Electric Systems Engineer/
Rate Specialist I, II, III

Post Date
August 18, 2022

Expiration Date
November 30, 2022

Gastonia, NC

City of Gastonia

Job Summary

Performs intermediate professional work involved with the planning and design of electrical facilities in the City; does related work as required. Work is performed under the limited supervision of Electric Engineering Manager.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Prepares technical and administrative reports including economic and rate studies
  • Coordinate customer-owned renewal energy projects; Educate customer regarding the economics of such ventures; Work with customers and customer contractors to ensure installations meet City and North Carolina Utilities Commission guidelines; Prepare contracts and acquire signatures from customers and city officials; Monitor impact on the electric grid and revenue
  • Participate in public and private school career days and other educational efforts; Promote safety; Advise students regarding career opportunities; Perform energy audits as requested by electric customers; Coordinate with ElectriCities staff; Consult with customer upon delivering the audit report
  • Designs electrical distribution system; Prepares specifications for new electrical transformer installations; Reviews plans of new subdivisions, industrial and commercial developments and makes recommendations for locations of electrical service needs such as wiring, transformers and area lights; Provides contractors with technical information relating to electrical engineering projects; Compiles cost estimates on a variety of electrical engineering projects
  • Conducts feasibility studies for proposal system improvements; Works with Energy Officer, Electrical Supervisors; Consultants and others to maintain an effective energy load management program; works directly with Solar vendors on behalf of city customers concerning interconnection standards and electric rates
  • Plan and manage intermediate projects such as highway relocations and re-conductoring

Job Requirements

  • General knowledge of principles and practices of electrical power engineering.
  • Familiarity with economic studies and electric rates.
  • Strong report writing and oral presentation abilities.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office, including Outlook, Excel, Word, Powerpoint, Access, and Visio.
  • Experience in relational database systems a plus, including, Microsoft Access, Oracle, or SQL Server.
  • Excellent verbal communications skills and be capable of interpreting technical drawings and instructions.
  • Experience with ESRI GIS, ArcFm, or similar GIS software packages


Raleigh Office

1427 Meadow Wood Blvd
Raleigh, NC 27604

Huntersville Office

11316 Sam Furr Rd
Huntersville, NC 28078

Lexington Office

28 W. Center Street
Lexington, NC 27292