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Duquesne Light Company Electrical Engineer - Protection 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!

Job Responsibilities:

  • Create protection recommendations, perform short circuit studies, perform relay coordination studies, investigate proper relay operation during faults, provide relay settings, investigate protection conditions, etc. Ensure all recommendations meet all applicable federal, state, local and engineering codes including (NESC, NEC, ANSI and IEEE) as well as DLC standards and review with engineering management before issuing recommendations when appropriate.

  • Provide studies, engineering, design and technical support to help implement work performed in a cost effective manner by DLC Operations and outside consulting personnel. Assist other engineers in more complex engineering projects where required.

  • Proactively prepare recommendations and implement changes that will improve or change facilities, improve reliability of DLC system and/or DLC standards/materials by monitoring industry changes and changes in equipment performance, legislation, codes, regulations, standards and safety practices relevant to the company’s system condition assets and ensuring the assets are up to date.

  • Prepare reports, presentations, and other documentation for presentation to engineering management. Effectively interact with and communicate complex engineering concepts to fellow engineers, technicians, and non-engineering personnel.

  • Provide technical support for various NERC compliance standardsincluding but not limited to standards PRC-002, 004, 006, 023, 027.

Education/Experience Required:

Roles at this level require an ABET-Accredited Electrical Engineering degree . Certifications are often desired.


Professional Engineering license. NOTE: This position will be filled at a level based on education and experience.

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.