Engineer Associate – remote

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Our Columbus, OH client has a remote contract opportunity for an Engineer Associate. This position will support TAPR (Transmission Asset Performance and Renewal) as a support engineer for the East or West Regions. This role is responsible for supporting the Enhanced Needs Process by coordinating and collaborating with various stakeholders across the client, gathering documentation, and creating validation packages, which planning function employees ultimately use to justify asset renewal driven projects both internally and externally to the client.

 

  • Remote position with the option to work one day in office each week. Central Ohio candidates only. 

 

Job Description:

  • This position is intended to perform entry level engineering work activities and projects requiring the application of technically and economically appropriate engineering solutions and with consideration to employee and public safety, system reliability, standardization, ease of operation, and timely project completion within approved project schedules and authorized budgets.
  • Organize and develop validation packages for the TAPR Enhanced Needs Process within the region for the continued development of a flexible 5 year Transmission Portfolio. This will require an understanding of asset outage data, asset age data, asset condition data, and asset health data.
  • Use the C55 Platform within the renewal process in collaboration with the TAPR team. Create investments in the C55 system for planned needs process assets. Learn and document best practices and efficiencies gained.
  • Support TAPR Coordinators as needed with the creation of BPIDs for large TFS-sponsored programs within IRR as needed.
  • Support and provide guidance for any internal or external data requests. This could include supporting rate case and commission filing RFIs, RTO Needs Submittal questions, and general data requests from Transmission Planning.
  • Assists higher-level engineers in handling well-defined portions of more complex problems and analyses. Exhibits fundamental understanding of standards, codes and regulations relevant to the area of assignment. Gains familiarity with standards, codes and regulations relevant to the area of assignment. Gains familiarity with pertinent equipment, materials, systems and business processes.
  • Leadership & Guidance: Coordinates work activities of others as required to resolve routine engineering tasks. Demonstrates working knowledge of appropriate policies and procedures; however, activities are generally monitored by higher-level employees to ensure work is performed in accordance with established guidelines. Performs work activities as assigned and coached by higher-level employees. Demonstrates ability to work with others in both supplying information and seeking assistance as necessary. Demonstrates willingness and capabilities to assume leadership roles.
  • Planning & Organization Ability: Provides input to routine project planning documents related to scheduling and understands the use of scheduling techniques (CPM, PERT, flow charts, etc.) for budget and planning activities. Monitors project status and recommends action accordingly. Prepares cost estimates using established standards. Develops understanding of the workflow for routine engineering projects. Accomplishes work according to plans and schedules established by higher-level employees.
  • Problem Solving & Initiative: Actively seeks out information and understanding of engineering problems and solution techniques applicable to area of responsibility. Applies basic techniques to perform analysis associated with the resolution of routine technical problems. Uses initiative in looking for opportunities and presenting new ideas and new approaches.
  • Communication: Assists and participates in the preparation of reports and technical papers. Assimilates information and instructions readily. Communicates effectively, both verbally and in writing and presents ideas clearly. Listens to and understands instructions, and requests clarification as required.
  • Interpersonal Skills: Begins networking with peers to share information and encourage cooperation. Understands the agendas and perspectives of others. Develops effective give-and-take relationship. Demonstrates the ability to be a team player. Relates to people in an open, friendly, and sincere manner.
  • Decision Making: Knows which decisions they are authorized to make. Develops decision-making skills under guidance of higher-level employees and makes routine decisions subject to review and contributes to team decision-making.
  • Business Awareness & Characteristics: Demonstrates an attitude and desire to listen to and satisfy both internal and external customers who use and depend upon their organizational unit’s work. Applies economic analysis techniques in problem solving. Pursues effective ways to protect and enhance the environment while providing reliable electricity at a competitive cost. Active participation in professional and business organizations is encouraged. Develops an understanding of the roles and responsibilities of the department.

 

Qualifications:

  • This is an entry level position for new graduates with a Bachelor’s degree in engineering in a program accredited by ABET*; Passing the Fundamentals of Engineering examination in preparation for future licensing as a Professional Engineer (PE) is encouraged and preferred.
  • Possesses entry-level knowledge and experience in the application of theory to solve well-defined problems or provide analysis, with guidance from higher-level engineers.

 

*ABET – Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology. Acceptable alternatives are (1. a Bachelor’s degree in engineering (non-ABET), plus a Professional Engineers (PE) license in any state of the U.S. or (2. a Bachelor’s degree in engineering (non-ABET) plus a Master’s degree or PhD in engineering from a university with an ABET accredited Bachelor’s program.

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