Engineer - Civil and Structural Design

  • Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corp.
  • Little Rock, AR, USA
  • 01/07/2019
Full time Engineering Management Project Management

Job Description

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 provides 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.


  • 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


  • 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



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.

Salary Range

$58,000.00 - $140,000.00

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