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Engineer I-Electric

Location: 

Wilkes-Barre, PA, US

Company:  UGI Utilities, Inc

UGI Utilities, Inc. is a natural gas and electric utility company committed to delivering reliable, safe and affordable energy to our 700,000 customers in 45 counties in Pennsylvania and 1 county in Maryland. We pride ourselves on being a responsive, engaging energy company.  The foundation of our success lies in the strength of our 1,500 plus employees who strive to exceed the expectations of our customers and the communities we serve every day.

We offer comprehensive benefits, some of which are:

  • medical, prescription, dental, vision, life insurance
  • disability plans
  • 401(k) matched savings plan
  • paid vacation
  • company stock purchase program
  • wellness programs
  • tuition reimbursement
  • paid parental leave
  • paid volunteer time
  • adoption assistance


Summary:
Assist in engineering the expansion and modernization of Transmission/Distribution substations and revenue metering systems. Maintain accurate control prints using AutoCAD software and support substation maintenance and testing activities.

 

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Provide engineering support for the Metering department. This includes the Electric Division’s profile metering function and other large-scale metering systems. Support of the profile metering function involves administration of the Electric Division’s PrimeRead system for managing customer load profile data, monthly field collection of customer load profile data, entry of data into the PrimeRead system, and interchange metering.
  • Provide engineering support for the Substation department in the design, layout and construction of new substations and modifications/improvements to existing substations. Create and maintain current all substation control prints. This involves field verifications of modifications to control equipment and updating of control prints in AutoCAD.
  • Assist in the operation of the Substation and Metering departments. Develop and provide training programs for field personnel, provide backup support for supervision of these workforces, and assist with monitoring workforce performance.
  • Provide technical support for the operation, maintenance, testing and repair of substation equipment. This includes: assisting with equipment inspection and maintenance programs, diagnosis and repair of equipment failures, relay testing, thermal inspections, selection and implementation of new test equipment/testing/troubleshooting techniques. Assist in equipment and/or storm-related emergencies to restore power.
  • Provide engineering support for special projects as required. This includes but is not limited to Distribution Automation, Mobile-Up Dispatch, Automated Metering Infrastructure (AMI), and other duties as assigned.

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of substation design and layout
  • Knowledge of switching procedures and safety-related work practices
  • Knowledge of Oracle/SAP purchasing system
  • Familiarity with of substation equipment, materials and inventory
  • Knowledge of UGI compliance plans for federal and state regulatory agencies (NERC/RFC - PRC, PUC - I&M Standards)
  • Ability to troubleshoot, diagnose and repair defective substation equipment
  • Computer proficiency and ability to apply and use software applications to prepare reports, databases, presentations and perform equipment testing

 

Qualifications:

  • BS Degree in Electrical Engineering or Electrical Engineering Technology
  • 0-3 years

 

Working Conditions:

  • 40% - Regular office conditions
  • 60% - Travel and job site risk exposure and work environment
  • Must work in high voltage electrical substation where exposure to active high/medium/low voltage substation environments is routine. On call (24/7) and available to work outside normal work hours in response to job demand, equipment availability, and system/equipment emergencies as required.

 

UGI Utilities, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.  As such, the Company abides by the requirements of the Executive Order 11246, 41 CFR 60-741.5(a), and 41 CFR 60-300.5(a).  The Company does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, disability, age, gender identity, veteran status, or any other legally protected class in its practices.


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