City of Garland, TX

Transmission Engineer

Location US-TX-Garland
Posted Date 4 weeks ago(1/23/2018 11:35 AM)
Job ID
# of Openings Remaining
Electric Transmission
Regular Full-Time
Job Code Category
Electric Utilities

Position Summary

Responsible for the coordination of electric utility design activities for Transmission Engineering, as well as with other divisions, departments and organizations. Also, responsible for ensuring reliable and economical design and documentation in the construction, installation and maintenance of substation and transmission line facilities.

Essential Job Functions

  1. Provide design drawings, diagrams and plans for replacements and upgrades of utility facilities.
  2. Familiarize and eventually coordinate and oversee engineering firms contracted to design substation facilities.
  3. Oversee and ensure the proper installation, maintenance and replacement of substation equipment.
  4. Identify and implement project concepts and design criteria, including: specifying equipment, defining scope of work, and developing/implementing a service contract.
  5. Research and review design drawings, specifications, bills of material, etc., to ensure appropriate response and suitable facilities.
  6. Assist with the installation, maintenance and trouble-shooting of transformers, breakers and protective relays.
  7. Prepare and assist with engineering concepts, design and procurements of material and equipment.
  8. Support the Project Designer in daily activities of AutoCAD drafting/drawing, drawing archive maintenance, as well as the development and plotting of drawings.
  9. Perform field inspections of construction to ensure conformance to design, security and reliability of the system following any changes to construction, as-built records or documentation.
  10. Other duties as assigned.

Preferred Knowledge - Abilities & Skills

  • Post graduate work in power systems, Engineering Management, or intership in the electric utility industry, or related area.
  • Working towards EIT and/or Texas PE License
  • 4 – 5 years experience in transmission line/ substation design, construction or maintenance.
  • 1 - 2 years leadership experience

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:            

  • Skills in Microsoft Office Suite and Project Management software
  • Knowledge of substation design/construction methods and practices
  • Knowledge of electric system operations
  • Ability to manipulate computer design, simulation tools and modeling software applications
  • Knowledge if Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC), Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) and/or other regulatory agencies standards and practices
  • Understanding of planning and budgeting in regard to projects
  • Knowledge of project management, engineering specifications, construction permitting, site approval, etc.

Licenses & Certifications

 Valid Class C Texas driver's license

Physical Tasks & Working Conditions

The incumbent typically works in an office environment; occasional exposure to unpleasant environmental conditions and/or hazards may be required during field visits. Occasional travel to remote system facilities, conferences, business meetings with other utilities or engineering firms, equipment inspections and witness testing, etc.


Models Organizational Values
Customer Focus
Results Focus/Project Management

Minimum Education & Work Experience

 4 year college degree in Electrical or Civil Engineering, or 4 year college degree in Electrical or Civil Engineering Technology
 0 – 2 years related experience
Or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.


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