Duke Energy Director, Transmission Engineering in Charlotte, North Carolina

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Position Summary

This position is responsible for providing leadership and oversight to the Transmission Engineering organization which consists of engineers and technical specialist knowledgeable of engineering principles, specifications, policies and procedures. The primary focus of this position is to manage, direct, and coordinate employee work functions in order to achieve departmental objectives. This position is responsible for the engineering design, construction support and document control for Transmission Line, Protection & Control, and Substation Engineering projects. The position is responsible for ensuring that systems and designs comply with all applicable regulatory requirements, ex. NESC, NERC, public utilities commission, environmental, etc.

The geographic span of control for this position includes work conducted in the individual geographical territories of Duke Energy. The Manager is responsible for providing strategic direction relative to:

  • Managing and developing a diverse staff and organization of 60-100 engineering and technical professionals.

  • Assuring engineering and technical professionals know and comply with appropriate codes and standards.

This position is accountable to ensure the work group is well positioned with appropriate tools, processes, and resources to effectively manage all aspects of the work. This position serves as the management point of contact with other departments and organizations, both internally and externally as related to the regional transmission system design and configurations.

Customers include Distribution, Transmission Maintenance, Industrial accounts, Wholesale accounts, Generation, Transmission Planning, and Outside Services. Annual capital budget for planned projects with total projects budgets ranging from $80 to $250 million depending on funds availability.


  • Provide the leadership to accomplish departmental objectives by developing, monitoring, and adjusting management operating plans; coaching, developing, counseling, and disciplining employees.

  • Provide resources and expertise to plan, select equipment, design, and support construction for all transmission line, system protection and substation projects. Also provides engineering expertise to support regional maintenance organizations, distribution, and generation.

  • Support successful project completion in conjunction with the project teams by developing schedules, assigning/monitoring work, gathering resources, and resolving operational problems.

  • Monitor and assess work products to ensure that project activities are performed in a safe and cost effective manner that contributes to the safety of employees and the public, reliability of service, reasonable protection of the environment, and high levels of employee and customer satisfaction.

  • Control expenses by gathering/submitting budget information, scheduling expenditures, monitoring variances, and implementing corrective action.

  • Implement productivity standards, monitor results. Motivate employees to stimulate maximum productivity and efficiency.

  • Establish employee accountabilities/goals; conduct employee performance appraisals; maintain employee records and files.

Basic/Required Qualifications

  • Educational Background/Type of degree: Bachelors degree in engineering or related field (unless able to obtain PE without degree)

  • Years of prior work related experience in addition to a degree: Minimum of 10 years experience and superior performance in roles that support leadership of a technical organization

  • Licenses, certifications or registrations: Professional Engineer (PE)

  • Job-specific knowledge, skills or abilities: Familiarity with transmission engineering disciplines

Desired Qualifications

  • Broad knowledge of overall company operations

  • Broad network of contacts throughout Duke and/or Progress Energy and strong industry affiliations

  • Demonstrated leadership abilities including decision making, delivering results, and developing employees

  • Strong negotiation and collaboration skills

  • Strong analytical skills

  • Demonstrated ability to develop and execute both short and long range plans

  • Ability to manage complex transitional issues through innovation and teamwork

  • Prior supervisory experience

Travel Requirements


Relocation Assistance Provided (as applicable)No

Represented/Union PositionNo

Visa Sponsored PositionNo

Posting Expiration Date

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

All job postings expire at 12:01 AM on the posting expiration date.

Please note that in order to be considered for this position, you must possess all of the basic/required qualifications.

We are one of the largest electric power holding companies in the United States, supplying and delivering electricity to approximately 7.4 million U.S. customers. We have approximately 52,700 megawatts of electric generating capacity in the Carolinas, the Midwest and Florida – and natural gas distribution services serving more than 1.5 million customers in Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee and the Carolinas. Our commercial and international businesses own and operate diverse power generation assets in North America and Latin America, including a portfolio of renewable energy assets.

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