Electrical Engineer, PE

Position: Electrical Engineer
Department: Engineering
Location: Anchorage, AK
Wage Range: 13
FLSA: Exempt
Travel: 25%
Supervisor: Manager of Engineering


Alaska Village Electric Cooperative, Inc., a generation and distribution utility serving 58 villages in Alaska, is seeking a Electrical Engineer, PE.

This position will design electrical power generation and distribution facilities for isolated utility power systems in rural Alaskan communities, produce design drawings, specifications and procurement documents for construction and provide technical support for facility construction and maintenance.

  1. Develop engineering calculations, design drawings and project specifications for utility construction and maintenance projects
  2. Design prime power generation installations to operate under minimal supervision with automated and non-automated switchgear for remote isolated power grids.
  3. Design supervisory control and data acquisition systems with communication systems to automate plant processes and provide remote monitoring.
  4. Design, analyze and maintain machine language programs.
  5. Analyze power distribution and generation systems for capacity, load balance, system protection coordination and arc flash analysis.
  6. Integrate distributed renewable generation facilities to operate on small isolated grids, maximizing generating efficiency and maintaining power quality.
  7. Design overhead and underground power distribution facilities.
  8. Maintain accurate system drawings and engineering records.
  9. Provide technical and project support for construction and maintenance of Cooperative facilities.
  10. Inspect and test completed work and certify compliance with design standards
  11. Complete other duties as assigned by the Engineering Manager.

Position Specifications

Education: Bachelor’s Degree – Engineering or related field

Certification: Professional Engineer License, registered in the State of Alaska or able to obtain Alaska license within 6 months of employment.

Experience: 5+ years at similar complexity or responsibility

Areas of Experience: Technical competence in electrical power generation and distribution systems with strong communication and organizational skills.

Knowledge and Skills

  • Excellent communication skills, ability to communicate clearly and accurately orally and in writing
  • Interpersonal skills sufficient to establish trust and credibility internally and externally
  • Professionalism and ability to adapt in diverse environment to maintain a positive work environment.
  • Knowledge of electrical theory, national Electrical Code, and National Electric Safety Code.  Familiarity with Rural Utility Service Design Specifications a plus
  • Skills required to interpret laws and regulations and to formulate compliant designs and details
  • Proficient in use of computer programs including Microsoft Outlook, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
  • Ability to read and write program language for PLCs
  • Excellent research and analytical skills
  • Good problem-solving skills
  • Good planning, organizing, and prioritizing skills
  • High-degree of flexibility to meet multiple and changing priorities

Other Information

AVEC provides a stellar benefit package and a competitive salary, salary is DOE. Standard pre-employment drug and alcohol screening are required.

Job Details

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