Chugach Electric
  • 05-Jan-2022 to Until Filled (AKST)
  • Engineering Transmission Services
  • Anchorage, AK, USA
  • per year Midpoint salary: $85,205
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Comprehensive NRECA Benefits


The Planning and Standards Engineer in Training position will assist in the development programs, procedures, and work processes that lead the Association toward maximizing economic return. Participates in the development of long-range engineering plans, Capital Improvement Plan, performance reporting, and special projects to support of the Engineering Department. Research outage information and identifies specific outage patterns and problems.

Essential Functions

Planning, Control and Communication

Support the department projects and activities in line with objectives and deadlines ensure follow up and make corrections, if necessary.

Effectively coordinates multiple tasks that involve priorities that may be in competition. Clearly communicates challenges and problems well enough in advance to minimize, or eliminate, negative impacts on other parties.

Has the ability to work as a part of a group, understands and willing to work within the role established. Recognizes the circumstances that require teamwork and team decisions. Sets high standards for performance for self and others.

Communicate clearly and concisely, in verbal and written forms, with other parties.

Strategy and Professional Knowledge

Develop an understanding of the data sources, information systems, principles, theories, and techniques for task accomplishment. Collects and applies the principles of engineering, business, marketing, human resources, and information technology.

Work actively to interpret and support how the company operates to accomplish its mission. Develop an understanding of corporate, as well as departmental goals and objectives.

Collect and interprets data and reports trends which measure the operating condition, equipment status and system demands of the asset base.

Performs Personally

Participate in the development of long-range plans, the Capital Improvement Plan, and Title 21 Undergrounding Plan.

Assist in the preparation of support documentation for the Strategic Plan, Power Requirement Study, Financial Forecast, and Business Plan.

Participate in the evaluation of generation, transmission, and distribution investments with respect to their conformity with the Association's goals and objectives.

Review construction drawings and specifications for conformance to established planning, operating, and performance criteria.

Support other departments and divisions in operating matters, construction, operations and maintenance planning, as well as disturbance analysis.

Assist in the review of system status and outage data.

Participate in the development and maintenance of system models to analyze system stability, configuration, and growth.

Develop a working knowledge of electrical modeling software (SynerGEE, PSS/E, Milsoft, etc.) to be able to independently analyze system stability, configuration, and growth of Chugach facilities.

Develop a working knowledge of the National Electric Safety Code (NESC) and National Electric Code (NEC)

Develop a working knowledge of RUS/REA specifications and standards for design and construction.

Review and comments on transmission and distribution designs for conformance with utility design practice, long range planning goals, and system configuration.

Carry out special assignments and projects as defined by the Manager, Transmission & Substation Engineering and Planning.

Maintain knowledge of power system related technologies, materials, construction techniques, and industry trends to guide long range planning.

Participate in coordination with system reliability councils and state and federal regulatory agencies to provide reports on Chugach's system updates and to aid Chugach's system planning.

Participate in conducting special studies and analyses.

Assist in the development of equipment, design, and construction standards for Distribution, Transmission, and Substations.

Perform other duties as assigned.



Manager, Transmission & Substation Engineering and Planning: Reports to, receives direction and decisions. Keeps informed of work progress and problems encountered. Exchanges information relative to work assignments.

Senior Planning Engineer/Planning Engineer: Exchanges information, receives guidance. Keeps informed of work progress and problems encountered. Exchanges information relative to system operations, disturbance analysis and system performance measurement and evaluation.

Standards Engineer: Exchanges information relative to materials and equipment performance. Learns the Standards development process.

Distribution Design & Construction: Exchanges information relative to distribution planning, protection and related design and construction needs. Coordinate efforts with respect to system protection and system analysis.

Corporate Planning and Development: Exchanges information with respect to strategic planning and the Association's Business Plan.

System Operations: Exchanges information relative to operations and maintenance, outage status and issues.

System Control: Exchanges information relative to capital improvement, outage causes and statistics, system configuration and protection, and system studies.

Plant Accounting and Finance: Seeks out or exchanges information as required.

Regulatory Affairs and Pricing: Exchanges information, cooperates in joint studies related to pricing.

All Other Departments: Seeks out or exchanges information as required.

Vice Presidents: Seeks out or exchanges information as required.


Bargaining Unit Representatives: Works with linemen and technicians to understand the installation and maintenance needs of equipment within the Chugach Transmission, Distribution, and Substation facilities.

Consultants: Works with Chugach consultants and with other agency consultants in the preparation of planning and operational studies.

Vendors and Material Manufacturers: Works with vendors and material manufacturers in the preparation of standards

Other Utilities: Communicates and integrates planning studies with interconnected utilities. Exchanges information and coordinates maintenance of any Railbelt power system models.

Government Agencies: Coordinates with appropriate agencies on land use planning, corridor development and transportation studies. Exchanges information concerning substation and line usage.


General knowledge of the planning, operation, and maintenance of electric utility transmission and distribution systems as well as familiarity with system protection desired.

Must have practical working knowledge of computer software and hardware. Familiarity with system analysis simulation tools such as PSS/E or SynerGEE is desirable.

Must have the ability to apply system analysis and engineering knowledge to system development and review.

Must have the ability to work with other department personnel in preparing plans and reports.

Must have the ability to communicate clearly and concisely, in both verbal and written forms, job related activities to other parties.

Must have the ability to identify and implement software requirements relative to areas of responsibility.

Working knowledge of the NEC and the NESC preferred.

Working knowledge of RUS/REA specifications and standards preferred.

Ability to organize, run, and follow up on project meetings. Time management, organization, roles, and responsibilities need to be recognized and managed.

Must have a valid driver's license.

Supervisory Responsibility

This position has no supervisory responsibility.

Work Environment

Work is performed in a standard office environment. Frequent attendance at technical meetings and conferences. Frequent field assignments may be required. Local and in-state travel required periodically. On occasion, travel out of state may be required. May be called on for assistances in major outages or system emergencies.

Minimum Qualifications and Experience


Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and a passing grade for the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam required. Power option preferred. The ability and desire to obtain Alaska Professional Engineer registration is required. Additional academic work in engineering economics, statistics and decision analysis preferred.


Experience with an electric utility preferred. Experience in preparation of feasibility or construction cost estimates desirable. Experience working in a union environment preferred. Experience using some type of electrical modeling software desired.

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