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Principal Engineer

Company: PPL Corporation
Location: Providence
Posted on: January 23, 2023

Job Description:

Company Summary Statement : As one of the largest investor-owned utility companies in the United States, PPL Corporation (NYSE: PPL), is committed to creating long-term, sustainable value for our 3.5 million customers, our shareowners and the communities we serve. Our high-performing regulated utilities - PPL Electric Utilities, Louisville Gas and Electric, Kentucky Utilities and Rhode Island Energy - provide an outstanding experience for our customers, consistently ranking among the best utilities in the nation. PPL's companies are also addressing challenges head-on by investing in new infrastructure and technology that is creating a smarter, more reliable and resilient energy grid. We are committed to doing our part to advance a cleaner energy future and drive innovation that enables us to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 while maintaining energy reliability and affordability for the customers and communities we serve. PPL is a positive force in the cities and towns where we do business, providing support for programs and organizations that empower the success of future generations by helping to build and maintain strong, diverse communities today. Overview:The Engineering position provides engineering expertise and technical support for capital projects and operations for the PPL RI overhead and underground electric transmission system. The Engineer is responsible for supporting emergency events, final acceptance of new equipment installed on the transmission system, capacity needs/system stability analysis for other departments, and inspection & maintenance plan development and implementation.Responsibilities:Travel domestically and internationally to cable manufacturers for quality assurance visitsProvide technical support during construction procurement eventsProvide technical support and equipment acceptance review during the construction phase of the project cycleRespond to underground cable emergency events including initial operation instructions per system operation manuals, fault/damage detection, material procurement, and restoration oversight.Provide technical support to internal and external departments for the application, operation, and maintenance of the electric transmission and distribution system.Provide input to the five-year work plan and ten-year Strategic Asset Management Plan for future projectsProvide input to develop long-range inspection and maintenance plans, asset replacement policies, strategies, and programsManage internal and external resources performing cyclical inspection and maintenance programsQualifications:Candidate QualificationsCandidates must meet the basic qualifications and pass all required tests or assessments to receive consideration. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identitiy and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility form upon hire.Basic QualificationsSenior EngineerBachelor's degree in engineering or engineering technology discipline. In lieu of degree, applicants who have PE license in the state of Rhode Island will be considered.Minimum of 5 years of related experience.Working knowledge of regulatory requirements and industry standards for the specific position.Principal EngineerBachelor's degree in engineering or engineering technology discipline. In lieu of degree, applicants who have PE license in the state of Rhode Island will be considered.Minimum of 10 years of related experience.Extensive knowledge of regulatory requirements and industry standards for the specific position.Participates in forums to influence current trends within the industry.Preferred QualificationsSenior EngineerBachelor's degree in engineering or engineering technology from a college or university program accredited by ABET or recognized by ABET as substantially equivalent. (Discipline required will vary by the specific job requirements.)Professional Engineer registered in applicable state.Experience in the energy industry.Knowledge of 3-phase AC systems.Knowledge of the overhead and underground electric systems and practices, relevant utility industry practices, standards and legislation, and of current trends within the industry and developments in legislation or regulation.Ability to accurately communicate with field operation crews during OH or UG failures and guide them through troubleshooting either over the phone or on-site.Strong organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple tasks and projects simultaneously.Strong analytical skills; must be able to provide timely and accurate interpretation of analyses.Ability to communicate tactfully and effectively, both orally and in writing, and must be able to present information in a clear and concise manner to large groups, senior management, regulators; internal customers and external contactsAbility to work outside of normal working hours or work off-hours including nights/weekends/holidays as necessaryMaster's degree in Electrical Engineering.Principal EngineerBachelor's degree in engineering or engineering technology from a college or university program accredited by ABET or recognized by ABET as substantially equivalent. (Discipline required will vary by the specific job requirements.)Professional Engineer registered in applicable state.Experience in the energy industry.Knowledge of 3-phase AC systems.Knowledge of the overhead and underground electric systems and practices, relevant utility industry practices, standards and legislation, and of current trends within the industry and developments in legislation or regulation.Ability to accurately communicate with field operation crews during OH or UG failures and guide them through troubleshooting either over the phone or on-site.Strong organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple tasks and projects simultaneously.Strong analytical skills; must be able to provide timely and accurate interpretation of analyses.Ability to communicate tactfully and effectively, both orally and in writing, and must be able to present information in a clear and concise manner to large groups, senior management, regulators; internal customers and external contactsExtensive and significant knowledge of one field of work or broad technical depth in multiple, related fields.Ability to work outside of normal working hours or work off-hours including nights/weekends/holidays as necessaryMaster's degree in Electrical Engineering RhIsEn

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