Tri-County Electric Cooperative
  • Aledo, TX, USA
  • Full Time

Position: System Planning Engineer

FLSA Designation: Non-Exempt

Location: Aledo, TX

Position Summary

Responsible for performing system modelling for planning and coordination, project management, data analytics, and electrical design review.

Essential Job Functions

  • Perform system modeling of a designated area annually to develop capital project recommendations.
  • Perform coordination studies and recommend recloser and downline device settings, aligned with protection standards.
  • Perform analytics of system load and use forecasting models to predict future loads for modeling.
  • Routinely maintain the system impedance model.
  • Assist in capital project cost analysis and prioritization.
  • Assist as needed in project management of new substation construction, distributed automation, volt/var optimization, and any other projects.
  • Assist as needed in the review of distributed generation applications.
  • Perform field inspections as necessary to validate system modeling to influence capital project recommendations.
  • Assist in the review of equipment events to ensure expected operation, including but not limited to reclosers, regulators, capacitors, load tap changers, etc.
  • Assist in communicating with partner vendors and consultants for a variety of projects and assist in execution of planned projects.
  • Assist in review of electrical connection standards.
  • Perform data analytics of member and protection related data to provide fault and arc flash studies.
  • Create goals each quarter to contribute to company initiatives.

Position Requirements

  • Education Requirements
    • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Electrical preferred. Ten (10) or more years of experience in the job functions listed above may substitute.
  • Experience
    • Minimum five (5) years' of related experience
    • Ability to read electrical schematics and technical drawings
  • Communication Skills
    • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills required.
    • Must be able to read, write and speak the English language fluently. Ability to speak Spanish is preferred.
    • Ability to interact with employees, vendors/consultants, and the public in a professional manner.
    • Must demonstrate high interpersonal skills while working in a team environment.
  • Computer Skills
    • Advanced computer skills and proficient in all Microsoft Office applications.
    • Preferred familiarity with system modelling software (Milsoft) and/or report building in Tableau.
  • Analytical Skills
    • Strong problem-solving skills, decision-making skills, technical knowledge, research and resolution skills, data analysis and multi-tasking skills.
    • Must be well organized, a self-starter and have excellent time management skills.
    • Ability to meet assigned deadlines.
  • Influencing Skills
    • Detail oriented, professional attitude, reliable. Proactive and independent. Flexible and enthusiastic. Ambitious to increase job knowledge and technical skills. Contributes to team goals and demonstrate pride in quality of work.
    • Ability to work independently and with a team in a fast-paced and high-volume environment with emphasis on value and timeliness.


  • Report to Director of Engineering
  • Work with Business Development, Member Services, Operations, Field Services, and other Cooperative staff
  • Work with members as needed

Physical Demands

(Scale: Rarely = Less than 5%, Occasionally = 5% - 25%, Frequently = More than 25%)

  • Heavy lifting or moving of materials: Occasionally - Up to 25 pounds.
  • Operates Equipment: Rarely
  • Operates Office Machines: Frequently
  • Standing: Frequently
  • Walking: Frequently
  • Awkward Position (stooping, bending etc.): Occasionally
  • Climbing Maximum: Rarely - 10 feet maximum height
  • Eye-hand Coordination: Occasionally
  • Location: Indoor 90% of time, Outdoor 10%
  • Work Conditions: Very little overtime, only as needed.
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