Central Virginia Electric Cooperative is looking for an experienced Electrical Engineer to research, develop, support, operate, and test power delivery and monitoring equipment and systems; and support the development of system planning documents
Key Job Responsibilities Include:
Provide technical support for the installation and operation of SCADA, AMI and other utility monitoring and control systems.
Assist in the development and evaluation of technical specifications and bid documents necessary for the procurement of equipment and services to support system operations. Provide engineering and technical support in the troubleshooting, calibrating, programming, and testing of recloser controls, regulator controls, and protective relays.
Investigate residential, commercial, and industrial power quality issues. Assist operations personnel with the installation of power quality monitoring equipment. Review power quality data as needed and recommend corrective actions to resolve problems.
Provide engineering and technical field support for SCADA system operation, software applications, and sectionalizing projects.
Develop and maintain SCADA diagrams, displays, databases, command sequences, and alarm and messaging services. Work with System Operators to continuously improve the SCADA user interface for safer and more efficient operation.
Perform the data gathering and analysis necessary in the development of planning documents such as construction work plans, long range plans, load forecasts, sectionalizing studies, and various other engineering studies necessary for long- and short-range system planning and construction.
Assist with the data gathering, evaluation, and development of solar, battery storage, and other specialized projects.
Assist with the development and implementation of voltage reduction/optimization studies, and system feeder optimization studies.
Develop sectionalizing schemes to minimize protection zones and optimize device coordination for improved reliability.
Review net-metering interconnection requests, perform field inspections of new systems, and maintain records of net metering accounts. Respond to member requests for information and assistance on distributed generation.
Interface with equipment vendors as needed for material procurement, technical assistance, and support.
On call for outage restoration and supervision. Assist outage response personnel to determine courses of action and make decisions regarding priorities.
Assist with developing training programs and materials.
Position Requirements Include: Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering and a minimum of 2 years progressive experience in the design, analysis and operation of power distribution sytems is required. Additional industry training in power distribution systems, SCADA systems, automation, electronics, electrical apparatus, metering, system planning, and controls is preferred. Experience with Survalent Scada system software; Milsoft Utility Solutions electric system planning and analysis software; and financial analysis experience is desirable.
Additional Requirements Include:
Electrical utility system experience preferred
Knowledge of single-phase and three-phase power systems and understanding of power flow and control is strongly preferred.
Knowledge of the National Electric Safety Code.
Knowledge of OSHA electrical safety standards and lockout/tagout procedures.
Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
Proficient in the use of computers and software used to program and test SCADA and distribution equipment.
Ability to read, analyze and interpret technical information and write technical reports.
Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, or members of the business community.
Ability to effectively interact with employees and the public.
Ability to set priorities and meet deadlines.
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
Must possess and maintain a valid Virginia driver's license.
Salary Range: $74,000 - $118,000 - Depending on Experience
CVEC offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes: Health/Dental/Vision Insurance; Life/Disability Insurances, Elective & Non-Elective 401k Retirement Plan; along with Generous Annual Paid Time Off.
Central Virginia Electric Cooperative will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment onthe basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity (including gender expression), national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, pregnancy, disability, family, military or veteran status, orany other status protected by state or federal law.
About Central Virginia Electric Cooperative
Serving over 36,000 accounts, Central Virginia Electric Cooperative is a member-owned, not-for-profit electric utility headquartered in Colleen, Virginia. CVEC serves residential, agricultural, commercial and industrial accounts in the rural portions of 14 Virginia counties.
Created by the members to provide electric service where it was previously unavailable, CVEC has been improving the quality of life since 1937. For 80 years, the Co-op has provided the reliable delivery of affordable energy to its member owners.
CVEC is one of only 23 other electric co-ops across the nation that has earned the prestigious Four-Star Cooperative recognition by completing four employee engagement courses in the Touchstone Energy Service Excellence Program.