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Director of Finance 

Burlington Electric, Burlington, VT

[Posted 2/19/2020, deadline: 3/4/2020]

 

Salary $120,174.00 - $154,722.00 Annually
Job Type Regular Full Time Exempt
Job Number  BED845/2.5.2020
Closing 3/4/2020 11:59 PM Eastern
Location Burlington, VT
Department  Burlington Electric

 

General Purpose

 

As a member of BED's management team, the Director of Finance is responsible for the overall financial management, direction, and planning for the Burlington Electric Department ("BED" or "Department"), including the McNeil Generating Station and VELCO joint ownerships and the Winooski One Hydro facility.  Responsibilities include budgeting and financial forecasting, financial analysis, general accounting, treasury and cash management, payroll, billing and meter-to-cash processing, internal and external financial reporting and compliance, audits, and oversight of the Department's financial information system, advanced meter infrastructure (AMI) system, meter data management (MDM) system, and peak, sales, and revenue forecasting.

 

Essential Job Functions
Culture of Excellence

 

  • Provide high-quality leadership for BED to encourage innovation and creativity across the organization and to establish a culture of excellence and an environment that results in motivated, creative employees who exhibit the ability and desire to function as part of a well-functioning team to accomplish common BED goals.
  • Instill in the organization an understanding that the customer is at the center of everything we do and that an exceptional customer experience is critical to BED's strategy and performance.
  • Champion an understanding that improving employee satisfaction is critical to creating an exceptional customer experience at BED. Ensure that empowering employees is considered in all key decisions.
  • Work with Manager of Strategy & Innovation, and other senior managers in creating an open, respectful culture where every employee feels comfortable sharing ideas and opinions. Help break Department silos, flatten hierarchies, and encourage dialogue between employees within and across teams. Help create a culture where employees have personal ownership for BED's success and are encouraged to take responsibility, make decisions, fail without fear, and learn from mistakes.

 

Financial Management

 

  • Serve as senior financial advisor to BED's senior management team, evaluating, formulating, and implementing programs, policies, and practices that achieve the Department's Mission and Strategic Plan.
  • Manage and direct the development, implementation, and maintenance of the Department's financial management, internal control, and fiscal reporting policies, procedures, activities, and performance measures.
  • Ensure timely and accurate compliance with all GAAP, State of Vermont PUC regulatory, GASB, FERC, bondholder, and external rating agency accounting and reporting requirements. Oversee the development of financial reporting systems ensuring internal, external, and grant reporting requirements are met.
  • Develop, implement, and maintain control procedures for prudent, fiscal recordkeeping and accounting, including the safeguarding of financial assets.
  • Manage finance, accounting, treasury, banking, rates, budgeting, and financial planning and analysis functions in accordance with prudent utility practice and with applicable Vermont State law, City Charter provisions, and rules and regulations as adopted by the Board of Electric Commissioners, Burlington City Council, and the Vermont Public Utility Commission.
  • Oversee the coordination and activities of independent auditors. Oversee the fiscal year-end financial audit; act as a principal contact for the outside auditors. Responsible for completing Uniform Guidance Single Audits when grants exceed the required threshold.
  • Present financial results, including budget compliance, to senior management and Electric Commission. Participate in presentation and recommendation of BED budget approvals to the Board of Electric Commissioners and the Burlington Board of Finance.
  • Represent the Department in various capacities and serve on committees and groups as may be required.
  • Serve as one of the lead negotiators at City and IBEW negotiating sessions. Provide formal testimony at mediation and/or arbitration hearings, as needed.
  • Signatory on payrolls, payables, and wire letters.
  • Serve as tax compliance officer for Burlington Electric Department, maintaining responsibility for all tax matters.
  • Oversee the development and coordination of the operating and capital budgets for all departments within BED. Assist with the McNeil Joint Owners' calendar year budgets and budgeting for the Winooski One Hydro facility. Develop recommendations and formal proposals for cost containment and expense reduction.
  • Research and develop long-term financial strategies, including the provision of capital (public offerings of long-term debt) and five-year financial forecasts.
  • Responsible for revenue requirement filings and expert testimony with the Public Utility Commission.
  • Provide decision support, monitoring, and review of major capital expenditures and new business ventures, including analysis, financial impacts, accounting and controls, and funding.
  • Manage and supervise the Department's Finance and Accounting staff and division, including motivating, training, and evaluating employees; providing guidance and technical expertise; leading and managing change; and developing and managing the operating and capital budgets for Finance and Accounting.
  • Manage the Supervisor of Billing and Analytics, who is responsible for BED's meter-to-cash process (including the operation of the AMI, MDM and billing systems), peak and energy forecasts, and monthly sales and revenue forecasts to support the Department's annual budget.
  • Responsible for all treasury and cash management functions of the Department, including investment policy, line of credit authorization, leasing opportunities, and developing and maintaining contracts and positive business relationships with local and regional banks. Maximize returns on invested funds by identifying investment opportunities and maintaining positive relationships with the investment community. Custodian for all BED funds and securities.
  • Guide and Oversee the configuration and effective use of the Department's financial information systems, including budgeting, general ledger, customer billing, payroll and time entry, accounts payable, treasury/banking, fixed assets, cash receipts and  accounts receivables.
  • Coordinate with the City on the Department's Deferred Compensation ("457") Plan and ensure compliance with the Plan limits and other reporting requirements.
  • Oversee the collection of assets, bankruptcy processing, and account write-off.
  • Responsible for compliance with BED's Service Quality and Performance, Monitoring & Reporting Plan ("SQRP").
  • Track, analyze, and improve upon Moody's Bond Rating Financial Indicators, including debt service coverage ratio, day's cash on hand, and debt ratio.
  • Oversee financial analyses or accounting research required by BED divisions.
  • Review and oversee the implementation of all new GASB Pronouncements.
  • Responsible for Continuing Disclosure and Arbitrage Rebate Analysis on bond obligations.
  • Maintain the security of confidential information.

 

Qualifications/Basic Job Requirements

 

  • Master's Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, or a related field required.
  • Eight (8) years of financial management and accounting experience required, including at least three (3) years of management or supervisory experience. Experience within an electric utility preferred.
  • Additional experience may be substituted for a degree requirement on a two-for-one year basis.
  • CPA license preferred.
  • Previous audit and cash management experience required.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of accounting principles and financial accounting standards required; utility accounting experience preferred. 
  • Experience with bond offerings preferred.
  • Experience with labor relations and union negotiations preferred.
  • Experience with developing and implementing budgets and strategic and long-range financial plans required.
  • High technical aptitude and proficiency with word processing, spreadsheet, complex data, and enterprise resource planning systems required.
  • Ability to interact and maintain cooperative relationships with employees, customers, Commissioners, City Councilors, other City Departments, legal counsel, regulatory agencies, other utility representatives, and members of the financial community.
  • Demonstrated abilities in effective leadership, ethical behavior, and communication.
  • A strong desire to improve service to internal and external customers and a high level of personal creativity, initiative, and enthusiasm to work in a constantly improving organization.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing required.
  • Ability to actively support City diversity, equity, and cultural competency efforts within stated job responsibilities and work effectively across diverse cultures and constituencies.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion as evidenced by ongoing trainings and professional development.
  • Regular attendance is necessary and is essential to meeting the expectations of the job functions.
  • Attendance at evening meetings, as well as occasional travel to conferences and workshops required.

 

Additional Information

 

The City of Burlington will not tolerate unlawful harassment or discrimination on the basis of political or religious affiliation, race, color, national origin, place of birth, ancestry, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, veteran status, disability, HIV positive status or genetic information.  The City is also committed to providing proper access to services, facilities, and employment opportunities. 

Applications for this position are only accepted on-line at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/burlingtonvt

For accessibility information or alternative formats, please contact Human Resources Department at 802-540-3057.

WOMEN, MINORITIES, VETERANS AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES ARE HIGHLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. EOE.

   

 

First-Class Lineman 

Woodsville, NH

[Posted 2/12/2020, deadline 3/17/2020]

 

The Woodsville Water & Light Department is currently accepting applications for a First-Class Lineman. Applicants must have a minimum of three years’ experience as a First-Class Lineman with a public or private utility. Rubber gloving experience handling live 7200/12470Y volt electrical circuits on poles and underground primary lines is required. Applicants will be required to help with the in-house training of other Woodsville Water & Light Employees in the safe handling of live electrical circuits. Applicants will be required to produce documentation of training that they have received.

 

Applications will be accepted until March 17, 2020. Salary and benefits will be discussed with qualified applicants during interviews. Interested people can stop by to pick up an application, go to the Town of Haverhill website under Forms/Permits and get an application or call the office and an application can be sent to you by email or by mail. Applications can be dropped off, emailed to wwl@kingcon.net or mailed to the:

 

Woodsville Water & Light Department

4900 Dartmouth College Highway

Woodsville, NH 03785

 

 

General Manager, Projects and Planning 

City of Groton, Groton, CT

[Posted 2/12/2020, deadline 2/21/2020]

 

Position Title:  General Manager, Projects and Planning
Department: Utilities
Reports To: Director of Utilities
Contract: Non-Union
FLSA Status: Exempt
Approved By: Director of Utilities
Approved: January 22, 2020
Salary: $120,000 /yr
Closing Date: 4pm on Feb. 21, 2020

 

SUMMARY


The General Manager, Projects and Planning, under the general supervision of Director of Utilities, will plan, organize, and manage complex projects for the organization’s water and electric Project Management Departments. Oversees a team of Project Managers and supply chain vendors to ensure projects are completed on time and to specifications.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

 

  1. Leads the Project Management teams and other associated employees to complete assigned projects on time, to specifications, and to budget with accuracy and efficiency.
  2. Monitor and analyze project effectiveness using qualitative and quantitative tools. Be able to present the effectiveness to all levels of management.
  3. Interprets the financial and operational reports and determines from financial trends and operating data the need for personnel, procedural or policy changes and executes same to provide for the efficient continuity of service to all classes of customers.
  4. Prepare short and long-term resource allocation plans based on input from all key team members.
  5. Conducts cost analysis, estimating expected costs for projects to help ensure proper budgeting and cost proposals are prepared for projects.
  6. Prepares and implements capital needs planning to allow for budgeting for the short and long term.
  7. May oversee and assist in the execution of the preventive maintenance program especially as it relates to ensuring capital assets are preserved and upgraded.
  8. Works with consultants and contractors as needed to augment internal capabilities as required.
  9. Develops and presents three, five-year, and ten year work plans and justifies the need.
  10. Acts as a liaison between company, customers, and vendors.
  11. Ensures compliance with federal, state, local, industry, contractual, and company regulations, standards, specifications, and best practices.
  12. Performs other related duties as assigned by the Director of Utilities. 


SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITES

 

Supervises the Project Management Teams. Assists in hiring and training employees; supervises, plans, assigns and directs work; conducts performance appraisals; provides counsel to employees on technical and human relation issues; ensures employees are properly trained in safety and customer service relationships. 

 

QUALIFICATIONS AND ABILITIES

 

  • Must have a full understanding of design, construction, operation and maintenance procedures for Utility equipment and systems. To include Electric, Water, Waste Water, and IT infrastructures.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to analyze problems and to develop and implement standard operating procedures, policies, plans, and activities to address those problems.
  • Ability to make difficult decisions within deadlines.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with peers, superiors, subordinates, associates, officials of other agencies, vendors, and the general public.
  • Strong supervisory and leadership skills.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and to delegate them when appropriate.
  • Thorough understanding of or the ability to quickly learn about the project or product being developed.  Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software. 

