Engineer (Transmission Planning) - Austin, TX - Hybrid

Lower Colorado River Authority | Austin, TX

Posted Date 8/18/2023

This is a hybrid role -- working in the Austin, TX office 2 days a week and 3 days remote. Relocation allowance is available, and be reviewed at time of offer!  

Are you interested in a career exploring solutions to a rapidly expanding power grid? Join LCRA’s Transmission Planning team as a Transmission Planning Engineer and play a crucial role in ensuring the reliability and efficiency of the transmission system.

As an Electrical Engineer with expertise in power systems, you will collaborate with our team to conduct detailed engineering studies using state-of-the-art analysis tools. These studies will help identify upgrades and improvements to the LCRA TSC transmission system, enabling us to support the expanding power grid effectively. You will also contribute to the development and maintenance of steady-state network planning models and conduct near-term and long-term planning studies to explore various system enhancements.

Finally, we are heavily involved with industry changing efforts through involvement in ERCOT, NERC, and NATF working groups. These working groups cover many topics including steady-state voltage performance, thermal loading of transmission elements, generation deliverability to load centers, and other emerging transmission system technologies. We also act subject matter experts for NERC Reliability Standards including TPL-001, FAC-002, CIP-014, and MOD-032/033.

You will be trusted to:

The ideal candidate will be familiar with the following:
• Power flow analysis
• Contingency analysis
• Siemens PSSE
• Power system modeling
• Optimal power flow
• UPlan economic analysis
• Power system protection
• NERC Reliability Standards
• Python

You qualify with:

- Licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Texas  
- Driver's license

You are a great fit with:

Experience conducting powerflow contingency analysis using PSSE, developing task automations using Python, and an understanding of ERCOT processes and NERC Reliability Standards.

You gain:

- Competitive salary & medical, dental, vision and legal insurance

- Paid time off, including time for vacation, sick and family care leave

- 401(k) match up to 8% that includes a student loan 401(k) contribution program option

- Life and disability insurance

- Wellness program including wellness incentive

- Extensive learning & development programs

And more - all to create a compelling and rewarding work environment.


Equal Opportunity Employer

LCRA provides equal employment opportunities and a work environment free of discrimination and harassment.  All employment decisions at LCRA are based on business need, job requirement and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, or veteran status in accordance with applicable federal and state legal requirements governing nondiscrimination in employment.

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