Distribution Engineering Director

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Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative has an immediate opening for a Distribution Engineering Director. The primary functions of this position are to:

- Direct and manage distribution engineering staff responsible for handling customer-member initiated commercial service related project requests. Commercial service management oversight includes initial customer contact through and including project closeout.

- Facilitate efficient management of NERC, CERP, PJM, and PSC compliance, system software model updates, and reporting functions.

- Ensure the electric distribution system has the capacity, flexibility, and resiliency needed to reliably serve existing and future customer load growth in a safe, cost effective, and efficient manner.

Desired applicant traits, to be successful in this position, include a positive attitude, initiative, confidence, strong technical knowledge base, ability to technically teach and train engineering staff, self-starter, planning and organization, problem solving ability, team building, and technology leadership.

Candidates are required to have a Bachelor of Science degree from an ABET accredited engineering college or university in an electric engineering discipline. A MD Professional Engineering license, or the ability to obtain such license within one year via reciprocity from another State licensing board, is preferred.

Candidates are required to have a minimum of ten years’ progressive work experience with in the engineering, construction, or operations department of an electric utility or equivalent engineering consulting firm. A practical working knowledge of the National Electric Code (NEC), National Electric Safety Code (NESC), electric utility system planning, engineering, construction, accounting procedures, and operations practices, along with a demonstrated working knowledge of electric utility related and MS Office software applications.

The starting salary range for this position is $120,600-$162,800. SMECO offers an excellent benefits program including a 401k 6% dollar for dollar match and additional 3% non-elective company contribution.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status

Interested candidates should apply via SMECO’s website at www.smeco.coop/careers.

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