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Engineer Assc - Engineer

Company: American Electric Power
Location: Tulsa
Posted on: October 15, 2021

Job Description:

Job Description:

This position is posted as a range. Qualifications, education and experience will be considered in determining appropriate classification. The position summary and principal accountabilities reflect the minimum qualifications of the Associate role. Position responsibilities and accountabilities will vary accordingly based upon the assigned classification.

An Electrical Engineering graduate responsible to the assigned supervisor for performing entry level and higher level engineering work activities and projects requiring the application of engineering knowledge  and related activities associated with the planning, design, analysis, research, development, testing, construction, maintenance, and operation of Company equipment and facilities.in a safe, effective, efficient and economic accomplishment of assigned objectives.

  • Design overhead and underground distribution facilities for new and existing customers according to AEPs Services construction standards.
  • Consult with residential and commercial customers about policies, budgets, deadlines, and requirements for new electric service.
  • Work closely with customers to determine their electrical equipment needs for new industrial, commercial, and residential loads under stringent deadlines.
  • Provide engineering support to operations and maintenances of power distribution systems.
  • Work storm restoration locally or out of town by patrols lines and directs crews during outage restoration operations.
  • Produce computer-aided design (CAD) drawings for construction projects. 
  • Represent the Company with government officials, contractors, city agencies, vendors, architects, and engineers to provide service to customers.
  • Obtain permits and easements for facilities in accordance with AEP, local city ordinances, state, federal, and county agencies as required.
  • Execute contracts and agreements in compliance with administrative instructions and regulatory requirements.
  • Develop relationships with internal and external customers and contractors, where you will be working to meet and exceed their expectations daily.
  • Become well versed with AEPs Distribution Design program and other computer programs necessary for completion of projects.
Technical Expertise: Possesses entry-level knowledge and experience in the application of theory to solve well-defined problems or provide analysis, with guidance from higher-level engineers. Assists higher-level engineers in handling well-defined portions of more complex problems and analyses. Exhibits fundamental understanding of standards, codes and regulations relevant to the area of assignment. Gains familiarity with standards, codes and regulations relevant to the area of assignment. Gains familiarity with pertinent equipment, materials, systems and business processes.

Leadership & Guidance: Coordinates work activities of others as required to resolve routine engineering tasks. Demonstrates working knowledge of appropriate policies and procedures; however, activities are generally monitored by higher-level employees to ensure work is performed in accordance with established guidelines. Performs work activities as assigned and coached by higher-level employees. Demonstrates ability to work with others in both supplying information and seeking assistance as necessary. Demonstrates willingness and capabilities to assume leadership roles.

Planning & Organization Ability: Provides input to routine project planning documents related to scheduling and understands the use of scheduling techniques (CPM, PERT, flow charts, etc.) for budget and planning activities. Monitors project status and recommends action accordingly. Prepares cost estimates using established standards. Develops understanding of the workflow for routine engineering projects. Accomplishes work according to plans and schedules established by higher-level employees.

Problem Solving & Initiative: Actively seeks out information and understanding of engineering problems and solution techniques applicable to area of responsibility. Applies basic techniques to perform analysis associated with the resolution of routine technical problems. Uses initiative in looking for opportunities and presenting new ideas and new approaches.

Communication: Assists and participates in the preparation of reports and technical papers. Assimilates information and instructions readily. Communicates effectively, both verbally and in writing and presents ideas clearly. Listens to and understands instructions, and requests clarification as required.

Interpersonal Skills: Begins networking with peers to share information and encourage cooperation. Understands the agendas and perspectives of others. Develops effective give-and-take relationship. Demonstrates the ability to be a team player. Relates to people in an open, friendly, and sincere manner.

Decision Making: Knows which decisions they are authorized to make. Develops decision-making skills under guidance of higher-level employees and makes routine decisions subject to review and contributes to team decision-making.

Business Awareness & Characteristics: Demonstrates an attitude and desire to listen to and satisfy both internal and external customers who use and depend upon their organizational unit's work. Applies economic analysis techniques in problem solving. Pursues effective ways to protect and enhance the environment while providing reliable electricity at a competitive cost. Active participation in professional and business organizations is encouraged. Develops an understanding of the roles and responsibilities of the department.


This position is posted as a range. Qualifications, education and experience will be considered in determining the appropriate classification. Position responsibilities, accountabilities and qualifications will vary accordingly based upon the assigned classification.

*ABET - Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology.

Acceptable alternatives are (1) a Bachelor's degree in engineering (non-ABET, plus a Professional Engineer (PE) license in any state of the U.S. or (2) a Bachelor's degree in engineering (non-ABET) plus a Master's degree in engineering form a university with an ABET accredited Bachelor's program.

ABET accredited degrees in Electrical Engineering preferred.
Engineer Associate -
  • This is an entry level position for new graduates with a Bachelor's degree in engineering in a program accredited by ABET*; Passing the Fundamentals of Engineering examination in preparation for future licensing as a Professional Engineer (PE) is encouraged and preferred.
  • Internship / work experience in utility industry preferred.
Engineer -  
  • Has typically acquired 2 or more years of related engineering experience along with a Bachelor's degree in engineering in a program accredited by ABET*; Individuals with a Master's or Doctorate degree in engineering may be considered for entry into the organization at this level.
  • 2 years' work experience in the utility industry.
Additional Information:
  • Proficient in all MS office computer programs and working knowledge of AutoCAD.
  • Must be able to learn Distribution Design program and all material used in Distribution system.
  • Excellent project management and communication skills are a must.
  • Job requires high level of conflict resolution with customers.
  • First responder to any storm restoration for AEP.
  • Position requires building working relationships with all Departments at AEP.
  • Must be able to work and function in a team environment.
  • This position will require applicant to be in the office and outside in all sorts of weather.

Keywords: American Electric Power, Tulsa , Engineer Assc - Engineer, Other , Tulsa, Oklahoma

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