Responsible for the coordination of electric utility design activities for Transmission Engineering, as well as with other divisions, departments and organizations. Also, responsible for ensuring reliable and economical design and documentation in the construction, installation and maintenance of substation and transmission line facilities.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Provide design drawings, diagrams and plans for replacements and upgrades of utility facilities.
Familiarize and eventually coordinate and oversee engineering firms contracted to design substation facilities.
Oversee and ensure the proper installation, maintenance and replacement of substation equipment.
Identify and implement project concepts and design criteria, including: specifying equipment, defining scope of work, and developing/implementing a service contract.
Research and review design drawings, specifications, bills of material, etc., to ensure appropriate response and suitable facilities.
Assist with the installation, maintenance and trouble-shooting of transformers, breakers and protective relays.
Prepare and assist with engineering concepts, designs and procurement of material and equipment.
Support the Project Designer in daily activities of AutoCAD drafting/drawing, drawing archive maintenance, as well as the development and plotting of drawings.
Perform field inspections of construction to ensure conformance to design, security and reliability of the system following any changes to construction, as-built records or documentation.
Other duties as assigned.
Physical Requirements / Work Environment
The incumbent typically works in an office environment; occasional exposure to unpleasant environmental conditions and/or hazards may be required during field visits. Occasional travel to remote system facilities, conferences, business meetings with other utilities or engineering firms, equipment inspections and witness testing, etc.
4 year college degree in Electrical or Civil Engineering, or 4 year college degree in Electrical or Civil Engineering Technology
0 – 2 years related experience
Or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.
Post graduate work in power systems, Engineering Management, or internship in the electric utility industry, or related area.
Working towards EIT and/or Texas PE License
4 – 5 years experience in transmission line/ substation design, construction or maintenance.
1 - 2 years leadership experience
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Skills in Microsoft Office Suite and Project Management software
Knowledge of substation design/construction methods and practices
Knowledge of electric system operations
Ability to manipulate computer design, simulation tools and modeling software applications
Knowledge if Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC), Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) and/or other regulatory agencies standards and practices
Understanding of planning and budgeting in regard to projects
Knowledge of project management, engineering specifications, construction permitting, site approval, etc.
Licenses and Certifications
Valid Class C Texas driver's license
About City of Garland
The City of Garland organization is made up of more than 2,000 full-time employees, working in more than 40 departments to serve members of the Garland community. As employees of Texas' 12th largest city, we serve more than 230,000 residents and 9,000 businesses, spread over a 57 square mile area. The City of Garland also operates its own electric utilities, water and wastewater treatment plants, and a regional landfill facility.
Garland is truly a unique community that has prepared for and embraced the future while staying rooted in its proud traditions of community spirit and dedication to sustaining a family-friendly environment. We are home to 60 parks, 4 libraries, the largest municipal golf course in Texas, a mall, an arena/conference facility, two hospitals and two college campuses. Garland also has major transportation infrastructure, with Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) light rail lines.