Transmission Operations Engineer III at Duquesne Light Company in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Posted in Other 12 days ago.

Job Description:

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:

Provide technical and administrative support to the Operations Center to ensure system reliability. Prepares and provides technical reports to support the Operations Center in the areas of transmission operations, system reliability, and other duties as assigned.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Support daily activities of the Operations Center related to the transmission, sub transmission systems and substation operations.

  • Support Operations Center Reliability Engineers (OCRE) as necessary, day ahead and and/or short term studies to ensure transmission and sub transmission reliability.

  • Assist and work closely with OCRE, System Planning, Protection, and Compliance as needed.

  • Works with Operations Center Training & Compliance to create and/or update System Operations Manuals (SOM's).

  • Works with Operations Center Training & Compliance to develop and pilot training materials.

  • Develop temporary and permanent operating guides and procedures as needed to ensure continued reliability of the system as needed.

  • Provides technical support to the Operations Center for various systems and equipment (HPFF Pipe Type cable, monitoring systems, switchgear, autotransformers, etc.) as necessary.

  • Assist the Switching Dispatchers in the design and maintenance of the SOC Mapboard.

  • Works with Outage Coordination to proactively prepare updates for the Operations Center Sub-T and Transmission circuit maps, Substation Single Lines, and Reclosing Time Maps

  • Complete data and evidence gathering to support regulatory related reporting and compliance audits

  • Provide technical support for the System Restoration Plan and other Emergency Plans for the Operations Center

  • Assist in the development of, and participate in, emergency preparedness drills (GridEx, EarthEx, PJM Grid Security Drill, Storm Drill, etc.)

  • Prepares reports and maintains databases related to the transmission, sub transmission, and distribution systems and submits reports as required for internal and external stakeholders.

  • Provides technical support to Operations Center personnel for new equipment installed on the DLC system.

  • Assist with Storm Team related tasks like pre-event communications, weather update communications, completing storm reports and fulfill a Storm Role as assigned

  • Participates in various internal and external committees as needed.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from an ABET accredited university or college.

  • Must possess strong organizational, computer, and problem solving skills.

  • Must possess valid driver's license and be able to drive to various company locations. May be required to drive in inclement weather to support emergency service restoration obligations.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Utility experience

  • PE License

  • Experience in SCADA systems, OMS systems, and State Estimator Modeling.

  • Experience with AutoCAD

Physical Requirements:

Work location is a combination of office environment and occasional field work. Desk and computer work is required. Evening and weekend work may be required. Participation on the DLC Storm Team is required which may require working during non-typical work hours, during emergency service restoration efforts or other emergent situations.

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.