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Principal Staff Engineer -Technical

Date: Jul 28, 2022

Location: Hicksville, NY, US

Company: PSEG

PSEG offers a unique experience to our more than 12,000 employees – we provide the resources and opportunities for career development that come with being a Fortune 500 company, as well as the attention, camaraderie and care for one another you might typically associate with a small business. Our focus on combatting climate change through clean energy technology, our new net zero climate vision for 2030 and enhanced commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion; and supporting the communities we serve make this a particularly exciting time to join PSEG. With our reimagined workplace, we recognize the importance of flexibility in terms of when and where employees perform their jobs.  And many of our jobs do not require you to live in the tristate area.

Consistent with our core commitment of safety, PSEG has made the decision to require all new hires to be fully COVID-19 vaccinated as a condition of hire.  "Full vaccination" is defined as two weeks after both doses of a two-dose vaccine or two weeks since a single-dose vaccine has been administered.   Anyone unable to be vaccinated, either because of a sincerely held religious belief or a disability can request a reasonable accommodation.

Job Summary

This position is part of a team responsible for managing assets of the Long Island transmission and distribution systems from 13kV through 345kV and overall coordination and compliance of elements on the bulk electric system with applicable reliability standards. This position offers problem solving and challenging leadership opportunities on various distribution system planning initiatives and represents distribution engineering in various key internal and external stakeholder committees. This position represents PSEG LI/LIPA on technical stakeholder committees and regulatory matters and takes strategic technical decisions on various initiatives. This distribution engineering position pioneers the future by leading the reliable integration of cutting edge technologies into the system. 


Job Responsibilities

Responsible for developing and supporting the highest degree of system reliability by assessing the performance of outside plant assets of the overhead distribution system, and implementing material and technology improvements

Develop asset life cycle plans and create/update required Asset Management Plans (AMP’s) for overhead distribution equipment assets.  Assess asset class performance and its impact on the system, while evaluating economic and operational risks.

Responsible for leading overhead distribution initiatives, preventative maintenance inspection programs of critical overhead distribution assets, and related capital programs.  Perform analysis of distribution material/equipment asset class performance and asset failure trends/history to insure the most cost effective capital spend and efficient allocation of resources.

Evaluate emergent overhead distribution equipment failures, performing root cause analyses of subject failures, issuing findings/conclusions reports, and developing repair/replace recommendations for all such failures. 

Provide engineering assistance to construction and operations groups in the application of present standards and the introduction of innovating technologies.  Conduct site visits and provide field support to construction and operating crews.  Perform field audits of distribution asset inspection and capital programs.

Responsible for creating/reviewing/updating construction standards, purchase and test specifications, and procedures for overhead distribution cables, and related materials and equipment for the overhead electric distribution system, including the setting of criteria for installation, maintenance, and operation.

Participate in the research and development of new design concepts, materials, and equipment on the electric distribution system.  Oversee quality control issues of materials received, including satisfactory outcome of discussions with manufacturers and vendors to resolve deficiencies to the agreement of the Company.

Job Specific Qualifications

Required Skills, Knowledge and Experience:
B.S in Electrical Engineering
A minimum of 6 years of  experience in Transmission and/or Distribution systems

Knowledge of electric distribution systems and equipment 
Knowledge of engineering, design, and analysis of electric distribution systems
Knowledge of the National Electric Safety Code (NESC), National Electric Code (NEC) and other related guidelines to electric distribution system engineering, design and operation 
Familiarity with Occupational Safety Health Act (OSHA) guidelines 
Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills 
Must possess a valid US driver’s license and the ability to travel to attend meetings on and off Long Island
Must have excellent problem solving skills, and the ability to motivate all parties to focus on safety and maximize reliability
Must be a proactive problem solver with high energy level and possess ability to quickly remedy problems as they arise 
Ability to effectively collaborate with various internal and external stakeholders
Ability to respond to emergency storm and other conditions that may require field work during nights and weekend


Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, MBA or PE License 


Minimum Years of Experience

6 years of experience


Bachelors in Engineering


None Noted


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.


If you are a current PSEG employee and if you are offered an opportunity with PSEG Long Island, you will be treated as a new hire.  Please note that as a new hire to the Long Island subsidiary, your benefits will change and generally will be consistent with other similarly situated PSEG Long Island new hires.  Similarly, for PSEG Long Island employees who accept job opportunities with PSEG or any of its subsidiaries (other than PSEG Long Island), their benefits would change and generally be consistent with other similarly situated new hires of that company.

Candidates must foster an inclusive work environment and respect all aspects of diversity. Successful candidates must demonstrate and value differences in others' strengths, perspectives, approaches, and personal choices.

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.

Certain positions at the Company may require you to have access to 10 CFR Part 810 controlled information.  If the position does require access to this information, the Talent Acquisition representative will provide further details upon making 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 legally protected characteristic. Legally protected characteristics include 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.

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

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