Lead Substation Engineer
Location: Oklahoma City, OK
Job Family Summary:
Develops plans and specifications, performs analysis, and provides reports on assigned tasks involving design and construction of new facilities or operation and maintenance of existing facilities.
Technically involved in the resolution of equipment and operational problems that may include performing field investigation or inspections, performing design work, and detailed checking of design computations done by others, or general coordination of specific design aspects into a project.
Level of Responsibility:
Responsibilities are varied and complex.
Often works outside area of assigned duties.
Applies advanced skills in multiple areas.
Resolves complex issues which impact business operations both inside and outside own department.
Makes unreviewed decisions related to the area of responsibilities.
Opinions carry significant weight in policy and strategy decisions.
Monitors industry activity to provide consultative advice on highly complex engineering matters.
Serves as an expert of engineering specialization.
Anticipates engineering strategic requirements in order to improve management’s decision making process.
Participates in long range studies and large projects.
Operates with substantial latitude for un-reviewed actions or decisions.
Core responsibilities focus on strategic as well as operational/tactical aspects of the organization.
Interprets and applies organizational policy, and recommends changes in procedures.
Plans and assign lower level Engineer to given projects or tasks.
May have project management responsibility over a large number of projects both small and large in value.
Provides expert level guidance to management in matters of significant importance to the company.
Creates and updates engineering standards, policies, guidelines and ensures procedures are in place for compliance with these policies.
May communicate with regulatory bodies and government agencies.
Plans, prioritizes, conducts and leads assignments; Serves as project or case manager in the development, facilitation, and implementation of metrics, processes and procedures.
Meets with general public and/or developers, landowners, and interest groups concerning zoning, subdivision projects, building projects, and engineering regulations, standards, or policies.
Provides technical presentations to elected officials, appointed boards/commissions, the public, and staff.
Core responsibilities focus on operational/tactical aspects of the organization and some strategic focus.
Leads lower level Engineers in project completion.
May act in a liaison capacity with other departments, divisions, and organizations.
Solves problems and develops solutions that call for original approach, based on thorough and comprehensive research and technical expertise.
Functions as quality inspector or defines quality requirements on engineering designs and projects.
Reviews and critiques proposed changes to engineering standards, policies and guidelines.
Review development plans for compliance with adopted engineering standards and good engineering practices.
Prepare and interpret schematics, drawings, layouts and other visual aids.
Prepares engineering analysis for small/routine projects to include: preliminary design, calculation, life cycle cost and equipment selection. Assists upper level engineers as directed while developing specialized engineering skills.
Supports company safety programs and initiatives by following all EHS and Operating procedures and adhering to established design standards.
May require travel.
May be required to work non-standard work schedules.
May be exposed to extreme conditions and inclement weather.
May be required to work at heights up to and exceeding thirty (30) feet, underground and in confined spaces.
Knowledge, Skill and Abilities:
In depth knowledge and experience in all facets of engineering specialization.
Effective business communication and consultation skills to communicate with all levels throughout the organization and outside professionals.
Recognized as an expert in area of specialization; In depth knowledge and experience in multiple engineering initiatives.
Exceptional communication skills (oral, written, and presentation).
Exceptional problem solving skills.
Able to lead and direct the work of others.
Excellent project leadership skills.
Work independently; with guidance in only the most complex situations.
Ability to work within stringent deadlines.
Able to manage multiple projects with shifting priorities.
Interpersonal skills with the ability to interface with diverse personalities.
Strong problem solving, organizational and analytical skills.
Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or PE. Eight (8) years directly related experience as an Engineer.
Valid State Driver’s License.