Employment Opportunities

Chief, Bureau of Engineering Support Services

Organization: NJ Board of Public Utilities

JOB POSTING #: 19-14

DATE OF POSTING: September 3, 2014

DATE OF CLOSING: September 17, 2014

TITLE: Chief, Bureau of Engineering Support Services (SES)

SALARY: To Be Determined (TBD)


DIVISION/LOCATION: Board of Public Utilities, Trenton
Division of Energy

DESCRIPTION: The role of the Chief, Bureau of Engineering Support Services is to oversee the initiation and execution of technical plans and activities related to utilities’ delivery of electric and natural gas service. Primary emphasis is on planning, organizing, directing and controlling operational and regulatory oversight matters which are of a technical nature, and which support the Board’s mandate to provide safe, adequate and reliable electric and gas service.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The Bureau Chief manages and directs technical staff engaged in activities related to the intra-and inter-state delivery of electric and gas service. Activities focus on: basic supply and delivery of natural gas and electric energy service; related state, regional and federal regulatory matters; regional PJM transmission reliability matters; and coordination and oversight of the Bureau’s technical work operations, programs and staff.

Develop and recommend for adoption relevant reliability standards for each electric distribution system in the state; reviews EDCs reports to Board regarding meeting relevant reliability criteria; reviews complaints and queries with respect to any technical engineering issues related to service; reviews EDCs operation of vegetation management procedures pursuant to Board rules and regulations; and monitors and acts as technical advisor with respect to PJM/FERC issues impacting New Jersey customers as a member of the E’Team at BPU.

Provide oversight and status of Board related matters such as petitions, Board agenda items and open cases. Oversee and review functions and personnel of the Bureau of Engineering Support Services including direct supervision of the engineers within the division. Assists in preparing and analyzing discovery, position papers, briefs, proposed Board Orders; helps to determine policy positions, in conjunction with the Director and appropriate Staff.

Direct the review and analysis of infrastructure initiatives proposed by EDCs and GDCs including storm hardening or mitigation plans submitted by utilities.

Assess and, if necessary, propose revisions to relevant reliability criteria of the EDCs including those related to vegetation management.

Act as primary conduit from Energy Division with other internal staff at the E Team at the BPU in devising responses to PJM or FERC proposals or policies related to electric transmission issues and other PJM areas including development of electric generating capacity, demand response and energy efficiency.

Prepare clear, sound, accurate, and informative technical analyses and other reports containing
findings, conclusions, and recommendations.

Represent the department in negotiations with utility companies.

In cooperation with the Director, set up and monitor various cross-functional teams to address rate cases, special projects and petitions.

EXPERIENCE: Candidate must have ten (10) years of operational and managerial experience involving operation and/or planning within the energy sector, including familiarity with utility operations, procedures, standards and regulatory matters. Working knowledge of PJM operations is also required.

Minimum of three (3) years of experience in service reliability planning work, including working knowledge of the area of electric generation operations/planning is required.

Demonstrated managerial skills, including such factors as strong interpersonal skills, decision-making, problem analysis and creative thinking, administrative judgment, delegation, managerial or financial control, interdepartmental cooperation/liaison, development of subordinates and organizational awareness are required. Good communication and leadership skills are necessary.

EDUCATION: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in Engineering or a related field. A Master’s Degree in Business Administration or other area related to the position is preferred.

NOTE: Possession of a valid Professional Engineer’s license issued by the New Jersey Board of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors may be substituted for the Bachelor's Degree in Engineering.

NOTE: A Master's Degree in Engineering may be substituted for two years of

OPEN TO THE FOLLOWING: Open to all NJ Residents.

The State of New Jersey is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

NOTE: RESIDENCY LAW: Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 52:14-7 (L. 2011, Chapter 70), also known as the “New Jersey First Act,” which became effective September 1, 2011, all persons newly hired by the Executive Branch on or after that date shall have one year from the date of employment to establish, and then maintain principal residence in the State of New Jersey. New Jersey State employees hired prior to September 1, 2011 who transfer from within the Executive Branch or from another State of New Jersey appointing authority without a break in service greater than seven days but who reside outside the State of New Jersey are not required to change their principal residence to New Jersey in order to comply with the act.