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field, which may include Engineering, Computer Science, Business or similar study.
  • At least five years of related experience required.
  • PMP, PgMP, CAPM, and/or comparable project management certifications highly desirable.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus. The aforesaid vision requirements can be satisfied with appropriate medically prescribed prescription glasses/lenses when applicable. Must be able to occasionally lift/move up to 50 pounds.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT

 

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions for this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be frequently exposed to outside weather conditions and emergencies (storms, hurricanes, disasters). Work may necessitate a 24/7 availability when on call and be available for after hour emergencies.

 

To apply or for more information, click the following link: 

http://cityofgroton.com/government-services/job-dashboard/

 

 

Civil/Environmental Engineer 

City of Groton, Groton, CT

[Posted 2/12/2020, deadline 2/21/2020]

 

Position Title:  Civil/Environmental Engineer
Department: Utilities - Electric Division
Reports To: General Manager Operations
Union: Non-Union
FLSA Status: Exempt
Approved By: Director of Utilities
Approved: December 17, 2019
Salary Range: $84,000 /yr
Closing Date: 4pm on Friday, Feb 21, 2020

 

SUMMARY


Under the supervision of the General Manager, Operations, the Civil/Environmental Engineer will plan, design, construct, maintain and operate infrastructures while protecting the public and environmental health, as well as improve existing infrastructures that need attention.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

 

  1. Perform work in accordance with applicable Federal and State safety regulations as well as Groton Utilities Safety Manual and maintains conformance with regulatory and permit requirements
  2. Manage the planning, budgeting, design, permitting and construction of facilities, treatment, distribution or other capital improvement and maintenance projects
  3. Coordinate project teams consisting of multiple Groton Utilities department staff, consultants, contractors and vendors
  4. Prepare Requests for Proposals and Requests for Qualifications as required
  5. Track project schedules and budgets
  6. Plan and lead project meetings
  7. Evaluate hydraulic modeling analyses; write technical reports identifying system deficiencies and recommend solutions
  8. Conduct or supervise special field studies, such as but not limited to, leak surveys, Inflow and Infiltration studies, safe yield of watershed, and capacity assurance (CMOM),
  9. Participate in the formation and maintenance of all systems records including maps and plans
  10. Develop budgetary estimates for proposed projects, and conceptual estimates for future improvements in the long term capital budgets (e.g. 5-Year and 20-Year)
  11. Oversee work by professional consultants, including reviewing of studies and design drawings and specifications, coordination of review by other Groton Utilities departments, and review and approval of consultant invoices
  12. Prepare contract documents, including plans, specifications, contracts, addendums, field memos, and change orders
  13. Design new water facilities or improvements to existing facilities, including pumping stations, pipelines, water storage tanks, valve chambers, dams, spillways, and gatehouses
  14. Participates in Risk and Resiliency planning with special attention to climate change adaptation through engineering
  15. Assist in the preparation of the annual list of non-bonded and bonded capital projects. May be required to attend public, council and commission meetings related to projects
  16. Make public presentations related to projects and studies
  17. Promote Groton Utilities’ policies related to safety in the workplace and on construction job sites
  18. Provide support for engineering programs including Capital Pipe Replacement, Connecticut Department of Transportation, Dam, and Pipe Bridge programs
  19. Performs all other duties as may be required

 

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Civil/Environmental Engineering or closely related field
  • Five to seven years of progressive experience in utility or consulting engineering
  • Excellent technical, communication, interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Ability to problem solve and manage multiple tasks and priorities
  • Computer skills including: Microsoft Suite, AutoCAD, Carlson Survey, Bentley Software, WaterCAD, HydroCAD and Hydraulic Modeling Software

 

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

 

  • Ability to work with mathematical concepts
  • Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions to practical situations
  • Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as proportions and percentages
  • Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference

 

LANGUAGE SKILLS

 

  • Ability to speak effectively before groups of residents and/or employees
  • Ability to effectively read, write and understand statutory language
  • Ability to write clear and concise documentation for internal and external use

 

REASONING ABILITY

 

  • Ability to analyze, develop and implement Standard Operating Procedures (SOP), policies and safety procedures
  • Ability to make difficult decisions within established deadlines
  • Ability to interpret and apply laws and regulations with firmness and tact

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger; handle or operate objects, tools or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, talk and/or hear. The employee must be able to lift a minimum of 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral
vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus. The aforesaid vision requirements can be satisfied with appropriate medically prescribed prescription glasses/lenses when applicable.


WORK ENVIRONMENT


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions for this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment may be moderate at times. Individual must be available for twenty-four (24) hour on call status at all times due to possible power outages, weather conditions and/or emergencies. May be exposed to working in extreme weather conditions.

 

To apply or for more information, click the following link: 

http://cityofgroton.com/government-services/job-dashboard/

 

 

Sr. Electrical Engineer 

Chicopee Electric Light Department (Chicopee, MA) 

[Posted 2/12/2020]

 

Seeking applicants for the position of an Electrical Engineer. This position is responsible for oversight of engineering projects, studies and programs designed to enhance the distribution system reliability, performance and efficiency. In this position, responsibilities include short and long term range planning, preparation of installation plans, design drawings and specs, design & test procedures for overhead and underground distribution system, electric system analysis and power system studies such as protective relay coordination, short circuit fault studies, power flows, etc.


Applicants must have BS Degree in Electrical Engineering or Power Engineering and 3+ years’ experience in the Electric Industry or AS Degree in Electrical Engineering and 5+ years’ experience in Electric Utility Industry. Substation, SCADA, Telecommunication experience a plus.

 
Applicants should send their resume directly to CEL, Attention Human Resources at 725 Front St., Chicopee, MA 01020 or e-mail ncolberg@celd.com.

 

 

GIS Technician 

Vermont Public Power Supply Authority (VPPSA), Waterbury Center, VT 

[Posted 2/7/2020]

 

The Vermont Public Power Supply Authority, located in Waterbury Center, Vermont is seeking a GIS Technician to join our team. This position will manage the administration of the Authority’s ESRI based mPower GIS mapping software, assist in data collection related to member utility electric and water system maps, perform map data confirmation and input, and mapping related analytical functions.

Primary functions include: Act as the administrator for the GIS mapping system including managing member accounts, collect, or work with member staff to collect field data as needed, assist members in developing and maintaining adequate policies and procedures related to mapping data, perform map updates using mPower ESRI based GIS software, perform validation of data input by member field staff, maintain integrations between the GIS system and other electronic data sets, and the development of map data related and other analytical queries for further analysis and reporting.

Demonstrated knowledge of Geographic Information Systems, utility field operations and database management equivalent to completion of two years of college and one to three years of progressively responsible related experience preferably in a utility operating in a fully regulated environment.

VPPSA is building a team of professionals who are passionate about helping Vermont communities meet their future energy needs. If you are a team player and enjoy a fast-paced collaborative environment we want to hear from you. Please send resumes and salary requirements to: Vermont Public Power Supply Authority, PO Box 126, Waterbury Ctr., Vermont 05677 Attn: General Manager, or to knolan@vppsa.com. The position will be open until filled.

 

 

Manager of Field Services 

Vermont Public Power Supply Authority (VPPSA), Waterbury Center, VT 

[Posted 2/7/2020]

 

The Vermont Public Power Supply Authority, located in Waterbury Center, Vermont is seeking a Manager of Field Services to join our team. This a senior leadership position that will provide on the ground supervisory support to the Authority’s member electric utilities as well as overseeing the operations of VPPSA’s Project 10 peaking generation plant and GIS mapping program.

Essential functions include: Provides management services to member utilities on both a temporary and ongoing basis, manages operation of VPPSA’s Project 10 generating station to ensure compliance with permit conditions, oversees the GIS mapping function to both facilitate maintenance of accurate member system maps and the use of those maps for analytical activities, manage VPPSA’s safety program, manages engineering contracts, and provides legislative and regulatory support on topics of relevance.

Knowledge of utility management, field operations and safety practices, project management, and engineering practices equivalent to completion of four years of college and ten or more years of progressively responsible related experience preferably in a utility operating in a fully regulated environment. Senior level municipal utility management experience preferred.

VPPSA is building a team of professionals who are passionate about helping Vermont’s communities meet their future energy needs. If you are a team player and enjoy a fast-paced collaborative environment we want to hear from you. Please send resumes and salary requirements to: Vermont Public Power Supply Authority, PO Box 126, Waterbury Ctr., Vermont 05677 Attn: General Manager, or to knolan@vppsa.com. The position will be open until filled.

 

 

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Tech 

North Attleborough Electric Department, MA 

[Posted 2/5/2020, deadline 2/19/2020]

  

Position Title:  

GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS (GIS) TECH

FULL TIME – 40 hours per week

IBEW Local 104-Unit A Starting wage: $25.52/hr

Assists and supports the GIS Manager in the development and maintenance of the Geographic Information System (GIS) for the North Attleborough Electric Department (NAED).  The position is responsible for tasks which include the production, maintenance and cataloging of department distribution maps, reports, charts, graphs and training guides Also assists with field work, including GPS data collection and related field work efforts.

Qualifications include a Bachelor’s Degree in Geography, planning, environmental science or similar field is preferred, or an Associate’s Degree in a STEM field or 1 year of fulltime work experience using ArcGIS or equivalent.

Posting Date:

February 5, 2020

Application Deadline: 

February 19, 2020

Application Procedure: 

 Submit cover letter and resume to:

Office of the General Manager
North Attleborough Electric Department
c/o Michele Dobson -mdobson@naelectric.com
275 Landry Avenue
North Attleborough, MA 02760

 

North Attleborough Electric Department provides employment opportunities without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation and disability.

 

 

Engineering Assistant

Massachusetts Municipal Wholesale Electric Company (MMWEC)

[Posted 1/22/2020]

 

The Massachusetts Municipal Wholesale Electric Company (MMWEC) brings a competitive edge to Massachusetts municipal utilities dedicated to providing its customers with low-cost and reliable electricity. We plan, develop and manage energy resources in an evolving marketplace that requires high levels of innovation and expertise. Our values are oldfashioned, reflecting 40 years of public power joint action, but our service is enlightened.

We are currently seeking an Engineering Assistant. This person would be responsible for providing technical support to the MMWEC Engineering & Generation Assets Business Unit and would work under the direction of the Engineering and Stony Brook Energy Center staff.


PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

 

  • Create, revise and modify engineering drawings
  • Administer the drawing control system
  • Manage revisions of all Stony Brook Energy Center’s technical procedures and associated documentation
  • Provide recommendations regarding drawing presentation
  • Document, Coordinate, schedule, track and store all SME/training materials and report quarterly on all required MMWEC training requirements (OSHA, Environmental, Gas Pipe Line Verforce, etc.)
  • Report any deficiencies, training risks, and license expirations on a monthly and quarterly basis
  • Administer and coordinate the Pipeline Public Awareness Program. Assemble information and complete annual mailing to contractors and landowners in accordance with MMWEC’s Public Awareness Program
  • Act as alternate Dig Safe coordinator
  • "On-call" availability to respond to emergency Dig-safe calls and other emergency situations that may arise at a 24 hour power plant
  • Climb support for our renewable wind turbine generators

 

TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE

 

  • Associates Degree in mechanical, electrical or civil engineering or equivalent work related experience
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Must be able to work with others in team-oriented environment and function in a diverse office and power plant environment
  • Must be able to pass and maintain fitness test requirements for Berkshire Wind Turbine climbing
  • Preferred knowledge of AUTOCAD and a working knowledge of electrical/mechanical drafting techniques and drawing nomenclature
  • Preferred experience using Photoshop, Corel Draw or other software for editing photos, bitmaps tif, gif or similar files
  • Preferred Special licenses/certificates, etc: Wind Turbine - High Angle Rescue

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

 

  • Must be able to climb ladders, wear climbing harness, crawl into confined spaces, patrol pipeline and 345 kv Transmission Line ROW
  • Lift up to 40 lbs

 

MMWEC offers a competitive salary & benefits package including both a pension and savings retirement plan with company match. We foster an environment that challenges employees to be passionate, energetic, proactive, and progressive. If you are interested & qualified to join our team please apply directly at: https://massachusetts-municipal-wholesale.checkwritersrecruit.com/

Or forward your resume & salary requirements to: alomma@mmwec.org

 

Massachusetts Municipal Wholesale Electric Company (MMWEC) eagerly accepts applications for employment from all qualified persons without regard to race, color, religious creed, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, GINA, marital status, gender identity, age, ancestry, veteran status, mental or physical disability, and political belief or affiliation.

