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Engineer (PE) - Transmission Line Operations & Maintenance (Civil/Structural/Mechanical)

Apply now Job No: 497886
FT/PT: Full-time
Regular/Project/Seasonal: Regular
Location: Austin, TX 78744
City: Austin
State: Texas
Categories: Engineering, Other, Operations/Maintenance (Power, Water, Transmission, Telecom), Hybrid

This is a hybrid position, working in the Austin, TX office two days a week and three remote. Engineers with a PE in the state of Texas and other states are encouraged to apply.

At LCRA, our Mission is to enhance the quality of life of the Texans we serve through water stewardship, energy and community service and with a Vision to be the public utility that sets the standard for excellence. We are an organization with a strong focus on our people through a culture of learning and development and an emphasis on partnership, organizational development and strong internal communications.

This is an exciting time to join LCRA as we continue to grow and enhance our transmission system. We have an opportunity for an expert, dedicated, professional engineer with experience in structural, mechanical, and/or civil engineering, to be part of our Transmission Line Operations and Maintenance Engineering (TL O&M) team. As an integral member of the TL O&M team, you'll have the chance to use your experience to tackle engineering problems, work closely with field personnel, identify process improvements, and learn new skills. You'll mentor others in your areas of expertise while having the opportunity to learn from others within the LCRA organization.

You will be trusted to:

- Provide engineering support to LCRA TSC's Line Operations & Maintenance crews, Real Estate Services and other functional teams across LCRA.
- Leverage asset data and other means to identify and address shortcomings in the transmission system to improve resiliency.
- Perform analysis and design of repairs to transmission assets such as concrete foundations, lattice towers, and concrete and steel poles.
- Review and analyze external requests to use LCRA TSC land or easements.
- Conduct research projects with the objective of identifying systemic improvements to transmission facilities.
- Perform transmission facilities fault event and failure forensics from which to develop recommendations for improvement.
- Continuously seek opportunities for improvement in processes and procedures to gain efficiencies, reduce errors and improve safety.
- Develop and conduct presentations to management and others.

You qualify with:

- Licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Texas  
- Driver's license

You are a great fit with:

- Bachelor's Degree in Civil, Structural, or Mechanical Engineering.
- PE license with ability to obtain Texas PE within 6 months (of hire).
- PE license from other states are strongly encouraged to apply.
- Experience interpreting and applying requisite industry design codes such as NESC, IEEE, ASCE and ACI
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office.
- Well organized with an attention to detail.
- Collaborative. Enjoys working both independently and as part of a team.
- An inquisitive mind with a keen interest in performing forensics and root cause analysis.
- Excellent interpersonal skills.

You would be a strong candidate with several of the following qualifications:
- Advanced degree in Structural Engineering.
- Expertise in the design and specification of concrete repairs.
- Understanding and experience in steel detailing.
- Experience reading and interpreting civil/site plans.
- Some experience of overhead transmission line design.
- Experience using PLS-CADD and PLS-Tower.
- Prior experience participating in industry research groups such as IEEE, EPRI or NATF.
- Experience in estimating and scheduling tasks/activities using Asana (preferably) or MSProject.

You gain:

- Competitive salary & medical, dental, vision and legal insurance

- Paid time off, including time for vacation, sick and family care leave

- 401(k) match up to 8% that includes a student loan 401(k) contribution program option

- Life and disability insurance

- Wellness program including wellness incentive

- Extensive learning & development programs

And more - all to create a compelling and rewarding work environment.

 

Equal Opportunity Employer

LCRA provides equal employment opportunities and a work environment free of discrimination and harassment.  All employment decisions at LCRA are based on business need, job requirement and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, or veteran status in accordance with applicable federal and state legal requirements governing nondiscrimination in employment.

LCRA is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to job applicants with physical or mental disabilities. Applicants with a disability who require a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process can contact LCRA Human Resources (512) 578-4004 or email lcra.benefits@lcra.org. Reasonable accommodations will be determined on a case-by-case basis.

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