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ComEd - Senior Engineer - Capacitor and Voltage Optimization Equipment (HYBRID), Distribution Standards

Location: OAKBROOK TERRACE, IL, United States
Organization: ComEd
Job ID: 245786
Date Posted: Jan 11, 2023
Job: Engineering

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Be a part of something powerful at America's leading energy provider!

At Exelon, our people are the heart and soul of our business. Whether it's powering lives, supporting communities or collaborating with colleagues, an Exelon employee is talented, compassionate, forward-thinking and inspired. We are a Fortune 200 company united by our values and shared vision for a cleaner and brighter future. We encourage curiosity, value diverse perspectives and we never stop looking for ways to be, work and do better. We know the future is in our hands. That's why we're looking for people like you, who have the power to make a difference.

As the nation's largest utility company, we serve more than 10 million customers through six fully regulated transmission and distribution utilities -- Atlantic City Electric (ACE), Baltimore Gas and Electric (BGE), Commonwealth Edison (ComEd), Delmarva Power & Light (DPL), PECO Energy Company (PECO), and Potomac Electric Power Company (Pepco). All 18,000 of us are committed to delivering safe, reliable and affordable energy to our customers, strengthening our communities, supporting a clean energy future and reducing our impact on the changing climate.

Our people are empowered to evolve and advance their careers in an open and inclusive environment. We pride ourselves on being the kind of place where people want to come, stay and grow -- whether that's in the role and path they start in or in new and exciting career opportunities across our business. We know that investing in our employees' futures strengthens ours, which is why we offer competitive compensation, incentives, opportunities for career path changes, and health and retirement benefits.

PRIMARY PURPOSE OF POSITION

Come join our team of distribution material engineers!  Material engineers and responsible for the specification, engineering strategy, and lifecycle management of equipment and materials used across ComEd's distribution system.

Introduces new equipment to the distribution system, including design, training, and operating procedures.  Develops, updates, and maintains engineering practices, application standards and guidance used on the distribution system.  Interacts across engineering, construction, and regulatory organizations to design and implement system improvements.  Works on industry specifications and working groups including IEEE, NESC, EPRI, or NEETRAC.

Works with equipment vendors to develop equipment specifications and requirements.  Investigates equipment failure modes and issues, performing forensic root cause analysis, extent of condition and develops corrective actions.

Position may be required to work extended hours, including 24 x 7 coverage during storms or other energy delivery emergencies.


PRIMARY DUTIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Active role in developing and implementing department vision and strategy
  • Engineer responsible for material strategy in Capacitor Banks, Voltage Regulators, and other Dynamic Voltage control solutions related to power quality impacts, etc.
  • Development and Review of Technical Bulletin Documentation
  • Development and Review of Engineering Standard Practices (ESPs)
  • Development and Review Equipment and Material Specifications (EMs)
  • Collaborate with and provide technical support to internal engineering and other work groups
  • ComEd representative in industry forums (e.g. EPRI, NEETRAC) for responsible categories of equipment, performing benchmarking and driving updates to equipment type to align with changing/advancing industry standards
  • Engage with vendors to continuously improve distribution equipment and trails new technologies
  • Serves as a Subject Matter Expert for a specific class of distribution equipment related to power quality:  Capacitor Banks, Regulators, AMI/Metering, or Inverters/Energy Storage
  • Point of Contact for technical questions related to material application, operation, and failures
  • Leads and performs assignments in specialized areas requiring extensive engineering expertise. Requiring maintaining state of the art engineering credential in the specialized technical area.
  • Leads and performs engineering tasks and projects associated with a critical or analytical engineering project or a small number of complex projects that require specialized knowledge in many areas, may include field testing troubleshooting, and peer review. 
  • Evaluates, develops, implements and leads projects that have significant financial and operational impact, may also develop initial commissioning plans. Plans, writes and performs tasks for documentation deliverables and projects 
  • Participates in department planning, through field/site walkdowns, attend meetings/conference calls, provide budget recommendations and monitor performance for the accomplishment of committed results.
  • Performs assignments while acting independently, and may lead multi-discipline teams, may include providing direct oversight of contractors. 
  • Serves as an expert in specialized area. 
  • Acts as an expert witness or provide expert opinions as required. 
  • Provides recommendations to management and implements action plans to improve performance and cost effectiveness. 
  • Provides detailed technical training, mentorship, peer review, and/or guidance to others. 
  • Participates in technical and industry societies and committees to enhance knowledge of new technologies or issues in areas of company interest, make recommendations for business decisions regarding strategy for new technologies and/or engineering techniques and tools. 


JOB SCOPE

  • Influences project decisions having a significant impact on the company.
  • Applies technical knowledge to help promote a safe work environment and to enhance customer satisfaction

Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering or Licensed Professional Engineer (2) (3) Knowledge of engineering designs, principles and practices
  • Ability to analyze and interpret complex electrical and mechanical systems.
  • Knowledge and ability to apply problem solving approaches and engineering theory.
  • Detailed knowledge of applicable standards, codes methods, and practices unique to areas of expertise.
  • Eight or more years of professional engineering experience (1) (3) (See Note 3. Thorough knowledge and experience in unique areas of engineering expertise.
  • Ability to apply advanced engineering principles to identify and resolve complex issues.
  • Minimum of three related career experiences (4) (i.e., changes in technical job responsibilities, which may or may not include a change in department) OR
  • Lead Member of a recognized industry committee OR
  • Professional Engineer's License (2), advanced technical degree, MBA or Project Management Certification (1) Master's degree in Engineering reduces the OJT experience requirement by 1 year. (2) License must be issued by the state in which you are practicing. (3) PE License reduces the OJT experience requirement by 1 year. (4) Career related experiences is defined as changes in technical job responsibilities and does not have to include a change in department.
  • Note: Items (1) and (3) are mutually inclusive, whereby the maximum experience requirement reduction is one (1) year (e.g., in the case of an employee with both a master's degree in Engineering AND a PE license, the minimum experience requirement would be reduced by one (1) year).


PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Capacitor Cell equipment manufacturing or design experience
  • System Planning including Power Quality and System stability analysis
  • SCADA or controls experience specific to system voltage regulation including tap changers, etc.
  • Distribution of Substation equipment manufacturing or design experience
  • Experience or knowledge of the specific functional area or discipline (e.g. Utility design, planning or construction experience)
  • Experience in developing equipment construction standards
  • Experience evaluating or developing specifications for equipment performance and selection
  • Graduate degree (1) or Graduate level work in Engineering, Business Administration or Project Management Certification
  • Licensed Professional Engineer (2) (3)
  • Strong teamwork, interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate with all management levels.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • A working knowledge of analysis software packages such as CYMDIST, PSS\E, Python, PSCAD, MATLAB, etc.
  • Ability to analyze industry wide trends and implement enhancements.

 

 

 

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