 

MMWEC will only accept applications for open positions.

 

 

ISO Market Services Supervisor

Massachusetts Municipal Wholesale Electric Company (MMWEC)

[Posted 1/22/2020]

 

The Massachusetts Municipal Wholesale Electric Company (MMWEC) brings a competitive edge to Massachusetts municipal utilities dedicated to providing its customers with low-cost and reliable electricity. We plan, develop and manage energy resources in an evolving marketplace that requires high levels of innovation and expertise. Our values are oldfashioned, reflecting 40 years of public power joint action, but our service is enlightened.

We are currently seeking an experienced ISO Market Services Supervisor for our Market Management and Planning Business Unit. This person would be responsible for coordinating daily operations with the Independent System Operator - New England (ISO-NE). This would include complying with ISO requirements and programs necessary for MMWEC’s interaction with ISO-NE to fulfill MMWEC’s market services to its members/participants. Additionally, this position has responsibility for training and supervising, including assignment scheduling, of a team of analysts assigned to the work effort.


PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

 

  • Coordinate the development of MMWEC’s day-ahead load forecasting and load bidding strategies and procedures.
  • Under the Direction of the Executive Director Energy & Financial Markets, supervise the activities of the Analyst Team in execution of daily operations and other functions required to comply with wholesale electricity market operations.
  • Maintain understanding of ISO-NE market rules and changes impacting MMWEC members.
  • Active involvement in all Market Management & Planning support activities.
  • Oversee coordination of daily data collection for ISO settlement database, GAD’s data submittals to ISO, Bulk Power Comparison cost database.
  • Coordinate Forward Capacity Market Auctions/Planning, Forward Reserve Market, Self-Supply of resources and energy/UCAP contracts entered into the ISO Market System.
  • Support Sr. Project Manager Regulatory Services in Representation of MMWEC Members and Project Participants in ISO operations development discussions and NEPOOL Committees/Working Groups
  • Fully understand changes in MMWEC operations and technology requirements due to ISO-NE operational changes.
  • Support Stony Brook participation in the New England ISO
  • Manage the “ISO metering agent” function
  • Review and analyze ISO and other Invoices for Members/Project Participants as required

 

TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE

 

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience
  • 3-5 years of job related experience, including knowledge of all aspects of power supply, ISO-NE market rules and procedures
  • Thorough knowledge of the electric utility industry and a solid understanding of electrical generation and transmission facilities.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Supervisory experience preferred

 

MMWEC offers a competitive salary & benefits package including both a pension and savings retirement plan with company match. We foster an environment that challenges employees to be passionate, energetic, proactive, and progressive. If you are interested & qualified to join our team please apply directly at: https://massachusetts-municipal-wholesale.checkwritersrecruit.com/

Or forward your resume & salary requirements to: alomma@mmwec.org


Massachusetts Municipal Wholesale Electric Company (MMWEC) eagerly accepts applications for employment from all qualified persons without regard to race, color, religious creed, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, GINA, marital status, gender identity, age, ancestry, veteran status, mental or physical disability, and political belief or affiliation.

 

MMWEC will only accept applications for open positions.

 

 

General Manager / Chief Executive Officer

South Norwalk Electric and Water (SNEW), South Norwalk, CT

[Posted 1/21/2020, deadline 2/24/2020]

 

South Norwalk, CT. The General Manager/Chief Executive Officer provides leadership and strategic direction resulting in superior service and competitive water and electric rates for the customers and residents of the Second Taxing District in Norwalk, CT.  The Second Taxing District owns and independently operates South Norwalk Electric and Water (SNEW), a water and electric utility. The utility serves 6,500 customers with electric in South Norwalk and over 9,500 customers with water throughout sections of South Norwalk, East Norwalk, West Norwalk, Rowayton, Silvermine and Wilton. 

 

  • Established in 1913 by a special act of the Connecticut State Legislature, the SNEW is governed by a board of 7 elected commissioners who have the authority to handle the affairs of the organization similar to duties of municipal elected officials. The General Manager/CEO reports to the Board of Commissioners. There have been only two General Managers/CEOs in the last 50 years.

 

  • Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree in engineering, business administration, computer science or related field. An MBA and/or Professional Engineering designation is preferred. Candidates must also have significant experience in developing and implementing a strategic business plan, infrastructure development, maintenance and replacement and multi-year fiscal planning and management. Candidates must also have experience in establishing and maintaining a culture that is customer focused and collaborative with both the staff and the commissioners.

 

  • The SNEW has a total 2019-2020 budget of $26 million and 38 full time employees. Direct reports to the General Manager/CEO include Director of Water Operations, Director of Electric Operations, Director of Finance and Services, Director of Customer Care, Key Accounts Manager and Office Manager/Executive Assistant.

 

Starting salary range: $200,000 - $250,000 +/- DOQ.  Residency within a reasonable commuting distance. Candidates should apply electronically no later than February 24, 2020 with resume, cover letter and contact information for 5 work related references to www.GovHRjobs.com to the attention of Heidi Voorhees and Lee Szymborski, GovHR USA, 630 Dundee Road #130 Northbrook, IL 60062 Tel: 847-380-3240.

 

Click HERE to Apply!

 

 

System Operator / Dispatcher

Town of Wallingford, Wallingford, CT

[Posted 1/21/2020, deadline 2/18/2020]

 

Operates electric distribution substation and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system for an electric utility serving 25,000 customers. Coordinates electric system switching and places equipment in and out of service during routine and emergency operations. Requires HS diploma/GED with 2 years experience in the operation of Distribution SCADA equipment and/or switchboards used in the distribution of electricity.  Experience and training may be substituted on a year for year basis. Must maintain valid system operation certification from Connecticut Valley Exchange (CONVEX) or other approved agency or be able to obtain the same within 90 days of hire. Must posses and maintain a valid State of CT driver’s license.  $ 34.63 - $ 41.15 per hour plus an excellent fringe benefit package.  Apply to:  Human Resources Department, Town of Wallingford, 45 South Main Street, Wallingford, CT 06492.  Fax #: (203) 294-2084. Closing date will be February 18, 2020. EOE.

 

 

Application Engineer – Protection, Automation and Control

OMICRON, Waltham, MA or Houston, TX

[Posted 1/16/2020]

 

Job Classification: Exempt

Status: Regular Full-time

 

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

 

OMICRON is a leading manufacturer of primary and secondary test equipment for electric power systems. The SEC Application Engineer will be responsible for supporting technical sales and providing high-level technical support of OMICRON business unit secondary products and their applications. The job location is in the OMICRON Service Centers either in Houston (TX) or in Waltham (MA).

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

 

  • Provide product consultation, training and support on protective relay and scheme testing, power system protection, automation and control, instrument transformer testing, metering and transmission & distribution applications theory to our customer base.
  • Direct involvement with power system protection & communications schemes in the generation, transmission & distribution areas along with knowledge of metering and reclosers.
  • Support the marketing & sales activities of OMICRON by actively performing on-site sales demos, participating in trade shows, user meetings and workshops.
  • Assist in developing, maintaining and improve customer relationships.
  • Assist in updating and maintaining Customer Relationship Management tools (CRM).
  • Develop and deliver training for OMICRON's products, both in person and with webinars.
  • Test electro-mechanical and microprocessor-based devices with manual and fully automated test equipment.
  • Troubleshoot technical problems for customer and sales support.
  • Manage and develop application notes and technical papers, including presentations at relevant seminars/conferences.
  • Provide input on new products, product strategies, product marketing, development, and application needs.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the SEC Engineering Manager.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

 

  • Ability to present products, technologies and test methodologies to technicians, engineers, supervisors, managers and executives via telephone, email, visits, exhibits or webinars
  • Reputable business and work ethics and personal character
  • Goal and team oriented – willingness to work collectively with others to achieve corporate, regional and personal goals
  • Excellent writing, teaching, and presentation skills
  • Willingness to travel (up to 50 %)

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

 

  • A minimum of 1 – 5 five years of experience in the power industry and hands on experience testing protective relays
  • Knowledge of testing methodologies and maintenance practices used to assure a continuous and reliable power system
  • Knowledge in electrical modeling is desired

 

EDUCATION

 

  • Bachelor's degree in Electronics or Electrical Engineering; or certification of completion of an electronic or electrical technical education, comparable work or military experience is required.

 

This is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities. OMICRON electronics Corp. USA reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet business and organizational needs as necessary.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS

 

  • Physical Demands: In general, the following physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to allow differently-abled individuals to perform the essential functions of the job.
  • Must be able to see, hear, speak and write clearly in order to communicate with customers; manual dexterity required for occasional reaching and lifting of large objects more than 50 pounds; and operating office equipment; Frequent sitting, occasional bending and kneeling.
  • Work Environment: In general, the following conditions of the work environment are representative of those that an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to allow differently-abled individuals to perform the essential functions of the job within the environment.
  • Specific vision abilities required include close vision, distance vision, color perception, depth perceptions, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Job will generally be performed in an office environment, but may require travel to visit a Client's office, production facility or industrial/construction job site. Conditions will vary at each location.
  • Hazards such as those encountered in substation environments, such as the presence of high voltage, and other sources of electrical shock may be encountered. May be required to use Personal Protection Equipment (PPE): hard hats, safety boots, ear protection, safety glasses, fall restraint, and FR clothing.

 

OMICRON provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, nationality or origin, age or disability.

 

Should you have interest in this position, please click on the following link and apply: 

https://www.omicron.jobs/en/jobs-opportunities/jobs/

 

 

Sales and Application Engineer, SE Territory

OMICRON, Knoxville, TN

[Posted 1/16/2020]

 

Job Classification: Exempt

Status: Regular Full-time

 

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

 

OMICRON is a leading manufacturer of primary and secondary test equipment for electric power systems. The Sales and Application Engineer (SE Territory) will be responsible for developing territorial sales and providing technical support of OMICRON products and services with emphasis on our primary and secondary products and applications in the Southeast Territory. This position will report to the Area Sales Manager (ASM).

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

 

  • Develop business strategies to increase revenue and advance market share of OMICRON
  • Assist in developing, maintaining and improve customer relationships within the Southeast Team
  • Develop, maintain, and improve relationships with key accounts within designated area as assigned by the Area Sales Manager
  • Establish initial communication with qualified contacts to help arrange customer visits
  • Follow up sales activities on market events such as conferences, user meetings, seminars, and exhibitions
  • Perform on-site demonstrations and assist in post-sale customer training
  • Update and Maintain Customer Relationship Management tools (CRM)
  • Provide update status on all job related to activities to the Area Sales Manager as needed
  • Provide support for customers as required for the SE Territory, assigned by the Area Sales Manager.
  • Become technically proficient in OMICRON products and solutions to best meet market demands and industry requirements
  • Perform other tasks as assigned by the ASM.

