The PUC is seeking an Engineer who has a desire to work in the utility regulatory industry and would like to put their expertise and interest to work in the Engineering section performing routine to advanced engineering work on a broad range of infrastructure issues. Work involves applying engineering principles to evaluate engineering and technical issues to include identifying, analyzing, and providing recommendations or testimony regarding issues related to facility planning, construction, operations, and maintenance in the electric and water industries, as well as some telecommunications infrastructure issues. Work under general to minimal supervision with limited to considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.
- Identify, analyze, and provide recommendations on issues relating to electric and water infrastructure planning, construction, operations, and maintenance, including service quality and facility need, cost, and siting. Work on telecommunications issues as needed.
- Prepare written testimony for filing in contested proceedings, including certificate of convenience and necessity; sale, transfer, or merger; complaint; fuel reconciliation; and rate proceedings; and defend testimony under cross-examination.
- Conduct investigations and prepare reports.
- Participate in or lead rulemaking and other projects.
- May participate in transmission planning activities conducted by electric utilities and the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, Southwest Power Pool, and Midcontinent Independent System Operator.
- Provide information regarding Commission policies and procedures to industry stakeholders, customers, personnel of the legislature, other government agencies, and the public.
- Participate in the Commission’s Emergency Management Response Team if needed.
- Stay up-to-date on technological advances and issues in the electric and water industries and maintain an awareness of technological advances and issues in the telecommunications industry.
- Demonstrate a spirit of teamwork, offering positive and constructive ideas, encouragement, and support to other members of the staff and team, while upholding the PUC’s mission and core values.
- Adhere to all PUC personnel policies and division procedures and perform other work as assigned.
REQUIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
A degree is a minimum required qualification. Unofficial college transcripts must be submitted with the application.
- Graduation from an accredited four (4) year college or university with a bachelor or post-graduate degree in engineering, business with coursework in engineering, or related field.
- Engineering Specialist II: Minimum of two (2) years of full-time work experience in engineering related activities, field or system operations, or planning.
- Engineering Specialist III: Minimum of three (3) years of full-time work experience in engineering related activities, field or system operations, or planning.
- Engineering Specialist IV: Minimum of four (4) years of full-time work experience in engineering related activities, field or system operations, or planning.
- Engineering Specialist V: Minimum of five (5) years of full-time work experience in engineering related activities, field or system operations, or planning.
- Texas Engineer In Training (EIT) Certificate.
- Work experience in the electric industry or with a regulatory agency.