Assures the proper design and specifications of assigned transmission line projects to include compliance with Hoosier Energy’s project management structure, NERC/RRO and other industry standards and successful mitigation of permitting, environmental and other constraining issues. Ensures communication and collaboration within and between departments.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Prepares designs, specifications and right-of-way/easement clearances of assigned transmission line projects in accordance with Hoosier Energy’s project management structure, NERC/RRO and other industry standards and successful mitigation of permitting, environmental and other constraining issues.
Oversees the design of assigned transmission line projects where the work is performed under the direct supervision of an outside consultant or contractor. Assists in the flow of design information or requirements among and between manufactures, field erection representatives, survey contractors and land agents. Provides leadership and guidance to engineering technicians; instructs engineering technicians or transmission personnel in the procedures and practices of transmission line design; provides professional expertise in order to resolve unusual or emergency problems.
Facilitates internal and external collaboration by maintaining effective channels of communication with other departments and divisions, as well as with member systems and interconnected utilities. Provides the appropriate detail and supporting documentation associated with the design of transmission line projects.
Ensures that each design assignment incorporates facilities and equipment that are designed and can be operated in accordance with required standard of safety, NERC/RRO compliance requirements and in accordance with RUS-approved standards and sound engineering practices.
Stays abreast of transmission line design techniques and technologies, and researches and develops innovations, alternatives and/or expansions of the same, with emphasis on logistics, economy and service. Makes suggestions to the Manager, Power System Design about any polices, practices or procedures.
Analyzes issues resulting in reduced system reliability and capacity, increased costs and risk to identify needed projects and studies related to assigned area of expertise. Develops alternatives that meet project objectives and utilize sound engineering methods to demonstrate project feasibility.
Recommends changes that will lead to improvements in key performance indicators based on analysis of incidents that have impacted performance. Utilizes knowledge and experience gained in assigned area of expertise to assist others with solution development. Determines appropriate balance between predictive and corrective activities.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s Degree in in Electrical, Civil or Mechanical Engineering or equivalent minimum
Graduate Degree in in Business Management, Electrical, Civil or Mechanical Engineering or equivalent preferred
Ability to obtain P.E. license is desirable
Eight years' of progressively more technical responsibility in the design of transmission line facilities and equipment
Other levels of experience may be considered
Skills and Abilities:
Strong written and oral communication skills
Ability to communicate with individuals at all levels and work as part of a team, including team leadership
Ability to manage multiple projects with varying scopes and timelines
Strong customer service orientation
Demonstrated level of professionalism, leadership, and positive attitude
Ability to exercise flexibility to work effectively in a changing environment
Strong problem solving and decision making skills to identify, anticipate and resolve problems at hand
Advanced computer and technological skills
Broad knowledge of transmission line design for 69, 138, 161 and 345 kV levels
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