Assures the proper design and specifications of assigned substation projects to include compliance with Hoosier Energy’s project management structure, NERC/RRO and other industry standards and successful mitigation of permitting, environmental and other constraining issues. Ensures communication and collaboration within and between departments.
Duties & Responsibilities:
Prepares designs, and specifications for assigned substation projects in accordance with Hoosier Energy’s project management structure, NERC/RRO and other industry standards and successful mitigation of permitting, environmental and other constraining issues.
Oversees construction or design of assigned substation projects where the work is performed under the direct supervision of an outside consultant or contractor. Administers the flow of design information or requirements among and between manufactures, field erection representatives, survey contractors and land agents. Provides leadership and guidance to engineering technicians. Instructs engineering technicians or transmission personnel in the procedures and practices of substation design. Provides professional expertise in order to resolve unusual or emergency problems.
Facilitates internal and external collaboration by maintaining effective channels of communication with other departments and divisions, as well as with Member Systems and interconnected utilities. Provides the appropriate detail and supporting documentation associated with the design of substation projects.
Ensures that each design assignment incorporates facilities and equipment that are designed and can be operated in accordance with required standard of safety, NERC/RRO compliance requirements and in accordance with RUS-approved standards and sound engineering practices.
Stays abreast of substation design techniques and technologies and research and develops innovations, alternatives and/or expansions of same, with emphasis on logistics, economy and service. Makes suggestions to the Project Design Coordinator about any policies, practices or procedures.
Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical, Civil or Mechanical Engineering or equivalent
Ability to obtain P.E. license is desirable
Five years’ of progressively more technical responsibility in the design of substation facilities and equipment
Other levels of experience may be considered
Skills & Ability:
Strong written and oral communication skills
Ability to communicate with individuals at all levels and work as part of a team
Ability to manage multiple projects with varying scopes and timelines
Strong customer service orientation
Demonstrated level of professionalism and positive attitude
Ability to exercise flexibility to work effectively in a changing environment
Strong problem solving and decision making skills to identify, anticipate and resolve problems at hand
Advanced computer and technological skills
Broad knowledge of substation design for 69, 138, 161 and 345 kV levels