1+ months

Project Engineer

Old Dominion Electric Cooperative
Glen Allen, Virginia 23060
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time

Project Engineer

Incorporated in 1948, Old Dominion Electric Cooperative (ODEC) provides reliable, cost-effective, environmentally balanced, wholesale electric services to our 11-member distribution cooperatives in Virginia, Maryland and Delaware. Our core business is generating, purchasing and delivering electricity to our members. ODEC is a not-for-profit generation and transmission cooperative that operates for the benefit of our members, who are our owners. Our home office is located in Glen Allen, Virginia.


Purpose of Job: 

Seeking a creative, energetic, and passionate engineering professional to serve as our Project Engineer in the Glen Allen, VA home office. This position is responsible for developing, managing and executing generation and transmission projects from conception to completion.  Individual will be instrumental in all aspects of project management for new construction, capital improvements and large maintenance projects.

Essential responsibilities include:

  • Project Management to include successfully executing approved projects within scope, budget and satisfaction of clients
    • o  Managing generation and transmission projects to include conceptualization, permitting, engineering, scheduling, budget control, procurement, construction, commissioning, and turnover
    • o  Developing and maintaining budget and schedule controls for projects and supporting department budget development. 
    • o   Managing and resolving all project issues that have technical, budget or schedule implications.
    • Managing engineering design review to include conceptual engineering, detailed engineering and management of associated data and correspondence
    • Recommending and supporting potential generation and transmission projects to improve asset reliability and availability.
    • Managing requests for proposals (RFPs) for engineering consultants and construction contractors
    • Providing operational and technical support for generation and transmission assets. 
    • Collaborating and partnering with engineering and operations staff, other internal departments, external consultants, contractors, other utility companies, and independent power producers (IPP). 
    • Prepares and presents technical recommendations and reports.

Work Experience

  • 12 years’ combined experience in electrical and/or mechanical engineering
  • 8 years’ combined experience in power generation, transmission and/or distribution
  • 3 years’ combined experience in project management and/or project engineering

Critical Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Working knowledge of and experience with hard construction in an energy utility environment
  • Effective communicator verbally and in writing
  • Knowledge of electrical standards, codes and common industry engineering practices

Preferred Knowledge and Skills:

  • Understanding how electric utility equipment operations and maintenance

Education:  Bachelor of Science in engineering (BSEE or BSME preferred) or equivalent experience

Travel details: Overnight travel to include several nights once a month are required in this position

Working Conditions and Physical Demands: 

  • Interact effectively with others through verbal communication, video, email and text
  • Conduct regular and safe travel via automobile for several overnights each month (approximately 35% annual travel)
  • Ability to use a keyboard and monitor frequently
  • Frequently perform fieldwork, which may involve walking over rough terrain during all types of weather conditions
  • Frequently spend a number of hours outdoors exposed to all weather conditions, typically in high voltage substations or power plants
  • Walking on uneven surfaces
  • Ability to climb ladders, potentially several feet high, and walk on platforms
  • Occasional heavy lifting and/or moving items up to 50 pounds
  • Ability to see, smell and hear when conducting fieldwork and when on premises at high voltage substations or power plants

We offer a competitive salary, robust health benefits package, 401(k) company match, defined benefit retirement security (pension) plan, vacation accrual based on years of relevant experience, generous sick time accrual and other attractive benefits. Please apply via this link www.odec.com/careersfor consideration. 

ODEC provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

 This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

No Phone Calls or Agencies Please


Posted: 2022-04-29 Expires: 2022-06-28

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