Summary of Responsibilities:
The Commissioning Engineer is the bridge from Construction to Operations of American Transmission Company’s (ATC) transmission lines and substation equipment. The Commissioning Engineer has initial responsibility for assuring that all new or upgraded equipment has been properly installed, tested, documented and is ultimately responsible for supervising the initial energization of equipment.
- Responsible for creating and revising commissioning plans, procedures and specifications.
- Responsible to provide oversight for the isolation, removal, installation, component testing, systems testing, and in service testing of transmission equipment and controls and the supervision of the initial energization.
- Coordinate and actively work on both large-scale jobs as well as a multitude of smaller projects concurrently.
- Coordinate and provide oversight for the activities of apparatus testing, relay testing, RTU testing, documentation, and field vendor support to meet schedules, and safely energize additions, replacements, or modifications to the transmission system. Completion of these activities should be done with minimal impact to Operations.
- Work with Operations to determine the optimal outage schedule for testing and work with construction to focus the construction activities required to meet the project schedules/timelines.
- Work closely with other functional areas in Asset Management to ensure that modifications or new facilities meet the design standards and long term interests of the company.
- Participate as a member of project teams to assist in the development of the project schedule for construction and outages, and provide technical guidance for testing and commissioning activities.
- Participate in field safety tailgate sessions.
- May be called upon to serve before, during, and after a Transmission Emergency Response Plan (TERP) event; such event may require performing functions that are outside the scope of your regular job.
- Demonstrate compliance with ATC’s Code of Conduct, all company policies and procedures, and all laws and regulations that govern ATC.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering (BSEE) or equivalent work experience.
- Minimum 3 years of experience in substation design engineering or field engineering. The Commissioning Engineer must be familiar with “startup and in service” testing techniques, along with operation of a transmission system and its component parts. Must also be familiar with the various equipment tests associated with transmission equipment. A valid driver’s license and ability to travel including occasional overnights is required.
- Office/field position that includes light to moderate physical activity.
- Requires considerable bending, squatting, stooping, twisting, reaching, walking, standing and working at heights and/or on irregular surfaces. Requires occasional lifting of objects up to 40 pounds.
American Transmission Company is an entrepreneur in the US power grid business -- a for-profit, multi-state, transmission-only utility....