee our Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI), Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA), and our Outage Management System (OMS).
Develop and oversee department budget.
Develop and oversee work plan to meet system requirements for annual and long-range plans.
A Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering with a concentration in power is required.
CERTIFICATES and LICENSES
Must have a valid driver’s license and acceptable driving record.
Valid First Aid and CPR cards preferred.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Must be able to communicate technical information effectively with fellow employees, consumers and the public in general and at a level appropriate to the understanding of the person being addressed.
Must be able to read and develop technical drawings, staking sheets and schematics.
Must be proficient in applicable regulatory codes and construction standards such as NESC, NEC, and RUS standards.
Must become proficient in the use of engineering software.
Must be proficient in the application of Microsoft Excel and Word.
Must possess the ability and desire to self-educate in diverse subjects involving both hardware and software.
Must be able to travel throughout the service territory. Other travel outside the service area may be assigned.
Must possess the ability to work independently. Must be self-motivated with the ability to prioritize and plan tasks.
Must be of high integrity and possess good working habits.
Must be able to lead by example.
About Southwestern Electric Cooperative, Inc.
Formed in 1939 with a loan from the Rural Electrification Administration (REA), Southwestern Electric Cooperative, Inc. (SWECI) is a not-for-profit, member-owned cooperative located in Southwestern Illinois. Southwestern Electric Cooperative serves nearly 23,000 residential, commercial, agricultural and industrial member accounts in parts of Bond, Clay, Clinton, Fayette, Effingham, Macoupin, Madison, Marion, Montgomery, Shelby and St. Clair Counties. Headquartered in Greenville, Illinois, the co-op maintains nearly 3,500 miles of power line, employs more than 75 people, and owns a 47-megawatt peaking plant.