East River Electric Power Cooperative is seeking an engineer to lead the testing and energization of substation equipment to ensure proper operation and compliance standards are achieved. The ideal candidate will be able to collaborate with substation and relay technicians to improve testing methods, test results analysis, and energization procedures. On the job training will be provided!
East River Electric is a not-for-profit generation and transmission cooperative with a service area that covers 40,000 square miles. We deliver wholesale power to our members, which include 24 rural electric distribution cooperatives and one municipally-owned electric system in eastern South Dakota and western Minnesota. Our members, in turn, power the properties of the member-owners in their service territories. We believe cooperatives help build stronger communities. The four Touchstone Energy® Cooperative values of integrity, accountability, innovation and commitment to community are our foundation. These values represent the cooperative difference and why our members trust us to provide reliable and affordable power and service every day.
This job opportunity is located at our main campus in Madison, South Dakota. Madison boasts a family-friendly, small town atmosphere with a wealth of modern amenities including the new Madison Regional Hospital, the high-tech campus of Dakota State University, a thriving community center and more. The town is centered between two lakes, provides ample recreational opportunities and is a short drive from many of eastern South Dakota's most popular attractions.
Manage the commissioning of various substation protection, control, and power circuits.
Prepare and implement outage plans, energization plans, test procedures, and detailed commissioning plans.
Review designs, specifications, settings and test results of protection and control systems and substation equipment.
Plan, coordinate, and document the addition of Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) in substations and Fault Current Indicators (FCIs) on the transmission system.
Ensure the cooperative's compliance with internal, federal and state standards.
Develop reports and technical documentation.
Prepare specifications and cost estimates for material and equipment.
Operate Auto-CAD, AcSELerator QuickSet, and other related software.
Collaborate with field crews and subject matter experts to gain operational and technical experience.
Maintain open lines of communication across all functional areas of the Cooperative and member systems
Key requirements include:
Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering.
Professional Engineer (PE) license or the ability to obtain license within four years of hire is preferred. A combination of education and relevant experience may be considered in lieu of PE registration.
Working knowledge of applicable industry standards (IEEE, RUS, NESC, NEC).
Ability to build constructive working relationships.
Demonstrated proficiency with computer-based systems and MS Office products.
Continuing education assistance; including for P.E. licensure
Medical insurance paid 100% for employee only coverage - cost sharing for family plan
Employer contribution to a Health Savings Account (HSA)
100% employer paid retirement pension plan 401(k) plan with a matching contribution
9/80 work schedule with 9-hour work days and every other Friday off
Paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays
Total well-being program including free access to financial advisors
Want to learn more about East River? Visit our website's career pages and hear what our current employees have to say.
Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (605) 256-4536.
Position open until filled. Applications will be reviewed as they are received and interviews scheduled as soon as possible.
This institution is an equal opportunity employer and provider.
East River Electric is a not-for-profit generation and transmission cooperative. Our main campus is located in Madison, South Dakota and we also operate eight regional service centers.
We deliver wholesale power to our members, which include 24 rural electric distribution cooperatives and one municipally-owned electric system in eastern South Dakota and western Minnesota. Our members, in turn, power the homes, farms, schools and businesses of the member-owners in their service territories.
East River exists to enhance the value of our members by providing power, information and innovation. As an electric cooperative, we’re guided by the cooperative principles that govern all co-ops.