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

 

  • At least 2 years of experience in power systems, especially in the fields of power system protection and high voltage apparatus. NETA Level IV is a plus (InterNational Electrical Testing Association).
  • Minimum 1 year of sales experience in selling testing equipment, instrumentation or apparatus for the electric power industry
  • Participation in international, national, regional and local conferences, exhibits or seminars.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

 

  • Ability to schedule and plan strategically or react quickly to a changing working sales environment
  • Knowledge of power generation, transmission and distribution systems and the various apparatus used within these systems
  • Knowledge of testing methodologies and maintenance practices used to assure a continuous and reliable power system
  • Ability to present products, technologies and test methodologies to technicians, engineers, supervisors, managers and executives via telephone, email, visits, exhibits or webinars
  • Ability to perform products demonstrations on-site with or without the assistance of Application Engineers
  • Reputable business and work ethics and personal character
  • Goal and team oriented – willingness to work collectively with others to achieve corporate, regional and personal goals
  • Knowledge and understanding of the organization and business processes employed by electric power companies, government agencies, manufacturers and industrial consumers of bulk power in the North American market
  • A solid working knowledge of MS Office – especially Outlook, Excel & PowerPoint
  • Excellent written, speech, presentation and negotiating skills required
  • Able to travel domestically (up to 50%); international travel may be required

 

This is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities. OMICRON electronics Corp. USA reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet business and organizational needs as necessary.

 

EDUCATION

 

  • Bachelor's degree in Electronics or Electrical Engineering; or certification of completion of an electronic or electrical technical education, comparable work or military experience is required.

 

OMICRON provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, nationality or origin, age or disability.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS

 

  • Physical Demands: In general, the following physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to allow differently-abled individuals to perform the essential functions of the job.
  • Must be able to see, hear, speak and write clearly in order to communicate with customers; manual dexterity required for occasional reaching and lifting of large objects more than 50 pounds; and operating office equipment; Frequent sitting, occasional bending and kneeling.
  • Work Environment: In general, the following conditions of the work environment are representative of those that an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to allow differently-abled individuals to perform the essential functions of the job within the environment.
  • Specific vision abilities required include close vision, distance vision, color perception, depth perceptions, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Job will generally be performed in an office environment, but may require travel to visit a Client's office, production facility or industrial/construction job site. Conditions will vary at each location.
  • Hazards such as those encountered in substation environments, such as the presence of high voltage, and other sources of electrical shock may be encountered. May be required to use Personal Protection Equipment (PPE): hard hats, safety boots, ear protection, safety glasses, fall restraint, and FR clothing.

 

Should you be interested in this position, please click on the following link and apply: 

https://www.omicron.jobs/en/jobs-opportunities/jobs/

 

 

1st or 2nd Class Line Maintainer 

Stowe Electric Department (SED), Stowe, VT

[Posted 1/13/2020]

 

The Town of Stowe Electric Department (SED) has been providing the community of Stowe with reliable electric service since 1911. SED takes pride in providing outstanding customer service to our 4,250 Residential and Commercial customers. We are seeking a Certified 1st Class Line Maintainer to join our team of highly skilled professionals. Although 1st Class certification is preferred, SED may consider qualified 2nd Class Line Maintainers/Apprentices.

 

General Summary of Position:

 

Under the direct supervision of the Director of Operations and the Working Foreman, SED Line Maintainers work as part of a crew and are responsible for ensuring SED customers receive safe and reliable electricity in an efficient manner. SED Line Maintainers perform varied and responsible duties requiring a thorough knowledge of safety practices and must be able to exercise judgement and initiative in completing tasks.

 

General Summary of Essential Job Functions:

 

  • Installation and maintenance of underground and overhead distribution system.
  • Working energized conductors (primary and secondary)
  • Setting, framing and guying poles
  • Respond to emergency/regular repair/maintenance of overhead and underground distribution lines
  • Conduct switching and tagging operations on VELCO electrical systems
  • Stringing and Sagging Conductors
  • Mounting Equipment, setting transformers
  • Transformer Connections, grounding equipment
  • Tree Trimming
  • Street Lighting
  • Locating underground lines for Dig Safe
  • Trouble shooting problems
  • Working with safety and VOSHA requirements
  • Maintaining training and safety skills through scheduled classes
  • Any other duties assigned by the Director of Operations or Management
  • Safely operate and maintain the SED operations fleet such as digger derricks, bucket trucks and excavators
  • Climbing poles
  • Installation and removal of banners
  • Participation in a rotating on-call schedule
  • Respond to requests, comments and/or complaints from customers in a professional manner
  • Cleaning and stocking line trucks

 

Qualifications and Basic Requirements:

 

  • Candidates must be at least 18 years of age, have high school diploma or GED and a minimum of 2 years of experience as a 1st Class Line Maintainer or 4 years as a 2nd Class.
  • 1st Class Line Maintainer certification preferred. Will consider well qualified apprentices.
  • Proficient in safe rubber gloving techniques
  • Knowledge of electric utility construction standards, National Electric Safety Code, and VOSHA/OSHA standards.
  • Valid Commercial Driver’s License or ability to obtain one within 60 days of employment.
  • Ability to be available for on-call schedules and emergency call outs.
  • Must live within a 30 minute radius of the Town of Stowe or be able to re-locate within 6 months

 

This is a non-exempt Union position. Stowe Electric Department currently offers competitive wages from $29.15 – $38.10/hr. (depending on experience) with the opportunity for over-time and on-call pay. In addition, we offer an outstanding benefits package which includes: health, dental, vision, 401(a), Paid-Time-Off, holidays and training opportunities. New employees will receive a minimum of 6 weeks Paid-Time Off after only 1 year.

 

Stowe Electric Department is an Equal Opportunity employer and highly encourages women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities to apply.

 

Position will remain open until filled:

 

Town of Stowe Electric Department

 Attn: David Kresock Director of Operations

P.O. Box 190, Stowe, VT 05672

Fax: (802) 253-4555

 Email dkresock@stoweelectric.com

 

  

CFO / Manager of Finance 

Eastern Maine Electric Cooperative (EMEC), Calais, ME

[Posted 1/13/2020]

  

Eastern Maine Electric Cooperative, Inc., a consumer owned electric utility based in Calais, Maine is seeking a well-qualified and self-motivated person for the position of Manager of Finance.  The position reports to the CEO and provides a great opportunity for professional growth.  

 
The qualified candidate shall have a bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance or business administration.  The position can be structured such that it is an excellent opportunity for a seasoned financial candidate or candidate with less experience that can grow into the position. 
 
Reporting to this position are the accounting, billing, and credit departments and other consumer service representatives.  Responsibilities also include overseeing payroll and human resources. 
 
Some other areas of responsibilities may include: 
 
  • Financial statement review & analysis
  • Financial studies & cost analysis 
  • Rate development
  • Ensure proper accounting controls are in place and effective
  • Oversee the annual financial audit
  • Monthly bank reconciliations
  • Overseeing the automated payment processing of phone payments & E-billing   
  • Cash management
  • Provide backup assistance to the payroll department
  • Annual tax return
  • Working with lenders 
 
Proficiency in Microsoft Excel & Word with the ability to analyze and troubleshoot various situations, along with the ability to pay attention to detail while understanding the overall picture.   
 
The Cooperative has approximately 12,600 meters and total utility plant of $63 million.  The Cooperative offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience and qualifications and benefits package.  The Cooperative is headquartered in Calais, Maine which offers an excellent outdoor recreation opportunity.   
 
Resumes can be sent in confidence to:
 
Human Resources
Eastern Maine Electric Cooperative, Inc.
PO Box 425 
Calais, Maine 04619 
 
or email to:  hr@emec.com
 
Equal Opportunity Employer 

 

 

Working Line Foreman 

Chicopee Electric Light, Chicopee, MA  

[Posted 12/27/19]

 

Position is responsible for providing field supervision over crews involved in the installation, maintenance and repair of underground and overhead distribution service lines, transformers and related equipment. Scheduling and assigning of work crews and supervising work performance of others to ensure safety, quality and efficiency. Inspects the work of Linemen to ensure compliance with operating and safety standards. Prepares performance appraisals and conducts crew safety audits. Must be able to respond to emergency conditions involving the distribution lines and environmental hazards. May be required to perform hands-on repair, maintenance and construction work.

Applicant must hold a High School Diploma, have a minimum of 10 year’s experience as a First Class Lineman and experience in a lead or supervisory capacity is highly desirable. Must possess a CDL Class A Driver’s License and 1B and 2A MA Hoisting Licenses and obtain and maintain security clearance to all CEL service areas. Residency in Chicopee required.

Please send your cover letter and resume or questions to ncolberg@celd.com.

  

 

Supervisory Electrical Engineer  

Town of Wellesley Municipal Light Plant, Wellesley, MA      

[Posted 12/12/19]

 

The Supervisory Electrical Engineer provides expert technical engineering supervision and support for the safe, reliable and efficient operation of the Municipal Light Plant’s (“MLP”) electrical distribution system. This position is responsible for system infrastructure expansion specification and design, and maintaining critical system records, maps and one-line/Geographical Information System (“GIS”) diagrams. This position supports line operations and construction through a variety of deliverables, roles and responsibilities. The Supervisory Electrical Engineer communicates directly with customers, contractors, consultants, and regulatory agencies by responding to a wide variety of informational requests. Assists the Engineering Manager in the monitoring of system loads and evaluation of system improvements along with the preparation of the annual and five-year Capital Work Plans. Supervises the Electrician and Substation Operator in the installation of residential and commercial meters responding to high bill and property damage complaints and troubleshooting voltage fluctuations.

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent field.
  • Ability to register as a professional engineer.
  • Minimum of five years’ experience with the design, operation, maintenance, repair and construction of an electric distribution system serving a minimum of 10,000 customers or equivalent.
  • Knowledge of overhead and underground power distribution systems. 
  • Minimum of one year’s experience performing postings, updates and/or corrections to Geographic Information System (GIS) mapping.
  • Minimum of one year’s experience administering a Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system.
  • Proficiency in the usage of personal computers and software, to include spreadsheets, word processing and electrical engineering specific software applications.
  • Ability to perform analytical system designs and program evaluations.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Minimum of two years’ experience in supervision.
  • Salary commensurate with experience

Excellent health and retirement benefits along with a competitive salary; great career opportunity. Please submit cover letter and resume to: Wellesley Municipal Light Plant, Attn: Joanne Scannell, 4 Municipal Way, Wellesley, MA 02481 or email as a WORD or PDF document to jscannell@wellesleyma.gov. AA/EOE. Salary commensurate with experience.

 

Apprentice Line Worker  

Town of Wolfeboro Municipal Electric Department, Wolfeboro, NH

[Posted 12/09/19]

 

The Town of Wolfeboro Municipal Electric Department is seeking qualified applicants for the full-time position of an Apprentice Line Worker.

One full-time position is posted with the intention of hiring the highest qualified individual. The starting salary for this position is $34.12 in accordance with the Line Worker Job/Wage Classification Schedule (Appendix 1) of the individual employment agreements between Line Workers and the Town of Wolfeboro.

JOB SUMMARY

Performs maintenance, construction, and repair activities associated with the operations of an overhead and underground electric distribution system.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Apprentice Line Workers work under the direct supervision of Senior Line Worker and/or designated Crew Leader.

MINIMUM EDUCATION AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS

APPRENTICE:

  • High School graduate with an emphasis on relevant technical/vocational studies.
  • Successful completion of formal Line Worker training program.
  • Candidates must live (or be willing to relocate) within a 30 minute drive time to the Wolfeboro Municipal Electric Department’s shop located at 133 Middleton Road, Wolfeboro, NH.
  • Candidates must be available to be “on-call” for overtime work during emergency and/or storm events. This may include extended working hours during nights, weekends and holidays. Personal phone numbers for contact during these events must be made available to ensure response within 30 minutes or less. All employees will be expected to respond to large scale storm/emergency events regardless of “on-call” status.

