Public Utilities Engineer 1 (Electrical) (35 Hour)


Recruitment #220701-6675EE-001


Do you have the desire to make a difference on a new and dynamic team? 
Are you passionate about clean energy and fighting climate change? 
If so, we have the opportunity for you! 

The State of Connecticut, Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) currently has an exciting opportunity for a motivated engineer to join the Reliability, Security, and Resilience (RSR) unit within the Office of Technical and Regulatory Analysis as a Public Utilities Engineer 1 (Electrical) located in New Britain, CT. 

About Us:

PURA is statutorily-charged with ensuring that Connecticut's investor-owned utilities, including the state's electric, natural gas, water, and telecommunications companies, provide safe, clean, reliable, and affordable utility service and infrastructure. 

PURA's mission is essential to advancing the state's energy, economic, and environmental goals and is critical to maintaining public health and safety as well as a robust economy. 

Position Highlights: 

The Public Utilities Engineer 1 (Electrical) will support the work of the RSR unit. The RSR unit is tasked with administration of utility programs related to emergency response, cybersecurity, electric grid resilience, reliability, vegetation management, and telecommunications services. Further, RSR staff support the ongoing efforts of PURA's Equitable Modern Grid (EMG) Framework to modernize utility regulation, enhance customer access to clean and affordable service, and improve public utility reliability and resilience in support of the State's ambitious greenhouse gas emission targets and renewable energy deployment goals. For example, the RSR Unit is responsible for developing the following utility-administered programs: 

In addition, RSR staff may assist other units with PURA's performance-based regulation framework, utility rate cases, and other matters. Most work will focus on the electric utility industry, but may also include other utilities, such as gas and water. 

This position will be located at Ten Franklin Square, New Britain, CT, with an opportunity for a hybrid teleworking arrangement. 

This position is 35 hours per week, Monday through Friday, between the hours of 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM. 

What we can offer you: 

State of Connecticut employees participate in a competitive benefits plan that includes: 
  • Excellent health and dental coverage; 
  • A generous retirement plan; 
  • Paid time off; 
  • A healthy work - life balance! 
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Selection Plan

Application Process:

In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process.

In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the minimum qualifications as listed on the job opening. You must specify your qualifications on your application. The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date, unless otherwise specified.

The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.

All application materials must be received by the recruiting agency by the time specified on the job opening for the position for which you are applying. Late applications may not be submitted and will not be considered. Exceptions are rare and limited to documented events that incapacitate a candidate during the entire duration of the job posting time period. It is the candidate’s obligation and responsibility to request an exception and provide a legally recognized justification to accommodate such exception. Requests should be made to

Please ensure that your application is complete. You will be unable to make revisions once you officially submit your application to the state of Connecticut.

Selection Process:

This posting may require completion of additional referral questions (RQs) which will be sent to you via email after the closing date. The email notification will include an expiration date by which you must submit (Finish) your responses. Please regularly check your email for notifications. Please check your SPAM and/or Junk folders, as emails could end up there in error.

During the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation supporting their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include: performance reviews, supervisory references, college transcripts, licensure, etc. at the discretion of the agency. 

Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements of the position. 

Contact Information:

Should you have any questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Tyler Cashman at


In the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection this class is accountable for performing a full range of tasks involving engineering studies and investigations of plant, equipment, facilities and services of utility companies to ensure customer needs are adequately met and equity is achieved among customer, societal and corporate interests.


Performs work assigned to the RSR unit including, but not limited to: review of utility construction programs, reliability and resilience investigations, emergency response activities, cybersecurity reviews, and integration of renewable generation.  Acts a project manager for discrete agency investigations, as assigned, developing procedural schedules for all dockets under their purview in order to ensure that the Authority’s objectives for each proceeding are achieved and all standard practices are followed. Assists in the preparation of agency decisions and reports.

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Considerable knowledge of principles, practices and engineering standards of utilities operations; knowledge of utilities construction budgeting, depreciation and cost of service studies; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; ability to analyze, interpret and evaluate technical utilities engineering issues; ability to utilize computer software; ability to prepare concise technical reports.


Six (6) years of experience in the field of Electrical engineering.


College training in the respective disciplines outlined under General Experience may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.


The preferred candidate will possess:
  • An advanced degree in engineering, renewable energy, public utility regulation, or a related field. 
  • Experience working in utility regulation or utility operations. 
  • Experience working on electric utility grid modernization initiatives. 
  • Experience with emergency response. 
  • Experience with cybersecurity. 
  • Experience writing technical reports, white papers, position papers, policy papers, or academic articles for a general audience that make findings supported by documented evidence. 
  • Experience conducting quantitative analysis related to utility-related engineering. 
  • Experience managing two (2) or more projects simultaneously while adhering to deadlines. 
  • Experience using advanced features of Microsoft Office 365 applications. 



The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.