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Engineer I-Electric


Wilkes-Barre, PA, US

Company:  UGI Utilities, Inc
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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 1,700 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

Job Summary

On an independent and self-directed basis, provide engineering and operating support in the Electric Distribution Department focused on preserving ED’s distribution system capability to serve both new and existing customers in a reliable, safe, and economic manner.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Design, engineer, and layout identified large distribution improvement projects (line additions, rebuilds, and relocations) including production of design packages and cost estimates.  These projects are primarily focused on reliability within the context of the Division’s Long-Term Infrastructure Improvement Plan (LTIIP).
  • Meet with customers and identify their service requirements, design and layout line extensions and produce project design packages and cost estimates
  • Design, engineer and administer the distribution device sectionalizing program.  This includes single and three-phase manually switched devices and fuses.
  • Perform special projects and other related engineering functions including assist preparing and administering the department budget, shadow higher grade engineers, assist in restoring service to customers after storms and other system trouble.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of UGI's distribution line construction standards, methods, and equipment.
  • Knowledge of National Electric Safety Code and National Electric Code. PA 1-Call, and OSHA regulations pertaining to electric distribution work.  Knowledge of UGI’s safety rules.
  • Knowledge of electrical distribution equipment & power requirements.
  • Knowledge of UGI’s Electric Service Tariff.
  • Knowledge of the UGI contractor/procurement process and the ability to develop a comprehensive scope of work.
  • Knowledge of end-use electrical equipment including lighting, electric machinery, and other electric apparatus.
  • 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 organize and deploy resources effectively.
  • Ability to work independently and manage projects from start to completion.  Ability to adapt standard practices to meet unique customer needs.
  • Knowledge of UGI internal systems such as SAP, DOJM and other systems.

Education and Experience

  • Four-year B.S. Degree in Electrical Engineering.
  • This position recommends one to five (5) years of experience with increasing responsibility and skill level.

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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