Electrical Engineer - Planning

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Lansing, MI

Lansing Board of Water & Light

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Overview: Responsible for electrical engineering activities related to the study, planning, design, operations and maintenance of electric transmission and distribution facilities. Most projects will involve some or all the following activities: investigations, studies, planning, reporting, estimating, economic evaluations, budgeting, scheduling, designing, drawing development and review, construction, training, commissioning and project management.
Responsibilities: <ul> <li>Conducts engineering studies, performs field investigations, and reviews operation and maintenance records and test data.</li> <li>Makes recommendations for improvements to the T&amp;D System.</li> <li>Develops near term and long-term plans and planning documents for the BWL T&amp;D infrastructure based on engineering analysis and planning criteria.</li> <li>Drafts reports and tracks metrics for T&amp;D system reliability and performance. &nbsp;</li> <li>Supports NERC compliance program.</li> <li>Proposes and creates technical designs for new and modified utility systems to support the integrity of the BWL&rsquo;s utility infrastructure.</li> <li>Follows BWL construction and procedural standards. &nbsp;</li> <li>Prepares specifications, scopes of work, and contracts. &nbsp;</li> <li>Performs evaluation of bids and makes recommendations.</li> <li>Supports T&amp;D System Operations by creating, studying, and reviewing operations procedures and switching plans.</li> <li>Acts as a technical resource for internal and external personnel relating the engineering, maintenance, support, and construction of T&amp;D systems. &nbsp;</li> <li>Manages outside consulting resources. &nbsp;</li> <li>Keeps abreast of industry, laws, codes (i.e., NESC), standards (i.e. IEEE), and regulations.</li> <li>Assists in the maintenance and development of T&amp;D Standards.</li> <li>Follows and enforces the BWL Safety Manual and wears personal protective equipment (PPE) as required.</li> <li>Attends training for safety awareness and skills improvement as required by supervisor, BWL, or governmental agency.</li> <li>Attends monthly safety meetings.</li> <li>Performs other duties as directed.</li> </ul>
Requirements: <strong>Required: </strong><br /> <ul> <li>Bachelor&rsquo;s degree in Electrical Engineering from an ABET accredited university.Two to five-plus years of responsible engineering experience.</li> <li>Broad perspective of the utility business and knowledge of concepts and systems related to Electric T&amp;D.</li> <li>Thorough knowledge of fundamental engineering/economic principles and concepts.</li> <li>Knowledge or familiarity of applicable policies, rules, regulations, and codes related to Electric T&amp;D.</li> <li>Knowledge or familiarity of principles, practices, and methods used in the construction of Electric</li> <li>T&amp;D systems.</li> <li>Skills and abilities in leadership, initiative, decision making, and clear and concise communication.</li> <li>Proficiency to review, evaluate, and analyze technical information, policies, and reports.</li> <li>Proficient knowledge of MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.</li> <li>Valid driver&rsquo;s license with evidence of a safe driving record.</li> <li>Ability to communicate and present to varying work groups including: Management, engineering departments, construction workers, and vendors/suppliers.</li> </ul> <strong>Preferred: <br /></strong> <ul> <li>Professional Engineering license. NERC Certification.</li> <li>Electric utility experience. Demonstrated experience in technical writing.</li> <li>Experience with electric system modeling software such as ASPEN, PowerWorld, PLS-CADD, and Synergi. &nbsp;</li> <li>Grade commensurate with experience in design, construction, study, and planning of electric utility systems. &nbsp;</li> <li>Must hold Michigan PE license to advance to grade 4 or higher.</li> </ul>