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Nebraska Public Power District Engineer I, II, III, or IV - System Protection/Tec in Columbus, Nebraska

Engineer I, II, III, or IV - System Protection/Tec

Location:

Columbus, NE, US, 68602-0499

Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD) has an immediate opening for an Engineer I, II, III, or IV - System Protection/Technical Studies located at the Columbus General Office in Columbus . Position closes June 21, 2021 at 11:59 Central Time. This position will report to the Engineering Supervisor - System Protection.

Position Summary

Level I to Level III is considered a progression and is approved by the appropriate manager. Level IV is based on business need only. 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:

System Protection includes, specifying appropriate protection schemes, making relay recommendations, performing calculations to support relay settings, developing trip-checking procedures, calculating ground potential rise and available fault current, locating faults, analyzing system disturbances, operational support, and project management. Technical Studies includes, transient analysis utilizing EMTP, ATP, or similar analysis programs, completing switching studies on system dynamics, electromagnetic and electric field analysis, flicker analysis, arc flash studies, voltage induction analysis and grounding practices, and supporting field crews on grounding configurations and troubleshooting problems.

Education, Training, Licenses and Certifications

Level I to Level III is considered a progression and is approved by the appropriate manager. Level IV Engineer, although a progression, requires approval by the Engineering Oversight Committee.

Level I:

Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from an Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) accredited university or college is required, OR Professional Engineering 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 Electrical Engineering from an ABET accredited university or college, OR Professional Engineering License obtained by accredited examination.

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 Electrical Engineering from an ABET accredited university or college, OR Professional Engineering License obtained by accredited examination.

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.

Education, Training, Licenses and Certifications Continued

Level IV:

Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from an ABET accredited university or college, AND Professional Engineering License obtained by accredited examination.

Applies intensive and diversified knowledge of engineering principles and practices and has full technical responsibility for interpreting, organizing, and executing assignments. Assignments designed to enhance knowledge of the energy industry and strategic planning skills for technical issues. Level IV Engineer, although a progression, requires approval by the Engineering Oversight Committee.

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:

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. Identifies or researches problem areas of considerable scope or complexity and develops plans and criteria for implementation by others.

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.

Engineer I Exempt Pay Grade 12: $5,893 - $7,443 per month

Engineer II Exempt Pay Grade 13: $6,609 - $8,348 per month

Engineer III Exempt Pay Grade 14: $7,516 - $9,679 per month

Engineer IV Exempt Pay Grade 15: $8,624 - $11,107 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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