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Engineer (PE) - Transmission Line Operations & Maintenance (Civil/Structural/Mechanical - Hybrid)

Lower Colorado River Authority
Austin, Texas
Based on experience/education/training.
Closing date
Jun 8, 2024

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This is a hybrid position, working in the Austin, TX office two days a week and three remote. Engineers with a PE in the state of Texas and other states are encouraged to apply.

At LCRA, our Mission is to enhance the quality of life of the Texans we serve through water stewardship, energy and community service and with a Vision to be the public utility that sets the standard for excellence. We are an organization with a strong focus on our people through a culture of learning and development and an emphasis on partnership, organizational development and strong internal communications.

This is an exciting time to join LCRA as we continue to grow and enhance our transmission system. We have an opportunity for an expert, dedicated, professional engineer with experience in structural, mechanical, and/or civil engineering, to be part of our Transmission Line Operations and Maintenance Engineering (TL O&M) team. As an integral member of the TL O&M team, you'll have the chance to use your experience to tackle engineering problems, work closely with field personnel, identify process improvements, and learn new skills. You'll mentor others in your areas of expertise while having the opportunity to learn from others within the LCRA organization.

-  Provide engineering support to LCRA TSC's Line Operations & Maintenance crews, Real Estate Services and other functional teams across LCRA.

-  Leverage asset data and other means to identify and address shortcomings in the transmission system to improve resiliency.

-  Perform analysis and design of repairs to transmission assets such as concrete foundations, lattice towers, and concrete and steel poles.

-  Review and analyze external requests to use LCRA TSC land or easements.

-  Conduct research projects with the objective of identifying systemic improvements to transmission facilities.

-  Perform transmission facilities fault event and failure forensics from which to develop recommendations for improvement.

-  Continuously seek opportunities for improvement in processes and procedures to gain efficiencies, reduce errors and improve safety.


-  Develop and conduct presentations to management and others.

Minimum Qualifications

- Licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Texas  

- Driver's license

Preferred Qualifications

-  Bachelor's Degree in Civil, Structural, or Mechanical Engineering.

-  PE license with ability to obtain Texas PE within 6 months (of hire).

-  PE license from other states are strongly encouraged to apply.

-  Experience interpreting and applying requisite industry design codes such as NESC, IEEE, ASCE and ACI

-  Proficiency with Microsoft Office.

-  Well organized with an attention to detail.

-  Collaborative. Enjoys working both independently and as part of a team.

-  An inquisitive mind with a keen interest in performing forensics and root cause analysis.

-  Excellent interpersonal skills.

You would be a strong candidate with several of the following qualifications:

-  Advanced degree in Structural Engineering.

-  Expertise in the design and specification of concrete repairs.

-  Understanding and experience in steel detailing.

-  Experience reading and interpreting civil/site plans.

-  Some experience of overhead transmission line design.

-  Experience using PLS-CADD and PLS-Tower.

-  Prior experience participating in industry research groups such as IEEE, EPRI or NATF.

-  Experience in estimating and scheduling tasks/activities using Asana (preferably) or MSProject.



LCRA plays a variety of roles in Central Texas: delivering electricity, managing the water supply and environment of the lower Colorado River basin, developing water and wastewater utilities, providing public recreation areas, and supporting community and economic development.

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