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Engineer 2

Company: First Tek, Inc.
Location: Vancouver
Posted on: January 15, 2023

Job Description:


Note: All official drafts, documents and recommendations, as listed below, must be reviewed, finalized and approved / accepted by appropriate BPA manager or other federal personnel with the authority to do so.

  • Perform line electrical clearance analysis in support of line design, line rating, vegetation management, and estimating processes.
  • Perform sag and tension calculation for analysis of conductor, ground wire and fiber optic cables to provide adequate ground and structure clearances.
  • Interpret the results of the electrical clearance analysis, span analysis, stress/strain, and vegetation management tools and compile in a report for Line Rating SME review.
  • Research and review engineering design drawings, schematics, specifications, structure/tower lists, one line and phasing diagrams, and sag instructions /stringing charts, resolve discrepancies and update documents as necessary.
  • Perform engineering calculations and analyses involving thermodynamics, heat transfer, fluid mechanics, stress analysis, and AC/DC electrical circuits and use that information to compile reports for Line Rating SME review.
  • Process survey data and import it into the relational database.
  • Develop automated engineering tools in Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) to assist in engineering analyses and processing of engineering data.
  • Provide line rating support to design teams during scoping of transmission projects
  • Provide guidance and training to junior engineers in the subject area of electrical clearance analysis
  • Review industry standards and provide feedback to the Line Rating Subject Matter Expert (SME) on industry developments relative to the electrical clearance and line rating
  • Provide feedback to Lina Rating SME in the formulation of line rating standards, processes and guides.
  • Schedule and meet timelines and milestones, providing timely status updates.
  • Become familiar with and follow the safety practices of the BPA Accident Prevention Manual.


    Education & Corresponding Experience -(required on matrix)

    • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering (from an ABET accredited school), Engineering Management or a directly related field is required.

    • Minimum 5 years of civil, mechanical and/or electrical engineering experience is required.
    • 2 years civil, mechanical and/or electrical engineering experience in transmission line design, analysis, or construction is required.

    • Experience using PLS-CADD is required. Must be proficient in performing electrical clearance analysis of transmission line using PLS-CADD/LiDAR models.
    • Experience using VBA is required.

      Required Technical Skills & Experience - - (required on matrix)

      • Knowledge of engineering concepts, principals, and practices applicable to components and facilities found on a regional transmission systems is required
      • Knowledge of thermodynamics, heat transfer, fluid mechanics, stress analysis, and AC/DC electrical circuits to perform and interpret results of automated calculations and analyses.
      • Ability to read, understand, and analyze surveying information, plan and profile maps, engineering drawings, schematics, diagrams.


Keywords: First Tek, Inc., Vancouver , Engineer 2, Engineering , Vancouver, Washington

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