Provide STAR members and clients with electrical engineering services, which include work plans, sectionalizing studies, contingency switching orders, project management, equipment testing, and customer power quality complaints.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Gather and analyze voltage regulator panel operation by using smart grid data and field inspection reports. Help develop an upgrade plan.
Gather and analyze capacitor bank location, sizing, and functionality utilizing SCADA data, smart grid data, and field inspection reports. Recommend new additions or changes.
Gather and analyze OCR operations using smart grid blink counts, engineering model, and field inspection reports. Help facilitate maintenance cycles, additions, or changes.
Incorporate regulator, capacitor, and OCR data in the GIS.
Enhance the engineering model through incorporation of data contained within the GIS.
Maintain the engineering models for summer, winter, fall, and spring conditions. Data for inclusion are: smart grid peak demands, SCADA feeder level data, and line regulator data. Proper computer modeling and data acquisition can help focus capital construction to needed areas.
Work with operations personnel to identify areas of poor reliability and help develop mitigation programs. Areas to be targeted should be identified through the integration of outage reports, GIS, smart grid blinks, and substation recording devices such as recloser panels.
Seek out opportunities that will lead to cost savings by better use of the GIS. Develop recommendations for consideration. Act as a leader in GIS enhancement as applied to engineering, construction, and operations.
Prepare planning studies and sectionalizing studies for review by the Supervisor.
Assist operations personnel during the budget process to identify the next year’s priority projects.
Perform power quality investigations.
Be knowledgeable of and ensure adherence to the NESC® (National Electric Safety Code) and RUS Standards.
Attend technical conferences.
Schedule work day based upon priorities set by the Supervisor.
Work under the guidance of the Supervisor.