El Paso Electric Company

El Paso, Texas

Posted in Utilities

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El Paso Electric Company is a regional electric utility providing generation, transmission, and distribution service to more than 443,000 retail and wholesale customers in a 10,000 square mile area of the Rio Grande Valley in West Texas and Southern New Mexico. We invite you to visit our website to learn more about our 120-year history, discover our plans for transforming the energy landscape, and encounter great opportunities with El Paso Electric.

DATE POSTED: 6/23/2021CLOSING DATE:6/30/2021
DEPARTMENT:System Planning
STARTING SALARY: $63,500 – $98,000 Salary is commensurate with experience.


Under the general direction of the Manager of System Planning, is responsible for initiating, participating, and performing short and long term technical, economic, and statistical analysis of internal and external bulk transmission systems, expansion plans, and other engineering requirements. Apply Western Electricity Coordinating Council (WECC) study criteria to North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) required transmission planning studies and both oral and written reports.


Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Electrical Engineering. Prefer concentration in Electric Utility Power Systems.


0 -3 years or more experience required.

Must possess required knowledge, skills, abilities and experience and be able to explain and demonstrate with or without a reasonable accommodation that the essential functions of the job can be performed.


  1. Knowledge or ability to acquire knowledge in an Electrical Engineering capacity.
  2. Knowledge in network analysis, mathematical modeling, related computer software applications, system planning methods, linear programming techniques, applicable transmission and generation systems regulatory requirements, and operating practices and procedures.
  3. Knowledge of electric theory or power systems. Experience with utility substations, protective relaying, distribution and transmission system is preferred.
  4. Ability to analyze information, prepare short and long-term study plans and reports, operate personal computer and engineering measuring devices.
  5. Computer programming knowledge and experience are preferred.
  6. Effective verbal and written communication skills.
  7. Ability to maintain effective working relationships with officers, managers, fellow employees, and the general public.
  8. Ability to maintain a strong sense of propriety concerning confidential matters.


  1. Initiates, conducts and performs short and long range technical, economic and statistical analysis of internal and external bulk transmission systems and expansion requirements.
  2. Performs and reviews WECC power flow studies, transient stability studies, fault analysis, incremental wheeling studies, analysis and coordination of outage studies, stability studies, local reactive supply planning, and intra-tie transfer studies.
  3. Participates in the development and publication of WestConnect methodologies and studies.
  4. Researches, develops and incorporates new planning methodologies and technologies in the system planning processes and ensures compliance with regulatory requirements.
  5. Develops new and innovative in-house computer programs for planning analysis.
  6. Participates in and may direct joint planning studies of regional interconnected transmission systems.
  7. Coordinates, reviews and submits data for WECC, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), WestConnect and related power pool studies.
  8. Participates in WECC, WestConnect, PeakRC and North American Transmission Forum (NATF) subcommittees, task forces and working groups that could involve attending out of town meetings and conferences. Coordinates and submits data and related studies on a timely manner to WECC, WestConnect, PealRC, (FERC), NERC, and other entities as required.
  9. Participates in WECC, NERC and FERC audits, as required.
  10. Prepares and is accountable for documenting study results, training staff of new innovations and communicating study results and recommendations to Management and/or other departments.
  11. Gathers information and assists other utility companies in the performance of various joint studies.
  12. Trains less senior employees on the technical programs, procedures and practices of the System Planning department.
  13. Serves as a Company witness in regulatory rate proceedings as needed.
  14. Acts as a liaison at meetings with other utility companies and/or regulatory agencies and represents the Company on various committees as needed.
  15. Keep updated with current and future study regulations, requirements, and guidelines.
  16. Keep updated with EPE’s contracts, FERC Orders and NERC Standards and required.
  17. Prepare and present study results and recommendations to appropriate Company personnel - including officers.
  18. Valid driver’s license and be in compliance with the Company’s Driving Program policy.
  19. Complies with all applicable Company policies, procedures and code of ethics as well as all applicable governmental laws and regulations to include employment, safety and environmental standards and regulations.
  20. Perform other related tasks that are not included but are within the context of the duties defined.

  1. The incumbents in this classification are not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions; primary work environment is typically of an office or administrative nature.
  2. May work non-standard hours.
  3. May require travel to Company work sites.
  4. May require out of town travel using air travel as required.


    1. Sedentary work: The planning job itself involves working and sitting at the computer station eight hours or more per day.
    2. Physical: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally, and/or a negligible amount of force frequently, or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects.
    3. Reaching: Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction.
    4. Walking: Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks.
    5. Pulling: Using upper extremities to exert force in order to draw, drag, haul or tug objects in a sustained motion.
    6. Lifting: Raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position-to-position.
    7. Fingering: Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with the whole hand or arm as in handling.
    8. Grasping: Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm.
    9. Talking: Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; those activities in which detailed or important spoken instructions must be conveyed to other workers accurately, loudly or quickly.
    10. Hearing: Ability to receive detailed information through oral communication and to make fine discriminations in sound, such as when making fine adjustments on machined parts.
    11. Repetitive motions: Substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.
    12. Visual acuity: Color, depth perception and field of vision to include measurement devices for close inspection and analysis.
    If interested in applying for this position, you must apply on-line by 5:00 PM, Wednesday, June30, 2021. (Please scroll back up to the “Apply Now” button)

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