(Engineer - Engineer Sr) / Generator Excitation

American Electric Power


Job Description:

DEPARTMENT: Generation Electrical Engineering Services / Generator Excitation

LOCATION: hybrid work designation and preferably Columbus/central Ohio region. For the right candidate, may consider remote work designation and preferably within AEP's service territory in these states: OH, WV, VA, KY, TN, IN, MI, OK, TX, LA, AR. Other states and locales/municipalities may be considered based on payroll, tax and benefits.

Based on education, experience and interview, this opportunity will filled at any of these job titles and commensurate within the Engineer job family:

Engineer Sr. (grade 8)
Engineer (intermediate) (grade 7)
Engineer (intermediate) (grades 6)= bachelor's degree in engineering (electrical engineering preferred) + 2 years of experience. May be considered entry-level with master's/graduate degree in engineering (electrical engineering preferred)

Responsible to the assigned supervisor for performing intermediate level engineering work activities and projects requiring the application of engineering knowledge in a safe, effective, efficient and economic accomplishment of assigned objectives.

Technical Expertise:Possesses intermediate level knowledge and performs varied assignments with proficiency in the application of theory and analytical techniques to solve diverse problems and complete extensive analysis. Demonstrates competency in analytical techniques necessary to handle assignments of moderate complexity. (e.g., by dividing the problem into component steps, and performing the analysis necessary to complete each step). Exhibits ability to understand interrelationship between systems and component equipment. Demonstrate ability to analyze and recommend enhancements to business processes.

Leadership & Guidance:Coordinates work activities of others within the work group, department, or other corporate entity as necessary to complete routine activities. Performs routine engineering activity with minimum direction from higher-level employees. Follows policies, practices, standards and rules of the company and those regulations and procedures required by external agencies. Provides training and guidance to lower-level employees.

Planning & Organization Ability:Coordinates the development of input necessary to forecast costs for the routine projects, improvements requisitions, etc. Uses scheduling techniques (CPM, PERT, flow charts, etc.) for budget and planning activities. Initiates corrective action when project objectives are not being met.

Problem Solving & Initiative:Resolves and initiates solutions to routine problems which usually require additional definition/clarification before analysis can begin. Demonstrates ability to identify problems that are beyond the normal routine. Demonstrates ability and desire to seek out opportunities and embrace new ideas and approaches.

Communication:Develops, reviews, or presents technical reports such as improvement requisitions, studies, and analyses in as clear, concise and effective fashion.

Interpersonal Skills:Is an active team member. Networks with peers inside and outside the AEP system. Identifies key stakeholders. Uses informal network to get things done. Resolves conflict, builds consensus.

Decision Making:Makes decisions subject to review within established policies and procedures. Makes decisions that affect the work of the team. Aware of risks. Demonstrates the ability to extrapolate beyond known facts to reach logical conclusions.

Business Awareness & Characteristics:Understands AEP's organizational structure and the specific role and responsibility of their individual organizational unit. Demonstrates an understanding of the budgeting and approval process. Is proficient in the application and use of economic analysis techniques in problem solving. Develops an understanding of utility regulation and financing.

The successful candidate should have experience in some or all of the following:

  • Generator Inspections, testing, repair and writing specifications
  • Excitations system Troubleshooting, testing, repair, commissioning, modeling, writing specifications and bid evaluations
  • Preference will be given to the most qualified candidate.
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Has typically acquired 2 or more years of related engineering experience along with a Bachelor's degree in engineering (

electrical engineering preferred) in a program accredited by ABET*; Individuals with a Master's degree in engineering from an engineering program accredited by ABET* may be considered for entry into the organization at this level.

*ABET - Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology. Acceptable alternatives are (1) a Bachelor's degree in engineering (non-ABET) (

electrical engineering preferred), plus a Professional Engineers (PE) license in any state of the U.S. or (2) a Bachelor's degree in engineering (non-ABET) plus a Master's degree or PhD in engineering (

electrical engineering preferred) from a university with an ABET accredited Bachelor's program.

Physical Demand: some level of physical fitness is required to perform generator inspections where crawling into the generator is necessary

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