Including the following (Other duties may be assigned)
Participates in the development of the Cooperative’s technologies and procedures as they relate to engineering and design and makes recommendations on any needed changes to insure that they are current.
Monitors and reviews the SCADA system, the related communications network, and suggests network and infrastructure improvements. Provides guidance and/or assistance in the maintenance, upgrade, and integration of the Distribution Energy Management System and makes recommendations to the Engineer, Emerging Technologies, for future plans for expansion and integration of these systems; insures that the Cooperative is represented in the associated User Group.
Works closely with other Engineers, to set priorities in the dissemination of technological equipment, evaluation and analysis, and reporting for needed modification or additions, and seeks approval of any amendments.
Researches, analyses, and recommends new technologies and their integration into the electric power grid, including smart grid equipment, commercial and residential electric vehicle charging equipment, energy conservation and metering devices, distributed generation, etc.
Manages projects and schedules for smart grid applications and renewable energy topics and create new business development initiatives.
Reviews current renewable energy designs and manufacturing processes to determine limitations to meet program requirements, assess alternative approaches where needed, and determines the most accurate, feasible, and economical solutions with stakeholders.
Utilizes a variety of engineering planning and designing software (Milsoft, NISC EA, and AutoCAD), increasing the reliability of the power grid. Prepares, presents, and recommends changes to all plans and studies relating to system protection, device coordination, and distributed energy resources.
Works closely with the optical fiber communications group for a smooth integration of next generation grid devices in the SCADA or related network, determines and applies all current technologies for fault location, isolation and restoration (FLISR) and conservation voltage reduction (CVR), and makes recommendations for future extensions.
Responsible for assisting Engineer, Emerging Technologies, in budgets and special projects for the department.
Cordially and efficiently handle and assist others in dealing with member/employee questions and complaints.
Represent the Cooperative at organizations and in meetings at the local, state, and national levels where objectives of the Cooperative can be served.
A Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering (B.S.E.E.) or Electrical Engineering Technology (B.S.E.T) is required.
A minimum of (3) years’ engineering experience in an electric utility system, is required.
Registration as a Professional Engineer (P.E.) in the state of Texas is preferred but not required.
Experience in electric power system, associated SCADA/engineering software, and renewable energy is preferred.
Must have 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.