Interested and qualified applicants should email a resume and cover letter with applicable certifications to Wolfeboro Municipal Electric Department, Director of Operations Barry Muccio at medassistant@wolfeboronh.us or mail materials to Wolfeboro Municipal Electric Department, PO Box 777, Wolfeboro, NH 03894.

 

Regional Segment Specialist Industry & Distibution - North America

OMICRON, Waltham (MA), Houston (TX), Toronto (ON) 

[Posted 12/09/19]

 

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

OMICRON is a leading manufacturer of primary and secondary test equipment for electric power systems.

The Regional Segment Specialist role is focused on the business development for selected target market segments (in this case specifically Industry & Distribution Automation). This includes the identification of target accounts and the development of relationships to enable future sales. The role will include technical communication, marketing and training to support internal and external stakeholders.

The preferred location for this position is Waltham (MA), Houston (TX) or Toronto (ON).  This position will report directly to the Regional Manager – North America.

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Acronyms for diagram above:

  • RSS – Regional Segment Specialist
  • AE - Application Engineer
  • RAS – Regional Application Specialist (Application Engineer with Business Development responsibilities for specific application)
  • ASM – Area Sales Manager with territorial responsibility

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Lead business development activities for specific segments of OMICRON’s target market (Industry & Distribution Automation) including customer selection, engagement and relationship creation
  • Participate in sub market selection, evaluation, sales forecasting and monitoring of customers and leads within the assigned area.
  • Provide support to sales team, manufactures reps and application engineering team with target account engagement, including training on target segment requirements and strategic planning for new accounts.
  • Coordinate promotional activities including conferences, user meetings, seminars, local exhibitions & on-site demonstration and post-sale customer training and service of the products.
  • Gather customer and market feedback to make recommendations and suggestions for new products, service markets and process improvements.
  • Communicate routinely on segment trends, competitive information, product issues, market trends and customer perception of OMICRON products and services.
  • Maintain CRM database with new contact information and routine review of data to keep the information up to date and accurate.
  • Coordinate use of Regional Application Specialists for technical expertise and expert level sales presentations.
  • Manage and record all customer interactions activity as required via the CRM system as per the OMICRON Sales Process.
  • Act as a trainer for the OMICRON Academy to support ongoing courses and future target training topics.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Regional Manager – North America.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

  • Knowledge of power generation, transmission and distribution systems and the various apparatus used within these systems.
  • Knowledge of testing methodologies and maintenance practices used to assure a continuous and reliable power system.
  • Excellent written, speech, presentation and negotiating skills required.
  • Ability to demonstrate products on-site with or without the assistance of applications engineers.
  • Ability to present products, technologies and test methodologies to technicians, engineers, supervisors, managers and executives via telephone, email, visits, exhibits or webinars
  • Reputable business and work ethics and personal character.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the organization and business processes employed by electric power companies, government agencies, manufacturers and industrial consumers of bulk power in the North American market.
  • Goal and team oriented – willingness to work collectively with others to achieve corporate, regional and personal goals.
  • Ability to schedule and plan strategically or react quickly to a changing working sales environment.
  • A solid working knowledge of MS Office – especially Outlook, Excel & PowerPoint.
  • Able to travel domestically (up to 50%); internationally travel may be required.

WORK EXPERIENCE

  • At least 10 years of experience in power systems, especially in the fields of power system protection and high voltage apparatus.
  • At least 3 years of direct sales or indirect sales experience selling test equipment, protection and control equipment instrumentation or apparatus for the electric power industry, especially to Distribution, and/or Industry preferred.
  • Participation in international, national, regional and local conferences, exhibits or seminars.
  • Proven record of achieving targets for revenue and product sales.
  • Experience working with and managing manufacturers’ representatives is preferred.

EDUCATION

  • Bachelor's degree in Electronics or Electrical Engineering; or certification of completion of an electronic or electrical technical education is required.
  • Master's degree in Electronics or Electrical Engineering is preferred.

This is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities. OMICRON electronics Corp. USA reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet business and organizational needs as necessary.

WORKING CONDITIONS

  • Physical Demands: In general, the following physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to allow differently-abled individuals to perform the essential functions of the job.
  • Must be able to see, hear, speak and write clearly in order to communicate with customers; manual dexterity required for occasional reaching and lifting of large objects more than 50 pounds; and operating office equipment; Frequent sitting, occasional bending and kneeling.
  • Work Environment: In general, the following conditions of the work environment are representative of those that an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to allow differently-abled individuals to perform the essential functions of the job within the environment.
  • The office is clean, orderly, properly lighted and ventilated. Noise levels are considered low to moderate.
  • Specific vision abilities required include close vision, distance vision, color perception, depth perceptions, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Hazards such as those encountered in electrical substation environments, such as the presence of high voltage, and other sources of electrical shock may be encountered. May be required to use Personal Protection Equipment (PPE): hard hats, safety boots, ear protection, safety glasses, fall restraint, FR clothing.

OMICRON distinguishes itself by:

  • Not just offering a position, but an opportunity for growth and development in an international multi-cultural company.
  • Having fun while working as a part of a professional team.
  • Encouraging personal initiative through flat hierarchies.
  • Our extraordinary corporate culture and strong commitment to a healthy "work-life-balance."
  • Offering an attractive benefit package.

OMICRON provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, nationality or origin, age or disability.

Should you be interested in applying for this position, please go through our ATS;

For the position listed in Houston:  https://www.omicron.jobs/en/jobs-opportunities/jobs/#787

Or, for the position listed in Boston:  https://www.omicron.jobs/en/jobs-opportunities/jobs/#786

Or, for the position listed in Toronto:   https://www.omicron.jobs/en/jobs-opportunities/jobs/#788

Lineman (Troubleman) - Evening Shift 

Peabody Municipal Light Plant, Peabody, MA   

[Posted 12/02/19]

SUBJECT TO A DEPARTMENTAL PROMOTION, TRANSFER, CIVIL SERVICE LABOR LIST

TITLE:

LINEMAN (TROUBLEMAN) – EVENING SHIFT

DIVISION:

DISTRIBUTION

SALARY:

GRADE 15 ($38.96-$48.72) plus 7% shift differential

SHIFT:

MONDAY – FRIDAY 3:00 PM TO 11:00 PM

CIVIL SERVICE CLASSIFICATION:

LABOR SERVICE

 

DUTIES:   

Under the general supervision of the Superintendent of Electric Distribution, the Assistant Superintendent of Electric Distribution, and the Working Foreman Lineman/Troubleman responsible for responding to trouble or emergency situations, performing electrical repairs and performing all First-Class Lineman's duties and responsibilities.  It is intended that these duties and responsibilities will be performed by the Troubleman acting alone unless the Supervisor specifically assigns the Troubleman to work as part of a crew.

Work shifts will be40 hours per week, 8 hours per day, Monday-Friday.

Perform work on and handle all voltages, under energized conditions, within the Peabody Municipal Light Plant electrical system frequently working alone under abnormal system conditions and works under all weather conditions at the discretion of the supervisor in accordance with the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Respond to all trouble calls during shift and correct or repair electric wires, connections, and associated equipment necessary to restore the proper delivery of electric service.  Install, repair or remove secondary connections on transformers, service drops and service risers, lighting fixtures and all other live secondary connections while working alone.  Perform duties of Lineman (either alone or as part of a multi-person crew as assigned) which include, but are not limited to, digging holes, setting poles, installing transformers, stringing lines, changing insulators and other related tasks.  Change line or transformer fuses acting alone.  May provide direction, instruction or guidance to other personnel in the work crew.  Perform line work on substation equipment when required.  In accordance with system procedures, perform the opening, closing, phasing, tagging, and grounding of high voltage switches, circuit breakers, and other equipment of all voltages as assigned.

Operate all line construction and maintenance vehicles, including vehicles requiring a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) or other vehicles as required, responsible for proper operation and care of assigned vehicle.  Operate various hand, power, and hydraulic tools required on the job.  Operate all equipment used in the Distribution Division including compressors, arrow boards, voltage testers, phasing meters, and portable generators.

Resolve customer problems on lighting situations within the designated policy of the Light Plant.  While working alone, replace, repair, install, and maintain all types of lighting equipment including replacement of all components of all lighting fixtures.  

Open, seal, remove, install, or read meters as directed by Supervisor.

Review work orders, layout and plan work, account for all materials and hours utilized on assigned projects.  Develop material list and collect stock required to complete job.  Perform required reports to complete assignment and maintain records, logs, and work reports as required by supervisor.

Insure all safety policies and procedures are strictly adhered to on all work sites.

Lineman/Troubleman in the evening shift position is exempt from the Linemen’s On-Call Agreement provision of the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Perform other duties as required.

Must be available for emergency calls during non-working hours and must furnish an acceptable means of off-hour contact by phone or other reasonable means.  Recognize that it is necessary to work a reasonable amount of overtime, planned and emergency, to properly service electric customers.  Shall be required to work the day lineman/troubleman shift when necessary to compliment day crews or to attend training.

QUALIFICATIONS:             

Minimum two (2) years full time experience as a Lineman (First Class) performing duties similar to those listed above.  Must have a valid and active Massachusetts Commercial Driver’s License (CDL). Must have (or be able to obtain within 6 months of hiring) a valid and active Massachusetts Hoisting Engineers License Class 1B/3A.  Must be mature and able to perform above duties acting alone.  Must maintain reasonable availability for immediate response to address customer or electrical system emergencies during off-hours.

Please submit your cover letter and resume to Barbara Previte at bprevite@pmlp.com.

AA/EEO

PMLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Area Sales Manager, North East Territory

OMICRON, Waltham, MA

[Posted 11/12/2019]

 

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

 

OMICRON is a leading manufacturer of primary and secondary test equipment for electric power systems. The Area Sales Manager, NE Territory will be responsible for managing territorial sales and marketing of OMICRON products and services with emphasis on our primary and secondary products and applications in the North East Territory. 

 

The preferred location for this position is Waltham, MA however other locations in the North East region are open for consideration.  This position will report directly to the National Sales Manager – USA and Canada.  

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

 

  • Manage area sales of OMICRON products and services in the North East Territory
  • Manage and support manufactures representatives in the North East Territory, including training, forecasting and evaluation of performance
  • Participate in business development, market evaluation, sales forecasting and monitoring of customers and leads within the assigned area.
  • Coordinate promotional activities including conferences, user meetings, seminars, local exhibitions & on-site demonstration and post-sale customer training and service of the products.
  • Make recommendations and suggestions for new products, service markets and process improvements.
  • Develop, maintain and improve relationships with key accounts within designated area.
  • Summarize and report area sales status at Area Sales Managers meetings.
  • Manage the prompt and correct quotation process with the Sales Support staff.
  • Communicate routinely with other Area Sales Managers on competitive information, product issues, market trends and customer perception of OMICRON products and services.
  • Maintain the corporate CRM database with new contact information and routine review of data to keep the information up to date and accurate.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the National Sales Manager – North America.
  • Coordinate use of Regional Application Specialists for technical expertise and expert level sales presentations.
  • Manage and record all sales activity as required via the CRM system as per the OMICRON Sales Process.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

 

  • Knowledge of power generation, transmission and distribution systems and the various apparatus used within these systems
  • Knowledge of testing methodologies and maintenance practices used to assure a continuous and reliable power system
  • Testing background is required.
  • Excellent written, speech, presentation and negotiating skills required
  • Ability to demonstrate products on-site with or without the assistance of applications engineers.
  • Ability to present products, technologies and test methodologies to technicians, engineers, supervisors, managers and executives via telephone, email, visits, exhibits or webinars
  • Reputable business and work ethics and personal character
  • Knowledge and understanding of the organization and business processes employed by electric power companies, government agencies, manufacturers and industrial consumers of bulk power in the North American market
  • Goal and team oriented – willingness to work collectively with others to achieve corporate, regional and personal goals
  • Ability to schedule and plan strategically or react quickly to a changing working sales environment
  • A solid working knowledge of MS Office – especially Outlook, Excel & PowerPoint
  • Able to travel domestically (up to 50%); internationally travel may be required

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

 

  • At least 5 years of experience in power systems, especially in the fields of power system protection and high voltage apparatus
  • At least 3 years of direct sales or sales partner management selling testing equipment, instrumentation or apparatus for the electric power industry preferred
  • Participation in international, national, regional and local conferences, exhibits or seminars.
  • Proven record of achieving targets for revenue and product sales
  • Experience working with and managing manufacturers’ representatives is preferred

 

This is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities. OMICRON electronics Corp. USA reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet business and organizational needs as necessary.

