Power Systems Engineer

Post Date
January 17, 2024

Expiration Date

Gastonia, NC

City of Gastonia

Job Summary

Performs complex professional work involved with the planning, design, and construction of electrical facilities in the City; does related work as required.
Work is performed under the general supervision of the Division Manager of the Electric Division. Supervision is exercised over subordinate personnel.

Primary Responsibilities

  • 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.
  • Plans work and exercises supervision over Field Techs, Lighting Specialist and GIS Techs.
  • Coordinates customer-owned renewal energy projects; Educates customers regarding the economics of such ventures; Works with customers and customer contractors to ensure installations meet City and North Carolina Utilities Commission guidelines; Prepares contracts and acquires signatures from customers and city officials; Monitors impacts on the electric grid and revenue.
  • Prepares technical and administrative reports including economic and rate studies.
  • Conducts feasibility studies for proposal system improvements; Works with Energy Officer, Electric Division 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.
  • Participates in public and private school career days and other educational efforts; Promotes safety; Advises students regarding career opportunities; Performs energy audits as  requested by electric customers; Coordinates with ElectriCities staff; Consults with customers upon delivering audit reports.

Job Requirements

  • Registration as a Professional Engineer by the North Carolina State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors.
  • Complete NIMS IS 100, 200, and 700 training within 18 months.
  • Valid driver’s license with acceptable driving history.

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