Supports the engineering activities of the Cooperative by performing power line assessment activities and engineering field operations required to support the design, construction, inspection, maintenance and accounting of overhead and underground electrical distribution facilities of the Cooperative by applying technical knowledge, sound engineering judgment, and skill to ensure that the system meets the present and future requirements.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Assists with design of all line extensions, new subdivisions, system improvements and system maintenance.
Calculates estimated construction cost and estimated revenue, as well as general costs for members and prepares and delivers cost estimates promptly.
Fixes and maintains GIS Data mapping system and oversees system accuracy by using ESRI and NISC staking products and posting changes to the mapping systems as needed from work orders and new services.
Assists engineering with analyzing and completing construction projects including developing the work order packets.
Upon receipt of work order or new service, designs requested services by preparing electronic staking and performing ROW flagging/field staking.
Performs ROW field inspections, easement research and related support as needed.
Performs system inspections which will include examination/documentation of pole-line condition, asset inventory, GPS data collection, pole tagging, joint use contacts and ROW condition assessment.
Works with the System Engineer and Line Superintendent in planning jobs and monitoring the status and completion of work orders.
Participates in continuing education to learn new technologies which may improve operations and develop recommendations accordingly.
Confers with local County, City and State Highway departments and coordinate outside consultants to minimize service interruption and member inconvenience and maintain safety.
Assists in coordinating and monitoring the overhead and underground electrical crews on construction, maintenance and outage assignments.
May be on Management Watch during a designated period of time during the month, to be called in to assist crews in an outage or emergency situation.
Other duties as assigned by Management.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily and attain the position objective. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
High school graduate, or the General Education Development (G.E.D.).
Three to five years related experience and/or training.
Must be able to apply engineering theory to the design of electric distribution lines.
Must be knowledgeable with NEC, NESC, and local electrical codes.
Experience with GPS, field staking software and ESRI.
Must be able to understand GIS, mapping terminology and surveying concepts.
Must be able to interpret system maps, engineering drawings and staking sheets.
Must have basic knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and the ability to learn other software programs, as needed.
Must demonstrate ability to learn and apply basic computer, technical and mathematical skills.
Must be able to operate, maintain and safeguard expensive engineering tools and field equipment such as Ipad, GPS unit, transit, laser range finder, and range poles.
Must have excellent customer service skills.
A positive attitude and pleasant demeanor to both members and coworkers.
Ability to listen, understand problems, and communicate solutions in person, electronically and over the phone with members, customers and employees to explain operations related issues.
Ability to handle emotionally charged situations in a controlled manner.
Ability to understand and carry out written or oral instructions.
Ability to multi-task and work well with others in a fast paced environment
Attention to detail and organizational skills.
A proficiency in the English language and its proper usage. Knowledge of a second language is a plus for this position.
Ability to present information effectively in small group situations to members, customers and other employees of the organization.
Must adhere to Company Safety Rules.
Must be able to travel overnight for training when necessary.
Must be able to drive and maintain a current Indiana driver’s license.
This position requires that the individual spend most of the day out of the office meeting with members, visiting job sites and travelling in a vehicle. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to:
Frequently – see, talk, hear, walk, sit, stand, use hands to finger, handle, type, feel and reach with hands and arms.
Occasionally – stoop, kneel, crouch, climb, balance, crawl, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; outside weather conditions; and risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate when working in the office areas, and usually moderate when working in the outdoor environment.
About Bartholomew County REMC
Hoosier Energy is a generation and transmission cooperative serving 18 member electric cooperatives in central and southern Indiana and southeastern Illinois.