Wabash Valley Power Association Engineer II or III - Transmission Line in INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana

Engineer II or III - Transmission Line

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Engineer II or III - Transmission Line

  • WVPA Corporate Office - Engineering & Operations Department


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  • Full Time

  • Comprehensive Competitive Benefits Package and 401(k) Match

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We are seeking applicants for an Engineer II or III in the Transmission Line department depending on experience. This person will be part of a team to provide Transmission & Distribution facilities with engineering services required by Wabash Valley Power and the Member Systems. The hiring manager will determine the Engineer level based upon applicants experience.

About UsWe are a not-for-profit electric cooperative and wholesale provider of electricity to our owner-members. Headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, we were created out of the need for reliable, affordable electricity in America's heartland. Our members are 23 electric distribution cooperatives (which makes us a co-op of co-ops), and their members include over 300,000 homes, businesses and farms in Indiana, Illinois and Missouri. As a not-for-profit co-op, our members are our owners, so we aren't influenced by shareholders and old practices. We are guided by the seven cooperative principles that govern all co-ops and values that are important to us, like teamwork and putting family first. We are a Deliberately Different kind of power provider- built for stability and growth and focused on the future. And that's good news for the people and businesses who depend on us.Our company is big enough to provide training and professional development to further your career goals, yet small enough that you can maintain a personal connection with fellow employees. Employees are our most valuable assets, so we put employees first by offering an excellent benefits package, wellness benefits, and we throw in some fun activities along the way.What's in it for You?At Wabash Valley Power, we take a deliberately different approach to our workplace culture. What benefits our employees, benefits our company! We offer a comprehensive benefit package that includes medical, dental, life insurance, 401(k) match, and more! However, here are more perks you receive when you join our team:• No Sweat – we offer a wellness program that includes a payroll credit for medical insurance, cash for gym fees and extra vacation days for participating. We'll even throw in a discounted Fitbit to keep you on track!• Stay in School – we value employees who have a desire to learn, so we provide funds for continuing education. We also offer the Wabash Valley Power GROW program for ongoing individual development.• Keep it Casual – when you work for us, you work in comfort. Blue jeans are the norm in our office and we make them look good! • Work Hard, Play Hard – we reward our employees with generous vacation time, to the tune of up to 5 weeks off a year based on years of service. Even our new employees receive credit for prior work experience!

What You'll DoUnder varying levels of supervision, you will assist in the oversight of Transmission Line maintenance including visual inspections, vegetation management, pole testing, switch maintenance, and other maintenance activities deemed necessary. Under varying levels of supervision you will also:• Routes, designs and/or supervises the design of transmission line facilities including the preparation of specifications, environmental permits/reports, bidding and material procurement, R-O-W procurement, and construction management. Transmission line voltages will include, but not be limited to: 34.5KV, 46KV, 69KV, 138KV, 230KV, and 345KV.• Maintains Transmission Line Asset records for both WVPA-owned and member-owned lines including, but not limited to: Plan and Profile, length of circuits, type of construction, date placed in service, ownership, line easement, and line maintenance documentation.• Oversees the Procurement of Transmission line easements for Wabash Valley's Transmission & Distribution construction projects, and assists the general counsel in the completion and recording of the documentation required for said easements.• Provides engineering services for the Member Systems on various distribution line matters which may include 12KV design, sag/tension calculations, easement procurement, joint use pole issues, etc.• Providing support to the transmission consultants on matters involving delivery point requirements and the associated transmission and/or substation facilities as directed by the Manager of Transmission and Substation Engineering.• Providing engineering review and assistance for Wabash Valley's Transmission & Distribution agreements with current power suppliers, as well as any future agreements in this regard.

About YouYou love to exceed expectations, apply systems thinking to generate solutions and promptly respond to members' requests. You love working with people both colleagues and members in a member-focused cooperative environment. You take a diagnostic approach to understanding the needs of the situation and are results-oriented, self-motivated, and have a high level of initiative.• Bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering, Civil Engineering or similar field from an ABET accredited institution required. • 3+ years of progressive experience in Transmission Line design required • Proficient with PLS-CADD and PLS-POLE (utilizing Method 4 structure analysis) required. • Prior electric utility experience preferred.• PE license preferred.• Successful completion of FE exam preferred.