Engineer I/II/III/IV - Lines & Subs

Location: 

Columbus, NE, US, 68602-0499

Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD) has an immediate opening for a Engineer I/II/III/IV - Lines & Subs located at Columbus General Office in Columbus, Nebraska.  Position closes on June 28 at 11:59 p.m. Central Time. 

 

Pay Grade

12
13
14
15

Position Summary

Level I to Level IV is considered a progression and is approved by the appropriate manager. All District engineering positions are managed under the Engineering Technical Career Path document.

 

Position provides daily support for Operations and Maintenance, trending system performance and initiating actions to restore/improve system performance and reliability, troubleshooting off-normal system conditions, failure and root cause analysis, evaluating proposed configuration changes, recommendations to maintain asset value, and coordinating maintenance-related projects.

 

Assignments are designed to develop general knowledge of professional engineering practice in the electric utility industry and introduce customer/supplier communication skills.

 

In addition to the general engineering activities above, job-specific knowledge and expectations for this individual role will include one of the following areas:

 

Engineer (Substation Design) - Perform engineering design analysis and demonstrate technical knowledge and skills in the area of sub-transmission (34.5 and 69-kV) and transmission (115, 230 and 345-kV) substation design. The experience shall include designing ring-bus, breaker and a half, and other substation configuration along with knowledge in various types of equipment used in substations (Autotransformers, Power Transformers, PCBs, MODs, Capacitor Banks, Wave Traps, Switchgear, and Buswork). Additional skills include designing ground grids and conduit plans, creating site grading plans, and performing structural support analysis for various types of elements. Also, knowledge in substation construction, operation, and maintenance techniques and standards is preferred. The individual must be a problem-solver and embrace change.

 

Engineer (Lines) - Perform engineering design analysis and demonstrate technical knowledge and skills in the area of subtransmission (34.5 and 69-kV) and transmission (115, 230 and 345-kV) line design and maintenance activities. Experience shall include single-pole (natural wood, laminated wood, and steel), H-frame (natural wood, laminated wood, steel), and familiarity with lattice steel tower designs. This position utilizes line design computer programs such as PLS-CADD and Southwire's SAG10 plus interfaces to AutoCAD for the development of Plan & Profile sheets along with staking sheets.


 
Knowledge in various types and styles of line structure foundations; having knowledge of the effects of differing types of soils; understanding line construction, operation, and maintenance techniques and standards is required.


 
Activities and associated skills which are required to analyze the technical and economic feasibility of new construction projects, modifications to existing systems or equipment, or changes in operation or maintenance of existing systems.


 
Knowledge of NESC is required. The individual must be a problem solver and embrace change

 

 

Education, Training and Experience

Level I to Level III is considered a progression and is approved by the appropriate manager.  District engineering positions are managed under the Engineering Technical Career Path. 

 

Level I:

Bachelor's degree in Civil(Preferred), Mechanical, or Electrical Engineering from an Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) accredited university or college is required, or Professional Engineering (PE) License and bachelor's degree in engineering from a non-ABET accredited school is required.  

 

Entry-level position with assignments designed to develop a general knowledge of professional engineering practice in the electric utility industry and introduce customer/supplier communication skills.

 

Level II:

Bachelor's degree in Civil(Preferred), Mechanical, or Electrical Engineering from an Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) accredited university or college is required, or Professional Engineering (PE) License and bachelor's degree in engineering from a non-ABET accredited school is required.

 

Second-level position with assignments designed to develop competent technical knowledge within an engineering discipline, develop customer relation skills, and introduce project management skills.

 

Level III:

Bachelor's degree in Civil(Preferred), Mechanical, or Electrical Engineering from an Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) accredited university or college is required, or Professional Engineering (PE) License and bachelor's degree in engineering from a non-ABET accredited school is required.

 

A fully competent engineer in conventional aspects within the specific discipline with expertise in specific areas of past assignments. Assignments designed to expand the areas of expertise within the discipline, develop project management skills, and develop a general knowledge of other disciplines.

 

Level IV: 

 

Bachelor's degree in Civil (Preferred), Mechanical, or Electrical Engineering from an Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) accredited university or college required, or Professional Engineering (PE) License and bachelor's degree in engineering from a non-ABET accredited school is required.

