Engineer (Transmission)

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Date: Apr 22, 2024

Location: San Antonio, TX, US, 78205

Company: CPS Energy

We are engineers, high line workers, power plant managers, accountants, electricians, project coordinators, risk analysts, customer service operators, community representatives, safety and security specialists, communicators, human resources partners, information technology technicians and much, much more. We are 3,300 people committed to enhancing the lives of the communities we serve.  Together, we are powering the growth and success of our community progress every day!



Deadline to apply: Open until Filled

Pay Grade



*Qualifications may warrant placement in a different job level*

Position Summary

The Transmission Engineer position holds the responsibility for the safe, reliable, and economic round-the-clock operation of the electric transmission system. Duties include engineering responsibilities for the design, construction, maintenance, and operation activities of our electric transmission lines, producing design packages for electric transmission capital projects required to ultimately provide service and increased reliability to our customers, generating project estimates & schedules, participating in root cause analyses, studying encroachment cases, developing & managing contracts for labor and materials, making site visits to monitor construction activities, and other engineering activities as they arise.

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Plans, designs, and oversees construction of electric transmission lines
  • Analyzes existing transmission lines for conductor upgrades and communications cable additions
  • Researches and studies new technologies, methods, and equipment
  • Drafts, finalizes, approves, accumulates and issues drawings, material lists, manuals and schedules for construction and revises transmission records to reflect as-built conditions
  • Coordinates, schedules and plans transmission project activities and provides technical support
  • Specifies, requisitions, and approves material for transmission projects
  • Develops, approves, and maintains material specifications and construction standards
  • Develops design processes and procedures
  • Provides transmission project budget estimates and monthly spending projections
  • Writes construction contracts and manages contractors on projects
  • Estimates quantities and cost of materials, equipment, or labor to determine project feasibility
  • Uses SAP to determine project costs, order material and monitor project progress
  • Participates in routing & siting projects
  • Supports COSA Civic Projects where transmission towers and/or lines are in conflict
  • Reviews encroachment requests for customers and developers
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Minimum Skills

Oral/Written Communications
Personal Computer Usage
Project Management

Minimum Knowledge and Abilities

Possesses and applies a broad knowledge of principles, practices, and procedures in this field to complete duties and assignments.
Demonstrated mastery of engineering discipline skills
Ability to lead cross-functional business initiatives and teams
Demonstrated ability to effectively handle a broad range of engineering assignments with minimum supervision
Ability to lead cross-functional teams on internal projects
Demonstrated ability to manage project costs, timeline, scope, and risks
Ability to effectively check work product for adequacy, quality and accuracy
Effective communication skills focused on understanding customer needs and developing resolution
Strong people skills, with bias for a collaborative working style
Ability to work call duty and occasional unscheduled work in the evenings, weekends, or holidays after experience level permits
Ability to travel occasionally, to off-site work, to seminars, manufacturing plant inspections, etc.
Proficient in Microsoft Office Package, including word processing, spreadsheets, database, presentation software, electronic mail and scheduling

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree from an accredited university
  • Experience with Bentley MicroStation software
  • Experience with PLS-CADD software
  • Experience with SAP software


Working with Ambiguity
Communicates Effectively
Setting a Strategic Vision
Driving for Results
Building and Supporting Teams

Minimum Education

Bachelors of Science degree in an engineering field from an ABET accredited four-year college or university

Required Certifications

Professional Engineer (PE) in the State of Texas

Working Environment

Work is performed indoors & outdoors. Manual dexterity, talking, hearing, and repetitive motion. Use of computing equipment, telephone, & printer/copier. Ability to travel to and from business related events. After hours work may be required.

Physical Demands

Office Environment

CPS Energy does not discriminate against applicants or employees. CPS Energy is committed to providing equal opportunity in all of its employment practices, including selection, hiring, promotion, transfers and compensation, to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status, veteran status, pregnancy, age, disability, genetic information or any other protected status. CPS Energy will comply with all laws and regulations.

Nearest Major Market: San Antonio

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