Burlington Electric Department
November 18, 2022
585 Pine Street, Burlington, Vermont
Job Type


$28.74 - $52.04 Hourly
Burlington, VT
Job Type
Regular Full Time Non Exempt
Burlington Electric
General Purpose This position is responsible for coordinating all BED Right of Way (ROW), metering, and Line Extension issues. This position is also responsible for coordinating and providing directions to metering, troubleshooters, underground cable locators and field inspection staff.

Union: American International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW). 

  Essential Job Functions

  • Oversee and schedule personnel responsible for reading, installing, testing, maintaining, and repairing electric meters; troubleshooter functions; lease lights; streetlights; locating underground cables; Right of Way; inspection of construction projects; inventory/as-built functions; and secondary services.
  • Oversee the installation, maintenance, and repair of BED’s Advanced Meter Infrastructure (AMI).
  • Manage meter installed communication equipment for Home Area Network deployment (such as zigbee protocol communications boards).
  • Design, plan and implement metering system applications.
  • Coordinates new/upgraded services, line extensions and ROW agreements with customers, contractors, and affected areas of BED.
  • Oversee the process of service applications, including field measurements, AIC ratings, work request, cost estimates and scheduling.
  • Coordinate metering, ROW, line extension, and field device maintenance projects with other groups at BED.
  • Assist in the preparation of budget for metering, and.
  • Prepare cost estimates, work orders and close out work orders after final job inspection.
  • Develop and maintain metering standards.
  • Oversee field service projects to ensure they are adequately managed in terms of labor, materials, and schedules.
  • Ensure that BED ROW drawings, documents, policies, and practices are on file and remain up to date.
  • Ensure that all work conforms to BED construction standards, NESC and NEC codes, and applicable VOSHA standards, BED safety rules and project specifications.
  • Ensure that employees reporting to him/her follow all applicable safety rules and adhere to the Personnel Manual.
  • Develop training opportunities for personnel.
  • Investigate and resolve customer complaints pertaining to field services functions.
  • Oversee the investigation, testing and final reports of various metering irregularities.
  • Locate underground lines using appropriate equipment (Dig Safe).
  • Inspect contractor installations to ensure compliance with BED construction standards and the NESC code.

Non-Essential Functions:

  • Perform other duties as required.

  Qualifications/Basic Job Requirements

  • Ability to actively support City diversity, equity, and cultural competency efforts within stated job responsibilities and work effectively across diverse cultures and constituencies.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion as evidenced by ongoing trainings and professional development.
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required, reasonable accommodations will be considered.
  • Associate degree in electrical engineering or related discipline and five-year experience in metering applications or the construction, maintenance, and operations of electric utility distribution systems.
  • Additional experience may be substituted for a degree requirement on a two-for-one year basis.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a valid Vermont State Driver’s License within three months of date of hire.
  • Master Electrician license preferred.
  • Must be able to work as part of a team.
  • Knowledge of Advanced Meter Infrastructure systems, security, and communications protocols preferred.
  • Working knowledge of Windows PC desktop applications including spreadsheet and word processing required.
  • Must possess working knowledge of National Electric Safety Code, National Electric Code, VOSHA Standards, metering standards, and safety rules.
  • Must possess strong written and verbal communication skills and an ability to interact with coworkers and the public. Must have demonstrated abilities in effective leadership, communication, and creation of environments in which employees feel supported, motivated, and highly productive.
  • Regular attendance is necessary and is essential to meeting the expectations of the job functions.
  • Ability to understand and comply with BED and/or City standards, safety rules and personnel policies.
  • Must possess and maintain First Aid and CPR certification or have the ability to obtain certification within three months of date hired.
  • Ability to work in a team environment.
  • Ability to work in confined spaces.
  • Ability to work in and around energized, high voltage equipment, in accordance with all applicable safety requirements.
  • Ability to lead staff in a constructive and growth-oriented manner.
  • . Ability to work overtime as needed consistent with the provisions of the BED/IBEW Collective Bargaining Agreement.
  • Must wear proper safety equipment, including, but not limited to; high voltage rubber gloves, safety glasses, hard hats, hearing protection devices, and safety harnesses.

  Additional Information Promoting a culture that reveres diversity and equity.

The City of Burlington is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and we are strongly committed to creating a dynamic and equitable work-force that mirrors the population and world that we serve. We do not discriminate on the basis of political or religious affiliation, race, color, national origin, place of birth, ancestry, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, crime victim status, veteran status, disability, HIV positive status, or genetic information in employment or the provision of services.

In addition to being an equal opportunity employer we actively encourage applicants who can contribute to our growing diversity to apply.

Applications for our employment opportunities are only accepted online through our Government Jobs website.

For accessibility information or alternative formats, please contact Human Resources Department at 802-540-3057 or careers@burlingtonvt.gov.


Agency City of Burlington, Vermont
Address 200 Church Street, Suite 102

Burlington, Vermont, 05401

Phone 802-540-2505
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