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System Engineer OR Sr System Engineer

  • Full Time
  • Baker City, Ore.
  • DOE
  • Posting End Date: December 15, 2024

Website Oregon Trail Electric Cooperative

Wage or Salary:

Position Summary:

The Engineering Department is responsible for the short and long-term system planning for the cooperative, as well as day-to-day engineering. This includes general engineering duties as well as special projects of a technical nature. This position contributes to the responsibilities of the department by assisting in planning and implementing the cooperative’s work plans. May include supervision of union and non-union employees. Four years (4) experience (System Engineer, Seven years (7) experience (Sr System Engineer).


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, emphasis in power system studies preferred
  • Seven years Engineering experience
  • Oregon Professional Engineer registration, or the ability to obtain registration in Oregon within six months
  • Possess and maintain a valid state driver’s license

Knowledge, Sills and Abilities:

  • Strong management skills in the areas of communication, motivation, delegation, and employee development
  • Comprehensive knowledge of principles relating to the design and operation of transmission, substation and distribution systems
  • Comprehensive knowledge of applicable industry policies, rules, regulations and codes relating to design and operation of electric utility facilities.
  • Project Management skills
  • Strong understanding of engineering economic analysis

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Safety Awareness and Participation
  • Adaptability
  • Technical/Professional Knowledge
  • Decision Making
  • Planning and Organizing
  • Problem Solving
  • Safety Awareness and Participation
  • Adaptability
  • Technical/Professional Knowledge
  • Decision Making
  • Planning and Organizing
  • Problem Solving
  • Innovation
  • Communication
  • Perform analysis and make independent technical decisions consistent with engineering principles.
  • Provides technical oversite of Engineers In Training.
  • Perform technical studies on fault current, power factor, voltage drop, capacity, flicker, interconnection, etc., as required.
  • Plan, design, and manage large and complex construction projects, and ensure they meet OTEC standards and NESC requirements.
  • Assist in reviewing distribution and transmission switching procedures for safety, protection coordination, load shifting capability, and voltage levels prior to approving switching procedures.
  • Review system records and updates for device numbers, substation drawings, and system single-line diagrams.
  • Plan, design, operate and program SCADA system to ensure data collection and reliable operation. SCADA work includes master system programming and remote field communications system networking.
  • Maintain communication with all large power consumers.
  • Assist in the maintenance of Engineering Construction Standards for safety and efficiency.
  • Inspect, physically audit, report discrepancies, and stamp approval of completed OTEC work orders, as assigned.
  • Ensure OTEC is in compliance with NERC reliability standards.
  • Initiate and evaluate power quality investigations to ensure high quality service.
  • Direct, monitor, and evaluate work of supervised employees.
  • Provide technical assistance to lineman, meterman, substation techs, and staking, as needed.
  • Participation in cooperative strategy and initiatives

Working Conditions:

This is a full-time position. This position requires that the employee be available for work outside the normal daily work period. Travel may be required within the four-county service territory during the business day and infrequently overnight. Occasional out of the area travel is expected to attend various activities such as meetings, training and other events.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

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