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Engineer I-Electric


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



In this position the incumbent will provide on an independent, self-directed basis, engineering and project management services on assigned projects related to protection of ED’s transmission and distribution system and focused on providing safe, reliable, and economic service to our customers. 


Principal Accountabilities:

  • Perform fault current and device coordination studies and recommend installation and modifications to protective equipment for the electric delivery system.  Provide technical assistance on testing and maintenance of relays and other protective equipment.  Evaluate all fault events on the transmission and distribution system for proper operation of relays and other protective devices. Provide project leadership on substation upgrade projects.
  • Develop and update assigned construction standards, engineering instructions, and operating instructions related to electrical equipment.  Develop and administer training programs for engineers, technicians, and field personnel covering new and existing equipment, including capacitors controls, protective devices, and voltage regulators.
  • Assist the transmission engineer supervising the operation and maintenance of all 66kv and 230kv transmission lines, rights-of-ways, and access roads.  This includes patrolling, maintenance type work, and coordination of various contractors, property owners, and other utilities.
  • Assist in coordinating the capacitor, switch, voltage regulator, and recloser maintenance and replacement programs.  Maintain a database of distribution equipment for all reclosers, capacitors, switches, and voltage regulators on the electric delivery system.  Communicate all system changes to System Operations.
  • Assist in coordinating the Electric Operating Department’s safety program.  Ensure that it is compliant with company policy and all applicable state and federal regulations.  Perform other duties as assigned of a similar and related nature.  Assist with storm restoration efforts as needed.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of the National Electric Safety Code.
  • PC skills related to the Microsoft Suite of programs.
  • Ability to work independently and manage projects from start to completion.
  • Ability to communicate information and ideas clearly and effectively both written and verbal.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to deal with the public and represent the company in a professional manner.
  • Ability to troubleshoot and resolve technical problems.



  • B.S. in Electrical Engineering.


Working Conditions:

  • 50% Outside
  • 50% Office

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.


Successful applicants shall be required to pass a pre-employment drug screen as a condition of employment, and if hired, shall be subject to substance abuse testing in accordance with UGI policies. As a federal contractor that engages in safety-sensitive work, UGI cannot permit employees in certain positions to use medical marijuana, even if prescribed by an authorized physician. Similarly, applicants for such positions who are actively using medical marijuana may be denied hire on that basis.


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