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Recruitment #24-000246-0001


The Maryland Public Service Commission (PSC), a State agency regulating public utility companies, has a position available for a Chief Engineer, Public Service Commission.  The Chief Engineer manages, trains and directs the employees, resources and activities of the Commission's Engineering Division.




6 St. Paul Street
Baltimore, MD 21202

Main Purpose of Job

The Chief Engineer manages, trains and directs the employees, resources and activities of the Commission's Engineering Division. This includes administering the statewide inspection, testing, investigation and evaluation of the facilities and operations of public utility companies under the Commission's jurisdiction. This position is the primary staff position at the Commission for assuring that services provided by public utility companies are adequate, prudently constructed and acquired, safe and reliable. This position provides professional, technical, regulatory, legislative and consumer communications advice and consultation to the Commission and the Staff as required. This position coordinates the development of engineering testimony in rate cases, staff comments and commission reports on matters relating to utility operations, investment, and spending. This position serves as the primary interface for the Commission's Maryland Department of Emergency Management ('MDEM') efforts including coordination of staffing at MDEM during declared events, training, and drills. This position is also the primary interface for coordination and communication with state and federal agencies and local communities related to preparedness for cyber and homeland security emergencies and events involving critical infrastructure. The position coordinates the Division's PJM activities and ensures that work products and the Commission are appropriately advised. The position directs public/consumer affairs issue resolution associated with utility metering and distributed generation and utility safety and reliability. The position manages the Commission solar renewable energy credit application process. As directed, this position also participates on advisory boards, provides expert testimony, and represents the Commission in various forums on matters related to Commission policies.

This is a Management Service position, and serves at the pleasure of the Appointing Authority.


  • Provides leadership, training, administrative and technical management to the Engineering Division;
  • Provides and coordinates the development of expert testimony, technical recommendations, and Staff comments in utility regulatory proceedings; 
  • Designs, develops and maintains an inspection program ensuring compliance with regulations for service supplied by gas, hazardous liquid, electric, water, and sewerage companies; 
  • Coordinate Commission representation and response to cyber and homeland security emergencies and drills involving critical infrastructure and coordinate Commission's 24/7 response, as required, to Maryland Department of Emergency Management(MDEM) activations, drills and exercises; 
  • Coordinate the timely completion of recommendations to the Commission in its Administrative docket and the filing of expert testimony in Commission cases on topics including the prudency of utility spending and investment, cost benefit analysis, or other matters relating to utility operations; 
  • Coordinate investigation of accidents/incidents; 
  • Provide recommendations to the Commission on issues arising from the work of the Division staff, cases, or external developments; 
  • Sponsor COMAR changes and provide input on proposed utility and energy legislation; 
  • Participates on technical and advisory boards, respond to complaints and inquiries, provide public affairs representation and mediation on behalf of the Commission; 
  • Lead Commission or participate in workgroups as assignedand
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Education:  A Bachelor's degree in engineering from an accredited college or university.

ExperienceSix years of experience in professional engineering work with three years of experience in a management or supervisory capacity.  


Three years of experience with a public utility company or on the staff of an agency regulating public service companies or comparable employment.


1. Bachelor's degree or higher in electrical, civil, or mechanical engineering from an accredited university.
2. Ten years of experience in electric or gas utility distribution system engineering, maintenance and operations.
3. Five years of experience providing expert testimony in utility regulatory proceedings.
4. Five years of experience managing a professional staff and demonstrating expert communication, facilitation, and collaboration skills necessary to effectively present and advise senior management and external customers, lead Commission workgroups and provide excellent public service.
5. Professional Engineer License in Maryland.


Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment. All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after this date. Successful candidates will be placed on the eligible (employment) list for at least one year.


The evaluation may consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience related to the requirements of the position. It is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Please report all experience and education that is related to this position.

For education obtained outside the U.S., a copy of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service must be provided prior to hire.



Online applications are highly recommended. However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application and supplemental questionnaire may be submitted to: Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division, 301 W. Preston St., Baltimore, MD 21201. Paper application materials must be received in our office by the closing date for the recruitment. No postmarks will be accepted.

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact the DBM Recruitment and Examination Division at or 410-767-4850, MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258.

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.

People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruitment, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State's diversity.

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