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ELECTRICAL AND CONTROLS ENGINEER - ASSOCIATE- SENIOR

Company: El Paso Electric.
Location: El Paso
Posted on: January 13, 2021

Job Description:

COMPANY OVERVIEW: For over 100 years, El Paso Electric Company has been serving West Texas and Southern New Mexico with safe and reliable electric energy. Today, El Paso Electric is a regional electric utility providing generation, transmission and distribution service to approximately 437,000 retail and wholesale customers in a 10,000 square mile area of the Rio Grande valley in west Texas and southern New Mexico. Its service territory extends from Hatch, New Mexico to Van Horn, Texas.DATE POSTED:--12/21/2020 CLOSING DATE: 01/18/2021GRADE LEVEL: 52-54 DEPARTMENT: Power GenerationSTARTING SALARY: $62,300- $111,491. Salary is commensurate with experience. KEY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES: Must possess required knowledge, skills, abilities and experience and be able to explain and demonstrate with or without a reasonable accommodation that the essential functions of the job can be performed. EDUCATION:BS in Electrical Engineering or related Engineering field EXPERIENCE: 0-5 years or more experience required MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: - Knowledge of engineering principles and practices, preparation of plan designs and specifications, and material and labor cost estimations.- Ability to oversee the design, construction, installation and start up, operation and maintenance of electrical generation equipment.- Knowledgeable in the following protective relays to include, but limited to SEL, GE Multilin, Beckwith, and Electromechanical.- Knowledge of Gas Turbines, Steam Turbines, Generators, and controls preferred.- Ability to lead grounding and electrical arc flash studies.- Knowledge of transformer basics, sizing, testing and troubleshooting.- Knowledge to effectively manage several tasks at the same time, performs calculations, and operate various engineering software applications and devices including but not limited to MS Project, CAD and MS Office.- Knowledge of engineering principles and practices, circuits, generators, power systems, motors, electronics, process control, machine and plant design and specifications, and material.- Working knowledge of NEC, NESC and OSHA standards.- Knowledge of sizing and specifying breakers, motors (including motor protection), cable sizing and conduit design.- Knowledge of transformer basics, sizing, testing and troubleshooting.- Knowledge of complex calculations, engineering software applications and devices including but not limited to MS Project, CAD and MS Office.- Effective verbal and written communication skills.- Ability to maintain effective working relationships with officers, managers, fellow employees, and the general public.- Ability to maintain a strong sense of propriety concerning confidential matters.- Knowledge of all the basics of engineering, procurement and construction, and the characteristics of a highly motivated, self-starter.- Knowledge of and employs the Departmental Process Guidelines.- Demonstrates strong problem solving ability.ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: - Review of power system facilities and equipment, and support installation of electrical power generating stations.- Review of drawings, plan specifications and cost estimations for equipment, materials and labor needed for the construction and installation of projects.- Coordinates ongoing construction projects with Company personnel, contractors and other agencies.- Performs inspection and Quality Assurance/Quality Control functions with regards to construction, design, operational standards, equipment maintenance and safety standards.- Responsible for overseeing performance testing, contract compliance and operator training activities.- Prepares purchase requisitions, work orders, time sheets and controls costs relative to budget schedules and contractor operations.- Provide technical assistance with protective relay coordination and testing.- Evaluate new and changing technologies and products for applications in a power plant.- Oversee and perform electrical testing, to include High Voltage, Doble and Megger testing.- Oversee projects and troubleshoot new and existing systems in the following areas; Distributed Control Systems; PLC systems; Ethernet and Fiber Optic networks; Instrumentation; Electrical loops including 4-20ma; Control Loop tuning; Modbus links; Remote terminal units; and ladder logic and SAMA.- Oversee factory acceptance testing and troubleshooting.- Maintains work files: drawings, costs, calculations, materials used and other suitable information.- Responsible for developing project planning from initiation to completion, incorporating past lessons learned, follow PMI principals and methodology and all the while applying industry standards.- Coordinates work of sub-contractors and craft; maintains fiscal control and manages the project cash flow.- Provide accurate input into the budget process and contribute to meeting the actual targets.- Uses authority for independent actions and decision-making within company policy.- Develops and executes contracts and enforces project and regulatory requirements involving the project. Ensure contractors timely submittal of the project reports and completes the project report.- Manage several tasks at the same time.- Complies with all applicable Company policies, procedures and code of ethics as well as all applicable governmental laws and regulations to include employment, safety and environmental standards and regulations.- Perform other related tasks that are not included, but are within the context of the duties defined.WORK ENVIRONMENT: - The incumbents in this classification are subject to both inside and outside environmental conditions and temperature changes of extreme cold weather (below 32 degrees for periods of more than one hour) and extreme hot weather (temperatures above 100 degrees for periods of more than one hour); and are exposed to loud noises, vibration, hazards, atmospheric conditions and oils.- Work in and around large equipment, such as cranes, bulldozers, backhoes, ect.- May work non-standard hours.- May require travel to Company work sites.- May require out of town travel.PHYSICAL DEMANDS:- Sedentary work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally, and/or a negligible amount of force frequently, or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects.- Walking: Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks.- Lifting: Raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position-to-position.- Fingering: Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with the whole hand or arm as in handling.- Talking: Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; those activities in which detailed or important spoken instructions must be conveyed to other workers accurately, loudly or quickly.- Talking: Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; those activities in which detailed or important spoken instructions must be conveyed to other workers accurately, loudly or quickly.- Hearing: Ability to receive detailed information through oral communication and to make fine discriminations in sound, such as when making fine adjustments on machined parts.- Repetitive motions: Substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.- Visual acuity: Color, depth perception and field of vision to include measurement devices for close inspection and analysis.- Climbing: Using feet and legs and/or hands and arms.- Balancing: Maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing or crouching on narrow, slippery or erratically moving surfaces.- Standing: Particularly for sustained periods of time.- Feeling: Perceiving attributes of objects such as size, shape, temperature or texture by touching with skin, particularly that of fingertips.If interested in applying for this position, you must apply on-line by 5:00 PM, January 18, 2021. (Please scroll back up to the "Apply Now" button) Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with DisabilitiesThe contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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