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Duquesne Light Company General Manager, Distribution Engineering 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!


  • Manage and lead the Distribution Engineering department including Distribution Engineering (Central and Service Centers), GIS, and Third Party Attachment groups

  • Oversee all distribution engineering to ensure compliance with construction standards, company policies, and national codes (NESC, etc)

  • Manage and oversee contractor engineering resources, work with Procurement to establish contracts and support bid events.

  • Accountable for ensuring all regulatory timelines are met related to FCC requirements for Third Party Attachments.

  • Oversee the establishment and maintenance of Third Party Attachment agreements, along with any joint use agreements with other pole owners.

  • Coordinate with other departments to ensure projects are completed in a timely, cost effective manner resulting in a high level of customer satisfaction.

  • Monitor and report on progress of all projects, both internally and externally designed, to ensure schedules are met and coordinated with all other support groups for timely availability of equipment and materials.

  • Oversee design work for new customer connections on the distribution system, both commercial and residential. Ensure excellent customer service, mitigate customer complaints, and manage customer expectations.

  • Ensure proper permitting is obtained for design work released to construction, including private property rights, and all necessary state, county, and municipal permits.

  • Directs the establishment and disciplined use of engineering design practices, project estimating, bill of material (BOM) compilation, and compatible unit (CU) used by DLC and contract resources.

  • Responsible for engineering projects to achieve safe , reliable, resilient service and aligns with customer in-service dates

  • Develops engineering design personnel to be safety-minded, technically competent, team-oriented, and highly productive.

  • Ensures safety is top of mind when issuing engineering drawings and performing work (field work, driving, etc)

  • Demonstrating effective leadership through staff development, budget management, and communication and collaboration with other departments.

  • Provides business-case support for plans and budgets including alignment with DLC's goals and initiatives.

  • Participates in industry benchmarking and engagement events (EEI, EAPA, NEUC, etc)

  • Lead the damage assessment team during storm events

  • Testify, as directed by the Corporate Legal Department as an expert witness at PUC hearings and civil law suits.

  • Oversee the GIS/Mapping Team and ensure compliance with CIP, NERC, Reliability First, and CEII standards/guidelines.

  • Ensure GIS mapping policies are followed and appropriates maps are updated after construction completion dates

Additional Responsibilities:

1. Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering (preferred) or other related Engineering discipline

  • 10+ years of industry experience

  • 5+ years of prior management experience

  • Proven leadership experience with a moderate to large scope

  • Professional Engineering Licensure preferred

Required Skills:

  • Excellent decision making skills required to assess information and make timely decisions. Excellent communications skills, both verbal and written, to accurately and effectively communicate information to both team members and executive leadership. Extensive knowledge in Asset Management is preferred.

Scope :

  • Focus on developing and exercising business plans, policies and procedures that are directly aligned to the organizations strategy for given area.

  • Key member of the management team representing the organization in dealings with clients and external bodies.

  • Actively participates in proactive planning.

  • Seasoned leader with extensive business experience. Deep functional expertise and significant product knowledge.

  • Will assist with day to day management of operational execution as warranted when issues arise.

Decision making Impact:

  • Identifies emerging practices from best practices, and proactively seeks opportunities to implement improvements.

  • Improves on entire exiting processes and systems using high-level of interpretive skills and analysis.

  • Defines broad-based solutions that may require consideration of multiple work dimensions (e.g. human, financial, and technical).

  • Considers implications of solutions on other areas within organization and to the business of the organization.

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.