Engineer Associate thru Senior Engineer – Metro Transmission Planning – Fort Worth, TX

Engineer Associate thru Senior Engineer – Metro Transmission Planning

Oncor Electric Delivery

Fort Worth, TX




Asset Planning provides the cost-effective engineering solutions needed for upgrading, expanding, repairing, maintaining and reliably operating the power system assets safely, efficiently, and in full compliance with state and federal regulatory requirements. This job entails analyzing Oncor's transmission system using computer simulation to determine the system's performance under both existing and expected future conditions. Projected performance is compared to Reliability Standards established by the North America Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) and the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) to ensure proper operation. If performance is unacceptable, construction projects to upgrade the system or changes in operation are developed and proposed to management for approval. This position also initiates projects to support transmission operations, to serve new Oncor and customer-owned substations and to connect new generating stations. Approved projects are monitored and supported through the design, regulatory approval from the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT) and construction phases.  

Key Roles & Responsibilities

Other duties may be assigned.  Directly or through others, the incumbent:

  • Accurately develop and maintain complex computer models of the transmission system for use in simulating the current and future operation of the transmission system.
  • Analyze the performance of the transmission system and compare the performance to the NERC and ERCOT Reliability Standards.
  • Prepare plans and operating actions needed to ensure compliance with the Reliability Standards consistent with good engineering practices and personnel and public safety requirements and effectively document these plans and operating actions and present them to management for approval.
  • Prepare plans to provide transmission service to transmission customers such as generation developers, other Transmission Service Providers (TSPs) and retail customers.
  • Performs all essential aspects and functions of the job as well as any other specific job requirements.
  • Support transmission operations as required.
  • Effectively communicate and resolve issues with other groups inside of Oncor and outside groups such as ERCOT, other TSPs and transmission customers.
  • Effectively manage a significant number of assignments while maintaining work quality, reliability and volume.
  • Performs all essential aspects and functions of the job as well as any other specific job requirements.

Education, Experience, & Skills

 Education– Bachelor of Science degree or higher in Engineering


  • Performing power flow studies and stability studies using Siemens PTI PSS/E including using Python, or equivalent power system analysis software is desired.
  • Using Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint with high level proficiency.
  • Creating, reviewing, modifying and editing technical documents in a very effective manner.
  • Handling oral and written communication with considerable proficiency.
  • Displaying considerable interpersonal, team building and organizational skills.
  • Analyzing complex technical problems and developing the best solution to the problems.
  • Working proficiently as an individual contributor or a team member.
  • Experience in transmission planning, use of Siemens PTI PSS/E software and transmission equipment is desirable.
  • Understanding of the ERCOT Power Market will be a plus.
  • Other knowledge
    • Familiarity with the Oncor transmission system
    • Familiarity with ERCOT practices associated with ERCOT transmission modeling and power flow assessment, including the ERCOT Planning Guide, Operating Guides, Protocols and other binding documents is desired.


  • Engineer Associate – 0 to 2 years of engineering experience
  • Engineer – Minimum of 2 years of engineering experience preferred.
  • Engineer Staff – Minimum of 4 years of engineering experience preferred.
  • Engineer Senior – 6+ years of engineering experience and licensed as a Professional Engineer in the State of Texas.

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Oncor Electric Delivery

1616 Woodall Rogers Freeway


Texas United States

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