Licenses and/or Certifications

Not Applicable

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Level I:

Performs tasks of limited and specific scope under the direction of experienced personnel. Applies standard engineering practices and techniques utilizing prescribed methods in carrying out a sequence of related engineering tasks. Judgment is required on details of work, such as correlating data and recognizing discrepancies in results. Communicates with customers and suppliers as directed by supervision.

 

Level II:

Performs tasks of limited and specific scope under the direction of experienced personnel. Plans and conducts detailed phases of work in support of multiple assignments as well as managing assignments of moderate scope. Independently selects and applies standard engineering techniques and procedures utilizing prescribed methods in carrying out a sequence of related engineering tasks. Includes some complex features. Work requires a broad knowledge within the discipline and development of expertise in specific areas of work assignment. Judgment is required on details of work, such as correlating data and recognizing discrepancies in results. Communicates with customers and suppliers, as needed.

 

Level III:

Performs detailed development, planning, and implementation of numerous concurrent assignments of moderate scope. Performs work which includes a variety of complex features, such as unique operating conditions, conflicting design requirements, unsuitability of conventional materials or methods, or difficult coordination requirements. Performs as a consultant in technical specialties to determine and assess technical and economic feasibility and soundness of proposed engineering solutions as well as analysis of unusual operating conditions. Communicates with customers concerning needs and work status. Work generally requires a broad range of knowledge within the specific engineering discipline with expertise in numerous areas and general knowledge of other engineering disciplines.

 

Level IV: 

Plans and conducts detailed phases of work in support of assignments of moderate scope, including document and database updates, as well as engineering technical support.  Performs work with involves standard engineering practice.  Work requires a broad knowledge within the discipline and development of expertise in specific areas of work assignment.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities (Continued)

Engineering Studies - Activities and associated skills which are required to analyze the technical and economic feasibility of new construction projects, modifications to existing systems or equipment, or changes in operation or maintenance of existing systems or equipment.

 

Modification or New Design Projects - Activities and associated skills which are required to design and implement new construction projects or modifications to existing equipment or systems.

 

Modification or New Construction Projects - Activities and associated skills which are required to design and implement new construction projects or modifications to existing equipment or systems.

 

Operation and Maintenance Support - Activities and associated skills which are required to provide technical support to the operation and maintenance of existing equipment or systems.

 

Customer Relations - Activities and associated skills which are required to support customers' business needs.

Accountable for other duties as assigned.

Core Competencies

Customer Focus
Employees & Teamwork/Diversity & Inclusion
Integrity/Excellence
Public Service/Environmental Stewardship
Safety

Salary Information - Nebraska Public Power District offers a competitive starting salary with opportunities for growth. In addition to the base salary range listed below, NPPD employees may also be eligible for our Annual Incentive Program (AIP) that may supplement total compensation at a level above and beyond the stated salary range.  Successful applicants will be provided more information regarding the incentive program at the time of an interview.

Pay Grade:

Engineer Level I: Exempt Pay Grade 12

Engineer Level II: Exempt Pay Grade 13

Engineer Level III: Exempt Pay Grade 14

Engineer Level IV: Exempt Pay Grade 15

 

Typical Pay Grade Starting Salary Range: 

Exempt Pay Grade 12: $6,444 - $8,140 per month

Exempt Pay Grade 13: $7,228 - $9,130 per month

Exempt Pay Grade 14: $8,220 - $10,586 per month

Exempt Pay Grade 15: $9,432 - $12,148 per month

 

Travel Required: Up to 25% (With no or minimal overnight stays, less than 3 per month, typically within state of Nebraska)  Travel required may fluctuate by business need. This is an estimate and will be discussed further with candidates that receive an interview.

 

Nebraska Public Power District offers a competitive starting salary and an excellent benefits package including medical and dental insurance, 401K retirement plan, paid holidays, paid vacation, paid medical, training opportunities and more.

If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation as part of the employment selection process, please contact Human Resources at Nebraska Public Power District.

Nebraska Public Power District is an Equal Opportunity Employer

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer who values the contributions of its diverse work force. We are only legally able to hire persons who are 1) a United States citizen or national, 2) a lawful permanent resident of the United States, or 3) an alien legally authorized to work in the United States.

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