Education Outreach Enforcement
New Britain, CT
|Date Opened||12/23/2021 10:00:00 AM|
|Salary||$80,284 - $112,358 Annually - New employees start at minimum|
|Job Type||Open to the Public|
|Close Date||2/11/2022 11:59:00 PM|
At the State of Connecticut, Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (DEEP), we are dedicated to conserving, improving and protecting our natural resources and the environment; and increasing the availability of cheaper, cleaner and more reliable energy.
The Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) is statutorily charged with regulating the rates and services of Connecticut's investor owned electric, natural gas, water and telecommunication companies and is the franchising authority for the state's cable television companies. Ensuring affordable and reliable service from these sectors is critical to maintaining public health and safety and a thriving economy in the state of Connecticut.
PURA is statutorily charged with regulating many aspects of Connecticut's utility sector, including but not limited to:
• Ensuring the prudence of electric system modernization, natural gas system expansion and water system infrastructure investments.;
• Reviewing mergers and acquisitions in all the above regulated sectors;
• Conducting periodic utility rate cases;
• Overseeing service quality, safety and investment for the state's telecommunication infrastructure;
• Implementing federal requirements for natural gas pipeline safety.
PURA is currently looking to expand its recently created Office of Education, Outreach and Enforcement (EOE) to include a Public Utilities Engineer 3 - a role that will be responsible for performing complex, electric, gas, water, and telecommunications industry assignments within EOE’s Mediation and Enforcement unit. The person in this role may be expected to lead other technical staff in the context of specific projects or proceedings.
The selected candidate will play a crucial role on upcoming assignments associated with PURA's implementation of its Equitable Modern Grid Initiative and key portions of Public Act 20-5, known as the "Take Back Our Grid" Act, including but not limited to, investigations into the utilities' preparation for and response to major storm events; a deep dive into the distribution interconnection procedures employed by the electric utilities; advising EOE staff on engineering issues; and involvement in inspections and audits into the regulated electric, gas, water, and telecommunications companies.
Please be advised that resumes are no longer being accepted during the time that you apply. Please ensure that your application is complete and displays your qualifications. You will be unable to make revisions once it is submitted. Questions can be sent to Emily.Kennedy@ct.gov.
The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.
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When used as a working lead: As assigned by a supervisor, may distribute, prioritize, oversee and review unit work; may provide staff training and assistance; may conduct or assist in conducting performance evaluations; may act as a liaison with operating units, agencies, consultant staffs and other outside officials regarding unit policies and procedures; may recommend policies and standards; may prepare reports and correspondence; performs related duties as required.
Performs the highest level of utility engineering studies and analyses; reviews analyses of and reports on original cost, depreciation planning and construction program studies and engineering exhibits submitted by utility companies; makes analyses in exceptionally difficult or complex cases; may act as expert witness in the prosecutorial unit or in court; has principal engineering responsibility in more complex cost studies; maintains rules and standards of equipment and service for electric, nuclear, gas, water/sewer and telecommunication companies; may provide technical expertise for nuclear prudence investigations and event analysis; may determine decommissioning costs for nuclear power plants; investigates accidents involving public utilities; oversees meter testing procedures; performs duties as required.
The preceding experience must have included two (2) years in one of the following areas:
A. Utility company operations experience, such as:
ELECTRICAL: Field service, distribution, transmission, engineering, codes and standards, or regulation;
NUCLEAR: Power plant operations, prudence investigations, licensing, nuclear event analysis, engineering, decomissioning cost review and regulation.
GAS: Field service, distribution, transmission, engineering, codes and standards, or regulation;
TELECOMMUNICATIONS: Head-end technical operations, central office operations, distribution, engineering, codes and standards, or regulation;
WATER/SEWER: Design, construction, distribution, engineering, or regulation.
B. Management audit of the respective utility operations described in (A).
C. Utility company regulation.
D. Experience totaling one (1) year in at least two of the following areas:
Preparation of depreciation studies, or technical critiquing and report writing on such studies.
Preparation of detailed cost of service studies, or technical critiquing and report writing on such studies.
Preparation of studies of appropriate installations, including determination of required capital improvements and report writing, or technical critiquing and report writing on such studies. Appropriate installations are:
-NUCLEAR: Nuclear power plants and facilities
-GAS: Pressure piping
-TELECOMMUNICATIONS: CATV or telephone systems
-WATER/SEWER: Water utility system design
Development of engineering safety codes or recommended practices for appropriate installations, or development of operating procedures to comply with such codes or practices.
AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.
The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.