Engineer I



This position assists in the analysis and design of the Cooperative's electrical distribution system, monitors and analyzes its functions and recommends necessary changes to provide the most efficient and reliable electrical distribution system possible.


Reports to: System Engineer
Supervises: None


Coordinates and compiles necessary information and data to prepare system workplans, long range plans, and transmission studies.
Revises the work plan on an annual basis and reprioritizes work plan jobs. Provides the staking section a detailed description of system improvements in a timely manner.
Provides a verified system model, and uses this model to assure PSC voltage guidelines are met. This section also assures that the system conductors and equipment will be of sufficient capacity to carry peak loading.
Provides support and direction to Staking Section for electrical design, voltage drop, and transformer sizing.
Provides sectionalizing and coordination planning to maximize system reliability and safety for the public.
Determines load balance, voltage, sectionalizing, and load studies on new and system improvement line extensions in order to recommend optimal system configuration.
Designs and coordinates the construction and installation of all system devices (sectionalizing, regulators, Capacitors, etc.).
Reviews electrical drawings and data for new and upgraded large power facilities and sizes OECC facilities appropriately.
Performs non-routine and complex assignments of substantial variety and complexity. Receives objectives from System Engineer and other Engineering Staff members. May be assisted by technicians.
Compiles and computes a variety of engineering data. Analyzes test and design data. Develops or prepares schematics, designs, specifications, parts lists, or makes recommendations regarding these items.
Maintains inventory of single phase reclosers and transformers used in three phase installations.
Performs other such duties as requested or required by the position.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities.

The Engineer I shall be required to perform any other duties assigned to fulfill the objectives of the Cooperative.


Member-Consumers: Meets with and resolves problems, provide advice and assistance and promotes cooperative programs, plans and objectives.
AECC and KAMO: Work on Substation and Transmission Project Planning as well as the Distribution System Power Requirements. Also work with Engineering Consultants on Long Range Work Plans and Rate Studies.
Vendors: To exchange information concerning specification of equipment, products, and support.


Knowledge, Training and Education: Requires a Bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering or related field from an accredited university. Must begin training within the position and will be expected to continue education though training classes and seminars. Must work towards obtaining an FE license within one year of hire with the goal of obtaining a PE Certification in the future.

Equipment Operated: Computer equipment with various engineering and design software as well as standard office equipment. Must have a current Arkansas driver's license.

Abilities and Skills: Requires frequent contacts with the public, written communication in the form of reports and correspondence, and occasional formal presentations. Requires ability to be accurate and handle details, and meet occasional deadlines under pressure. Requires ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry, as well as trigonometry. Must be able to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions, and carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Must be proficient in Windows based programs. Must be able to carry out a variety of activities, which require a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail.

Physical Effort: Must be able to perform all activities listed in the job description with or without reasonable accommodation. Occasionally lifts up to 50 pounds. Requires normal range of hearing and vision.

Working Conditions: Work is performed mostly in an office environment but requires outdoor field site visits and research. Working outdoors could result in occasional exposure to extreme weather conditions; hot, cold; dry, wet; etc. Multiple day travel is required occasionally throughout the year.

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