 

EDUCATION

 

  • Bachelor's degree in Electronics or Electrical Engineering; or certification of completion of an electronic or electrical technical education is required.
  • Master's degree in Electronics or Electrical Engineering is preferred.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS

 

  • Physical Demands: In general, the following physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to allow differently-abled individuals to perform the essential functions of the job.
  • Must be able to see, hear, speak and write clearly in order to communicate with customers; manual dexterity required for occasional reaching and lifting of large objects more than 50 pounds; and operating office equipment; Frequent sitting, occasional bending and kneeling.
  • Work Environment: In general, the following conditions of the work environment are representative of those that an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to allow differently-abled individuals to perform the essential functions of the job within the environment.
  • The office is clean, orderly, properly lighted and ventilated. Noise levels are considered low to moderate.
  • Specific vision abilities required include close vision, distance vision, color perception, depth perceptions, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Hazards such as those encountered in electrical substation environments, such as the presence of high voltage, and other sources of electrical shock may be encountered. May be required to use Personal Protection Equipment (PPE): hard hats, safety boots, ear protection, safety glasses, fall restraint, FR clothing.

 

OMICRON distinguishes itself by:

 

  • Not just offering a position, but an opportunity for growth and development in an international multi-cultural company.
  • Having fun while working as a part of a professional team.
  • Encouraging personal initiative through flat hierarchies.
  • Our extraordinary corporate culture and strong commitment to a healthy "work-life-balance."
  • Offering an attractive benefit package.

 

OMICRON provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, nationality or origin, age or disability.

 

Should you be interested in applying; https://www.omicron.jobs/en/jobs-opportunities/jobs/#775

 

 

Line Operations Staffing

Ashland (NH) Electric Department, Ashland, NH

[Posted 10/29/2019]

 

The Ashland (NH) Electric Department (“AED”) is going through a re-organization to ensure the successful delivery of electricity to a community of 2,200 residents.  The first step was to place the department directly under the leadership of the Town Manager. This creates a streamlined organization with all communications and decision-making given the highest priority.  AED’s next step is to continue to develop its dedicated line operations staff.  To accomplish this AED is looking to add one or two team oriented employees that are willing to contribute to establishing a culture of excellence.  Given the importance AED places on a participative, team environment it is looking to find an employee(s) to fill one or two of the following positions:

 

  • Superintendent: an experienced professional with excellent leadership skills and a minimum of five years as a Journeyman Lineman.
  • Journeyman Lineman: an experienced lineman that has successfully completed NEPPA Lineworker training or a similar program and has three or more years of line operations experience.
  • Apprentice Lineman: an entry level position for someone that has experience in line operations and/or recently completed lineworker training.

 

Ashland is a picturesque rural community near the geographical center of New Hampshire nestled within the Lakes Region and on the southern edge of the White Mountain Forest.  The residential and resort community is bordered on the west by the Pemigewasset River and on the east by Little Squam Lake.

 

Applications and resumes should be directed to Charles Smith, MPA at:  Town of Ashland, 20 Highland Street, P.O. Box 517, Ashland, NH 03217 or via email:  townadmin@ashland.nh.gov

 

 

PSEGLI Lineman / Linewoman First Class

Public Service Enterprise Group Inc. (PSEG), Hicksville, NY

[Posted 9/19/2019]

 

*** $15,000 Sign-On bonus-rules and conditions apply ***

**** $3,000 relocation bonus, if necessary ***

 

Apply at https://jobs.pseg.com/job/Hicksville-PSEGLI-LinemanLinewoman-First-Cl_-NY-11801/568354100/

 

Date: Sep 15, 2019

Location: Hicksville, NY, US

Company: PSEG

Requisition ID: 55583

Job Function/Category: Transmission and Distribution

Employment Type: Non-Exempt Full Time

 

This is an exciting time to be joining PSEG. Our commitments, which include safety, integrity, customer focus, and diversity & inclusion, are the fabric of our culture and help drive the success of our business. We are fortunate to have an outstanding workforce of diverse and highly skilled talent who move us forward in our operational excellence journey. PSEG has more than 12,000 employees who are dedicated to the communities we serve and embody our vision: People providing Safe, Reliable, Economic and Greener Energy.

 

PSEG is a diversified energy company headquartered in Newark, N.J. Established in 1903. The company has long had a key role in fueling New Jersey's economy and supporting the state's quality of life. Public Service Electric and Gas (PSE&G) is New Jersey's largest provider of electric and gas service – serving 2.2 million electric customers and 1.8 million gas customers. Another member of the PSEG family of companies, PSEG Long Island, operates the electric transmission and distribution system of the Long Island Power Authority, with 1.1 million customers.

 

PSEG also owns and operates a diverse fleet of power plants with approximately 10,600 megawatts of generating capacity located primarily in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions and has solar energy facilities throughout the United States.

 

PSEG is a Fortune 500 company included in the S&P 500 Index and is a decade-long member of the Dow Jones North America Sustainability Index. PSEG has approximately 13,000 employees, who are carrying forward a proud tradition of dedicated service that has continued over more than 100 years.

 

Position Description: Experience the personal challenge of working for a world class organization and leader in the Utilities and Energy industry as a Journeyman Lineman/Linewoman in the Overhead Underground Lines Department and or Distribution Operations Department for our Long Island New York territory.

 

Sign on bonus available for qualified applicants who successfully complete the pre-employment process and meet the time requirement for bonus eligibility.

 

Duties include (but not limited to):

 

  • Performing all types of line work on energized overhead and underground distribution and transmission lines in all voltage classifications. Investigating, locating and repairing faults on distribution and transmission lines in all voltage classifications. Making all types of standard connections, phasing out, paralleling circuits and making electrical tests on voltage classifications.
  • Performing all types of switching on distribution and transmission circuits, operating circuit breakers and other equipment in substations as required.
  • Operate various types of line vehicles and equipment such as bucket trucks, jib-boom and portable transformer trucks.
  • Responsible for truck stock and additional material or equipment required to perform work.
  • Reading and interpreting overhead and underground work order prints, construction standards, wiring diagrams, circuit maps, transformer connections and distribution equipment wiring diagram.
  • Be familiar with the various types of service and meter connections as they apply to the work.
  • Analyze, maintain and repair all types of distribution equipment such as re-closures, vacuum switches, capacitor controls, load break switches, etc.
  • Meeting the customers and the public in a pleasant, tactful manner and performing the duties in such a manner as to ensure good public relations.
  • Being thoroughly familiar with the Company’s general rules for the operation of the electric system as it applies to the work.
  • May be assigned to various special schedule shifts and schedules on a rotating basis as required by work load.
  • Performing similar or less skilled work as may be assigned.
  • Qualified Candidates may be offered an opportunity to fill openings in OH/UG Lines &/or Service Section.
  • As an employee of (PSE&G or PSEG LI), you should be aware that during storm restoration efforts, you may be required to perform functions outside of your routine duties and on a schedule that may be different from normal operations.

 

Education and Qualifications:

 

Required:

 

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Applicants need to have successfully completed a recognized apprentice program and be a first class journeyman lineperson.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license with a safe and satisfactory driver history.
  • Applicants need to presently hold a valid Class ‘A’ Commercial Driving License.
  • Applicants must pass the Physical, Craft and Technical (PCT) Placement Examination, External Hire Physical Assessment, DOT Physical Examination, and Background investigation/Drug Screening.
  • Applicants selected for this position will be expected to work overtime in accordance with departmental requirements.
  • Required to participate in federally mandated drug testing programs prior to selection, randomly on a year round basis, after an accident and for reasonable cause.
  • Certifications and licenses must be presented at the PCT Testing appointment.

 

As an employee of PSE&G or PSEG Long Island, you should be aware that during storm restoration efforts, you may be required to perform functions outside of your routine duties and on a schedule that may be different from normal operations.

 

This site (http://www.pseg.com) is strictly for candidates who are not currently PSEG employees. PSEG employees must apply for jobs internally through empower which can be accessed through the mypseg homepage by clicking on the employee center tab, then under the empower header, choose careers.

 

Business needs may cause PSEG to cancel or delay filling position at any time during the selection process.

 

Certain positions at the Company may require you to have access to Part 810-Controlled Information. Under the law, the Company is limited in who it can share this information with and in certain circumstances it is necessary to obtain specific authorization before the Company can share this information. Accordingly, if the position does require access to this information, you must complete a 10 CFR Part 810 Export Control Compliance Nationality Request Form, a copy of which will be provided to you by Talent Acquisition if an offer is made. If there is a need for specific authorization, due to the time it takes to obtain authorization from the government, we will likely not be able to further proceed with an offer.

 

Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG) is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in employment, including the hiring process, based on any legal protected characteristic. Legally protected characteristics included, race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law in locations where PSEG employs individuals.

 

Need to request an accommodation?

 

If you have a disability and need assistance submitting your resume, applying for a position or registering for a test, please call 973-430-3845. Any information provided regarding a disability will be kept strictly confidential and will not be shared with anyone involved in making a hiring decision.

 

Apply at https://jobs.pseg.com/job/Hicksville-PSEGLI-LinemanLinewoman-First-Cl_-NY-11801/568354100/

 

 

 

Billing Clerk / Customer Support Specialist

Massachusetts Development Finance Agency (MassDevelopment), Devens, MA

[Posted 7/31/2019]

 

The Massachusetts Development Finance Agency (MassDevelopment), a quasi-public agency of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, is accepting applications for the position of Billing Clerk/Customer Support Specialist for its Utilities Operations, located in Devens.


Offering a wide range of finance programs and real estate development services, MassDevelopment supports economic growth, development, and investment across all sectors of the Massachusetts economy: public and private; commercial, industrial, and residential; and nonprofit, including health care, educational, cultural, and human-service providers. Our staff works in collaboration with developers, businesses, and banks to identify investors and leverage funds to support economic growth.


Under the direction of the Utilities Manager, the Billing Clerk/Customer Support is primarily responsible for performing complex administrative and technical tasks to ensure efficient operation of the utilities department.

