Austin, Texas

LCRA TSC is looking for a Transmission Line Engineer to join our team. As a part of the LCRA TLE Department, your expertise will contribute to the design and analysis of the transmission system in an organization that strives to enhance the quality of life of the Texans we serve. You are someone with authoritative knowledge of line design principles and can provide support and guidance for fellow engineers, construction crews, and additional stakeholders. The ideal candidate will have extensive experience in designing high voltage power lines (69kV - 345kV). You should be able to route and design transmission lines using PLS-CADD, PLS-POLE, & PLS-TOWER. Be able to design structures and foundations. Provide structure loading trees & review vendor drawings.

You will be trusted to:
  • Design transmission facilities (including foundations) and perform PLS-CADD modeling.
  • Scope TL projects and provide estimated project costs.
  • Prepare drawings for construction as well as review and approve other engineer's construction packages.
  • Evaluate material (e.g. structures, foundations, conductors, insulators, etc.) performance as affected by environmental considerations, material degradation, and construction methods.
  • Coordinate and/or perform field inspections related to engineering support requests.
  • Interface with inspectors, surveying, construction personnel, warehousing personnel, real estate, consultants, vendors, and management regarding transmission inspection, reliability, and rehabilitation.
  • Serve as a department representative on task forces, committees, and cross-functional teams and serve as a subject matter expert and represent LCRA on external committees, conferences, and other groups.
  • Contribute to the updating of TLE standards, procedures, and process maps
You qualify with:

- Licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Texas
- Driver's license

You are a great fit with:

Ideal candidate will have extensive experience in designing high voltage power lines (69kV - 345kV). Be able to route and design transmission lines using PLS-CADD, PLS-POLE, & PLS-TOWER. Be able to design structures and foundations. Provide structure loading trees & review vendor drawings. Should be familiar with industry codes and standards such as the NESC.

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: 8/26/2021 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 (www.lcra.org) to learn more about our organization!

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