State of Maryland


- Hourly / - BiWeekly /
- Monthly / $83,816.00-$134,568.00 Yearly




The Chief Engineer, Public Service Commission directs the Statewide inspection, testing, investigation and evaluation of physical facilities used by public utility companies in producing and distributing these products and services. The work of this class involves supervision of professional engineers, inspectors and non technical staff.

An employee in this class receives managerial direction from the Executive Director of the Public Service Commission. The work may require travel to employment sites where working conditions may be noisy, dirty and uncomfortable.

At this level an employee is responsible for managing the Engineering Division of the Public Service Commission.


Interprets engineering rules, regulations and procedures for representatives of public service companies and assists them in complying therewith;

Testifies before the Public Service Commission, and advises them on matters involving engineering operations of public utilities;

Directs the conduct of tests, studies, inspections, and investigations of physical facilities of public service companies;

Examines and reviews engineering reports, diagrams, drawings and manuals and makes recommendations thereon;

Arranges and attends conferences and meetings on engineering matters with representatives of public utility companies and with representatives of other agencies regulating public utilities;

Establishes and revises the rules, regulations, procedures and forms used in conducting engineering tests, studies, inspections and investigations;

Supervises and directs the work of the personnel of the Engineering Division of the Public Service Commission;

Reviews proposed plans of public utility companies for new equipment or construction and prepares and presents reports and recommendations thereon;

Makes evaluations of the property of public utility companies for rate making purposes, and reviews depreciation rates and schedules;

Interprets safety codes, standard codes, and utility rate tariffs;

Performs other related duties.


Specific educational and experience requirements are set by the agency based on the essential job functions assigned to the position.


Class descriptions broadly define groups of positions used by various State departments and agencies. Position descriptions maintained by the using department or agency specifically address the essential job functions of each position

Date Revised

Jun 1 1989 12:00AM

Approved By

Director, Division of Classification and Salary

CLASS: 000246; EST: ; REV: 6/1/1989;

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