 

Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to:

 

  • Maintaining the Utility Management Solutions (UMS) billing database.
  • Entering customers, contact information, schedules move in and outs into UMS.
  • Processing final bills to customers, scheduling and entering final reads, calculating final bills, and distributing invoices for closings.
  • Setting up gas, electric, water, and sewer services and proper rates.
  • Entering meters into inventor, assigning meters to locations, and handling meter change-outs.
  • Entering backflow devices into inventory, and assigns to proper locations, enters test results and bills for backflow device testing.
  • Downloading and uploading routes into Meter Reading Software (MV-RS) for meter reads, and uploading reads into UMS.
  • Performing scheduled monthly meter reads and final close-out meter reads as required.
  • Verifying usage and bill calculations for electric, gas, water, and sewer utilities.
  • Responding to routine requests for information and emailing PDF copies of invoices.
  • Typing and designing routine correspondence and memos.
  • Referring special requests to appropriate staff members.
  • Ensuring that all customer communications are handled in a courteous, timely, and professional manner.
  • Assembling and compiling data for reports and presentations.
  • Developing, maintaining, and updating filing system(s), and retrieving information from files when needed.
  • Obtaining and assembling statistical and other related information.
  • Assisting in the preparation and processing of utility notices, flyers, brochures, newsletters, and other informational materials.
  • Assisting in cost-of-service studies as needed.
  • Possibly interfacing with dispatch, operations, and community relations personnel during storm events or other emergencies during normal business hours to assist with effective communications.
  • Providing customer service for the Utilities Department, including answering phone calls and emails.
  • Performing other duties as assigned.

 

Required Qualifications:

 

  • High school diploma is required, associate degree in business administration or completion of specialized secretarial coursework preferred.
  • Minimum of two years related financial and/or administrative experience.
  • Knowledge of secretarial office administrative procedures, and experience in the operation of standard office equipment.
  • Knowledge of a variety of computer software applications in word processing, spreadsheets, database, and presentation software (Microsoft Word, Excel, and Office)
  • Some analytical ability to gather and summarize data for reports
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Ability to prioritize work and perform multiple tasks simultaneously while adhering to deadlines

 

Preferred Qualifications:

 

  • Associate degree in business administration or completion of specialized secretarial coursework
  • Experience with a major utility billing system (electrical, natural gas, water, wastewater, etc.)

 

Submit resume/application to: email: jobs@massdevelopment.com

The starting salary range for this position is $40,000-$45,000.

Equal Opportunity Employer - MassDevelopment is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age over 40, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, or other protected class.

 

 

Technical & Safety Trainer

Northeast Public Power Association

[Posted 7/26/2019, expires 9/6/2019 or when filled]

 

The Northeast Public Power Association (NEPPA) has been entrusted by its members to provide the technical and safety training required to safely work on, near, and around energized electric distribution systems.  To better serve our members, NEPPA is seeking to hire additional part-time trainers to support these initiatives.

 

Trainers regularly travel to our members’ headquarters to deliver training.  Training may also be conducted on-site at NEPPA’s Training Center in Littleton, MA.

 

Click here for the full position description.

 

To Apply:  Email resume and cover letter to apply@neppa.org with the position title “Technical & Safety Trainer” in the subject line.

 

 

Control Room Operator

Reading Municipal Light Department (RMLD), Reading, MA

[Posted 7/22/2019]

 

Reading Municipal Light Department (RMLD) is an electric utility located 14 miles northwest of Boston and serving 30,000 customers in the towns of Reading, Wilmington, North Reading and Lynnfield Centre and we are recruiting for the position of Control Room Operator.

 

Operators perform all the functions related to integrated automation sub-systems including SCADA, outage management (OMS), GIS and Advanced Metering. You will operate switching equipment for routine or emergency work, communication systems dispatch equipment (two-way radio, cell net, IVR), security monitoring and control and provide basic customer service when office is closed.

 

Position requires shift duty to provide 24-hour/7-day continuous coverage of system operations.  Shifts may include 3:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., 11:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m., combination split shifts of days and nights after completing a comprehensive day-time training period.

 

The successful candidate will have exceptional computer software and analysis experience and at least one-year technical experience related to an electrical distribution system.  Operator will have a pleasant telephone manner and demonstrated ability to use two-way radio equipment and to operate complex computer systems related to system distribution, metering and safety. The ability to function under pressure is essential.    Prior experience in switching and/or dispatching of distribution equipment via SCADA is preferred.  An associate’s degree or higher in Computer Science or Engineering is desired.

 

Interested applicants should forward resume to Beth-Ellen Antonio, Human Resources Manager, RMLD 230 Ash Street, Reading, MA  01867 or E-mail: bantonio@rmld.com.

 

   

Executive Director

Public Utilities Risk Management Association (PURMA), Westborough, MA

[Posted 7/2/2019]

 

Executive Director sought to manage northeast Public Utility Risk Management Association. Reporting to the Board of Directors, Executive Director is responsible for the management and operation of the Association’s various insurance programs, including optimal utilization of the Association's finances, staff and vendor relationships. Responsible for the oversight of Risk Retention Group operations as Chief Executive Officer.  Supervise staff of 1 to 2 employees.

 

Qualifications:

 

  • Associate in Risk Management (A.R.M.) and Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (C.P.C.U.) preferred.
  • Knowledge/expertise of insurance risk management, underwriting and insurance policy forms and administration
  • Knowledge/expertise of the electric utility industry preferred.  Gas, Water, Fiber-Optic, other utility knowledge a plus.
  • Association management; leadership, planning, supervisory, and organizational skills. 

 

Location: Westborough, MA

 

Salary commensurate with experience.  Email Resume and references to PUMICED@beld.com

 

About PURMA   

 

PURMA is a 501(C) (6) not-for-profit association. Formally organized in 1996, PURMA represents its members, providing them with professional, cost effective, risk management and insurance services. PURMA utility members are publicly owned, nonprofit electric, gas, water, telecommunications, cable TV, and sewer municipal utilities and rural cooperatives. Liability insurance programs are provided by the member owned Public Utility Mutual Insurance Company, A Risk Retention Group (PUMIC RRG), a liability insurance company.

 

www.purma.org

   

Construction Health and Safety Officer

Field Safety Corporation, North Branford, CT

[Posted 6/26/2019]

 

Position Summary:

 

We are seeking motivated, electrical transmission and distribution experienced professionals with excellent communication skills.  Must be willing to travel with extended stays at times. 

 

In this role, your duties will include:

 

  • Oversee all site workers and activities for Clients employees and their sub-contractor’s employees to work safely.
  • Conduct Site Audits and Daily Job Site Safety Reviews to ensure proficiency in safe work practices and methods
  • Conduct job site Audits to ensure compliance with Client, Contactor, State, OSHA, and DOT procedures and regulations are being followed.
  • Help report and conduct investigations of occupational injuries, illnesses, incidents, accidents as well as near miss.
  • Maintain on site records for employee training, drug and alcohol testing, property damage, injury reports and worker’s compensation claim forms.
  • Conduct training sessions for newly hired employees; Substation Awareness, Electrical Hazard Awareness, Review Site Environmental Policies, etc.
  • Provide and or conduct daily and weekly safety meeting topics if needed.
  • Complete monthly and weekly status reports

 

Qualifications Required:

 

  • Electric Utility Experience
  • Certification with any of the following: CHST, ASP, CSP or CUSP
  • 2 years of Construction-related Safety experience
  • 30 Hour Construction Outreach Training
  • 40-Hour HAZWOPER Training is desirable, but not required

 

Send your cover letter and resume to:

 

Michael Ziskin, CHCM, CHMM, CBCP, CUSP

MZiskin@fieldsafety.com

Field Safety Corporation

101C Fowler Road

North Branford, CT 06471

www.fieldsafety.com

 

  

Lineman (Troubleman)

Peabody Municipal Light Plant, Peabody, MA

[Posted 6/26/2019, updated 6/28/2019]

 

TITLE:  LINEMAN (TROUBLEMAN)
DIVISION: DISTRIBUTION
SALARY: GRADE 15 ($38.96 - $48.72)
SHIFT: VARIABLE, INCLUDING EVENINGS
CIVIL SERVICE CLASSIFICATION:   LABOR SERVICE

 

DUTIES:

 

Under the general supervision of the Superintendent of Electric Distribution and the Assistant Superintendent of Electric Distribution responsible for responding to trouble or emergency situations, performing electrical repairs and performing all First Class Lineman's duties and responsibilities.  It is intended that these duties and responsibilities will be performed by the Troubleman acting alone unless the Supervisor specifically assigns the Troubleman to work as part of a crew.

 

Work shifts will be variable shifts (40 hours per week, 8 hours per day), which may include rotation with other Linemen/Trouble Men during weekends and evenings as required.

 

Perform work on and handle all voltages, under energized conditions, within the Peabody Municipal Light Plant electrical system frequently working alone under abnormal system conditions and works under all weather conditions at the discretion of the supervisor.

 

Respond to all trouble calls during shift and correct or repair electric wires, connections, and associated equipment necessary to restore the proper delivery of electric service.  Install, repair or remove secondary connections on transformers, service drops and service risers, lighting fixtures and all other live secondary connections while working alone.  Perform duties of Lineman (either alone or as part of a multi-person crew as assigned) which include, but are not limited to, digging holes, setting poles, installing transformers, stringing lines, changing insulators and other related tasks.  Change line or transformer fuses acting alone.  May provide direction, instruction or guidance to other personnel in the work crew.  Perform line work on substation equipment when required.  In accordance with system procedures, perform the opening, closing, phasing, tagging, and grounding of high voltage switches, circuit breakers, and other equipment of all voltages as assigned.

 

Operate all line construction and maintenance vehicles, including vehicles requiring a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) or other vehicles as required, responsible for proper operation and care of assigned vehicle.  Operate various hand, power, and hydraulic tools required on the job.  Operate all equipment used in the Distribution Division including compressors, arrow boards, voltage testers, phasing meters, and portable generators.

 

Resolve customer problems on lighting situations within the designated policy of the Light Plant.  Coordinate and perform all work relating to the Light Bulb Change-out Program.  While working alone, replace, repair, install, and maintain all types of lighting equipment including replacement of all components of all lighting fixtures.  

 

Open, seal, remove, install, or read meters as directed by Supervisor.

 

Review work orders, layout and plan work, account for all materials and hours utilized on assigned projects.  Develop material list and collect stock required to complete job.  Perform required reports to complete assignment and maintain records, logs, and work reports as required by supervisor.

 

Insure all safety policies and procedures are strictly adhered to on all work sites.

 

Perform other duties as required.

 

Must be available for emergency calls during non-working hours and must furnish an acceptable means of off-hour contact by phone or other reasonable means.  Recognize that it is necessary to work a reasonable amount of overtime, planned and emergency, to properly service electric customers.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

 

Minimum two (2) years full time experience as a Lineman (First Class) performing duties similar to those listed above. Must have a valid and active Massachusetts Commercial Driver’s License (CDL). Must have (or be able to obtain within 6 months of hiring) a valid and active Massachusetts Hoisting Engineers License Class 1B/3A. Must be mature and able to perform above duties acting alone. Must maintain reasonable availability for immediate response to address customer or electrical system emergencies during off-hours.

 

Please submit letter and resume c/o Charles J. Orphanos, Manager to Barbara Previte at bprevite@pmlp.com.

 

AA/EEO

PMLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer

 

 

Senior Electrical Distribution Engineer

Town of Danvers, Danvers, MA

[Posted 6/4/2019]

 

The Town of Danvers is seeking applicants for a full-time, benefitted position in the Electrical Engineering Department. Depending on qualifications, the Town will hire the applicant as either a Senior Electrical Distribution Engineer, an Electrical Distribution Engineer, or an Electrical Engineer. The preferred candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, with a concentration in Power Systems, and 5 years of electrical distribution experience; however, candidates with less than five years of experience are encouraged to apply as well. A candidate with the preferred qualifications will provide electrical engineering services, design and manage the Town’s distribution construction projects, evaluate and plan for growth of the system, and perform other related work. This is a union position. A complete job description and job requirements for each position are available at www.danversma.gov/jobs.