NJ Board of Public Utilities
Office of Human Resources
P.O. Box 350
Trenton, NJ 08625

Closing Date: September 17, 2014
Contact: humanresources@bpu.state.nj.us

Public Utilities Engineer

Organization: Department of Public Utilities

Agency Name:            Dept. of Public Utilities

Official Title:  Public Utilities Engineer

Functional Title:          Public Utilities Engineer

Occupational Group:   Professional Engineering

Position Type: Civil Service

Full-Time or Part-Time:           Full-Time

Salary Range:  $57,065.06 to $77,830.22 Annually

Bargaining Unit:         09

Shift:   Day

Confidential:   No

Number Of Vacancies:           3

City/Town:      Statewide

Region:            N/A

Facility Location:       

Application Deadline: 09-17-2014

Apply Online: Yes

Posting ID:      J43565


This position is funded from the Commonwealth's annual operating budget.


Conducts engineering studies of plant, equipment and services of gas utilities to determine capabilities, service effectiveness and to make recommendations concerning service, operating methods and safety practices.

Evaluates the physical condition of properties and equipment of public utilities through on-site audits and inspections, to prepare reports concerning appropriateness of proposed rate schedules, amounts of allowable bond issues and changes in the allowed rate of depreciation.

Investigates consumer complaints concerning charges and application of rates of gas utilities, line extensions and quality and availability of service to resolve complaints or recommend corrective action.

Reviews petitions filed by public utility companies on such matters as construction or expansion of utility facilities, zoning exemptions and use of eminent domain to recommend approval or disapproval of petitions based on public convenience and necessity.

Conducts studies on such matters as energy conservation, fuel adjustment clauses in rate schedules of electric companies, solar and hot water heating projects, alternate gas sources, etc.

Develops and recommends changes to the operating standards governing activities of public utilities.

Investigates accidents involving public utility organizations to determine cause and to report findings.

Performs related duties such as preparing reports on such matters as environmental impact studies, rules and regulations, plant account studies, etc.; maintaining records of utility malfunctions; using safety equipment while conducting inspections and providing technical assistance to others.

May be required to be available for stand-by duties and/or call back and overtime as business necessitates.



Minimum Entrance Requirements:

Applicants must have at least (A) four years of full- time, or equivalent part-time, technical or professional experience in mechanical engineering or electrical engineering work, the major duties of which included the design, construction or operation of facilities for the generation, transmission and/or distribution of light, heat and power and (B) of which at least two years must have been in a professional capacity, or (C) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions below.



I. An Associate's degree with a major in mechanical engineering, mechanical engineering technology, electrical engineering or electrical engineering technology may be substituted for a maximum of one year of the required (A) experience.*

II. A Bachelor's degree with a major in mechanical engineering, mechanical engineering technology, or electrical engineering technology or electrical engineering may be substituted for a maximum of two years of the required (A) experience.*

III. A Graduate degree with a major in mechanical engineering, mechanical engineering technology, or electrical engineering technology may be substituted for a maximum of two years of the required (A) experience and one year of the required (B) experience.*

*Education toward such a degree will be prorated on the basis of the proportion of the requirements actually completed.

NOTE: Educational substitution will only be permitted for a maximum of one year of the required (B) experience.

Special Requirements: Possession of a current and valid Massachusetts Class D Motor Vehicle Operator's license.


Preferred Qualifications:

A Master's degree in business administration, public policy, civil, chemical, mechanical, or other engineering field is preferred.



This is a Civil Service position.


Experience in the natural gas industry, or in natural gas safety utility regulation is preferred. Excellent computer and communication skills are essential. A writing sample may be requested as part of the interview process.

In addition to the qualifications above, candidate must successfully complete all of the required pipeline safety inspection courses at the US DOT Transportation Safety Institute within three years.


How To Apply:

If you are applying for this position on-line, you must create a profile and log in .

If not applying on-line, please submit via email to: DPU-HR@State.MA.US

*If submitting via email Subject Line should read; Last Name, First Name – Job Title, Job Posting #J43565


Department of Public Utilities

Human Resources Division

One South Station, 5th Floor

Boston, MA 02110


To ensure consideration, resume and cover letter must be postmarked by midnight on the deadline date. Please reference posting #J43565 on all correspondence.

