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POST DATE 9/2/2016
END DATE 11/10/2016

Valley Electric Association Pahrump, NV

Pahrump, NV
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Full Time
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Bachelors Degree


Immediate opening for a Planning Engineer to join our team. This position will be located at our headquarters in Pahrump, Nevada.

Key Responsibilities: The Planning Engineer position is a mid-level position that reports directly to the Manager of Engineering, with specialized skills, knowledge and responsibility for providing assistance to the Engineering Department to plan the transmission system for interconnection requests, reliability and future growth. This position will also coordinate engineering and technical support with the Manager of Engineering and other departments throughout the Cooperative.

Required Education, Training, Experience, and Knowledge: The Planning Engineer is required to have a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering. A Professional Engineering license in the state of Nevada is preferred, but not required. This position requires five years of related electric utility experience and progressively responsible experience as an electrical engineer in transmission utility. Also preferred to have generation utility experience and understanding of electric substations. This position requires the application of engineering theory and practice in carrying out its responsibilities. Must have knowledge of PSLF or PSS/E power flow and transient stability software: system protection, short circuit and reliability analysis techniques desirable. An understanding of the National Electrical Safety Code and other related regulations is required. Familiarity with NERC and WECC standards is preferred.

Position Description: For more detailed information regarding the responsibilities, duties and specifications of the Planning Engineer position, please refer to the Job Description.

Compensation/Benefits: Valley Electric Association, Inc. offers great pay and an unparalleled benefits package. Pay will be based on the individual s education, training, related skills, knowledge and past experience.

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