Job Title: Senior Engineer
Requisition Number: JO17028087
Salary Range: $103,605.00 $133,476.00
Promotion Potential: No
Agency: Public Service Commission
Location: 1325 G St N.W. 8th floor WDC 20005
Area of Consideration: Open to the Public
Opening/Closing Date: 3/3/2017 - 4/17/2017
The Public Service Commission of the District of Columbia (Commission), a leading utility regulatory agency, is looking for talented senior engineers who can make a professional difference in the Nation’s Capital. As a senior engineering professional, you will be deployed on a challenging variety of regulatory oversight projects, including $1B+ electric and gas utility infrastructure upgrades, as well as innovative grid modernization and SMART GRID initiatives.
In this role, you will have an opportunity to interface with key stakeholders from a variety of federal and state agencies, including the DOE, FERC, PHMSA, as well as DC’s DOEE and DDOT agencies. You will also interface with engineering professionals of Fortune 500 energy companies, developers and staff of the world’s preeminent regional electric grid—PJM.
In this position, you will gain significant industry exposure and unmatched professional experience as a member of a leading regulatory agency with a proud 100+ year history of regulatory excellence.
The Commission offers a competitive salary range, a strong travel stipend for public transportation and parking, as well as an attractive benefits package. The Commission’s benefits package encompasses a flexible menu of comprehensive benefits, including health, dental, vision, life and disability insurance options, as well as a strong set of portable retirement benefit and savings options. The Commission also offers attractive vacation and sick leave time, as well as paid holidays—consistent with District government provisions.
The Commission also seeks to optimize worklife balance through an attractive set of work schedule options, including: Flex time schedules, Teleworking options, and Alternative Work Schedules. As an organization dedicated to professional development and learning, the Commission encourages staff to participate in regulatory and industry association activities, as well as educational and professional training. Tuition reimbursement may also be available.
This position is located in the Office of Infrastructure and System Planning (OISP) within the Commission. The Commission oversees regulated utility and competitive companies that provide electricity, natural gas, and telecommunications services to District of Columbia ratepayers. The Office of Infrastructure and System Planning (OISP) provides infrastructure, system planning and engineering expertise in support of the Commission's regulatory activities relative to electric, natural gas and local telecommunications services.
As part of the OISP team, the Senior Engineer is responsible for providing professional engineering and other technical support on all matters relating to the planning, design, construction, operation, maintenance and replacement of infrastructure and systems utilized by the electric distribution, natural gas and local telephone companies in providing services to the District. The incumbent may serve as subject matter expert for his/her knowledge area to support the Commission’s vision and strategic direction. The incumbent will support deployment of the DC Powerline Undergrounding (DC PLUG) project, and advise the Commission on reliability and safety issues related to utility infrastructure. The Senior Engineer also supports the Commission’s strategic initiative to Modernize the Energy Delivery Structure for Increased Sustainability in the District of Columbia (MEDSIS).
The Commission offers rewarding work and seeks a highly skilled senior engineer with demonstrated experience in utility operations. The ideal incumbent exercises judgment, ingenuity and sound planning to address the current industry transformation affecting how utility services are delivered and consumed.
Collective Bargaining Unit
This position is in the collective bargaining unit represented by AFSCME, District Council 20, and you may be required to pay union dues or an agency service fee through payroll deduction.
This position requires knowledge in engineering practices and principles as evidenced by degrees, licensing and work experience. The ideal candidate will have a working knowledge of engineering and regulatory aspects for electric utility distribution systems and distributed energy resources, as well as grid automation and smart grids. Proficiency in a highlevel modeling language, such as Matlab or Python, and experience with PSCAD and/or CYMDIST modeling tools is desirable.
Experience in interpreting federal or state utility regulations, policies and procedures. Candidate must have working knowledge of industry safety codes, industry standards and good utility practices.
Licensures, Certifications and Other Requirements