Help our environment by applying electronically.

Thank you!


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The Commonwealth acts in good faith to affirmatively recruit a diverse population. If you wish to self-identify, please click on the links below. Completing this form is voluntary. If you choose to self-identify, please note that all Affirmative Action and Disability data is kept in a confidential file.


Link to Disability Form (return this form to the ADA Coordinator listed below)



Link to the Veterans Forms (return this form to the Diversity Officer listed below)



Diversity Officer/ADA Coordinator:

Kim Costanza 617-305-3645


An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Salary: $57,065.06 to $77,830.22 Annually
Closing Date: September 17, 2014
Contact: DPU-HR@state.ma.us

Policy Advisor

Organization: DC Public Service Commission


Provides a broad range of advice on subject matters related to the regulation of electric, natural gas, and local telephone services in the District to assist the Chairperson or a Commissioner with the performance of her/his duties. The required advice may involve legal, technical, economic, public policy, and administrative matters. Reviews and analyzes briefing papers and technical memoranda on designated policy issues prior to and after formal case hearings along with pertinent documents filed in formal proceedings. Reviews drafts of Commission orders along with supporting materials, including memoranda, pleadings, transcripts, Commission regulations, and prior Commission orders. Monitors activities of the D.C. City Council, the Office of the Mayor, Office of Documents, and other District agencies; the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the Federal Communications Commission, the U.S. Department of Energy, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration at the U.S. Department of Transportation, and other federal agencies. Evaluates proposed actions for policy and procedural consistency to ensure the disposition of issues is consistent with the Commission’s precedent and strategic policy direction. Analyzes proposed notices and legislation, proposed and final rulemakings, court opinions and other issuances and advises on their impacts. Prepares or reviews speeches on public utility, competition, and other related issues to present to community groups, civic or trade associations, and other organizations. Attends and participates in meetings and conference calls on issues of regional and national concern convened by the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners, Mid-Atlantic Conference of Regulatory Utility Commissioners and other associations and organizations.

Salary: $93,031 - $131,292
Closing Date: September 25, 2014
Contact: Natalie Taylor (ntaylor@psc.dc.gov)
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Engineering Specialist

Organization: Public Utility Commission of Texas
Description: Perform senior-level engineering work on a broad range of water and sewer utility issues. Work involves identifying, analyzing, and providing recommendations regarding issues related to planning, field and system operations and maintenance in the water and sewer utility industry. Work under limited supervision with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

Salary: Refer to Job Posting
Closing Date: September 30, 2014
Contact: recruiter@puc.texas.gov
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Utility Rate Analyst

Organization: Public Utility Commission of Texas
Description: Perform complex auditing work providing business and financial guidance and support to retail public water and sewer utilities. Work involves analyzing financial issues related to public utility companies, recommending fair rates of return on regulated utilities' invested capital, and evaluating financial integrity requirements for public utilities. Work under limited supervision with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

Salary: Refer to Job Posting
Closing Date: September 30, 2014
Contact: recruiter@puc.texas.gov
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Consumer Education and Outreach Specialist

Organization: DC Public Service Commission

Has knowledge of all issues before the Commission and keeps the public informed on these matters.  Must be able to interpret and explain utility tariffs, Commission rules, regulations, procedures and pending formal cases and proceedings to consumers and able to respond to citizens’ inquiries. Has experience arranging educational events/meetings and tracking the effectiveness of each outreach. Must be comfortable delivering PowerPoint presentations on the Commission and related utility matters to diverse citizen groups in all 8 wards of the District.   Is well versed in community education, including organizing and conducting informal surveys. Will serve as the point of contact for outreach requests and be responsible for all logistics associated with scheduling community hearings and events, including soliciting and assigning volunteers.  Ensures that quality of service is met at all outreach events and is able to discuss any significant issues that arise at outreach events. Contributes to the preparation of communications plans and evaluates the appropriateness of existing outreach strategies and plans in the light of changes in program. Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with diverse individuals and community groups including those having opposing points of views. Must be able to work evenings and weekends in order to participate in community events. Must have a valid driver’s license.


