Transmission Design Engineer
- WVPA Corporate Office - Engineering & Operations Department
- Indianapolis, IN, USA
- Full Time
- Competitive Compensation and Benefits Package
We are seeking applicants for a Transmission Design Engineer. This person will be part of a team that provides engineering services to our Transmission & Distribution facilities, including Wabash Valley Power's member's facilities, to ensure the safe and reliable delivery of energy to our members.
What You'll Do
You will work on a team that is collectively responsible for designing transmission line facilities, ensuring accurate preparation and be responsible for:
• Routing, designing and/or supervising the design of transmission line facilities including the preparation of specifications, environmental permits/reports, bidding and material procurement, R-O-W procurement, and construction management. Transmission line voltages will include, but not limited to: 34.5KV, 46KV, 69KV, 138KV, 230KV, and 345KV.
• Overseeing Transmission Line Maintenance including visual inspections, vegetation management, pole testing, switch maintenance, and any other maintenance activities deemed necessary.
• Maintaining Transmission Line Asset records for both WVPA-owned and member-owned lines including, but not limited to: Plan and Profile, length of circuits, type of construction, date placed in service, ownership, line easement, and line maintenance documentation.
• Overseeing the Procurement of Transmission line easements for Wabash Valley's Transmission & Distribution construction projects, and assists the general counsel in the completion and recording of the documentation required for said easements.
• Determining the need for Transmission & Distribution facilities to satisfy Wabash Valley Power Policies. Providing the required facilities in conjunction with Wabash Valley's power supply arrangements.
• Providing engineering review and assistance for Wabash Valley's Transmission & Distribution agreements with current power suppliers, as well as any future agreements in this regard.
• Providing support to the transmission consultants on matters involving delivery point requirements and the associated transmission and/or substation facilities as directed by the Manager of Delivery Services.
• May be required to perform other duties as assigned.
You love to exceed expectations, encourage trust and build opportunities while maintaining the cooperative philosophy of serving those who would not otherwise be served. You love working with people both colleagues and members in a member-focused cooperative environment. You take a diagnostic approach to understanding the needs of the members and are results-oriented, self-motivated, and have a high level of initiative.
• Bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering, Civil Engineering or similar field required. Successful completion of FE exam preferred.
• 3-5 years of progressive experience in Transmission design, and project management required; Prior electric utility experience preferred.
• Proficient with PLS-CADD and PLS-POLE (utilizing Method 4 structure analysis).
• Ability to use substantial judgment and analytic ability requiring womewhat complex calculations, organizing information for reports and solving minor problems.
Wabash Valley Power Association (WVPA) is a not-for-profit electric cooperative and wholesale provider of electricity to our owner-members. Headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, we were created out of the need for reliable, affordable electricity in America's heartland. Our members are 23 electric distribution cooperatives (which makes us a co-op of co-ops), and their members include over 300,000 homes, businesses and farms in Indiana, Illinois and Missouri. As a not-for-profit co-op, our members are our owners, so shareholders and old practices do not influence us. We are guided by the seven cooperative principles that govern all co-ops and values that are important to us, like teamwork and putting family first. We are a Deliberately Different kind of power provider- built for stability and growth and focused on the future. That is good news for the people and businesses who depend on us.