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Duquesne Light Company Engineer II - Distribution Planning in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Duquesne Light Company, headquartered in downtown Pittsburgh, is a leader in providing electric energy and has been in the forefront of the electric energy market, with a history rooted in technological innovation and superior customer service. Today, the company continues its role as a leader in the transmission and distribution of electric energy, providing a secure supply of reliable power to more than half a million customers in southwestern Pennsylvania.

Duquesne Light Company is committed to creating a culture of inclusion. We value and respect the unique differences and experiences of our employees. We believe that our differences lead to better collaboration, innovation and outcomes. We want you to join our team!

Overall Purpose:

Under direct supervision performs planning on projects of moderate complexity in the assigned electrical engineering field for the safe, reliable and effective installation and operation of facilities.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Performs specific design, engineering, economic, and investigative assignments, and planning for the installation, revision or rehabilitation of facilities for projects of moderate complexity.

  • Performs system modeling, load flow, protective device coordination, distributed energy resource (DER) interconnection, and other technical studies. Prepares reports with conclusions and recommendations on findings.

  • Assists other engineers with studies of higher technicality to help fulfill departmental goals and objectives.

  • Consults with and receives advice from superiors, peers, and vendors to become thoroughly familiar with an assignment and to obtain necessary design and cost information.

  • Inspects sites of proposed installations to facilitate preparation of connection recommendations and rehabilitation proposals.

Education/Experience Required:

  • Roles at this level require an ABET-Accredited, 4-year Electrical Engineering degree (BSEE) or a Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering from an institution with an ABET-Accredited Electrical Engineering program

  • Position will be filled according to level of experience

Education/Experience Preferred:

  • Engineer In Training (EIT or FE) Certification or Professional Engineering (PE) License

  • 2+ years of progressive and relevant utility or similar experience

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Experience with power system simulation software such as CYME, Synergi, SINCAL, PSS\E, PSCAD, EMTP, etc.

  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely.

  • Strong attention to detail.

  • Adaptability, flexibility, and comfort with working in a fast-paced environment.

  • Highly organized and detail-oriented, with the ability to manage various priorities.

  • Prompt executor.

Physical Requirements:

  • Work is mostly remote/location-independent. In-office and field activities are driven by occasional role-specific tasks and critical business processes. Desk and computer work is required. Must possess valid driver’s license and be able to drive to various company locations. Participation on the DLC Storm Team is required.

Office Environment:

Position is considered variable on-site , meaning this position will primarily work remotely and may be required to report to the office or another location on a regular or occasional basis. Reporting location and frequency may be subject to change based on job role and department needs.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

DUQUESNE LIGHT HOLDINGS, INC. (DLH) IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. DLH’S POLICY IS TO NOT DISCRIMINATE AGAINST ANY APPLICANT OR EMPLOYEE BASED ON RACE, COLOR, RELIGION, CREED, SEX, PREGNANCY OR RELATED MEDICAL CONDITIONS, AGE (40 AND OVER), SEXUAL ORIENTATION, GENDER IDENTITY/EXPRESSION, VETERAN STATUS, PAST, CURRENT OR FUTURE MILITARY SERVICE, NATIONAL ORIGIN OR ANCESTRY, PHYSICAL OR MENTAL DISABILITY, GENETIC INFORMATION, OR ANY OTHER CONSIDERATION PROTECTED BY APPLICABLE LAW. DLH ALSO PROHIBITS HARASSMENT OF APPLICANTS OR EMPLOYEES BASED ON ANY OF THESE PROTECTED CATEGORIES.

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