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PPL Corporation Engineer - Retail Meter in Providence, Rhode Island

Company Summary Statement

Rhode Island Energy provides essential energy services to over 770,000 customers across Rhode Island through the delivery of electricity or natural gas. Our team is dedicated to helping Rhode Island customers and communities thrive while supporting the transition to a cleaner energy future. Rhode Island Energy is part of the PPL Corporation (NYSE: PPL) family of companies addressing energy challenges head-on by building smarter, more resilient, and more dynamic power grids and advancing sustainable energy solutions. PPL is a positive force in the cities and towns where we do business, providing support for programs and organizations that empower the success of future generations by helping to build and maintain strong, diverse communities today.

Overview

Under general supervision, responsible for moderately complex engineering activities including a variety of tasks in the planning, design, construction, operation and maintenance of systems, structures, facilities, components and tariffs in generation, transmission, distribution or utilization of electrical energy. Works with regular guidance in own area of knowledge, conferring with supervision or other experts on unusual problems.

Responsibilities

  • Familiar with AMI/AMF metering systems and their communication protocols.

  • Performs technical reviews of existing and new metering equipment/technology that supports the growth and enhancements of the advanced metering infrastructure.

  • Familiar with or experience with meter vendor software/programming. Ability to review and approve new vendor software and identify role out strategy.

  • Familiar with the ANSI C12 series of metering standards.

  • Knowledge of the different types of meter forms.

  • Familiar with NESC and NFPA 70 (NEC) and any local rules for electric metering installations.

  • Basic knowledge of DG metering programs and net metering.

  • Meter Test Shop experience and ability to support testing environments for meter standards (Beta and First Article Testing).

  • Works independently with minimal guidance in a variety of engineering functions either in field locations or in the home office, which may include necessary activities to optimize system/component performance and availability, and analysis for and development of design packages to add/modify systems, components or

  • Prepares and analyzes data and performs necessary activities to optimize system/component performance and availability.

  • Completes design packages to add/modify systems or Maintains the design basis or standards for PPL RI equipment or facilities, and as needed produces design documents to change that design.

  • Enhances team performance by serving as a design team leader and presents the results of the work groups

  • May be required to review and approve design work completed by contractors and be a key interface with other

  • Provide project management services, including project coordination, contract administration, material tracking, scheduling and cost monitoring on projects, and review with May prepare/review cost estimates, perform bid evaluations, administer material procurement contracts.

  • Provides functional advice or training to less-experienced engineers and other technical Serves as a technical expert in specific areas. Uses strong engineering principles to provide technically correct and cost-effective recommendations that solve design concerns. Acts as a resource for colleagues with less experience. May direct the work of other staff members.

  • May be assigned an Electric Utilities emergency and storm role. This is a special assignment that comes into play during storms and other emergencies when the company needs to restore power or respond to other issues affecting customer service. This role may necessitate the need to work after-hours, outside of your normal schedule.

  • The company reserves the right to determine if this position will be assigned to work on-site, remotely, or a combination of both. Assigned work location may change. In the case of remote work, physical presence in the office/on-site may be required to engage in face-to-face interaction and coordination of work among direct reports and co-workers.

Qualifications

Basic Qualifications

Support Engineer

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering or engineering technology discipline. In lieu of degree, applicants who have PE license in the state of Rhode Island will be considered.

  • Minimum of 2 years of related experience

Senior Engineer

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering or engineering technology discipline. In lieu of degree, applicants who have PE license in the state of Rhode Island will be considered.

  • Minimum of 5 years of related experience.

  • Working knowledge of regulatory requirements and industry standards for the specific position.

Preferred Qualifications

Support Engineer

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering or engineering technology from a college or university program accredited by ABET or recognized by ABET as substantially equivalent.

  • Engineer in Training certificate.

  • Experience in the energy industry.

  • Professional Engineer licensed in the state of Rhode Island.

Senior Engineer

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering or engineering technology from a college or university program accredited by ABET or recognized by ABET as substantially equivalent.

  • Professional Engineer registered in applicable state.

  • Experience in the energy industry.

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Remote Work

The company reserves the right to determine if this position will be assigned to work on-site, remotely, or a combination of both. Assigned work location may change. In the case of remote work, physical presence in the office/on-site may be required to engage in face-to-face interaction and coordination of work among direct reports and co-workers.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Our company is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer dedicated to diversity and the strength it brings to the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identify, genetic information, disability status, or any other protected characteristic.

Job Locations US-RI-Providence

ID 2022-4458

Category Engineering

Position Type Regular

# of Openings 1

Full Time/Part Time Full-Time

Experience Level Professional

Company Rhode Island Energy

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