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Duke Energy Lead Engineer - Power Quality (NC Southeast Location Options Available) in Florence, South Carolina

More than a career - a chance to make a difference in people's lives.

Build an exciting, rewarding career with us – help us make a difference for millions of people every day. Consider joining the Duke Energy team, where you'll find a friendly work environment, opportunities for growth and development, recognition for your work, and competitive pay and benefits.

Alternate North Carolina Southeast locations to be considered. Specific work location to be discussed during interview.

The Lead Engineer is at the specialist level of the Engineering classification hierarchy. Employees at this level solve complex problems, manage work , and provide leadership to others in engineering areas of specialization, with minimal supervision and increased latitude for un-reviewed work. The Lead Engineer serves in lead roles providing guidance to others. They are also expected to have advanced skills and have the ability to work independently.

The Lead Engineer be responsible to identify faults on the distribution system that are causing customer issues on their feeder, as well as voltage sags seen by customers. Required focus on reliability to reduce outages by identifying root causes of the faults, before they cascade to an actual outage. Additional duties would be to provide the final answer to the customer plus provide an understanding of outage prevention and momentary events on the distribution system. The Lead engineer would be expected to take charge of the customer’s power quality issue. They would be required to meet with customer to understand what the real issue is and may or may not be required to set and meter to record activities. If a meter is set they are responsible for downloading the data and analyzing the problem.

Responsibilities

  • Provides engineering/technical expertise and guidance in the identification, analysis and resolution of high impact, complex and/or cross-functional problems at a corporate or industry level in their area of expertise.

  • Ensures accomplishment of business goals and objectives through effective planning, organizing, estimating, scheduling and monitoring of work activities where little to no standardization exists; handles unique situations which require searching for solutions which may have corporate or industry impact.

  • Prepares thorough and accurate technical reports, correspondence, documentation, calculations and sketches with the ability to conduct analysis and recommend process enhancements and standards relative to a corporate or industry level in their field of expertise.

  • Conducts engineering and related studies with full technical responsibility for planning and coordinating high-impact complex projects; applies extensive technical expertise to manage projects and disseminate knowledge to enhance the company's competitive position.

  • Possesses expert knowledge of the organization; demonstrates a mastery of existing and emerging organizational technologies, issues, processes and practices.

  • Develops positive working relationships to effectively coordinate work activities. Demonstrates effective oral and written communication skills. Maintains accurate records and files.

  • Supports the company's goals and represents the company positively and professionally.

  • Coaches and mentors other engineering and non-degreed engineering professionals.

  • Provides technical leadership and direction on a corporate or industry level in their field of expertise.

Basic/Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering from an ABET accredited program

  • Registration as a Professional Engineer

  • A Master's degree in Engineering will be considered in lieu of the B.S. Engineering degree.

  • Eight (8) years related work experience

  • Valid driver's license

Desired Qualifications

  • Skilled in engineering theories and principles

  • Skilled in the practices of researching engineering and design issues, evaluating alternatives, making sound recommendations and preparing and presenting recommendations

  • Good verbal/written communication skills

  • Experience in dealing with customers – industrial (transmission & Distribution), commercial and residential

  • Experience in working on energized low voltage equipment

  • Ability to work with generation plants, nuclear, fossil, solar, hydro

  • Experience with EMF, RFI, NEV (Stray & contact voltage)

  • Analytical skills – trouble shooting, data analysis

  • Ability to work independently without supervision

  • Ability to deal with a variety of individuals from various socio-economic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds

  • Experience utilizing lab test equipment such as surge generator, arbitrary and waveform generators, scopes, etc.

  • Experience troubleshooting complex power quality concerns including but not limited to voltage and flicker on utility and customer side

  • Experience working with power quality tools and equipment including infrared cameras, EMF meters and voltage recorders

  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering

  • Desired Work experience – 10 Years

Working Conditions

  • Hybrid Mobility Classification – Work will be performed from both remote and onsite locations after the onboarding period. However, hybrid employees should live within a reasonable daily commute to a Duke Energy facility.

Travel Requirements

15-25%

Relocation Assistance Provided (as applicable) No

Represented/Union Position No

Visa Sponsored Position No

Posting Expiration Date

Friday, December 10, 2021

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.

Regardless of your skill set or specific interest, we're looking for the best and brightest talent in the industry. Our people make us great - and we're always looking for more. Find your career path today at Duke Energy, where it's more than a career - it's a chance to make a difference in people's lives.

Brighter opportunities. Brighter futures. Duke Energy values ideas that come from a diverse and inclusive workforce, and we’re dedicated to providing a work environment where all people are valued, respected and able to reach their full potential. Duke Energy is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, including but not limited to lactation, religion, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, medical condition, military status, or protected veteran status. Duke Energy complies with all applicable state, federal and local laws, regulations and ordinances prohibiting discrimination.

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