Engineer Gr. 3/Engineer Gr. 4, Westwood, MA
NSTAR - Westwood, MA

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Role and Scope:

Positions are available for Grade 3 and Grade 4 Electrical Engineers in the Control and Protection Department.

Engineers must effectively conduct their work activities with regard to the work of others such as: engineers or others working on the same projects; personnel of other departments; representatives of consulting engineering firms, municipalities, other utilities, manufacturers, customers, contractors; contractors’ employees engaged in related activities.

It will be essential for Engineers engaged in certain activities involving other departments to acquire familiarity with any applicable rules and procedures established by those departments such as “Permit” procedure, “Red Tagging” procedures, Safety Rules and procedures, System Operating Department routines, etc.

Engineers are responsible for the safe, efficient, and productive performance of the work.

Engineers must ensure that all proper tools, equipment, and material are specified for job assignments.

Minimum Qualifications :

Gr. 3

  • Engineering education as evidenced by a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering (BSEE).
  • This is the entering rating for the engineering school graduates with a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering (BSEE).
  • Must evidence interest and aptitude necessary for successful progress in the engineering profession.
  • Must possess personality traits such as alertness, self-reliance, poise, tact and the ability to maintain harmonious relations with their associates.
  • Gr. 4

  • Engineering education as evidenced by a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering (BSEE).
  • Must have demonstrated, during service in the lower ratings of capabilities not normally developed in less then 5 years’ service in such ratings, for performing the complex and diversified work activities of the grade with a high degree of proficiency and responsibility. This period of time however, shall not be construed as an inflexible work experience requirement.
  • In addition to the personal qualifications required of the lower grades, must have during their service in the lower ratings demonstrated capabilities, interest and aptitude for the work of Engineer, Grade 4.
  • Must have demonstrated personality traits such as accuracy, initiative, judgment, originality and attention to detail.
  • Must have demonstrated qualities of leadership and the ability to plan work for, to coordinate and direct the activities of, and to work with individuals and groups engaged in engineering and technical activities.


  • We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and support a diversified environment. It is the policy and practice of NSTAR Electric & Gas to employ persons and to assign work, pay, promote and offer training to all persons on the same basis without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, marital status, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability, status as a special disabled veteran or veteran.

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