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Company Name:
Approximate Salary:
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Winchester, Kentucky
United States
Engineering - Electrical
Position type:
Full Time
Experience level:
5+ years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree

Electrical Engineer

  • Develops reports and work plans which recommend action considering short and long-range objectives, economic and budget considerations, etc.
  • Trains and develops less experienced engineers.
  • Develops and coordinates individual project work plans and manages through completion taking needed correction action.  Informs Supervisor and Department Manager of any major developments or changes in direction of the project.
  • Responsible for being knowledgeable of all Departmental, Divisional and Cooperative goals and developing projects that will aid in their achievement.
  • Maintains awareness of all relevant RUS procedures, specifications, NEMA, NEC, NESC, ANSI, IEEE, etc., applicable standards.
  • Maintains technical expertise and awareness of field by staying abreast of the industry.  Initiates status report for all assigned projects and keeps Management informed on progress.
  • Assists in preparing monthly and weekly status reports for the section.
  • Manages, with minimal assistance, multiple projects including the preparation of job status reports on projects for review.
  • Must have the ability to work with other departmental staff and supervisors in carrying out plans, contracts, etc.
  • Collaborates on the preparation of work plans and monitors actual progress of applicable portions, taking any corrective action required.
  • Organizes and sponsors training sessions and seminars for Engineer Technicians, construction crews, and other Engineers.
  • Prepares work order estimates.
  • Prepares cost estimates on projects for submittal to Accounting and Planning Departments.
  • Prepares construction specifications and contracts.
  • Assists with the creation of corporate standards and specification related to respective expertise.
  • Provides technical assistance for department in meeting with public businesses, members, vendors, contractors and other utilities.
  • Under guidance, provides engineering assistance for Members and Cooperatives, at large.
  • Working knowledge of sound engineering practices and standards.
  • Maintains drawings and files concerning department projects.
  • Maintains awareness of all relevant RUS procedures, specifications and applicable standards.
  • Performs other duties as required or assigned.
  • Analyzes test data, operating data, and plant practices.  Assists in designing plant improvements in accordance with prudent engineering practices.
  • Assists in the preparation of equipment and construction specifications.
  • Coordinates contractors or staff on project-related work; verifies completed work and recommends final acceptance of the project.
  • Monitors the project during start-up and recommends modifications necessary to support project success.
  • Assists in the analysis, development, and performance engineering as a function of plant betterment.  Inspects plants, reviews actual work accomplished compared to the plan.
  • Assists with planning, testing, collecting, and evaluating of data on Plant performance.  Assists in the evaluation of results of testing program and recommends improvements.
  • Assists in the development, performance, and evaluation of testing procedures and results from testing on new and existing Plant equipment
  • Assists in the analysis, development, and recommendation of computer systems and programs dealing with increasing Plant performance.
  • Works in conjunction with others providing engineering services to plan and coordinate procedures for reviewing equipment specifications and system interrelationships for all planned generating facilities.
  • Accumulates, analyzes and prepares reports concerning industry operations, laws and regulations.
  • Maintains drawings and files concerning department projects.
  • Assists in the development and review of equipment specifications, reviews work orders and assists in the preparation of economic studies in order to achieve desired Plant efficiency and reliability.
  • Provides the Key Responsibilities identified for Production (above) specifically in the areas of electrical engineering in a Power Plant environment for the following; switchgears, motor control centers, instrument and controls (programmable logic, Modbus/Dataplus, boiler and Turbine Controls), electronic relays, generation protection and integration of relays with main field buses and various system controls, and all related equipment.

Education:   Bachelor's degree in Engineering from an ABET accredited school required.Registered Professional Engineering License in the Commonwealth of Kentucky preferred.  Based upon EKPC's business needs, a specific discipline may be determined upon the posting of this position.

Experience:  Four (4) - Seven (7) years

Skills and Abilities:  

  • Project Controls: field construction experience and/or project management experience preferred.    

  • An understanding of Power Plant operations and maintenance is required.

  • A working knowledge of ANSI, IEEE, American Concrete Institute and American Steel Institute Building and Design Specifications, National Electrical Code, NEMA and Safety Codes.

  • Must have the ability to perform Plant design functions and utilize computer methods of problem solution.

  • Must have the ability to work with other departmental staff and supervisors in carrying out plans, construction contracts, etc.

  • Must have the ability to think logically and creatively and to understand instructions on specific objectives, any complex features and possible solutions, and formulate a good engineering product.

  • Must be able to plan, schedule, conduct, or coordinate detailed phases of engineering for all Power Plant projects under limited supervision.

  • Experience in the area of electrical engineering in a Power Plant environment; experience with switchgear, motor control centers, instrument and controls (programmable logic, Modbus/Dataplus, boiler and turbine controls), electronic relays, generation protection and integration of relays with main field buses and Bailey Controls preferred.

Working Conditions: 

Work in and around operating Plant and construction environments where environmental demands include:dust, noise, fumes, rough/uneven terrain, extreme temperatures, etc.

  • May require extended visits to Power Plant locations for specific plant projects.

  • This position often works at heights; regularly lifts up to 20 lbs.; and occasionally lifts up to 50 lbs.

  • Travel in and outside the system may be required.Some work outside normal hours with some overnight travel. Subject to emergency call in.

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