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Electric Field Engineer/Specialist - Electric Utility

Location: Crown Point, IN, United States
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Req ID: R00933399

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Description

To evaluate, design, estimate, and project manage the maintenance and construction of electric distribution systems. Design and manage all projects in accordance with applicable requirements, standards and codes, ensuring safe, reliable service to customers in an efficient, economical manner. Prepare detailed drawings, permits, easements, material estimates and reservations, and all other documents required for project completion. Communicate effectively with all major stakeholders including Operations, Engineering Records, Electric System Planning, Budget Analysts and customers.

Responsibilities:

Projects/External Customers

  • Promotes and assures safe working environment and public safety.
  • Manages capital and O&M budgets while designing work.
  • Manages maintenance/system improvement projects to ensure timely completion of compliance and/or system related issues.
  • Manage customer requirements for electric service by meeting customer and project milestones within a timely manner.
  • Design/manage electric utility projects utilizing effective project management techniques.
  • Prepare/complete complex detailed CAD drawings, permits, easements, other relevant documents, and document projects in computerized systems, (CIS, Maximo, etc.) for each project.
  • Coordinate fieldwork on projects; provide engineering direction and synchronization with outside agencies, internal departments, and/or customer representatives.
  • Provide engineering solutions that effectively meet the needs of the customer and Company while still adhering to the financial goals of the Company and maintain projects within budgetary constraints.
  • Work a flexible schedule, including overtime, as needed to meet engineering needs.

Maintenance/Internal Customers

  • Provide NIPSCO departments with technical expertise to help solve operational problems.
  • Provide cost effective solutions and follow through to resolve requirements.
  • Provide support to Operations during gas and electric system interruptions and outages, including storm restoration.
  • Evaluate electric system performance, analysis of weaknesses, and provide solutions for improvement as needed

Business/Compliance

  • Complete Learning Management System (LMS) Modules prior to due date
  • Comply with all Safety Standards and Practices
  • Monitor Hold/In-Service/Supplemental Reports and address items in a timely manner
  • Attend yearly Peer Review meetings to forecast the following year's budget
  • Submit timesheets and expense reports on their due date
  • Understand Incident Reporting Procedures

Qualifications: 

This position will be filled as an Engineer or Specialist depending on degree and experience.

Engineer I / Specialist I

  • Graduate from a four year ABET accredited college or university program with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering  OR Engineering Technology
  • Understanding of basic engineering/technical theories and principles
  • Understanding of basic practices of researching technical design issues, evaluating alternatives, making sound recommendations and preparing and presenting recommendations
  • Ability to read/interpret drawings/standards to analyze/solve problems
  • Knowledge of computer applications such as AutoCAD
  • Knowledge of electric engineering
  • Ability to deal with a variety of individuals from various socio-economic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds.
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Valid Driver's License
  • Ability to perform duties under close supervision

Desired Qualifications

  • Understanding of basic principles of project management
  • PMP Certification
  • Experience in the electric utility industry

Engineer II / Specialist II

  • 2+ years of electric utility experience and a graduate from a four year ABET accredited college or university program with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering OR Engineering Technology
  • All of the qualifications for Engineer I including:
  • Increased understanding of basic engineering/technical theories and principles.
  • Increased understanding of basic practices of researching technical design issues, evaluating alternatives, making sound recommendations and preparing and presenting recommendations
  • Ability to perform duties with some supervision

Desired Qualifications

  • Understanding of basic principles of project management
  • PMP Certification
  • Experience in the electric utility industry
  • Working knowledge of operations support systems, i.e. Maximo, Work Management, GIS, CIS

Engineer III / Specialist III

  • 4+ years of electric utility experience and a graduate from a four year ABET accredited college or university program with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering OR Engineering Technology
  • All of the qualifications for Engineer II including
  • Proficient in engineering/technical theories and principles
  • Proficient in basic practices of researching technical design issues, evaluating alternatives, making sound recommendations and preparing and presenting recommendations
  • Proficient in dealing with a variety of individuals from various socio-economic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds
  • Proficient in written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to perform duties with minimal supervision

Desired Qualifications

  • Proficient in principles of project management
  • PMP Certification
  • Experience in the electric utility industry
  • Working knowledge of operations support systems, i.e. Maximo, Work Management, GIS, CIS

Senior Engineer/Senior Specialist

  • 7+years of electric utility experience and a graduate from a four year ABET accredited college or university program with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering OR Engineering Technology
  • All of the qualifications for Engineer III including:
  • Skilled in engineering/technical theories and principles
  • Skilled in basic practices of researching technical design issues, evaluating alternatives, making sound recommendations and preparing and presenting recommendations
  • Skilled in dealing with a variety of individuals from various socio-economic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds
  • Skilled in written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to perform duties with increased latitude for un-reviewed work

Desired Qualifications

  • Demonstrated leadership
  • Skilled in principles of project management
  • PMP Certification
  • Experience in the electric utility industry

This position will be filled based on the selected candidate's experience and education.

  • Engineer Level I / Specialist I
  • Engineer Level II / Specialist II
  • Engineer Level III / Specialist III
  • Sr. Engineer / Sr. Specialist

Disclaimer

This description is not designed to be a complete list of all duties and responsibilities required of the position.

Work Authorization

Authorized to work in the United States without requiring sponsorship.

Inclusion & Diversity 
Value inclusion within your day to day responsibilities by respecting others perspectives/convictions, engaging others opinions, creating a safe environment where people, ideas, and opinions are valued within your Team/Customers and external partners.

Respect and take into consideration diversity within your Team/Customers and external work partners by valuing different world views, challenges, and cultures that represent all walks of life and all backgrounds.

Treat others with respect and consideration. Actively participate in creating and contributing to a positive work environment.

Equal Employment Opportunity 
NiSource is committed to providing equal employment opportunities in each of its companies to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, veteran status, disability, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or any protected group status as defined by law. Each employee is expected to abide by this principle.

By applying, you may be considered for other job opportunities. 

Safety Statement
Promote a safe work environment by actively participating in all aspects of our employee safety program.  Report any unsafe conditions and take actions to prevent personal injuries.  Support our interdependent safety culture by ensuring the safety of your co-workers.  Stay focused on the task at hand and promote productivity through good work habits.

Salary Range:

$62,500.00 - $152,100.00

Posting Start Date:

2024-06-05

Posting End Date (if applicable):

2024-06-19
Please note that the job posting will close on the day before the posting end date.
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