Job Description Summary:
Performs testing and analyzes test results for overhead transmission assets under supervision of a subject matter expert. Works directly with EPRI staff and moderate interaction with members and industry.
This position will be involved with researching various overhead transmission assets and operational issues including conductors, conductor-connector systems, line hardware, and line ratings. Specifically, the incumbent in this role will be involved with hands on testing, and requires good problem solving/critical thinking, documentation, and teamwork skills. This role is ideal for those looking to be hands on and constantly learning.
- Conducts technical searches and analyzes information in support of the project team.
- Conducts independent research and begins to manage small, less complex projects
- Provides technical advice and counsel to other professionals within EPRI.
- Assists Project/Program managers in assessing customer needs, formulating technical approaches, preparing proposals, technical publications/papers, and making presentations.
- Reviews progress and evaluates results. Makes changes in methods, design or equipment where necessary.
- Exercises considerable latitude in determining technical objectives of assignment.
A Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, ideally Mechanical Engineering.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Must have satisfied requirements of entry level engineer/scientist and have 2-3 years of engineering experience or comparable work/educational experience required.
- Familiar with Microsoft Office Products including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
- Proficient with working within a team setting including team communication.
- Detailed oriented
- Excellent time management skills
- Holds prior experience with overhead transmission assets.
- Educational background of Mechanical Engineering with some materials experience