Engineering Associate -- Transmission Planning (Power Systems) - Military Veterans

at Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA)

Austin, Texas

Are you interested in a career exploring solutions to a rapidly expanding power grid? LCRA's Transmission Planning is seeking an Electrical Engineer with power systems knowledge to join our collaborative team!

Our team performs detailed engineering studies to develop and maintain a reliable transmission system using steady state and economic analysis tools. Using these transmission planning studies, we identify transmission upgrades and improvements for the LCRA TSC capital improvement plan. We also update and maintain steady-state network planning models and conduct near-term and long-term planning studies to test a variety of system improvements to support future system growth. We study new load interconnections to ensure safe and reliable integration with the LCRA TSC and ERCOT power Grid. We also sponsor capital projects in areas of transmission line rehabilitation and substation upgrades.

Finally, we are heavily involved with industry changing efforts through involvement in ERCOT, NERC and NATF working groups. These working groups cover many topics including steady-state voltage performance, thermal loading of transmission elements, generation deliverability to load centers, and other emerging transmission system technologies. We also act subject matter experts for NERC Reliability Standards including TPL-001, FAC-002, CIP-014, and MOD-032/033.

You will be trusted to:

The ideal candidate will be familiar with the following:
• Power flow analysis
• Contingency analysis
• Siemens PSSE
• PowerWorld
• Optimal power flow
• UPlan economic analysis
• Power system modeling
• Power system protection
• NERC Reliability Standards
• Python

You qualify with:

Bachelors degree in engineering, engineering technology, engineering physics, biosystems engineering, mathematical science, physical science or related science plus one or more years of post-Bachelors engineering experience relating to the area of engineering specialization required to perform the job.

Driver's license

You are a great fit with:

Power flow analysis using PSSE is preferred.

You gain:

- Competitive salary & medical, dental, vision and legal insurance

- Paid time off, including time for vacation, sick and family care leave

- 401(k) match up to 8% that includes a student loan 401(k) contribution program option

- Life and disability insurance

- Wellness program including wellness incentive

- Extensive learning & development programs

And more - all to create a compelling and rewarding work environment.

Equal Opportunity Employer

LCRA provides equal employment opportunities and a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at LCRA are based on business need, job requirement and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, or veteran status in accordance with applicable federal and state legal requirements governing nondiscrimination in employment.

Advertised: 8/21/2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications close:

Austin, Texas

LCRA exists to serve the people of Texas. It’s been that way since the state Legislature created us in 1934. We continue that legacy today by providing a multitude of vital services to our customers and communities.

Our mission is to enhance the quality of life of the Texans we serve through water stewardship, energy and community service.

What we do: We produce and deliver electric power, manage the lower Colorado River and provide a reliable water supply, manage a public parks system and support community development.

LCRA is funded by revenue we generate, the vast majority of which comes from generating and transmitting electricity. A very small portion of our revenue comes from selling water. We do not receive state appropriations or have the ability to levy taxes.

Our history

LCRA has deep roots in Texas, dating as far back as the Great Depression of the 1930s. We built the chain of dams that tamed the Colorado River and brought power to rural Central Texas for the first time.

Visit our website ( to learn more about our organization!

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