Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corp.

Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corporation (AECC) is an organization with a rich history and a bright future. As a leader in the energy industry we look to our employees to help us grow, change, and provide power to over 500,000 members of our 17 electric distribution cooperatives.

 

Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corp. Little Rock, AR, USA
01/07/2019
Full time
Technical Products Engineer Little Rock, AR, USA Utility Sales & Services/ Full Time   Arkansas Electric Cooperatives, Inc. (AECI) is an organization with a rich history and a bright future. As a leader in the energy industry we look to our employees to help us grow, change, and provide utility construction and right of way services, material & supplies, electrical equipment and renewable energy resources power to the utility sector across the country. A Technical Products Engineer provides professional technical and engineering expertise to members, customers and coworkers. This position assists inside and outside field sales force to improve brand, marketplace presence and demonstrates engineering expertise in the five-state sales territory, as well as, assists with sales coordination for key and other accounts, as required. In this position, you will be given the opportunity to work alongside peers who are versatile, enthusiastic, and continue to strive to push AECI and its subsidiaries and our mission forward. Responsibilities Provides technical and engineering expertise to outside field sales representatives and inside sales coordinators. Promotes all product lines and services and supports all sales functions while maximizing revenues and margins. Supports inside and field sales representatives with engineered products. Assists Sales Manager and VP with strategic plans for sustaining existing manufacturers. Also, assists with cultivating new manufacturers and product lines. Promotes new and emerging electric utility technologies to member cooperatives and customers in AECIs five-state territory. Maintains knowledge of Eaton Power Systems products, apparatus and factory resources. Promotes, markets and sells Eaton Power agency items where authorized. Assists sales team in satisfactory problem resolution when engineering and/or technical expertise is required. Schedules at least two, joint sales call tours annually with each field sales representative. Schedules and fulfills recurring, independent customer sales and technical visitations (in all five states) with strategic and targeted topics with primary contacts being engineering, operations and purchasing department personnel. Assists AECI Safety & Loss Control Department with technical products and apparatus training for member systems. Assists members and customers with engineering and technical inquiries. May include work in substations and other field, or remote locations. Utilizes and maintains Outlook calendar for meetings, travel, appointments. Keeps Manager-Sales apprised of travel schedule. Submits sales results, customer discussions, trouble-shooting, outage information, etc., details in written summary report to be included in weekly report. May assist OK, LA, MS and MO statewide associations with technical training. Attends and participates in obligatory factory technical training sessions required by Eaton Power Systems and other manufacturers who require distributors to have technical or engineering support. The ability to handle necessary stress and work well with others are essential functions of this position. Minimum Qualifications   Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering plus 7 years related experience and/or training, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Preferred Qualifications Professional Engineer 3-5 years’ project management experience Benefits 2 Retirement Plan Options Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance 9 Paid holidays Educational assistance Personal Time Off Short-term disability Long-term disability Free & confidential Employee Assistance Program   EEO/AA/M/F/VETS/DISABLED Should you elect to apply for this position, AECC/AECI will review your qualifications. If after reviewing the qualifications and experience of all applicants, your skills and credentials meet our needs, someone from our organization may contact you. Please be advised that the time required to complete the applicant review process typically takes between 30 and 90 days, but could extend beyond that. Once the position has been filled, all applicants will be notified via email.   Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corporation and Arkansas Electric Cooperatives, Inc. are Equal Opportunity Workplace and an Affirmative Action Employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age or any other protected category.
Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corp. Little Rock, AR, USA
01/07/2019
Full time
Electrical Engineer I – Senior Engineering / Full Time Little Rock, AR, USA Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corporation (AECC) is an organization with a rich history and a bright future. As a leader in the energy industry we look to our employees to help us grow, change, and provide power to over 500,000 members of our 17 electric distribution cooperatives.   An Electrical Engineer provides the initiative, technical ability, and responsibility required to give AECC a well-designed, soundly constructed, and reliably operated generation and transmission systems. We’re looking for someone who can maintain a high degree of situational awareness to meet continually changing conditions with a fresh and adaptable approach. In this position, you will be given the opportunity to work alongside peers who are versatile, enthusiastic, and continuing to strive to push AECC and our mission forward. Responsibilities Provides electrical engineering designs related to transmission systems, specifies electrical equipment and produces drawings for the construction of substations and switching stations. Designs and prepares drawings, reports, forms and configurations for revenue metering installations at AECC and member cooperative facilities. Designs, configures, and supports control and monitoring systems in substations; develops and configures associated operator screens/interfaces; updates and maintains transmission system model. Designs and supports protective relaying systems for substations and transmission lines. Keeps abreast of related current scientific and engineering developments and governmental regulations. Minimum Qualifications Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering Must meet eligibility requirements to take Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) examination Valid driver’s license Minimum Experience Required Engineer I: No experience required Engineer II: Minimum 2 years’ experience required Engineer III: Minimum 4 years’ experience required Sr Engineer: Minimum 8 years’ experience required Preferred Qualifications 5 years of related experience Master of Science in Electrical Engineering Professional Engineer license in the State of Arkansas Knowledge of electric power systems Knowledge of protective relaying schemes & equipment Knowledge of industry protocols (DNP, etc.) Proficient in database development/management Knowledge of power plant processes Knowledge of automation controllers and ladder logic Knowledge of AutoCAD software Benefits 2 Retirement Plan Options Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance 9 Paid holidays Educational assistance Paid time off accrual Short-term disability Long-term disability Free & confidential Employee Assistance Program EEO/AA/M/F/VETS/DISABLED Should you elect to apply for this position, AECC/AECI will review your qualifications. If after reviewing the qualifications and experience of all applicants, your skills and credentials meet our needs, someone from our organization may contact you. Please be advised that the time required to complete the applicant review process typically takes between 30 and 90 days, but could extend beyond that. Once the position has been filled, all applicants will be notified via email. Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corporation and Arkansas Electric Cooperatives, Inc. are Equal Opportunity Workplace and an Affirmative Action Employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age or any other protected category.
Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corp. Little Rock, AR, USA
01/07/2019
Full time
Engineer – Civil and Structural Design Little Rock, AR, USA Engineering / Full Time Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corporation (AECC) is an organization with a rich history and a bright future. As a leader in the energy industry we look to our employees to help us grow, change, and provide power to over 500,000 members of our 17 electric distribution cooperatives.   A Civil and Structural Design Engineer p rovides the initiative, technical ability, and responsibility required to give AECC well-designed substation facilities. We’re looking for someone who can maintain a high degree of situational awareness to meet continually changing conditions with a fresh and adaptable approach. In this position, you will be given the opportunity to work alongside peers who are versatile, enthusiastic, and continuing to strive to push AECC and our mission forward. Responsibilities Provide civil and structural engineering for the Engineering Department projects related to production and transmission facilities including grading, drainage, foundation and structural steel design. Performs engineering design for AECC's standard substation and transmission line facilities for the delivery of bulk power. Reviews as built drawings and participates in the department record update process. Develops material lists for structural steel, anchor bolts, rebar, connectors and any other equipment or hardware as required for substation and transmission line projects. Ensures AECC substation and transmission line facilities are designed to provide a reliable, economical, quality and maintainable electric system. Examines AECC's compliance with