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Job title: Electrical Substation & Metering Superintendent
Job location: Colege Station, TX 77840 United States
Requisition code:
Date posted: 01/08/13
Job type: Full-Time
Compensation: $86,142 - $105,000


Medical • Dental • Vision • Prescription Drug Coverage • Holidays • Vacation • Sick Leave • TMRS-Retirement (2:1 matching) • Deferred Compensation • Term Life AD&D • Dependent Life • Flex Benefits • Tuition Reimbursement

Job Classification

Job Category:Public Works/Utilities

Job Description

Job description:
Under the general supervision of the Director of Electric Utilities or his designee, the Electrical Substation & Metering Superintendent directs and coordinates the design, operation, maintenance, and construction of electrical substations; manages related systems associated with substations including SCADA control and monitoring of transmission and distribution equipment; manages and supervises the system meter personnel in the installation, operation, maintenance, and testing of distribution and transmission metering equipment; and ensures ERCOT, NERC, and other protocols and compliance requirements are being met in relation to the City’s substations and transmission system.

Principal Job Duties

1. Supervise, manage, and coordinate the activities of personnel involved in the operations and maintenance of the electrical substation, SCADA, and the distribution and transmission metering areas.
2. Prepare, implement, and track the annual budget for electrical substation, SCADA, and metering in conjunction with the overall electric utility budget.
3. Confer and coordinate with Engineers in the design and implementation of construction plans. Provide final inspection for infrastructure to ensure compliance with construction plans and specifications.
4. Direct and/or prepare short and long range planning requirements to upgrade the existing electrical substation, SCADA, and the distribution and transmission metering systems. Conduct studies for the preparation of cost estimates of such projects.
5. Manage the inspection, maintenance, and/or upgrade of electrical substation, SCADA, and metering facilities.
6. Provide design and material specifications.
7. Provide required reporting to ERCOT and other regulatory agencies; attend meetings as necessary.
8. Direct and/or conduct system load studies to determine transmission system requirements and needs.
9. Perform other related duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

Education, training, experience:
Required: Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering (or related field), and five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in electric utility power system operations including two (2) years of related supervisory experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job. Knowledge of electrical distribution and transmission operations. Knowledge of the methods, materials, equipment, and practices used in the electrical utilities maintenance, construction, and administration pertaining to substation, SCADA, and metering. Knowledge of electrical engineering as applied to electrical substations, SCADA, and distribution and transmission metering. Demonstrated proficiency in oral and written communication. Available for emergency response – subject to response time requirements.

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