Transmission Line Engineer

Topeka, Kansas
Oct 01, 2020
Oct 31, 2020
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JOB TITLE: Transmission Line Engineer                


DEPARTMENT: Transmission Engineering – Topeka General Office and F&M Manchester Service Center           


                   Kansas City, MO                          


Engineer I: $58,400 - $73,000

Engineer II: $71,200 - $89,000

Staff Engineer: $79,600 - $99,500

Sr. Engineer: $80,600 - $107,500

Lead Engineer: $84,800 - $113,000

Principle Engineer: $94,900 - $126,500                           

Scheduled Work Hours:   Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Summary of Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

With minimal supervision, this position is responsible for all aspects of transmission line design.  Regular duties include line routing, structure design and selection, foundation design, conductor evaluation, budget estimates, structure spotting/survey, preparation of labor and material specifications, construction drawings with bills of material and construction contract documents.  Coordinates projects between other departments and work locations.  Conducts failure investigations, reviews projects that impact existing or planned transmission facilities and develops and implements new technologies. Direct contact with customers at their locations and work schedules may be required periodically. 


Education and Experience Requirements:

Requires a Bachelor's degree in Engineering from an ABET accredited program; Civil Engineering degree preferred.

Staff Engineer - 4 or more years of engineering experience.

Sr. Engineer - Typically possesses 8 or more years of engineering experience and an active member of a recognized industry committee or published in recognized technical journals or at minimum has two related career experiences or clearly demonstrated team leadership abilities on critical projects. Engineering in Training (EIT) certification required.

Lead Engineer - Typically possesses 12 or more years of engineering experience. Advanced technical degree preferred. Professional Engineering license preferred. Proven expertise in key functional areas, demonstrated leadership abilities and wide breadth of business understanding.   

Principle Engineer - Typically possesses 15 or more years of engineering experience. Advanced technical degree preferred. Professional Engineering license required. Proven ability to mentor and the knowledge and ability to handle significant or complex problems.

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities Required:

Requires proficient knowledge of basic engineering principles and advanced mathematics.  Prefer a working knowledge of power systems, a mechanical aptitude and surveying experience.  Must be proficient in use of PLS-CADD and PLS-POLE (3 years minimum experience), AutoCAD, Sag10, and drilled pier foundation design software such as MFAD. Must be proficient in the use of spreadsheets, word processing and database software.  Successful candidate must be able to evaluate, select, and apply standard engineering techniques, procedures and criteria, using good judgment in making adaptations and modifications.  Requires a working knowledge of the technical environment and all governing codes and regulations, including the National Electric Safety Code.  Requires the ability to plan, design and supervise a project to completion, within time and budgetary constraints.  Must have demonstrated good organizational skills, excellent oral and written communication skills, and the ability to work effectively with others.  Must have excellent teamwork and people skills.  Must have initiative and be a self-starter.

Licenses, Certificates, Bonding and/or Testing Required:

Must have a valid driver’s license.  Preference will be given to EITs or PEs.

Working Conditions:

Conditions will vary from office, substation, and power plant and transmission line field environments.  Must be able to work additional hours on short notice in office and field settings through normal and severe weather conditions. Must have a satisfactory work record including good attendance.

Evergy has a clear mission – To empower a better future. Evergy chooses to live this mission by valuing People First. We know to accomplish becoming the most innovative and reliable energy company, we need a team with a variety of backgrounds, perspectives and skills. So, our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative of the communities we serve. We are committed to celebrating diversity and building a team where everyone – regardless of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status – has a voice and can bring their best every day. We know that the more diverse and inclusive we are, the better we will be. Evergy is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer.