Systems Engineer

Under direction of the Director of Engineering and Operations (E & O), the Systems Engineer provides electrical distribution engineering services to the RMLD. Employees in this classification apply knowledge of electrical engineering to problems and projects requiring familiarity with methods and materials of electric programs.  The successful candidate will perform complex power system analysis such as protective coordination, fault studies, load service reliability, load forecasts, power quality, voltage stability and system expansion studies. The successful candidate must qualify as a Level 1 Control Authority and be capable of on-call rotation with other Control Authorities. This position is in the Professional Union.


Minimum of 5-7 years of demonstrated electrical engineering distribution design planning, including demonstrated ability to perform load flow, protection and coordination, short circuit, voltage analysis, life cycle analysis, system loss calculation, pole loading, guy tensioning, in accordance with applicable laws and codes.  5 years of demonstrated switching and tagging of a system equivalent in complexity. 5 years of demonstrated experience in qualified project management.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Knowledge of theory and practices of electrical engineering related to the areas of assignment as obtained from accredited college or university.  Knowledge of NESC, OSHA and related O/H and U/G distribution construction and safety standards, codes and regulations. Knowledge of approved engineering construction and design codes and laws. Knowledge of system modeling, system protection and coordination, utilizing Milsoft Engineering Software. Knowledge of GIS and applicable software packages. Knowledge of SCADA automation and related integrated distribution software management systems. Knowledge of formal Red Tag Switchman/Tagman procedures. Knowledge of hazardous waste prevention spill prevention regulations. Knowledge of cost estimating, budgeting, and project management. Knowledge of emergency response, switching and tagging, as a qualified Control Authority or similar. Knowledge of FERC utility accounting.  Knowledge of municipal purchasing and bidding laws. Ability to perform more complex engineering calculations and to analyze engineering problems. Knowledge of advanced mathematical techniques (i.e. trigonometry, calculus and coordinated geometry.

License and Certifications:

Valid Massachusetts Class D Driver’s license or equivalent.  Ability to obtain a MA Construction Supervisor’s License.

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