City of St. Charles

If you are passionate about electric engineering, electric utility operations, and making a difference in the community, we have an exciting opportunity for you! Seeking two dedicated electric engineers (a level I and a level II) to play a vital role in technical engineering services, design, planning, and management of electric utility work and projects. Both engineers will provide exceptional customer service to utility customers; collaborate with the electric engineering team to enhance electric utility system efficiency and reliability; and ensure compliance with City Codes, National Electric Code, National Electric Safety Code, and Municipal Electric Utility standard practices.

Key Responsibilities of Level I Engineer:

  • Front-line contact with customers regarding inquiries, new project design, planning, installation, and inspection.
  • Manage maintenance activities for stand-by generators and landscape and pavement restoration work.
  • Assist with infrastructure design, cost estimates, and project management of new residential, commercial, and industrial developments/redevelopments. Prepare and maintain field notes, measurements, and materials lists.
  • Assist with forecasting, engineering calculations and analysis of the utility system, such as short circuit, voltage drop, circuit load balance and circuit optimization.
  • Prepare reports of study findings for customers and review fence, patio, deck, and pool permit applications.
  • Assist in the implementation and maintenance of GIS mapping and engineering analysis models.

Key Responsibilities of Level II Engineer:

  • Lead engineering services, project management, and supervisory work for electric distribution, transmission, and substation maintenance and capital projects, including management of professional service consultants.
  • Perform distribution system planning studies, analyze circuit loading, perform power quality and high bill complaint studies, assist in developing switching routines for load transfers and build contingency plans.
  • Assist in the design, operation and use of the SCADA, GIS, and CAD software.
  • Perform in-depth review of engineering plans and specifications associated with the distribution system of primary and secondary feeders, for feeding new Industrial/Commercial building within jurisdictional boundaries.
  • Assist with the preparation and implementation of electric engineering budget.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering or a related field.
  • Four plus years of experience working in electric utility operations or a related environment.
  • Knowledge of National Electrical Safety Code (NESC) and National Electrical Code (NEC).
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks/projects and operate within policy guidelines using independent judgment.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills for interaction with various stakeholders.
  • Respond to emergencies 24/7 and carry a wireless communications device, and participate in on-call rotation.
  • Capable of moderate physical activity under diverse environmental conditions, lifting up to 48 pounds.

What We Offer: Salary range of $87,000 – $135,000, with starting pay commensurate with experience. Competitive package of benefits to include medical, dental, prescription, vision, wellness incentives, life insurance, retirement pension plan with Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund, other retirement savings options, opportunities for growth and professional development and much more! To see what it is like to work for the City of St. Charles check out our YouTube Channel.

Apply on line at – posting will remain open until filled. Resumes and additional documents can be attached in the on-line application system. If you are unable to apply online, or for other assistance, please contact 630-377-4446. The City of St. Charles is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion and encourage all qualified candidates to apply.

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