Salary: $64,375 – 82,357
Closing Date: October 3, 2014
Contact: Natalie Taylor (ntaylor@psc.dc.gov)
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Organization: Government of the District of Columbia Washington, DC

Duties This position is located in the Office of People¿s Counsel, Litigation Services Division. The employee in this position works primarily on advising the Office of the People¿s Counsel on a variety of matters related to electrical and natural gas distribution networks. The Electrical Engineer functions as a technical advisor to and under the general direction and supervision of the Director of Litigation on matters pertaining to electrical energy efficiency and conservation, and electrical system safety, reliability and quality of service. Knowledge of emerging issues related to undergrounding of electrical distribution network, the implementation of Advanced Metering Infrastructure and natural gas pipeline replacement.

Qualifications Selective Placement Factor #1: Utility meter systems operations experience is preferred Specialized Experience: Experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. Two (2) four (4) years of experience is required. Education Requirement: B.S. in Electrical Engineering from accredited four (4) year college.

Salary: $74,171$ 95,564
Closing Date: November 18, 2014
Contact: Office of the People's Counsel (hr@opcdc. gov)
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Financial Examiner

Organization: Texas Office of Public Utility Counsel
Description: Identifies, analyzes, and evaluates accounting and financial issues for electric, water and wastewater, and telecommunications utilities.  Prepares written testimony, comments, recommendations, and other written materials pursuant to these analyses, and is responsible for the verbal defense of written materials in the appropriate regulatory venue.  Works under the direction of the Deputy Public Counsel.

Salary: 5,417 – 6,250
Closing Date: December 31, 2014
Contact: Melissa Silguero (melissa.silguero@opuc.texas.gov)
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Chief Infrastructure and System Planning

Organization: DC Public Service Commission

The Chief, Office of Infrastructure and System Planning is primarily responsible for providing professional engineering and other technical support on all matters relating to the planning, design, construction, operation, maintenance and replacement of all infrastructure and systems utilized by the electric, natural gas and local telephone companies in the District. Reviews, critiques, and investigates infrastructure and system plans and reports filed by utility companies. Coordinates the inspection of utility facilities and operations to ensure safe, reliable, efficient and economic services. Determines infrastructure and system planning metrics, trends and performance; determines adequacy and sufficiency of infrastructure and systems planning methodologies and drafts recommendations for improvements. Establishes, maintains, and ensures the quality of data and documents in the Commission’s official infrastructure and system planning database and public transparency website/web page. The Chief monitors, analyzes, and reviews utility companies’ plans, proposals, designs, construction and maintenance of infrastructure and system upgrades and replacement, including the Mayor’s Task Force on proposed undergrounding of electrical distribution systems. Represents the Commission in meetings of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners. Supervises a staff of gas, electrical, civil, and general engineers and a program assistant and reviews their work projects for consistency with agency policies, regulations, and contracts and professional engineering standards.


Salary: $101,234 - $141,727
Closing Date: December 31, 2014
Contact: Natalie Taylor (ntaylor@psc.dc.gov)
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Utility Analyst III - Electric Division/Retail

Organization: New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission

UTILITY ANALYST III #14373 (Job Id 1090)

Category: Salary: $52,845-$72,189 (typical starting salary not to exceed $62,868)

Post Date: 6/27/2014   Close Date:  Open until filled


New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission - Electric Division/Retail

Concord, NH


The NH PUC seeks a utility analyst with experience in performing high level research and data analysis pertaining to utility rates, economics, and policy issues.


This is a high visibility position in a busy office facing challenging and innovative issues with respect to utility divestiture, rate design, smart metering and cutting edge energy efficiency policy. The selected candidate will be required to prepare testimony, participate in hearings, provide advice to colleagues and Commissioners, and interact with utility counterparts.


The Commission offers a friendly work environment, excellent benefits, and is located in Concord, the State’s capital, close to the mountains, lakes and ocean and only one hour from Boston.


Salary: $52,845-$72,189
Closing Date: December 31, 2014
Contact: Eunice Landry (eunice.landry@puc.nh.gov)