Bring you Engineering experience to the Public Service Commission as an Electrical Construction Engineer!
The Public Service Commission (PSC) is an independent state agency that is responsible for regulating more than 1,100 Wisconsin public utilities, which provide electric, natural gas, combined water and sewer utilities, and certain aspects of local telephone service to households and businesses throughout the state! The PSC's mission is to ensure that safe, sufficient, and reasonably priced utility services are provided to all Wisconsin customers.
This position is located on the west side of Madison in the brand new Hill Farms State Office Building. We provide amazing benefits, which include an excellent retirement plan, extensive health insurance options, ample paid time off, as well as the opportunity for challenges and advancements that will enhance your professional career. To learn more about the PSC, please visit our website.
This position will be filled at either the entry or senior level, depending on qualifications.
The Electrical Construction Engineer (Public Service Engineer)participates in the review and analysis of proposed Wisconsin-based electric transmission and distribution system construction project plans and power generation (including renewable energy) siting applications from developers and electric utilities. The work will include participation in and training on the use of high-voltage transmission system simulation modeling; project cost evaluation; coordinating and interfacing with Wisconsin Environmental Policy Act (WEPA) and Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) staff; occasional communication with utility personnel, members of the public and developers; learning and then applying the Wisconsin State Electric Code to various safety investigations, complaints and inquiries by the public; preparing documents modifying and managing spreadsheets and databases, participating in siting visits and field investigations into a variety of technical questions and issues related to electrical transmission and distribution system reliability, efficiency, economics, safety, service adequacy, and performance of overall electric utility operations. Additionally, this position will be trained to utilize basic project management skills (e.g. schedule maintenance) in the management of application dockets.
At the senior level, the duties will be performed on a more independent basis.
The Entry level is in pay schedule- range 14-14 with a starting salary of $49,920-$64,105; the Senior level is in pay schedule-range 14-13 with a starting salary of $60,320-$83,512 annually, depending on qualifications. A Twelve-month probationary period will be required. Pay for current state employees will be set in accordance with the Wisconsin Compensation Plan
Prior to any appointments for position(s) filled from this announcement, candidates may be subject to a comprehensive criminal background check.
The Public Service Commission is a registered participant in the federal work authorization program commonly known as E-Verify to verify employment eligibility of all employees hired on or after June 18, 2015.
The Public Service Commission of Wisconsin is unable to sponsor work visas for new hires. Any appointment made will be contingent on the applicant being able to prove valid status to work in the United States.
Interviews will be conducted virtually. In efforts to keep our employees safe and healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as to ensure adherence to CDC and local government requirements and business needs, the individual hired into this position may temporarily be permitted or required to work from home. For positions that do allow remote working flexibility, although residency in the State of WI is not required for permanent positions, it is not anticipated that working outside of WI or bordering cities will be allowed as positions may at times need to report to office locations in WI on short notice.
Qualified applicants will have all the following:
Minimum Requirement 4-year degree from a recognized college or university in Electrical or Mechanical engineering, or other engineering degree which included related course work ; Professional Engineer (PE) credential; an Engineer-In-Training (EIT) license for the State of Wisconsin.
Experience writing technical documents or presenting technical material. Technical documents could include professional technical documents or as papers or presentations for an assignment
In addition, a qualified candidate at the senior level will have training or experience with the Wisconsin State Electrical Code and/or the National Electric Safety Code, and training or experience with transmission line or substation planning, permitting, engineering or construction, electrical power generation, distributed generation, or utility-scale renewable energy planning, permitting, engineering or construction.
How To Apply
Apply online! To apply, click “Apply for Job” to start the application process. Then, you will access your existing account or to create a new account if you don’t have an account. Once you are logged in, click “Apply for Job.” Follow the steps outlined in the application process and submit your application.
Your letter of qualifications and resume are very important parts of your application and are used during our evaluation process to determine your qualifications as they relate to the job. For instructions on developing your resume and letter of qualifications and what should be included in these materials, click here.
Permanent classified state employees who are eligible for consideration (transfer, voluntary demotion, or reinstatement) should complete the application process as described above by the stated deadline.
Submitted materials will be evaluated by a panel of job experts and the most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process. Questions can be directed to Hannah Robarge at 608-266-0753 or Hannah.Robarge@dot.wi.gov.
Deadline to Apply
The deadline to apply is 11:59pm on Wednesday, July 14th.