*At the option of the hiring official, a candidate will be placed in one of the following Generation Engineer levels based on education, experience, knowledge, skills, and behaviors required.
SUMMARY: Under general supervision of the Manger, Generation Engineering, the Generation Electrical Engineer assists with the technical evaluation, project management and execution of projects relating to new construction, increased efficiency, increased capacity, or other projects relating to the improvements in overall performance of WFEC's power plants.
Other duties may be assigned. Supports company safety programs and initiatives. Manages multiple projects and associated budgets, schedules and resources. Prepares engineering analysis for projects. Evaluate, recommend and implement modifications to maintain general health of electrical equipment as requested and approved. Subject Matter Expert on low, medium, and high voltage electrical plant equipment. Lead and participate in plant issues involving or related to electrical equipment and related systems to ensure corrective actions, repairs or modifications are appropriate and timely in their execution. Subject Matter Expert on applicable NERC requirements. Develop and review the Preventative Maintenance activities of electrical equipment and systems to ensure all Preventative Maintenance is correctly aligned to maintain plant reliability. Assists in planning tests, checkouts, and start-ups of electrical/electronic equipment and facilities. Reviews plant inspection reports of equipment, relays, motors, and batteries to identify potential or existing problems. Assures that all design specifications conform to the latest national and local codes, rules and regulations. Collaborates with staff and management of other departments in the implementation of the overall objective of safe, efficient power system operation. Work with and train electrical maintenance and plant operations personnel in the most reliable, safe and efficient methods of electrical equipment and system maintenance and troubleshooting. Interfaces with Senior Management and the Board of Trustees. Uses and supports Rural Utilities Service procedures related to work orders, construction work plans, long range planning, board presentations and supports the budgeting process. Corresponds with Rural Utilities Service. Attends meetings and conferences and researches, as necessary, to keep informed of technical development in the generation industry. Applies knowledge gained in the evaluation of WFEC power plant modifications and improvements. Constructs, maintains, and documents the elements necessary to support end user requirements and other areas beyond field inputs in plant PLC and DCS systems.Periodic overnight travel, occasionally on short notice
COMPETENCIES: To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
Analysis/Design: Synthesizes complex or diverse information; Collects and researches data; Uses experience to complement data; Designs work flows and procedures; Generates creative solutions; Translates concepts and information into images; Uses feedback to modify designs; Applies design principles; Demonstrates attention to detail.
Problem Solving: Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.
Professional Knowledge: Generates creative solutions; Translates concepts and information into applications; Uses feedback to modify recommendations; Pursues training and development opportunities; Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; Shares expertise with others.
Oral and Written Communication: Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; Listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions; Demonstrates group presentation skills; Participates in meetings; Writes clearly and informatively; Varies writing style to meet needs; Presents numerical data effectively; Able to read and interpret written information.
Teamwork: Balances team and individual responsibilities; Exhibits objectivity and openness to others’ views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; Supports everyone’s efforts to succeed.
Planning/Organizing: Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently; Sets goals and objectives; Develops realistic action plans.
Project Management: Develops project plans; Coordinates projects effectively; Communicates changes and progress; Completes projects on time and budget; Manages project team activities.
Adaptability: Adapts to changes in the work environment; Manages competing demands; Changes approach or method to best fit the situation; Able to deal with frequent change; delays, or unexpected outcomes.
Customer Service: Manages difficult or emotional customer situations; Responds promptly to customer needs; Solicits customer feedback to improve service; Responds to requests for service and assistance; Meets commitments to customers.
Cost Consciousness: Works within approved budget; Develops and implements cost saving measures; Conserves organizational resources.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the education, experience, knowledge, skills, abilities, and behaviors required.
Generation Engineer I – Salary Grade 10 ($59,624 min – $76,235 mid – $92,477 max) : Entry level engineer in a large power plant environment that provides technical and engineering support for daily operations, plant improvements, equipment acquisitions, plant breakdown analysis, outages and upgrades, and basic project design. Position works under the guidance of a more experience engineer. Requires a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from an accredited university and one to two years of engineering experience in a power plant or large manufacturing environment.
Generation Engineer II – Salary Grade 11 ($65,762 min – $84,624 mid – $103,075 max): Performs engineering work pertaining to the mechanical and/or electrical operation and maintenance of a large power plant facility to attain the highest level of plant efficiency. Provides engineering support for operations, plant improvements, design changes, equipment acquisition, planned and unplanned outages, and analysis of operational or maintenance issues. Monitors and directs the design of new systems or the modification of existing systems to support the mechanical and electrical operation of the power plant. Gathers and evaluates data on power plant systems and components. Prepares project management documents, project budgets, and closes out projects. Gathers and maintains cost information. Requires a degree in electrical engineering from an accredited university and three to five years of engineering experience in a power plant facility.
Generation Engineer III – Salary Grade 12 ($72,181 min – $93,484 mid – $114,334 max): Performs the more complex engineering work pertaining to the mechanical and/or electrical operation and maintenance of a large power plant facility to attain the highest level of plant efficiency. Provides engineering support for operations, plant improvements, design changes, equipment acquisitions, planned and unplanned outages, and analysis of operational or maintenance issues. Monitors and directs the design of new systems or the modification of existing systems to support the mechanical and electrical operation of the power plant. Gathers and evaluates data on power plant systems and components. Prepares project management documents, project budgets, and closes out projects. Gathers and maintains cost information. Requires a degree in electrical engineering from an accredited university and more than five years of engineering experience in a power plant facility.
Language Skills: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of employees, managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
Mathematical Skills: Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry, trigonometry, calculus and differential equations. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
Reasoning Ability: Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
Computer Skills: Working knowledge of applicable computer programming languages related to mechanical and electrical engineering. Proficient at operating personal computers using the following or equivalent software: Microsoft Office Suite, Microsoft Project, computer aided drafting software.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: This position requires a current driver’s license. A PE certification is required for the Senior Level Engineer.
WORK SCHEDULE REQUIREMENTS: Normal office hours and additional work as required by project or situational requirements. May be asked to travel on short notice.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and distance vision.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to occasional risk of electrical shock; moving mechanical parts and vibration. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals and outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment may usually be loud.
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