EDUCATION: A Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering is required. Additional specialized training in utilities construction planning and accounting preferred. Must be able to become a registered professional engineer in the State of Oklahoma, within a reasonable time.
EXPERIENCE: Six (6) years of progressively responsible engineering design experience including supervisory responsibility. This experience must include thorough understanding of distribution lines and facilities, special loads, such as electric vault rooms, under-ground systems, transformer banks, feeder lines, capacitor installations, and similar type facilities. Familiarity of the design of distribution substations, is plus. Construction experience is most helpful. Must have experience in organizing and supervising work groups, coordinating service restoration during major disasters.
JOB KNOWLEDGE: Must have a thorough knowledge of utility systems, operations and construction, the National Electrical Code, National Electrical Safety Code, standard utility specifications, construction materials and practices, and governmental regulations.
ABILITIES & SKILLS: Must be highly dependable, self-starting, amiable, and able to express himself well verbally and in writing. Must be able to supervise and direct department staff in designing all outside plant facilities required for the efficient operation of the electrical distribution system. Must have the skill to recognize and anticipate the system needs and to prepare designs that can meet the electrical and mechanical demands, while also fulfilling aesthetic, economic, and environmental requirements. This would include reviewing plans and designs of small substations; distribution lines and facilities for both overhead and underground systems; transformers, regulators, capacitors and sectionalizing banks and installations, and other special projects and loads. Must be able to cooperate with other departments and still be effective in controlling necessary changes. Must be able to transmit information over the telephone and two-way radio. Must be able to develop plans and specifications. Must have the ability to work with other department personnel and supervisors in carrying out plans, contracts, construction, etc. Must be able to innovate new methods and designs for improving system and plant facilities. Must have the ability to organize and train an efficient work group. Must be able to function alone, drive alone, climb stairs to retrieve records in attic, walk across all types of terrain while carrying necessary equipment to perform surveying and staking functions alone. Must be able to remove and replace a 35 pound tire to allow replacement of flat tires in the field. Must be able to perform user routine maintenance checks on the vehicle assigned. Must thoroughly understand and interpret procedures and policies of the Cooperative. Must be able to meet and communicate effectively with the public and member/owners.
WORKING CONDITIONS: Majority of work will be within Cooperative office. Considerable field work trips will be required for inspection and data acquisition, in varying weather conditions. Outside meetings will be necessary, occasional out-of-town trips and meetings. Can expect periodic technical seminars, conferences, civic, and professional meetings. This position requires “on call” at any time for operating problems.
Interested candidates must complete online application on the East Central Oklahoma Electric Cooperative website and submit an updated resume. Resumes without the application will not be considered.