Summary/Objective With direct supervision, design the physical layout of substations to comply with Rural Utilities Service (RUS) Bulletins, National Electric Safety Code (NESC), National Electric Code (NEC), American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) standards as well as develop materials contracts and procurement specifications to ensure safe and reliable electric service.
Essential Functions -Work on the physical design of new substations or maintenance redesign of existing structures. Will develop project scopes, conceptual designs, one line diagrams and cost estimates for substation projects with direct supervision.-Under direct supervision, will assist in preparing and applying specifications, codes and standards.
-Perform CAD drafting of each substation design and make necessary changes and corrections to drawings and documentation.
-Create grading plans for new and existing substations to ensure proper water drainage. -Design Spill Prevention and Control Countermeasure (SPCC) plans for oil containment at each substation.
-Preparation of the following substation drawings: general layout and arrangement plan, electrical equipment plans, section views (elevations), detailed bill of material, lightning strike shielding plan, grounding plan, conduit plan and below grade conduit/raceway plan, and control building specifications and equipment.
-Under direct supervision, generate useable, complete and accurate designs, drawings, specifications, and construction and material contracts in a timely manner for substation construction contracts and bid documents. Verify on time material delivery for substation construction.
-Perform simple and routine engineering design tasks using standard techniques.
-Review equipment manufacturer drawings for approval.
-Make on-site visits to new and existing substation sites to confirm as-builts as needed.
Knowledge Basic knowledge of AutoCAD Civil 3D and its use in the design of electric power transmission and distribution substations. Basic knowledge of substation layouts, grading plans, soil boring and ground resistivity testing, and spill prevention and containment plans. Demonstrate basic technical knowledge of substation components such as transformers, circuit breakers, circuit switchers, capacitor banks, wave traps, reactors and buss work. Basic knowledge of NESC and NEC code, IEEE and ANSI standards is required. Basic knowledge of Rural Utilities Service (RUS) substation design guidelines and bulletins, particularly physical clearance requirements. Must become knowledgeable of RUS construction contract and material contract procedures.
Skills Proficient in Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook). Proficient in AutoCAD Civil 3D. Keep current with changing industry trends and technology. Capable of working with a high degree of accuracy. Must have good interpersonal skills to interact with all KAMO employees, member systems and other utilities as well as strong communication skills and technical writing skills. Must have strong organizational skills.
Abilities Must be organized and a self-starter. Requires ability to solve complex problems requiring a great deal of originality, independent thinking, strong analytical/problem solving skills, critical and logical thinking. Must be committed to productivity with a high degree of accuracy. Ability to generate useable, complete and accurate designs, drawings, specifications, and construction and material contracts in a timely manner. Ability to plan, organize and prioritize time/workload to accomplish tasks and meet deadlines. Ability to adapt to changing business circumstances and handle multiple tasks. Ability to build and maintain professional relationships, establish credibility and trust, cooperate and communicate with other employees within and outside of the department including project managers, other engineers, outside vendors and contractors during construction and planning of projects.
Experience & Education Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical, Civil or Electrical Engineering from an Accreditation Board for Engineers and Technology (ABET) accredited school is required. Requires zero (0) to two (2) years of experience.
Licenses Maintain a valid driver’s license. Any restrictions will be evaluated based on the nature of the job. Desire and ability to work towards obtaining a Professional Engineer (PE) Certification is preferred.
Additional Salary Information: Job and pay grade will be determined by the qualifications and experience of the selected candidate.
About KAMO Electric Cooperative
KAMO Electric Cooperative, Inc. (KAMO Power), with headquarters in Vinita, Oklahoma is a Generation and Transmission (G&T) cooperative formed in 1941. KAMO has work locations in Vinita, Muskogee, Cleveland and Stillwater, Oklahoma; and in Spokane, El Dorado Springs and Neosho, Missouri.
Owned by 17 member distribution rural electric cooperatives in northeast Oklahoma and southwest Missouri, KAMO
serves the needs of its members by providing safe, low-cost, and reliable power and telecommunications services.
KAMO is a member-owner of Associated Electric Cooperative, Inc., (AECI) who provides the electric capacity and energy needs for KAMO and five other G&Ts in Missouri.
KAMO's annual sales exceed 7 million megawatt-hours, representing over 300,000 member-owners. As a non-profit rural electric cooperative, revenues from sales are used to cover KAMO's expenses; revenues exceeding costs are credited back to the 17 member-owners in the form of patronage capital.