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Duquesne Light Company Metering Engineer 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:

This position under semi-direct supervision is responsible for supporting the overall operation of Duquesne Light’s Meter Services organization. Support will include the day-to-day needs of field and office employees, with a focus on developing a technical expertise in multiple software programs as well as an enhanced understanding of industry standards in the field of metering. This position will ensure that high levels of accuracy and reliability for revenue metering installations are maintained as specified by DLC and regulatory agencies.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Design metering schemes for cogenerators, multi-location load analysis, and complicated rate structure tariffs, for the purpose of proper measurement of energy consumption and generation.

  • Maintain regulatory compliance of annual in service testing and exchange programs, and ensure their completion in a timely manner.

  • Provide technical expertise for software technology and testing related to the Metering Services Organization.

  • Review and approve meter recommendations prepared by lower rated personnel to ensure proper design of meter installations.

  • Work collaboratively with Meter Services team members to identify and solve complex metering issues that impact customer billing.

  • Coordinate, develop, recommend and justify implementation of new technology/metering equipment to provide improved operating efficiency, reduced operating costs, increased accuracy and reliability within corporate guidelines and budget allocations.

  • Coordinate and oversee the procurement of field test equipment and appropriate regulatory agency certification and provide personnel training for field use to assure that company meters are calibrated accurately.

  • Develop and implement company metering standards to ensure that proper metering designs are built according to applicable codes.

  • Coordinate with the Training Department to provide the necessary training and training materials for engineering and field personnel on any new or existing policies, testing equipment and maintenance method

Education/Experience Required: Roles at this level require an ABET-Accredited Engineering degree.

Preferred: Electrical Engineering degree and 3+ years of experience in the utility industry with an emphasis on metering.

Skills/Abilities: Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills, Microsoft office suite expertise, strong problem solving/analytical skills and good organization skills.

NOTE: This position will be filled at the Engineer I, Engineer II, Engineer III or Engineer IV level based on education and experience.

Decision Impact: Problems and issues faced are vague. Draws on past experience on a regular basis. Accountable for direct level of reasoning and decision making.

Scope: Primary focus is on daily deliverables, outputs and reporting. Typically accountable for managing one’s own time and work flow. Responsibilities are generally tactical in nature and work is typically of moderate to complex in nature requiring the incumbent to draw on previous knowledge to perform role. Continues to build knowledge base but has a solid foundation to act independently the majority of the time. Still draws on experts and managers when needed but less frequently

Physical Requirements: Day to day operations will be conducted in a normal office environment with some travel to different company service locations. When conducting field visits work sites may have less than desirable conditions including but not limited to climbing ladders, walking in wooded areas, or visiting hazardous locations. A valid PA Driver’s License.

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.