Under general supervision, completes the engineering for Electric Substation detailed design and specifications, material procurement requests, construction support, and project management for electrical substations within the Energy Delivery area of Vectren. The Engineer is required to participate in an after-hours emergency response rotation. MAIN ACCOUNTABILITIES: Planning: Develop and estimate substation projects for new business, public projects, and regulatory compliance. Design: Work with staff to include Land Services, Legal, Environmental, Engineers, etc. to help procure Right-of-Way and Easements for substation projects. Follow documented practices and guidance to design substation projects. Using GIS, Maximo, AutoCAD, and/or other software applications, provide plans, details, schematics, wiring diagrams, and other documents as required for substation projects. Work with Transmission Line, Substation Automation, and System Protection Engineers to complete the overall project. Procurement: Enter Purchase Orders for material and contracted engineering to complete the projects as required. Receive ordered materials, invoices and authorize payment to consultants, contractors, and vendors as required. Budget and Schedule: Responsible for estimating projects and finalizing project descriptions and manpower requirements for both engineering and construction. Responsible for meeting project schedules and budgets and maintaining updates in Power Plant. Leadership: Occasional controlled and uncontrolled overtime may be required. Project Management: Provide status reports and updates on assigned projects. Emergency Storm Response: Assist in storm restoration efforts to help reduce the customer outage occurrence and duration.
Education and Certifications Required: Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering or other engineering field with appropriate experience. Preferred: EIT, FE, or other equivalent post graduate certifications. Experience Required: 2 - 4 years of technical background with an in-depth knowledge of engineering and operational practices in electric utilities with a minimum of 1 year specific to substation or transmission line design. Preferred: 4 - 6 years of experience in electric substation or transmission line design or electric system planning. Functional/Technical Competency Requirements Required: Demonstrate high level of proficiency in computer applications including Smallworld GIS, AutoCAD, Power Plant, or other engineering applications. Good oral and written communication abilities. Excellent cost estimating capability. Proficient in administrative computer applications. Preferred: A strong orientation toward customer service. Excellent understanding of MS Excel, to include formulas, sorting, and filtering large spreadsheets. High proficiency for creating wiring diagrams for both AC and DC systems to include high level ladder logic, abnormal conditions, and understanding faults. Working knowledge of protective devices for overcurrent, ground fault, lightning protection, and other systems common within electric substations Working knowledge of communications, automation, and SCADA systems.
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