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Electrical Engineering Associate II/III

at Lower Colorado River Authority

Posted: 6/5/2019
Job Reference #: 5806
Keywords: engineer

Job Description

  • LocationUS-TX-Austin
    # Positions
    2
  • General Overview

    Under close supervision of a licensed professional engineer, performs entry level engineering assignments by assisting with engineering projects and design work.

    • Under direct guidance, conducts basic engineering studies and computations, develops design and cost estimates, lays out drafting work, correlates/compiles data, conducts and analyzes tests and evaluates equipment performance. May be assisted by craftsmen, technicians, or experienced engineers.
    • Investigates and analyzes basic problems and develops appropriate solutions. Drafts less complicated reports and assists with more complex reports.
    • Conducts basic tests of instruments, materials, equipment, and controls to determine operating characteristics. Develops solutions or improvements, and/or verifies accuracy of data. Ensures accurate and beneficial data is acquired and recorded.
    • Prepares reports, operating instructions, and project outlines in connection with fundamental engineering assignments. Learns and follows appropriate business procedures. Learns and applies project management techniques.
    • Assists in planning and design of engineering projects. Performs basic engineering and design work. Conducts field analysis, inspections and performance tests. Records, compiles, and reports information.
    • Drafts specifications as required for basic projects for which there are precedents. Completes related computations and drafts schematics and diagrams. Develops testing, operating and maintenance plans. Interprets engineering specifications.
    • Coordinates project reviews and implementation plans between individuals and sections. Ensures timely communications occur, as needed, on project activities.
    • Maintains knowledge of engineering principles. Studies and attends classes on LCRA procedures, equipment, and systems. Develops analytical and troubleshooting skills.
    • Gathers engineering information by traveling independently to various locations (substations, power plants, water systems, etc.) as necessary.
    • In accordance with approved Supply Management processes and procedures, serves as owner’s representative for outside engineering contracts.
    • May perform confined space entry.
    • May assist more experienced engineers in the interpretation of basic engineering drawings or manufacturers' specifications for field personnel. Communicates any recommended changes to the responsible engineer for the correction.

    This general overview only includes essential functions of the job and does not imply that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instruction and to perform any other job-related duties requested by supervisor or management.

    Minimum Qualifications

    Engineering Associate I

    Bachelors degree in engineering, engineering technology, engineering physics, biosystems engineering, mathematical science, physical science or related science.

    Driver’s license

    Engineering Associate II

    Bachelors degree in engineering, engineering technology, engineering physics, biosystems engineering, mathematical science, physical science or related science plus one or more years of

    post-Bachelors engineering experience relating to the area of engineering specialization required to perform the job.

    Driver’s license

    Engineering Associate III

    Bachelors degree in engineering, engineering technology, engineering physics, biosystems engineering, mathematical science, physical science or related science plus four or more years of

    post-Bachelors engineering experience relating to the area of engineering specialization required to perform the job.

    Driver’s license

    Engineer

    Licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Texas

    Driver’s license

    Preferred Qualifications

    • B.S. in Electrical Engineering
    • Familiarity with Telecommunication Systems: fiber optics, DWDM, SONET, licensed and unlicensed microwave radio, IP switches, routers, MPLS, IP protocols, site development, power systems, etc.
    • Regulatory agencies: NERC, FERC, FAA, FCC, etc.