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PAY RANGE:     $59,600 - $89,400 (DOQ)   CLOSING DATE:    This position will close on July 6, 2014.   LOCATION:   Rapid City, SD   PRIMA
PAY RANGE:    $59,600 - $89,400 (DOQ)
CLOSING DATE:   This position will close on July 6, 2014.
LOCATION:  Rapid City, SD
Determine projects that are necessary for load growth accommodation on the Black Hills Power and Cheyenne Light, Fuel & Power electric distribution systems. Investigate strategies to improve the reliability of the electric distribution system in a cost effective manner.
REPORTING RELATIONSHIP:    Manager, Reliability & Planning
  • Compile historical distribution load data and forecasts used for planning study analysis.
  • Perform circuit analysis using distribution electric model and maintain connectivity and equipment database.
  • Insure data input into system model is accurate. Work with GIS department to make sure processes are in place to keep the data accurate.
  • Monitor actual loading of distribution system and compare to assumptions made in the planning process to determine exactly when projects are needed.
  • Develop performance measuring metrics for electric distribution system.
  • Perform distribution system sectionalizing studies.
  • Assist operations departments with capital and reliability project planning.
  • Assist operations departments on power factor correction issues.
  • Provide after hours support to operators of Company systems.
  • Complete short and long range plans for inclusion in strategic plan.
  • Provide technical support for preparation of short range and long range strategic plan for electric distribution (below 69 KV).
  • Contribute to the creation of department budgets and financial tracking activities.
  • Support system operations personnel during outages and emergencies.
  • Support overall corporate goals, projects, and initiatives as they may be assigned from time to time.
  • Attend relevant industry conferences.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Establish professional relationships and work effectively with other internal departments, utilities, vendors, consultants and government agencies.
  • Work closely and coordinate with transmission planning and operations personnel.
  • 3 years of electrical engineering or related operational experience required.
  • Utility experience preferred.
  • Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering required.
  • Power emphasis preferred.
  • Working knowledge of utility distribution and transmission electrical system design philosophy and equipment operation.
  • Understanding of electric circuits and engineering analysis.
  • Understanding of cost/benefit and life cycle analysis.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work effectively in a team environment.
  • Strong computer skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite - Excel, Word, Power Point and Outlook.
  • Ability to learn and maintain proficiency with new systems and software as technology evolves.
  • Skills in leadership and participation in cross functional utility teams.
  • Strong ability to document and track projects and work goals.
  • Detail-oriented.
  • Requires limited travel within the utility service territory and for support of corporate subsidiaries.
  • Perform work on or in close proximity to energized electrical facilities.
The information contained in this position description describes the general nature and level of work being performed in this job.  This description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of responsibilities, duties, and requirements for employees in this position. The incumbent is responsible for performing all duties in a safe and efficient manner in compliance with safe work procedures and safety regulations. This job description is not intended to constitute an offer or contract of employment.  Job descriptions may and do change periodically.  Where positions are covered by a collective bargaining unit agreement, the terms and conditions of the collective bargaining unit agreement will apply.
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