Serving as the subject matter expert for electric compliance; maintaining and operating electric system model; preparing and maintaining compliance reports and audit responses; serving as project manager on electric transmission and distribution extensions for new customers and system improvement projects.
Oversees and develops electric transmission and distribution system relay protection schemes.
Designs and prepares plans and specifications, prepares budget estimates, assists with construction management, and prepares and maintains engineering files and records for electric and fiber optic capital projects.
Designs electric system construction and maintenance work to comply with safety standards, NESC, OSHA, and other such standards.
Negotiates rights-of-way and easement acquisitions for utility extensions; obtains encroachments from NCDOT and permits from other regulatory agencies for utility extensions; works with other electric and telephone utilities for joint use of poles.
Approves or disapproves joint use attachment requests and designs make-ready construction work orders and cost allocations for joint use pole attachments.
Maintains records of all joint use poles and attachments for billing purposes.
Prepares permits and works with regulatory agencies for approval of electric and fiber optic projects.
Serves as the project manager for electric and fiber optic capital projects. Coordinates with consultants, construction crews and operations and inspection personnel.
Performs engineering design duties related to the electric transmission and distribution systems and the fiber optic system.
Maintains and develops manuals such as Electric Construction Standards.
Maintains and operates the network analysis model for the electric system.
Assists with the long range planning for the electric and fiber optic system.
Performs voltage drop analysis, fault current studies, protective device coordination, arc flash studies, electric loading calculations and other similar engineering analysis for the electric utility.
Assists with Energy Services marketing plans development and implementation.
Assists with Cost of Service evaluations for rate development.
Assists with development of 5 and 10-year Capital Improvement Budget Projections.
Evaluates new technologies for operations efficiencies, completes cost/benefit analysis.
Develops contracts with consultants and contractors. Manages and oversees consultant or contractor adherence to contract and invoicing accuracy.
Leads damage assessment efforts during/after storms or other widespread power outages.
Leads Mutual Aid crews during widespread power restoration efforts or other emergencies.
Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of electrical/civil engineering as related to the preparation of plans and specifications for electric system; thorough knowledge of modern methods and techniques as applied to the design of utility projects; thorough knowledge of electric operations to provide customers and fellow employees the engineering principles for projects; knowledge of local, State, and Federal laws and regulations related to electric utilities: ability to perform difficult engineering computations and to make recommendations on engineering problems; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates, contractors, and the general public; skill in the use of electrical/civil engineering instruments and equipment; ability to communicate complex ideas effectively, both orally and in writing; ability to calculate complex cost reports; ability to answer questions and resolve problems. Must have the physical stamina to withstand working under adverse weather conditions. This position could require extended work hours beyond the normal work day during adverse weather situations or other electrical emergencies.
Certification as an Engineer in Training (EIT) or Professional Engineer (PE) license preferred.