One Open Position:   Graduate Engineer

DEPARTMENT: Engineering/Operations
REPORTS TO: Assistant Manager/Chief Operating Officer
POSITION OBJECTIVES: Assists the Assistant Manager/COO on the coordination of engineering standards and operations. Assists in establishing engineering standards to be applied in maintaining adequate construction resources, in effective maintenance, and in high quality power service to members. Assists in interpreting system studies for current development of the system improvement; to plan and design distribution of the facilities, including the making of drawings, the preparation of material breakdown and the preparation of staking sheets in regard to lines, transformer banks, substations, OCRs, capacitors, and related construction; to prepare system studies and sectionalizing studies.


Education: BSEE from an accredited college or university is required. A current registration as a Professional Engineer or affirmative action toward that assignment is required. Must communicate effectively in English, verbally and in writing.
Training: A working knowledge of system design, construction, operations, and maintenance.
Special Skills: Able to interpret maps, graphs, and charts. Must be skilled at writing effective reports.
Miscellaneous: Must maintain a valid Class “C” driver’s license; Being a member of IEEE, TSPE, or NSPE is desired.
Testing: Must pass any required substance screening and background checks.

WORK SCHEDULE: Normally 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday – Friday, or as the job requires.  Must be available to perform work assignments during emergencies as determined by management.
OVERTIME REQUIRED: As determined and approved by management; week on/week off on-call.
JOB LOCATION: Headquarters’ office and field locations such as substations.
RESIDENCY: All employees are required to reside within the service area boundaries of WCEC or no more than 45 minutes’ drive time to WCEC’s Quitman office. Relocation, if necessary, is at candidate’s expense within 90 days.
JOB CONDITIONS: Hazardous or extreme weather, voltage hazard, physical exertion to reach remote locations. Fence and animal hazards. Some travel.
EQUIPMENT TO OPERATE: Calculator, personal computer, copy machine, TTR, megger, voltmeter, ammeters, survey instructions, meter testers and plotter machine, radio test set, and weather station.
CONTACTS: Members, employees and the general public. Consultants, vendor representatives, and educational institutions. Also, national, state and area rural electric cooperatives and associations. Other power companies, technical and trade organizations, and county and state officials and the highway department.


  1. Must be skilled in first aid and CPR and able to administer emergency medical assistance
  2. Follows all WCEC policies and procedures.
  3. Maintains adequate clothing for purposes of health and safety protection and adheres to proper use of personal protective equipment. (PPE)
  4. Maintains confidentiality of all information processed in the normal course of work except when authorized legally to disclose it.
  5. Keeps accurate daily time and charges to proper accounts.
  6. Conducts oneself at all times in such a manner as would reflect positively upon all of those associated with WCEC.
  7. Conducts oneself at all times in such a manner as would reflect positively upon all of those associated with WCEC.
  8. Performs all other activities and assumes the responsibility as may be required or assigned.
  9. Adheres to all WCEC policies related to EEOC employee discrimination and harassment, EPA environmental, and OSHA safety compliance. Takes immediate corrective action and reports any incidents or violations to their immediate supervisor, the Director of Human Resources, or other responsible manager(s) as soon as possible.


  1. Maintains, troubleshoots and upgrades the communications at all substations, meter points, and microwave locations.
  2. Periodically develops and implements a construction work plan with budget (usually a 4-year timeline.
  3. Oversees transmission and substation projects.
  4. Gridstream/Command Center analysis and troubleshooting.
  5. Oversees inspections and maintenance of transmission and distribution assets.
  6. Administers and implements inspection and maintenance programs.
  7. Informs Members of services available from the Cooperative.
  8. Has a working knowledge of RUS engineering guidelines and specifications pertaining to Cooperative operations.
  9. Special projects as assigned.


REQUIREMENT FOR ADVANCEMENT:  Must demonstrate the ability to learn and perform the skills and duties of the next position, and to be determined through the appraisal process by management to be the most qualified candidate.


Applications are available here: Employment Application E-mail completed application to Resumes without a completed application will not be considered. EOE/M/F/V/D