appropriate standards organizations regarding manufacturing processes, fabrication and assembly of structural components and construction requirements of civil work. Orders and schedules geotechnical tests such as soil borings and compaction tests and analyzes results for conformity to AECC's specifications. Prepares budget items, work orders, requests for quotations, evaluations and purchase orders. Advises other staff members, power plant superintendents, AECI personnel and member cooperatives' personnel upon request of facts relating to this area of responsibility and assists them in the performance of their duties in times of need as directed by the Supervisor. Solicits assistance of other staff members to perform all work within their capability. Represents AECC on various EPRI, CRN, and NRECA committees, working groups and advisory councils. The ability to handle stress and work well with others are essential functions of this position. Minimum Qualifications Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering or related discipline or equivelent combination of education and experience. Valid driver's license Knowledge of design principles related to substation and transmission line structures, foundations and site improvements. Minimum Experience Required Engineer I: No experience required Engineer II: Minimum 2 years’ experience required Engineer III: Minimum 4 years’ experience required Sr Engineer: Minimum 8 years’ experience required Preferred Qualifications Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Arkansas; Engineering Intern (E.I.) license in the State of Arkansas. Experience with AutoCAD, AutoCAD Civil 3d and PLS-CAD software Knowledge of RUS substation and transmission line designs Benefits 2 Retirement Plan Options Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance 9 Paid holidays Educational assistance Paid time off accruals Short-term disability Long-term disability Free & confidential Employee Assistance Program   EEO/AA/M/F/VETS/DISABLED Should you elect to apply for this position, AECC/AECI will review your qualifications. If after reviewing the qualifications and experience of all applicants, your skills and credentials meet our needs, someone from our organization may contact you. Please be advised that the time required to complete the applicant review process typically takes between 30 and 90 days, but could extend beyond that. Once the position has been filled, all applicants will be notified via email.   Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corporation and Arkansas Electric Cooperatives, Inc. are Equal Opportunity Workplace and an Affirmative Action Employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age or any other protected category.
Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corp. Little Rock, AR, USA
01/07/2019
Part time
Part Time Transmission Construction Assistant Analyst PP&D/Power Delivery Little Rock, AR, USA Part Time An Assistant Analyst provides support in procurement, contract preparation, records management, and other miscellaneous activities for the Power Delivery Transmission Construction Department. In this position, you will be given the opportunity to work alongside peers who are versatile, enthusiastic, and continuing to strive to push our company and our mission forward. Responsibilities Assists with procurement services related to purchase of equipment, material, tools and construction services. This includes, but is not limited to, preparing requests for quotations, creating purchase requisitions and purchase orders, monitoring/reporting delivery status, and processing invoices. Assists with the preparation and administration of construction and maintenance contracts, under supervision of Transmission Construction Manager Creates Excel spreadsheets and/or Word documents to assist team members with items such as equipment specifications, bid evaluations, tool/equipment tracking, schedules, etc. Assists with department CCMS records management. Assists with project status monitoring/reporting, including updating schedules and action item lists, soliciting status updates from team members, and preparing materials for project meetings. Assists other Power Delivery Departments/Districts, as needed.  Minimum Qualifications High School Diploma or GED Enrolled in a University and in pursuit of a degree such as Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Operations, Construction Management or similar related field. Valid Driver’s License Ability to work an estimated 20 hours per week Preferred Qualifications At least 1 year of relevant experience   EEO/AA/M/F/VETS/DISABLED Should you elect to apply for this position, AECC/AECI will review your qualifications. If after reviewing the qualifications and experience of all applicants, your skills and credentials meet our needs, someone from our organization may contact you. Please be advised that the time required to complete the applicant review process typically takes between 30 and 90 days,but could extend beyond that. Once the position has been filled, all applicants will be notified via email. Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corporation and Arkansas Electric Cooperatives, Inc. are Equal Opportunity Workplace and an Affirmative Action Employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age or any other protected category.
Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corp. Little Rock, AR, USA
01/07/2019
Full time
Outside Fiber Plant Manager Little Rock, AR, USA Fiber Operations / Full Time Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corporation (AECC) is an organization with a rich history and a bright future. As a leader in the energy industry we look to our employees to help us grow, change, and provide power to over 500,000 members of our 17 electric distribution cooperatives.   An Outside Fiber Plant Manager is responsible for the management of the Cooperatives' fiber optic outside plant, oversight of construction and design, and ongoing maintenance and operations. This position requires a broad knowledge of outside plant design practices and standards for aerial and underground facilities.  Responsibilities Manages fiber communication projects and design ranging from campus plant, generating stations, substations, and managing the construction of a statewide transport network. Reviews and evaluate potential routes to determine cost, value, and reliability. Summarize potential solutions and make logical recommendations to management. Develops construction bid documents, analyze vendor proposals, review contractor recommendations, and participate in contract negotiations. Monitors all aspects of the project to achieve the cost, quality and schedule goals for the project. Make recommendations to management regarding ways to meet project goals and objectives. Prepares preliminary cost estimates and route proposals including descriptions of the proposed project and map documents showing the preliminary route that is the basis for the estimate. Works closely with Cooperative Members to identify mutual benefit from AECC routes within their territories. Manages field engineering, direct field data collection, and coordinate pole loading studies with the Power Production and Delivery Division. Identifies and obtain pole attachment agreements and structure access agreements and submit for and obtain permits to facilitate cable placement. Identifies permit and easement requirements for city, county, railroads, USACE, and state construction permits and submit for and obtain permits as needed to facilitate cable installation. Reads and interprets construction documents, i.e.; prints and plans as well as splicing diagrams that are used in the splicing of fiber optics. Coordinates response to emergency maintenance situations by directing internal or contract resources. Document and submit analysis of the cause of the outages for record purposes and to determine responsible parties. Reviews preliminary construction prints from engineering and consulting firms and determine potential conflicts. Attend coordination meetings and construction progress meetings as needed. Performs preventative maintenance testing utilizing OTDR test equipment, analyze results and coordinate repairs as needed. Collaborates with the Legal Division assigned attorneys to obtain required agreements, permits and other authorizations as required to allow cable installation. Promotes safety to employees and contractors. Observe all safety rules.  Maintains a safe working environment by adhering to policies, procedures, and regulations. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities may include but are not limited to interviewing, hiring and training employees; planning, assigning and directing work; appraising performance, rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.   Minimum Qualifications Associate’s degree in a relevant field, plus at least 10 years total related experience and/or training, including 5 years related management experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.   Benefits 2 Retirement Plan Options Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance 9 Paid holidays Educational assistance Vacation and sick leave accruals Short-term disability Long-term disability Free & confidential Employee Assistance Program   EEO/AA/M/F/VETS/DISABLED Should you elect to apply for this position, AECC/AECI will review your qualifications. If after reviewing the qualifications and experience of all applicants, your skills and credentials meet our needs, someone from our organization may contact you. Please be advised that the time required to complete the applicant review process typically takes between 30 and 90 days, but could extend beyond that. Once the position has been filled, all applicants will be notified via email.   Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corporation and Arkansas Electric Cooperatives, Inc. are Equal Opportunity Workplace and an Affirmative Action Employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age or any other protected category.
Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corp. Little Rock, AR, USA
01/07/2019
Full time
IT Physical Security Analyst   Little Rock, AR, USA IT Security and Compliance / Full Time Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corporation (AECC) is an organization with a rich history and a bright future. As a leader in the energy industry we look to our employees to help us grow, change, and provide power to over 500,000 members of our 17 electric distribution cooperatives. An IT Physical Security Analyst requires a combination of IT computer management skills and experience designing, installing, and maintaining physical security hardware and electronic controls. This position maintains an interconnected hierarchy of security systems across the state, builds door access control rules, supports operators in monitoring for security intrusions, and programs security cameras for advanced analytics and alerting. In this position, you will be given the opportunity to work alongside peers who are versatile, enthusiastic, and continuing to strive to push AECC and our mission forward. In state travel will be required as necessary, and this position will serve rotations on an after-hours incident response team.   Responsibilities Assists in the design of security solutions to meet security, compliance and operational requirements. Programs security cameras and video recording equipment to identify and monitor potential security threats and to minimize the number of false positives. Designs and supports security operator screens to meet the security, compliance and operational needs of each facility. Develops and implements a security access logging solution to improve security and compliance with all regulatory standards applicable to AECC facilities. Maintains camera settings to ensure effective and reliable utilization of network bandwidth. Tests and implements security system firmware and server application patching on all physical security systems. Performs backups of physical security equipment and systems and develops recovery plans to respond to the failure of security systems. Assists in the development / maturation of physical security procedures. Assists in the collection of evidence for security incidents and for compliance with Critical Infrastructure Protection (NERC-CIP-006) Standards. Assists in training of physical security monitoring staff on physical security systems and procedures. Troubleshoots physical security to identify and correct problems and errors in operation. Minimum Qualifications Associates degree in electrical, electronic or business related field plus 6 years of experience installing and maintaining physical security access control systems or Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Preferred experience in operating systems and networking and server administration Preferred experience with Genetec security applications and security camera programming Preferred experience with physical security risk assessment and mitigation Benefits 2 Retirement Plan Options Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance 9 Paid holidays Educational assistance Paid Time Off Accrual Short-term disability Long-term disability Free & confidential Employee Assistance Program EEO/AA/M/F/VETS/DISABLED Should you elect to apply for this position, AECC/AECI will review your qualifications. If after reviewing the qualifications and experience of all applicants, your skills and credentials meet our needs, someone from our organization may contact you. Please be advised that the time required to complete the applicant review process typically takes between 30 and 90 days, but could extend beyond that. Once the position has been filled, all applicants will be notified via email.   Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corporation and Arkansas Electric Cooperatives, Inc. are Equal Opportunity Workplace and an Affirmative Action Employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age or any other protected category
Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corp. Little Rock, AR, USA
01/07/2019
Full time
IT Developer l-ll Little Rock, AR, USA Business and Financial Systems / Full Time   Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corporation (AECC) is an organization with a rich history and a bright future. As a leader in the energy industry we look to our employees to help us grow, change, and provide power to over 500,000 members of our 17 electric distribution cooperatives.   An IT Developer assists in fact finding to develop and/or modify computer applications and systems to meet the needs of Cooperative business functions. Responsibilities Partners with other developers, analysts and employees from various Cooperative business units to identify the business requirements and develop application systems to support those requirements. Assists with development of program specifications. Designs, codes, tests, and debugs programs for enterprise, web, and mobile applications. Develops design documentation describing the technical aspects of applications and systems, as well as run notes, change control logs and procedural flow charts. Conducts testing and validation of software to ensure that software changes are reasonably defect-free. Develops training, instructions, and any other necessary support to users of computer applications/systems. Prioritizes and schedules changes to applications according to business requirements and develops change control documentation. Contributes to the documentation of business continuity and disaster recovery procedures to support the availability of critical operating environments. Troubleshoots applications and systems to identify and correct problems and errors in operation. Provides feedback to the System Administrator to improve and enhance reliability of applications and systems. Implements application changes/modifications in accordance with Change Management Procedures. Minimum Qualifications Bachelor’s in Computer Science or related, or equivalent combination of education and experience.   Minimum Experience Required IT Developer l: No experience required IT Developer ll: Minimum 2 years’ experience required   Benefits 2 Retirement Plan Options Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance 9 Paid holidays Educational assistance Paid time off accruals Short-term disability Long-term disability Free & confidential Employee Assistance Program   EEO/AA/M/F/VETS/DISABLED Should you elect to apply for this position, AECC/AECI will review your qualifications. If after reviewing the qualifications and experience of all applicants, your skills and credentials meet our needs, someone from our organization may contact you. Please be advised that the time required to complete the applicant review process typically takes between 30 and 90 days but could extend beyond that. Once the position has been filled, all applicants will be notified via email.   Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corporation and Arkansas Electric Cooperatives, Inc. are Equal Opportunity Workplace and an Affirmative Action Employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age or any other protected category.