PUBLIC UTILITY DISTRICT NO. 1 OF DOUGLAS COUNTY
1151 VALLEY MALL PARKWAY
EAST WENATCHEE, WASHINGTON 98802
NOTICE OF JOB VACANCY
DATE OF NOTICE: February 25, 2015
LOCATION: East Wenatchee Office
East Wenatchee, Washington
CLASSIFICATION: Transmission Planning Engineer
WAGES: Depending on Qualifications/Experience
DURATION: Full time-Regular Position
DESIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: The successful candidate should possess a Master or Bachelor of Science degree in power engineering or electrical engineering. Candidates should be able to demonstrate skills and aptitude for working with electric utility power system modeling and analysis software. Knowledge and experience related to high voltage transmission planning will be considered in the selection for this position. Applicants must be capable of maintaining a professional, efficient, and cooperative demeanor with outside entities and fellow workers. Applicants should be able to clearly communicate verbally and in writing. A current Washington State Driver License is a requirement for this position.
GENERAL INFORMATION: The Transmission Planning Engineer will work under the supervision of the Power Operations Engineer. Duties will include engineering responsibilities for real-time and planning-horizon studies, including power flow, contingency, transient stability, and voltage stability studies, and modeling of the District’s portion of the bulk electric power system. Studies will primarily be conducted using PowerWorld Simulator and Alstom e-terratransmission applications. Through system studies, the Transmission Planning Engineer will also determine, maintain, and update system operating limits and facility ratings. Duties will also include responsibilities for demonstrating and documenting compliance with WECC and NERC standards and other regulatory requirements related to electric utility system operations. The Transmission Planning Engineer will be expected to interact with regional planning entities such as ColumbiaGrid, Northwest Power Pool (NWPP), Northwest Operating and Planning Study Group (NOPSG), WECC, Planning Coordination Committee (PCC), and Peak RC.
This is an administrative position and is, therefore, not subject to any of the conditions contained in the Collective Bargaining Agreement other than those benefits that apply to all employees.
Closing Date: This position is open until filled. District cover sheet, cover letter and resume listing qualifications can be mailed or hand delivered. Please note on the outside of the envelope: “Transmission Planning Engineer”
Mail To: Rene’ Rowton
Public Utility District No. 1 of Douglas County
1151 Valley Mall Parkway
East Wenatchee, WA 98802