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Assoc Engineering Tech Specialist (Drone Operations Support)

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Location: Baltimore, MD, United States
Organization: Baltimore Gas & Electric Co
Job ID: 226003
Date Posted: Jun 21, 2020

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At Exelon, we've got a place for you!

Join the nation's leading competitive energy provider, with one of the largest electricity generation portfolios and retail customer bases in the country. You will be part of a family of companies that strives for the highest standards of power generation, competitive energy sales, and energy delivery. Our team of outstanding professionals is focused on performance, thought leadership, innovation, and the power of ideas that come from a diverse and inclusive workforce.

Exelon will provide you the tools and resources you need to design, build and enhance a successful career. We are also dedicated to motivating the success of our employees through competitive base salary, incentives, and health and retirement benefits.

Join Exelon and share your passion at a forward-thinking Fortune 100 company. Establish yourself in a place where you can truly shine and create a brighter, more sustainable tomorrow. Energize your career at Exelon!


This position supports the Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) /Drone operations across BGE. Potential candidates needs to have some drone related experience or utility inspection experience, and the successful candidate will be part of the BGE UAS/Drone Team. The primary activities include but not limited to:

- Performing drone operations for planned (programmatic) and ad hoc (emergent/testing) missions on transmission, substation, distribution, and gas systems (including emergency preparedness / system restoration activities)
- Develop drone mission plans, pre-mission preparations, perform data collection, data processing, and data reporting
- Work on integration and testing of drone equipment/systems, and overall support of UAS projects/programs for BGE internal customers
- Serve as UAS Team’s Drone Qualified Employee (DQE), perform training, and act as subject matter expert for various UAS operations
- Coordinate Drone missions with other DQEs and external flight crews, as needed
Assists experienced engineers in developing studies, plans, criteria, specifications, calculations, evaluations, design documents, performance assessments, integrated systems analysis, cost estimates, budgets, associated with the planning, design, licensing, construction, operation, and maintenance of Exelon’s electric generation, transmission, distribution, gas and telecommunication facilities/systems.  Provides analytical support for consultation and recommendations to the Company within and to other business units and/or customers as a result of studying company or customer-owned systems, processes, equipment, vehicles or facilities.  Collects and compiles financial data for budget and actual costs of projects. The Assoc Eng Tech Specialist works under the general supervision of the Manager Technology and Data Analytics and/or BGE UAS Program Manager and spends significant time interfacing and performing UAS missions for internal customers throughout BGE System (and EU System as needed).  
Position may be required to work extended hours, including 24 x 7 coverage during storms or other energy delivery emergencies.


- Perform UAS missions for BGE internal customers to collect data, perform analysis, interpret results, & draw conclusions
- Assist in the performance of complex UAS assignments. (e.g. Analyze and interpret the results of missions and perform various flights, and analyze non-specific and ambiguous results)
- Enter various results and tasks in respective systems to schedule follow up work
- Evaluate effectiveness of current BGE UAS systems and processes, and recommend change to leadership
- Assure timely response to emergencies and provide 24 hour/day coverage for emergency response support using UAS



Preferred Requirements:

This position has two distinct requirements. Meeting at least one is strongly preferred. Meeting both is a strong plus.


Preference 1:
a) At least 2-3 years of experience as Drone operator with FAA UAS Part 107 Operators Certificate and maintain FAA Remote pilot part 107
b) Certified AUVSI TOP Level 2 Drone Operator is a strong plus
c) Ability to learn the BGE’s electric distribution system and components to perform various mission/inspections, and identify faulty equipment



Preference 2:
a) At least 2- 3 years of electric distribution inspection experience inspection experience in an Electric utility with understanding of various distribution lines/components, transmission circuits/components, and/or any other applicable utility experience
b) Ability to obtain within a short time and maintain FAA Remote pilot part 107 license
c) Knowledge of UAS hardware, software and sensors


Minimum Requirements:

1. Bachelor’s degree in a technical field (non-engineer) (1) or equivalent relevant education / experience (See Section Below) (2) AND zero to 3 years field experience in engineering, construction, or applicable utility experience
- Ability to analyze and interpret electrical and mechanical systems.
- Knowledge and ability to apply problem-solving approaches.
- Knowledge of construction, operations or engineering principles and practices.

2. Limited knowledge and experience with regulations, guides, standards, codes, methods, and practices necessary to perform routine assignments for a specific discipline installations, or service. 

Equivalent Relevant Education / Experience
- Associate’s degree in a technical field (1) AND 2 or more years of field experience in engineering, construction or applicable utility experience
- Non-degreed or non-technical degree – equivalent relevant education (2) AND 2 or more years relevant utility experience
 (1) Examples of technical fields (non-engineer) include Engineering Technology, Electronics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, etc.
 (2)  Relevant education / experience is knowledge and skills that may be acquired through job experiences or education programs related to those acquired through a formal technical degree program.  Examples include experience gained in a military role applicable to electric power distribution, completion of a journey-level electrician program (e.g., overhead / underground electrician, electrical mechanic), or completion of a company-sponsored technical education program (e.g., Elements of Electrical Engineering (E3) series).  The equivalent relevant education / experience is in addition to the position’s minimum experience requirements.

Exelon is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and employees or applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to: age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law.

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