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There is one vacancy for the position of Senior Electrical Engineer – Transmission & Distribution

Job Description:

The Senior Electrical Engineer will be responsible for the following:

  • Provide engineering and technical expertise related to the planning, design, construction, and operation and maintenance of an electrical distribution system
  • Plan and design the construction and re-building of underground and overhead electric facilities and control systems
  • Develop and prepare specifications for the construction and maintenance of system facilities and substations.
  • Review and evaluate products and equipment for use in the electric distribution system.
  • Supervise construction of new facilities.
  • Develop procedures for the construction, operation, and maintenance of the system and system equipment.
  • Develop both department and project budgets and schedules.
  • Assist in the development of a one year construction work plan and the development of a long range work plan.
  • Coordinate and direct the outside services consulting, engineering, architects and contractors.
  • Assist the preparation and upkeep of department system maps and schematics with an ACAD system. System maps are one-line, 3-line diagrams, underground validations, splicing sheets, and GIS correlation.
  • Assist in maintaining SCADA and distribution automation equipment.
  • Develop, maintain, and program GIS mapping in ESRI platform.
  • Assist transmission and distribution personnel during emergencies, including but not limited to crew supervision.
  • Provide technical guidance and assistance in customer service, transmission and distribution, metering, building services, generation, substation, energy services and planning, special projects, management information systems, develop construction standards for the department, investigate customer complaints and provide recommendations and technical advice to the customer.


  • Graduated from a 4-year baccalaureate program with a B.S. in electrical engineering or equivalent
  • A minimum of 10 years’ experience in electric utility transmission and distribution system construction, operation and maintenance with demonstrated supervisory and technical skills is preferred.
  • Demonstrated computer skills utilizing Microsoft Office Suite and AutoCAD required.
  • Substation, SCADA and distribution automation experience preferred.
  • Substation construction and knowledge experience required.
  • SCADA and distribution automation experience in preferred.
  • ESRI Arc Map or Arc Pro experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of NESC and NEC is preferred.
  • The successful candidate will also be required to carry a cell phone 24 hours per day seven days per week.
  • Valid Driver’s License

Please forward resumes and cover letters to :

No phone calls please.

Key Words:

  • Electrical Engineering
  • GIS
  • ESRI
  • AutoCAD
  • Distribution
  • Transmission
  • Substations

If you need special assistance or an accommodation for a disability in order to participate in any phase of the application process, please call our Human Resources department at 508-824-3183. Reasonable accommodation in that regard will be made.

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The Taunton Municipal Lighting Plant hires in accordance with Civil Service rules and regulations.

We occasionally make provisional appointments when there are no available Civil Service list for the position. If you want to be considered should any openings occur, follow instructions above under Employment Application.

Additionally, all Labor Service positions require that you sign a Labor Service List at the Human Resources Department in Taunton City Hall offices at
15 Summer St, Taunton, MA 02780.

TMLP employs a variety of different positions. Examples include:

  • Clerical (Clerk Typists) (O) (*)
  • Accountants (O) (*)
  • Programmers (O)
  • Meter Readers (O) (*)
  • Electric Meter Repairmen (L)
  • Apprentice Electric Meter Repairman (L)
  • Second Class Steam Firemen (requires State license) (O) (*) (+)
  • Second Class Stationary Engineer (requires State license) (O) (*) (+)
  • Instrument Technicians (O)
  • Electric Station Operators (O) (+) (*)
  • Storekeepers (O)
  • Assistant Storekeepers (O) (*)
  • Building Custodians (O)
  • Linemen (requires CDL license) (L)
  • Apprentice Linemen (requires CDL license) (L)
  • Mechanical Engineers (requires degree) (O) (*)
  • Electrical Engineers (requires degree) (O) (*)
  • Civil Engineers (requires degree) (O)
  • Power Plant Equipment Repairmen (L)
  • Power Plant Equipment Maintenance Men (L)
  • Electric Station Equipment Repairmen (L)
  • Motor Equipment Repairmen (L)
  • Motor Equipment Maintenance Men (L) (*)
  • Construction Handyman/Laborer (L) (*)
  • Welder (L)
  • Millwright (L)
  • Notation Key:

* = More common entry-level positions
+ = Shift workers
O = Official Service
L = Labor Service

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