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Manager - Emerging Grid Technologies (Hybrid)

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Location: BALTIMORE, MD, United States
Organization: Baltimore Gas & Electric Co
Job ID: 248790
Date Posted: May 30, 2023

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Job Description

Description

We're powering a cleaner, brighter future.

Exelon is leading the energy transformation, and we're calling all problem solvers, innovators, community builders and change makers. Work with us to deliver solutions that make our diverse cities and communities stronger, healthier and more resilient.

We're powered by purpose-driven people like you who believe in being inclusive and creative, and value safety, innovation, integrity and community service. We are a Fortune 200 company, 19,000 colleagues strong serving more than 10 million customers at six energy companies -- 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).

In our relentless pursuit of excellence, we elevate diverse voices, fresh perspectives and bold thinking. And since we know transforming the future of energy is hard work, we provide competitive compensation, incentives, excellent benefits and the opportunity to build a rewarding career.

Are you in?

PRIMARY PURPOSE OF POSITION

This job is responsible for managing, organizing, and controlling various engineering, project management, and reliability activities within designated function of accountability. This includes managing and insuring compliance and adherence to accepted standard engineering and design practices for public improvement, system reliability, and system capacity projects across the distribution system while managing and controlling the scope of work, maintaining focus on accuracy, and ensuring constructability at the least cost. This position may be required to work extended hours for coverage during storms or other energy delivery emergencies

 

The Manager of the newly formed Emerging Grid Technologies (EGT) team will drive the development of use cases and deployment of key emerging grid technologies (DERMS, Battery Energy Storage Systems, Microgrids, etc.). They will develop and execute a comprehensive roadmap for the implementation of emerging grid technologies, collaborate with technology vendors and industry experts and foster partnerships with internal/external stakeholders to ensure seamless integration with existing grid infrastructure and BGE enterprise systems. This is a unique opportunity to lead the change towards a sustainable and resilient energy future and will play a pivotal role in optimizing grid operations, integrating renewable energy sources and enhancing grid reliability.

The ideal candidate will have a good understanding of the electrical distribution system, distribution protection practices, smart grid devices and associated device technologies, proven experience in managing utility operations, preferably with a focus on grid modernization and emerging technologies.

This position work mode is Hybrid and typically requires 2 days on site within Baltimore, MD area with the option to work remotely on the remaining days. This is subject to change based on business needs.


PRIMARY DUTIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Manage a specialized department within the engineering function that performs planning and provides support to associations and industry groups with consideration for company needs and regulatory requirements. Provide staff with technical guidance, engineering expertise and training in all facets of planning. Hire, coach, counsel, evaluate, and manage staff, both directly and indirectly reporting to this position. 
  • Manage the performance and development of assigned engineering personnel relative to site and corporate objectives and provide focus on the attainment of high-quality engineering results. Manage Business Planning, Budget, and Business Performance review regarding assigned staff. 
  • Directly and through subordinates, fulfill engineering and technical leadership accountability by driving the development and implementation of short-term and long-term strategic initiatives and programs that impact company operations, assure highest levels of customer services, and achieve Exelon's safety, reliability, and performance goals. 
  • Assure the development, collection, preparation, verification and/or maintenance of company data for inclusion in various reports to government, industry, and regulatory bodies. 
  • Directs and/or performs technical evaluation and/or testimony in preparation for rate cases, DOT, or FERC filings. 
  • Participate as senior resource to companywide programs and initiatives regarding standardized and enhanced engineering systems and processes.


JOB SCOPE

Manages staff reporting directly or indirectly this position. Accountable for assigned budget as well as staffing, development, compensation, and related human resource needs of assigned employees. Ensures all plans are coordinated with all pertinent areas across the company. Determines the effect of various actions and policies on the reliability, economics and operability of the distribution systems. Coordinate, monitor, and evaluate outside contractors as required. Develop, manage and continuously evaluate outsourcing strategy that optimizes staffing and utilization of internal and external resources. This job has regular interaction with senior management, managers, and government officials to support distribution engineering and reliability practices.

Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
  • BS Degree in Engineering or equivalent technical degree
  • 7-10 years Professional-Level Engineering experience, including at least 5 years utility related experience (gas, electric, distribution, transmission, reliability, maintenance, design, standards, etc)
  • Experience in providing leadership in a high performance culture
  • Knowledge, understanding, and experience of distribution engineering practices
  • Ability to communicate effectively with internal and external customers
  • Ability to independently represent the Company in various industry and regulatory forums
  • Ability to perform highly complex analysis; formulate recommendations to inprove current processes; make sound decisions; understand industry and regulatory trends; evaluate impact of new developments and information involving market conditions
  • Business acumen, customer awareness and ability to create value / eliminate non-value activity

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
  • Professional Engineering Registration
  • Advanced technical degree, MBA
  • 3-5 years of people management experience


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