Under general supervision, is responsible for the design and engineering of substation projects for which MEAG has assumed responsibility.
Engineers and designs substation projects. Develop and/or revise substation drawings related to the physical and control design of electric power substations from 4kV to 500kV. Apply engineering standards including NEC, NESC, NEMA, IEEE and ANSI.
Physical design includes, but not limited to the following:
Arrangement of substation structures, equipment and their foundations.
Develop section views and other detail drawings that show how structures, equipment and bus work are installed.
Layout of conduits and other raceway.
Ground grid design and equipment grounding.
Control design includes, but not limited to the following:
Development of single and three line diagrams.
Development of schematics and wiring diagrams for major substation equipment as well as auxiliary equipment such as AC and DC distribution panels and various junction boxes.
Develop bill of materials, SCADA point assignment sheets and cable pull lists.
Write specifications for materials and equipment to be purchased. Evaluates vendor qualifications and bids.
Make purchase recommendations for major substation equipment and materials; and maintain an accurate set of bid document records of purchases, purchase orders, acknowledgements, invoices and shipping documents.
Evaluates contractor qualifications and bids; makes recommendations for contracting the engineering and construction of substation projects
Develop and maintain a complete set of MEAG design standards and procedures.
Maintains a working knowledge of relay coordination, establish communications and maintain rapport with Participants, Protection and Control engineering to maintain relay coordination from customer load to ITS.
As assigned, periodically represent MEAG and/or department in various meetings and committee meetings.
Acquire and maintain a diverse library of manufacturers’ equipment and material catalogs for the electric utility industry.
Provide cost estimates as needed for annual budgets and special projects such as substations serving customer choice loads.
Provide technical supervision to and checks work performed by drafters / CAD technicians
Performs other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering (preferred) from an accredited college or university
Up to 3 years of experience in the electric utility industry or related experience
Excellent attention to detail required
Knowledge of computer drafting tools such as AutoCAD preferred
Great communication skills and responsiveness
Ability to multi-task
Professional demeanor required
Number of Reports
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required.
About MEAG Power
MEAG Power is a type of public power entity designated as a joint action agency, meaning we are a consortium of public power systems within our state. Public power costs less, due to its not-for-profit nature and efficient management and operation. According to the U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration, investor-owned utility residential rates are 14% above those of public power utilities. Investor-owned commercial rates are 9% higher.