Directs the activities of the Cooperative’s Engineering Department. Ensures that the Cooperative’s electrical and fiber systems are systematically developed such that improvements are made just prior to the occurrence of the problems in which they were proposed to correct.
· Develops and participates in development of Load Forecasts, Long Range Plans, Construction Work Plans, and other necessary system studies.
· Oversees design of new electrical and fiber facilities and changes to existing facilities. Ensures these designs are in compliance with most recent version of applicable codes and standards. Manages those responsible for these designs.
· Develops specifications for materials and ensures that materials procured are suitable for application for which they are intended.
· Oversees warehouse and inventory accuracy. Ensures these materials are procured using competitive bidding practices.
· Oversees training and professional development of engineering employees.
· Coordinates over-current protective equipment.
· Ensures that distribution apparatus is maintained in accordance with manufacturer recommendations or prevailing industry practice.
· Oversees employees administrating engineering related software and systems: GIS, SCADA, OMS, EA, Fiber
· Develops contracts and specifications required for construction of system improvements.
· Consults with Members regarding power quality problems they are experiencing.
· All other job-related duties as assigned by management.
Must have utilities experience. Bachelor Degree in Electrical Engineering with 10 years’ experience or Associates Degree in related technology with 15 years’ experience and Staking and Design Training. Must be able to interact with a variety of personality types in a friendly and professional manner. Must have excellent organizational, time management, verbal and written communication skills. Proficient in office automation technology, such as calculator, mobile technology devices, personal computer (Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook) and the ability to handle confidential information. Must have and maintain a valid Georgia driver’s license, as use of company vehicles may be required in this job. Must be able to travel as job requires.
Coastal Electric Cooperative is a community-owned electric cooperative providing electric service to the people of Coastal Georgia in Bryan, Liberty, Long and McIntosh counties. We are dedicated to providing our customers with dependable power at the most competitive rates. And because we are locally-owned and managed, you get responsive, customer focused service 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
As a Touchstone Energy Cooperative, our four core values are:
Commitment to Community
Touchstone Energy is a national alliance of more than 600 cooperatives in 44 states providing energy solutions to more than 17 million people. Coastal Electric Cooperative is also a member of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, a national service organization dedicated to representing the national interests of cooperative electric utilities and the consumers they serve. NRECA’s more than 900 member cooperatives serve 37 million people in 47 states. Our state trade association is Georgia Electric Membership Corporation (GEMC) serving Georgia’s 41 electric cooperatives. Through GEMC, all of Georgia’s electric cooperatives pool their resources to ...gain strength and efficiency on issues common to electric cooperatives. GEMC is the publisher of GEORGIA Magazine sent to our members monthly. The power we deliver to our members is purchased from Oglethorpe Power Corporation and Georgia Energy Cooperative. That energy is delivered over the states network of integrated transmission lines and substations by Georgia Transmission Corporation.
Did you know electric cooperatives:
-Are located in 74% of the nation’s counties
-Are the largest electric utility network in the nation
-Total more than 900 local systems in 46 states
-Have 37 million member-owners
-Distribute power over 2.2 million miles of line
-Serve 75% of the U.S. land mass
-Own $60 billion in generation, transmission, and distribution assets
In Georgia, there are 42 electric cooperatives and they:
-nearly of the state’s 8.1 million residents.
-Cover 73 percent of Georgia’s land area.
-Average ten customers per mile of distribution line, compared with 35 customers per mile for investor-owned electric utilities and 47 customers per mile for municipal electric utilities.
-Employ more than 4,700 workers.
-Operate the largest distribution network in the state by far, with more than 153,000 miles of electric power lines.