This position supervises Power System Engineers performing advanced Power System Analysis and Transmission Planning. It ensures compliance with standards, rules, and protocols of NERC, PUC, and ERCOT.
The City of Austin employment application is an official document; incomplete applications will not be considered. Please be sure that your application is a reflection of your entire work history. Describe your specific experience for each position. Include all job duties, responsibilities, and employment dates. Any gaps in employment must have an explanation and dates of unemployment.
Resumes and cover letters are optional. Statements such as “see resume” will not be accepted. You may use “N/A” for fields that are not applicable. Starting salary will be based on overall relevant experience from your employment application.
The responses to the supplemental questions should reference the employment history listed in the employment history section. Your application and resume (if submitted) should accurately reflect the same employment / education information. Once the requisition has closed, the application cannot be changed to update work history, supplemental questions, or any other information.
We reserve the right to verify high school and college education for the top candidate(s).
If you have any questions regarding your City of Austin employment application, please use the official website of the City of Austin as reference. www.austintexas.gov
Candidates selected for interview(s) may be required to complete an assessment(s) approved by Municipal Civil Service process, Rule 4.
GOOD STANDING COA EMPLOYEES:
Employees, in Good Standing, who are candidates within the department/division that the position resides in and who meet the minimum and preferred qualifications (if any) of the position will be included in the initial interview. Department/division employee must remain in Good Standing through the Top Candidate Selection phase at which time the Good Standing status will be re-verified.
VETERAN INTERVIEW PREFERENCE:
Military/Veterans must provide a copy of their DD214 verifying honorable discharge, at the time of initial interview to receive military/veteran interview preference.
This position may travel between various locations on occasion.
Shift may change according to departmental needs.
Work hours may include after hours, holidays, and weekends.
Additional hours may be required to work outside of regular schedule.
CRIMINAL HISTORY BACKGROUND CHECK:
The top candidate will be subject to a minimum 10 year criminal history background check.
This position requires the use of an ERCOT Digital Certificate (EDC) and therefore will require a Security Review to determine if the candidate meets all the requirements for issuance of the EDC.
This position will require yearly NERC continuing education credits after NERC Operators Certification is obtained.
The term “essential functions” means the fundamental job duties of the employment position the individual holds or desires. The following are the physical and cognitive requirements as they relate to this position.
Lifting – 20 lbs. – 60 lbs. – Up to 33% – Monthly
Carrying – 20 lbs. – 60 lbs. – Up to 33% – Monthly
Sitting – Greater than 66% – Daily
Standing, Driving, Walking, Crouching/Squatting, Bending/Stooping – Up to 33% – Monthly
Climbing – Up to 33% – Daily
Reaching (Above shoulder, Below Shoulder) – Up to 33% – Monthly
Gripping (Power Grip, Pinch Grip) – Up to 33% – Monthly
Manual Dexterity/Fine Motor Control:
Writing, Manual Controls – Up to 33% – Monthly
Keyboarding – Greater than 66% – Daily
Conversation, Telephone, Audio/Video Equipment -Up to 33% – Daily
Color – 33% – 66% – Daily
Depth, Far Vision – Up to 33% – Daily
Near Vision – Up to 33% – Weekly
Decision making (Low Level, High Level), Handling variety of tasks at once, provide supervision – Up to 33% – Daily
Timely task completion, Problem Solving – 33% – 66% – Daily
Analytical ability, Calculations, Concentration – Greater than 66% – Daily
Contact with co-workers/public, working alone – 33% – 66% – Daily
Overtime, Traveling, Working in remote location, Automobile – Up to 33% – Monthly
Inside work – Greater than 66% – Daily
Outside work, uneven terrain, high vehicular traffic areas, direct sunlight, lighting (bright) – Up to 33% – Monthly
Lighting (dull) – Greater than 66% – Daily
Must have the ability to read, write, and speak English.
FAIR LABOR STANDARDS ACT:
Exempt employees are salaried employees and, except as provided, are not eligible for overtime compensation.
Non-exempt employees will be compensated for any additional hours worked when such compensation is required by law.
CLOSING OF REQUISITION:
Please note that Austin Energy may close the job posting at any time after 7 days from the date of the initial advertisement.
$41.78 – $58.07
Monday – Friday; 8:00 AM – 5:00 PMJob Close Date
1) Graduate degrees(s) in Electrical Engineering in the field of Power System (Master’s in EE or higher) from an ABET accredited program.
2) Four (4) years of experience participating (as member or leader) in a Regional Transmission Planning and Operations working groups (such as ERCOT SSWG, VPWG, NDSWG, OCWG, and/or PLWG).
3) Eight (8) years of experience in Transmission Planning and transmission level steady state analysis.
4) Three (3) years of experience in transmission operations data updates, such as use of ERCOT NMMS and NOMCR system/ process.
5) Three (3) year of experience in power system operations engineering studies.
6) Two (2) years of experience with Regional ISO protocols and NERC standards compliance and audits.
7) Four (4) years of experience using Siemens PTI PSSE software.
8) Two (2) years of experience in application of ISO:9001 quality management system, preferably in transmission planning.
9) Two (2) years of experience performing transmission planning analysis using NERC transmission planning standards and Regional ISO transmission planning guides.
Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.
Must possess required knowledge, skills, abilities and experience and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.
City of Austin is committed to compliance with the American Disabilities Act. If you require reasonable accommodation during the application process or have a question regarding an essential job function, please call (512) 974-3210 or TTY (512) 974-2445.