 

This position works 40 hours per week Mondays – Wednesdays 7:00 AM – 3:30 PM; Thursdays 7:00 AM – 7:30 PM**; Fridays 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM** (**schedule rotates: Thursdays 7:00 AM – 3:30 PM and Fridays 7:00 AM – 11:00 AM ). Union pay scale, with ability to move through scale (via step system):

 

Senior Electrical Distribution Engineer pay scale: $89,100-$113,369

Electrical Distribution Engineer pay scale: $85,699-$104,848

Electrical Engineer pay scale: $76,389-$96,262

 

To apply, please send a Town application, resume and cover letter to the Human Resources Department, Town Hall, 1 Sylvan Street, Danvers, MA 01923; or by email to mcarroll@danversma.gov. Applications will be accepted until position is filled with an initial cutoff date of June 17. An EOE/AA employer.

 

 

1st Class Lineworker

Town of Ipswich, Ipswich, MA

[Posted 5/9/2019]

 

Town of Ipswich seeks candidates for FT union position of 1st Class Lineworker for the Ipswich Municipal Light Department.

Under the supervision of the Working Distribution Foreman, the 1st Class Lineman works as part of a line crew to perform the efficient and safe construction, maintenance and repair of the overhead distribution and underground residential distribution (URD) electrical system, and is responsible for the safety, productivity, quality of work performed as assigned. Provides feedback and makes recommendations to Head Linemen and management regarding cost-effective infrastructure improvements that increase distribution system reliability.

A complete job description and application is available online: www.ipswichma.gov/jobs

 

Qualifications

Two years of satisfactory experience as a 2nd Class Lineworker or comparable position in electric utility industry, completion of 1st class lineworker training, valid class B CDL with airbrake endorsement and DPS Hoisting Engineers License 1B required.

 

Miscellaneous Information

To apply: submit cover letter, resume and Town of Ipswich employment application (available www.ipswichma.gov/jobs) to Mary Gallivan, Human Resources Director via email, hr@ipswichma.gov

 

 

Apprentice Lineworker

Town of Ipswich, Ipswich, MA

[Posted 5/9/2019]

 

Town of Ipswich seeks candidates for FT union position of Apprentice Lineworker for the Ipswich Municipal Light Department.

 

Under the direct supervision of the Working Distribution foreman, the Apprentice Lineman works as part of a line crew to perform the efficient and safe construction, maintenance and repair of the overhead and underground electrical distribution system. Performs overhead and underground electrical distribution work in a progressively proficient manner.  The work requires the ability to learn the operations of a variety of light and heavy equipment and vehicles, including specialized equipment used in electrical distribution system construction and maintenance.


A complete job description and application is available: www.ipswichma.gov/jobs

 

Qualifications

  • Demonstrated ability for professional growth and improvement.
  • Maintains passing grade in NEPPA 1st Class Line Worker training program.
  • Strong familiarity with OSHA 1910.269 requirements, National Electrical Safety Code and National Electric Code sections pertaining to electric utility work.
  • Valid Massachusetts Class B Commercial Driver’s License with airbrake endorsement.
  • Valid Massachusetts DPS Hoist Engineers License 1B.
  • Progressively increasing knowledge of and ability to perform line work.
  • Possesses thorough knowledge of the APPA Safety Manual. Maintains safe work habits by actively listening to Head Linemen and following directions.
  • Must be available for stand by duty at specified times and in cases of emergency, may be called for duty at any time.
  • Familiarity with substation equipment, maintenance and operations is preferred.
  • Familiarity with diesel engine equipment, maintenance and operations is preferred.

 

Miscellaneous Information

To apply: submit cover letter, resume and Town of Ipswich employment application (available online www.ipswichma.gov/jobs) to Mary Gallivan, Human Resources Director via email, hr@ipswichma.gov

 

 

IBEW Line Worker

Belmont Municipal Light Department, Belmont, MA

[Posted 4/22/2019]

 

Belmont Municipal Light Department (Belmont Light) is accepting applications for a First Class, Second Class, or Apprentice Line Worker.  The primary duties of the position are:

 

  • safely install, maintain and repair underground and overhead lines mains, conduits, poles and related apparatus;
  • pull in and splice cables;
  • replace transformers;
  • repair lines;
  • erect and set poles;
  • install new fuses;
  • follow switching orders;
  • climb poles and operate bucket trucks and other aerial lift equipment;
  • remove old switch gear, brushes and repairs old duct work, etc.; and
  • repair all communications, fiber optics and safety wiring for the Town.

 

The line worker will also: participate in stand-by call to respond to emergencies on a rotating basis and will respond to public inquiries; requests and complaints related to line activities; install and remove banners, holiday lighting and decorations; ensure that vehicles are properly stocked and maintained for all operations; and perform tree-trimming duties as required.

 

Candidates with a high school diploma, relevant vocational/technical training, and previous line work experience preferred. Other relevant experience also considered.  Position requires High Voltage Line Worker Certification and possession of or ability to attain a valid Class B MA Commercial Driver’s License; Class A License expected to be obtained within 12 months of hire. Subject to federal drug and alcohol testing requirements.  

 

The salary range is $26.30 to $49.43 per hour, including benefits.

 

Applications/Resumes accepted at the Town of Belmont, Human Resources Department, 455 Concord Ave, Belmont, MA  02478, or email humanresources@belmont-ma.gov   fax to 617-993-2741.

 

EOE

 

 

Fleet Maintenance Foreman

Town of Mansfield, Mansfield, MA

[Posted 4/18/2019]

 

The Town of Mansfield has an opening for a Fleet Maintenance Foreman. The foreman is responsible for the operation of a complex fleet maintenance process consisting of all town vehicles, police vehicles, medical/heavy duty trucks which include fire apparatus, front end loaders, backhoes and small engine repair. Supervises 2 or more employees. Qualified applicants should have a high school diploma and 5 years work experience.

 

The position is 37.5 hours at a starting rate of $25.65. The applicant must be available for snow emergencies and other emergencies at all times.

 

Click here for a full job posting and to apply.

 

 

Senior Utility Analyst

Reading Municipal Light Department (RMLD), Reading, MA

[Posted 4/10/2019]

 

Reading Municipal Light Department (RMLD), an electric utility located 14 miles northwest of Boston and serving 30,000 customers in the towns of Reading, Wilmington, North Reading, and Lynnfield Center has the following open position: 

  

Senior Utility Analyst

                            

This position performs duties related to the purchase and sale of electricity such as: assist with short and long term power supply planning, verify and adjust monthly purchase power billings, provide rate design assistance, assist in the design and implementation of Demand Side Management programs and in developing the cost of service study.  Additionally, you will also oversee RMLD’s ISO-New England efforts by maintaining and updating contract databases and confirm and verify bilateral contracts that we have entered into.

 

Successful candidate must have a BS in math, information science, engineering or a related discipline as determined by the RMLD.  A minimum 2-4 years’ experience as an analyst and having the ability to perform complex technical and financial analysis. You should have excellent written and verbal communication skills.  Prior experience with project management, budget preparation and cost control is a plus.  Comprehensive knowledge in strategic resource procurement and ISO-NE Market rules and procedures is preferred. 

 

Qualified applicants should send their resume and must include their salary requirements  to: Beth-Ellen Antonio, Human Resources Manager, RMLD, 230 Ash Street, Reading, MA  01867 or e-mail bantonio@rmld.com.

 

 

Generation Assets Engineering Manager 

Massachusetts Municipal Wholesale Electric Company (MMWEC), Ludlow, MA

[Posted 3/21/2019]


The Massachusetts Municipal Wholesale Electric Company (MMWEC) brings a competitive edge to Massachusetts municipal utilities dedicated to providing its customers with low-cost and reliable electricity. We plan, develop and manage energy resources in an evolving marketplace that requires high levels of innovation and expertise. Our values are oldfashioned, reflecting 40 years of public power joint action, but our service is enlightened.

 

We are currently seeking a Generation Assets Engineering Manager who will manage the activities of the Chief Emerging Technologies Engineer, Generation Asset Engineer, Senior Engineer and the Engineering Assistant in a manner that will produce maximum results in providing service to MMWEC, and its Members and Participants. The incumbent will provide ongoing support to meet all approved objectives, policies and plans, and to fully support other managers and Business Unit Director to achieve MMWEC’s goals.

 

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

 

  • Plan, develop and recommend to the Business Unit Director of Engineering & Generation Assets annual goals to be accomplished by the Engineering Department in fulfillment of its objectives
  • Initiate/direct studies for improvements in all areas of engineering and technical asset support including but not limited to safety, environmental, construction, maintenance, service and associated training
  • Study and review MMWEC’s terms and conditions of service, MMWEC By-laws, operations and maintenance procedures, construction drawings and specifications, safety and environmental rules and regulation, and publications to keep currently informed
  • Keep informed of the latest technical developments outside of MMWEC
  • Prepare or supervise the preparation of construction and materials contracts and facilitate the competitive bidding process to ensure that MMWEC receives competitive prices
  • Responsible for overall work quality, hiring, training, supervising, scheduling, prioritizing, budgeting, and employee performance evaluations for direct reports
  • Travel may be required

 

TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE

 

  • A Bachelor of Science Degree in engineering discipline from an accredited four year college or university
  • Minimum of 10 years in the power utility industry with experience in the design, installation, operation and maintenance of electrical generation assets, five of which were in a supervisory role
  • Must have excellent communication skills
  • Knowledge of Codes, Standards and Regulations associated with the design, construction, management, operation and maintenance of generation assets, engineering principals, operations and maintenance, materials and equipment, EPA/DEP requirements and OSHA standards.
  • Ability to respond quickly and effectively to a rapidly-changing work environment
  • Ability to understand personal and departmental role in the bigger organizational picture
  • Professional Engineering Registration in Massachusetts preferred
  • Massachusetts First Class Engineer’s license a plus

 

MMWEC offers a competitive salary & benefits package including both a pension and savings retirement plan with company match. We foster an environment that challenges employees to be passionate, energetic, proactive, and progressive. If you are interested & qualified to join our team please apply directly at: https://bit.ly/2OPll1y

 

Or forward your resume & salary requirements to:

 

Massachusetts Municipal Wholesale Electric Company

Human Resources Office

327 Moody Street

Ludlow, MA 01056

alomma@mmwec.org

 

Massachusetts Municipal Wholesale Electric Company (MMWEC) eagerly accepts applications for employment from all qualified persons without regard to race, color, religious creed, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, GINA, marital status, gender identity, age, ancestry, veteran status, mental or physical disability, and political belief or affiliation. MMWEC will only accept applications for open positions.

 

 

Resource Specialist 

Reading Municipal Light Department, Reading, MA

[Posted 2/5/2019]

 

The Resource Specialist will be responsible for the implementation and administration of a variety of residential efficiency programs and to assist with commercial programs for the Integrated Resources Division.  This position will promote, administer and coordinate all aspects of programs offered. 

 

Successful candidate must be able to take phone calls, explain efficiency programs to customers, recommend ones that will benefit customer, determine whether criteria will be met and processing applications.  You will be responsible for program evaluation including data collection, analysis and reporting to assess strengths and weaknesses of programs.   Individual must be highly detail-oriented, flexible and work effectively under deadline pressure. 

 

You must have excellent written and verbal communication skills, proficient spreadsheet capabilities and strong math skills with analytical analysis.  Position requires an Associate’s degree and at least two years’ utility related experience performing clerical duties and handling customer service situations.  Prior experience promoting and administering utility customer programs is highly desired.  Position resides in the Professional Union.

 

Qualified applicants should send their resume to: Beth-Ellen Antonio, Human Resources Manager, RMLD, 230 Ash Street, Reading, MA  01867 or by e-mail bantonio@rmld.com.