Electrical - Power Engineering, Electrical Engineering
4 Year Degree
Produce a long-range transmission expansion plan that aligns with plans for distribution and integrated resource facility additions to ensure an adequate, economic, and reliable supply of power.
Ensures compliance with Southwest Power Pool (SPP) Regional Transmission Organization (RTO) Membership, Transmission Tariff and Criteria requirements for transmission planning, participates in applicable SPP working groups and committees and supports District input into the SPP regional transmission planning process.
Ensure that computer models and study data, which are employed in transmission system analytical simulations, are complete and accurate.
Conduct facility interconnection studies to reliably support new load, transmission and generation interconnection requests.
Develop System Improvement Projects to address deficiencies and improve operational efficiency and reliability.
Participate in local and subregional transmission planning efforts and maintain effective District and industry relationships to remain abreast of all factors contributing to effective transmission system planning and to allow for District influence in such matters.
Coordinate local transmission system plans with interconnected neighboring utilities and regional entities to provide for integrated, reliable regional plans.
Conduct transmission operational studies and develop operating guides to support reliable and safe operation of the District transmission system.
Assist in technical review and process compliance for junior engineers in the department
May be assigned other duties by the Manager, Transmission Planning
Possess an ABET accredited Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering.
Minimum of 5 to 8 years in system planning or operation; a Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering may be used in lieu of 1 year experience.
Registration as a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Nebraska.
Demonstrate a working knowledge of electric power engineering.
Demonstrate expertise in power system analysis including computer applications.
Demonstrate familiarity with transmission system design and operation.
Demonstrate the ability to work with planning concepts.
Requires a valid driver license.
Possess a Master’s Degree in Engineering or Business Administration
The Omaha Public Power District (OPPD) located in Omaha, Nebraska is one of the largest publicity owned electric utilities in the United States, serving 350,000 customers in 13 east and southeast Nebraska counties.