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OGE Energy Corp Standards and Guides Lead Distribution Engineer in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Standards and Guides Lead Distribution Engineer

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Job Description

Position Summary:

Develops engineering guides, construction standards, plans, and equipment specifications to help facilitate Distribution design and construction across the organization. Creates and implements ideas to help move the Distribution organization towards improved safety, reliability, and ease of construction via improved standards and equipment. Serves as an interface with industry committees and groups such as IEEE, AEIC, and SEE. Develops plans and specifications, performs analysis, and provides reports on assigned tasks involving design and construction of new facilities or operation and maintenance of existing facilities. Technically involved in the resolution of equipment and operational problems that may include performing field investigation or inspections, performing design work, and detailed checking of design computations done by others, or general coordination of specific design aspects into a project.

Primary Duties:

  • Creates and updates engineering standards, policies, guidelines and ensures procedures are in place for compliance with these policies.

  • May communicate with regulatory bodies and government agencies.

  • Acts as a resource for members with less experience, may direct the technical complexities of work.

  • Plans, prioritizes, conducts and leads assignments.

  • Serves as project or case manager in the development, facilitation, and implementation of metrics, processes and procedures.

  • Meets with general public and/or developers, landowners, and interest groups concerning zoning, subdivision projects, building projects, and engineering regulations, standards, or policies.

  • Provides technical presentations to elected officials, appointed boards/commissions, the public, and staff.

  • Core responsibilities focus on operational/tactical aspects of the organization and some strategic focus.

  • Leads lower level Engineers in project completion.

  • May act in a liaison capacity with other departments, divisions, and organizations.

  • Functions as quality inspector or defines quality requirements on engineering designs and projects.

  • Manages budgets, schedules, and resources for small to medium sized projects.

  • Reviews and critiques proposed changes to engineering standards, policies and guidelines.

  • Review development plans for compliance with adopted engineering standards and good engineering practices.

  • Conducts surveys to gather field data.

  • Prepare and interpret schematics, drawings, layouts and other visual aids.

  • Solves problems and develops solutions that call for original approach, based on thorough and comprehensive research and technical expertise.

  • All other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering and a PE certification, and 6 years directly related experience as an Engineer practicing overhead or underground Distribution Design, Distribution Standards, Distribution Operations, Distribution Planning, Distribution Protection, or Smart Grid Implementation for electric utilities.

  • Valid state driver's license

Preferred Qualifications: • Knowledge of National Electrical Safety Code related to Distribution systems.• Experience with Underground Distribution systems and equipment such as power cables, distribution transformers, switchgear, metering, networked distribution, and residential developments.• Ability to write and review specifications for equipment and materials and coordinate material requirements with manufacturers and their representatives.• Knowledge of IEEE and AEIC standards related to Distribution equipment and materials.• Proven ability to coordinate with and support other engineering and field personnel that design, construct and maintain Distribution facilities.Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Exceptional communication skills (oral, written, and presentation).

  • Exceptional problem solving skills.

  • Able to lead and direct the work of others.

  • Excellent project leadership skills.

  • Work independently; with guidance in only the most complex situations.

  • Self motivated.

  • In depth knowledge and experience in multiple engineering initiatives.

  • Ability to work within stringent deadlines.

  • Able to manage multiple projects with shifting priorities.

  • Interpersonal skills with the ability to interface with diverse personalities.

  • Team Player.

  • Strong problem solving, organizational and analytical skills.

Working Conditions:

  • May require travel.

  • May be required to work non-standard work schedules.

  • May be exposed to extreme conditions and inclement weather.

  • May be required to work at heights up to and exceeding thirty (30) feet, underground and in confined spaces.

Special Safety Requirements:

• All positions in which driving is an essential function of the job, regardless if the job code is marked safety sensitive or not, will also be included as safety sensitive. Individuals in positions in which driving is an essential function are subject to the terms and conditions set forth in OGE Energy Corp.’s Drug Testing Plan.

• This position is a classified as a Safety-Sensitive Job under state law. Individuals in this position are subject to the terms and conditions set forth in OGE Energy Corp.’s Drug Testing Plan.

Job Location

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States

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