Are you looking for a dynamic leadership opportunity to showcase your electric utility experience? We have an amazing opportunity for you in New Bern, NC, a beautiful, picturesque, and progressive historic community uniquely situated at the confluence of the Neuse and Trent Rivers, only thirty-eight miles from the Atlantic Ocean.
Join the City of New Bern team as Electrical Engineering Manager who is responsible for total oversight of engineering staff while managing the development, design, and operation of electric utility projects and operations.
Since 1902 our team of dedicated employees has worked diligently to keep the lights burning brightly in and around historic New Bern, North Carolina. The City of New Bern Department of Public Utilities is community-owned and committed to the values of a professional, hometown, customer-first utility. Working together as a partner with our community, we deliver high quality electric, water, and sewer service to over 25,000 customers located in New Bern and the surrounding areas.
We offer competitive compensation and benefits for all full-time employees. Below are some highlights of the City of New Bern Benefits.
Local Government Retirement System membership on the first day of employment
401k Supplemental Retirement Plan; 5% city contribution; no match required; immediate vesting
Medical, Dental and Vision benefits
Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment
Longevity Increase every 5 years
Up to 12 Paid Holidays
Flexible Spending Accounts
Gym Membership Stipend
Responsible for professional electric engineering and utility work involving a wide scope of assignments requiring experienced judgment and knowledge of electric utilities. Supervises and directs engineering personnel not limited to engineers, technicians, and GIS. Prepares plans, scope, specifications, and estimates as required. Supervises, plans, and schedules the work of engineering staff. Coordinates across all departments as required by the scope of work. Assumes responsibility for all work performed under his or her supervision. Provides emergency service in response to severe weather and/or other events that may disrupt the electric system.
Essential Functions/Typical Tasks:
Developing long-range plans; estimating project costs; preparing plans and specifications; inspecting work; conducting research; developing training programs. (The following tasks are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.)
Develops long-range plans of department; estimates project cost; prepares lists of construction materials for purchasing and gives advice on construction projects.
Manages and Supervises the Staff Engineer, Electrical Engineer Technician and GIS Technician.
Mentors and facilitates the succession planning within the division.
Develops training program for the department.
Makes surveys and studies based on economic engineering practices in order to prepare plans for proposed construction projects.
Coordinates with other utility and City personnel to avoid conflicts of utilities construction projects with other services.
Drafts specifications for equipment and materials used in construction, maintenance, and operation of electrical system.
Makes on-site inspections of work to ensure compliance with plans.
Performs related tasks as required.
Knowledge Skills and Abilities
Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of electrical utility operations and engineering; thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of electric distribution systems; ability to prepare, review and interpret engineering plans and specifications; ability to conduct research projects; skill in the use of various electrical engineering instruments;, ability to prepare technical reports; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates.
Education and Experience
Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with major coursework in electrical engineering or related field and considerable experience in electrical utility engineering.
The City of New Bern Department of Public Utilities is community-owned and committed to the values of a professional, hometown, customer-first utility. Working together as a partner with our community, we deliver high quality electric, water, and sewer service to over 25,000 customers located in New Bern and the surrounding areas.