Manager Transmission and Substation Engineering

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Location: OAKBROOK TERRACE, IL, United States
Organization: ComEd
Job ID: 227725
Date Posted: Sep 28, 2020

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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 100 company. Establish yourself in a place where you can truly shine and create a brighter, more sustainable tomorrow. Energize your career at Exelon!




This position is a direct report to the Manager / Director, Substation Engineering and is the substation engineering authority providing engineering services to the T&S Engineering disciplines within the Company.  Responsible for developing engineering documents. Lead, manage and provide leadership for the personnel and the activities of the electrical/civil/structural engineers of the T&S Engineering organization within each Company. Ensure compliance and adherence to accepted standard engineering and design practices. Develop, update, issue design drawings for substation activities. Provide technical oversight to contracted engineering and design groups to ensure adherence to EED engineering standards. 
Position may be required to work extended hours, including 24 x 7 coverage during storms or other energy delivery emergencies.



 1 Drives and oversees the development and implementation of short and long term strategic and tactical business and labor initiatives designed to assure the highest levels of customer services and to achieve Exelon's safety, reliability and performance goals. 

2 Manages the overall budget. Establishes and monitors business plans and business unit objectives. Balances cost control with appropriate capital and maintenance investments. 

3 Develop and maintain an environment that fosters a high performance culture and a learning organization. Serves as a change agent for business initiatives and assures the human element is understood and considered.  Assure timely recognition of employee contributions.  Develops methods to assess communication effectiveness and implement continuous improvement initiatives. 

4 Provide leadership to and development of the Design team. Provide accurate and timely feedback regarding performance and operations. Conduct performance planning and appraisals. Identify opportunities for growth and learning. Facilitates open and honest communication with staff.  Assures that upward communication is integrated into the process, including employee concerns and complaints. 




Education - Bachelor's degree in Engineering with 8 - 10 years design experience

Experience : Minimum of 8 years of related industry experience, or in lieu of bachelor's degree, at least 12 years of related industry experience

Certifications/Licenses  Valid driver's license

Knowledge  Understanding of transmission and substation components and systems


Proven leadership ability in a high-performance culture, including coaching and facilitating business competency and performance management skills. 

Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, build consensus, establish trust, and foster culture change.

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.


Education- Advanced degree

Experience- Previous experience as a T&S designer

Certifications/Licenses- Professional Engineer's (PE) License


 Systems knowledge including work management and CAD

 Understanding of utility collective bargaining agreements

 Skills- none identified





• Reports to the Manager / Director of Substation Engineering and is responsible for a staff of 15-18 direct reports consisting of 12-14 electrical engineers and 4-5 civil/structural engineers (variation in total directs / mix based on Company requirements)

• Engineering authority providing engineering services to the T & S Engineering disciplines within the Company.

• Responsible for developing engineering documents.

• Develop, update, and issue engineering drawings for new business, capacity expansion, reliability, obsolescence, and corrective maintenance activities.

• Maintain, create, and update substation engineering standards and specifications.

• Provide technical oversight to contracted engineering and design groups to ensure adherence to EED; standards.

• Ensure compliance and adherence to accepted standard engineering and design practices. .

• Ensure that all designs meet the design basis for; substation equipment and systems on the EED system.

• Identify training requirements and ensure they are satisfied.

• Responsible for performance measurements and design audits for all engineered plans.

• Communicate, execute and supervise the process to ensure all work packages are properly prepared and appropriately scoped prior to construction issuance.

• Responsible for executing collective bargaining agreements, implementing labor strategies, and negotiating elevated grievance hearings and arbitrations where Company applicable.

• Responsible for the organizations response to emergent activities, catastrophic events and storms.

• Actions have direct impact on Exelon Energy Delivery (EED) safety, reliability, and customer satisfaction goals, the transmission revenue stream of EED, the generation revenue stream of Exelon, and the public, political, and regulatory opinion of EED.

• Operates autonomously with wide latitude for un-reviewed actions and decisions. ; Establishes performance goals and expectations, coaches, mentors and provides feedback to direct reports.

• Maintains effective internal business controls by conducting audits, self-assessments, investigations and employee reviews. 

Exelon is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and employees or applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to: age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law.

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