Manager of Engineering / Systems Engineer

Eastern Maine Electric Cooperative, Inc., a consumer owned electric utility based in Calais, Maine is seeking a well-qualified and self-motivated person for the position of Manager of Engineering or Systems Engineer, depending on experience and qualifications.  This hands-on position reports to the CEO.

Some areas of responsibilities include:    

  • Responsible for the engineering, construction, operations, and maintenance functions of the substations, distribution, and transmission system.
  • Perform voltage drop studies, short circuit analysis, sectionalizing, arc-flash analysis, coordination studies.
  • Oversee and direct the design and staking of overhead and underground engineering projects, transmission & distribution system improvements, new and upgraded services, line relocations, and work plan projects.
  • Responsible for the process of the interconnection of distributed energy resources and net metering.
  • Oversee the line extension process.
  • Evaluate and analyze system outages, blinks, and power quality issues.
  • Maintain and update the computer model of the electric system.
  • Oversee and maintain the Milsoft outage management system and Aclara metering system.
  • Maintain the Spill Prevention Plans.
  • Program electronic reclosures, meters, and regulators.
  • Responsible for the transformer disposal program.
  • Assist in preparation of Construction Work Plans and Long-Range Plans.
  • Responsible for producing and maintaining electric system specifications and drawings.
  • Assist in managing major outages.
  • Oversee two staking engineers and office support staff.
  • Oversee meter and reclosure testing.
  • Assist Operations Department as needed to solve operational system issues.
  • Review and inspect completed work order projects.

Experience and Education:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering.
  • Minimum of 2 years of electrical engineering experience in the electric industry.
  • Professional Engineer or the ability to become licensed in Maine is desired.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of applicable policies, rules, regulations, and codes relating to design and operation of transmission and distribution – NESC code.  Knowledge of RUS design specifications and rules is preferred.
  • Working knowledge of NISC is preferable.
  • Microsoft Office skills. 

Eastern Maine Electric is headquartered in Calais, Maine. The Cooperative serves over 13,000 consumers in a 3,000 plus square mile service territory with over 1,700 miles of 4.16 KV, 12.5 KV and 25 KV overhead distribution line and 40 miles of 69 KV transmission line.  

EMEC offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience and qualifications and offers and excellent benefit package.

Resumes can be sent in confidence to:
    Human Resources
    Eastern Maine Electric Cooperative, Inc.
    PO Box 425 
    Calais, Maine 04619

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