PROJECT ENGINEER – UNDERGROUND HIGH VOLTAGE

OVERVIEW:

This position will report to the VP Underground Transmission and be responsible for directing and
coordinating construction, installation, maintenance, and testing activities to ensure compliance with
specifications, codes, and customer requirements. The position will require interaction and, on the job,
training due to the specialty nature of W.A. Chester’s high voltage work. It is not expected that the
incumbent would be an expert on all aspects of the position, rather, the incumbent should be a “good
student” and work with the existing technical support staff as well as craft personnel to learn the
business and the many technical nuances of the work.

LOCATION:

Charles Town, WV

JOB DESCRIPTION:

  • Collect dimensional information in the field to layout components and fixtures required to safely and
    successfully install cable into pipes.
  • Use Chester’s unique tools such as the Advanced Mapping probe and Camera Pigs to assure piping
    is satisfactory for the installation of cable. This includes running the equipment and analyzing the
    data and video.
  • Assist Chester’s welders with a resolution of interferences and unexpected conditions by calculating
    new bends & create new piping layouts from scratch.
  • Use and improve Chester’s complex Excel models for translating dimensional information collected
    with the Advanced Mapping Probe to pulling tensions and sidewall pressures.
  • Use and improve Chester’s complex Excel model for setting up plans for installing cable fluid in the
    pipe systems without subjecting the cable and accessories to rapid pressure changes.
  • Learn and expand on Chester’s formal and informal means and methods for performing fieldwork
    and become familiar enough with the many constraints in play to be able to adapt our method for a
    particular project task to unique or unusual constraints.
  • Become an expert on the safety challenges faced by Chester and always be mindful of the actions (or
    lack thereof) by Chester’s field forces in complying with established requirements as well as noting
    non-compliance to individuals and management. Propose new processes and procedures where an
    opportunity may exist to reduce risks.
  • Assist in the design and fabrication of new hardware for use on Chester’s projects.
  • Other duties as assigned.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Confer with engineers, customers, and others to discuss existing or potential engineering projects.
  • Design, implement and improve electrical systems for utility purposes.
  • Operate computer-assisted engineering and design software and equipment to perform engineering
    tasks.
  • Direct and coordinate construction, installation, maintenance, support, documentation, and testing
    activities to ensure compliance with specifications, codes, and customer requirements.
  • Perform detailed calculations to compute and establish construction and installation standards and
    specifications.
  • Plan and implement methodologies and procedures to apply principles of electrical theory to
    engineering projects.
  • Prepare specifications for purchase of materials and equipment purchase or modification.
  • When needed direct and/or train project team members as necessary.
  • Oversee project construction efforts to assure projects are completed satisfactorily, on time and
    within budget.
  • Prepare and study technical drawings, specifications of electrical systems, and topographical maps to
    ensure that installation and operations conform to standards and customer requirements.
  • Investigate customer complaints, determine the nature and extent of the problem, and recommend remedial
    measures.
  • Plan layout of electric power generating infrastructure, distribution lines, transmission lines and
    substations.
  • Assist in developing capital project programs for new equipment and major repairs.
  • Conduct field surveys and study maps, graphs, diagrams, and other data to identify and correct any
    potential problems.
  • Maintain a high level of integrity and discipline with a strong work ethic.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.
Must have knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes
applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods
and services. Must have knowledge of drafting and experience with AutoCAD and Microsoft Office.
Must have the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the team.

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:

Bachelor’s degree in Engineering required (electrical preferred)
Professional Engineering License, or the capacity to obtain one, is preferred

PHYSICAL CAPABILITIES:

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential
tasks. Ability to perform low-impact physical tasks. May involve lifting of up to 50 lbs. Must be able to
remain in a stationary position for up to 70% of the time. The person in the position needs to occasionally
move about inside and outside from the office to the field.

TRAVEL:

Travel will be required.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

May have supervisory responsibilities.

LICENSING OR CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

  • A valid driver’s license is required
  • A professional engineer’s license is preferred

 

Interested and qualified candidates should submit their resume including a cover letter to HR@WAChester.com

 

Disclaimer:

We thank all applicants in advance for their interest in this position, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. We consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position.