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Engineer - Engineer Sr

Company: American Electric Power
Location: Roanoke
Posted on: October 15, 2021

Job Description:

Job Description:

**This position is located in Roanoke VA must be within driving distance of facility***This role is being posted in a range and the offer will be made based on the candidates' qualifications.* **Internal applicants who are already in one of these grades this will be considered a lateral move. **


Position Summary:

Each position in the Engineering job family is responsible to the assigned supervisor to perform entry level work activities and projects requiring the application of engineering technology knowledge in a safe, cost-effective and efficient way.

Essential Job Functions/Duties:
*As requested, assist and collaboratively work with Asset Reliability groups to help ensure all mis-operation are fully investigated and resolved within the proper period of time to maintain compliance.

Create End to End Testing Files and collaboratively work with field personnel to insure the integrity and reliability of the protection and control schemes throughout the AEP footprint. Provide P&C Technical Support for all P&C related equipment including all types of electromechanical and microprocessor based relays, SCADA, and RTU’s .

Work collaboratively with the TFS operations groups to assist in abnormal conditions remediation.

Design small engineering projects for relay and other equipment failures and rehab replacements.

Develop and lead Rehabilitation projects on a as needed basis

Serve as liaisons between the field  and Protection and Control Engineering

Provide support to major storms events or equipment failures including transformers, CB’s relays, SCADA or RTU’s.

Develop and provide the necessary mobile protection settings for mobile installation for scheduled work or emergency failures.

Assist Transmission Field Services, Station Technical service in the installation of Transformer monitoring equipment.

Work collaboratively with planning; Project Management, and the Capital construction groups to provide input and scoping of projects.

Work collaboratively with the Transmission Field Services Policy Procedures & Standards group to develop or revise Protection & Control Policies and Procedures.

Work collaboratively and cohesively with the Transmission Field Services, Policy Procedures & Standards group and the TFS operations and construction groups to assist with the implementation, training, guidance and adherence to all standard practices and procedures.

Work with the TFS PP&S Group, the TFS Operations Personnel, PCE and the Transmission Operations Group to resolve and properly mitigate all reoccurring system alarms.

Lead in the screening of contract Protection and Control technicians for work on AEP Projects

Work with the Performance Management Group Technical Services Core Responsibilities,  TFS Safety, Transmission Procurement, and AEP Legal Group to insure all P&C contracts have pertinent data and information for working on AEP Projects.
** Confirmation is required to ensure the PE obtained in Puerto Rico aligns with NCEES standards.

 


Key Competencies:

Technical Proficiency: Possesses technical to entry level knowledge acquired from a Bachelor's Degree in an ABET accredited engineering or engineering technology program. Demonstrates the ability to perform with proper guidance special technical functions required in the relevant area of assignment. 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 employees in handling well defined portions of routine problems.

Leadership & Guidance: Follows policies, practices, standards, and rules of the company and those regulations and procedures required externally. Performs certain ongoing activities in accordance with established procedures with direction from higher level employees. Performs 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.

Planning & Organization Ability: Maintains required records to support assignments and prepares special reports for tests, equipment performance, projects and other reports as assigned. Plans work in accordance with AEP standard planning practices. Prioritizes routine work to meet the demands of the company. Assists with providing input to annual budget, capital forecasts, five-year plan, and improvement requisitions. Participates in planning meetings covering scheduling, operations, and maintenance of equipment. Assists in the preparation of basic cost estimates using established guidelines.

Problem Solving & Initiative: Seeks opportunity to work beyond routine assignments by solving problems of light complexity. Actively seeks out information to increase technical knowledge in area of responsibility. Applies technical knowledge in resolving basic problems encountered in assigned work. Uses initiative in looking for opportunities to increase job knowledge/technical skills.

Communication & Interpersonal Skills: Resolves conflict, builds consensus. Communicates and presents ideas clearly. Understands the agendas and perspective of others. 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. Demonstrates the ability to be a team player. Relates to people in an open, friendly, and sincere manner.

Decision Making & Business Awareness: Develops an understanding of AEP's organizational structure and the specific role and responsibility of their individual business unit. Develops a basic understanding of utility accounting and financing. Demonstrates an attitude, ability and desire to listen to and satisfy both internal and external customers who use and depend on our work. Participation in professional and business organizations is encouraged. Develops decision-making skills under guidance of higher level employees. Develops an understanding of the roles and responsibilities of the local organizational unit. Refer to attached matrix for required qualifications.

Requirements

Basic Requirements for Engineer:
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.
Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering Technology in a program accredited by ABET will also be considered.
*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.

Basic Requirements for Engineer Sr:
Has typically acquired 6 or more years of related engineering experience along with a Bachelor's degree in engineering in a program accredited by ABET*; or 4 years of related engineering experience along with a Master's degree or PhD in engineering from a program accredited by ABET*; 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.

 

Keywords: American Electric Power, Roanoke , Engineer - Engineer Sr, Other , Roanoke, Virginia

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