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Madison Gas & Electric Senior Engineer - Codes and Standards - Electric Distribution in Madison, Wisconsin

Senior Engineer - Codes and Standards - Electric Distribution



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The Senior Codes and Standards Engineer - Electric Distribution Engineering will provide technical knowledge and expertise for the Company to plan, design, construct, and maintain the electric distribution system with a focus on safety, compliance, reliability, and customer satisfaction.


  • Maintains an expert knowledge of appropriate safety codes (NESC and Wisconsin Administrative Code), governmental codes such as PSCW requirements, Company rules and regulations, and Company construction standards.

  • Develops and maintains the Company Electric Construction Standards and Engineering Design Guidelines.

  • Evaluates and implements specification changes to existing and new equipment, materials, and methods for electric distribution construction.

  • Works with the Supply Chain group to review material contracts, provide input on alternative suppliers, and advises on material stocking and procurement.

  • Provides technical guidance, training, and mentoring to other engineers and engineering technicians within the department, as well as field construction personnel, as it relates to codes, standards, and areas of subject matter expertise.

  • Specifies the applications for Distribution Automation equipment, including field programming and commissioning. Develops and evaluates emerging smart grid technologies.

  • Investigates and remedies power quality issues such as stray voltage, radio interference, harmonics, and voltages complaints.

  • Performs engineering calculations and analysis in support of design engineers and technicians.

  • Leads or participates in various code, safety, and standards groups internal and external to the Company.

  • As needed, performs design work and manages large electric distribution construction projects to assist in balancing department workload and stay current on design practices and tools.


Education and Experience

  • Seven years of progressively responsible electric utility distribution engineering experience.

  • Bachelor of science degree in electrical, mechanical, or civil engineering from an ABET accredited four-year university.

  • Registration as a Professional Engineer in the State of Wisconsin is preferred.

Knowledge and Skills

  • Valid State of Wisconsin driver's license.

  • Advanced knowledge of electricity, utility electrical systems, engineering skills, and the Company's electric distribution system.

  • Able to read, understand, and interpret a wide variety of drawings, maps, and sketches.

  • Good personal time management skills with the ability to plan, organize, and manage multiple projects simultaneously while adapting to changing construction schedules, customer requirements, and Company requirements.

  • Good human relations skills for clear communications with customers, supervisor, peers, and any other external organizations necessary for successful project completion.

  • Able to work independently and provide functional supervision as needed.

  • Various training in areas such as State of Wisconsin Electrical Code, customer satisfaction, electric utility systems operations, hazardous waste management, personal computer and software, defensive driving, and CPR/First Aid.

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