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Engineering Technologist III

Company: Duke Energy
Location: Asheville
Posted on: January 15, 2019

Job Description:

Job Description More than a career - a chance to make a difference in people's lives. Build an exciting, rewarding career with us - help us make a difference for millions of people every day. Consider joining the Duke Energy team, where you'll find a friendly work environment, opportunities for growth and development, recognition for your work, and competitive pay and benefits. Engineering Technologist III Position Summary The Engineering Technologist III position is the third level of the non-Engineer degreed technical support role. An Engineering Technologist III provides technical expertise to solve more complex problems and leadership skills to provide oversight and direction of work in a specific area of expertise, with some supervision. Employees in the Engineering Technologist III position are expected to develop advanced skills and the ability to work with a high degree of independence. Responsibilities Responsibilities for this position include but are not limited to the following - Plays an active role in completing the Planning and R & I work plan on time and within budget. - Identifies, develops, and/or manages the necessary volume of projects to aid in successfully completing the funded work plan. - Prioritizes work appropriately to maximize the benefit of Capital investments and O & M spending. - Makes prudent use of the Planning and R & I budgets by managing personal expenses and proposing cost effective solutions to make infrastructure and reliability improvements. - Minimizes the cost of initiated projects by providing adequate lead time to execute the work (current year and out-years). - Works effectively with other departments as needed to ensure appropriate resources are in place to complete the funded work plan. - Demonstrates support of budget challenges and gaps as they arise throughout the year. - Identifies and uses new technologies and processes to improve efficiency. - Communicates with internal and external customers in a professional and timely manner to maximize customer satisfaction. - Acts with a sense of urgency and takes ownership of issues and problems until resolved. - Maintains appropriate documentation of projects, issues, customer interactions, and technical studies as necessary. - Strives to provide exceptional customer service within area of responsibility (examples may include analyzing power quality issues, fault current requests, being prepared for Method of Service meetings, being responsive to Economic Development requests, leading or participating in infrastructure Planning meetings, supporting internal departments as needed, arc flash studies, etc.) - Promotes Reliability and Capacity Planning improvements and programs. - Provides accurate and timely information to GIS for updates. - Responsive and available to assist in after-hours outage restoration of service (call out, storms, etc.) as needed which includes utilizing available technology to improve outage response. - Investigates major and repeat outages, accurately corrects coding, and completes follow-up work as needed to mitigate additional outages. - Provides innovative means to improve outage prevention and outage response. - Expected to develop advanced skills and the ability to work with a high degree of independence. - Coaches and mentors other Engineering Technologists. Basic/Required Qualifications - Either 3+ years of relevant industry experience coupled with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology (or equivalent), or 5+ years of experience and Associate Degree in Engineering Technology (or equivalent), or 9+ years equivalent experience without a degree Desired Qualifications - Demonstrated ability to work with a variety of individuals from various socio-economic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds - Experience in applying the basic principles of project management - Effective verbal and written communication skills - Experience in the utility industry - Proficient and innovative with the use of technology, including the capability to operate in a mobile office environment - Proficient with corporate outage management system applications - Extensive outage restoration and storm response experience - Distribution Reliability and Planning Experience - Proficient with the use of Microsoft Excel, Word, Communicator/Lync and other software applications - Proficient with the use of EMax, WMIS, FMDR, or other Corporate work management software and applications Specific Requirements - Valid driver's license Travel Requirements5-15% Relocation Assistance Provided (as applicable)No Represented/Union PositionNo Visa Sponsored PositionNo Posting Expiration DateThursday, January 10, 2019 All job postings expire at 12:01 AM on the posting expiration date. Please note that in order to be considered for this position, you must possess all of the basic/required qualifications. Duke Energy is an Equal Opportunity Employer and complies with the laws set forth in the Department of Labor EEO Poster and Supplement.

Keywords: Duke Energy, Asheville , Engineering Technologist III, Engineering , Asheville, North Carolina

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