Principal Staff Engineer -Technical

Date: Nov 21, 2023

Location: Newark, NJ, US

Company: PSEG

Requisition: 74319

PSEG Company: Public Service Electric & Gas Co.    

Salary Range: $ 90,800 - $ 149,800 

Incentive: PIP 15%   

Work Location Category: Hybrid  

PSEG operates under a Flexible Work Model where flexible work is offered when job requirements allow. In support of this model, roles have been categorized into one of four work location categories: onsite roles, hybrid roles that are a blend of onsite and remote work, remote local roles that are primarily home-based but require some level of purpose-driven in-person interaction and living within a commutable distance, and remote non-local roles that can be effectively performed remotely with the ability to work in approved states.

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.

Job Summary

Provides leadership/supervision for the development and submission of Licensing and Permit packages for electric substations, including stormwater design, within the Delivery Projects and Construction Department utilizing a broad knowledge of business and engineering principles and practices acquired through progressive experience.  Candidate will be responsible for preparing or supervising/reviewing detailed drawings and calculations for site plans, stormwater and flood hazard design, foundations and structures as directed by design supervisors and in coordination with other disciplines.  Types of drawings include, but are not limited to: site plan, soil erosion and sediment control, stormwater / drainage, concrete foundation and steel support structures, as well as structural and/or architectural drawings for small buildings, masonry and concrete retaining walls.  Coordinate and oversee complex design projects with Electrical Layout designers, Licensing and Permitting Group, Asset Experts, Vendors, Project Managers, construction and operating personnel, consultants and contractors to develop the design in conformance with the project schedule.  Coordinate the preparation and submission of Licensing and Permitting Drawings to the DCA, local municipalities, NJDEP and other stakeholders in conformance with their requirements and in support of the projects schedule.  On call 24/7 in the event of system emergencies.


Job Responsibilities

•    Instruct, assist, supervise, and evaluate the work of technical staff to best accomplish the assigned functions.  
•    Oversee the development of civil and structural detailed drawings using MicroStation V8i software. 
•    Prepare calculations and drawing submittals for obtaining permits for the construction of projects. 
•    Develop estimates and schedules for preparation of civil design drawings for new and emergency projects. 
•    Conduct field investigations at substations to verify job-site existing conditions.  
•    Review complex Civil and L&P Design drawings for conformance to PSE&G standards and applicable federal, state and local ordinances.

Job Specific Qualifications

• B.S. in Civil Engineering and at least 8 years of industry experience 
• 6 years  experience with NJ regulatory and licensing requirements, including environmental, zoning, planning and construction codes and NJAC-7 (Stormwater Regulations).
• Familiar with MicroStation V8i software for developing 2-D design drawings 
• Clear and concise writing and verbal communications skills are essential
• 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
• Must have a valid driver’s license

• Advanced Technical Degree
• P.E. license

Minimum Years of Experience

8 years of experience


Bachelors in Engineering


None Noted


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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.

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