Coordinate all aspects of the Engineering/Technical/Systems Planning department including the field engineering, technical systems, quality control, and planning functions of the Cooperative’s transmission and distribution system in such a manner as to ensure that these facilities meet the highest standards of reliability, capacity and condition, and which reflects the most efficient utilization of methods, techniques, and equipment. Responsible for managing the development and deployment of distribution automation, as well as providing engineering guidance to ancillary business lines including solar, energy storage and other emerging technologies.
Duties and Responsibilities-
Including the follow (Other duties may be assigned)
Directs all approved engineering, construction, operations, maintenance and consumer wiring activities and programs to obtain maximum productivity and effectiveness in the pursuit of strategic goals.
Directs the preparation of Power Requirement Studies, Long and Short Range Engineering Plans, Departmental Annual Construction Work Plans and other engineering and operational studies to assure adequate system capacity, service reliability and workplace and public safety and to provide distribution plant capitalization estimates for financial planning.
Maintains a current knowledge and understanding of RUS, NESC, NEC, and other applicable standards and regulations to insure that the Cooperative's distribution and general plant facilities are designed, constructed and operated in a safe and efficient manner with consideration for limited liability and maximum safety.
Oversees the establishing of system performance criteria and the reviewing the measures thereof to determine consistency with system reliability and power quality goals; and oversees the development and implementation action plans required to maintain electric service within the limits of established quality and continuity standards.
Oversees the development and recommendations of contracts, agreements and required legal documents for consideration by the CEO/General Manager, legal counsel and the Board of Directors.
Always represent oneself as a senior Cooperative official and Cooperative leader through communications, actions and dress with Members, Employees, other Cooperative and general corporate industry leaders, and the general public.
Personally make presentations to Board Committees and the Board of Directors as requested by the CEO/General Manager.
Generally represent BEC at various industry functions and meetings as requested by the CEO/General Manager.
Ensure that all information that pertains to an individual member's account, employees or the Cooperative's financial affairs is kept confidential.
Assist in changes or updates in the Cooperative's Bylaws and tariffs when necessary.
Make needed decisions with appropriate regard for timeliness, importance and implications, keeping personnel, other supervisors and managers well informed on developments which may affect them.
Adhere to the Cooperative's guidelines in their entirety, as set forth in the Employee/ Policy Handbook.
A Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering (B.S.E.E.); advanced degree in relevant engineering or business field is desirable.
Significant experience in distribution utility operations, including the completion of an extensive supervisory training program or prior supervisory experience.
Registration as a Professional Engineer (P.E.) in the state of Texas is preferred.
Must have a valid Texas driver's license and related insurance.
About Bandera Electric Cooperative
Bandera Electric Cooperative proudly distributes electricity to more than 27,000 members and more than 35,000 active meters across seven counties in Central Texas. Roughly 110 employees operate and maintain more than 4,600 miles of power lines.
BEC's mission is to enhance the quality of life by providing highly reliable electric and other related services, that are valued by our members, at the lowest possible cost.
As a cooperative, we are locally owned and operated by the members we serve. BEC is democratically governed by a board of directors elected by our members to represent their voice in the business of the cooperative. The board ensures the cooperative is legally and ethically run according to its bylaws and code of ethics.