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Engineer - Transmission Facility Scoping (Mechanical/Electrical)

Apply now Job No: 497943
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 position is a hybrid role, working in the Austin, TX office two days a week and three days remote. Engineers with or without a PE (from any state) are welcome to apply.

Are you passionate about the ever-growing electrification of our energy system and giving to economic growth in the state of Texas. Are you interested in helping new generation resources such as solar, wind, battery storage and others get connected to improve the reliability of the Texas energy grid? We are seeking a Professional Engineer to join our team. You will serve a primary role in developing electrical conceptual designs and scopes of work for capital projects to improve the existing LCRA Transmission Services Corporation’s system, as well as supporting interconnection of a multifaceted and growing mix of resources on the ERCOT grid. Our ideal candidate will have proven experience in electrical substation design, relay and control design, or interconnection engineering, will strive for excellence in all areas of their work, and exemplify LCRA’s values of focusing on service, taking initiative, showing respect, operating with integrity, and focusing on safety.

You will be trusted to:

- Develops electrical conceptual designs and scopes of work to define transmission projects to improve the existing electric grid and/or facilitate the interconnection of new load and generation facilities.
- Develops, defines, and analyzes solutions to moderately complex engineering problems requiring complex engineering principles.
- Collaborates with engineering stakeholders to define scopes of work across disciplines including structural, civil, telecom, and transmission line engineering functions.
- Coordinates project scope reviews between individuals and other disciplines. Ensures timely communication occurs. Develops and conducts presentations to management and others.
- Maintains knowledge of electrical engineering principles. Keeps informed of technical developments, industry codes, and safety and/or regulatory requirements which have impact upon the respective engineering discipline. Fully develops knowledge of LCRA procedures, equipment, and systems.
- Recommends new and improved practices and procedures related to assigned area.

You qualify with:

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

You are a great fit with:

• Knowledge and ability to apply power system engineering principles
• Skilled in analyzing and solving complex problems
• Skilled in reading physical, electrical, and protective relay control diagrams
• Skilled in computer-aided design software
• Skilled in articulating complex, technical information to both technical and non-technical audiences

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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