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Principal Staff Engineer -Technical

Date: Jul 9, 2019

Location: Bridgewater, NJ, US

Company: PSEG

Requisition ID:  55862 

Job Function/Category:  Engineering 

Employment Type:  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.


This position resides in the Asset Mangement & Centralized Services Organization.  Reporting to the Manager of System Reliability, this position has overall responsibility to support all processes and systems of the EMS (Energy Management system) for ESOC in support of the Bulk Electric System (BES), ER&T and PJM.


Job Descirption and Primary responsibilities include:

The successful candidate will ultimately be accountable for the quality and availability of the real-time data required for the operation of the Electric System Operation Center (ESOC), 24x7 and 365 days per year.  Provide a range of engineering consulting services to maintain the integrity of the Bulk Electric Systems (BES). Consults by providing design, analysis, and maintenance of the communication infrastructure for the SCADA (Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition) and EMS systems in support of ESOC, ER&T and PJM. Provides technical support to client and associate support staff to ensure development and deployment of efficient application systems utilizing established standards, procedures and methodologies. Assist with the EMS replacement project when required for engineering and consulting services related to the implementation and commissioning of the new EMS system. Maintain and apply working knowledge of PSEG Standards for Business Controls to be specific NERC, FERC, NERC CIP (Critical Infrastructure Protection) and PJM TO/TOP requirements.


  • Bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering and/or a related discipline of relevant experience in EMS/SCADA or related systems with emphasis in Electrical Network Application and Modeling and Communications.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the Linux operating environment, Linux shells, standard utilities
  • Hands-on experience with all administrative functions related to high available/critical, redundant, and real-time systems   
  • Working knowledge of communication technologies (e.g., network protocols, LAN/WAN, and Fiber networks), SCADA protocols (e.g., DNP3, Modbus, 61850, Synchrophasor)
  • Demonstrated experience with Transmission/Distribution systems, substation automation, SCADA systems communications, Remote Terminal Units (RTU) or similar industry exposure.
  • Must possess the ability to read schematics, network and electric one-line diagrams, and be able to interpret applicable technical information.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license.
  • On call 24/7 hours to assist during system emergency situation and restoration.
  • Must foster an inclusive work environment and respect all aspects of diversity.
  • Must demonstrate and value differences in others' strengths, perspectives, approaches, and personal choices



  • Prior experience with any vendor’s EMS/SCADA systems
  • Advanced degree


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.


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


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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.


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