Manager, Electric Engineering

Groton Utilities
295 Meridian Street, Groton, CT 06340
$136,000 - $139,000 a year - Full-time

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  • $136,000 - $139,000 a year

Job type

  • Full-time

Shift and schedule

  • Monday to Friday


295 Meridian Street, Groton, CT 06340

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  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off

Full job description

The City of Groton has an opening in our Utilities Department, Electric Division. Groton Utilities is a leader in Southeastern Connecticut, providing electric, water, and other services with exceptional customer service, value and quality.

We are currently searching for a Manager, Engineering, to direct and supervise the Electric Project Management Section and assume the responsibilities of the General Manager, Projects and Planning when unavailable. The ideal candidate will also be responsible for protective scheme coordination, construction of distribution circuits and substations, electrical engineering, bid preparations and evaluations, cost control, budgeting, project scheduling, record keeping, maintenance and operation of the Geographical Information System (GIS)/Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA)/Outage Management System (OMS) Oversees the overall performance of the Groton Utilities and Bozrah Light and Power distribution systems, managing construction projects and any other related duties.


Direct the Electric Project Management personnel in training and scheduling their duties in accordance with current safety standards and regulations.

Directs, coordinates and evaluates work performance.

Prepares performance reviews of Electric Project Management personnel.

Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with organization’s polices and applicable laws.

Interprets human resource policies and participates in community meetings and organizational planning.

Oversees and inspects work performed by hired contractors.


A Bachelor degree from an accredited college or university in Engineering or Physics and have a minimum of ten years (10) years’ of experience in electrical metering, switching operations, coordination, protection schemes, engineering software, system analysis, overall utility engineering, SCADA/GIS/OMS systems, electric power distribution and substation operations/maintenance.

Must be knowledgeable of CONVEX operating instructions 6401 /6501 and listed on the CONVEX qualified switcher list, ability to work within the work order system and procedures, knowledgeable with state-of-the-art information, techniques and processes, and engineering design, construction of substation and distribution circuits and analysis of system values. Be knowledgeable and understand NERC/FERC/NPCC standards and requirements.


Must fully understand the operation of electric substations and the distribution system. Must also be familiar with Alternating Current (AC) and Direct Current (DC) control circuits associated with substation breakers and motor operated switches. An in-depth knowledge of various distribution equipment and computer systems normally used in this environment and proficiency in Microsoft Office are required. Must be willing to participate in a team-oriented environment. Efficient work habits and a high-degree of accuracy are required.

Presents a polished and professional image of Groton Utilities to customers, prospective new business clients, suppliers and contractors while developing an exceptional customer service focused business.

Must have constant application of initiative. The employee will have to demonstrate similar achievements against a similar set of challenges.

Efficient work habits, strong skills in attention to detail, organization and meeting established deadlines in a timely and accurate manner are required.

This is a union position. For a more detailed job description and a copy of the AFSCME Local 818 collective bargaining agreement, please visit the city website under Human Resources Department.

This position is benefit eligible including participation in medical and dental insurance, the city Retirement Program and paid time off for vacation, sick and personal time and holidays. Pre-employment physical exam including drug screen, background check, credit check and references are required.


Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $136,000.00 - $139,000.00 per year


  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan
  • Tuition reimbursement


  • Monday to Friday

Application Question(s):

  • How does your prior experience relate to this position?


  • Bachelor's (Preferred)


  • Leadership/Supervisory: 10 years (Preferred)
  • Electrical Metering, Switching Operations, Coordination: 10 years (Preferred)
  • Protection Schemes, engineering software, system analysis: 10 years (Preferred)
  • Electric power distribution & substation operations: 10 years (Preferred)
  • Overall utility engineering and SCADA/GIS/OMS systems: 10 years (Preferred)
  • CONVEX Operating Instructions 6401/6501: 10 years (Preferred)

Work Location: In person

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