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Resource Planning Engineer - Moore, Oklahoma

Western Farmers Electric Cooperative


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ABOUT WFEC
WFEC is a generation and transmission (G&T) cooperative that provides essential electric service to 21 member cooperatives, Altus Air Force Base, and other power users. These members are located primarily in Oklahoma and New Mexico, with some service territories extending into portions of Texas and Kansas. Now in its 75th year of operation, WFEC has six generating facilities, located at Mooreland, Anadarko and Hugo, OK, and Lovington, NM, with a total power capacity of more than 1,850 MW, including hydropower allocation and other contract power purchases. WFEC owns and maintains more than 3,700 miles of transmission line to some 280 substations and 59 switch stations. For more information, visit www.wfec.com.

Applications will be accepted until position is filled. Apply on-line at www.wfec.com

This position could be located at our Headquarters office in Anadarko or at our satellite office in Moore, Oklahoma.

SUMMARY: Under the overall direction of the Manager, HR & Resource Planning, the Resource Planning Engineer provides engineering expertise for the evaluation of current and future electric generation capacity and energy needs. The incumbent reviews and evaluates current generation projects, proposed plant upgrades, and plant modifications to ensure ongoing efficient operations. In addition, the incumbent leads economic and financial evaluation of a broad range of potential traditional and non-traditional power projects and performs or coordinates economic comparisons of projects. Also, the incumbent evaluates proposed new generation resources including contract and asset resources to meet future power production and energy requirements.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: include the following. Other duties may be assigned. Provides engineering support for the evaluation of current and future electric generation capacity and energy needs. Provides engineering support for new or proposed generation resources including contracted and owned asset resources to meet power production and energy requirements. Leads economic and financial evaluation of a broad range of potential traditional and non-traditional power projects and performs or coordinates economic project comparisons. Provides project management for Resource Planning and other engineering projects. Presents information to WFEC Senior Management, WFEC Board and Cooperative Managers. Maintains knowledge of new equipment, techniques, and applications of traditional and non-traditional power production equipment. Maintains a working knowledge of SPP Policies, Procedures and how units are priced into the market. Maintains working knowledge of Purchase Power Agreements (PPAs) and related components to pricing and contract stipulations. Interacts with outside entities such as RUS and contractors related to resource planning projects. Communicates and keeps internal and external staff adequately informed of project status. Supports compilation of Construction Work Plan for generation additions and the supporting WFEC and Rural Development approvals and implementation related to future resource needs. Assists in the preparation and evaluation of the department budget.

COMPETENCIES: To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

Analysis/Design: Synthesizes complex or diverse information; Collects and researches data; Uses experience to complement data; Designs work flows and procedures; Generates creative solutions; Translates concepts and information into images; Uses feedback to modify designs; Applies design principles; Demonstrates attention to detail.

Problem Solving: Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully; develops alternative solutions; works well in group problem solving situations; uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.

Professional Knowledge: Generates creative solutions; translates concepts and information into applications; uses feedback to modify recommendations; pursues training and development opportunities; strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; shares expertise with others.

Oral and Written Communication: Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification; responds well to questions; demonstrates group presentation skills; participates in meetings; writes clearly and informatively; varies writing style to meet needs; presents numerical data effectively; able to read and interpret written information.

Teamwork: Balances team and individual responsibilities; exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; gives and welcomes feedback; able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; supports everyone's efforts to succeed.

Planning/Organizing: Prioritizes and plans work activities; uses time efficiently; sets goals and objectives; develops realistic action plans.

Project Management: Develops project plans; Coordinates projects effectively; Communicates changes and progress; Completes projects on time and budget; Manages project team activities.

Adaptability: Adapts to changes in the work environment; manages competing demands; changes approach or method to best fit the situation; able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected outcomes.

Customer Service: Manages difficult or emotional customer situations; responds promptly to customer needs; solicits customer feedback to improve service; responds to requests for service and assistance; meets commitments to customers.

Cost Consciousness: Works within approved budget; develops and implements cost saving measures; conserves organizational resources.

QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the education, experience, knowledge, skills, abilities and behaviors required of this position.

Education and Experience: A bachelor's degree in mechanical or electrical engineering or a related field with a minimum of five years directly related experience in power plant construction, design, operation, or maintenance. Experience in the evaluation of proposed updates, modification, or new construction of power generation resources is preferred. Directly related progressively responsible experience may be substituted for the education requirement at the rate of two years of experience for one year of education. Substantial project management experience is preferred.

Language Skills: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of employees, managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

Mathematical Skills: Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry, trigonometry, calculus and differential equations. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

Reasoning Ability: Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Computer Skills: Requires two years' experience operating personal computers using the following or equivalent software: Visual Basic, Microsoft Office Suite, AutoCAD, and Microsoft Project. Experience with turbine or boiler modeling programs is desirable.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: This job requires a current driver's license.

WORK SCHEDULE REQUIREMENTS: Additional work scheduled and unscheduled outside of normal hours will be required. May be asked to travel on short notice.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must climb ladders and stairs and work on elevated platforms or scaffolding; wear personal safety equipment including breathing apparatus; work in confined spaces. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and distance vision.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to occasional risk of electrical shock; moving mechanical parts and vibration. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals and outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment may usually be loud.

MUST MEET ALL PHYSICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL REQUIREMENTS
WFEC IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY PROVIDER AND EMPLOYER
MINORITIES, FEMALES, DISABILITY, AND
VETS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY
EOE/AA/M/F/DISABILITY/VETS

Primary Skills: A bachelor's degree in mechanical or electrical engineering or a related field with a minimum of five years directly related experience in power plant construction, design, operation, or maintenance. Experience in the evaluation of proposed updates, modi
Salary: Between 81,121 - 156,059
Experience Required: Some Experience, 5 years minimum
Clearance Level: none
Travel: 5 %

Other Details: Please Apply at the following link:

https://wfec.applicantpro.com/jobs/437898.html



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