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Senior Planning Engineer

NOVEC is currently recruiting for a Senior Planning Engineer.  The ideal candidate will perform prudent planning, engineering, operational and economical studies and develops reliable and cost effective solutions to design, construct and safely operate the electrical system.  This position will also develop technical standards, specifications, guidelines and business processes for use by other departments and acts as a resource for technical advice.  This position will be responsible for assisting in planning, directing, organizing and controlling the activities of the department in analyzing and proposing system improvements and new facilities.  

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following: 

Issues recommendations for the annual capital budget in order to upgrade and add electrical infrastructure.  

Develops Short Range and Long Range Plans for the electrical system including substations, transmission and distribution construction and improvement projects. 

Evaluates and recommends system additions and improvements to the electrical system utilizing engineering analysis software tools, models and databases. 

Oversees design, contract negotiation, construction, coordination with VDOT and other government agencies, and monitoring of contractors to ensure short range work plan jobs for system improvements adhere to schedules and budgeted costs.  

Designs electrical layout for large commercial customers and new subdivisions.  

Determines system protection requirements and limitations by performing coordination studies, voltage drop studies, fault current studies and issues recommendations to improve and optimize electrical system performance including load transfer requests as required by system additions and maintenance of facilities.  

Develops technical standards, guidelines, construction and material specifications, engineering assembly guidelines for the organization.  

Coordinates and monitors the design, procurement of easements, permits by government agencies and construction of transmission lines with consultants, contractors, operations and other internal and external departments.  

Reviews construction work orders to ensure adherence to short range work plans, specifications, NOVEC policies, guidelines and procedures, and determines over-current and over-voltage protection requirements.

Facilitates planning activities with consulting engineers, developers and government agencies to ensure that ultimate anticipated load growth development coincides with proposed system improvements.  

Reviews the accuracy of the system maps and data in Geographic Information System (GIS) and WindMil engineering model for use within the organization. 

Follows all Cooperative, OSHA and VOSHA Safety Rules and Cooperative human resources practices, policies, and procedures. 

Performs engineering development and design work including logic design, circuit design, instrumentation design, firmware development, model formulation, cost projection, computer architecture analysis and design, network structure design and systems engineering. 

Works continually towards self-development to maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops;reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks;benchmarking state-of-the-art practices; and participating in professional societies. 

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE: 

Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering or a related field is required or equivalent combination of education and experience. Five to seven years of related experience and/or training is required. A professional engineering license is preferred. 

 

*SPECIAL NOTE:

This position can be filled at the Associate Engineer level with the following education and experience requirements: Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering is required or equivalent combination of education and experience.  This is an entry-level position requiring less than one year of electrical design experience with an electric utility, consultant or construction firm; OR this position can be filled at the Planning Engineer level with the following education and experience requirements: Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering or a related field is required or equivalent combination of education and experience.  Three to five years of related engineering experience and/or training is required.

 

NOVEC does not provide sponsorship for this position. To get started on this great opportunity, please send your resume and salary requirements to: novec@eeihr.com.

NOVEC is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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