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Supervisor of Engineering - Electric Substation and Compliance

Rochester Public Utilities

Location: Rochester, MN US
Position Type: Full Time
Rqd Education: Bachelor's Degree
Rqd Experience: 5+ years
Date Posted: January 10, 2022
Reference Code: 20190066

Rochester Public Utilities, a division of the City of Rochester, Minnesota (pop. 116,000+), is the largest municipal utility in the State of Minnesota and is accepting applications for a Supervisor of Engineering opportunity. 

This professional supervisory position at RPU is responsible for the electric substation and communications engineering technical sections along with supervision and oversight of NERC compliance, and is also responsible for developing budgets and schedules related to these areas. This position also provides project management and technical assistance to utility operating sections, oversees electrical design and construction standards, and oversees studies related to system planning and operation.  The primary emphasis of this position is electric substations, communications, and NERC compliance, but this individual can be involved with other engineering areas and systems as necessary.


A Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from an accredited four-year college or university; AND five (5) years of progressively responsible full-time employment experience in planning, development, and/or design of electric utility substation and controls systems, with at least three (3) years of supervisory/management/leadership experience directing professional or support staff. 

Licenses and Certificates

Certification as a Professional Engineer (PE) from the State of Minnesota within one year of hire as a condition of continued employment.

Valid driver's license  


Experience with supervising technical engineering employees

Experience with designing urban electric transmission distribution systems
Experience with ArcGIS, SAP, CAPE, Synergi, OCALC, EasyPower, or similar computer programs


Position Competencies

Collaborates: Building partnerships and working with others to meet shared objectives.

Communicates Effectively: Developing and delivering multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences.

Decision Quality: Making good and timely decisions that keep the organization moving forward.

Directs Work: Providing direction, delegating, and removing obstacles to get work done.

Demonstrates Self-Awareness: Using a combination of feedback and reflection to gain productive insight into personal strengths and weaknesses.

Work is primarily performed in an office setting, however inspections of construction sites are occasionally required

2022 starting salary range of $109,450 to 128,764 per year, depending on qualifications, with advancement to $160,959

An exceptional benefits package with public employee retirement, deferred compensation, and employee assistance programs; medical, dental, life, and supplemental insurances; and potential assistance with relocation.


For more information and to apply online, visit: www.rochestermn.gov

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