(ComEd) Manager,Testing & Commissioning Engineering (South/ Far South Suburbs or Northern /Near West Suburbs) (P)

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Location: OAKBROOK TERRACE, IL, United States
Organization: ComEd
Job ID: 242782
Date Posted: Oct 7, 2022
Job: Distribution

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Be a part of something powerful at America's premier energy provider!

At Exelon, we are united by our values and shared vision for a cleaner and brighter future. We encourage curiosity, value diverse perspectives and we never stop looking for ways to be, work and do better. We know the future is in our hands. That's why we're looking for people like you, who have the power to make a difference.

As the nation's largest utility company, we serve more than 10 million customers through six fully regulated transmission and distribution utilities: Atlantic City Electric (ACE), Baltimore Gas and Electric (BGE), Commonwealth Edison (ComEd), Delmarva Power & Light (DPL), PECO Energy Company (PECO), and Potomac Electric Power Company (Pepco). All 18,000 of us are committed to delivering safe, reliable and affordable energy to our customers, strengthening our communities, supporting a clean energy future and reducing our impact on the changing climate.

Our people are the heart and soul of our business. Whether it's powering lives, supporting communities or collaborating with colleagues, an Exelon employee is talented, compassionate, forward-thinking and inspired. We are empowered to evolve and advance our careers in an open and inclusive environment. We pride ourselves on being the kind of place where people want to come and stay. We know that investing in our employees' futures strengthens ours, which is why we offer competitive compensation, incentives and health and retirement benefits.



If you enjoy working in the field and troubleshooting substation and other types of equipment , then this is the role for you. Position includes a take home vehicle and the opportunity for overtime pay.

Testing and Commissioning engineers are a front-line field engineering force that commissions, maintains, and troubleshoots transmission and distribution level protection and control systems inside ComEd substations. System and equipment types include protective relays, SCADA, substation automation, power and control equipment, fiber-optic, power line carrier, and revenue metering.

The Testing and Commissioning engineers perform field testing and commissioning engineering activities associated with installation of new equipment along with troubleshooting, repairs, and preventative maintenance of existing equipment. The work associated with commissioning new equipment serves to improve system performance and upgrade capacity of the system.  Commissioning new equipment includes creating commissioning plans, writing livening procedures, creating and running test plans, and analyzing test results compared to expected values.  They also troubleshoot and perform field investigations for malfunctioning power equipment, system events and protective relaying miss-operations. They then support corrective maintenance to repair any identified equipment issues.  Lastly, the Testing and Commissioning engineers perform preventive maintenance on protection system components and SCADA.

Testing and Commissioning engineers are the technical authority in the field.  They provide leadership by directing and supporting substation maintenance and contractor crews on work associated with these systems.  They continually interface with ComEd’s Central T&S Engineering, Work Management, Project Management, Operations, Data Maintenance, and Substation Maintenance departments to support the T&S daily work activities.  The Testing and Commissioning organization also plays a critical role in substation outage / work planning, maintaining engineering drawings, relay/SCADA database data entry, NERC/CIP audit support, supporting the engineering PM & CM maintenance programs, and is a strong advocate of the ComEd Safety culture.  



The Manager, Testing & Commissioning Engineering (MTCE) is a technical content expert who manages employees and plans, coordinates, and directs the daily technical activities of the Testing and Commissioning Department (TCD) field engineers. The MTCE is responsible for the development of TCD field engineers. The MTRs are responsible for activities that include, but are not limited to the following: field testing for maintenance, construction, troubleshooting, and commissioning, of new or repaired power equipment, communication, and protection and control systems on the Transmission and Distribution system; performing troubleshooting and field engineering analysis on malfunctioning equipment and systems; recommending, developing, and implementing processes and procedures for maximizing equipment reliability and availability; maintaining a performance driven maintenance system for the power equipment and protection and control systems on the Transmission and Distribution system. The MTCE will also be the main resource for technical advice and the technical reviewer of the equipment test and commissioning plans. Additionally, the MTCE is responsible to ensure that assigned regional field engineers are qualified to perform the work they are assigned, in accordance with the TCD On-Boarding and Qualification Matrix process. The MTCE is responsible for maintaining and updating the TCD Operating Incident Mitigation (OIM) processes and practices based on best practice and lessons learned. The MTCE is responsible to maintain an environment that promotes safety, environmental compliance, diversity, innovation and high productivity. Position may be required to work extended hours, which may include 24x7 coverage during storms, equipment restoration efforts, or other Energy Delivery emergent work activities.


