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Duquesne Light Company Electrical Engineer - Operations Technical Services (Database Management/Reporting) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Duquesne Light Company, headquartered in downtown Pittsburgh, is a leader in providing electric energy and has been in the forefront of the electric energy market, with a history rooted in technological innovation and superior customer service. Today, the company continues its role as a leader in the transmission and distribution of electric energy, providing a secure supply of reliable power to more than half a million customers in southwestern Pennsylvania.

Duquesne Light Company is committed to creating a culture of inclusion. We value and respect the unique differences and experiences of our employees. We believe that our differences lead to better collaboration, innovation and outcomes. We want you to join our team!

Overall Purpose:

To hire specific type of individual, confidently and responsibly utilizing a concise methodology to archive, mine, and manage asset data, and taking accountability of developing regulatory and best practice reporting on various types of utility assets, while developing accurate and precise asset health analytics, under semi-direct supervision.

Education/Experience Required:

Roles at this level require an ABET-Accredited, 4-year Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineer, or an Engineering degree with relevant experience.

Minimum of 1 years of progressive and relevant experience in utilities, asset management, maintenance management, database administration, integration, and report development preferred

Must have excellent verbal, written and organizational skills

Must have excellent programming skills

Must be data driven

Must be highly attentive to detail

Education/Experience Preferred:

Combination of field and office experience is preferable

Minimum of 5 years of progressive and relevant experience in utilities, asset management, maintenance management, database administration, integration, and report development preferred

Professional Engineering (PE) license preferred

Will be required to pursue a PE license in the state of Pennsylvania


  • Coordinate with subject matter experts and asset owners to establish critical asset lists for various pieces of substation, overhead, underground, and telecommunication equipment to coordinate with regulatory and best practice goals and objectives.

  • Develop process controls that provide consistent asset data input through process and data governance, including standardization of asset data and processes governing data to ensure all asset owners and subject matter experts input data consistently.

  • Implement and maintain process controls from initial development, through implementation, up to and including training of individual contributors, to ensure effective asset life-cycle management with proper tracking and documentation.

  • Under the advisement of subject matter experts and asset owners, develop a rubric for reporting out on regulatory and best practice goals and objectives.

  • Utilize and program integration of various systems (i.e. Maximo, PowerBase, SharePoint, etc.) to leverage data, and provide recommendation for direction on best reporting practices and best data analytics choices

  • Establish, implement, and manage a root cause analysis process. Communicate lessons learned with various stakeholders. Trend, and analyze corrective maintenance work order ownership tracking.

  • Support compliance and performance initiatives by developing, monitoring, and review asset performance trends, specific and measurable key point indicators for tracking, and reports.

  • Establish benchmarks and key point indicators for tracking, by completing benchmarking studies for DLC assets and related subsystems.

  • Perform engineering analysis to improve asset and system network reliability, performance, and reduce costs. Query, report, data mine, integrate, and analyze assets, operating databases, work management databases, and other data sources. Identify equipment testing data organize and trend for health, and work practice trends, issues, and risks

  • Develop efficient, flexible reports to better serve all Operations departments and crafts. Employ modern browser-capable technologies that efficiently run on lower performance wireless connections outside of the office environment.

  • Use data tools to ensure data quality and reporting accuracy. Develop procedures and processes & customize applications experience with Python, SQL/Oracle, R, Crystal Reports, ASP or JSP, Maximo, WAM, VueJS, or similar enterprise asset and work management systems. Perform statistic & economic analysis.

  • Identify gaps in technology or skill sets and recommend appropriate course of action. Integrate, synchronize and purify various databases and systems to ensure compliance.

  • Provides engineering guidance, technical guidance, and support to other engineers and field operations personnel to help fulfill group goals and objectives

  • Consults with more experience peers and vendors to become thoroughly familiar with an assignment and to obtain necessary design information to provide recommendations. Provides assistance, technical support, and training for less experienced peers and field operations personnel during normal and emergency conditions.

  • Reviews and keeps informed of codes, regulations standards, and safety practices affecting company resources

  • Develop, update, organize, and maintain reporting and data analytic standards, specifications, and procedures

  • Other duties as assigned

Physical Requirements:

  • Regular reporting location includes regular office environment with desk and computer duties.

  • Infrequent evening and weekend work may be required

  • Must possess valid driver’s license for reporting to various company locations

  • Must participate in a rotating on call support for emergency service restorations during storm events

  • May be required to travel to various company substations, facilities, and right-of-way locations to inspect company assists during storm events

  • May be required to visit a utility substation facilities infrequently, which including environmental conditions typical of utility substation facilities (including uneven ground, energized equipment, contraction vehicles, etc.).

Duquesne Light Company is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all people in all aspects of the employment relationship, without discrimination because of race, age, sex, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation and gender identity or status as a Vietnam era or special disabled veteran or any other unlawful basis, as defined by applicable law, and fostering a workplace free of unlawful discrimination and retaliation. This policy affects decisions including, but not limited to, hiring, compensation, benefits, terms and conditions of employment, opportunities for promotion, transfer, layoffs, return from a layoff, training and development, and other privileges of employment. An integral part of Duquesne Light's commitment is to comply with all applicable federal, state and local laws concerning equal employment and affirmative action.