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PPL Corporation Regional Design Supervisor in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania



Regional Design Supervisor

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Supervise and lead multiple geographically-based teams of electric distribution design personnel.

  • Select, train, coach, and develop direct reports to build self-motivated and effective work teams.

  • Execute work in accordance with work management schedules and priorities.

  • Direct, evaluate and authorize design work in concurrence with engineering instructions, construction specifications, NESC, and OSHA standards.

  • Manage engineering productivity and quality to provide electric service to residential, commercial, industrial and municipal customers in a timely and cost-effective manner in accordance with PUC tariffs and PPL Standard Practice Instructions.

  • Manage engineering productivity and quality to provide timely and cost-effective designs for reliability and maintenance related projects.

  • Work with other sections/departments on cross-functional technical and business teams, working groups or improvement committees to achieve the goals and objectives of the department and the company.

  • Evaluate and authorize design work completed by engineering contractors.

  • Resolve engineering and scheduling related issues by interfacing with customers, contractors, customer’s engineers and foreign utilities.

  • Manage capital and O&M budgets in accordance with work plan objectives.

  • Provide timely responses to PUC complaints related to Distribution Operations.

  • Manage and lead storm restoration efforts in Regional Emergency Command Center. Responsible for coordinating training and storm drills.

  • Review, revise and communicate department procedures in support of improvement initiatives.

  • Assist in the development of changes in methods or processes and make recommendations for implementation.

  • Assist in the development of department goals and metrics.

  • Lead investigations related to power system incidents and non-employee contacts. Serve as an expert witness during legal actions.

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Position Summary:

Directs and manages all regional engineering design activities associated with the electric distribution system. Leads and directs multiple geographically-based teams of employees. Accountable for supervision, coaching, counseling, safety leadership and technical guidance to assigned staff in support of producing high quality, timely and cost-effective solutions to technical and business objectives. Executes engineering to support multimillion dollar regional capital and expense spend plan.

Candidate Qualifications:

Candidates must meet the basic qualifications and pass all required tests or assessments to receive consideration. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility form upon hire.

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Basic Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor's Degree in engineering or engineering technology from an ABET accredited college or university.

  2. Minimum of 5 years of experience indistribution/engineering/technical related functions, preferably in the design and/or construction of Distribution Facilities and associated components.

  3. Demonstrated leadership ability in establishing strong working relationships.

  4. Excellent oral and technical writing skills.

  5. A valid driver's license and satisfactory driving record.

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.

Regular or Temporary:


Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor's Degree in electrical engineering

  2. Professional Engineer, registered in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

  3. Comprehensive knowledge of department programs, company policies, procedures and business plans.

  4. Knowledge of the National Electrical Safety Code and National Electrical Code.

  5. Demonstrated ability to provide technical direction and communicate technical information to technical and non-technical personnel.

  6. Sound judgment and strong initiative on resolution of issues.

  7. Ability to work well with individuals across all levels of the organization.

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Corporate Summary:

As one of the largest investor-owned companies in the U.S. utility sector, PPL Corporation delivers on its promises to customers, investors, employees and the communities we serve. Our utilities – Western Power Distribution, Louisville Gas and Electric and Kentucky Utilities, and PPL Electric Utilities – provide an outstanding service experience for our customers, consistently ranking among the best in the United States and the United Kingdom. PPL has grown from a company with customers and facilities in one region of Pennsylvania to a diverse energy company with more than 10 million customers in the U.S. and the U.K. PPL provides energy for millions of customers while providing challenging and rewarding careers for thousands of employees around the U.S. and abroad. Follow PPL Corporation on social mediaTwitter: @PPLCorporation (https://twitter.com/PPLCorporation)LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/company/ppl-corporation)Follow PPL Electric Utilities on social mediaTwitter: @PPLElectric (https://twitter.com/PPLElectric)Facebook (www.facebook.com/PPLElectric)