Principal Quantitative Engineer/Smart Grid

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Location: OAKBROOK TERRACE, IL, United States
Organization: ComEd
Job ID: 220661
Date Posted: Jul 17, 2019

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At Exelon, we've got a place for you! 

Join the nation's leading competitive energy provider, with one of the largest electricity generation portfolios and retail customer bases in the country. You will be part of a family of companies that strives for the highest standards of power generation, competitive energy sales, and energy delivery. Our team of outstanding professionals is focused on performance, thought leadership, innovation, and the power of ideas that come from a diverse and inclusive workforce. 

Exelon will provide you the tools and resources you need to design, build and enhance a successful career. We are also dedicated to motivating the success of our employees through competitive base salary, incentives, and health and retirement benefits. 

Join Exelon and share your passion at a forward-thinking Fortune 150 company. Establish yourself in a place where you can truly shine and create a brighter, more sustainable tomorrow. Energize your career at Exelon! 


  1. The Quantitative Engineer will lead initiatives on developing quantitative methodologies and providing quantitative analysis to support engineering studies, plans, calculations, evaluations, design documents, integrated systems analysis, cost estimates, budgets, associated with the research, planning, design, operation, and maintenance of Exelon Utilities’ overall strategic plans and initiatives. The Quantitative Engineer will develop and maintain quantitative analytical models and methodologies to identify trends and predict outcomes, provide explanations of the modeling and its results to management and senior leaders. The person will be responsible of monitoring and responding to business needs by staying abreast of developments in the energy industry and provide analysis/reports to meet those needs.
  2. Position may be required to work extended hours, including 24 x 7 coverage during storms or other energy delivery emergencies.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES (means principal, main, major or most important duties / accountabilities that the employee performs)


Leads and performs assignments in specialized areas requiring extensive quantitative analysis, research and engineering expertise.


Leads and performs tasks associated with critical or analytical engineering projects, develop and maintain quantitative analytical models and methodologies to identify trends and predict outcomes, provide explanations of the modeling and its results to management and senior leaders.


Evaluates, develops, implements and leads strategic and engineering projects that have significant financial and operational impact by applying quantitative analysis.


Participates in department planning, provide budget recommendations and monitor performance for the accomplishment of committed results.


Performs assignments while acting independently and may lead multi-discipline teams.


Serves as an expert in the quantitative engineering area. 


Acts as an expert witness or provide expert opinions as required.


Provides recommendations and implements action plans to improve performance and cost effectiveness.

Provides training and/or guidance to others.

Participates in technical and industry societies and committees to enhance knowledge of new technologies or issues in areas of company interest.


  • Influences project decisions and strategy having a significant impact on the company.
  • Applies technical knowledge to help promote a safe work environment and to enhance customer satisfaction

The preceding position description is intended to provide the general nature and level of work to be performed by employees within this classification.  It is not intended to be a detailed description of the position or a comprehensive listing of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this position, nor is it intended to indicate the exact amounts of time an individual will perform various position duties.



  1. Bachelor of Science degree in engineering Ability to analyze and interpret complex electrical and mechanical systems, and provide quantitative engineering analysis
  2. Knowledge and ability to apply problem solving approaches and engineering theory.
  3. Knowledge of engineering designs, principles and practices.
  4. 10 or more years of professional engineering or quantitative analyst experience (1) (3) (See Note).
  5. Thorough knowledge and experience in unique areas of engineering expertise.
  6. Detailed knowledge of applicable standards, codes methods, and practices unique to areas of expertise. 
  7. Ability to apply advanced engineering principles to identify and resolve complex issues.
  8. Technical applications of complex subjects
  9. Develops and executes complex technical proposals
  10. Experience articulating business questions and using mathematical techniques to arrive at an answer using available data. Experience translating analysis results into business recommendations.
  11. Draw on knowledge of programming in MATLAB, Python, R, C++, SQL, VBA skills to develop and maintain the models that guide the company’s engineering activities. 
  12. Minimum of three related career experiences (4) in quantitative and engineering discipline (i.e., changes in technical job responsibilities, which may or may not include a change in department) OR
  13. Lead Member of a recognized industry committee
  14. Graduate degree (1) or Graduate level work in quantitative discipline (e.g., electrical engineering, industrial engineering, statistics, operations research, economics, computer science, data analytics, mathematics, physics, etc.).
  1. Strong teamwork, interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate with all management levels.
  2. Strong written and oral communication skills.
  3. Demonstrated industry leadership & publication record (in quantitative/engineering discipline) 
  4. Demonstrated experience in complex multi-year research and analysis efforts
  5. Demonstrated experience to expand R&D background to practical solutions (in quantitative/engineering discipline) 
  6. Professional Engineer’s License (2), advanced technical degree, MBA or Project Management Certification

(1)  Master’s degree in Engineering or other quantitative fields 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).

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