1+ months

Director of Substation/Transmission Engineering and Technical Services

Virginia 22408
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time
  • Shift
    1st Shift

The Director of Substation/Transmission Engineering and Technical Services will ensure the safe and reliable construction and operation of Rappahannock Electric Cooperative’s substation, transmission, apparatus, and metering electrical assets and manage at the Operational level in a manner which ensures that the focus and efforts of the department are aligned with the Cooperative’s Strategic Plan. 

Directs the engineering design, specifications, construction, and maintenance of the Cooperative’s distribution and transmission substations, transmission lines, and mobile substations according to RUS guidelines. 
Directs the relaying, protection, and coordination requirements for substation and transmission systems to ensure proper protection throughout REC’s service territory and with suppliers. 
Responsible for the procurement of land, site selection, and permitting for substations and acquisition of easements for transmission lines. 
Responsible for budgeting, purchasing, testing, and maintenance of all Cooperative meters and apparatus. 
Reviews all applicable regulations such as NESC, RUS guidelines, state and local codes, and the NEC to assure that the Cooperative’s engineering designs are in compliance. 
Ensures all EMF technical information and data is maintained. 
Other duties as assigned.


Four (4) year Engineering Degree or equivalent with a Bachelor of Science in engineering required. Registration as a Professional Engineer in the state of Virginia preferred. Ten (10) years of progressively responsible utility engineering experience including supervisory responsibility and project management. Experience should include substation and transmission design, project management, RUS design, contractual requirements, and relaying.

Must have a general knowledge of the operations of a rural electric transmission and distribution cooperative. Must be familiar with all aspects of design, scheduling, construction management, and relay protection/coordination of facilities needed to meet the demands of the electrical system. Must have a working knowledge of electricity, electrical circuits, electrical apparatus, metering, and transformer banks. Must have a working knowledge of supervisory methods, The National Electrical Safety Code, National Electrical Code, apparatus, metering, as well as SCADA, Load Management, and AMR equipment. Must be familiar with work order and closeout procedures. Must possess basic computer skills, including, but not limited to, a working knowledge of Microsoft Office products such as: Outlook, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint and others as required by job responsibilities.

Must be able to provide leadership and supervision to departmental staff. Must have the ability to communicate with membership, the public, and other employees. Must be able to make design recommendations concerning the addition, construction, and upgrading of substation and transmission facilities to the Cooperative's electric plant. Able to supervise and direct department staff in carrying out the purchase, installation, maintenance, and testing of all electrical apparatus, metering, electronic SCADA and Load Management equipment. Must be able to represent the Cooperative's interest in negotiations with equipment suppliers and interconnecting utilities. Must be able to supply technical advice on all related design matters to the Managing Director -Engineering and Power Supply. Ability to 2 analyze and solve technical problems. Must support the Cooperative on all matters related to established Policies and Procedures. Perform other duties as assigned.

Most of the work performed in the Fredericksburg office. Occasional field trips for inspection of facilities or meetings with members, power and equipment suppliers, and consultants. Attendance of seminars and conferences several times a year may be required. Subject to call at any time for emergencies.


Posted: 2021-09-01 Expires: 2021-10-31

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Director of Substation/Transmission Engineering and Technical Services

Rappahannock Electric Cooperative
Virginia 22408

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