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Duquesne Light Company Electrical Engineer - Distribution Planning in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Duquesne Light Company, headquartered in downtown Pittsburgh, is a leader in providing electric energy and has been in the forefront of the electric energy market, with a history rooted in technological innovation and superior customer service. Today, the company continues its role as a leader in the transmission and distribution of electric energy, providing a secure supply of reliable power to more than half a million customers in southwestern Pennsylvania.

Duquesne Light Company is committed to creating a culture of inclusion. We value and respect the unique differences and experiences of our employees. We believe that our differences lead to better collaboration, innovation and outcomes. We want you to join our team!

Overall Purpose:

Under direct supervision performs planning on projects of moderate complexity in the assigned electrical engineering field for the safe, reliable and effective installation and operation of facilities.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Performs specific design, engineering, economic, and investigative assignments, and planning for the installation, revision or rehabilitation of facilities for projects of moderate complexity.

  • Performs system modeling, load flow, protective device coordination, and other technical studies.Prepares reports with conclusions and recommendations on findings.

  • Assists other engineers with studies of higher technicality to help fulfill departmental goals and objectives.

  • Consults with and receives advice from superiors, peers, and vendors to become thoroughly familiar with an assignment and to obtain necessary design and cost information.

  • Inspects sites of proposed installations to facilitate preparation of connection recommendations and rehabilitation proposals.

Education/Experience Required:

  • Roles at this level require an ABET-Accredited, 4-year Electrical Engineering degree (BSEE)

  • Positon will be filled according to level of experience

Education/Experience Preferred:

  • Engineer In Training (EIT or FE) Certification or Professional Engineering (PE) License

  • 5 years of progressive and relevant utility or similar experience

Decision Impact:

Independent discretion or decision making capability is mostly limited. There is normally a general framework of established boundaries to help employees perform their roles and make decisions. Situation that require deviation form this general framework are typically not made alone. The employee may recommend a solution however the recommendations are frequently presented to their manager or more senior level professionals for review and approval prior to the decision being made.


Responsibilities are generally tactical and basic in nature, however work may vary in type and complexity requiring the incumbent to be flexible to adjust to the given situation. Primary focus is on daily deliverables and outputs, while at the same time developing a knowledge of the broader context in which the work is being performed.

Physical Requirements:

Work location is a combination of office environment and field work. Desk and computer work is required. Must possess valid driver’s license and be able to drive to various company locations.

Duquesne Light Company is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all people in all aspects of the employment relationship, without discrimination because of race, age, sex, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation and gender identity or status as a Vietnam era or special disabled veteran or any other unlawful basis, as defined by applicable law, and fostering a workplace free of unlawful discrimination and retaliation. This policy affects decisions including, but not limited to, hiring, compensation, benefits, terms and conditions of employment, opportunities for promotion, transfer, layoffs, return from a layoff, training and development, and other privileges of employment. An integral part of Duquesne Light's commitment is to comply with all applicable federal, state and local laws concerning equal employment and affirmative action.