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Lincoln Electric System Career Opportunities: Power System Operation Engineer (4138) in Lincoln, Nebraska

Career Opportunities: Power System Operation Engineer (4138)

Requisition ID 4138 - Posted - Regular - Full-time - Engineering

Located in Lincoln, Nebraska, customer-owned LES is one of the nation’s leading utility companies. We’re recognized for low costs, reliability, financial stability, innovation, environmental stewardship, community involvement and exceptional customer service. So, if you are looking for a career, and not just a job; if you value working in an atmosphere that values passion and talent, high personal standards, service excellence, the environment and the community in which we live- LES may be the place for you. Please note, LES is interested in every qualified candidate who is eligible to work in the United States. However, LES is not able to sponsor employment-based immigrant or non-immigrant visas. This is not a remote position and requires residency within reasonable commuting distance to LES in Lincoln, Nebraska daily.

Job Title

Power System Operation Engineer

Employment Type

Starting Pay Range

Posting Date

Full-time

$81,166.00 - $134,178.00

05/23/2024

Employment Classification

Division

Closing Date

Regular

Energy Delivery

06/12/2024

Jacobian Matrix… Newton-Raphson Iteration… Symmetrical Components… Do these phrases bring a smile to your face? If so, then a career in power system operations may be for you! Understanding power grid operations and the ever-changing state it’s in is essential to ensuring reliable power is delivered to every customer, day in and day out. Our Power System Operation Engineer position will give you the opportunity to develop and/or expand your knowledge about how power is generated, delivered across vast distances, and provided directly to our local customers. Your engineering expertise ensures it is done safely, efficiently, and reliably. You will have the opportunity to work with a variety of people who all play a role in keeping the power grid running, as you support all aspects of how electricity is utilized and managed. If you are a technically minded, driven individual, then we have a place for you!

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

  • Engineer ($81,166 – $101,458) – Bachelor’s degree from an ABET Accredited University in Electrical Engineering or related field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job.

  • Engineer III ($93,342 - $ 116,678) - Bachelor’s degree from an ABET Accredited University in Electrical Engineering, or related field, and at least three years of progressively responsible engineering experience in area of assignment, or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job.

  • Senior Engineer ($107,342 - $134,178) - Bachelor’s degree from an ABET Accredited University in Electrical Engineering, or related field, and at least six years of progressively responsible engineering experience in area of assignment, or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job.

CORE COMPETENCIES AND ESSENTIAL DUTIES

Provides engineering support including technical analysis, implementation, operation, and maintenance of SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition) and network applications (state estimator and real-time contingency analyzer), power system simulator, and other department technical services. Aids in maintaining the plans, processes, and procedures required for grid operation and ensures full compliance with applicable regulatory standards related to assigned area. Analyzes and assists in transmission and distribution system outage coordination. Leads small to medium projects with minimal guidance. Assists with training and provides engineering support to System Operators and System Operator Trainers. Acts as on-call engineer, as assigned, outside normal working hours. Consistent and reliable attendance is an essential function of this position.

  • Performs engineering studies and analyses related to grid operations including, but not limited to power flow, contingency analysis, system stability, and outage coordination, and maintains the applications needed to perform these tasks.

  • Aids in maintaining necessary grid models to support power system operations including, but not limited to SCADA/EMS, network model, and operator training simulator.

  • Aids in maintaining the internal control processes for ensuring compliance with the applicable regulatory standards in the System Operation department.

  • Provides background information and documentation for management consideration on assigned projects and technical matters involving engineering theories, concepts, and principles.

OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED

  • Ability to understand circuit breakers, fuses, circuit switchers, transformers, shunt devices and other methods/devices used in the control of power flow, detection and isolation of power system faults.

Initiative - Takes action on his/her own without being prompted; handles problems independently; able to resolve issues without relying on extensive help from others; does more than is expected or asked.

Quality Orientation - Holds self and others to being attentive to detail and accuracy, maintains high quality work, looks for improvements continuously, monitors quality levels, finds root cause of quality problems, owns/acts on quality problems while encouraging a quality focus in others.

Judgment - Bases decisions on a systematic review of relevant facts and information; avoids making assumptions or rushing to judgment; provides clear rationale for decisions.

Job Technical Skills - Keeps his/her technical skills current; effectively applies specialized knowledge and skills to perform work tasks; understands and masters the technical skills, knowledge, and tasks associated with his/her job; shares technical expertise with others.

REQUIRED CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

  • Valid driver’s license

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