Transmission Engineer Intern
Sunflower Electric Power Corporation - Great Bend, KS

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DESCRIPTION

Sunflower Electric Power Corporation is seeking an ambitious, self-directed individual to assist and/or support professional engineering work to evaluate transmission distribution planning as well as maintenance practices and procedures. This individual will also provide appropriate support to achieve the lowest cost and most reliable and environmentally sound electric transmission and distribution possible.

DUTIES

DesignAssist with developing overall design and design modification of transmission lines, substations, and switching stations. Assist with providing technical support for installation.Assist in the collection, organization, and analysis of information and coordinate with other departments to decide the scope of work for approved projects, programs, modifications, and upgrades.System ProtectionWilling to gain exposure in obtaining and maintaining system data and computer programs necessary to provide required information for relay, fuses, recloser, and breaker coordination on the transmission and Members' distribution systems. PlanningWilling to gain exposure to computer analysis pertaining to power flow, short circuits, voltage drops, motor starting, and loss analysis of the power system (transmission and distribution) performance under various specified conditions.DistributionWilling to gain exposure to overall design and design modification of electrical distribution systems.Willing to gain exposure to the technical support for distribution operations as well as maintenance practices and procedures.Assist with technical analysis, consultation, and project management for distribution projects. Safety Maintain safety awareness and comply with all safety policies, practices, and procedures to assure a safe working environment. Properly wear and care for applicable safety gear and equipment. Identify and communicate unsafe conditions to supervisor, coworkers, and the Safety Department and correct or assist in resolving safety concerns and issues. Must understand and comply with the Clearance Procedure as applicable. CultureDemonstrate a commitment to Sunflower's culture and core values of technical competency, respect and dignity, accountability, integrity, trustworthiness, and servant leadership to empower or otherwise enable others to optimally perform their job responsibilities. Demonstrate and promote ethics and behaviors consistent with Sunflower's culture, Board policies, and business practices. Understand and fulfill the role and responsibility for all compliance programs within the company.Other ResponsibilitiesAs assigned or required to support Sunflower's mission and operations.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Experience Currently enrolled as a junior or senior in a bachelor level electrical engineering program (with power emphasis) at an ABET accredited institution.Knowledge, Skills, AbilitiesWilling to gain exposure to design techniques and equipment requirements and the proper application in design, operation, and maintenance of transmission and distribution lines, substations, and switching stations.Willing to gain exposure to develop and maintain current understanding of the regulatory environmental requirements pertaining to operation and maintenance of Sunflower's transmission and distribution systems.Willing to gain exposure to one-line diagrams; control schematics; as-built documents; vendor drawings; contracts; specifications; service agreements; and other records or documents pertaining to systems, projects and programs, system modifications or upgrades, and such other areas as assigned.Sound organizational and time management skills.Written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills at the level required to successfully perform the essential responsibilities of the position.Able to operate computers and associated programs at the level required to successfully perform the essential responsibilities of the position. OtherMust possess and maintain a valid driver's license.Able to travel to all Sunflower sites and attend training and meetings out of state as needed.Physical and Mental DemandsSee Physical and Mental requirements sheet.This outline is not all inclusive but rather serves as a general overview of the current business needs. Experience guidelines are not the sole basis for awarding this position and substitutions may be made as they relate to the essential functions, duties, and responsibilities of this position. Click here to upload Physical Mental Requirements DesignAssist with developing overall design and design modification of transmission lines, substations, and switching stations. Assist with providing technical support for installation.Assist in the collection, organization, and analysis of information and coordinate with other departments to decide the scope of work for approved projects, programs, modifications, and upgrades.System ProtectionWilling to gain exposure in obtaining and maintaining system data and computer programs necessary to provide required information for relay, fuses, recloser, and breaker coordination on the transmission and Members' distribution systems. PlanningWilling to gain exposure to computer analysis pertaining to power flow, short circuits, voltage drops, motor starting, and loss analysis of the power system (transmission and distribution) performance under various specified conditions.DistributionWilling to gain exposure to overall design and design modification of electrical distribution systems.Willing to gain exposure to the technical support for distribution operations as well as maintenance practices and procedures.Assist with technical analysis, consultation, and project management for distribution projects. Safety Maintain safety awareness and comply with all safety policies, practices, and procedures to assure a safe working environment. Properly wear and care for applicable safety gear and equipment. Identify and communicate unsafe conditions to supervisor, coworkers, and the Safety Department and correct or assist in resolving safety concerns and issues. Must understand and comply with the Clearance Procedure as applicable. CultureDemonstrate a commitment to Sunflower's culture and core values of technical competency, respect and dignity, accountability, integrity, trustworthiness, and servant leadership to empower or otherwise enable others to optimally perform their job responsibilities. Demonstrate and promote ethics and behaviors consistent with Sunflower's culture, Board policies, and business practices. Understand and fulfill the role and responsibility for all compliance programs within the company.Other ResponsibilitiesAs assigned or required to support Sunflower's mission and operations.

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