Project - Principal Staff Engineer - Technical

PSEG - South Plainfield, NJ3.9

30+ days agoFull-time
Requisition ID: 50902

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 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 PSEG 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 PSEG opportunities without Director level approval from the time you are notified your assignment will be ending through the end date of the assignment.

Perform electrical engineering and/or support Project Integration work and provide technical assistance through the application of engineering/business knowledge.
Support the origination and approval effort of major substation capital projects (69 kV – 500 kV) in terms of safety, reliability, functional performance requirements.
Responsibilities include the following: interface with other technical and project disciplines to develop optimal station layout and one-line control drawings during origination phase of projects; assist in the development of preliminary project schedule, risk matrix, construction sequence documents; act as primary Company interface with multiple Architect-Engineering firms assuring that PSE&G standards are maintained; coordinate as required with system planners, system protection engineers, designer, asset experts, project managers, vendors, construction & operating personnel, consultants and contractors as the project moves through the external project approval process; Review and approve Architect/Engineer vendor packages to ensure all engineering standards, construction standards and safety codes are met and optimal station layout is developed. Review and approve preliminary project scope document, schedule, one line drawings, layouts, construction sequence document, touch points, risk matrix control and layout design drawing packages.

  • B.S. in an Engineering discipline
  • Minimum of six (6) years of utility or construction industry experience
  • Demonstrated experience leading engineering aspects of projects and engaging and working with stakeholders to make key project-related engineering decisions
  • Working knowledge of utility best practices and industry standards such as IEEE and NESC
  • Experience developing designs in Microstation or equivalent software
  • Applicant must have effective problem-solving and decision-making skills, strong planning and organizing skills, must be adaptable and be results-oriented.
  • Clear and concise writing and verbal communications skills are essential.
  • Professional Engineering License
  • Advanced knowledge and experience with utility regulations, standards codes and engineering principals
  • Proficient with MS Office Suite.
  • Display aptitude in 2D and 3D CAD modeling software for large infrastructure projects.
  • Familiar with drawing references and proficient to set up drawings with external references, including raster images, drawings in dxf, dgn, and dwg formats.
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