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Electrical Engineer*
Requisition Number: 7426 Location: Moncks Corner
Position Type: Full-Time Regular Unit Number - Unit Name: 11110 - RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT
Experience Required: See Position Requirements Education Required: Bachelor's Degree
Recruiting Start Date: Apr 1, 2024 Recruiting End Date: Apr 19, 2024
Job Posting: Internal and External



  • Responsible for directing support of Research and Development functions through various engineering activities; analyzing data to improve utility operations and planning; staying updated on industry trends and emerging technologies; performing studies to evaluate the transmission system performance and recommend improvement plans; coordinating and responding to requests for technical information from within Santee Cooper as well as from outside agencies.


  • Essential Job Tasks:
  • Collaborates with cross-functional teams to establish an environment that motivates and engages others in the efforts of research and development to design and implement new utility solutions.
  • Performs research to identify new technologies, trends, and innovations in the utility sector.
  • Develops and utilizes data analysis tools to assess the effectiveness and efficiency of utility systems and identify opportunities for optimization.
  • Stays up to date with advancements and emerging technologies in the utility sector including relevant Federal regulations and standards that could impact the utility sector.
  • Leads efforts in the development of forecast substation loads and base case power flow models used for all Transmission Planning activities.
  • Performs transmission studies including power flow, short circuit or dynamics studies to evaluate transmission system performance and recommend system improvement plans as necessary to assist Transmission Planning related activities.
  • Provides verbal and/or written study results and recommendations to management as required.
  • Serves and assists those currently serving as Santee Cooper’s representatives on various sub-regional and regional reliability and data exchange working groups, and R&D groups (VACAR, SERC, EPRI).
  • Performs and reviews the preparation of data reports for internal and external use, and various industry surveys.
  • Leads in the evaluation and development of computer software used for planning activities.
  • Provides direct training of personnel to promote their technical development on newly developed utility technologies or systems.
  • Promotes continued understanding of all aspects of transmission system planning, design and operation.


  • This position may be eligible for hybrid (remote and in person arrangement).


  • *Will consider Senior Engineer, Engineer III, Engineer II or Engineer I

    Senior Engineer
  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from an EAC/ABET accredited University or College + 8 years of related work experience.
  • South Carolina Professional Engineer registration is required.


  • Compensation Information:
    $100,550 - $125,680 (min. - mid.)

    Engineer III
  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from an EAC/ABET accredited University or College + 5 years of experience.
  • Passing performance on the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam within the Electrical and Computer Engineering discipline is required.


  • Compensation Information:
    $90,190 - $112,730 (min. - mid.)

    Engineer II
  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from an EAC/ABET accredited University or College + 2 years of experience.
  • Passing performance on the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam is preferred.
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    Compensation Information:
    $80,890 - $101,110 (min. - mid.)

    Engineer I
  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from an EAC/ABET accredited University or College.
  • Passing performance on the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam is preferred.


  • Compensation Information:
    $72,550 - $90,680 (min. - mid.)

    We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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