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This position is within the Circuit Planning group for Low Voltage Distribution (LVD). This group is responsible for the planning responsibilities for the electric distribution facilities. This position includes both office and field responsibilities for the performance of the electric distribution circuits. This encompasses electric planning, project management, reliability programs, customer concern resolution, and storm restoration responsibilities.
The type of work performed would be of a complex level of tasks of a technical/scientific nature, without direct supervision, as well as responding to complex customer inquiries (in person or via phone). The Circuit Planner’s responsibilities are comprised of two main areas of 1) Customer Advocacy and 2) System Planning and Performance solutions. Tasks include identifying and developing system planning and reliability improvement solutions, economic evaluation of planning and reliability solutions, preparing scope drawings for projects, analyzing system power flow (voltage and load), developing and coordinating load transfers plans, investigating and resolving customer reliability and voltage concerns, updating customers on the status of projects, and assisting in the Company's storm restoration process.
The selected candidate will distill multiple sources of technical and policy information and make decisions on complex system planning and system performance problems. The employee in this position anticipates the impact of actions and/or decisions on multiple systems and customers at large. The selected candidate generally follows standardized practices and procedures without guidance from higher-level employees. However, this position is expected to adapt and resolve issues utilizing creative thinking, investigation, and ingenuity beyond the normal practices and procedures.
The selected candidate will interact with internal and external clients, customers and crews giving and receiving complex information. Candidate need to be able to convey projects scopes, timeliness, and resolve potential issues that may arise with others. This position is expected to manage customer expectations when resolving complex system performance issues, as well as effectively sharing system improvement plans to customers at large. The selected candidate also manages, communicates and resolves customer complaints. Also, the selected candidate must be capable of training lower level employees.
In addition, the Circuit Planner may act as a proxy for the System Engineer. In this capacity they will act as leads on Company Initiatives and be the primary contact in the System Engineer’s absence.
Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering (preferable with power option) from an ABET accredited university or an Associate Degree in a technical field. This education must include forty-eight (48) technical credits equally spread in three of the following technical areas: 1) Mathematics, 2) Physical Sciences, 3) Electricity, and 4) Other Engineering or Technical areas of study. [JRF1]
Strong analytical skills, good oral and written communication skills and customer relations skills
Ability to work well with others both inside and outside their own work group and have the desire to supervise and manage the work of others
Must be willing and able to follow instructions, assist in the training of co-workers and cooperate with other employees
Ability and initiative to work with minimal supervision.
Ability to manage multiple projects
Professional engineering license is preferred.
Previous engineering experience preferred
Must have a valid Driver's License.
Supervisory or management experience is desirable.
Previous customer experience is a plus
Participate in storm restoration activities across the state are a requirement. The candidate will need to remain flexible due to short notice of request and potential overnight stays in other regions.
Position will be filled at the appropriate salary grade based upon the skills, knowledge, and experience of the selected candidate
Also open to Adrian location
Position will be filled at the appropriate salary grade based upon the skills, knowledge, and experience of the selected candidate.
All qualified applicants will not be discriminated against and will receive consideration for employment without regard to protected veteran status, disability, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin.