2347m - Director, Substation / Transmission Engineering & Technical Services

Fredericksburg, Virginia, United States

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Type: Permanent

Experience: Director Management (Director/Head of Organization)

Education: Bachelor's Degree

Category: Engineering

Industry: Natural Resources / Utility - Electric Power

Salary: $150- 160k salary plus bonus and a comprehensive benefit plan, including pension and relocation assistance

Reference ID: 2347m

Date Posted: 01/07/2022

Shortcut: http://management-recruiters-of-bonita-springs.jobs.mrinetwork.com/MBvBja

Oversee and direct the safe and reliable distribution of electric power with overall responsibility for construction, engineering and operation of the Cooperative’s substation, transmission and distribution system.  The Director ensures department focus and efforts are aligned with the Cooperative’s Strategic Plan while providing field engineering services and technical support for the maintenance, construction, testing, and commissioning of substation equipment up to 115 kV.  Based in Fredericksburg, VA duties are performed in an office with 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.



  • Directs the engineering design, specifications, construction, and maintenance of the Cooperative’s distribution and transmission substations, transmission lines, and mobile substations according to Rural Utility Services (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 National Electrical Safety Code (NESC), RUS guidelines, state and local codes, and the National Electrical Code (NEC) to ensure engineering design compliance
  • Ensures all electric and magnetic fields (EMF) technical information and data is maintained



  • BSEE; BSEET, BSME, BS Engineering, or similar, required. Registered Professional Engineer, (PE) preferred
  • 10+years of utility engineering experience, including substation and transmission and distribution design, RUS design guidelines, contractual requirements, project management, construction management, construction scheduling, and relaying. Prior supervisory experience is a must!
  • Thorough knowledge of the electric utility industry, electrical circuits, electrical apparatus, metering, transformer banks, NESC, NEC, SCADA, load management, and advanced meter reading equipment
  • Working knowledge of other utility functions, including operations, energy technology trends, advanced utility programs, demand response and energy efficiency, finance, human resources, workplace health, safety and security
  • Computer literate and experienced user of Microsoft Office - Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and effective communicator with internal and external stakeholders
  • Must possess a current driver's license


Company Brief:

One of the nation’s largest electric cooperatives that provides electric service to nearly 170,000 members in Virginia with a service territory ranging from the Blue Ridge Mountains to the tidal waters of the Chesapeake Bay


2347m Director, Substation / Transmission Engineering and Technical Services

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This position is being offered through Management Recruiters of Bonita Springs, Inc., who proudly supports Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employment.  We are committed to workforce diversity.  M/F/D/V are encouraged to apply. 


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BSEE engineering operations maintenance construction design transmission substation distribution safety RUS T&D NERC hands-on Strategic leadership SCADA Metering AMR

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