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ComEd - General Engineer - System Meter and EV Charging (HYBRID)

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Location: OAKBROOK TERRACE, IL, United States
Organization: ComEd
Job ID: 248975
Date Posted: Aug 18, 2023

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Job Description


We're powering a cleaner, brighter future.

Exelon is leading the energy transformation, and we're calling all problem solvers, innovators, community builders and change makers. Work with us to deliver solutions that make our diverse cities and communities stronger, healthier and more resilient.

We're powered by purpose-driven people like you who believe in being inclusive and creative, and value safety, innovation, integrity and community service. We are a Fortune 200 company, 19,000 colleagues strong serving more than 10 million customers at six energy companies -- 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).

In our relentless pursuit of excellence, we elevate diverse voices, fresh perspectives and bold thinking. And since we know transforming the future of energy is hard work, we provide competitive compensation, incentives, excellent benefits and the opportunity to build a rewarding career.

Are you in?


Come join our team of distribution material engineers!  Material engineers are responsible for the specification, engineering strategy, and lifecycle management of equipment and materials used across ComEd's distribution system.

Introduces new equipment to the distribution system, including design, training, and operating procedures.  Develops, updates, and maintains engineering practices, application standards and guidance used on the distribution system.  Interacts across engineering, construction, and regulatory organizations to design and implement system improvements.  Works on industry specifications and working groups including IEEE, NESC, EPRI, or NEETRAC.

Works with equipment vendors to develop equipment specifications and requirements.  Investigates equipment failure modes and issues, performing forensic root cause analysis, extent of condition and develops corrective actions.

Position may be required to work extended hours for coverage during storms or other energy delivery emergencies. 


  • Serves as a Subject Matter Expert for a specific class of distribution equipment:  Switchgear, Reclosers, ATO's, Capacitor Banks, AMI/Metering, Commercial Switchboards, Fiber/FOSC or Inverters/Energy Storage
  • Point of Contact for technical questions related to equipment/material application, operation, and failures.
  • Works with vendors on equipment design improvements
  • Evaluates and implements new equipment and technologies for standardization.
  • Performs engineering tasks associated with critical engineering projects or a number of small projects with many complex features. 
  • Performs assignments in areas where engineering precedents are incomplete, lacking or require broad experience. 
  • Evaluates, develops and implements projects that have moderate financial and operational impact. 
  • May serve as an expert for organization in a specific area or responsibility that may include the delivery of classroom training and/or OJT/OJE. 


  • Influences project decisions having a moderate impact on the company that may include leading employees or contractors in the commissioning of electrical systems and equipment to be placed On System.
  • Applies technical knowledge to help promote a safe work environment and to enhance customer satisfaction.



  • Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering or Licensed Professional Engineer (2) (3)
  • Ability to analyze and interpret complex electrical and mechanical systems.
  • Knowledge and ability to apply problem solving approaches and engineering theory.
  • Knowledge of engineering designs, principles and practices.
  • Knowledge of complex field test equipment.
  • 4-7 years of professional engineering experience (1) (3) (See Note).
  • Broad knowledge and experience with regulations, guides, standards, codes methods, practices, and advanced engineering principles necessary to perform very complex or unique assignments for a specific
  • Minimum of two related career experiences (4) (i.e., changes in technical job responsibilities, which may or may not include a change in department) OR
  • Engineer in Training OR
  • 50% complete (by hours) with advanced technical degree, M.B.A. or Project Management Certification
  • (1) Master's degree in Engineering reduces the OJT experience requirement by 1 year. (2) License must be issued by the state in which you are practicing. (3) PE License reduces the OJT experience requirement by 1 year. (4) Career related experiences is defined as changes in technical job responsibilities and does not have to include a change in department Note: Items (1) and (3) are mutually inclusive, whereby the maximum experience requirement reduction is one(1) year (e.g., in the case of an employee with both a master's degree in Engineering AND a PE license, the minimum experience requirement would be reduced by one (1) year).


  • Distribution New Business Design, Interconnection or equipment manufacturing experience
  • Primary Metering, CT sizing, and AMI Experience
  • Experience or knowledge of the specific functional area or discipline (e.g., Utility design, planning or construction experience)
  • Experience in developing equipment construction standards.
  • Graduate degree (1) or Graduate level work in Engineering, Business Administration or Project Management Certification
  • Licensed Professional Engineer (2) (3)
  • Strong teamwork, interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate with all management levels.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.

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