  • Manage a department of 8 -12 employees including monitoring the performance of personnel in the department and perform performance reviews for direct reports. Additionally, coordinate training needs either directly or through other resources within the organization. Evaluate and qualify TCD field engineers to perform job tasks. prevention techniques on the job. Conduct required safety observations. 
  • Oversee in the development and writing of technical guidelines and procedures for the Testing and Commissioning activities. 
  • Responsible for periodic departmental call duty and assuming the responsibilities of the regional TCD Manager. 


  • Reports to the Testing and Commissioning Department Regional Manager and is responsible for managing an average workforce of 8-12 testing and commissioning engineers (includes field engineers and technicians).
  • Provides coaching and on the job technical training and formal technical evaluations.
  • Develop and qualify engineers in according to the on-boarding and qualification matrix.
  • Provides input into the planning, implementation and execution of the operations, maintenance and reliability programs.
  • Determines manpower and equipment requirements necessary for scheduled and emergent work to ensure maximum utilization of testing and commissioning personnel.
  • Directs the employees engaged in the safe execution of testing and commissioning activities for the installation, construction, operation and maintenance of company substation electric facilities. These responsibilities include preventative/corrective maintenance, troubleshooting, commissioning, capacity expansion, and system reinforcement within the assigned regional operating area.
  • Must be able to maintain effective internal business controls. Performs safety observations, meetings, investigations, and employee performance reviews.
  • Responsible for the relaying and communication equipment maintenance associated with Exelon Nuclear Power Plant Switchyards and insure strict adherence to Nuclear programs and regulations with respect to Fitness For Duty (FFD).



  • Education : Bachelor's degree in engineering or other technical discipline
  • Experience : Minimum 8 -10 years of industry experience in transmission and substation systems with a min of 5 years of experience performing field testing and commissioning
  • Certifications/Licenses: Valid driver's license o Successful completion of Supervisory Assessment.
  • Knowledge: Demonstrated knowledge/expertise in substation and transmission systems; leadership ability in a high-performance culture, including coaching and facilitating business competency and performance management skills.
  • Skills :Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, build consensus, establish trust, and foster culture change. Demonstrated ability to support and enforce safe work behaviors; this requires working knowledge of safety rules and work practices. Demonstrated leadership skills including the abilities to manage personnel and carry out multiple tasks and processes; influence and direct others necessary to achieve results in support of company/department objective, work effectively with a variety of situations, individuals and groups; vision and implement new and innovative efficiency improvements.


  • Education: Master's degree in Engineering or advanced system protection courses.
  • Experience : Electric industry background in the construction, maintenance and troubleshooting of transmission & substation equipment and systems. Substation power equipment & protective relaying & controls testing experience Previous supervisory experience
  • Certifications/Licenses : Ability to pass necessary Nuclear badging criteria Professional Engineering License
  • Knowledge : Technical understanding of transmission and substation components and system protection devices and schemes (for T&S Testing Familiarity with human performance error prevention processes.
  • Skills : Demonstrated ability to develop and implement process enhancements and efficiencies including technology and performance. Demonstrated business and utility financial acumen, customer awareness, and ability to create value. Demonstrated leadership ability in a high-performance culture, including coaching and facilitating business competency and performance management skills.




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