Austin, Texas

LCRA is looking for a Substation Engineering Associate to join our team. As a part of LCRA's Substation Engineering Group, you will gain expertise and 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. LCRA needs someone with authoritative knowledge of high voltage electrical substation design principles and can provide guidance for younger engineers, construction crews, and management. The ideal candidate should have experience in designing high voltage substations and should be able to review and design relay/control and SCADA projects.

You will be trusted to:

• Under limited supervision of a Texas licensed Professional Engineer, performs a variety of progressively responsible engineering assignments involving engineering principles.
• Complete engineering projects and design work involving adaptations and modifications to systems, equipment, materials, costs and procedures. Work with a Professional Engineer to perform in-depth engineering analysis.
• Draft specifications as required for projects. Complete related computations and drafts schematics and diagrams.
• Coordinate project reviews and implementation plans between individuals and sections.
• Ensure timely communications occur on project activities.
• Maintain knowledge of engineering principles and enhance knowledge of LCRA equipment and systems.
• Evaluate and revise substation engineering procedures, design tools, and provide recommendations.
• Design RTU configurations for new substations and additions to other sites.
• Interface with our System Operation Control Center, relay and control engineering department, and SCADA field support.

You qualify with:

- Bachelors degree in engineering, engineering technology, engineering physics, biosystems engineering, mathematical science, physical science or related science.
- Driver's license

You are a great fit with:

• 1 - 2 years engineering experience
• Experience with developing, managing, and leading projects. Proficiency in Microsoft software programs, especially Excel
• Experience in designing and interpreting diagrams, schematics, and drawings, including experience in computer aided drafting.
• Ideal candidate will be Engineer in Training (EIT) Engineer in Training and meet qualifications to sit for Texas Professional Engineer Exam within four years of hiring date, or within a reasonable amount of time based on prior engineering experience.
• Continued employment is contingent on applicant obtaining Professional Engineer License within four years of the date of hire, or within a reasonable amount of time based on prior engineering experience.

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: 1/12/2023 Central Standard 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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