Delaware Electric Cooperative (DEC) is a thriving member owned utility located in Southern Delaware. The area features numerous state parks for biking, hiking, fishing, recreational water sports, and sandy beaches. DEC serves more than 110,000 homes, and businesses and is committed to providing safe, reliable, and competitively priced energy services.
We are proud to have been named one of Delaware's top workplaces! Our incredible and hardworking team is dedicated to serving our community with their various expertise. We value our employees and offer competitive pay and exceptional benefits.
DEC is seeking a full-time Planning Engineer to perform long term planning as well as daily oversight, operation, and coordination of the Cooperative's Electrical Distribution System.
Understand theory of Delaware Electric Cooperative's electrical distribution system and IT integral components from an engineering perspective.
Provides functional and technical assistance to supervisors, managers, and others within DEC, by providing assistance and support involving multiple initiatives, systems, departments, platforms, network protocols, new technologies, analysts, vendors and contractors developing and supporting standard reports, developing and maintaining standard methodologies and best practices.
Attends technical conferences and seminars to keep abreast of new software and hardware product development and represent Delaware Electric Cooperative's needs to various user groups.
QUALIFICATIONS FOR A PLANNING ENGINEER
Education: Four-year engineering degree and computer specific training courses.
Experience: Minimum of five years' experience working in utility electric distribution systems.
Knowledge: Must have a working knowledge of Windows operating system and Microsoft Office software package utilized at the Delaware Electric Cooperative.
READY TO JOIN OUR TEAM?
We understand your time is valuable, so we have a very quick and easy application process. If you feel that you would be right for this technical support job, please fill out our initial 3-minute, mobile-friendly application. We look forward to meeting you!
Location: Greenwood, Delaware 19950
For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.
DEC was formed in 1936 by a group of farmers in southern Delaware.
In 1936, very few Delaware families had electric service. Our country was beginning to emerge from the devastating effects of the Great Depression, and times were hard for everyone. During those difficult times, a consensus formed
among Delawareans that in order for rural residents to survive, electric service must be provided to farmers. Interested residents in Sussex County began exploring how the Rural Electrification Act could help their communities. A meeting was held in 1936 for the purpose of establishing the Delaware Rural Electric Association. As a result of this meeting and the efforts of the incorporators, the cooperative was organized and incorporated in 1936. The first lines were energized in March 1938 serving 223 members with 94 miles of line and one small substation in Greenwood.
Today, Delaware Electric Cooperative serves 105,000 meters with over 8,500 miles of lines and 27 substations throughout Kent and Sussex counties.
Delaware Electric Cooperative is a member of Old Dominion Electric Cooperative, located in Glen Allen, Virginia. ODEC is an electrical generation and transmission cooper...ative, which provides power to 11 electric cooperatives in Delaware, Maryland and Virginia. ODEC has partial ownership of several power plants in Virginia and Maryland and provides electric to 1.2 million people.
ODEC is owned by Delaware Electric Cooperative and the other 10 electric cooperatives it serves. The organization was formed in 1948 and continues to help cooperatives provide efficient and low-cost energy to their members. DEC provides members power from a variety of sources, including coal, nuclear, natural gas, landfill gas, wind and solar. Currently, ten percent of our energy comes from renewable sources.