Transmission Engineer 4

Position Closes on September 24, 2018.


Position Summary:

This position is responsible for the analysis of the Cooperative’s transmission system, and the design and construction of complex electrical power systems.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Prepare technical specifications and analyze technical data to determine appropriate limits and variables for product, process or materials specifications
  • Prepare and study technical drawings, specifications of transmission lines and topographical maps to ensure that installation and operations conform to standards and customer requirements
  • Operate computer assisted engineering and design software and equipment to perform engineering tasks and analysis
  • Confer with engineers, customers and others to discuss existing or potential engineering projects and products
  • Direct and coordinate manufacturing, construction, installation, maintenance, support, documentation and project management activities to ensure compliance with specifications, codes and customer requirements
  • Design, implement, maintain and improve electrical instruments, equipment, facilities, components, products and systems for commercial, industrial and domestic purposes
  • Perform detailed calculations to compute and establish manufacturing, construction and installation standards and specifications
  • Investigate customer or public complaints, determine nature and extent of problem and recommend remedial measures to appropriate supervision
  • Oversee project production efforts to assure projects are completed satisfactorily, on time and on budget
  • Manage the design and monitor the construction of large transmission projects to ensure compliance with the engineering design
  • Represent the Coop in the CCN process
  • Perform a variety of standard engineering computations and analysis
  • Prepare engineering drawings, maps, and construction specifications
  • Research material specifications and resolve basic material issues
  • Coordinate with PEC supervision, consultants, members, developers and government entities on all assigned projects
  • Provide guidance and mentoring to other department engineers Provide efficient and effective responses as an engineering resource to other departments
  • Maintain the security of confidential information
  • Stay abreast of advances in technology
  • Serve as a department and project leader
  • Perform transmission planning studies
  • Complete all assigned tasks


Supervisory and/or Leadership Responsibilities: 

  • Serve in a lead capacity in the absence of the engineering manager
  • Provide mentoring and leadership to less experience engineering staff
  • Serve professionally as a subject matter expert to other departments


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of using computer systems, which may include setting up and using hardware and software programs such as PLS-CAD, PSSE, and AutoCAD, and entering data or processing information
  • Knowledge of principles and processes for providing exemplary customer service
  • Knowledge of Power System transmission materials, such as structures, foundations, insulators, anchor bolts, etc.
  • Expert in the PUCT CCN and RPG processes
  • Expert in time management
  • Expert in prioritizing and managing changing priorities
  • Expert at reading and understanding transmission construction design drawings
  • Expert at communicating effectively verbally and in writing to internal and external customers
  • Expert at listening and understanding information verbally and in writing
  • Expert at anticipating, identifying, analyzing and resolving conflict and problems


Minimum Qualifications – (Education, Experience, Certification, & Licensure):

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering
  • Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Texas OR
  • Ten  years of directly related work experience OR
  • Eight years of related work experience and a Post Graduate Engineering degree focused on a related engineering discipline.
  • Have and maintain a valid Texas driver’s license


Physical Demands and Work Environment:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • The employee may be required to stand; reach with hands and arms, stoop and kneel
  • The employee may be required to sit or stand for long periods of time
  • The employee may be required to lift, carry, push, pull or move up to 25 pounds
  • The employee may be required to travel
  • Exempt employees receive a fixed bi-weekly salary to compensate them for all hours worked during each pay period
  • This position may be required to work more than 40 hours per week





Pedernales Electric Cooperative is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, sexual orientation and gender identity.