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Engineer Assc -Engineer

Company: American Electric Power
Location: Abilene
Posted on: January 17, 2023

Job Description:

Job Description: Note: This is a hybrid position and the selected individual must be able to report to either the Abilene-TX or San Angelo-TX location. Reporting to Corpus Christi-TX will also be accepted, but will require more travel and overnight stays to the Abilene and San Angelo regions depending on workload at the time.

Design, installation and commissioning of metering systems for substations, generating plants as well as large customers.

Plan and coordinate major metering projects, provide engineering support and training for assigned AEP operating companies and generating plants.

Develop metering programs and perform lab tests and analysis. May be called upon for on-site troubleshooting and maintenance.

Principal Accountabilities:
Knowledge of polyphase power systems beneficial

Decision making: develops decision-making skills under guidance of higher level employees.

Business awareness characteristics: develops an understanding of the roles and responsibilities of the local organizational unit.

Problem solving and initiative: applies basic techniques to perform analysis associated with the resolution of routine technical problems; uses initiative in looking for opportunities and presenting new ideas and new approaches.

Communication skills: communicates effectively, both verbally and in writing; assists in the preparation of technical reports and papers; listens to and understands instructions, and requests clarification as required.

Interpersonal skills: demonstrates the ability to be a team player; relates to people in an open, friendly, and sincere manner; sees differences in people as an opportunity.

Technical expertise: possesses technical knowledge acquired from a Bachelors level engineering degree program accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET); gains familiarity with standards, codes and regulations relevant to the area of assignment; gains familiarity with pertinent equipment, materials, systems and business processes; assists higher level engineers in handling well defined portions of routine problems or analysis.

Leadership and guidance : P erforms work activities as assigned and coached by higher level employees; demonstrates ability to work with others in both supplying information and seeking assistance as necessary; demonstrates willingness and capabilities to assume leadership roles. Planning and organization ability: prepares basic cost estimates using established standards; develops understanding of work flow of routine engineering projects; accomplishes work according to plan and schedule established by higher level employees. RequirementsENGINEER ASSC:
BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

NOTE: "Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering Highly Preferred"

This is an entry level position for new graduates with a Bachelor's degree in engineering in a program accredited by ABET ; Passing the Fundamentals of Engineering examination in preparation for future licensing as a Professional Engineer (PE) is encouraged and preferred.

ABET - Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology. Acceptable alternatives are
(1) a Bachelor's degree in engineering (non-ABET), plus a Professional Engineers (PE) license in any state of the U.S. or
(2) a Bachelor's degree in engineering (non-ABET) plus a Master's degree or PhD in engineering from a university with an ABET accredited Bachelor's program.

Physical demand level is Sedentary.

ENGINEER (GRADE 6)
Has typically acquired 2 or more years of related engineering experience along with a Bachelor's degree in engineering in a program accredited by ABET ; Individuals with a Master's degree in engineering from an engineering program accredited by ABET may be considered for entry into the organization at this level.

ABET - Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology. Acceptable alternatives are
(1) a Bachelor's degree in engineering (non-ABET), plus a Professional Engineers (PE) license in any state of the U.S. or
(2) a Bachelor's degree in engineering (non-ABET) plus a Master's degree or PhD in engineering from a university with an ABET accredited Bachelor's program.

Physical demand level is Sedentary.

ENGINEER (GRADE 7) :
Has typically acquired 4 or more years of related engineering experience along with a Bachelor's degree in engineering in a program accredited by ABET ; or 2 years of related engineering experience along with a Master's degree in engineering from a program accredited by ABET ; Individuals with a PhD in engineering from an engineering program accredited by ABET may be considered for entry into the organization at this level; Registration as a Professional Engineer (PE) in any U.S. state or Puerto Rico is encouraged and preferred.

ABET - Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology. Acceptable alternatives are
(1) a Bachelor's degree in engineering (non-ABET), plus a Professional Engineers (PE) license in any state of the U.S. or
(2) a Bachelor's degree in engineering (non-ABET) plus a Master's degree or PhD in engineering from a university with an ABET accredited Bachelor's program.
Confirmation is required to ensure the PE obtained in Puerto Rico aligns with NCEES standards.

Other Requirements:

  • ERCOT Polled Settlement meter experience preferred
  • Professional Engineer (PE) degree or working towards procuring a PE is preferred
  • Must have good computer skills including use of Microsoft products (Word, Excel, Powerpoint). Ability to become proficient in new software applications is required.
  • Must possess a current valid driver's license.
  • Must have flexible schedule, be willing to work overtime and extended hours to meet project deadlines.
  • Must be willing to travel in and out of state and some overnight stays. Most of the travel will be in AEP 's Western region with minimal travel in AEP 's Eastern region.

Keywords: American Electric Power, Abilene , Engineer Assc -Engineer, Engineering , Abilene, Texas

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