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Transmission & Distribution Substation Section Engineer

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Location: BALTIMORE, MD, United States
Organization: Baltimore Gas & Electric Co
Job ID: 252785
Remote Work: Hybrid Remote
Date Posted: May 25, 2024

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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?


Develops and/or leads teams of employees or contractors in studies, plans, criteria, specifications, calculations, evaluations, design documents, integrated systems analysis, associated with the testing, commissioning, planning, design, licensing, construction, operation, and maintenance of Exelon's electric generation, transmission, distribution, gas, telecommunication, P&C communication, facilities/systems. Provides consultation and recommendations to the Company within and to other business units and/or customers as a result of studying company or customer-owned systems, processes, equipment, or facilities. Acts as recognized technical authority in a specialized engineering area which may involve witnessing of Factory Acceptance Tests. Position may be required to work extended hours for coverage during storms or other energy delivery emergencies.


  • Leads highly technical consultation and training through OJT/OJE (may include some classroom instruction as well) on highly complex and unique technical areas requiring the application of advanced engineering principles and may require advanced knowledge of complex analog and digital field test equipment. (25%)
  • Evaluates complex technical issues that require highly specialized knowledge in very specific areas and recommends actions or programs for their resolution which may necessitate the review/evaluation of engineering design documents. (25%)
  • Leads the work activities of project teams and others on the implementation of large specialized technical projects and/or programs in order to develop studies, proposals, commissioning plans to support safely energizing and placing major utility and customer systems and equipment On System. (25%)
  • Participates in technical and industry societies and committees to enhance knowledge of new technologies or issues in area of company interest. (10%)
  • Participates in department/project management planning and monitor performance for the accomplishment of committed results. (10%)
  • Acts as an expert witness and provide expert opinions for internal committees. (5%)


T&S Strategic Engineering Projects structure - multi-disciplined team consisting of substation/high voltage (HV), protection and controls (P&C), and Civil engineering and design staff, and lead responsible engineers (LRE).  Responsibilities include supports of feasibility studies; scope development, pre-engineering; development of RFPs; proposal evaluation; oversight/onboarding of EOCs/SEOCs to include training, procedures, and guidance on High Voltage/Substation, substation templates and standards; QA reviews of engineering and design deliverables; substation and protection related studies; and coordination of technical field support.
The section engineer would be utilized as the team substation subject matter expert (SME) to provide technical guidance and direction to both internal staff and external consulting engineers and designers (EOCs and SEOCs) in support of a wide range of T&D projects (capacity expansion) and large programs (system performance).
The section engineer would be a facilitator/decision maker in resolving complex issues and addressing technical areas requiring advance knowledge and experience.  This may involve leading an evaluation/assessment amongst key stakeholders, interfacing with SMEs/Consultants, and responding to RFIs. The section engineer will assist team members with staging of work, outage sequencing, and combining work that involves assets from multiple programs/projects within a substation.   For new technologies such as battery energy storage systems and smart substations, the section engineers may serve as the project lead.  The section engineer will assist in providing estimates on required resources and costs, developing proposed schedule timelines, and managing technical challenge sessions.     
The section engineer will also assist the manager in the following areas: Resource management and outsourcing strategy; work management to include updating activities in P6; contract administration; directing staff; and coaching and mentoring.

  • Performs consultation on highly complex and unique technical areas requiring the application of advanced/unique engineering principles.
  • Leads the implementation of large/complex projects and/or teams to develop studies, proposals, and technical engineering and design deliverables.
  • Evaluates complex technical issues that require highly specialized knowledge and recommends actions or programs for resolution.
  • Participates in technical and industry societies, forums and committees to enhance knowledge of new technologies or issues.
  • Participates in department planning, provides budget recommendations, and monitors performance of internal and external design and engineering staff.
  • Acts as a subject matter expert providing expert opinions for regulatory and/or legal proceedings.



  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering discipline with at least 7 years of professional engineering experience. (1) (3) (See Note)
  • Completed Assignments and Projects showing evidence of:
  • 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.
  • Advanced knowledge and experience with regulations, guides, standards, codes, methods, practices, and advanced engineering principles (2).
  • Advanced knowledge of latest technologies necessary to perform a variety of specialized unique or complex assignments for various installation types of services.
  • *Note: there are a limited number of personnel available in the industry with the required knowledge, ability and experience. (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.
  • 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.


  • Strong teamwork, interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate with all management levels.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead the work activity of others.
  • Master of Science degree in Engineering (1) or Licensed Professional Engineer (2) (3) Industry expert who participates or leads industry committee or working groups or has published technical documents.
  • BSEE & PE Preferred

  • Annual salary will vary based on a candidate's skills, qualifications, experience, and other factors: $107,200-$160,800
  • Annual bonus and incentive pay up to 15%
  • 401(k) match and annual company contribution
  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Life and disability insurance
  • Generous paid time off, including vacation, floating and fixed holidays and sick time
  • Maternity leave as well as paid bonding/primary caregiver leave or parental leave for the birth or adoption of a child or to care for an ill family member, as applicable (eligibility based on position)
  • Long Term Incentive Plan for eligible positions
  • Wellbeing programs such as tuition reimbursement, adoption assistance and fitness reimbursement
  • Referral bonus program
  • And much more
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