Collaborating Across Teams: A Shared Commitment to Progress
A key piece of LP&L's recent accomplishments lies in its culture of cross-team collaboration. Back in May 2021, the engineering team's journey to transitioning the first 70% of customers to the ERCOT grid required cooperation with the billing department, control room, meter shop and customer service team. This combination of teamwork ensured a successful and smooth transition. This collaborative mentality promotes LP&L's commitment to customers and bringing reliable energy to Lubbock.
Framing the Future: Guiding Principles
As these engineers continue in their careers, they offer sage advice to the next generation of engineers. Paul emphasized continuous learning and the pursuit of knowledge as the true essence of work. While Austin and Jubal both shared the recommendation to gain field experience as it is “important for background knowledge in creating designs that align with real-world applications.” Additionally, Austin noted if someone cannot get field experience, he highly recommends “building relationships with field personnel themselves, that way you can consult across teams when developing projects.”
In the ever-evolving landscape of the energy sector, LP&L's engineers exemplify the spirit of forward thinking and resilience. They have transformed their experiences, challenges and aspirations into a force that propels them—and the industry—toward a brighter future. With unwavering dedication, they are building the foundation upon which the future engineers will stand, ensuring that today's decisions resonate positively for generations to come.