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Project - Designer (Electrical Layout)

Date: Nov 28, 2018

Location: Newark, NJ, US

Company: PSEG

Requisition ID:  52181 

Job Function/Category:  Engineering 

Employment Type:  Non-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 is a "Project" position designed to support project work for a limited duration. While the exact duration of the project is yet to be determined, we currently anticipate a period of 3-5 years based on business needs at the present time following which you will separate from the Company. It is important for you to understand that this period may be shortened based on business needs in the future at which point you will separate from the Company. It is also important for you to understand that this employment is of a limited duration and that you will not be entitled to separation benefits under any PSEG plan at the time you separate from the Company. Director Level approval and waiver will be required for you to bid on other PSE&G opportunities within the first 3 years of assignment. From year 4 through the end of your assignment, Director level approval and waiver will not be required. If your assignment ends prior to the anticipated timeframe based on business needs, you will be allowed to bid on other PSE&G opportunities without Director level approval from the time you are notified your assignment will be ending through the end date of the assignment.


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


This position can be grade level 25, 26, or 27 ("Project" Associate Designer, "Project" Designer, or "Project" Lead Designer); the title, grade level and incentive target assigned to the successful candidate may be reevaluated based on the skills and relevant experience of the candidate learned through the interview process.


Position description:

This position includes working with multiple project teams and project engineers to develop electrical layout drawings for PSE&G Switching Stations and Substations (voltage levels from 4 kV to 500 kV).  Electrical layout drawings including (but are not limited to) conceptual plans, plan and profile, general arrangement drawings, manhole and hand hole development, bus plans, station grounding details, trench and conduit plans, control house equipment layout, and station lighting. 
• Electrical Layout Designer is responsible for completing all the electrical layout drawings necessary to accurately convey construction and/or fabrication instructions,
• Electrical Layout Designer is responsible for assisting engineers with conceptual design and drawing requirements,
• Electrical Layout Designer is responsible for coordinating and analyzing vendor supplied drawings and incorporating the required information into engineering drawings,
• Electrical Layout Designer is responsible for the development of detailed bill of material (B.O.M.) required to connect major substation equipment (include but not limited to GIS/GIB, transformers, circuit breakers, disconnect switches, CCVT’s, wave traps, bus, etc.),
• Ability to review and comment on engineering drawings produced by external architectural and engineering (A&E) firms and/or internal designers to ensure compliance with PSE&G process, standards, and practices, constructability, maintainability, operational needs, safety and acceptable utility practice, and
• Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor

Additional duties:
• 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,
• Off-hours availability to assist with emergency equipment replacement work and system restoration (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), and
• 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.



• B.S. in Electrical Engineering or equivalent degree or technical experience.
• Working knowledge of Microstation/CAD software.
• Strong computer skills in MS Office applications.
Because the job requires driving to company locations and off-site assignments and events, must possess a valid driver’s license with a safe and satisfactory driver history.
• Demonstrated ability to work well in a team environment.
• Must have strong written and verbal communications skills.
• Must have effective problem-solving and decision-making skills, strong planning and organizing skills, must be adaptable and results-oriented.



• Advanced degree or technical training
• Electrical utility experience
• Familiarity with substation equipment and operations
• Able to read/understand electrical one lines
• Experience with contingency planning
• Experience with outage planning


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.

This site ( is strictly for candidates who are not currently PSEG employees. PSEG employees must apply for jobs internally through empower which can be accessed through the mypseg homepage by clicking on the employee center tab, then under the empower header, choose careers.

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

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. Housing, transportation, Immigration Support will not be provided in association with these positions now or in the future.

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