Electrical Design Engineer - Communications System
April 11, 2018
Full Time - Entry Level
Assists in the planning, design, construction, installation, operation, and maintenance of Corporate Energy's Telecommunications system, which include fiber optics, point-to-point microwave, land mobile radio, point-to-multipoint systems, as well as commercial wireless technologies supporting the power grid.
Essential Duties and Requirements:
Prepares or assists in directing the engineering design and planning of all Cooperative Energy telecommunication facilities.
Prepares cost estimates, schedules, specifications, and contract documents for construction or maintenance projects.
Prepares information on proposed projects for use in internal planning documents, as well as environmental and regulatory reports and hearings.
Reviews and evaluates bids to ensure that proposed construction or equipment meets requirements of the specifications and contract documents.
Provides technical assistance to Communications Systems technicians and others as required.
Supervises construction of facilities to ensure that equipment is installed in accordance with the specifications and manufacturer recommendations.
Performs a final inspection and verifies or develops as-built of all completed construction.
Bachelor's Degree Electrical Engineering (ABET Accredited Institution) Or Related Field
GPA required: 3.0
No experience required
Position may be filled at entry level requiring no experience however candidates with greater experience are encouraged to apply and may be considered for higher level engineering classification.
Certification and Licensures:
Valid Mississippi Driver's License Required
PE License Preferred
Successfully pass a security sensitive background screening. Required
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Requirements
Ability to develop basic knowledge of equipment selection and procurement methods associated with the design and construction of electric utility or telecommunication facilities.
Ability to perform basic and advanced calculations using given formulae and data and interpret the results against given standards.
Ability to understand and develop designs that meet all applicable code and standards requirements.
Ability to read and interpret reports plans, cost estimates, and alternatives.
Proficient in Microsoft Office applications including Outlook, Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
Excellent writing and oral communication skills.
Ability to work independently and complete assigned tasks with minimal supervision as well as within a team environment.
Demonstrate ability to effectively work with others in a team environment as well as independently with minimal supervision.
High level of initiative, effort and commitment toward completing assignments accurately and efficiently with attention to detail.
Cooperative Energy will not sponsor applicants for a visa for this position.
Cooperative Energy is an equal opportunity employer. It is Cooperative Energy's policy to provide equal opportunity to all qualified persons, regardless of race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, veteran status or disability.
About Cooperative Energy
Cooperative Energy serves as the only not-for-profit wholesale electric power
provider headquartered in Mississippi. In this role, Cooperative Energy generates and
transmits electricity for 11 Member distribution systems located in the southern and
western portions of the state. Cooperative Energy and its 11 Member cooperatives
provide power to more than 423,000 homes and business across the state.
• Cooperative Energy employs nearly 450 people across the state of Mississippi.
• Cooperative Energy has a combined generating capacity of 2,325 MW,
representing a diverse generating mix of natural gas, coal, nuclear and solar.
• Cooperative Energy maintains an expansive network of transmission assets
including 1,792 miles of high-voltage transmission lines and 262 total delivery
Cooperative Energy’s Mission is to deliver to our Members reliable and affordable
energy in a safe and environmentally-responsible manner. Inherent in this
commitment is a set of core Values, which guide our everyday activities:
• Member Focus
• Transparency and Responsiveness
• Fiscal, Regulatory and Environmental Compliance
• Safety and Reliabili...ty
• Serve as a Trusted and Value-Adding Resource for Member-owners
Competitive Strengths include:
• An Experienced, Skilled Workforce
• A Long-Term Contractual Relationship with Member Systems
• Financial Health, including that of Members
• Long-range Planning for Cost-Effective Generation Resources
• Fuel Diversity in Generation Resources
Cooperative Energy Electric Governance
Cooperative Energy is owned by its 11 Member cooperatives, who govern and set
policy through a 24-member board of directors. The board is composed of two
voting delegates for each Member cooperative and two at-large directors.