Principal Staff Engineer -Technical

Date: Sep 12, 2023

Location: Newark, NJ, US

Company: PSEG

Requisition: 75792

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

Location: This position will be located out of our Newark Headquarters in Newark, NJ

Lead and Manage the project engineering efforts for assigned multiple electrical switching and substation projects (4kV to 500 kV Air insulated and Gas insulated) from conceptual stages and adherence to scope, schedule and budget.


Job Responsibilities

Responsibility includes, but not limited to the following: Interface with other technical disciplines, project management and construction teams through all phases of assigned projects. Develop project scooping documents, develop engineering schedule and prepare cost estimates.  Assist and oversee development of cost-effective and reliable station layout and one-line control drawings, protective relay, SCADA and monitoring scheme. Provide technical support during construction and commissioning stages. Resolve complex technical problems and provide solutions. Provide input in developing specification for equipment purchase. Perform engineering calculations for substation grounding grid, station battery sizing, lightning protection, voltage drop, SL& P transformer sizing, Arc flash, Cable Pull, Illumination etc. Review and approve licensing and permit packages, and construction drawings to assure all engineering standard, construction standard and safety code are met. Review and provide comments and approve control and layout construction and equipment vendor drawings. Candidate shall provide technical support for strategic management initiatives and help to set direction for the organization in regards to technical issues. Supervise and mentor young project engineer engineers and perform technical presentations. Procure miscellaneous material. 

• Candidate must foster an inclusive work environment and respect all aspects of diversity
• Successful candidate must demonstrate and value differences in others' strengths, perspectives, approaches, and personal choices.
• As an employee of PSE&G, you should be aware that during storm/outage restoration efforts, you may be required to perform functions different from normal operations and your regular work schedule. You may also be required to work in an alternate location. 
• PSEG is proud to be an EEO/AA employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status

Job Specific Qualifications

• B.S. in Electrical Engineering with power background 
• Minimum of six (6) of Public Electric Utility  high voltage substation engineering experience and knowledge of electrical substation and switching station planning, design, construction and substation equipment.
•    Prior experience as lead project engineer on a large-scale utility substation Projects.
•    Candidate must possess a working knowledge of utility best practices, IEEE, ASME, NEC, NESC and NEMA standard.
• Demonstrated ability to work well in a team environment
• Possess leadership skills, professionalism and customer/client focus
• Must have effective problem-solving and decision-making skills, strong planning and organizing skills, must be adaptable and results-oriented.
• Must have strong written and verbal communications skills
• On call 24/7 hours to handle emergency replacement work and assist during system emergency.
• Strong computer skills in MS Office applications
• Must foster an inclusive work environment and respects/encourages all aspects of diversity
• Must demonstrate and value differences in others’ strengths, perspectives, approaches, and personal choices.
•    Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license

• M.S in Electrical Engineering with Power background and extensive technical training.
• P.E License
• Familiarity with substation equipment and operations
• Advanced knowledge and experience with utility regulations, utility operation, standards codes and engineering principals.

Minimum Years of Experience

6 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.


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.


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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