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Duke Energy Engineer II or Engineer III in Raleigh, North Carolina

More than a career - a chance to make a difference in people's lives.

Build an exciting, rewarding career with us – help us make a difference for millions of people every day. Consider joining the Duke Energy team, where you'll find a friendly work environment, opportunities for growth and development, recognition for your work, and competitive pay and benefits.

Depending upon the desired qualifications of the successful applicant, the hiring manager may elect to fill this position at a higher level within the job hierarchy.

Are you an analytically-minded professional, passionate about renewable energy development, and excited by the opportunity to make an impact on the future of the electric grid? Then this job is for you!

This is an exciting role within Reliability Engineering on the Distributed Generation (DG) Team. The DG Team supports integration of renewable energy in the distribution grid by ensuring technical and regulatory compliance of Independent Power Producers (IPPs). The candidate needs to have a technical background and is comfortable working in an agile, fast-paced, technical environment.

The Engineer II position is the intermediate level of the Engineering classification hierarchy. Employees in the Engineer II position solve complex problems in engineering areas of specialization with general supervision. An Engineer II is expected to develop advanced skills, and the ability to work with greater independence. An Engineer II effectively applies fundamental concepts and procedures to work that is fairly complex and varied.

Responsibilities for this position include but are not limited to the following

  • Provides engineering/technical expertise and guidance in the identification, analysis and resolution of well-defined problems in area of expertise

  • Contributes to team decision-making in the accomplishment of business goals and objectives through effective planning, organizing, estimating, scheduling and monitoring of work activities; deals with changing priorities and differing situations and makes decision that may affect the work of the team

  • Prepares thorough and accurate technical reports, correspondence, documentation, calculations and sketches related to well-defined problems and analysis of moderate scope and complexity

  • Conducts engineering and related studies; projects and assignments are clearly defined with focus on development but must be able to complete routine engineering projects with minimal oversight; competent to design, operate and maintain systems with minimum impact on existing systems.

  • Possesses and applies the fundamental concepts, practices and procedures; demonstrates proficiency in technical competencies and has ability to interpret technical information and instructions

  • Develops positive working relationships to effectively coordinate work activities. Demonstrates effective oral and written communication skills. Maintains accurate records and files.

  • Supports the company's goals and represents the company positively and professionally

  • Provides technical expertise and support for all Distributed Generation projects and studies

  • Collaborating with the DG Lead Engineer, Senior Engineer, and Study Engineering team to deliver technical support to project owners throughout the process of evaluating the DG project interconnection

  • Ensuring that key regulatory interconnection standards related to timelines, and communications, among other criteria are achieved

  • Performance of DG studies, and review of studies by other staff, with respect to specific jurisdictional requirements for effective interconnection to the grid

  • Active participation on special assignments, including representation of DG among other organizations within Duke Energy

  • Liaison to Distribution Standards, Transmission, Capacity Planning, DPAC, etc. for Distributed Generation- related issues

  • Field support for distribution design organization to approve engineering design decisions

  • Outage restoration support

Basic/Required Qualifications

Note: This posting is for one position. Dependent on relevant experience, the level to which a candidate is aligned is outlined below.

Engineer II

  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering from an ABET accredited program

  • A Master's degree in Engineering will be considered in lieu of the B.S. Engineering degree

  • Minimum of 2 years of engineering experience

  • Valid driver's license

Engineer III

  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering from an ABET accredited program

  • A Master's degree in Engineering will be considered in lieu of the B.S. Engineering degree

  • Minimum of 4 years of engineering experience

  • Valid driver's license

Desired Qualifications

  • Demonstrated advancing application of engineering theories and principles

  • Increasingly proficient in practices of researching engineering and design issues, evaluating alternatives, preparing and presenting recommendations

  • Experience and demonstrated written and oral communication skills, including the ability to present information, facilitate meetings and provide direction to others

  • Demonstrated effective team work skills

  • Demonstrated strong computer skills

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently with minimal day-to-day direction while maintaining performance expectations

  • Proficient in principles of project management

  • Experience in the utility industry

  • Understanding of basic principles of Power Engineering, Power system analysis and symmetrical components

  • Background in Distribution system reliability

  • Background in Distribution Maintenance programs

  • Knowledge of distribution system electrical design and operation

  • Understanding of basic principles of power system protection theory, practices, and application

  • Strong knowledge and understanding of electrical power systems

  • Strong knowledge and understanding of protective relays, reclosers and application of distribution protective devices

  • Working knowledge of utility financial practices

  • Ability to deal with a variety of individuals from various socio-economic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds

  • Knowledge of distribution tools and technologies

Travel Requirements


Relocation Assistance Provided (as applicable) No

Represented/Union Position No

Visa Sponsored Position No

Posting Expiration Date

Friday, May 14, 2021

All job postings expire at 12:01 AM on the posting expiration date.

Please note that in order to be considered for this position, you must possess all of the basic/required qualifications.

We are one of the largest electric power holding companies in the United States, supplying and delivering electricity to approximately 7.4 million U.S. customers. We have approximately 52,700 megawatts of electric generating capacity in the Carolinas, the Midwest and Florida – and natural gas distribution services serving more than 1.5 million customers in Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee and the Carolinas. Our commercial and international businesses own and operate diverse power generation assets in North America and Latin America, including a portfolio of renewable energy assets.

Regardless of your skill set or specific interest, we're looking for the best and brightest talent in the industry. Our people make us great - and we're always looking for more. Find your career path today at Duke Energy, where it's more than a career - it's a chance to make a difference in people's lives.

Brighter opportunities. Brighter futures. Duke Energy values ideas that come from a diverse and inclusive workforce, and we’re dedicated to providing a work environment where all people are valued, respected and able to reach their full potential. Duke Energy is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, including but not limited to lactation, religion, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, medical condition, military status, or protected veteran status. Duke Energy complies with all applicable state, federal and local laws, regulations and ordinances prohibiting discrimination.