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Principal Staff Engineer -Technical at PSEG in Newark, NJ

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Requisition ID:  39943 

Job Function/Category:  Engineering 

Employment Type:  Exempt Full Time 

This is an exciting time to be joining PSEG. Our commitments, which include safety, integrity, customer focus, and diversity & inclusion, are the fabric of our culture and help drive the success of our business. We are fortunate to have an outstanding workforce of diverse and highly skilled talent who move us forward in our operational excellence journey.  PSEG has more than 12,000 employees who are dedicated to the communities we serve and embody our vision: People providing Safe, Reliable, Economic and Greener Energy

Electric Technical Support: Lead and manage electrical design of engineering, specification of outside plant underground equipment and accessories. Provide technical support to electric field divisions on complex engineering problems. Focus on safety, reliability, and functional performance requirements.


Experienced in low (600 to 2000 V), medium (5 kV to 26 kV), and high (69 kV) voltage cables, compounds, and accessories. Including conventional and buried underground distribution (BUD) cables (ethylene propylene rubber (EPR), tree retardant cross linked poly ethylene (TRXLPe), paper insulation lead covered (PILC), low pressure gas filled (LPGF); Joints (taped, pre-molded, heat shrink, and cold shrink); Terminations (heat shrink, cold shrink, porcelain, and epoxy), Manholes and conduits (sizing, grating, construction, cable pulling tension, sidewall pressure, and lubrication); Medium voltage pad mounted and submersible switchgear and fusing, including oil filled cut outs (OFCO); cable ampacity ratings for normal, emergency, and short circuit durations; Asset reliability analysis and reporting.


Experienced with:

  • Network protectors and the associated relays
  • Network system design and analysis (N-1 and N-2)
  • Micro grids
  • Investment strategies


Duties to include, but not limited to:

  • Writing and revising material specifications.
  • Writing and revising construction standards.
  • Investigate failures of cable and equipment failures, dissections, analysis and reporting.
  • Root cause analysis.
  • System design, including bonding and grounding of cables, low voltage secondary networks, both grid and spot networks.
  • Design and analysis, including remote monitoring.
  • Engineering assistance during storm restoration.
  • Chair company meetings and committees.



  • B.S in Electrical Engineering.
  • A minimum of 4 years of electrical utility experience and knowledge of electrical distribution equipment and operations, e.g., cable, transformers, switchgear, capacitor banks, and associated electrical system for outside plant electric distribution systems.
  • Applicant must have effective problem-solving and decision-making skills, strong planning and organizing skills, and must be adaptable and results-oriented.
  • Clear and concise writing and verbal communications skills are essential.
  • Ability to cover on call assignments to handle emergency replacement work and assist during system emergency situations
  • Must have a valid driver’s license
  • Must foster an inclusive work environment and respects all aspects of diversity
  • Must demonstrate and value differences in others' strengths, perspectives, approaches, and personal choices



  • Advanced degree or technical training.
  • P.E license.
  • Familiarity with utility best practices, IEEE, NESC, NEC, and NEMA Standards.
  • Knowledge of company or other industry engineering and design standards.
  • Industry Committee membership (NEUC, IEEE/PES/ICC, AEIC, etc.) experience.


    “PSEG is proud to be an EEO/AA employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status”.

As an employee of PSE&G or PSEG Long Island, you should be aware that during storm restoration efforts, you may be required to perform functions outside of your routine duties and on a schedule that may be different from normal operations.

This site (http://www.pseg.com) is strictly for candidates who are not currently PSEG employees. PSEG employees must apply for jobs internally through empower which can be accessed through the mypseg homepage by clicking on the employee center tab, then under the empower header, choose careers.

Business needs may cause PSEG to cancel or delay filling position at any time during the selection process

Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG) is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in employment, including the hiring process, based on any legal protected characteristic. Legally protected characteristics included, race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law in locations where PSEG employs individuals.

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