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American Electric Power Engineer - Engineer Sr. in Corpus Christi, Texas



Engineer - Engineer Sr.

Job Description:

*NOTE: This single vacancy is posted in more than one grade level and will be filled based on commensurate education and/or relevant experience. It is written at the lower grade level and expectations increase with the higher grade levels.*

* Position location is Corpus Christi, TX however, if the selected candidate lives within an AEP Texas Central/South region that is vetted by AEP, the location can be taken into consideration.*

Responsible to the assigned supervisor for performing intermediate level engineering work activities and projects requiring the application of engineering knowledge in a safe, effective, efficient and economic accomplishment of assigned objectives.


Technical Expertise: Possesses advanced knowledge and performs varied assignments with proficiency in the application of theory and analytical techniques to solve diverse problems and complete extensive analyses. Understands interrelationship between systems and component equipment. Analyzes and recommends enhancements to business processes.

Leadership and Guidance: Coordinates work activities of others within the work group, department, or other corporate entity as necessary to perform routine engineering work. Performs routine engineering activity independently. Provides training and guidance to lower-level employees.

Planning and Organizational Ability: Develops input necessary to forecast costs for the routine projects, improvements requisitions, etc.

Problem Solving and Initiative: Resolves and initiates solutions to routine and/or moderately complex problems which usually require additional definition/clarification before analysis can begin. Identifies problems that are beyond the normal routine. Seeks out opportunities and embrace new ideas and approaches.

Communication Skills: Helps coordinate the work of other engineers in an efficient and effective manner.

Interpersonal Skills: Leads aspects of team effort. Effectively leverages skills developed from company programs such as Power Up & Lead.

Preferred Qualifications:

o Understanding of electrical substation equipment including capacitor banks, transformers, circuit breakers, regulators, etc.

o Understanding of electrical maintenance and testing strategies for substation equipment such as transformers and circuit breakers.

o Understanding of transmission and distribution electrical power systems and the role of substation equipment in its safe and reliable operation.

o Working knowledge of asset management platforms such as IPS, MAXIMO, and Project Wise.

o Experience in development of annual equipment maintenance work plans.

o Utility business acumen through regulatory experience

o Understanding of basic principles in project management.

o Certified Engineer-In-Training working towards Professional Licensure.

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Corpus Christi, TX

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Has typically acquired 4 or more years of related engineering experience along with a Bachelor's degree in engineering in a program accredited by ABET; or 2 years of related engineering experience along with a Master’s degree in engineering from a program accredited by ABET; Individuals with a PhD in engineering from an engineering program accredited by ABET* may be considered for entry into the organization at this level; Registration as a Professional Engineer (PE) in any U.S. state or Puerto Rico** is encouraged and preferred.

*ABET - Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology. Acceptable alternatives are (1) a Bachelor’s degree in engineering (non-ABET), plus a Professional Engineers (PE) license in any state of the U.S. or (2) a Bachelor’s degree in engineering (non-ABET) plus a Master’s degree or PhD in engineering from a university with an ABET accredited Bachelor’s program.

** Confirmation is required to ensure the PE obtained in Puerto Rico aligns with NCEES standards.

Physical demand level is Not Yet Determined

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Geographic Proximity:

Job location will be in Corpus Christi, TX but other locations may be considered, contingent upon vetting of locations

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